Kirin

Kirin

Breed: Quarterhorse  Age: 2 Gender: Mare Kirin joined Safe Harbor through a boarding facility default.  She is 2 years old, and is beautifully built.  Kirin was registered, but her papers will not transfer to rescue, so she will be adopted out as non-registered. This girl is very very friendly, easy to approach and halter in the field.  She is a middle of the herd temperment and neither dominant or submissive.  She gets along very well with other horses.  Kirin has Chimera coloration with brindling on one side which makes her very unique. The name Kirin is a direct reflection of her coloration.  Western scholars of Chinese Art used the word Qilin or Qirin to describe a winged quadroped (also known as a Chimera). The sighting of a Kirin was a good omen, spotted only at the passing of a great leader or ruler. Kirin is available for adoption now, and her adoption fee is...

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Zaranna

Zaranna

Breed: Arabian Age: 30 Gender: Mare Zaranna came to rescue with her lifelong friend Renee (Renee passed away in September 2014). Their owner had them for their entire life, but was suffering from dementia and headed to hospice. We were able to arrange to be the foster home for her horses and donkey which provided a great deal of peace and comfort to her family during a very difficult time. Zaranna is our in our Sanctuary program. Though Zaranna was emaciated on arrival to rescue as a result of her owner’s illness she has fully rehabbed through care from her foster mom, and is now being loved and ridden by the kids in her foster home.  She is an excellent confidence builder. Zaranna will live the rest of her life at our Pegram foster farm. Zaranna is in full retirement, so will not be adopted out.  Her forever foster family will shower her with love and kisses so she will know she is always valued. To Sponsor Zaranna or another sanctuary horse, please CLICK HERE. We would like to offer our special thanks to Kathy Niess for her donation of a dental float for Zaranna.   Zaranna is having her first Christmas with Safe Harbor, but remembers Christmas well as her former mom who passed away this year loved her deeply. She says, “Hi! My name is Zaranna, and I am a 30 year old Arabian sanctuary horse at Safe Harbor. I’ve been with Safe Harbor since February. My former mom had Alzheimers. When she was well she took the best care of me that anyone ever could, but things changed once she got sick, and I ended up losing a LOT of weight. When I came to rescue I was emaciated, but I got food (3 servings every day!), dental care, vet care, blankets, and lots of love. I really have all of the essentials, but old ladies need to have fun, too. This Christmas, my wish list is all about having fun since life has gotten so good again. I want braided hair and sparkly hooves, the three little girls in my foster home can’t wait to have beauty salon days with me to remind me of just how special I am to them. You can see my Christmas Wish List by clicking here, or clicking the picture of the ornament above! I hope you have a very Merry...

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Yuma

Yuma

Age: 10 Months Breed: Quarterhorse Gender: Stud Colt (not yet dropped) Size: 11.2hh Yuma came to rescue in severe starvation.  He was rated as a BCS 1 on the Henneke Body Scale, unable to stand, unable to maintain his body temperature, and literally within days of dying from starvation.  Yuma was put in intensive care at the vet, and remained hospitalized for the majority of his first month in rescue.  Towards the end of his hospitalization, we were thrilled to see Yuma gaining weight in leaps and bounds.  Once he was able to reliably stand on his own, he was returned to the loving care of his foster home.  From that point, Yuma continued to receive regular veterinary care until we were able to declare him a clean bill of health. This little colt is an absolute darling.  He trusts people implicitly.  He holds no malice–even though people were responsible for him almost dying as a baby.  He is growing quickly, so we expect that soon he will drop, and be able to be gelded, and also that his growth may not be stunted.  His height measurement above, is likely not correct at this point, but if you are interested in Yuma, we will happily get a current measurement on him (we’d almost have to update it daily to keep it current). Yuma does lead, load and stand for the farrier.  He is trimmed every 5 weeks in rescue, and has also benefited from Therapeutic Massage through his healing.  Yuma is now accepting adoption applications. Intake Photo 1 Intake Photo 2 (Pressure Sores) Intake Photo 3 (Protruding Spine) Intake Photo 4 Intake Photo 5 Intake Photo 6 (Barely Strong Enough to Hold Up His Head) Transport to Vet Heated Barn at vet Heated Barn at vet Heated Barn at vet. Shave spot on neck was from IV Catheter. Heated Barn at vet Heated Barn at vet Still At Vet–But Walking on Lead and Grazing….almost ready for discharge. Finally Home! Back in the barn at foster home. First Visitors Sweet Little Guy Yuma’s Foster Mom and Dad love him! See how gorgeous he is looking now! Standing on his own all the time, and continuing to gain weight. Hugs from a friend. March–still thin. April–First Bath, and looking healthy!...

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Star

Star

Breed: Appaloosa Age: 11 Gender: Mare Size: 14hh Star came to us in an extremely painful state. Star’s dam’s name is Ms. Star Unique, and she does have Impressive in her lineage.   We did send off for a full genetic panel on Star and she tested negative for all disorders (including HERDA, HYPP, EPSM, and others).  After her genetic profile ruled out a congenital disorder we went through other diagnostics revealing that Star suffered a back injury and stifle injury at a young age.  We suspect she may have fallen down a hill at some point before her 5th birthday and the injury was not treated at the time it occurred. Star is a complex medical case. In order to keep her with a good quality of life she is on the medications Prevacox and Roboflaxin daily. She also receives weekly therapeutic massage. A Safe Harbor supporter donated a Back on Track sheet for her which also helps with inflammation issues. This beautiful girl has a very sweet nature, and deserves every chance to live a very full and happy life.  To assure her needs are met for the remainder of her life Star was transferred into our Sanctuary Program. She will remain with Safe Harbor for the duration of her time in rescue. Star’s monthly cost of care is approximately $250. Please consider sponsoring her to help support her cost of care and allow us to continue helping horses like...

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Little Man

Little Man

Age: 5 Breed: Quarterhorse (Registered Name: Silver Fistful) Size: 14.2hh Gender: Gelding This gorgeous dapple grey gelding is ready and waiting to make your pasture look more beautiful.  He has great QH looks, with a flowing mane and tail, and the coloring that everyone seeks.  Little Man is kind and gentle, and learning quickly that people are his friends.  He enjoys being brushed and groomed and having time in stall.  He is slowly becoming comfortable with hoof trims. Little Man is SPECIAL NEEDS.  He has High Ringbone in his front legs, most pronounced in his front right.  While this can be managed with very little cost, and is not an expensive special need to handle, Little Man needs a home where he can be a pasture pet, and not expected to perform, compete or go on rides.  He will be an ideal companion animal as he gets along well with both mares and geldings, is calm, and not dominant. Treatment protocol for Little Man is as follows: 1) Regular Hoof Trims by a quality farrier.  Little Man’s toes need to be kept short and rolled for good break-over. 2) Supplementation for osteoarthritis.  In rescue we use an herb blend of Yucca, White Willow and Comfrey.  A year’s supply of this supplement costs approx $50, so it is only 13 cents a day. If you feel you can offer Little Man a loving home where he can have a happy life, please apply to adopt today.  Because he is a special needs gelding his adoption fee will be waived to the right home. Pedigree: Sire’s Side Pedigree: Dam’s Side   I’m Little Man, and I have been at Safe Harbor the longest of all of the adoptable horses–because I am special needs. I was born with arthritis in all 4 of my feet. It’s a condition called high ringbone, and it does hurt sometimes. That’s why I have just one item on my wish list. These back on track wraps are made just for my condition. If I had these it would make things like hoof trims so much less stressful for me! Please consider making me your Equine Angel! You can find a link the pastern wraps...

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Gilligan

Gilligan

Breed: Quarterhorse (registered) Age: 6 Size: 14.2hh Gender: Gelding AQHA Registration – Skippers Gilligan Gilligan is a very bright and inquisitive young Quarterhorse.  He came to rescue after his owner’s health and financial situation resulted in their inability to provide quality care.  Gilligan came to rescue with three other geldings and a mare.  He is learning basic handling in his foster home, starting on halter training and working up to round pen work.  This boy is going to make a very very nice horse for the family willing to continue his training.  He is young, full of life, eager to please, and willing to explore whatever his trainer asks of him. In researching his pedigree we found that he comes from a long line of AQHA registered horses specifically bred for the roping discipline. Gilligan has started training work in the round pen, and video updates will periodically be posted of his progress. Gilligan’s adoption fee is $300.  He is up to date on all shots and has current negative coggins....

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