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

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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!

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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Jacob and Edward, BFF

Jacob and Edward, BFF 

Although they took their names from the rival love interest’s in Stephanie Meyer’s ‘Twilight,’ our equine Jacob and Edward could not be any closer to the definition of two peas in a pod. If they are together, they appear as one creature, joined at the hip (or cheek)!…

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Riding Horse Edward

Riding Horse Edward 

This past week, Eddie had his first few rides — uneventful, just the way we like them. It took him a bit of time to give to the bend Joel was asking him for, but with the patience and great releases of a well-practiced teacher, he got there. He was also uncertain…

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Edward All Cinched Up

Edward All Cinched Up 

Edward, the skinny, asthmatic horse who arrived at SAFE last fall has been started under saddle. It has been a while since he looked like the gelding we first met – he has seen such dramatic improvement in both his health and his ground manners – and to see him with a…

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Edward, Defanged

Edward, Defanged 

Edward, along with the herd mates he arrived at SAFE with, Esme and Jacob, were all named after characters from a certain mid-2000s book series you may be familiar with, featuring vampires and werewolves and rain, oh my! Edward, the horse, was named after Edward, the…

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Edward Making Strides

Edward Making Strides 

Edward is a silly monkey! He is both a joy and a troublemaker all wrapped up in a handsome package. We’re approaching 60 days of nebulizing treatments for Edward. He manages these exceptionally well, given how green and untrained he was just a few months ago.…

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Edward, Esme, and Jacob Updates

Edward, Esme, and Jacob Updates 

We are moving at a fairly good pace with Edward despite his continued breathing issues. He is still very wary about people approaching him to be caught but each time he is quickly haltered and doesn’t have the opportunity to get away, he finds the event less and less…

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Edward, Esme, and Jacob Update

Edward, Esme, and Jacob Update 

Life has changed in a big way for Edward, Esme, and Jacob since coming to SAFE two weeks ago. They’re now enjoying time together in the pasture located behind their Quarantine paddocks each day. They seem to be getting accustomed to the activity of SAFE, and they have…

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safekeepers

 

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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