Oreo Old Codger Extreme b. c 1966

Oreo

Yesterday afternoon we helped another of our old codgers across the rainbow bridge. Oreo, a Welsh pony, was one of the stalwarts of the rescue and a much loved favorite of young and old alike. We have no real way of knowing how old he was, but when he came to us […]

Longwood MLK Day Challenge

Longwood MLK Challenge Volunteers

The Rescue was a grateful recipient of volunteers from Longwood University’s Martin Luther King Jnr Day service challenge. Every year LU run a MLK Celebration week, which this year was January 18-22. During the week the university hosts their the MLK Service Challenge, an […]

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 […]

RIP Star b. 1985 d. 11th December 2015

Star

This morning we lost our shining Star. An Arab, he bore his various ailments with the stoicism of an Appaloosa, and his gentle nature made him a favorite of the many volunteers who worked with him. He came to us in 2008 after his owner became too ill to […]

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, […]

Daisy’s Surprise

We thought we had seen it all. After twelve years in equine rescue and many more as private horse owners, we have seen a lot things, including pregnant mares. And these are easy to spot, right? With their seriously large bellies, they are as obvious as the moon. Occasionally, we’ve run across posts online from […]

We Love our Volunteers #365

A big shout out for new volunteers Dave and Donna from Long Island, NY (and now Virginians) a classic NY pairing of Irish and Italian, nurse and NYPD. Not only spent a rainy and cool October day cleaning stalls, but also cleared out and redid the 10-stall feed room, brushed down the stalls and emptied […]

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 […]

Thanksgiving

A very Happy Thanksgiving to all our family, volunteers, donors and supporters. We all have much to be thankful for.

We are thankful for our family, who put up with our rescue mission even though it means we rarely see each other.

We are thankful for our volunteers who come out in all weathers […]