Beauty came to the rescue in March of 2013 as a 30 year old Appaloosa mare. She has a very swayed back but it does not impair her mobility. She is very bonded with a sweet little mare named Sweetie and watching them play in the pasture is such a delight. Beauty has a sweet spot for cheese quesadillas as well as about anything you let her lips get hold of; she is not picky. She is down to one eye but has adjusted very well. She is a permanent resident at OHR and will live out her life enjoying the sun and pasture.
Bella is a 22 year old bay Arabian mare. She is fully blind in both eyes and came to the rescue due to a surrender neglect situation. She was said to have had a still born foal the fall before coming to the rescue in June of 2014. Bella struggles with her vision impairment and relies heavily on her blind mini friend Honey Bun. They know the limitations of their usual area and do just fine there, but do not function well if they are moved. Bella has trust issues but will allow herself to be caught and loved on. She responds well to a soft voice and a gentle touch. We are continuing to work with her so that she will feel more comfortable.
Big Buddy is a 20 year old Clydesdale/Shire cross gelding. He is absolutely beautiful and very sweet. Big Buddy came to OHR in November of 2015 as his owners could not get close to him and said he was terrified of people. Buddy is definitely timid but once caught he is very easy to love on. Since coming to the rescue he is learning that people are not bad. He loves to get grain and scratches. Buddy will lead from both sides and stops well. He backs as well as moves away from pressure on the ground. He lunges both directions at a walk/trot and stops all with verbal request. Big Buddy is great in the pasture and not aggressive; he’s just still very hard to catch. Big Buddy needs a home that can devote time to him daily to continue teaching him that it is ok to trust humans. He does well with his feet, vaccines and being wormed.
Big Guns is a sorrel 12 year old Quarter Horse gelding. He was said to be a done-it-all type of horse. Big Guns can be hard to catch and would prefer to roam the pasture, but he has a soft spot for grain. Big Guns was thought to be a good riding horse when he came to the rescue in September of 2015, but was diagnosed with severe navicular syndrome. At this time he is being worked with on proper shoeing to make him as comfortable as possible.
Blazer came to the sanctuary in May of 2014. He is over 30 years old and such a sweet old gentlemen. He is the type of Quarter horse that would give everything he had to pack you out of the hills. He has a bad knee as well as liver failure. Nothing stops him, however, and he loves roaming the pasture. He is happy to come in at night for bedtime but is the first one in the morning ready to go out. He is not aggressive in the pasture and has such a kind soul. If you are hurting or in pain, he knows and devotes his attention to you. This truly is a very therapeutic horse.
Bo is a beautiful bay Quarter Horse cross gelding. He is a 26 year old who arrived at the rescue in February of 2014. His owners were elderly and needed to move to town, so they were no longer able to care for him. Bo enjoys the pasture as well as his stall at night; he is not dominant in the pasture . He has flexor tendon issues and arthritis so he is just relaxing at the rescue, receiving excellent retirement care. Bo would be a wonderful companion for a horse or a human. He loves attention and will stand all day to soak it up. He is a big boy though, and can be pushy on the ground when it is time to go out. Bo also is very ready for his breakfast in the mornings and will let you know if you are not moving fast enough.
Caspian is a 10 year sorrel Arabian gelding that was rescued from his owner due to abuse and starvation. The new owner could no longer take care of him and needed to place him. Equamore in Ashland was over capacity so they had suggested OHR for sanctuary for him. He arrived at OHR in September 2013. Caspian is a beautiful boy who loves food and really wants attention; however, he is still timid about people. He seems to be more leery of men than women. He is being worked with daily and starting to come around. He is a very sweet boy; for the present he will remain a resident of OHR until he is able to get past his fear. He is great in the pasture with other horses and the owner of the rescue says he is a sucker for bananas.
Chance is a 5 year old bay Thoroughbred gelding who came to the rescue in bad shape. He was picked up in February of 2014. He was taken directly to OSU veterinary hospital and was not released for 5 days. Chance was diagnosed with wobbler disease and occasionally shows signs. He is the sweetest boy ever and loves attention. He has a huge personality and is quite the character. If you go out to the pasture he follows everywhere. He does fine in a stall as well but loves being outside. He is alpha in the pasture, but gets along fine with mares and geldings. He is great for the farrier and loves treats. This sweet boy knows how to touch one’s heart.
Cloud is a beautiful black quarter horse gelding that is in his 20's. He is mostly blind, and came to the rescue in April of 2013 when he was abandoned at auction. His vision is progressively getting worse but he is very adapted to his vision impairment. Cloud is very sweet and loves attention. He will stand all day to be loved on and will follow you anywhere if you have grain. Cloud does great in the pasture or in a stall. He is a favorite at the rescue and will remain here in sanctuary to live out his life.
Copper is a gelding in his late 20's or early 30's. He came from the Eugene Auction in December of 2015. He was not purchased in the ring by anyone, as he was extremely emaciated with a body score of 1.5. No one wanted him, so he came to OHR. Copper has continued to put on weight since he has been here and now is very healthy. He has a sway back but that doesn’t hold him back. He is a very sweet old man and is great in the pasture or stall. He is not aggressive and will get along with any horse. Copper is easy to catch and enjoys attention. He would make a wonderful companion for someone. He is easy to handle and work with.
Dazzle came to OHR in December of 2015. Her owner was getting a divorce and had nowhere for her to go, nor the funds to board her. She is an appaloosa mare that is about 18 years old. She came in severely obese and foundered. Her feet were a wreck and she was lame. She also has glaucoma in one eye but is comfortable with her vision impairment. She is very sweet and easy to catch outside. We continue to work on her feet, to see if she will at some point be sound. Dazzle leads well, but has not been evaluated under saddle due to her lameness. She does not care for a stall but loves being outside. Currently Dazzle is an awesome companion horse.
Diamond, a 30 year old appaloosa mare, came to the rescue in August of 2013 as a lead horse for a blind mare named Dee. She is very sweet and not dominant at all in the pasture. All she knows is being a lead horse, so she tries to lead everyone around. She has never been broke and has only been a companion horse, so she is here at OHR relaxing her days away. She was out on foster for almost a year to a wonderful home that had her as a companion to their horse. She recently returned though, as they had to send their horse out to a trainer and Diamond would have been all alone.
Duchess is a sorrel Saddlebred mare who is 17 years old. Duchess's owner had passed away, leaving her 74 year old husband to care for her horses. He was ill and unable to do so, so she came to the sanctuary in January of 2014. She came in with ground training but no saddle training. The owners said that she had back issues so she was never ridden. Duchess is not good with her feet for a farrier and needs sedation. She loves to come in for grain and is great in a stall or pasture. She is very happy to be brushed and loved on in the pasture. She does well in a herd and is about mid-pack.
Fanci came to the rescue in October of 2014. When her owner had to move, Fanci was placed at a boarding/riding facility. She was not a fit for the new owners and came to the rescue. Fanci is a very sweet little chestnut Arabian mare that is 29 years old. She is full of life and spunk. Her best friend on the property is Bo, a big TB. They love to hang out and graze the day away. Fanci is great in a stall or the pasture and very easy to catch; she loves to come in for grain. She is not a dominanthorse and absolutely loves children. Fanci is good with all four feet, and has a slight club in her right front. Despite her age she is full of life and still has energy under saddle; she stands tied to be groomed and saddled and takes a bit without hesitation. She lunges both directions at w/t/c, rides w/t/c, neck reins, good stop, stands to be mounted, moves out easy and responds well to a kiss. She responds well to leg cues, and leads well. Fanci will make a great horse for a child looking for a best friend.
Ginger is a 19 year old bay Quarter horse mare. She was rescued from an abusive situation but the rescuer was not set up to take care of a horse. Ginger came to OHR in October 2015. She is very sweet and easy to catch in the pasture. She is easy going and gets along with mares or geldings. Ginger has a bad knee which causes her pain at times. She does ok in a stall but prefers the pasture. She is an easy keeper and a good companion horse.
Grandma is a gorgeous Suffolk Punch mare who is in her 20's. She was registered at one time but her paper work was lost. Grandma came to the rescue in May of 2014. She was neglected and had a large bony mass/abscess on her jaw. She was seen by a local vet and OSU. Grandma receives daily flushing of her jaw and once every two weeks the vet must reopen her jaw so that it can continue to be flushed and cleaned. At this time, it appears that it is finally starting to heal from the inside and we are hoping that eventually she will not need to be flushed anymore. Grandma is very sweet and gentle and very good for her daily care. She is by far a favorite at the ranch and is very therapeutic. She stands quietly for attention and is very aware of where you are and careful to respect your space. She loves attention! She does great out in the pasture but actually loves coming in for her cleaning, as she cannot pass up grain. She gets along with all horses but she will not be pushed around. Grandma is a most affectionate horse, and such a delight to have at the rescue.
Grandpa is a Suffolk Punch that came to the rescue in May of 2014. His owner’s health problems caused the horse to go to his kids, but the kids were not horse people and were unable to care for him. Grandpa is in his 20's and loves to come out of the pasture for grain. He is low man on the totem pole and is a sweet boy. He is not a huge fan of baths but will tolerate them. Grandpa does not care for a stall; he wants to stay out in the pasture. He is not good with his feet and has to be sedated for the farrier but he loves being groomed and will stand great. Grandpa leads well and is not pushy. He is a wonderful pasture companion.
Harmony is a 14 year old breeding stock paint. She was surrendered to the rescue in October of 2015 when her owner could no longer afford her. She came in thin and with a skin condition. Her chronic skin condition was treated, and she was brought up to weight. She is easy to catch in the pasture and is an easy keeper. She does well in the pasture, but gets very nervous in a stall and will pace constantly. Harmony enjoys her pasture mates but also enjoys the companionship of humans. She will make someone a wonderful addition to their family.
Honeybun is a sweet appaloosa miniature mare that is 10-12 years old. She came to the rescue in November of 2015. The owner had disabilities and was unable to care for her. She is fully blind and has adapted to her turnout area but does not do well if she is moved. She leads very well though, and is trusting if she has someone with her. She is housed with Bella – a blind Arab mare – and does well with her, but does not like to be alone. Honey bun is a very sweet little mini and loves peppermint treats.
Hope is a beautiful 21 year old 15.2H appaloosa mare. She came to the rescue in January of 2016, saved from going to a meat buyer at the auction. Hope is a very sweet and friendly girl. Since her arrival, Hope has been gaining weight and enjoying pasture life. She has not bonded with anyone in the pasture, but is not aggressive. She is now healthy and thriving. She comes up to the gate for grain and is very easy to catch in the pasture. She is great in a stall or staying out as she respects fences. Hope is great with her feet, very patient, waits to be haltered to go out and is very respectful. Hope has a great walk trot under saddle, and is capable of carrying a heavy rider. Hope will lope but she is more interested in taking it easy. She lunges both directions and does not appear to be spooky at all. Hope rides bareback, with a halter, or saddled and bridled up. She stands tied and stands to be saddled and takes a bridle well. She would be fine in a group or as an only horse. She does have an old scar on her back leg but it doesn’t seem to affect her.
Jemma is a sorrel Quarter Horse mare about 18 years old. She came to the rescue in October of 2014 as a surrender. She was apparently abandoned at a child’s birthday party and the family did not have the means to care for her. Jemma is sweet and likes attention, but prefers the pasture to a stall. She has what appears to be a broken hock in the rear so she is just a pasture companion. Jemma gets along with mares and geldings and loves to graze the day away.
Jinx is a POA mare that arrived at the rescue in November of 2014. She was thin and had been abandoned by her owners in a pasture; they did not have the money to even pay the pasture owners. She is in her 20's and is broke to ride. She is very hard to catch in the pasture but once caught enjoys attention. She does well in the pasture or is fine in a stall; she loves grain. She is not pushy and leads well. Jinx is low maintenance and is an easy keeper. She would benefit from having her own person to love.
Johnny Mule came to OHR in August of 2015. He is approximately 25 years old and came from the auction. His registered name is High Noon and he was a racing mule at the age of 4. Since his time at the rescue, Johnny has bonded with several of the horses and has proven to be a wonderful pasture protector. He does not care to be in a stall but adores hanging out in the pasture. He has been ridden and packed in the past but is now enjoying retirement due to an old rear leg injury.
Lady is a 30 year old bay Arabian pony mare that arrived at the rescue in October of 2013. Her owner was diagnosed with a chronic illness and could no longer care for her. Lady loves to be out in the pasture and at times can be hard to catch. She loves her grain though, and that is a sure-fire way to get her haltered. If you walk out in the pasture with a brush she will stand all day for love. She is small, but can be dominant and chase others off when it comes to food. She has bonded with a few other ponies at the rescue and would prefer the pasture to a stall. Lady is a very easy keeper and gets a very thick winter coat.
Lucky is a 28 year old paint gelding. He came to the rescue in January of 2015. His owners had sold their property and were unable to find him a safe home. He is blind in his right eye; the previous owners said he had an accident which caused him to go blind. Lucky is very adapted to his vision situation, and you would not know that he has vision loss by observing him. He enjoys being out in the pasture as well as coming in for grain; he is very easy to catch. He does well with geldings and mares. He enjoys playing with his friend Earl in the pasture.
Luna is a beautiful 2 year old POA pony that came to the rescue in August of 2015. She was in rough shape when she came to the rescue, including some wounds on her body (the worst of which was on her rump). The person who found her said she had showed up on a 100-degree day and appeared to have trouble standing. They could not get water to her, and were not equipped to care for a horse. She was brought to the rescue to begin rehab. She is now up to weight and is very sweet. She is easy to catch in the pasture and loves to be groomed. Luna leads well and is learning how to be a good steward with her feet. She can be dominant in the herd even with her small size. Luna likes people and is ready to start ground training.
Maverick is a 14 year old gray warmblood gelding. He came to OHR in November of 2014. He resided with his breeder until he was 3 years old, but when he was to begin saddle training he proved to be ataxic. He then went to the breeder’s friend, where he lived until he came to OHR. Upon arriving at OHR he was taken to OSU to have further testing and diagnosis done. He came back to OHR and has been living out his days enjoying his time in the pasture. He gets along well with his pasture mates and is easy to catch. He enjoys being groomed in the pasture and is an easy keeper.