The following case histories represent a small sample of rescued horses that entered Front Range Equine Rescue's (FRER) program in 1997. FRER's quarterly newsletter, The Hoof Beat, highlights histories of all horses that come into the rescue during the last quarter. The newsletter is available online or you can request an email copy.
Evan and Copper: are two older geldings impounded by the local humane society and turned over to FRER for rehabilitation and subsequent adoption to qualified homes. Evan was emaciated upon arrival. He is a wonderful grey Arab gelding, approximately 24 years old. Copper, a QH or QH/cross gelding, approximately 23 years old, was very thin. Both horses have turned around significantly, and it is hoped that a loving home can be found to take both of them, as they have been together for quite some time prior to their arrival at FRER. Both horses have great personalities and will be available for light to medium trail riding. Before and after photos above. Update: sadly, Copper suffered a choke episode which severely damaged his esophagus and he was humanely euthanized. Evan was successfully ADOPTED!!!
Maggie: is a 6 year old grade mare, large pony size. She was impounded by a local humane society in late 2005 suffering from malnutrition, lice, parasites, and overall lack of proper care. It is unknown if her growth is a little stunted due to the years of neglect. Since February 2006 after coming to FRER, she has been in training and progressed rapidly. She has overcome most of her fear of humans and is a quick learner. She needs an experienced owner who can continue working calmly and confidently with a green horse. Maggie does not seem to have physical limitations so she could possibly be used for light/occasional showing. She is available for adoption as a pleasure horse.
Peanut: is a 5 year old mustang gelding who joined the rescue in early March. He was already saddle trained but a former owner discovered he had ringbone in both front fetlock joints. He is very gentle, but likes to gallop and buck during turn out showing his former spirit. He is on arthritis medication and shows no signs of lameness at this time. Peanut will make someone a very nice trail horse. Suitable for an intermediate rider. Preference will be given to students of natural horsemanship. Peanut is available in March 2007.
Camila: is a 2 year old bay mustang filly that joined the rescue in 2006. She has ground training including trailer loading. She is available for adoption to a home with experience working with young horses. Camila needs at least another year to grow and mature before any under saddle training. She has a bog spavin on her right hind, but this is "cosmetic" in nature. Camila is available in March 2007.
Red: is a 23-year-old chestnut appendix mare, approximately 15.1 hands. She has a nice disposition and gets along with other horses. Although she has occasional minor lameness from arthritis, Red can do light to medium trail riding.ADOPTED!!!