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Special Volunteer Recognition: The Meisners

Gerry and Robbie Meisner retired to Roy, WA, after a lifetime in academia in Tennessee. Having learned everything they needed to know about horses at a wonderful rescue called Horse Haven Equine, and feeling grateful for the opportunity to rescue their horses: CeCe and Tacoma, they felt the need to give back to the community which had given them so much. In October of 2014 they set out to find a rescue where they could donate their time. For almost 6 years, this amiable couple has been driving...

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Fall City 40 Update

It’s been about a month since the remaining Fall City 40 horses were seized in Enumclaw. These 24 horses have all been signed over to SAFE now, so we have full responsibility for their housing, feeding, and vet care, and we are taking steps to find homes for as many of them as possible. We are so grateful for the support we are receiving from this community to help us manage this huge rescue effort! It’s a lot of work, but with your help, we are making big changes for these horses!...

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What’s New with Wind

Sometimes things go as planned, and sometimes plans can change. Before Wind arrived at SAFE, our staff reviewed prior vet records, spoke with animal control officials, and made the unanimous decision to welcome her into our hospice program. We prepared ourselves to meet a horse who was in some amount of pain, although we weren’t sure how much yet, and to give her the best life we could for a short period of time before laying her to rest on some pre-determined, beautiful, sunny day. But the...

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January Volunteer of the Month: Mariah Lester

How and when did you first get involved with horses? Do you have one now you want to tell us about? I was raised mostly by my grandparents, in Oklahoma, for the beginning part of my childhood. My Grandpa loved horses, and imparted this love of them onto me. One of the ways he did this was taking me to a local Clydesdale barn to greet and feed the Clydesdales. I remember cupping mints in my tiny hands, reaching up as FAR as I could to meet the Clydesdales. They’d reach their big, gentle heads...

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Horses Rescued in Enumclaw

Answers to FAQs• yes, these are the horses we called the Fall City 40• these horses are in a secure location, with food, water, and shelter• these horses are in sheriff’s custody now, but will be signed over to SAFE soon• SAFE is covering the cost of their board, feed, and vet care with money raised for the Fall City 40• these horses will be available for adoption to people who have experience with unhandled horses• stallions will be gelded prior to adoption and adopters will be...

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A Big Year for Zoe!

What an amazing year Zoe is having. She had her first rides, 30 days of professional training with Nick Donohue, her first trail rides, and two amazing clinics with Buck Brannaman! She is gentle, endearing, and a solid citizen all around. The two areas we are still working on are tightness when being saddled after time off and acceptance of the snaffle bit in the lope/canter. Other than those two things, Zoe has no issues holding her back from being a great riding partner. I am always thankful...

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Meet George!

Back in August, we were called upon to help find homes for a group of wild horses we dubbed the Fall City 40. In the two weeks that we had access to these horses, we placed 14 of them into new homes. We also ended up taking one of the horses into our rescue program. For our protection, we kept quiet about this horse but it’s now possible to share his existence with the world. George was a young stallion when we met him. He was wild and untouchable, but VERY curious about the new people...

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And Just Like That, They’re Yearlings!

It’s hard to believe that our three resident bundles of joy were born over a year ago! Nova, Rae, and Pippi have blossomed into beautiful young ladies, full of life and personality. We have enjoyed watching them grow and are looking forward to seeing what their futures hold. They’re leading well and standing patiently (usually) for their vet and farrier visits. They still have some “baby antics” that they use to try to see if they can get away with things, but they all seem...

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A Plot Twist for Lacey

At the most recent Joel Conner clinic, Lacey went into season and we saw some less than desirable behavior from her. She has a history of being sensitive around her flank region, especially when she goes into heat. She’ll squeal and make it known that she is not at all happy about being touched in that area. Lacey has come a long way since the beginning of her days under saddle, and she is no longer sensitive about things like saddle strings or peoples’ hands touching her hindquarters when...

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SAFE 2018 Annual Report
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Special Volunteer Recognition: The Meisners

Gerry and Robbie Meisner retired to Roy, WA, after a lifetime in academia in Tennessee. Having learned everything they needed to know about horses at a wonderful rescue called Horse Haven Equine, and feeling grateful for the opportunity to rescue...

read more

Fall City 40 Update

It’s been about a month since the remaining Fall City 40 horses were seized in Enumclaw. These 24 horses have all been signed over to SAFE now, so we have full responsibility for their housing, feeding, and vet care, and we are taking steps...

read more

What’s New with Wind

Sometimes things go as planned, and sometimes plans can change. Before Wind arrived at SAFE, our staff reviewed prior vet records, spoke with animal control officials, and made the unanimous decision to welcome her into our hospice program. We...

read more

January Volunteer of the Month: Mariah Lester

How and when did you first get involved with horses? Do you have one now you want to tell us about? I was raised mostly by my grandparents, in Oklahoma, for the beginning part of my childhood. My Grandpa loved horses, and imparted this love of them...

read more

Horses Rescued in Enumclaw

Answers to FAQs• yes, these are the horses we called the Fall City 40• these horses are in a secure location, with food, water, and shelter• these horses are in sheriff’s custody now, but will be signed over to SAFE soon• SAFE is covering the...

read more

A Big Year for Zoe!

What an amazing year Zoe is having. She had her first rides, 30 days of professional training with Nick Donohue, her first trail rides, and two amazing clinics with Buck Brannaman! She is gentle, endearing, and a solid citizen all around. The two...

read more

Meet George!

Back in August, we were called upon to help find homes for a group of wild horses we dubbed the Fall City 40. In the two weeks that we had access to these horses, we placed 14 of them into new homes. We also ended up taking one of the horses into...

read more

And Just Like That, They’re Yearlings!

It’s hard to believe that our three resident bundles of joy were born over a year ago! Nova, Rae, and Pippi have blossomed into beautiful young ladies, full of life and personality. We have enjoyed watching them grow and are looking forward to...

read more

A Plot Twist for Lacey

At the most recent Joel Conner clinic, Lacey went into season and we saw some less than desirable behavior from her. She has a history of being sensitive around her flank region, especially when she goes into heat. She’ll squeal and make it known...

read more

SAFE 2018 Annual Report
PDF now available for download