DC’s Piggy Bank

DC’s Piggy Bank

DC’S PIGGY BANK (5A679, G)   Prior name: SM’S LIGHTNING BANKER HALL – HT’S SWEETIEPIE – BJ’S MAC GENERAL INFORMATION Foaling Date: 02/18/2003 Sex: Gelding Foaling Place: CREAM RIDGE NJ Color: Bay Tattoo: Freezebrand: 5A679 Death Date: Embryo Transfer: Markings: SMALL STAR. Parent Verified: Yes Eligibility: US – Trot DC is a true warhorse, having won more than $588,000 on the track in a career than spanned 10 full seasons of racing. From the track, he went to the Amish, and then ended up in the situation you hope a horse this special never ends up in – the Standardbred Retirement Foundation found him in Bastrop, LA, owned by a kill buyer. They networked to find his previous connections, who stepped up to save him from a horrible fate.  DC was lame upon arrival to Safe Harbor with a recent but healing bowed tendon in his right hind. As of July 15, DC has been cleared by our vet for light riding. He is sound and happy to give rides around the farm. He is not recommended for long or strenuous trail rides or performance events at this time. A PPE is welcomed by your own veterinarian, if desired. DC has a big, swinging walk and he is uncomplicated to ride. He will gait and trot, but will need time to build up muscle to do much of either. He has natural curiosity and does need a rider who can be a leader. On the ground, DC is completely beginner safe. His farrier says he’s the easiest horse he does, he has great feet, loves grooming, baths, and love. He pastures fine with mares or geldings. Due only to his limitations, DC has an adoption fee of $400....

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Lavena

Lavena

Breed: Arabian Age: 20 (approx) Size: 14.2hh Gender: Mare Lavena has returned to Safe Harbor after being adopted in 2014. She was the ‘first horse’ for the kids in the family and taught them to ride. Sadly, those kids have grown and moved on to other interests. Lavena has some arthritis and at this stage of her life, is ready to be an ‘around the farm’ horse for an adult, or teach another child to ride. She will not be suitable for hard riding or any sort of performance discipline, and would benefit from a daily joint supplement. For the past few years Lavena has wanted for nothing, and has had exceptional experience being ridden on the farm by the whole family, and off farm by adults in the family.  She is forward and energetic, so we suggest an intermediate rider for her, though she could do well with a beginner who is taking lessons or is a confident rider. Lavena does well with a bitless bridle, and can be ridden barefoot.   She is a gentle beauty, and ready for her next chapter. Arabians are known as easy keepers who live long and healthy lives. Lavena’s adoption fee is $350.   The following details and photos are from Lavena’s intake back in 2014 when she was originally rescued: Lavena came to Safe Harbor from a seizure in partnership with Animal Rescue Corps.  She was BCS 1 on arrival to rescue, and her muscle tone was entirely depleted.  This lovely mare is absolutely trusting and loving.  She just wants her new lease on life, and is willing to fight for it.  Lavena is good with children and dogs in the pasture, and craves attention. November 19th Update: Lavena was down on the morning of November 19th due to extensive muscle weakness as a result of starvation neglect.  In agreement with our vet, we decided that Lavena should leave her foster home and go stay at the clinic as an inpatient for 7+ days.  Now,  more than ever, we appreciate your support of this sweet mare. February 4th Update: Lavena has been cleared from rehab and is officially adoptable.   We expect her evaluation to be completed within the next 10 days.  Lavena is broke to ride, and we anticipate that she will be intermediate ready.  She can be a little flighty of fearful objects, but she enjoys accompanying her foster mom on regular hikes through the woods.  Lavena also enjoys a gallop across the property, and is feeling in peak condition now that she has been re-fed, and is once again at a healthy weight.  Lavena is currently eating Triple Crown Senior and Alfalfa Pellets in her foster home.  When she has reached...

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Five Cent

Five Cent

Age:  18 Breed:  Quarter Horse / cross Height:  14.1hh Are you looking for a big guy who is stout and strong?  Five Cent may be the one for you.  He is a lovely grey, 18 years old, and a wide built, QH.  We put a ride on Five Cent knowing he had been sitting in the field for 3-4 years without being worked, and he impressed us with his level head and knowledge, earning a beginner approved label from his evaluator.  He does have more go than whoa, so a timid beginner won’t be a perfect match.  That said, he neck reins, understands leg and seat, is not spooky, and is very responsive all around. He is gentle on the ground, stands for the farrier, and is shod.  He loads easily, ties and stalls. Five Cent is blind in one eye, but has been for years, and it is not a behavioral or safety issue with him.  He’s fully adapted to being sighted on one side only. This gorgeous boy has a $300 adoption fee, and is ready for adoption...

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Almighty O “Romeo”

Almighty O “Romeo”

PENDING ADOPTION Do you dream of having your own descendant of the legendary Secretariat to compete with?  Then look no further than Almighty O, lovingly known as Romeo at Safe Harbor. This 2007 16.2hh Thoroughbred has been utilized in beginner riding lessons, and is ready to head to the show ring this season.  He was only lightly raced, and at 11 years old he has enough age to have a good head on his shoulders.  He has no vices and no injuries, and clean legs. Romeo’s adoption fee is $1,250.  He thrives with structure and a program, and is not a horse than can sit for months at time, but also doesn’t need to work daily.  A good one to two times a week routine suits him quite well.  He is an After The Track horse with Safe Harbor and a phenomenal gelding.  We rate him intermediate as he is a safe mount for a beginner with experienced supervision, but would not be an ideal horse for a beginner not working with a trainer.   ALMIGHTY O  (USA) dkb/br. G, 2007 {2-n} DP = 5-7-10-1-1 (24) DI = 2.43   CD = 0.58 – 15 Starts, 8 Wins, 2 Places, 1 Shows Career...

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Maestro Jericho J

Maestro Jericho J

Jericho is a 10 year old Percheron Thoroughbred cross.  He is in all around good health and has never known abuse–he came to us after his loving owner passed away. Jericho needs an experienced owner who won’t let him get away with being big and bossy.  He knows he is big, and will push someone around who is not assertive with him, but he responds very well to correction.  He is about 16.2hh and over 1200 pounds; as such we will want someone with prior horse experience who understands leadership to be his forever home. Jericho stands for the farrier and is broke to ride.  He is however, a horse without a strong work ethic.  If allowed, he will lay down about 10 minutes in to a ride; not dangerously, he just wants to suggest that work is over-rated.  He can be trained out of this, but it will take persistence from someone able to read his cues and push him past the attempted lay down who is committed to letting him know that he needs to follow leadership not take the lead role. Jericho leads, loads, ties, and does all aspects of basic horsemanship well.  He is sound barefoot. His adoption fee is...

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Chill Chip

Chill Chip

Age: 13 Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse Height: 17 hands Rider level: Beginner Chill Chip is a BIG BOY.  This 13 year old Walking Horse is 17HH, though he rides like 16hh.  He has high withers, which makes him measure extra tall.  Our veterinarian’s soundness eval showed Chip has no issues whatsoever in soundness, though an old untreated eye injury has left one eye abcessed and he is likely blind in that eye.  It does not need to be removed, and is not painful.   Chip has likely had this issue for some time, as he is not reactive to the loss of sight in that eye, and has no sensitivity issues with it. Chip can be opinionated about being caught, but he is food motivated and is easy to catch and halter with food, in stall, or in a round pen.  Once haltered he is an easy going dream of a horse.  He tacks up well, stands for the farrier, leads, loads, and under saddle you couldn’t ask for better. His foster mom is starting to take him out on trail rides to get him refreshed to real world experience. If you are looking for a BIG gaited guy who is a dream trail horse, then Chip is your man.  $500 adoption fee....

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