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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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.