Happy November!

What a wonderful day for an Open House! Yesterday, we met with friends, old and new, for a day of food, friendship and festivity. We provided tours of the barns and introductions to the horses- both longtime White Bird residents and this year’s Sparky Project horses. We also welcomed GFAS Executive Director Kellie Heckman to […]

2014 Top Rated Award – Closes October 31st

Want to help the White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue get more donations? If you nominate us for a 2014 Top-Rated Award you could help us gain an online promotion worth $20,000, or a trip to the annual Technology for Social Good event in California to meet with potential donors. Just write a new, positive […]

Need Homes Now!

These horses need to find homes immediately. Their owner cannot care for them and as pasture is lost due to the impending cold weather, they will not have enough to eat or anyone to care for them. They are are unhandled, but are not wild or feral and will not be difficult to train. They […]

Urgent Mom-to-Be

Today, we have a mare in extremely urgent need and we need help in finding her a new home.

This special girl is an “Honorary Appaloosa,” a breed designation that we award to a horse who merits attention on this site because he or she is (a) in dire straits, and (b) a nice horse […]

Planning for the Worst

In the last few decades, the products and services developed to keep our equine companions healthy and happy have vastly improved. As a result, horses are living longer than ever. At White Bird, we have several residents in their 30s and even 40s. But few of us know what twists and turns our […]

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 […]

Victory for Victory- and some thoughts about stallions

Victory

Back in February, we posted regarding an 18-year old stallion named Victory who was in need of a home. Today, we are pleased to report that Victory has indeed found his forever home. This is due largely to the efforts of a caring friend (not his original owner), who provides us with a […]

Whoosh!

What a ride! This last month has been a busy one and we have lots of news to report.

We are still working hard to treat, vaccinate, geld and rehome the horses of the Sparky Project. To-date, we have either rehomed or found available rescue space for 22 of the 41 horses on the […]

White Bird Welcomes Cheyenne

On Friday, we welcomed our new resident, Cheyenne, to the rescue. Cheyenne was surrendered due to owner hardship, after having lived with this family for nine years. He was originally rescued from a situation of serious neglect and then rehabilitated. Cheyenne is a big, energetic guy in his early 20’s, with no known health issues. […]

2014 Top Rated Award

Want to help the White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue get more donations? If you nominate us for a 2014 Top-Rated Award you could help us gain an online promotion worth $20,000, or a trip to the annual Technology for Social Good event in California to meet with potential donors. Just write a new, positive review, […]