Daisy’s Surprise

We thought we had seen it all. After twelve years in equine rescue and many more as private horse owners, we have seen a lot things, including pregnant mares. And these are easy to spot, right? With their seriously large bellies, they are as obvious as the moon. Occasionally, we’ve run across posts online from […]

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 […]

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 […]

Welcome to our Valentine’s Day Edition of “Horses Seeking Relationships!”

Do you find yourself sighing over YouTube videos of people with their loving, equine BFF’s? Or, wistfully gazing at your back paddock (with adequate shelter and safe fencing) and thinking that it looks sort of empty? Yearning for a Valentine’s Day Sweetheart that just happens to have a mane and four hooves? Well, do […]

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. […]

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 […]

Blind Faith

Allison on the left, Mr. Bowersox on the right

Earlier this year, an ancient Appaloosa pony found himself, along with many other unfortunate horses, in an auction house in Montana. Blind and starved, he had no idea where he was, or what was happening when the auctioneer started his bid at $5.00. When […]

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.

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