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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Her best friend is Sammy, who is also a fully blind appaloosa. They are a very bonded pair. Both are very well mannered as long as they are together. 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.
Sammy came to the rescue in January of 2013. The first 10 years of his life, he was a pasture pet for an elderly gentlemen. When the gentleman passed away his caregiver took possession of Sammy and trained him as a riding horse. Sammy has since gone fully blind and is enjoying sanctuary life. His best friend is Misty and they are very bonded. His favorite time of day is breakfast. He does very well in his setting and seems to know the boundaries. Sammy is very friendly and loves attention. When approaching all you need to do is talk to let him know you are near and he will head towards you. Sammy will spend the remainder of his days here at OHR.