Below is a list of rescue horses, and a little bit of their story. Some of these horses are looking for their forever homes, and some of them will forever be ‘Old Friends’. Please contact us for more information on a particular horse.
Savannah is the newest addition to Old Friends Canada. She is a four year old Tennesee Walker who was very thin and lame when she came to us. After a year of feeding, attention and some exercise her health is definitely improving and with some luck we will find her a forever home where she will be truly appreciated.
Savannah is now working under saddle and requires rider/partner with horsemanship background and previous experience with green horses, note that she is a gaited horse. Savannah is only available to a forever home, not as a flip horse. Anyone interested in adopting Savannah can come work with her at Apple Flats before committing to the adoption, to make sure that it is a good fit. Fill out an adoption application.
His official race track name was “Atta-Boy-David”. He survived the track in Arizona and California for 8 years, only to find himself in an auction instead of a retirement pasture! Well, he found his forever home with OFC and although he had to have colic surgery a few years back, he survived! David is extraordinarily friendly and enjoys wandering the farm during the day, visiting all of the other paddocks. This helps to keep him moving and eating… Anything to keep him eating! He does get anxious, as is common with many ex-racehorses; he is also a cribber. We know to worry when we don’t see him cribbing!
Delia is also an ex-racehorse. She came to us in an urgent and sad state, having been badly cut by wire at her previous home and then left unattended for 3 months. Her leg was so mangled when she came to OFC that she could hardly get into the trailer. She recieved emergency veterinary care and for several months her fate was questionable. To make matters worse, it turned out that she was pregnant with twins! Sadly, one foal died in utero and the other, shortly after birth. The twins are buried on the farm. Delia has settled in and likes her space and privacy.
Rafferty is an old quarterhorse who came to us in 2002. His previous owners felt that he was too lame to keep and had decided to euthanize him. Luckily, his veterinarians stepped in and offered to find him a home. Well, ten years later at the age of 27, he is chugging along just fine! His paddock buddy is another quarterhorse, a youngster of one year. He keeps Raffy young and happy and they just trotted past my window together as this bio was being written.
Pirate is a mischievous Thoroughbred who came to the farm as a six year old. His racing name was “Make em Laugh”, although he never did race. His personality is fabulous but unfortunately, his club foot has caused him much grief and as such, he can not be ridden. Pirate has a wicked sense of humour and won’t hesitate to let you know his disappointment if ignored. He is a favourite with anyone who’s ever visited the farm.
Molly is approximately 22 years old and came to us for retirement about ten years ago. She was being used as a school pony and was quite unhappy. Molly is a Welsh/Shetland cross but has conformation difficulties. She goes for walks in hand when we walk about the neighbourhood, and we found out almost by accident that she is a very good cart pony.