Pal

“They Used to Call Me Pal.” Breed – Quarter Horse – Liver Chestnut Gelding – Over 30 years of age Entry Date – 12/8/2013 Type of rescue – Homeless Reason – Abandoned Special needs – Special Feeds Equamore Sanctuary received a phone call about a little horse that was fending for himself in the mountains above the Sanctuary. He had been spotted a year earlier, alone and very ill as evidenced by the large amount of mucous discharge coming from his nostrils.…

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Royal Crown (“RC”)

A Hidden Treasure Aradian Gelding Entry Date – February 7, 2013 Type of rescue – Surrendered at direction of Jackson County Sheriff Reason – Severe Neglect/Starvation Special needs – Special feeds Several reports were made regarding a property in Central Point, Oregon with a variety of animals in poor conditions, including horses. After repeated reports from concerned citizens, the Jackson County Sheriff’s office again visited the property and instructed the owners to give up the starving gelding hidden from view behind…

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Lucy

   She Eats Like a Horse! Bay Thoroughbred Mare Entry Date – 5/26/2013 at approximately 23 years of age Type of rescue – Surrendered Reason – Starvation, Unwanted Special needs – Special Feeds Not much is known of Lucy’s past prior to 2013. A kind trainer rescued her from a home in White City where the neglected mare was starving. The trainer then included Lucy as part of the sale of another horse in the hopes that she could live…

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Brie Featured

Brie

No Visible Means of Support and Needing Care from a Dog Attack Chestnut QTR Mare Entry Date – 5/6/05 at 1 year of age Type of rescue – Surrender Reason – Owner Unable to pay for boarding Special needs – None In 2005 Brie and her mother Zoë were both injured during an attack by a stray dog. While the wound to Zoë’s face healed, the injury to her leg was more severe, but she still managed to recover with…

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Bader Featured

Bader

A Rescue From the Brink of Starvation Chestnut Arab Gelding Entry Date – 8/15/08 at age 17 Type of rescue – Seizure by Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Reason – Starvation victim Special needs – None now but was fed special feeds until he regained his proper weight Cause and Date of Death – Fractured hip April 21, 2015 Bader and three other Arabs were rescued from a small farm in Central Point on the date of the Equamore Festival in…

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Johnnie B. Goode

Sweet, Starving, and Stoic Breed – Bay Arab Gelding Entry Date – July 27, 2013 at approximately 25 years of age Type of rescue – Surrendered Reason – Starvation (Henneke body score from 1 to 2) Special needs – Special Feeds and Dental Treatment Cause and Date of Death – Colic, April 7, 2015 Johnny B. Goode (“Johnny”) was rescued in response to a call from the Jackson County Sheriff’s office who had responded to a report of a starving…

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Shorty After

Shorty

Simply Put, Shorty is Too Big for His Small Feet Bay QTR Gelding Entry Date – 1/03 at the age of 10 Type of rescue – Surrendered Reason – Spared from euthanasia Special needs – None Sadly, on this day we lost one of our most interesting horses. Shorty was always curious, and loved being around anyone who visited the Sanctuary. He had a permanent sponsor who visited him frequently, asking only that he be his own loving self. We…

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Magic (aka “Buddy”)

Tragically for his close friend, Thor, Magic unexpectedly died as the result of a colic attack that came on with devastating speed and severity. Despite our veterinarians efforts to save him, Magic became another victim of this all too common malady which attacks a horse’s delicate digestive system.

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Taz Featured

Taz (The Tasmanian Devil)

Taz’s stifle condition, at the end, made it impossible for him to get up when he needed to lie down to get the REM sleep horses must have. Again, we had to make the difficult decision humanely to end life when a horse’s condition no longer allows him to do more than suffer. We are heartened by the fact that Taz was an Equamore horse for over fourteen good years.

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Sassy

The difficult decision to release Sassy from this life was made after consultation with the vet and farrier who could no longer, with good conscience, continue to treat the badly deteriorated joints in her lower front legs. We learn from all of our horses. From Sassy we are reminded of the strength of raw will power to defy the odds, the kindness of a spirit even in adversity, and the endurance of close friendship. We will miss you so much, Sassy.

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