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Poor Air Quality: All Riding Horses Adoptions on Hold

Well not the end of summer we were hoping for… A few things to settle ease your minds about the current health and welfare of the SAFE horses as we navigate these smoky times: All riding adoptions are on hold. No showing, no visits, no horses worked now and for at least 2 weeks AFTER air quality is back to “good”. We can then resume showing horses 2 weeks after we resume training… Long story short, at a minimum we are looking at a month after air quality is “good” to show and adopt any…

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Happy 2nd Birthday, Pippi!

Happy Birthday to our little homegrown angel Pippi, who turns 2 years old today! Two years ago today, this gorgeous filly was born right here at Safe Harbor Stables. Her momma, Asha, came to us from an animal control seizure, and no one had the slightest idea she was pregnant until she recovered from starvation and kept on gaining weight! Asha kept us on our toes for about four weeks thinking she was going into labor, and Pippi was born healthy and happy on the evening of Sept 1, 2018. Pippi…

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September Volunteer of the Month: Pam Lloyd

How and when did you first get involved with horses? Do you have one now you want to tell us about? As a preschooler, my mother enrolled me in dance class where I met my best childhood friend. Instead of dancing, we obsessed over horses. But her parents were relentless and installed a ballet barre–in their house! When we just loped around it, they gave in and took us to riding lessons. We took lessons together at Evergreen Equestrian Center until 6th grade, when she moved away. Missing her…

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Callista, Welcome!

Please join us in welcoming the newest member of the SAFE herd. Callista is a super sweet mare who has seen better days. We don’t have a whole lot of history on her but what we do know is that she needs some TLC. She appears to be about 30 years old and has a body condition score of 2/9. Dr. Renner from Rainland Farm Equine came out when she arrived to make sure she was stable and to check on a hip issue. She has generalized muscle atrophy from the neglect, but the right side of her…

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Welcome Boone!

This handsome little fella is another new addition to the SAFE family. Believe it or not, he’s already pending adoption! Boone is an 18 year old strawberry roan mini horse. He’s one of a group of four mini horses that were seized by animal control in March 2020. SAFE didn’t have space for new horses at that time, but we were able to line up a great adopter who took them all in. As they got healthy and stronger, it soon became obvious that four mini horses were more than their adopter could…

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Angel and Renee: A Lifetime of Safety

There is one thing that keeps us all motivated and inspired at SAFE and that is hope. Each time we meet a new horse and bring them into the herd, we have hope that we will be able to give them all that they need to heal from their past physical and emotional neglect. When we came into Angel and Renee’s lives, all we knew for certain was from here on out, they would always be protected and loved. We are elated to announce that they have found a forever home together with a lovely local family.…

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Millie is Adopted!

Seriously, no one saw this coming! Miss Millie is adopted! Hollie contacted SAFE looking for a companion for her mare Maddie, who has some hearing loss. Maddie was all alone and needed a friend to help her feel relaxed and content. Millie was perfect! She had proven to SAFE, many times, that she simply loves every horse she has ever met. Hollie came to meet Millie the weekend we had our friend Joel Conner visiting and helping put the first rides on her. Being an older start and a very…

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Training and Adoption Update: Cassidy

WOW! What a 2020 so far for Cassidy!! She came out of winter full speed ahead for her training. We had a great clinic with Joel Conner in March to get her confirmed as a riding horse and since then she has been steadily making progress. In June, Joel helped us again as she participated in her first small group clinic, riding in the big arena with other horses. Lots to get used to in there including not worrying about other horses passing or coming towards us and keeping focus on her rider. It…

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Buddy’s New Diagnosis

When Buddy first came to us, he was turned out in a gravel paddock and was experiencing some foot soreness. We try to let our horses go barefoot whenever possible, but we sometimes have residents who don’t do well on gravel due to thin, flat soles. Those horses get moved to dirt paddocks and then typically either get ridden in boots or they get metal shoes depending on the severity of their problem. We treated Buddy as a horse who was sensitive on gravel until he told us that his pain was more…

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Banner Health Update

Banner is such a handsome, regal man! He has a ton of personality and definitely doesn’t act like a senior fellow. He can be a little pushy, but we are working on ground manners and he’s proving to be a very intelligent student who catches on quickly. Shortly after Banner arrived, we noticed that he was tender on his front feet. He was in a gravel paddock so it was difficult at first to tell if his feet were sore because of that or because of a case of mild laminitis. Dr. Fleck had us treat…

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Poor Air Quality: All Riding Horses Adoptions on Hold

Well not the end of summer we were hoping for… A few things to settle ease your minds about the current health and welfare of the SAFE horses as we navigate these smoky times: All riding adoptions are on hold. No showing, no visits, no horses…

Happy 2nd Birthday, Pippi!

Happy Birthday to our little homegrown angel Pippi, who turns 2 years old today! Two years ago today, this gorgeous filly was born right here at Safe Harbor Stables. Her momma, Asha, came to us from an animal control seizure, and no one had the…

September Volunteer of the Month: Pam Lloyd

How and when did you first get involved with horses? Do you have one now you want to tell us about? As a preschooler, my mother enrolled me in dance class where I met my best childhood friend. Instead of dancing, we obsessed over horses. But her…

Callista, Welcome!

Please join us in welcoming the newest member of the SAFE herd. Callista is a super sweet mare who has seen better days. We don’t have a whole lot of history on her but what we do know is that she needs some TLC. She appears to be about 30 years…

Welcome Boone!

This handsome little fella is another new addition to the SAFE family. Believe it or not, he’s already pending adoption! Boone is an 18 year old strawberry roan mini horse. He’s one of a group of four mini horses that were seized by animal control…

Angel and Renee: A Lifetime of Safety

There is one thing that keeps us all motivated and inspired at SAFE and that is hope. Each time we meet a new horse and bring them into the herd, we have hope that we will be able to give them all that they need to heal from their past physical and…

Millie is Adopted!

Seriously, no one saw this coming! Miss Millie is adopted! Hollie contacted SAFE looking for a companion for her mare Maddie, who has some hearing loss. Maddie was all alone and needed a friend to help her feel relaxed and content. Millie was…

Training and Adoption Update: Cassidy

WOW! What a 2020 so far for Cassidy!! She came out of winter full speed ahead for her training. We had a great clinic with Joel Conner in March to get her confirmed as a riding horse and since then she has been steadily making progress. In June,…

Buddy’s New Diagnosis

When Buddy first came to us, he was turned out in a gravel paddock and was experiencing some foot soreness. We try to let our horses go barefoot whenever possible, but we sometimes have residents who don’t do well on gravel due to thin, flat soles.…

Banner Health Update

Banner is such a handsome, regal man! He has a ton of personality and definitely doesn’t act like a senior fellow. He can be a little pushy, but we are working on ground manners and he’s proving to be a very intelligent student who catches on…

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