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Breve and Checkers are Adopted!

Breve and Checkers are Adopted!

Checkers and Breve might be mother and daughter, but the two ponies didn’t arrive at SAFE at the same time. Their previous owner hid four more ponies on their property after Animal Control came to seize the initial group. A few weeks later, AC discovered there were more ponies and eventually the whole herd ended up at SAFE. Breve arrived at SAFE first, along with Sundae and Razin. Checkers came…

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Introducing Cameron

Introducing Cameron

When Cameron unloaded from the trailer at SAFE last Friday afternoon, we got our first good look at a horse who desperately needed our help. This 30 year old registered Arabian gelding has come to us in very poor shape. His hip points and croup are clearly visible because he is so severely emaciated. Photos do not often show the full extent of a horse that’s been starved, but the image to the…

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Nyx on His Way to Being Ridden

Nyx on His Way to Being Ridden

In preparation to be ridden, we have started groundwork with Nyx. He is proving to be everything we could have dreamed of. He’s sweet, soft on the halter, has a good amount of life, responsive, connected to us and VERY gentle. This video is our third day working with him. He was amiable to everything we presented to him and was relaxed about saddling. We will be up and riding him in the next…

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Pepper at the Buck Brannaman Clinic

Pepper at the Buck Brannaman Clinic

In July, the staff and a few volunteer riders took five SAFE horses to the Buck Brannaman Clinic in Ellensburg. Phoebe worked with Pepper and here is what she had to say: The 2021 Ellensburg Buck clinic was Pepper’s first trip away from SAFE. She handled all the unknowns, new sights, sounds and smells with surprising calmness. She impressed me with her questions, and her willingness to learn…

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George Practicing to be a Trail Horse

George Practicing to be a Trail Horse

Recently Terry took George on a trail walk in the neighboring park. It was his first time and he did great! George was accompanied by two other mares, Lucca and Aries. He crossed a wooden bridge with no problems and even saw a person on their bike. We think George could be a great trail horse! Check out the video below.

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Arigato is Learning So Much

Arigato is Learning So Much

Arigato came to SAFE having never been touched by a person. The staff got right to work getting her used to all sorts of new experiences. From haltering, leading, flagging, picking up feet and fly spray, check out the videos Terry, our Operations Director, has been sharing along the way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAxx92XyQcs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gMGZd4PZjE…

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Jasper’s Interviews for Q13

Jasper’s Interviews for Q13

Jasper was interviewed by The Limelight Pet Project to be featured on Q13 this next Sunday. The Limelight Pet Project shines the light on harder to adopt pets in the Puget Sound area. Jasper’s only reason for being harder to adopt is because he is not a riding horse. Otherwise he is a sweet, loving boy who wants to connect to people. We have witnessed Jasper turn from a scared quivering horse to…

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August Volunteer of the Month: Krissy Love

August Volunteer of the Month: Krissy Love

I am excited to announce Krissy Love as the August Volunteer of the Month! I have the great privilege of working with Krissy on Thursday PMs since she started in January 2020. Not only is Krissy the fearless Shift Lead on Thursdays, but she’s also fearless when it comes to snow or extra work. This winter she braved each and every snow day on her three day weekend to come to SAFE and help the…

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Meet Freya and Nyx!

Meet Freya and Nyx!

Two new friends arrived at our farm last week. Freya is a 30+ yr old Morgan type mare and Nyx is a very large BLM Mustang. Sadly their owner was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was struggling to care for them. The two horses had very overgrown hooves and about a month ago, a farrier trimmed them way too short, causing them both a great deal of pain and discomfort. We have them in a paddock…

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Frosting’s First Farrier Visit

Frosting’s First Farrier Visit

Frosting is currently at foster with Fancy’s adopter, one of SAFE’s volunteer riders. While Frosting is fostered, SAFE will continue to pay for her veterinary and farrier care. Frosting had her first visit with the farrier and was a brave little mustang throughout the process, although she gave the farrier and her handler a good run for their money. Frosting needs continued work on having her…

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