A Visit from the Homes for Horses Coalition

It’s been hot. Really hot. Not just “I am not going to run a 5K today” hot, but “I’d rather spend the day sitting in the pond up to my neck” hot. So we’ve had all our oldies hanging out in the barns under the fans by day, and out grazing at night. This […]

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 […]

Winter’s Last Hurrah, and Thanks!

“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 […]

Seasons Greetings from All of Us to All of You!

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, […]

…And to All a Great Night!

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.

L-barn festivities

Ace face-painter Allison turned small children into […]

Spring Forward

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 […]

From our Clearinghouse


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

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 […]

Our New Sign

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 […]

Charlotte Crossing Visits White Bird

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 […]