Oreo Old Codger Extreme b. c 1966

Oreo

Yesterday afternoon we helped another of our old codgers across the rainbow bridge. Oreo, a Welsh pony, was one of the stalwarts of the rescue and a much loved favorite of young and old alike. We have no real way of knowing how old he was, but when he came to us […]

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, […]

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 […]

…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 […]

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 […]

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 […]