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Astony

Astony

Generously sponsored by Stella and Donald H.

♘Birthdate: 6/30/1988
♘Breed: Welsh Pony and Cob
♘Height: 13.0 hh
♘Intake Date: September 2018
♘Status: Companion

Astony came to the rescue as an owner surrender in 2018 when his family, who have owned and loved him since the day he was born, moved overseas. He’s an older guy at the ripe age of 30, and he does have cataracts developing in both eyes that interfere with his vision. He has a big, sassy personality and is very lively and active. Astony— which means “to astound”— came to his family as a surprise many years ago when they bought a mare without knowing she was in foal. They told us he was quite a mighty jumper in his younger years and has always been a bit mischievous. He seems to love carrots and grain, but will need a refresher on how to be a good citizen since he’s hasn’t been kept with other horses or handled too often in several years.


Beamish

Beamish

Stall expense generously sponsored by Pat at Triple Crown Farms

♘Birthdate: 03/15/2004
♘Breed: Thoroughbred
♘Height: 17 hh
♘Intake Date: October 2018
♘Status: Rideable Adoption

Beamish, or “Boom” as he’s affectionately known, is a bay off-the-track Thoroughbred bred in California that raced under the name Bob’s Your Uncle. When he was four, he started his second career as a dressage horse and even did some intro-level eventing. He was surrendered by his long-time owner at no fault of his own. This big guy is built wide and stout and has a very playful personality. He knows some voice commands in the style of Clinton Anderson and is very responsive in-hand on the ground. In his previous home Boom was not kept with other horses and will need some time to get used to being in a herd again. He has not worked consistently in over three years, so he will be evaluated and then made available for adoption to a suitable home.

Beauty

Beauty

Generously sponsored by Debbie O.

♘Birthdate: 1/1/1983
♘Breed: Appaloosa
♘Height: 15.1 hh
♘Intake Date: 3/1/2013
♘Status: Companion

Beauty came to the rescue in March of 2013 with a swayed back and missing one eye. Despite these conditions, her mobility is not impaired. Beauty has a sweet spot for cheese quesadillas as well as about anything you let her lips get hold of! She nearly blind in her remaining eye, and she’s bonded closely with Earl, another resident horse, to help manage her vision loss. She is a permanent resident at OHR and will live out her life enjoying the sun and pasture.

Bella

Bella

Generously sponsored by Sarah Wylie in loving memory of her mother Sarah Stephens

♘Birthdate: 1/1/1997
♘Breed: Arabian
♘Height: 14.1 hh
♘Intake Date: July 2014
♘Status: Companion

Bella is a fully blind mare that was surrendered to the rescue due to a neglect situation. She was said to have had a stillborn foal the fall before coming to the rescue. Bella struggles with her vision impairment and relies heavily on her blind mini companion, Honey Bun. They know the limitations of their paddock and do just fine there, but have high anxiety and do not function well if they are moved. Bella is hesitant to trust people, 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.

BOO

BOO

♘Birthdate: 1/1/1996
♘Breed: Quarter Horse
♘Height: 16.0 hh
♘Intake Date: July 2015
♘Status: Companion

Boo was surrendered to us by a family from the coast of Oregon who was unable to care for Boo’s sudden onset of blindness. As the story goes, Boo went blind late in life rather spontaneously as a reaction to wormer. Because of this, he suffers from high anxiety and nervousness due to the rapid loss of vision. Even stranger, when Boo got to OHR, he developed severe and life-threatening allergies to the Willamette Valley grasses and pollens and is now kept at a rescue facility in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Boo is eligible for sponsorship.

BUTTERCUP

BUTTERCUP

♘Birthdate: 1/1/1991
♘Breed: Thoroughbred
♘Height: 15.1 hh
♘Intake Date: December 2017
♘Status: Companion

Buttercup is a blind Thoroughbred who was transferred to OHR from another rescue on the Oregon Coast that wasn’t able to adequately deal with her blindness and anxiety. Since she has been with us, we have watched her settle in and have even been able to turn her out to pasture with a small herd. Due in part to her anxiety and her breed, Buttercup is what we call a “hard keeper” as she struggles to keep weight on and therefore needs to have her nutrition highly managed. The added expense of her daily feed routine makes Buttercup an excellent candidate for sponsorship (which would also mean she gets more peppermints— her favorite treat!)

Caspian

Caspian

Generously sponsored by Natalie and Robin N.

♘Birthdate: 1/1/2005
♘Breed: Arabian
♘Height: 14.0 hh
♘Intake Date: September 2013
♘Status: Companion

Caspian is a chestnut gelding that was rescued from an abuse and starvation situation by a community member. After some time, the new rescuing owner could no longer take care of him and needed to place him with OHR. 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 sustained a permanent shoulder injury in his past and has some trauma, so he will need more gentle and experienced care to overcome his fears. We do know that he is a sucker for bananas! Due to his shoulder injury and timidity, he is a permanent resident at the rescue.

Daisy

Daisy

Generously sponsored by Tami Knight in loving memory of her sister Nanci Huntsman, who loved Daisy many years

♘Birthdate: 1/1/1990
♘Breed: Arab / Arab Cross
♘Height: 14.3 hh
♘Intake Date: September 2018
♘Status: Companion

Daisy is an Arabian mare that came to the rescue because of her exceptional misfortune of having both her guardians pass away unexpectedly. Daisy’s extended family was unable to keep her, but wanted to be sure that, as an older horse, she stayed out of the slaughter pipeline. She had been with her family for more than 25 years and was well cared for, as she is in good health and body condition for her age. Daisy is quite friendly and curious, and she likes to put her nose through the stall bars to say hello to passersby. She is well mannered on the ground while being handled and will enjoy an easy life out to pasture at OHR.

Dazzle

Dazzle

♘Birthdate: 1/1/1997
♘Breed: Quarter Horse
♘Height: 14.3 hh
♘Intake Date: December 2015
♘Status: Companion Adoption

Dazzle came to OHR after her owner was going through a divorce and had nowhere for her to go, nor the funds to board her. She came to us severely obese and previously foundered. Her feet were badly damaged and she was lame, but she has since made a full recovery. She has glaucoma in one eye and has developed moon blindness, but is comfortable with her vision impairment. She is very sweet, easy to catch in the pasture, and is a wonderful companion horse as she’s quite mellow. Daz leads and stands well in crossties to be groomed. She does not care to be stalled but loves being able to roam out in the pasture.

Earl

Earl

♘Birthdate: 1/1/1983
♘Breed: Appaloosa
♘Height: 15.3 hh
♘Intake Date: May 2013
♘Status: Companion

Earl was came to OHR after he was abandoned at the Eugene Livestock Auction. His body 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 Earl’s prior abuse, he is a sweet old boy. He is not overly excited to be around people, but he’s easy to catch and comes right to the gate for grain. Earl is remarkably intelligent and can even open gates and stall doors. He 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.

Eeyore

Eeyore

Generously sponsored by Carolyn and Sam S.

♘Birthdate: 1/1/1992
♘Breed: Mule
♘Height: 13.0 hh
♘Intake Date: August 2016
♘Status: Companion

Eeyore is a small mule that came to OHR from the Eugene auction with a body score of one. We saw him standing alone on the auction lot, severely underweight, clearly depressed, and partially blind and immediately thought of sad little Eeyore (from Winnie the Pooh). Since he’s been with us he has lost the rest of his vision and is now completely blind and also struggles with full-body arthritis. Despite all his sorrows, Eeyore is a sweet little jack and is our go-to companion for other blind horses. Eeyore will remain with OHR as a permanent sanctuary resident for the rest of his days.

Gracie

Gracie

Generously sponsored by the Amazing Grace

♘Birthdate: 1/1/1989
♘Breed: Quarter Horse
♘Height: 15.2 hh
♘Intake Date: January 2013
♘Status: Companion

Gracie is a white Quarter Horse mare. She came to the rescue 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 wandering around flat pasture and does great outdoors or stalled. She also has Cushing’s disease and severe melanomas under her tail, and will therefore remain at the rescue to live out her life.

Gemma

Gemma

Generously sponsored by Debbie O.

♘Birthdate: 1/1/2002
♘Breed: Quarter Horse
♘Height: 15.0 hh
♘Intake Date: October 2014
♘Status: Companion Adoption

Gemma is a chestnut mare that came to the rescue as a surrender. She was abandoned at a child’s birthday party and the family did not have the means to care for her. Gemma is sweet and likes attention and is quite good in-hand and for the farrier and vet, but she does prefers to be out to pasture than in a stall. She apparently had a broken hock in the past before she came to us, so she is best suited for a home as a pasture companion. Gemma gets along with both mares and geldings and loves to graze the day away.

One Eyed Jack

One Eyed Jack

Generously sponsored by Prudy Z.

♘Birthdate: 2/20/2004
♘Breed: Thoroughbred
♘Height: 16.3 hh
♘Intake Date: December 2012
♘Status: Rideable Adoption

One Eyed Jack is an off-the-track Thoroughbred and came to the rescue with one eye. On the track he had 70 starts in his career with overall earnings of $178,747 under the registered name Stand Tall. Jack enjoys work and has three lovely gaits and a smooth rocking horse canter. He can sometimes be pushy on the ground so he will need a home with an intermediate rider that’s comfortable handling non-quiet horses. He will also need to be pastured with geldings as he can show stallion-like behavior when with mares.

Honey Bun

Honey Bun

Generously sponsored by Glennis Y.

♘Birthdate: 1/1/1997
♘Breed: Miniature
♘Height: 8.0 hh
♘Intake Date: November 2015
♘Status: Companion

Honey Bun is a sweet appaloosa miniature mare. She came to the rescue after her owner was physically unable to care for her. She is fully blind and has adapted comfortably to her paddock, but does not do well if she is moved outside of it. She does lead well 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.

Pansy

Pansy

♘Birthdate: 1/1/1999
♘Breed: Paint
♘Height: 14.2 hh
♘Intake Date: March 2017
♘Status: Companion Adoption

Pansy is a flashy Paint mare with one blue eye. She came to the rescue as a forced surrender through LCAS. When she arrived, she was more than 200 pounds underweight, extremely timid, and fearful. She has had time to just be a horse and is learning to trust again. In her time with us, she has had 30 days professional training under saddle and continues to progress every time she is handled. However, because of her traumatic past, we don’t think Pansy should go to a riding home because she can sometimes be unpredictable under saddle. She lunges well and could be a good fit for an in-hand career. She is looking for an owner willing to continue desensitizing her to build trust. She stands well for grooming, tacking, and the farrier and she is easy to handle with polite ground manners. She’s happy in a stall or out to pasture.

Riata

Riata

Generously sponsored by Wendy D.

♘Birthdate: 1/1/2013
♘Breed: Pinto
♘Height: 15.0 hh
♘Intake Date: September 2016
♘Status: Companion Adoption

Currently our youngest resident, Riata came to us in 2016 as an owner surrender with a badly damaged fetlock. We believe that when she was just a baby, she was kicked in the fetlock. Left untreated, the injury resulted in a bone infection that the vet thought would ultimately deteriorate the integrity of the leg within a few years. However, Riata is a fighter and the bone appears to have fused, though she is still lame and therefore unrideable. Riata was timid and reserved when she came to us, but she is more and more trusting every day and now loves attention, especially long grooming sessions. She is currently adoptable and would be best suited for a home that would work her in hand or keep her in a large pasture so she can continue to move around on her leg.

Misty

Misty

♘Birthdate: 1/1/1997
♘Breed: Appaloosa
♘Height: 14.3 hh
♘Intake Date: October 2013
♘Status: Companion

Misty arrived at the rescue after being surrendered by her owner who was no longer able to care for her. Her owner was leaving home and her family were unable to handle a blind mare. She is a fully blind, but was said to be broke to ride back in the day. We think she may have some back sensitivities because she sometimes crow hops when blanketed. Misty roams the pasture freely despite being blind and is easy to catch. She loves to be groomed and is quite food motivated! She is a permanent resident here at OHR.

Samsung

Samsung

♘Birthdate: 1/1/1995
♘Breed: Thoroughbred
♘Height: 16.1 hh
♘Intake Date: January 2016
♘Status: Rideable Adoption Currently Unavailable

Samsung is a bay TB who came to OHR after his owner found herself in the hospital for almost a year just three weeks after she got him, and she ultimately had to surrender him. Samsung is sound and broke to ride. He has big movement, which could intimidate a novice rider. He lunges well in both directions, despite having his right eye removed due to an old injury. Samsung is looking for a home that will remind him of his ground manners, as he can sometimes be pushy on the ground. Samsung does best in pastures with all geldings because he can get overly attached to mares. He can be stalled or kept in a pasture but does occasionally crib and may need to wear a cribbing collar in the stall.

Tahoe

Tahoe

Generously sponsored by Laura P.

♘Birthdate: 1/1/2001
♘Breed: Paint
♘Height: 15.2 hh
♘Intake Date: August 2014
♘Status: Companion Adoption

Tahoe is a “Medicine Hat” paint mare. She came to the rescue because her owner was financially unable to provide the needed treatment for the squamous cell carcinoma in her eyes. She has undergone regular chemo treatments on her left eye since arriving at OHR and has seen tremendous improvement. However, in summer of 2018, Tahoe injured her right eye while out to pasture and ended up having it removed. She has adapted well to life with one eye and is happy and healthy at present. Tahoe also has the misfortune of being diagnosed with navicular syndrome, and thus cannot be ridden but she is eager to be brushed and very respectful to handle on the ground. She does fine in a stall or pasture and is a very easy keeper. She would make a very sweet pasture pet or companion horse.

Nana Rose

Nana Rose

Generously sponsored by Natalie and Robin N.

♘Birthdate: 1/1/1984
♘Breed: Mustang
♘Height: 15.2 hh
♘Intake Date: August 2015
♘Status: Companion

Nana Rose is a Mustang mare that is a barn favorite. Back in the day, this stout mare packed around little kids as a summer camp horse before ending up at the Eugene auction, likely due to her age. She was originally purchased by a family that reached out to us for post-sale quarantine, but unfortunately they were unable to keep Nana so she became a permanent resident of OHR in 2015. Though she has some arthritis creeping up as she ages, Nana remains the herd boss of her pasture and loves to scratch herself on the old oak trees and roll in the grass.

WILEY

WILEY

Generously sponsored by Amy S.

♘Birthdate: 1/1/1989
♘Breed: Thoroughbred
♘Height: 15.2 hh
♘Intake Date: July 2015
♘Status: Companion

Wiley is a Thoroughbred gelding that came to the rescue in 2015 from an owner who could not manage his complicated care. He was significantly underweight and not eating regularly. After the Oregon State University Large Animal Hospital performed an endoscopic test, they found gastric ulcers which explained his severe digestive issues. Back at OHR, Wiley was treated with rounds of ulcer medication but because he's a high anxiety horse, which worsens his gastric disorder, he still must be on a mostly grain diet. To manage his anxiety, he's paired with a companion horse in a set of half-wall stalls where the two can touch noses and calm each other. He and his companion, Airwolf, are turned out together, too. Wiley is easy to work with on the ground and often leads himself to his turnout! He doesn’t stand well for baths but likes to be groomed.