Here are the equines on the farm who will be posted for adoption once they are ready!
Elsa, Anna, and Kristoph (named after the movie “Frozen”) came to us from Louisiana back in May of 2021. Elsa, a very strong minded teenager, and Anna and Kristoph, around 5 started out their journey here with extreme anxiety and fear when it came to people. We wish we knew their story but one thing is for sure, humans had failed them. They were one of the hardest group of horses to handle. We made plans with our vets and tried many different techniques to reach them and help them feel at home on the farm. Finally with enough time, great trainers, and even a supplement that mimics a mothers milk (which has calming effects), these three have shown great progress. They are now halter broker, can be groomed and allow the farrier to give them their trims. Anna is doing so well she is now being ponied off a big horse and learning how to pull a cart. We have literally changed these once scared and feral minis into functioning and trusting animals. We are so excited for when we get to finally announce that they are ready for adoption!
ozzy & jj
Ozzy and JJ came to us from their owner in Calgary, Canada. Ozzy was a fancy show pony who hated his job and then was at stud to be used for breeding more baby Ozzy’s! One of his babies – JJ had been sold as a colt, but the owners were unhappy with the care he was getting so they grabbed him back. Ozzy was thrilled to see his son and they’ve been tightly bonded together since. JJ, still quite young, is working on his manners and learning his way in the world. Ozzy has had a different training plan designed for him – we’re working on re-halter training and showing him that being around humans means fun things like eating grass or going to meet other minis on the farm! For now, they will be staying at the farm until they can be easily handled.
Renegade was an owner surrender who came to us February 2022. He has struck up quite the bromance with HOME ambassador Sampson. He is a younger mini with a sweet and friendly personality. We will have him grow up and find his place on the farm before beginning his training plan.
Juniper has lived out her entire life here on the farm! She arrived in Annabelle’s belly in December 2021 (Read Annabelle’s story in our “Onto Greener Pastures” page.) She has made herself right at home, and is bonded to our HOME haven resident Napoleon. She has started her training program with great progress and we are excited to see her blossom into the amazing mini she is!
Maggie came to us from another rescue, where she was only there for a short time. We welcomed her with open arms here at HOME! Our goal for her was to give her a sound and long term place to land where she could fit in with other mini friends and build strong connections. She is actually a hinny! Not to be confused with a mule – Maggie has a donkey mother and a horse father. A rare find not only in her breeding but also in her gentle personality! If you can tell in her picture – she likes to store food in her cheeks to “save for later”. We are excited about her progress with warming up to humans and making other equine friends on the farm! We are keeping her on a training hold until she is able to be easily handled.
eli & Elektra
Eli, donkey and Elektra, mule are joined at the hip and loving life at their training facility! They have been a part of HOME since April 2021 and arrived extremely wary of people. Our amazing trainer, Elsa Sinclair has been making great strides with them with her Freedom Based training method. We will be patient with their progress and update with any news!
bandit & winston
Bandit and Winston came to us March 2022 – Two youngi-ins at about 6 months old. Both studs, in rough shape, runny noses, underweight, and very wary of humans. They have made amazing progress since their arrival! They’ve grown into their personalities and become far more comfortable around people. Right now they are enjoying their youth until they are at optimal health to be gelded. A training plan will then be set and followed until they are ready to be adopted!
oakley & annie
Annie & Oakley came from Eugene, OR in November 2021. They were sold at auction from a petting zoo. Fortunately, they were brought into the sale ring together, but clearly frightened. We were able to buy them and discovered that Annie had a significant shoulder issue that caused her significant pain. Pain meds, massage, laser and acupuncture treatments have helped her settle into a comfortable life. They just returned from their foster home and are continuing their training plan until they are ready for their forever home.
thelma & louise
In May 2022, these two sweet mules were given the option of either slaughter or HOME. You can bet we took them in an instant! They are extremely shy, but we are grateful they have each other. While they have made some amazing progress since they arrived, they are still on a training hold until they warm up to humans and can be easily handled.