“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” Charles Dickens
Rather a lot more snow than expected, but not as bad as some west and north of us. Hopefully this really is the [...]
As we near the end of 2012, we’d like to take a moment to thank the many people who have made it possible for us to help at-risk and urgent need horses. Whether you have donated towards their care, taken time from your busy schedules to help us clean stalls and serve horse dinners, [...]
Christmas Cheer in the L-Barn
Last night, the Rescue celebrated our first Silent Night at White Bird. We opened our doors, rolled out the red carpet and invited everyone in for some hot chocolate, cider, cookies and a Christmas party for the Rescue’s residents.
Ace face-painter Allison turned small children into [...]
Our new sign is finally up and in place, with a bed around it and sporting an array of bushes, trees and spring flowers.
Spring has very definitely arrived – “0 to 60″ overnight and winter has given way to soaring temperatures. Muzzles and fly control are the order of the day, with the sheep [...]
Description of Jeb: 16 hand leopard Appaloosa, approximately 21-25 years old. Former dressage champion. Blind, but very sweet. Needs a home asap. Owner will put him down if he is not placed soon. He is a sweety!
Note from White Bird: Our experience with blind horses is that they are not [...]
Fun in the Snow
The White Bird horses have been enjoying the sun, the crisp air and the snow. For all their arthritic joints, old injuries, and for some age, they romped in the snow after being in their stalls on Saturday and Sunday.
Star struts his stuff
Star, in particular, showed off [...]
Thanks to the creativeness of Heidi Powers we now have a brand new sign showing off our new logo. Heidi is a budding new illustrator and designer who wowed us with her idea for our logo makeover.
Thank you Heidi, we look forward to seeing your talents exhibited even wider.
Heidi Powers and [...]
On October 12, White Bird was visited by the residents and staff of Charlotte Crossing, a psychosocial rehabilitation center in Charlotte Courthouse, VA that provides daily assistance to challenged adults. Braving some decidedly chilly weather, our guests were treated to a presentation of the rescue, a tour of the farm, visited the horses and got [...]
Come meet the White Bird crew at two locations this month!
September 22: Combined Federal Campaign Central Virginia Charity Fair at the Defense Supply Center in Richmond, VA (tentative)
September 30: Commonwealth Virginia Campaign at the Monroe Building in Richmond, VA (confirmed)
Your support is more important than ever. The recession has hit everyone, horse [...]
I'll just take a little nap….
Chessie is a Quarter horse who experiences severe heel pain due to a disorder called “navicular syndrome.” This disorder is not well understood, but appears to restrict blood flow to certain areas of the horse’s heel. To make her feel better, we have fitted her [...]