SAFE has taken ownership of Dutch Mills Farm barn fire survivor Strider. Strider’s owner had been facing financial difficulties before the fire took place, and had been trying to rehome this horse. Since the fire, Strider’s owner has faced enormous vet bills for his care, and unfortunately he was not insured. He is looking at several more months of care, and she can no longer afford it. SAFE was asked by Dr Hannah Evergreen to take on responsibility for her client so that his care and rehabilitation could continue. It is still uncertain if Strider will ever be able to be ridden, but it is our hope that if he cannot, that we can help him find a new career once he’s ready.

Strider had been competing in Jumpers on the local show circuit prior to the fire. Here’s a photo from his days as a show jumper.