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!)

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 Resident

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.

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!

Buck

Buck

♘Birthdate: 1/1/2013
♘Breed: Mule (Sheltand/Donkey Cross)
♘Height: 12 hh
♘Intake Date: March 2019
♘Status: Companion Adoption

Buck is a Donkey cross that came to the rescue as a surrender. He was picked up at auction and very clearly has residual trauma from past abuse. He cannot yet be lead and kicks out when nervous. This little guy is friendly and likes to stick his nose through the stall bars for scratches (and bites), but he does not respond well when people enter his space. Buck will eventually need to be placed in a very special home with someone who has solid board fencing and would do best out in a pasture 24/7 where he would not need to be handled often. With time and patience, it’s very possible that some of Buck’s trust issues can be resolved. *Buck is not currently available for adoptive placement*

Earl

Earl

Generously sponsored by Debbie O.

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

Earl 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 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.

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. Because Kodak and Smokey have been together for most of their lives, we would prefer to place them both in the same adoptive home.

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.

Pansy

Pansy

Generously sponsored by Lynne A.

♘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 with a body score of 1. 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. She stands quietly in cross ties for grooming, tacking, and the farrier and lunges well w/t/c in both directions. However, we suspect Pansy has limited hearing and this can make her spook unexpectedly so she may not be a safe horse under saddle for an inexperienced rider. She is looking for an owner willing to continue desensitizing her to build trust.

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 a young, capable horse that is currently in ground work training to expose her to mountain trail type questions. She would be best suited for a home that would work her in hand or as a companion horse.

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.

Smokey

Smokey

♘Birth date: 4/15/2003
♘Breed: Quarter Horse
♘Height: 14.3 hh
♘Intake Date: March 2019
♘Status: Rideable Adoption

Smokey is a dark bay Quarter Horse gelding that was surrendered to the rescue at no fault of his own when his long-time owner could no longer manage caring for him and his pasture partner, Kodak. Smokey is a very friendly horse and an easy keeper that’s barefoot and sound for riding. He is the in-your-pocket, calm and curious type, but has not been in work for the past two years and would do best with someone who can continue his training as he still green broke. He goes in western tack and a hackamore, but does not respond consistently to pressure or aids. Smokey loves water and would make a great trail horse with more miles. He is young enough to have a future in any number of new careers. Because Smokey has been with Kodak for most of their lives, we would prefer to place these two horses together in the same adoptive home.

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.

   Thank you to Christal M and Jill W, generous sponsors without specified horses.

Thank you to Christal M and Jill W, generous sponsors without specified horses.