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Amelia: Clinic Update

Sarah V worked with Amelia in the September clinic. Here is what she had to say about getting to know this sweet mare: Amelia and I had only worked together once before the clinic and I’m still new to this style of horsemanship, but she was a lovely mare to work with and incredibly patient with my learning. During the two groundwork sessions, we focused primarily on feeling out how much of my energy was required to get her to move her feet, and also getting her to respond promptly to that...

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November Volunteers of the Month: Hillary Dixon and Warren Nolder

Hillary Dixon, past shift lead, current groom, and Bingo caller extraordinaire! How and when did you first get involved with horses? Do you have one now you want to tell us about?  My first time I was involved with horses was when I was four years old and had my first pony ride at the Woodland Park Zoo.  It was all down hill from there.  I signed up for the 4H club at the Woodland Park Zoo on my tenth birthday, but couldn’t start until I was twelve years old.  I worked at the zoo for three...

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A Setback for Teddi

At Teddi’s most recent post-surgery recheck appointment this month, we were excited to see the results of her rehab process so far. But that excitement turned to disappointment when we saw that she is more lame at the trot now than she was at her previous appointment. That disappointment grew even more when we saw the radiographs on the screen. At some point in the 60 days between rechecks, it appears that Teddi has sustained a small bone fracture underneath one of the screws...

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A New Plan for Valor

We recently had radiographs done of Valor’s right hind pastern, the one that showed a potential issue on the bone scan last month. Our main concern was that there might be a bone chip in there, so clean X-rays were a relief. With this knowledge, we formulated a new plan. With Dr. Fleck’s guidance we have opted to take a conservative route to start. Since Valor’s foot soreness was a clear problem on the bone scan, we have put Valor in glue-on shoes to allow his foot pain to...

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Zoe’s Lameness Exam

Zoe had a lameness exam with Dr. Fleck a few weeks ago. She was positive in flexion tests on the left hind upper limb and had a referred lameness (a gait abnormality that appears as lameness but is a result of pain in another limb) in the right front. It’s likely a mild case of hock arthritis, which isn’t surprising based on the prior injuries she came to us with on that leg. It’s mild enough that we’re not going to jump to hock injections, but she was put on Equioxx...

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This is Not Over

Just over a week ago, we took in a timid, lonely, emaciated mare with no name. A day later, she had a new outlook on life: she had a new name, a comfy bed, high quality food, veterinary care, and people who loved her, who were more than ready to be part of the amazing transformation she would undergo. On Tuesday night, just a week after arriving at SAFE, our nightcheck volunteer discovered Rowan down in her stall and called for help. It appeared that she had laid down a little too close to the...

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Mina: Training Update

Mina has been a star for her first rides in training with Nick Donohue. She was a bit lazy to begin with but once she found her zoom zoom, she has been an uncomplicated and a happy mare. With her big body and sweet nature, this girl will get along with many types of riders. She is still green and needs more rides but is ready to start looking for the right home. She would do well in just about any type of riding: trail riding, dressage, maybe hunters. She’d be best suited for a rider...

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Luna: Training Update

Luna has done very well in training with Nick Donohue. She didn’t have too much trouble with saddling but required a bit of groundwork before riding. Once she accepted the new tack and a rider, things progressed nicely. She has three nice gaits and is maturing to be a steady partner. At times, she will become distracted by something outside of the arena but she quickly comes back to the rider without issue. As a green horse, Nick is working on getting her to line out and have more straightness...

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4th Annual Paint & Sip — Nov 16

Join us at The Painted Palace in Redmond for the 4th Annual Paint & Sip Fundraiser! It’s an afternoon of painting for ponies! Enjoy a glass of wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage, snacks, and some great company as you are guided through the process of producing your own painting! Everything you need, including expert advice, is provided. A portion of each ticket will be donated to SAFE Horse Rescue! Date: November 16, 2019 Time: 1:00–3:00pm Location: The Painted Palace, Redmond Town...

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SAFE 2018 Annual Report
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Alumni Update: Aubrey

Here are some photos we received from Aubrey’s adopter. She’s doing just great in her new home with her best buddy, Ro, who is 26 this year! Aubrey[/caption]

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Amelia: Clinic Update

Sarah V worked with Amelia in the September clinic. Here is what she had to say about getting to know this sweet mare: Amelia and I had only worked together once before the clinic and I’m still new to this style of horsemanship, but she was a...

read more

A Setback for Teddi

At Teddi’s most recent post-surgery recheck appointment this month, we were excited to see the results of her rehab process so far. But that excitement turned to disappointment when we saw that she is more lame at the trot now than she was at...

read more

A New Plan for Valor

We recently had radiographs done of Valor’s right hind pastern, the one that showed a potential issue on the bone scan last month. Our main concern was that there might be a bone chip in there, so clean X-rays were a relief. With this...

read more

Zoe’s Lameness Exam

Zoe had a lameness exam with Dr. Fleck a few weeks ago. She was positive in flexion tests on the left hind upper limb and had a referred lameness (a gait abnormality that appears as lameness but is a result of pain in another limb) in the right...

read more

This is Not Over

Just over a week ago, we took in a timid, lonely, emaciated mare with no name. A day later, she had a new outlook on life: she had a new name, a comfy bed, high quality food, veterinary care, and people who loved her, who were more than ready to be...

read more

Mina: Training Update

Mina has been a star for her first rides in training with Nick Donohue. She was a bit lazy to begin with but once she found her zoom zoom, she has been an uncomplicated and a happy mare. With her big body and sweet nature, this girl will get along...

read more

Luna: Training Update

Luna has done very well in training with Nick Donohue. She didn’t have too much trouble with saddling but required a bit of groundwork before riding. Once she accepted the new tack and a rider, things progressed nicely. She has three nice gaits and...

read more

4th Annual Paint & Sip — Nov 16

Join us at The Painted Palace in Redmond for the 4th Annual Paint & Sip Fundraiser! It’s an afternoon of painting for ponies! Enjoy a glass of wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage, snacks, and some great company as you are guided through...

read more

SAFE 2018 Annual Report
PDF now available for download