Edward

2014 Yakima Reservation gelding

Suitability: For Advanced Rider (green horse)

Color: chestnut
Markings: small star
Height: 14.1 hh
Weight: 904 lbs
Adoption Fee: $3,000

Online Adoption Application

Edward, along with Jacob and Esme, were obtained through a now defunct rescue organization by a family that moved to Washington state hoping to keep horses on a rented property near their home. They soon discovered that the property flooded rather badly during the fall and winter months. With no other options available to them, these horses just had to live in the wet, muddy conditions. Thankfully, they were able to survive. Edward has been suffering from equine asthma for quite some time, resulting in severe weight loss that has left him quite emaciated. Untreated equine asthma can cause massive weight loss very quickly for two reasons: one, because overuse of respiratory muscles can burn a great number of calories and two, because they don’t eat or drink as much as they should because it’s hard to breathe and eat at the same time. Jacob and Esme looked better, but that was somewhat deceptive because they had large parasite loads, making their bellies look big. Their owner turned to SAFE for help after coming to the realization that caring for these three horses was more than they could handle.

Edward learned quite quickly to be patient as we administered an inhaler twice a day for weeks and then moved onto a daily nebulizer. After a couple of months on the nebulizer Edward was cleared to come off of it and now we just keep an eye on his breathing and dunk his hay in water to remove dust that might make it more difficult to breathe. Edward has been going under saddle for a while now, and while he is still green and therefore in need of an advanced rider to continue his education, he is ready to meet the right person to take him to his forever home!

Edward’s Flexion Tests

Edward’s Flexion Tests

Have you been wondering what to expect from a soundness evaluation? Wonder no more — Edward is here to demonstrate some of the things that may be asked of your horse at a pre-purchase exam or lameness evaluation. Some good boxes to check before the appointment date…

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Are you Team Edward?

Are you Team Edward?

If the answer is “yes!” then you’re in luck — this handsome guy is ready for his forever home! Edward has been under saddle since May of 2022, and has really proven himself to be a very responsible and reasonable guy. With regular work, he is soft and responsive, and…

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Checking in with Edward

Checking in with Edward

As summer begins its descent into fall, as the mornings grow a little hazier and the evenings come a little sooner, as the air takes on a crisper quality, some people begin to think about vampires. It’s not as outrageous a thought as it sounds! ‘Tis the season for…

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Edward, Back to Work

Edward, Back to Work

Since healing from his popped splint, Edward has been on the mend and back in work.   Edward is a special guy. He is definitely the kind of horse who, if he knows you and trusts you, allows you to get a lot more done. Whatever happened in Edward’s past, a…

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Edward’s Popped Splint

Edward’s Popped Splint

If there’s one thing you can be sure of, it’s that horses will find ways to injure themselves. Cuts, scratches, lumps, bumps – you name it, and sooner or later a horse will find a way to amass a variety of them. It’s written into their code, as sure as breathing air…

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Loadin’ & Tyin’

Loadin’ & Tyin’

In preparation for an off-site clinic (and just in general for adoption), Edward spent some time practicing trailer loading and standing tied recently. These are important skills for any horse to learn, ones that set them up for success in their future home (a home…

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Training Update: Edward

In addition to his work under saddle, we have been spending some time sending Edward over trot poles to aid with strength and conditioning. It is always a treat to watch the floaty way horses move over poles, and this handsome boy is certainly no exception! Check it…

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Catching Eddie

Catching Eddie

Edward has, as all horses do, an almost preternatural ability to read humans. When I think about a horse like Edward — really, when I give thought to horses in general — I am filled with amazement that they allow us to do even a quarter of the things that they do. So…

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Edward’s Friends:

1. Lori P.

2. Carrie S.

3. Heather C.

4. Patricia A.

5. Michael R.

6. Whitney-Bear B.

7. Samantha P.

8. Patty P.

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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!

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