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


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. […]


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 […]

It’s Official!

White Bird has been Verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. Actually, this happened on December 15, but we were waiting until the formal announcement came out to let everyone know. The full press release can be found at: http://www.sanctuaryfederation.org/gfas/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/WBAHR-Press-Release-final.pdf

As a part of the Verification process, White Bird also received a grant for […]

How to make Adoption go Easier

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



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 […]

More Shelter Challenge

633rd and 15th! Steady progress, all you voters. We move 10 up overall most days and 1 up VA every two days. Excellent progress to put us in the top ten in VA before December 19th. We could even make the top 20 overall in that time. Keep up the good work. New readers see […]

Shelter Challenge

643rd overall and 16th in Virginia. Now comes the long haul to get into that 10th place. Thank you for voting, we’ve come a long way and can still make it. Here is the link again:


New Rescue Video

White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue

Thanks to Lennie Tierney, a prize winning video producer, we now have a beautifully compiled video, with accompaniment courtesy of Madeline MacNeil, and narration by Lynne Daley. We think it is a great addition to our published material and hope you enjoy it too.


FDA: Adulterated Animal Feed Seized

The FDA is using its powers to clamp down on feed stock providers, and the Bi-county Farm Bureau Coop in Florence, KY was on the receiving end. Click here to see the full story.

Welcome to our New Site!

Rescue Home

After many years of faithful service by our old web format and the generous efforts of volunteers who have helped us update it, we decided that it was time for a change. Our original site was launched in 2003 and was coded by hand, the old-fashioned way. Nowdays, there are better ways […]