In Memory

This page is dedicated to the ones we’ve lost.

Sometimes no matter how much time, money and love we give a horse the kindest thing to do is to let them go. Some are just too far gone but they do get to know what love and care is even if it is for a short time.

Here are their stories:

Dixie Boy

Dixie Boy came in to the rescue in May 2014. He is 15.2 hands and weighed in at 836 pounds, approximately 300 pounds underweight. He had a severe overload of worms. He was immediately IV wormed and is now on a daily wormer. In his first week at the rescue, he got a vet check. …


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Spirit

Spirit, a mustang, was rescued by Hope Equine Rescue president, Dani Horton, years prior to starting the rescue. She was adopted out and eventually came back to Dani’s care. At that point, she decided to keep her in the care of the rescue as a permanent resident. Spirit enjoyed pasture life from that point on. …


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Princess

Princess was a 30-year-old mare placed in a wonderful foster home. She passed unexpectedly on April 15, 2014. More details to come.
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Jedediah

Jedidiah was laid to rest October 10, 2014, after a tragic accident in his paddock. Jedediah was a three year old Holsteiner/Arabian gelding. He was 15.3 hands and blind in one eye. Somehow, Jedidiah knocked a hinge on his paddock gate loose and wedged his head between the fence and the gate, causing him to …


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Reno

Reno was a Quarter horse cross gelding in his early 20s. When he came in we thought he was going to be a routine placement. He had a bit of thrush but a family that loved him dearly. After one week of being at the rescue, we noticed something wasn’t right, so we had him …


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Nickers

Nickers was an 8 year old Paint mare brought to our attention by a county agricultural deputy. Nickers had a very grim prognosis from the start. She  had a very severe injury at one point in her life that caused a fractured hip and pelvis. Being that it was not treated, it was so severe that the …


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Mrs. Blue

Mrs. Blue was laid to rest on August 8, 2014. She was getting to the point that she could not stay up and was suffering. Students from Tenoroc High School, her foster family, came out to say their goodbyes. Mrs. Blue was a 28 year old Thoroughbred mare. She came to us the first time in …


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Red

Red passed away on November 10, 2012. He was an approximately 32 yr old Arabian gelding. Red was surrendered to us in 2008 when his owner could no longer care for him. She had bought him from a county auction after he had been seized. Red was jumped while he was injured and ended up breaking his …


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Eyore

We lost our dear old Eyore on December 29, 2009. He had been with us almost a year. Eyore was a 25-28 year old cracker pony. He was given to a family sight unseen and they were not prepared for what they got. They did not know how to care for a neglected horse so they …


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Dixie

Dixie was surrendered to the county. She had severe COPD and no matter what we did we could not make it better. She did gain some weight and started to look better.
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Hope: The horse that started it all

Hope is the horse that started this organization. She was found tied to a tree with a dog chain. After getting the county involved Hope was signed over to our care. She was given a 50/50 chance of survival. Her teeth were in such bad shape she could not close her mouth properly. She was missing 12 teeth. …


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Angel

After a very long battle with founder the decision was made to let Angel go. She fought very hard to make it but the damage was to great. We tried every treatment and method but nothing helped. Her quality of life was not good. Please do your research before purchasing any animal. Angel’s condition was …


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Dutchess

  We lost Dutchess on May 29, 2012. She was loved her whole life. She was a grand old lady and is missed very much. Dutchess was a 31 year old Quarter Horse mare. She came in with Jack. She had been well cared for her whole life. Her owner loved her very much but life …


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Mr. Blue

We lost our dear Mr. Blue in 2012. He left a big hole here at the rescue and he will never be forgotten.  Blue was surrendered to us by a lady stating she didn’t want anything more to do with him and would not provide us any information on him. We feel that she was hiding him …


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Fanni

  Fanni was laid to rest on Friday, July 25, 2014. She had fragments of bone that could not be operated on and she was too uncomfortable for us to provide her quality of life. Fanni was an approximately 15 year old Paint mare in rehab. She had lameness issues in the back end. While in our care, she …


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Star

Star, a 16 year old pony, came to the rescue May 7, 2012 in dire shape. She had been locked in a stall for approximately three years. While she was fed and her stall was clean, she was never turned out and had no vet or farrier care. The lack of farrier care led to …


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