Generously sponsored by Debbie O.
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. 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.
Generously sponsored by Sarah Wylie in loving memory of her mother Sarah Stephens
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.
Generously sponsored by Prudy Z.
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.
Generously sponsored by Debbie O.
Buddy is a 10 year old off the track thoroughbred. His registered name is Taneum Canyon and his foal date is January 31 of 2006. Buddy came to the rescue in December of 2012 with a carpal chip from his racing career, and serious knee arthritis. He had 11 starts in his race career with one first place finish. His last race was in August of 2012. Since coming to the rescue, he has been enjoying pasture life. Buddy is very friendly in the pasture and is easy to catch. He has been an easy keeper with no health problems. Due to the severity of his arthritis he is a permanent resident at the rescue.
Caspian is a 10 year sorrel Arabian gelding that was rescued from his owner due to abuse and starvation. After some time, the new rescuing owner could no longer take care of him and needed to place 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 had a permanent shoulder injury before coming to OHR. He is a very sweet boy, but will need more gentle and experienced care to overcome his fears. He is great in the pasture with other horses and the owner of the rescue says he is a sucker for bananas. Due to his shoulder injury and timidity, he is a permanent resident at the rescue.
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.
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.
Generously sponsored by Wendy D.
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. She does have some trust issues, but has come a long way since arriving at OHR. She's been restarted on ground training and will soon be started under saddle. 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.
Earl was abandoned at auction in April of 2013 and came to OHR. He is a late 20's Appaloosa gelding who shows the battle scars of a tough past. He has a history of being lame since he has been at the rescue and receives daily pain management medication. Despite the scars that prove Earl’s prior abuse he is a sweet old boy. He is not overly excited to hang out but is easy to catch and comes right to the gate to come in for grain. He does great in the pasture or a stall. Earl loves his ladies but also enjoys a good round of play with the boys. Earl is a permanent resident here at OHR and will live out his life here in peaceful serenity.
Generously sponsored by the Amazing Grace
Gracie is a 23 year old white Quarter Horse mare. She came to the rescue in December of 2012 as an owner surrender. Gracie is a very sweet and loving horse. She is easy to catch in the pasture and gets along well with mares and geldings. Gracie is pigeon-toed in the front and is not sound. She is very happy wondering around flat pasture and does great outdoors or in a stall. She also has Cushing’s disease and melanomas, and will therefore remain at the rescue to live out her life.
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.
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.
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 apparently had a broken hock in the past before she came to us, 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 14 years old and broke to ride; she's had some bad handling in the past and would need an experienced rider. 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. NOTE: She is currently (December 2017) on hold for adoption, pending some additional training to reduce her sometime nervousness.
Lady is a 20 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's had some training in the past and is being restarted. Though she's coming along nicely, she needs an advanced handler as she's still green.
Misty arrived at the rescue in October of 2013. Her owner was leaving home and her parents were unable to care for Misty. She is a fully blind appaloosa mare that is approximately 18 years old. She was said to be broke to ride, but she will make small crow hops even when a rain sheet is put on her so she is not interested in the riding life anymore. She has fully adapted to her blindness and roams the pasture freely. Misty is very easy to catch in the pasture and won’t pass up a free meal. She loves to be groomed and is a permanent resident here at OHR.
One Eyed Jack
One Eyed Jack is a 12 year old off the track thoroughbred. He came to the rescue in December of 2012 with one eye. He was foaled February 20, 2004. He had 70 starts in his career with overall earnings of $178,747. His registered name is Stand Tall. Jack needs to be pastured with geldings as he can show stallion-like aggressive behavior when with mares. He can also be pushy on the ground and needs an experienced handler to work with him. However, One Eyed Jack is mellow in the pasture if you want to catch him or love on him.
Samsung is a bay Thoroughbred in his 20's. He came to OHR in January of 2016. His owner found herself in the hospital for almost a year just three weeks after she got him, and had to surrender him. Samsung can be pushy on the ground if he gets attached to a mare and is separated, but does not seem to bond with geldings the same way. He can be stalled or pastured but does have all of the typical TB issues when in a stall. He had an old injury to his right eye; we removed the eye and that doesn't affect him one bit. Samsung lunges great in both directions; under saddle he's a big mover, which could intimidate a novice rider.
Sugar is a Suffolk Punch mare about 22 years old. She came to the rescue in May of 2014, and is related to Molly. She is a very easy keeper and does well in the pasture. She can be dominant, and enjoys doing her own thing. (Earlier readers of this bio may note that Sugar's age has changed significantly. This is due to an inadvertent error by our vet when the Suffolk Punch horses arrived. This was just recently discovered.)
Generously sponsored by Laura P.
Tahoe is a 14 year old “Medicine Hat” paint mare. She came to the rescue in August of 2014. Her owner was financially unable to provide needed treatment for the squamous cell carcinoma in her eyes. She has been having regular chemo treatments since arriving at OHR. Originally her left eye was the worst, however after all the treatments it has gotten substantially better. Her carcinoma could return in the future, but she is happy and healthy at present. Tahoe also has the misfortune of being diagnosed with navicular syndrome, and thus cannot be ridden. She does fine in a stall or pasture and is a very easy keeper. She is alpha mare but doesn’t have to put much effort into it. She would make a very sweet pasture pet or companion horse.
We have several additional horses who have not yet been added to the website. Stay tuned; we'll add bios and photos as time permits.