Ru: Young at Heart

Ruach is quite the character! He has had a number of years off and came to SAFE in October 2017 when his aging owner was no longer able to care for him. SAFE has recently restarted him and is conditioning him for light riding. He has a big lofty trot and canter. He is bit pushy on the ground and we are working on personal space. He is VERY kind hearted and is simply a very large playful OTTB who doesn’t realize he is turning 20 this year! He will require someone with Thoroughbred experience...

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Fall in Love with Tasara

Tasara is a sweetheart! Her sensitive nature and forward energy make her an ideal horse for a rider with a light touch and calm personality. She was recently started at SAFE and is in full training. She has smooth gaits, she’s well behaved and she just loves people! At this time, she is considered a green horse and will require more miles under saddle before she’ll be suitable for a youth rider. She will make a great partner for a small adult rider because she is a very willing...

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Valencia, a Ray of Sunshine

Valencia is one of the most kind and gentle horses we currently have at SAFE. She loves getting groomed and spending time with people and other horses. She was recently restarted at SAFE after having quite a few years off due to an aging owner. She was a quiet restart, and she now goes forward without hesitation and shows no bad behavior while being worked. We continue to help strengthen her topline and hindquarters. She has done well leading on walks around our property and will soon be out...

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Belle Gives Us a Scare

Last Monday, after she had gotten settled into her stall for the evening, Belle gave the PM volunteers a scare. She suddenly became lethargic and had a large amount of discharge coming from her mouth and nostrils. It appeared as though she was experiencing an episode of choke. Choke in horses is different than when people choke. Rather than their airway getting blocked and being unable to breathe, something (usually feed) gets stuck in their esophagus and they are unable to eat or drink. They...

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Training Update: Renee

Renee is a stunning Quarter Horse mare. She is very wise and has a huge amount of try for her rider. She is sensitive and requires a skilled rider who is relaxed and can be a calming influence. Don’t let her age fool you, she has no idea she is 19 and has tons of life and go. She takes a little time getting to know her handler but once she trusts you she is a great ride. If you like a forward, responsive mare this horse is for you! She does great riding in our outdoor arena and for walks...

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Don’t be Fooled by Stella!

Stella is a forward and willing young mare with a lot of try and personality. She is currently in training and going well in her riding work. She stands nicely when tied, she’s good for the vet and farrier, and trailers with no problems. She’s is a good companion to other horses too. She needs more miles on the trails but is a confident girl on her walks around our property. Don’t let her little size fool you, this mare has a lot to offer! She is best suited for a small adult or...

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A Rescue Partnership: Saving Sienna and Koko

SAFE does the majority of its work in the public eye, sharing our stories, photos, videos, and updates with our supporters via our website and social media. But there are some rescue efforts that are done in private through our Community Outreach Program. Through this program, horse owners in need of help can apply for assistance with hay, vet care, gelding services, and euthanasia. Out of respect for the privacy of these individuals, most of whom have simply fallen on hard times and need...

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Sienna at NWESC

Here are photos of Sienna taken at NWESC at the beginning of her stay there. You can really see how awful her feet were in these photos. It was incredibly difficult for her to walk with feet this long.   Here is an update from NWESC on Sienna’s progress: Sienna is doing really well with her handling and hoof trimming. She is catchable although still very cautiously and she get spooked/nervous occasionally. She is good for the most part about being groomed and touched most places...

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Joel Conner Horsemanship Clinic: March 15-18, 2018

Location: Safe Harbor Stables 10407 192nd Ave NE Redmond, WA 98053 Schedule: Thursday, March 15th: 12-5pm Colt Starting (SAFE Horses Only) Friday, Saturday & Sunday, March 16-18: 8a-11a Colt Starting (SAFE Horses) 11:30-2:30 Groundwork 3-6p Riding Auditing: $20/day (FREE for SAFE volunteers!) For information about participating, please email terry@safehorses.org. For more information about Joel Conner visit his website: http://www.joelconnerhorsemanship.com/ For information on adopting...

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Valor is a Riding Horse!

We are so pleased to announce that Valor is now officially a riding horse! Jolene did such a fantastic job preparing him for a rider that we decided we were comfortable doing the first rides here at Safe Harbor. She spent many hours “sacking him out” making sure there were no holes in the groundwork so that the first ride would be as smooth as possible. Here are a few photos and videos of the first two rides!! 1st ride Good Boy! Here is Valor’s 1st ride: Here is Valor’s...

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