What’s New, Rucky Bleu?

Alumni Update on Ruckus from adopter Jacquie: April marks one year since we were matched with our spicy Farm mascot Rucky Bleu. It feels like we’ve been together forever in a good way! Getting to know his personality, Ruckus is smart, spicy and sweet all wrapped into one. We call him the Thoroughbred Pony because he is quite hot, full of go and can be quite the handful. This also makes him THE MOST FUN PONY EVER! Being a Thoroughbred person I absolutely love what makes them tick and how the...

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Godspeed, Chips of Rik O Shay

We received the sad news last week that SAFE alumni Chip passed away from cancer. He was a sweet boy and had a very loving family to look after him at the end of his life. Chip was one of 39 horses seized by Pierce County Animal Control in late 2012, and he lived a significant portion of his life as a breeding stallion. He came to SAFE and became a happy gelding, and finally got to enjoy a life of good care, clean air, and many friends, both horses and humans. We’re sad that he is gone...

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Welcoming Justin, Glory, and Fancy to SAFE

Justin, Glory, and Fancy were seized from their owner by Snohomish County Animal Control due to starvation and neglect. A few months earlier, SCAC seized Roscoe and Teddi from the same person. The three are regaining the weight they lost, and are being treated for rain rot and other skin problems. Justin is 14 years old and may have been started under saddle already, but we’ll be handling him like an unstarted horse and starting his training from scratch. Glory and Fancy are both about...

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Aurora and Belle: an Unexpected Happy Ending

In journalism school, they say “don’t bury the lead,” so I’ll come right out with it: Aurora and Belle are being adopted together to a Thoroughbred sanctuary in northern California. They will live the rest of their lives, together, with nothing expected of them but to be horses. The sanctuary is called Humanity for Horses and already houses about 150 Thoroughbreds on 115 acres near Mt Shasta. We are beside ourselves with joy and relief. Aurora has been a troubling horse...

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He Is Indeed, Rest in Peace

A beloved SAFE alum departed this world yesterday. Deeds, adopted by the Stewart family in 2012, was humanely euthanized due to colic last night. Deeds lived a happy life as a companion to many of the Stewart’s horses, and he was a good friend to all. He was a quirky fellow with a big personality and a big heart. He was a good horse. Rest in peace, Deeds, and to Brittney and Darby, we thank you for giving him a wonderful life and a loving home.

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Rest in Peace, Annabelle

We lost a dear friend last week. Annabelle, who lived with Aubrey in one of our very best foster homes, collapsed suddenly on Tuesday morning and passed away shortly thereafter. She may have had a heart attack or an aneurysm, we’ll probably never know. Whatever it was, it happened quickly. Annabelle came to SAFE in May 2015, traumatized by a life of neglect and abuse. As a SAFE horse, she enjoyed two and a half wonderful years of care and love and friendship and calm. Annabelle must have...

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Roscoe and Teddi Updates

Volunteer rider Lisa G has been working with Roscoe and Teddi on the ground, preparing them for Joel Conner’s visit on March 15. Lisa is using the flag and the coiled rope to help them get more comfortable being touched and moved about. Here are her reports on their progress: Feb 17: Roscoe and Teddi both did great this morning! Got the coils all over Roscoe, he was a little nervous at first, but settled right down. threw an open loop over his back, and only had one...

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February Volunteer of the Month: Jennifer Anderson

Redmond resident Jennifer Anderson has been named as the Save a Forgotten Equine’s February Volunteer of the Month. She was selected for this honor because of her infectious cheerfulness, her willingness to take on new assignments, including leadership of the morning crew, her work ethic and consistently positive attitude regardless of the weather, changes in farm protocols, or circumstances. Anderson moved from the Phoenix area two years ago and was looking for a volunteer opportunity with...

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