Rescued from Moore's Auction, Kill Pen #10 in September 2016, and although we don't know his past, Hersey was well loved at one time. A perfect gentle 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. In the Spring of 2020, Hersey was diagnosed with Cushings Disease and is being treated with western meds and CBD oil. It is making a tremendous difference. Approximate DOB: 2011
Rescued in September 2016 with Hersey at Moore's Auction Kill Pen #10, 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 five 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! Approximate DOB: 2013
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 5 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 "Boss" with his herd-mates to the point of being the "little brother" that everyone runs from. We love to watch him trot proudly, with his tail up head held proud! Buddy is also learned his manners so well that he's now a trained therapy horse and has gone to schools and worked in the Equine therapy programs. Approximate DOB: Nov 2015
Born here on the farm on May 11, 2017 Moonpie just celebrated her 4th birthday. This stunning little mare is so trusting and friendly and has never had to know what fear is - unlike her mother, Luna. Moonpie stands at 40" and is quite comical and loves to play, explore and has learned her manners well. She is very eager to please and picks up new lessons easily. Being young, sometimes she needs reminders of her manners but that's okay. She'll be taught to drive when she's old enough and will also run agility at the shows. Moonpie has become "some horse" and has participated in Equine Therapy Programs.
Blue was rescued from Moore's Kill Pen; and on June 1st 2018, we adopted him through Hidden Pond Equine Rescue after they had him for one day. At 7 1/2 months old, we were 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, added weight, height 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 tall brother, Scooter, 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. In spring of 2020, Blue developed laminitis from eating too much rich 2nd cut hay. He is being treated now with NSAIDS, CBD, and the perfect trims from his farrier. He is doing well.
Callie is also a rescue that we adopted from Hidden Pond on the same day as we got Blue. Callie was at Moore's Kill Pen as well. 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 was 7 1/2 months in foal when she came here and foaled out on September 5, 2018. When we adopted her on June 1, 2018 she had very little muscle left in her hind quarters and with frequent walks and good nutrition she built up her muscles and strength. 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. Due to lack of upper teeth, we can only "figure" her age at the time of foaling was about 38. She is now about 41. She is losing her eyesight, and she requires special care, special food and can't hear as well as she used to, but her daughter Lily acts as her seeing eye-horse and leads her and waits for her all the time. And this is they way it will be until she goes back to God.
Lily is the daughter of Callie. She was born here on the farm. You can read more about her by scrolling down and reading about her birth on the farm on September 5, 2018. At present, and at the age of 3 years old she is proving to be a beautiful and gentle mare. She's looking more and more like her Mom. She is stubborn and sometimes refuses to walk in the barn in the same door she's walked through a hundred times. Right now, she's her mother's seeing eyes and hearing ears. She waits for her mom before going to the field, she sticks close and will walk by her side. Callie doesn't see too well anymore, nor does she hear well. Lily is her protector and her eyes and ears. We aren't sure what her plans will be for the farm, but she was born here and is here to stay for her lifetime.
Moonpie was born to Luna on May 11, 2017 here at the farm. Another rescue mare in-foal, Luna was 100 days +/- 30 days when we pulled her out of the slaughter pen. 7 1/2 months later, here is the result of our constant love and care. Moonpie was a big girl. 24" tall and weighing 30 pounds.
This couldn't be any more precious, could it? Moonpie took very well to her new halter. Although it was too big - and is now being used for Miss Lily, Moonpie grew out of this halter is a few months. She is Picture Perfect in every way!
Who wouldn't love life looking like this? And to think she would not have been here if her Mom, Luna, wasn't pulled from a Slaughter pen.
4 months and growing up fast. This is about the time when we realized Moonpie would be much taller than her Mom and she most likely was one half Mini Horse and one half Shetland Pony.
November 2017 brought many seasonal changes, including Moonpie's first taste of really cold weather, but with a coat like she had, she never even knew the difference! Isn't she beautiful?
Looking out her window, in her much taller stall then the others, Moonpie turns 1 year and it looks like she's reflecting on her past year, doesn't it? At one year, Moonpie stands 39 inches tall to her withers and weights about 350 lbs. She is learning her manners now, and is such a great student! Happy Birthday Moonpie - May life always be as good as it was for you in your first year!
Lily was born on the farm on September 5, 2018 at 1:57 in the morning. She came into this world hiccuping, wet, and beautiful. Mom was a pro and there were minimal complications. She stood 21 inches tall and weighed 24.9 pounds. She is perfect! We are ecstatic to have her join our herd! In this picture, she is about 2 hours old.
Lily is learning to jump and play outside. She is meeting new barnyard friends through a safety fence. All areas she is accessible to is baby proofed. She licks and tastes everything she sees.
It's never to early to teach a horse and with halters, it's no acception. Lily learns to tolerate her hand-me-down-from-Moonpie halter. She's not pleased, but she isn't she a cutie pie?
At 2 days old, Lily pretends to eat like Momma. She will pick up the hay with her mouth, nibble on it and then spit it out. Lily has no teeth, so she can't eat hay, and Momma's milk is much better for her right now anyway.
By the looks of this, Callie is a happy and proud Momma! Only one day old here, Lily is walking, bucking and kicking. And Callie shows just how proud she is of her new baby girl!
Lily will live her days here at the farm. She will most likely be weaned from Mom in February, but right now, we are training her to be okay with us touching her all over. We touch her belly, we scratch her mane, (She likes that!) we touch her feet, her ears, her tail and her face. And when she remains calm and we ended on a "good note", she was released to Mom to nurse.