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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.
Boo is a 27-year-old Quarter Horse that 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 a dewormer. 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.
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.
Buttercup is a sweet 26-year-old Thoroughbred who was transferred to OHR from another rescue on the Oregon Coast in December 2017. That rescue wasn’t able to adequately deal with her blindness and anxiety. Since she has been with us, we have watched her settle in well and have even been able to turn her out with a small herd. Buttercup is also what we call a “hard keeper” as she struggles to keep weight on and therefore needs to have her nutrition highly managed. This pretty mare is eligible for sponsorship.
Generously sponsored by Natalie and Robin N.
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.
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 Carolyn and Sam S.
Eeyore is a mule in his mid-twenties that came to OHR from the Eugene auction in August of 2016 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.
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.
Generously sponsored by Glennis Y.
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.
Nana Rose is a 34-year-old 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. Nana Rose is currently eligible for sponsorship.
Generously sponsored by Prudy Z.
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.
Wiley is a 29-year-old Thoroughbred gelding. When he 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 pair of half-wall stalls where the two can touch noses and calm each other. He’s also paired with his companion during his outside turnout. Wiley is a permanent sanctuary resident and is eligible for sponsorship.