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 […]

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, […]

In Memorium – Sage

Sage Relaxing

The sadness that goes along with the loss of a valued equine friend is immediate and lasting. While we never got to know Sage, his owner Marcia’s love for him was evident in her email to us, saying “Sage was the most wonderful and amazing horse. He loved everyone.” Sage, a stunning […]

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 […]

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 […]

News of the Week

Tom narrates for the video, while Fancy listens intently!

Yes, that’s kind of a pun, since the big news this week was the fact that the wonderful folks at the Times-Dispatch came out to visit White Bird. Holly and Mark were given the rescue grand tour and met many of our residents up […]

Winter and White Bird Horses

While we try and keep up with posts, especially for those of you who regularly look in on us to see what is going on, this winter has kept us off the computer and busy just carrying out the mundane tasks of cleaning, feeding and watering. Jobs all seem to take twice as long in […]