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 […]

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 […]

Venom Needs to Find a Home – Has Found a Home

This young man needs to find a home as soon as possible. Situated in the LA area, his rescuers will transport him to a forever home. Please contact Abbey directly at the contact email below. Some details:

This poor guy was in an emaciated condition when rescued. The […]

Professional Guy ISO Second Career

Dutch is a 26-year old, 16h Chestnut thoroughbred with tons of trail and show experience. A retired show jumper, hunter and fox hunter he is now seeking a home who will let him enjoy just being a horse.

The owner can no longer keep him and his situation has become precarious. He must find […]

Immediate Home Needed- Run Jane

“Run Jane” needs a safe place to land- and quickly. This 4-year old racehorse suffered an injury to her knee that will prevent her from being raced or ridden again. The owner tried to have the knee surgically repaired, but without success. Her caretaker has developed severe health issues and can no longer care for […]

Mia 10 yr. old leopard Appy mare, missing

Janet Sonpal is looking for Mia, have you seen her? We think she was sent to auctionin Ohio Nov 2011 at Bloomfield by Ron Andio. He assures us she did not go to slaughter but was picked up by a rescue group from out of state. Her vet is Ken Keckler of Buckeye Vet […]


Okay, the picture isn’t perfect but you can still see that this mare is a cutie patootie. “Sunrise” (Indian Sunrise) is a 14.2 H Appy mare and she is in need of a new home.

Sunrise is a good trail horse and can be ridden either English or Western. She does need an experienced rider. […]

From our Clearinghouse


Description of Jeb: 16 hand leopard Appaloosa, approximately 21-25 years old. Former dressage champion. Blind, but very sweet. Needs a home asap. Owner will put him down if he is not placed soon. He is a sweety!

Note from White Bird: Our experience with blind horses is that they are not […]