Pebbles: Our Celebrated Blind Girl

Pebbles

A constant feature of the rescue since we came to Southside, Virginia has been our blind mare Pebbles. A great favorite with volunteers and visitors alike, she, and her companion Belle, have helped to educate people about blind horses.

Pebbles’ story was one of the saddest we had ever heard. Her […]

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, […]

Goodbye Old Friend – Mr. B d. June 9th. 2015

Mr. B with Jeff and Virginia at White Bird

Late yesterday evening we said goodbye to a highly popular, and much loved member of the White Bird family. Mr. Bowersox, or Mr. B to all who made his acquaintance, has been with the rescue for nearly five years. Blind, and some years over 40, […]

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 […]

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 […]

…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 […]

White Bird Featured in the Richmond Times-Dispatch

A few weeks ago, we were interviewed by the good folks at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, who kindly provided us the opportunity to talk about rescued horses. The results of this interview and several subsequent discussions appeared in this morning’s paper. Aside from the fact that Tom thinks he looks awful in the video and that […]

“…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. […]

Stylin’!

The White Bird Style Salon was open for business yesterday! The Cushing’s Club horses (Oreo, Wonder, Allison, Mr. Bowersox and Star) were bathed, shed, dried, clipped, rubbed down, comforted and generally provided the total spa experience with some help from the Cumberland Cayuse Riders 4H and White Bird volunteers Allie, Katie and Whitney. Big thanks […]

Going…going…gone!

At long last, we have completed step one of a project that we have been trying to complete, it seems, forever. The rescue farm comprises about 50 acres and we use practically every inch. The exception has been the small, quarter acre parcel behind the pole barn. It had once clearly been used as a […]