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OTTB and other Horse Rescue Stories

Over the years we have helped MANY horses. Mostly horses from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, FL but others have come from local homes, or seizures, here are a few of their stories.

Ariel B

Ariel B
Severe injury during a race, the vet was called to euthanize her. He said no – she deserved to live, and put out the word that she needed a soft landing and some serious help. Race Trainers and OTTB lovers rallied around to get her story out and see if someone could help her. Read More…

Gentry

A Tennessee Walker/Clydesdale cross, he was found tied to a fence with no food and water in the sun on a hot day in Golden Gate Estates.. Seized by the Collier County Sheriffs Department,  Read More…

 

Number Two Son was one of 11 horses seized in Homestead FL. As a youngster he raced at Calder, but his history after leaving the track is a mystery until he was discovered in Homestead.  He was on property w no food, covered in kick and bite marks, body scale of 1- Read More….
Karma – owners were moving, she had just had two major colic episodes in the last week and almost didn’t make it, scuffed up, and kind of out of her mind w anxiety, severely underweight… Read more…

Tillie

Tillie, who was living on an illegal slaughter farm in Lee County… Read more..

Jessie

Jessie, a paint living in Golden Gate Estates w owners who could no longer care for him due to medical conditions.. Read more..

Jackson

jackson side view
Jackson came to us out of the Miami area, he had raced in his younger days (J/C Irene’s Song) but then was a school horse most of his life.  At 18 he came to us totally lame, we had our farrier out and when the shoes and pads came off, blood and puss poured out.  A few months off, lots of soaking, wrapping and special care and wouldn’t you know, he was sound again!  He really needed work on his weight and muscle atrophy, but over time that came around 

Diamond

Diamond side view
Diamond is a beautiful quarter horse that came from Gulfstream Park, he had a brief attempt at being a track pony, failed, and then came to us.  Previously he had been out West.  Read More…
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