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 […]

Herd Dispersal in VA- Very Time Sensitive

We are seeking the assistance of good rescues and qualified homes to provide immediate assistance in the rehoming of a large group of needy horses. This herd consists of approximately 40 horses of varying age, most between 2 and 10 years old, containing stallions, mares (many in foal), geldings and colts. They are primarily Appaloosas […]

Adieu and Hello

 

Dutch Saying Goodbye

Dutch has a forever home – yay! Thank you Sarah for providing him with the opportunity to live out his days with an understanding rider and friend. This is a good example of an older horse with plenty of life left in him, and the opportunity to give a mature […]

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 […]

Urgent – Rescuer Needs Help

A dedicated northern Virginia rescuer must close her doors, due to a zoning conflict. This really stinks because we know this rescue well and it has been a top notch refuge for many species, for many years. Homes are needed immediately for her remaining horses. Time is now very short, so if you have any […]

Venom Needs to Find a Home – Has Found a Home

This young man needs to find a home as soon as possible. Situated in the LA area, his rescuers will transport him to a forever home. Please contact Abbey directly at the contact email below. Some details:

This poor guy was in an emaciated condition when rescued. The […]

Immediate Home Needed- Run Jane

“Run Jane” needs a safe place to land- and quickly. This 4-year old racehorse suffered an injury to her knee that will prevent her from being raced or ridden again. The owner tried to have the knee surgically repaired, but without success. Her caretaker has developed severe health issues and can no longer care for […]

“…so that they may live the remainder of their lives in safety and dignity.”

Pebbles

This statement is the last line of our Mission Statement and it underpins our whole philosophy toward equine rescue. When we founded White Bird nearly ten years ago, we decided that we would be a rescue of last resort, taking in horses in urgent need and only after all other avenues had been exhausted. […]

How to make Adoption go Easier

A nice piece from The Horse on what to do when adopting a horse:

http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=19126