Success Stories — Horses That Have Found Forever Homes!
Hope for Horses is proud to showcase our rescue horses that have found forever homes! If you are interested in adoption, please see the "Horses For Adoption" tab at left as these horses are needing a forever family of their own.
General was our first rescue horse and the inspiration for founding Hope for Horses.
General's at his forever home. His gentle nature shines through with his new owner's young son.
After being in a wonderful foster home for the past seven months, it is with great happiness that we can announce that on April 18, 2015, General found his forever home. He is now living the good life with a great family and two pasture mates. He now has all the grass he can eat and is thriving with the attention of his new family. This sweet boy finally has the love and life he deserves. Though we are sad that this splendid horse is leaving us, we could not be happier for him! We will truly miss General!
The following was written by General's foster caregiver during his 7-month rehabitation: At the heart of Hope for Horses is “General,” our first rescue. He had been left on little more than a postage stamp-sized lot without a single blade of grass and no fresh water. A towering and proud Tennessee Walker, papered and all, he was left to starve for years.
Chloe is a 2 y/o sweet, smart mare we rescued from starvation in November of 2014. We are so happy she has found a forever home! She was SO scrawny then and was obviously suffering from malnutrition. She is now a healthy, happy girl who is very friendly and easy to work with. She has been been started under saddle and her training is coming along great.
— CHLOE'S HISTORY —
By the time we reached Chloe in November 2014, her sister Mariah had already succumbed to starvation. Now Chloe was really alone. But day by day she got stronger and cuter! As the months passed, Chloe continued growing taller, stronger, and prettier. And curious about everything! So shy and skittish at first around people and unusual situations, Chloe learned that people are safe and eagerly came for attention and the scratching that she loves.
This photo shows Chloe the day she arrived at Hope for Horses.
Ginger has found her forever home... we are so happy for her! When Ginger was rescued, initially, the vet stated she was pregnant (hence her fat belly) and so we were sad to learn that her weakened condition proved too much and she absorbed the fetus (a natural function of survival). The photos above show Ginger being ridden in the arena and out on the trail by one of our wonderful volunteers, Criss, and standing quietly for the farrier just before she was adopted.
— GINGER'S HISTORY —
Ginger was rescued in November 2014 from the same place as Chloe. The first time we trailered her, she refused to face the front. She wound up riding backwards to her foster home! Putting human thoughts onto an animal I choose to believe that she was less interested in where she was going and loving that she was leaving where she had been. Ginger spent her first few months grazing and enjoying the company of several other broodmares. She soon began gaining strength and her weight back.
When Ginger was rescued, she was in a small, make-shift barbed wire enclosure with no grass.
The photo at left, taken in the Fall of 2015, shows how far Clyde has progressed. The photo at right was taken during the Hope for Horses festival in June 2016 and how beautifully Clyde has filled out.
We are pleased to announce that Clyde has also found his forever home... he and Chloe were adopted together! Because he was rescued the month after Chloe (see her story above), and they were about the same age, they quickly bonded. We believe it was that bond that was a turning point in Clyde’s return to health and we are so happy they can continue to be together.
— CLYDE'S HISTORY —
When Clyde was rescued in December 2014, his condition was much more dismal than Chloe, the sorrel filly we had rescued the month before. On a day to day basis, there was much concern Clyde would not survive. Consistent hay, medicines, special nutrients, chiropractic care and loving attention can do wonders, but Chloe helped bring that one extra push to help him survive.
(ABOVE) When Clyde was rescued in December 2014, he was living in a small dog kennel with no food or water. Perhaps because of being confined to such a small space and being malnourished, his bones, muscles and tendons did not have a chance to develop properly and he had trouble standing and was wobbly.