Sunday, January 17, 2010

Pokey is Ready for Adoption!

Pokey is a really nice little two year old gelding that needs to find a new home.  He was rescued from a terrible situation and held here at HART as evidence for nearly a YEAR before all of the horses from that case were forfeited.  When he arrived at HART he was a body scale 1 ½ on the Heineke body scoring chart as a one year old so he’s had a pretty rough start in life.

He is now completely recovered, castrated and ready to move on to a new home where he will be loved and trained.  Because of his age and rough start, I highly recommend that he not be started under saddle for at least another year.

Pokey being only 2 years old is still rather small in stature, I’m guessing he is 14 hands high.  His mother (also seized in the same case) was a huge, muscular mare with a wonderful personality, she stood roughly 15 hands.  His sire (also seized in the same case and now castrated) is just over 14 hands and is also an awesome, smooth gaited wonderful horse.  Even as an aged stallion as a herd sire, he never gave me any reason to be concerned for my safety.

Pokey is halter broke, gets right in the horse trailer, stands tied, is good with his feet and absolutely LOVES attention, he is always the first one at the gate.  We have been working on his ground manners and teaching him to be a civilized young horse.   He is very smart and a quick learner.  He doesn’t mind being left alone and will often times isolate himself from the other horses although he LOVES to roughhouse and play (nearly non stop) with my mule.

This is Pokey fully recovered and ready to go to a new home.


This is his dam, he is the spitting image of her, I'm you all remember Tease.


Here is the sire Studly, he is an awesome horse


Friday, January 15, 2010

I Have Added A New Tack For Sale Section to the Blog

Make sure you check out my new Tack For Sale Section on the right hand side of the blog page.  I have added a few saddles and will continue to add some of my more choice tack items.  I always have a very large selection of bridles, reins, bits, saddle pads, horse blankets etc for sale at low prices.

This is how I raise funds for the rescue so please, if you have anything that you need ask me, I probably have it!


Thursday, January 14, 2010

This one ended up with a very happy ending!

The owner of this sweet young gelding had fallen into hard times and us no longer able to take proper care of him.  He was doing everything he was financially able to keep the poor horse but it just wasn't enough.  A concerned citizen called the Sheriff's Office about the horse's circumstances, we followed through with a site investigation and interview with the owner of the horse.  The poor owner admitted that what he was feeding the horse wasn't enough but it was all he was able to do.  He had tried to sell him with no luck.  We could tell that he felt terrible about the situation and wanted to do what was right for the horse so we simply asked him to forfeit ownership and allow the horse to be placed in a better home.

Fortunately for this horse, we were brought in BEFORE things got terrible.  Yes, he is malnurished but he is far from DEAD and will have a complete recovery.  He has already been placed in a WONDERFUL home in fact the person that called the Sheriff's Office offered to take care of the horse and that is who ended up with him.  They have named him Chance because now he has a second chance at life.

This is an excellent example of a BAD situation turned GOOD, this is the way I like them to turn out.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

If you starve a horse to death, you WILL go to jail.

If I have anything to do with it that is.

I apologize for the graphic nature of the photo that is in this entry but I think it is very important for people to see just exactly what I deal with here at HART Rescue.  This poor horse had been laying out in a field for several hours slowly dieing of starvation when some good Samaritans called me in to help it.  The owner of the horse was unwilling to even acknowledge that the horse was suffering.  Long story short, the Sheriff's were called in, the poor horse was put out of it's misery, and the owner ended up warming a bench in the county jail for a few hours until she was bailed out.

Let this be a lesson to all of the low life loosers out there, if your horse looks like this, you WILL go to jail.

I am not afraid of death and I am not selfish therefor no animal shall suffer at the hands of my weaknesses.