Welcome to the world, Pippi!

Born Sept 1 at 10:34pm
Chestnut Tobiano filly, daughter of Asha
Photos by Jessica Farren

WEG 2018, Tryon NC

What started as a vacation turned into a bit of a work holiday for three members of SAFE’s staff, who traveled to Tryon, North Carolina for the first week of the World Equestrian Games. This was a trip planned a year in advance and made possible by a personal friend who invited us along to share her WEG adventure. We were thrilled by this opportunity to experience a world-class equestrian event and then we realized that we would also have the chance to “promote” our involvement with SAFE on a…

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August Volunteer of the Month: Samantha Kells

Arlington resident and high school student Samantha (Sam) Kells has been named as Save a Forgotten Equine’s August Volunteer of the Month. Sam was selected for this honor because this summer, she’s been volunteering almost every day at our farm. She’s done everything from moving horses, to grooming and bathing horses, to feeding them, to cleaning stalls and pastures, to polishing silver on donated pieces of tack. She does it all and without question, just jumps in and gets…

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Seven Hours with Mason

The following is an article written by Elsa Sinclair, the San Juan Island native who pioneered Freedom Based Training™ in her movie Taming Wild. Elsa visited Safe Harbor last week to spend some time with Mason. Elsa has been working with several horses to explore the foundations of FBT, to discover how far Equestrian Art can be developed solely using body language. She writes about a few other recent sessions she’s done on her blog, but this was her first time working with Mason: Last week I…

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Raven Gets to Eat Grass!

To our delight, Raven is getting ever closer to being a “normal” horse. We have been getting her out on fresh grass little by little to see how her digestive system handles it, and she’s doing well on it. She’s off all medication and now the only additive we give her for digestive needs is a probiotic supplement. We continue to watch her closely for colic signs, but so far so good. She also really seems to enjoy her iFeed automatic feeder and is very comfortable with her routine. When we first…

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Be a Friend of Pippi and win!

Sign up as a “Friend of Pippi” with an automatic monthly gift of $10 or more, and we’ll enter your name into a drawing to win a 24 x 36″ photo-on-canvas print of this gorgeous picture of our sweet filly foal and her loving mum! The winner will be chosen on Sept 30, 2018. Thank you to Jessica Farren Photography for this wonderful donation!     Fill out my LGL…

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Asha is getting close!

Last night we were 67.2% sure that Asha would have her foal. Turns out she did not, but now we are 92% sure that tonight is the night! Here’s what Foal Watch 2018 looks like at Safe Harbor Stables, as we prepare for our first foal in TEN YEARS (click slides to advance):…

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Getting to know Pyrrha

Pyrrha a bit of a mystery. We have had a few conversations around the barn as to what breed she might be but nothing really fits. But no matter what type of horse she is, this mare is strong as a brick house! She’s most likely been around the block and seen many people and horses come and go in her many years. We still are uncertain her age but given her swayed back and body condition, she’s probably getting up there in age, so it does not make sense for us to attempt to restart her and put…

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Justin Makes Steady Progress

Justin is doing very well in preparation to become a riding horse. We have spent a great deal of time strengthening him and getting him balanced to hold the weight of a rider. He initially had trouble transferring his weight off of his forehand and over his hocks. He would get stuck with his front feet when asked to yield in the front or when backing up. This “vapor lock” would panic him and cause him to be unsettled and even a bit explosive. But over time and with the use of groundwork Justin…

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SAFE 2017 Annual Report
Now available for download!

SAFE 2017 Annual Report
Now available for download!

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