We received an e-mail from a rescue down in San Diego, who was contacted by the local humane society, asking for their help in placing four of their older horses. They have four mares who were all taken from their various owners for neglect. The horses are now up to weight and relatively healthy, but while all of the horses can be handled, for various reasons, they are not rideable. Right now the shelter is looking for someone who can adopt one or more of these lovely mares and give them a forever home. Unfortunately, all of these horses are at risk for euthanasia, so if you are able to take one of these lovely and deserving horses, please call the shelter ASAP! Please feel free to crosspost and share. Information about each horse (from the San Diego Humane Society) and contact info is below:
1. Gracie- #154713- Approx. 22 yrs, 16 hand Thoroughbred mare. She is very nice to work with, easy to trim her feet. She loves attention. She is not rideable as she is very stiff and creaky from her racing and jumping career. She was used for lessons in her later years until she started tripping and eventually falling with a couple of students. She had been at a retirement ranch for a number of years until the owner abandoned her. She is at the Escondido shelter.
2. Gypsy- #147836- Approx. 25+ yrs, about 14 hand palomino. She loves to get out run, buck & play. She is easy to handle. She is on alfalfa hay and a bit of Equine Sr. She is at the Escondido shelter.
3. Miley-148062- Approx. 25+ yrs, about 14 hand Arab. She has had an ulcer on her eye that is now healed, but that eye will need monitoring. She is sweet but a bit hot. She is easily handled though. She is on alfalfa hay and a bit of Equine Sr. She is at the Escondido shelter.
4. Morgan- #148060- Approx. 30 yrs old, about 15 hand Morgan. She is easily handled but can be a bit cranky at times. She has had skin issues in the past but has healed up very well. She is on alfalfa hay and a bit of plus Equine Sr.
Miley & Morgan came in together and are housed together. Gypsy came in from a different neglect case and she gets along with Gracie.
For more information, including how to adopt one of these horses, please contact:
Diane Tally, Livestock Coordinator
San Diego Humane Society
5500 Gaines St.
San Diego, CA 92110