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 […]

Bear: ca 1969 – May 2nd 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is with the greatest of sadness that we had to help Bear across the rainbow bridge this afternoon. This indefatigable little Appaloosa with the huge heart has made so many friends since he came to us in 1997. At that time, his […]

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 […]

2014 Top Rated Award

Want to help the White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue get more donations? If you nominate us for a 2014 Top-Rated Award you could help us gain an online promotion worth $20,000, or a trip to the annual Technology for Social Good event in California to meet with potential donors. Just write a new, positive review, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]