breed: 1997 chestnut Thoroughbred gelding
registered name: Priest Point, by Ancient Oaks out of Chase the Queen by Pursuit
type of rescue: owner surrender
intake date: 8/18/2012
adoption date: 11/1/2012
length of time with SAFE: 2 months

ADOPTED by Laura M of Kenmore WA

Noah came to SAFE via the state of Alaska and in cooperation with our friends at Pony Up Rescue for Equines. Noah’s owner was unable to continue to care for him, and was very concerned that an attempt to rehome him in Alaska would be disastrous for this horse. He was reportedly very well trained, but unfortunately he suffered a suspensory injury about three years ago that never healed properly. Thanks to Dr Hannah Mueller of Northwest Equine Stewardship Center, we were able to provide Noah with a complementary shockwave therapy session to attempting to rehab this horse and bring him back to soundness. Noah is a very kind and personable horse who loves people and is very friendly. Noah was adopted in November 2012 by SAFE volunteer Laura M, a small animal veterinarian, who fell in love with this redheaded gentleman while working at SAFE.

Noah — adopted! 

Laura and Noah!

We are over the moon today at SAFE and that is because we can finally announce that Noah has been adopted! Congratulation to Laura M and the entire wonderful M family!! Laura is a small animal veterinarian who’s been volunteering at SAFE for several months, and she has a big place in her heart for redheaded Thoroughbreds! She and Noah have already established a strong bond that will only become stronger as they work through his continued rehabilitation. Thanks to Dr Hannah Mueller and NWESC, Noah’s lameness issues have been helped tremendously by the donated shockwave therapy he has received. But Laura tells us that even if Noah does not regain full soundness, he will have a place in her heart and in her barn for the rest of his days. At SAFE, we dream of perfect adopters who will give our horses the fairytale lives we want them to have, and Laura, you are everything we could have hoped for and more! Best of luck to you both!!

We’d also like to thank Noah’s former owner, who has been supporting Noah with a monthly gift. She has kindly and graciously informed us that she will continue her monthly donation in order to help another SAFE horse. We call that Paying It Forward, and we are very, very grateful that she’s become part of SAFE! Thank you!

Noah Video Stills 

Here are some stills from a video of Noah being handwalked by Heather at SAFE Harbor Stable: