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 Resident

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.


Beauty

Beauty

Generously sponsored by Debbie O.

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

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 W. in loving memory of her mother Sarah Stephens

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

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 Resident

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

Generously sponsored by Charlotte S.

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

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!)

Blackie

Blackie

Generously sponsored by Kimberlie T.

♘Birthdate: 1/1/1999
♘Breed: Thoroughbred
♘Height: 16.3 / 17.0 hh
♘Intake Date: January 2019
♘Status: Companion Adoption

Blackie was surrendered to the rescue in the winter of 2019 when his owner, a minor child who had inherited Blackie, could no longer afford to care for him. Facing euthanasia, we took in Blackie without much information about his past, but we do know that he has been retired from riding for some time due to his sway back. He has an old, cold injury to his hind left leg that doesn’t interfere with his movement and he is missing a few teeth. On the ground, he’s easy to handle and quite a calm, affectionate horse. He does well in turnout with other horses, but tends to be submissive and lower in the herd pecking order. Blackie has completed evaluation with a perfect score for in-hand skills— don’t miss out on this respectful gelding!

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 Adoption

Caspian is a chestnut gelding that was rescued from an abuse and starvation situation by a community member who ultimately surrendered him to OHR. Caspian is a smart gelding who is eager for attention; however, he is still working on building trust with new people. He sustained a permanent shoulder injury in his past and is not rideable. He will need to be placed in a home that is willing to go slow and wait for him to be ready. Cas can be difficult to catch out of a large field, but has no problem in a smaller paddock and would continue to improve his catching skills in a consistent home. He has undergone 30 days professional in-hand and ground work training in May of 2019 to build his skill set and confidence.

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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 Resident

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.

Earl

Earl

Generously sponsored by Debbie O.

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

Earl is an advanced age Appaloosa gelding and has been a long-time resident in OHR’s sanctuary program. Earl has been with us since 2013 after being abandoned at auction. His body bears the sad scars of a traumatic and violent past, possibly as a Mexican roping horse, and remind us how much he needed a safe space to land. Even at his age, Earl is still playful and full of life and he enjoys spending his days out to pasture with his lady friend, Beauty. This pretty guy loves getting into mischief like letting himself out of his stall and opening gates and latches--a testament to his intelligence!

Fanci

Fanci

Generously sponsored by Tami K.

♘Birthdate: 1/1987
♘Breed: Arabian
♘Height: 14 hh
♘Intake Date: October 2014 & February 2019
♘Status: Companion Resident

Fanci first came to the rescue in October of 2014 when she was surrendered to the rescue by an owner who was not a good fit for the horse. Fanci was eventually adopted out to another family that loved her and cared for her, but unfortunately they had complications with pregnancy (human, not equine) and could no longer give this old mare the care she deserves. We agreed to do what was best for the horse and take Fanci back. She is a sweet mare full of life and spunk. Due to her age and a slight club on her right front, Fanci is retired from riding but is very easy to catch, lunge, and work in-hand. She leads well, loves children, and has good ground manners.

Gemma

Gemma

Generously sponsored by Gemma R.

♘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.

Kodak

Kodak

♘Birthdate: 7/5/1996
♘Breed: Quarter Horse
♘Height: 15.3 hh
♘Intake Date: March 2019
♘Status: Rideable Adoption

Kodak is an affectionate and easy-going gelding that came to the rescue with another QH named Smokey after their owner could no longer care for them. Despite his advanced age, Kodak is barefoot and sound and has a lot of life left. He was started correctly and professionally as a 6 year old, and is a gentleman under saddle but will need time to regain fitness after having the last two years off of work. This big guy has a lovely temperament and calmly hacked out bareback his first week at the rescue. He is respectful on the ground, loves water, and scored 100% on his basic behavior evaluation, making him a great option as a trail horse, lesson horse, or mount for a child. He is currently in full training for a 30-day tune-up.

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 Resident

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.

Kullem

Kullem

Generously sponsored by John W.

♘Birthdate: 5/1/1990
♘Breed: Quarter Horse
♘Height: 15.1 hh
♘Intake Date: April 2019
♘Status: Companion Resident

Kullem is an advanced age paint gelding who has lived with his long-time pasture mate, Major, for the past 27 years. The pair was surrendered to the rescue by their owner at no fault of their own. Kullem is a friendly horse and will come up to you in the field, but he’s a little wary of being caught. Despite his age, Kullem enjoys trotting around the pasture and grazing with his best buddy, Major. We suspect Kullem may have early onset Cushing’s disease, and he will spend the remainder of his days as a resident of OHR.


Major

Major

Generously sponsored by John W.

♘Birthdate: 4/5/1988
♘Breed: Quarter Horse
♘Height: 15.1 hh
♘Intake Date: April 2019
♘Status: Companion Resident

“Major Jet Speed” is an advanced age bay gelding. Major is a retired racehorse who came off the track after just two races. He was surrendered to the rescue by his long-time owner of 27 years. In his younger days, Major was a trail horse and he has had lots of exposure to common trail obstacles (water, ditches, etc.). Now, this big guy prefers to graze the day away in the field and enjoy long grooming sessions with snacks. He is welcomed to OHR as a sanctuary resident so he can stay with his pasture mate of nearly 30 years, Kullem.


Riata

Riata

Generously sponsored by Wendy D.

♘Birthdate: 1/1/2014
♘Breed: Paint
♘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 right front fetlock. She had been kicked in the leg and 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 has fused, giving Riata the rest of her life ahead of her. She will make someone an excellent in-hand partner, but she cannot be ridden or bred due to the added stress of extra weight on her leg. She is a young, capable horse that is currently in ground work training to expose her to mountain trail type questions. She has crossed bridges, creeks, banks, walked the plank and the teter-totted and is very willing. She is even learning to be lead by a handler using a motorized wheel chair. Riata is careful and reserved and would make an excellent in-hand partner for a mountain trail, therapy, or companion home.

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Misty

Misty

Generously sponsored by Amy S.

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

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

Generously sponsored by Prudy Z.

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

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.

7/1/19* Samsung is currently on stall rest for a minor fracture. Please contact OHR about his availability.

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 Resident

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.