Shasta & Sunny D

Shasta — 2000 chestnut Miniature Horse mare (born 5/5/2000)

Sunny D — 2008 chestnut Miniature Horse gelding (born 11/23/2008)

Shasta and Sunny D were seized by Animal Control in 2011 after a third miniature horse on the same 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 Heart of the Horse and SAFE Open House days 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 and say hello!

Happy Birthday, Shasta!

Happy Birthday, Shasta! 

Though a lady never reveals her age, we would be remiss if we did not celebrate Shasta on this, her 24th birthday. It has been thirteen years since Shasta and her son Sunny D arrived at SAFE, which means that over half her life has seen her being properly loved and…

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We Are Lucky To Have Our Minis

We Are Lucky To Have Our Minis 

Penned by Best Buddy to Shasta and Sunny and volunteer, Debbie Meyer. March is traditionally known as the month to celebrate the luck of the Irish (and those who choose to symbolically be Irish) on St. Patrick’s Day. March also is the month that those who are fans of…

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We Love Our Minis

We Love Our Minis 

Written by our volunteer, Debbie Meyer, aka “Best Buddy to Shasta & Sunny” Traditionally, February has been known as the month of love. As a result, no better time for an update on SAFE’s lovable ambassadors and permanent residents, Shasta and Sunny D. As some of…

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Microsoft Give 

Sunny and Shasta had a great day at Microsoft today supporting the Give campaign and representing SAFE…they made many new friends outside building 31 and building 122…and even got to enjoy a few apples. SAFE receives incredible support from Microsoft and its…

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Shasta & Sunny D’s Friends:

1. Debbie M.

2. Linda M.

3. Paige L.

4. Terese J.

5. Wes S.

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Every horse deserves at least ten friends! Even a small monthly donation can make a difference. Plus, SAFE horse sponsors receive discounts at local businesses through the SAFEkeepers program!

Click here to sponsor Shasta & Sunny!