Follow my journey as provide foster care for two rescued Standardbred horses and prepare them for forever homes. Dragon and Phoenix (Ashley's Attack) were tagged and weighed for slaughter and packed into a "Kill Pen" when the Standardbred Retirement Foundation raised the funds to rescue them. My goal is to train them to be safe family horses and help them find forever homes. Then I will begin the process again with two more recue horses.
We were living the dream when we bought our 3 acre farmette and moved our two beloved horses to our own little homestead. Then, tragically, our mare developed severe founder in 2022 and was euthanized. Our gelding Dodge was heartbroken, and so were we. Rather than buy a companion to Dodge, we gave him to a young friend who plans to use him for competition and dote on him for all of his days.
But then we were left with devastatingly empty pastures and no equine friends to brighten our days. After great consideration, fostering rescue horses seemed the perfect way to help horses in need and heal our hearts. (www.adoptahorse.org)