July Volunteer of the Month: Pat Banner

Redmond resident Pat Banner has been named as Save a Forgotten Equine’s July Volunteer of the Month. She was selected for this honor because of her tireless energy and work ethic, her incredible reliability (unless there’s snow!) and her all round cheerfulness. Pat Banner is an 84-year-old retired elementary school teacher who taught in Puerto Rico and three different states during her career. After retiring, she moved to Washington where she lives with her rescued blue heeler Kiko. Not…

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A Visit with Bridgit

Here are some beautiful photos of Bridgit and her adopter Kristina. Bridgit and her little buddy Oreo are best friends, enjoying a wonderful life together with their family! Thank you, as always, Jessica Farren for sharing your amazing talents with the SAFE horses and…

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Checking in with Renee

Kaya, one of our dedicated Horsemanship volunteers, has been giving Renee some much needed TLC. Here is what she had to say about her relationship with Renee: “Renee is super intelligent and very aware of her surroundings. She will constantly watch me while I walk around getting her ready to work and when we are doing groundwork she is very attentive and sensitive to my energy. We recently improved significantly on backing up (mostly me improving my communication) and it is really cool to see…

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Checking in with Valor

Horsemanship Volunteer Kaya has been helping work with Valor. Here is what she had to say recently about this young gelding: “Valor has been doing so great lately! He tries so hard and continues to help me learn this style of horsemanship by calling me out on my mistakes and “asking questions” that I don’t know the answers to. Aside from actually working, Valor is such a goofball! While we were working with the rope today, I threw it to the side of him and he walked over, picked up the loop in…

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Training Update: Orion

Orion has been at Silver Spade Ranch with Nick Donohue for just over a month. He has already made some great changes and is proving to be not just another pretty face. After arriving and completing his two-week quarantine, he has been introduced to the gelding herd of around 18–20 horses! (Side note: much RESPECT to this facility and their quarantine protocols. We LOVE this type of proactive responsible farm management!) All reports of his herd behavior have been stellar. He is come a LONG way…

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Getting to know Bowie

We have been pleasantly surprised to find out how much our friend Bowie knows already about being a riding horse! He has wonderful ground manners, stands nicely while being groomed and when working with the farrier or vet, trailers easily, bathes, and has settled into the daily routine at Safe Harbor without any issues. He clearly has been in boarding barn  settings before, as he is quite comfortable in a busy environment with lots of other horses around. Since being gelded, he has become…

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Baby Time Approaches for Asha

Preparations have begun here at Safe Harbor Stables to welcome our three new foals into the world. Our three mothers-to-be became pregnant prior to their rescue, and while we are firmly on the side of responsible breeding to do our part in minimizing America’s homeless horse population, we really can’t wait to hear the pitter-patter of little foal feet in the barn aisle. We don’t like to see unplanned pregnancies bringing new life into the world, but we’re happy that these three foals are…

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Thanks, Triple Crown Feed!

Triple Crown Feed Company generously put together and donated these goody bags to give away to attendants at our recent wellness expo. The folks at Triple Crown have been a great resource for us in developing a feeding protocol for our three pregnant mares. Asha, Mina, and Luna are looking great, thanks in part to the nutrition advice given to us by our area rep. Thank you, Triple…

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SAFE 2017 Annual Report
Now available for download!

SAFE 2017 Annual Report
Now available for download!

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