We welcomed a new member to our herd this week: Sugar, who at 8.2 hands is certainly close to the size of a sugar cube! This mini horse was originally part of the seizure of horses that brought us such familiar faces as Jupiter and Theo. Sugar was in rough shape when he was first pulled from his neglectful situation at the end of 2022. He was also still a stallion (perhaps father to SAFE Alums Pippin and Champagne). This little guy is now looking as handsome as ever thanks to the TLC of the woman who took him in. Unfortunately, due to some massive life changes, she was looking to re-home him and feeling overwhelmed by it all, so we offered to help due to our connection with the case.

Sugar jumped (literally) right off the trailer, and so far is settling in well here at SAFE, with friends on all sides to keep him company. Having lived as a stallion up until a few weeks ago, having so many horse friends nearby will be a nice change of pace for him. As a registered mini, he was shown in his life, and so is no stranger to being handled, but will get a little bit of a tune-up in our horsemanship program and up to date on all his routine medical work before he is offered up for adoption. But once that happens, we don’t expect this cutie to be on the shelf for long — everyone will want a little bit of sweetness in their life!