Dancer - the horse that started it all:
From Hilary Wood - "For those of you who don't know me, Dancer was my inspiration for starting Front Range Equine Rescue (FRER), which is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit dedicated to stopping the abuse and neglect of horses. Please read our story....
Meet a Few of the Rescue Horses:
The following stories represent a few of the horses saved during 2010. FRER’s quarterly newsletter, The Hoof Beat, also highlights information on horses in the rescue program as well as Front Range’s activities.
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Logan: a 9 year old mustang gelding saved from a local auction. Logan is a very sweet boy and has been ridden under saddle. He is being treated for ringbone and a former knee injury which occasionally bothers him. He should be available for light to medium trail riding soon. Logan will require an arthritis supplement to keep him comfortable.
Eva: a 21 year old Arab mare purchased from a kill buyer at auction. Eva is trained for riding and may have done 4-H or gymkhanas in her past. She’s been updated on dental, vaccinations and worming. She is under training assessment and should make a very nice trail horse for a small, intermediate rider. "ADOPTED"
Archer: 6 year old gelding rescued from a local auction who was hit in the head with a board by an auction worker prior to entering the ring. Archer may be an Arab/Saddlebred cross and just needs time to understand what you ask of him. He’s a very sweet boy and will require a calm, patient, and confident owner. He is now up-to-date on dental, vaccinations, Coggins, farrier and worming. Archer is under training assessment and should be up for adoption shortly. "ADOPTED"
Cricket: 5 year old pony mare rescued at a local auction. Cricket is a pretty dusty-colored Palomino with a great personality. She’s up-to-date now on medical and farrier care and under training assessment. She should do well either as a driving pony or under saddle. She requires an experienced owner. "ADOPTED"
Brody: a very sweet gelding rescued from a local auction away from a kill buyer. Brody was in his late teens and possibly a Missouri Foxtrotter. He was examined by one of our veterinarians and found to be in extreme pain from broken down suspensory ligaments and other lameness issues. Sadly, Brody was humanely euthanized as there was no treatment or pain management protocol for him.
Dylan: a 10 year old Thoroughbred gelding found abandoned and emaciated at a track in Pueblo County. Animal control provided initial care and signed Dylan over to FRER for rehabilitation and eventual placement. Dylan is being treated for parasites, poor skin/coat and overall malnourishment. He will receive dental care once he gains more weight as it’s unsafe to tranquilize him in his current condition. He has also been treated for parasites and overgrown hooves. "ADOPTED"
Wanda (and Venus): Wanda is a 13/14 year old Arab mare rescued from a local auction. After a couple of months, we suspected Wanda might be pregnant. Our vet confirmed it and Venus was born 8/10/10. Both horses are doing well and can be adopted together by a home experienced with green horses (Wanda) and foals (Venus). Otherwise, either horse can be adopted separately after December 2010.