RIP Thunderbolt 1982 – 2015

Thunderbolt and Tina

Whenever we are asked why we take in elder horses, when there are so many younger and “adoptable” horses needing rescuing, we point to Thunderbolt. She came to us in September 2013, along with her friend, Mona. Her owner was no longer able to care for her […]

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 […]

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 […]

Homes Urgently Needed – Culpeper, VA

We have the following urgent request from Tranquility Farm for the rehoming of four horses. Time is short to find them homes, so if you are in the Culpeper, VA area, please consider opening your barn doors for one of these deserving animals:

 

“Sadly, due to family circumstances, Tranquility […]

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 […]

Spanky Needs a Home

Spanky

This 11 yo 15H Appy is in desperate need of a new home. He is a little skittish at first, but once he trusts you, he will follow you everywhere. Although he has never been ridden he trailers well, and is good for the farrier. He was doing so well with the rescuer, […]

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 […]

A Visit from the Homes for Horses Coalition

It’s been hot. Really hot. Not just “I am not going to run a 5K today” hot, but “I’d rather spend the day sitting in the pond up to my neck” hot. So we’ve had all our oldies hanging out in the barns under the fans by day, and out grazing at night. This […]

Senior Horse Shout Out!

Do you know someone who is absolutely passionate about their work? We all probably know at least one- the sparkly, energetic professional who just loves his or her job. When it comes time to retire, what do they do? They either continue working at their craft for another employer, or they start out in […]

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 […]