We are excited to announce our little Jill is adopted!! Last month, she headed home with Anna, after spending a couple days riding with Joel at SAFE. Once at her new home, Anna sent us a picture of Jill enjoying a giant bite of grass and it’s those moments that make rescuing horses so rewarding.
Jill’s mouth full of grass is a stark difference to the start of her story as we knew it. In 2019, Jill was part of a herd known as the Fall City 40, a hoarding case disguised as a wild horse non profit. She and 39 other horses where living in mud, starving, with not enough shelter and infested with worms. There were between 14 to 23 horses in the original herd, but because stallions and mares were turned out together and allowed to breed freely, the herd grew. Babies died because they were stuck in the mud and couldn’t get up to nurse, a mare died giving birth and was left in the field for days. It was a horrible situation.
Staff and volunteers worked countless hours and endured many heartbreaks as they quickly tried to find homes for all 40. In the “end” the staff found 32 homes, while 8 made their way to SAFE. Jill was one of those eight and she spent the last 2 years and 8 months growing up, playing, being silly and learning to be a riding horse so one day Anna would find her. Watch a short video on the Jill’s time at SAFE below or read more about the Fall City 40 here.