Rescued from Cranbury Auction Kill Pen in September 2016, and although we don't know his past, Hersey was well loved at one time. A perfect gentle horse gelding who knows how to drive and allows little ones to sit on his back. He's been struggling with weight issues since he's gotten here but every now and then he gets his favorite treat - a peppermint! A little rusty on driving, we have had our trainer here getting him ready to drive once again.
Rescued in September 2016 with Hersey at Cranbury Auction Kill Pen we believe Luna has been VERY mistreated in the past. When she got here she was genuinely afraid of humans. She would shiver and shake in terror and kick if we got too close. But with time, over two years so far, she is showing much improvement and has accepted us into her herd. Luna was 130 days pregnant when she got here, so she had a safe landing and a safe place to foal. The results of this are amazing. Although she is a challenge, we wouldn't change a thing!
Rescued in December 2016, at age 1 1/2, Buddy comes from a neglected and Malnourished herd of 12. Known as a Dwarf Mini, he stands at 27 inches tall at the age of about 3 years old. So he'll never get any bigger. He loves agility and will be trained in the agility course as soon as the arena is ready. This friendly little guy loves playing with his herdmates to the point of being the "little brother" that everyone runs from. But he's good to his human family and is learning good manners so he can become a therapy horse.
Born here on the farm on May 11, 2017 Moonpie is a yearling. This stunning little filly is so trusting and friendly and has never had to know what fear is - unlike her mother, Luna. Moonpie is quite comical and loves to play, explore and is learning her manners this year. She'll be taught to drive when she's old enough and will also run agility at the shows.
Blue was just recently rescued by Hidden Pond Horse Rescue when he was at Cranbury Kill Pen; and on June 1st 2018, we adopted him through Hidden Pond after they had him for one day. I knew Blue would be "some horse". At 8 months old, we are dumbfounded as to why ANYONE would take this horse to a slaughter auction but there he was and here he is now - happily ever after, adding weight and muscle and the most mischievous mini-horse I have ever known, adding hours of smiles to our days. This little man loves to flip his bowl out of his stall when he's done eating his grain, he loves to lead himself out to the paddock, holding the rope lead in his mouth. He loves to hang on to his brother, Buddy's halter, during outdoor play. We are so glad he's with us! Here he is, with his mane up in bands to keep cool on a hot summer evening.
Callie is also a rescue that we adopted from Hidden Pond on the same day as we got Blue. Callie was at Cranbury Kill Pen as well, only she got out of her hell three weeks earlier. She used to look sullen and depressed but now, she's got her head up high and seems to be enjoying her new surroundings. She is in foal and due to foal out very soon. We've had her since June 1st and she is getting to know the herd well, but I tend to keep her away from them when they are at their most active during the day so she won't get hurt. She has very little muscle left in her hind quarters though we are building it up again with frequent walks and good nutrition. Her front teeth are all but gone, due to either cribbing or gnawing on roots and trees for sustenance. She does have her bottom teeth, which helps her pick out the hay she eats. And she's eating for two so she gets free choice of the best hay and has special grain twice a day.