Shasta and Sunny D were seized by Animal Control after a third miniature horse on the property died from starvation. The two surviving horses had thick furry coats and did not appear to be thin…until you touched them and found that they were actually quite emaciated. Once in SAFE’s care, their health was restored and their bright, sunny personalities started to emerge. We soon discovered that these two little horses were remarkably friendly and calm around people — adults and children alike — as well as other horses and even dogs. We decided that rather than offer them for adoption, we would keep them and put them to work as tiny Ambassadors for horse rescue, a cause they are perfectly suited for! They attend SAFE events like our Fill The Trailer days at Reber Ranch, the SAFE Benefit Horse Show, and even fancy events like Heart of the Horse! People are very curious about them, and even those who are scared of horses can feel safe around these sweet and gentle minis. Our volunteers love Sunny and Shasta too — especially when they are enjoying some time in turnout where they love to gallop, buck, and roll, making everyone laugh and smile. If you’ve never had the opportunity to meet Sunny and Shasta, we hope you will come to our next Open House at SAFE Harbor and say hello!
Sunny D — 8 year old Mini Horse gelding (born 11/23/2008)
Shasta — 16 year old Mini Horse mare (born 5/5/2000)