RIP Thunderbolt 1982 – 2015

Thunderbolt and Tina

Whenever we are asked why we take in elder horses, when there are so many younger and “adoptable” horses needing rescuing, we point to Thunderbolt. She came to us in September 2013, along with her friend, Mona. Her owner was no longer able to care for her […]

Tri-Sigma Sorority Adopts White Bird!

We are pleased to announce that the Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority Sisters of the Longwood University Chapter have adopted White Bird as their local charity cause! Our relationship with the Sisters goes back over three years, thanks to the enthusiasm and hard work of Emily DeMasi and the energetic young women who have come out […]

Mona born c. 1980 d. August 25th 2015

Mr. B and Mona

Mona crossed the rainbow bridge on Tuesday evening to be with her White Bird companion Mr. B. She didn’t show it, but she definitely missed him after he passed in June. He had been her permanent safe spot from when she first met him, […]

Goodbye Old Friend – Mr. B d. June 9th. 2015

Mr. B with Jeff and Virginia at White Bird

Late yesterday evening we said goodbye to a highly popular, and much loved member of the White Bird family. Mr. Bowersox, or Mr. B to all who made his acquaintance, has been with the rescue for nearly five years. Blind, and some years over 40, […]

International Award for White Bird

Part of the Sparky Herd April 2014

We are and pleased and humbled to announce that White Bird has been awarded the GFAS 2014 Carole Noon Award for Sanctuary Excellence for the Sparky Project, our ongoing large herd rescue project in northern Virginia. This is a tremendous honor and we are […]

Bear: ca 1969 – May 2nd 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is with the greatest of sadness that we had to help Bear across the rainbow bridge this afternoon. This indefatigable little Appaloosa with the huge heart has made so many friends since he came to us in 1997. At that time, his […]

The Year of the Horse

Photo of Norman by Mike Kropf

Today marks the beginning of the Year of the Horse, in the Chinese astrological calendar.

The Chinese regard the spirit of the horse as one of continuous effort to improve. It is bright, warm, energetic and able. Sound like any horses you know? There may […]

In Memorium – Sage

Sage Relaxing

The sadness that goes along with the loss of a valued equine friend is immediate and lasting. While we never got to know Sage, his owner Marcia’s love for him was evident in her email to us, saying “Sage was the most wonderful and amazing horse. He loved everyone.” Sage, a stunning […]

Senior Horse Shout Out!

Do you know someone who is absolutely passionate about their work? We all probably know at least one- the sparkly, energetic professional who just loves his or her job. When it comes time to retire, what do they do? They either continue working at their craft for another employer, or they start out in […]

Short on Time – Please Help

Appy Stud

RESCUE NEEDED! This Senior Appaloosa Stud has been signed over to the County by the owner. We need to find a rescue ASAP. If a reputable Rescue Group comes forward to take him, we do have a group willing to cover the cost to have him gelded. Please contact the Shelter at […]