Adopted Horses and Long Term Fosters
In a collaborative effort with Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue, Resilient Life Horsemanship, and Medicine Horse Project Chase and Minde were welcomed into a sanctuary where they will run free, without the pressures of human interaction.
Jetta was transferred from another rescue to All About Equine in April 2015. She was part of a large scale rescue several months prior. Jetta was still a bit underweight when she arrived, but a very sweet and social mare. She traveled down to the Monty Roberts International Learning Center (MRILC) to participate as a project horse for students in one of the MRILC courses; however, her stay was cut short when it became apparent she was pregnant. Jetta returned to All About Equine where she gave birth (on April 18, 2015) to a beautiful baby boy we named Willie. Jetta and Willie were both adopted by a local family and when Willie is weaned, Jetta will be going into training. These two will have a long, happy life together.
Beautiful Aspen went to her new home and became a new addition to the Coppercreek Camp family. According to her new owners, she walked right out of the trailer as calm as can be and is now settled in. To watch her progress, check out the blog http://thenextpage.blog.com and see her relationship with her new owners progress and the positive impact she will have the lives of other people, both children and adults.
Solomon has found his new forever home.
CONGRATULATIONS to Casey and his new owner Penny!!!! Thanks to Pam Hanback for fostering and Linda Stine for training Casey. We wish you all the best together Casey and Penny!!"
Paisley and Shania
Paisley and Shania got to go home together with their new mom, Sheila. Paisley came to AAE in September 2014. At about two months old, she was one of the youngest of a group of five from Oregon that were part of an ongoing placement effort by the Warm Springs Horse Network.
Kewpie is a cute and friendly pony mare who was rescued as a yearling from a NV feedlot (by another rescue), and she was taken in by AAE in Fall 2012 as the other rescue was winding down operations. Kewpie is very smart and respectful under halter, but was sensitive and flighty. Kewpie recently spent some time at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center where she received several weeks of handling, desensitizing, and socializing. While at the MRILC, Kewpie was started under saddle, and she has made great progress. She enjoys attention and grooming and has a willing attitude. She will make a fun project, and really needs her own person! She is not suitable as a child’s horse at this time.
Aziz is a handsome and sweet, gentle, ol’ soul. His registered name is Polanie Topshelf, but he is called Aziz, which means powerful, respected, beloved in Arabic. Very fitting for this guy. He came to AAE on July 12, 2014 after private relinquishment. Aziz is said to have been ridden years ago, but it appears he would need considerable refreshing/retraining. He is youthful, has beautiful movement, and would love to share his golden years with someone that will give him regular attention. He tends to bond strongly with a pasturemate and gets very anxious when separated, so will need someone with good familiarity working with separation anxiety.
Skye is a beautiful mare that came to All About Equine from a former Arabian breeding ranch after the last member of the family passed away. She lived in a large pasture with three other mares. She was social, but timid. She spent several weeks at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center (MRILC) where she participated as a project horse during MRILC courses. She was socialized, learned basic groundwork, and she was started under saddle (light work, no rider). Skye will require an experienced handler with training experience.
Jazzmin was part of a collaborative rescue effort in Fallon, NV that saved more than 30 horses from purchase by a slaughter buyer. She is beautiful with a heart of gold. She is a willing young mare, full of spunk. Jazzmin recently spent some time at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center where she received several weeks of handling, desensitizing, and socializing. While at the MRILC, Jazzmin was also started under saddle, and she has made great progress.
McGraw, born around April 2014 (est.) came to AAE as a result of an animal control seizure. This was a horrific case of neglect/abuse. His mom (Tilly) and herdmates were starved; fortunately, mama provide him with some milk to sustain him, but the little milk she was producing was draining her large frame. Like his mom, he was thin and bony, a pathetic representation of what should have been a healthy, robust young colt. Still, he had the curiosity and cuteness of a baby chimp. He had not been handled much, if at all, but humans brought food, so he quickly knew they were not all bad.
Kona is one of the 2011 November Rescue Miracle mares (mare #15) by Stinkin' Rose Ranch. Kona was unhandled when she came to AAE in late March 2012. Kona has a quiet, gentle demeanor and a curious eye. She is halterable and leads willingly once in hand, but is standoff-ish and haltering is a process. She is sweet and should come around quickly with consistent attention and handling. She will make a nice project horse for someone wanting to train their own mount and develop that special lifetime relationship that comes from the love and gratitude of a rescued horse.
Dylan, a Bay/QH, was born at AAE on April 8, 2014, shortly after his mom, Roxie arrived. Roxie was part of a collaborative auction rescue effort in Fallon, NV that saved 31 horses from purchase by a slaughter buyer. Roxie came to AAE in mid February 2014.
Faith came to AAE as a result of an animal control seizure. This was a horrific case of neglect/abuse. Faith and her herdmates were starved. Faith stood by her mom’s side until help came, then she had to say good bye. She was barely a month old, and such a cute little gal with a zest for life. We all had to have “faith” that the system would work against the heartless people that left mom to die.
Congratulations to Kellie! Kellie is the proud new owner of Fallon. Fallon is a feedlot rescue that came to AAE in 2009 with her mom, Zuni. She was adopted once before in early 2010, but was returned only becuase of unfortunate circumstances of her owners at the time and not for any fault of her own. She is a beautiful, seal bay, Appaloosa cross with a good understanding of basic groundwork and ready to be started under saddle. We are pleased to see that she has found her forever home under the care of Kellie with whom she will continue her journey of development and training.
AAE took in this poor, ol' mare late on January 24, 2014 after she had been abandoned by her owner. She and her companion, Magic, were found by a family member after they had been abandoned by other family members. The family member (prior owner) reached out to AAE for assistance because they were unable to provide support for two horses (out of money and out of feed), especially in the condition they were in. Family said she was very thin, but she had gained weight in the two weeks they had been feeding her since they found her. Love was adopted July 16, 2014 and is now living happily with her forever family!
Chichi and Sugar Jo
Sugar Jo, a quiet, Bay QHx mare who loves attention and has a gentle disposition. Sugar had 30 days under saddle as a 3 year old, but has been out in pasture since. She is a very nice mare with a kind eye, and she is very smart and willing. Sugar was a PMU mare but never stood on the line. She now lives with her new owners.
Chichi, a Bay Tomiano/AQ, is a wonderful herd mom. Youngsters love to go out to pasture with her, and she teaches them their manners which makes them wonderful to work with. Chichi was a PMU mare and probably abused in the past, so needs quiet handling, patience, and lots of reassurance. She is not aggressive, only fearful. This is a very nice looking bay tobiano mare with a lovely face and lots of flash. Chichi, together with Sugar Jo, now lives with her new owner.
Since Sadie's arrival, it was established that she had great potential as a trail horse and should continue to revisit groundwork and establish that strong foundation. She proved to be a quiet, mellow mare, and soon Sadie captured the attention of Jessica and Bryan, her new owners.
Turner is a handsome dark seal bay colt who arrived at AAE in March 2012. He arrived with his mom, Hopi, a gray/white mare with mottling around the mouth and eyes, a possible appy-x. This young, very inquisitive guy blossomed from the nervous, uber-reactive youngster he used to be.
Petie, a cute pinto miniature pony, came to AAE when his elderly owner could no longer keep him. He was gelded shortly after intake. He is quite the looker with one blue eye and one brown. Petie has a spirited personality and is very full of himself.
Honey came to AAE in April of 2014 with her mom, Reba. She required an experience handler and found one with her new owner.
Photos by Merissa Studebaker
Val is a curious and social 2006 pony mare with lovely baroque conformation. She is very cute, friendly, and spunky. Val understands the basics of groundwork, and she loves to play. She's about 13.2hh, so will make a nice mount for a child or small adult. Val was rescued from a feedlot as a yearling, and she spent time at another rescue until she came to AAE late in 2012.
Pumpkin is an adorable lil' mini (or rather big mini) that came to AAE from the feedlot in October 2009 when we went to pick up a load of horses. She wasn't 'on' the feedlot, per se, but had been bought by someone that worked there. There was plenty of room for her in the tack box, so we couldn't leave her behind. This little gal can move. She was scared of people, and was not interested in getting to know anyone. Thanks to ongoing attention by our volunteers, she's coming around very nicely. She has beautiful movement and would make a lovely little cart pony. Pumpkin will likely do best with her own person, and someone that is calm, quiet, and patient, so she can continue to welcome humans into her world.
Scarlett is an adorable mini that came to AAE (with Petie) when his elderly owner could no longer keep her. She's been a ton of fun in our Pony Pals program, and the kids love her. Although sweet, she is Queen of the mini herd! Scarlett is up to date with vaccines, worming, hoof and dental care.
Moola and her filly, Electra, arrived from a Nevada feedlot in May 2010. Unlike many of the feedlot horses, Moola came with papers showing her registry: appendix QH # X0557731; bred by Coates Hugh Ranch in Brackettville, TX; bloodlines include Rocket Wrangler, Dash For Cash, Gallant Jet on top, and Doc Bar, Son Of a Doc, Colonel Freckles on bottom. While her filly was adopted in short order, Moola is still waiting for her forever home. She is halter trained with a good groundwork foundation, having completed a 30-day training program at the Monty Roberts Int'l Learning Center. Our volunteers have started Moola under saddle and she is making great strides. However, she is still a sensitive mare and will require an advanced handler/rider to continue her progress.
Kansas also came to AAE in March 2012 as result of the 2011 November Rescue Miracle (Mare #33) by Stinkin' Rose Ranch . She surprised us with a colt (Hutchinson, aka Hutch) on April 2nd. Kansas was a wonderful and attentive mom. She displays a wise and confident personality and tends to be a more dominant mare in the herd. Her long, flaxen mane and unusual golden chocolate coat are striking. She was unhandled and untrusting of people when she arrived and is just now learning to halter. We anticipate that she will progress quickly with ground training with her smart and calm nature. Kansas will require an advanced handler with training experience.
Kinjii was reunited with her former owner in November of 2013. Kinjii came to AAE as a result of financial distress situation. She was a former barrel racing horse that was rescued from slaughter by her former owner. She was abused and has taken considerable time to trust in humans again, and she finds confidence in one of her pasture mates.
Penny is a sweet, sociable mare that came to AAE as a result of her owner's financial distress. She's relatively easy to handle, gentle and quiet. She leads, ties, trailers, lunges, and has been ridden. Penny appears to be a good prospect for a nice riding partner but seems a bit rusty and could use a tune-up.
AAE took in this pretty Paso Fino (or PFx) mare in early November 2012 from a nearby county animal control department that needed to place some of the animals in its care. Due to the circumstances, little is known about her. Callie is very sweet, but a bit timid/shy; however, she enjoys attention and grooming when not approached with a halter/lead. She is black with two socks on her front legs. She's respectful under halter, but avoids being caught. She's a quick learner, maybe having some training as a youngster, with no follow up. She stands about 13hh. She is UTD with vaccines, deworming and dental and hoof care.
Click HERE to see her YouTube video.
Buttercup is a very sweet little mini that came to AAE in 2013 after unfortunate family circumstances. She has a very kind personality, enjoys people and loves her grooming! She done well with our new volunteers and youth programs. Buttercup is up to date with vaccines, worming, hoof and dental care. Her tear ducts were also flushed recently.
See more photos in her Facebook album.
See more photos in her Facebook album.
Maggie, a 2005 (est) grade mare, is a wonderfully curious mare with a mild, eager-to-please temperament. She was started under saddle, and she has doing very well. Maggie learned to walk, trot, halt, and back after only a few rides. She has an energetic trot. With her beautiful gait and nice conformation, Maggie should fit nicely into the English show ring, especially in equitation or flat events. She's a gentle, friendly, willing mare looking for a family of her own. She is ready for a confident, intermediate to advanced rider who will continue her training to develop her full potential. Maggie was rescued from a feedlot and is apparently a TB-cross; however, many that have met her believe she has draft and/or morgan breeding. She is a dominant mare in our herd and may not be best suited as a pasture mate to another dominant mare.
This little lady is a true pony! She and her month old colt (Sparky) came to AAE in July 2009. It didn't take long for them to weasel their way into our hearts. Lacy is a 2006 (est) mare that was obtained from a Reno auction by a backyard pony breeder. She gave birth to a precious little buckskin colt, Sparky, about a month before coming to AAE. She has become a super sweet little mare, but has her “pony” moments. She can be standoffish until she gets to know you, but very sweet once she is comfortable. Lacy is UTD with vaccines, deworming, and hoof care. She was planned for our youth programs, but due to her tenancy to be a very easy keeper, and gain considerable weight, we are unable to keep her with general population. Lacy is ready for a job and someone who can further her training as a kid's pony or a cart horse. Come meet her today!
Zia is an adorable little appaloosa pony. Her mother, Zuni, was a feedlot rescue from June 2009. Zuni came in with a young filly, Fallon, and we later discovered Zuni was also in foal with Zia. At three years, Zia is a petite girl with a big personality. She is the perfect size for a small kid's mount but will need an experienced handler, as she has a bit of pony-tude. Zia is being fostered for the summer by the same family who adopted her dam, Zuni, and they are teaching her ground manners and planning to start her under saddle. She has a super sweet personality, loves people and is waiting to be adopted by a loving forever family! See more photos here or visit her Facebook album.
AAE took in this handsome palomino in November 2012 from a nearby county animal control department that needed to place some of the animals in its care. Due to the circumstances, little is known about him, although a recent dental on Tex indicated he is about 16 years old. He has good ground manners and has carried a rider, but he seemed a bit rusty, or he may not have had significant training. Texas Jack is dominant/protective in the herd and will chase or challenge new herd members; therefore, he is likely unsuitable as a companion or pasture mate to a senior or compromised horse. He will need an advanced rider to continue his progress.
Hutch’s mother, Kansas, arrived at AAE in March 2012, after being rescued from a Nevada feedlot as part of the November Rescue Miracle by Stinkin' Rose Ranch. Kansas was very pregnant, and Hutch was born April 2, 2012! He is a healthy, happy, and friendly guy, who is curious about both his environment and people. He has a beautiful chocolate brown coat highlighted by a coarse and wavy, blonde mane. He is gelded and has been started with basic groundwork. He is going to be a big boy. See more photos in his Facebook album. Congratulations Hutch and Brooke!!!
A lovely 2002 buckskin dun mare, Tess was previously rescued by a kind soul who subsequently had to relinquish her to AAE when her own circumstances changed. Tess turned out to be a calm, gentle mare that enjoyed attention, especially that of children. Due to previous injuries, Tess had some stiffness and occasional soreness but was cleared by the vet for work as tolerated. Everyone who met her fell in love with her sweet personality, most especially the Wing family, who welcomed her into their hearts and home in June 2013.
Thea was part of the 2011 November Rescue Miracle coordinated by Stinkin’ Rose Ranch where 71 mares and young horses were rescued from a NV feedlot. Thea and her handsome colt, Carter, arrived at AAE in January 2012. While Carter quickly accepted humans, Thea took some time to convince. Through the dedicated work of one of our volunteers, Thea eventually let down her defenses and became a willing learner and partner. Shana soon realized that their bond was just too special to ever let go, and she officially adopted Thea on June 1st, 2013.
A former PMU mare, Kasper came to AAE from another equine rescue, where she learned to lead, tie, trailer, lunge, and drive. Sensitive and gentle, Kasper leadership from a confident handler, which she found in one of our super AAE volunteers in the spring of 2013.
Emma, age 11, and Zuni, age ~9 yrs old.
Rescued from a Nevada feedlot in 2009, Zuni, an appaloosa cross, was brought to All About Equine along with her foal, Fallon. She soon had another foal from her time at the feedlot, an adorable little filly named Zia. Zuni was later adopted by a young girl, Emma, who writes this about Zuni: "I first saw Zuni on the Internet. I wanted to adopt a horse to love. Her looks were unusual, as her coloring was not easy to identify, and she carried her head too high, but she was a very cute little mare. By coincidence I saw her at a local horse show and later visited her at AAE. She is a sweet, loving horse and acts like a puppy. She is not afraid of much and wants to please all the time. Zuni is ridden often, and spoiled too! She enjoys trail riding and swims in creeks. She also does arena work and will jump three feet. She has participated in some local shows, and we placed surprisingly well! People say Zuni and rider are like one! I am so glad I adopted her, and she is proof that rescue horses can do anything. I love her and she will be a family member forever!"
Great Company is a beautiful 1997 Standardbred mare. She came from a Standardbred breeder and was both a racing mare and a broodmare. She is built like a warmblood and has lovely movement, a sweet personality and nice ground manners. All of these qualities culminated in love at first sight for one of our newer volunteers. Congratulations, Karissa and husband Chris; we're wishing you many happy trails with your lovely girl.
Carter was part of the November 2011 Rescue Miracle coordinated by Stinkin’ Rose Ranch where 71 mares and young horses were rescued from a Nevada feedlot. AAE initially took in three pregnant mares and a foal from the group, including Carter and his sweet bay mom, Thea. Though unhandled, Carter was adorably inquisitive and befriended humans in no time. Cute and photogenic, he later attracted the attention of Tim and Rachelle, who were looking for a young colt to develop and train themselves. We're happy to report that Carter now lives and plays with two other geldings and enjoys the good life in Georgetown, CA!
Roo, like his mother, Tika, is a handsome dun who was born in April 2012 on his foster family's property. Athletic and agile, Roo was non-stop motion from an early age. After gelding, he mellowed somewhat but continued to display a playful and curious personality. It was this combination of good looks and playfulness that attracted AAE volunteer, Sue, to make Roo her own special boy.
Born at AAE in early May 2012, Aspen inherited the striking blaze and lovely movement of her feedlot-rescued dam, Willow. From the first moment her long legs hit the ground, she loved to frolic with her best buddy, Hutch, born less than a month earlier. However, whereas Hutch was known for his silly and reckless antics, Aspen impressed all with her sweet, adorable personality. More than a few volunteers wanted to keep her, but it was the Lincoln family from Valley Springs who were the lucky ones to take her home at the beginning of 2013 - a very Happy New Year indeed for Aspen!
AAE took in this pretty all-black Paso Fino mare and two other small horses in early November 2012 from a county animal control department that needed to place some of the animals in its care. Due to the circumstances, little was known about their backgrounds. However, that didn't stop one of our volunteers from falling in love with Sedona at first sight. Originally sent to Chrissy's care as a foster, sweet Sedona quickly captured Chrissy's heart and was officially adopted only a couple of weeks later.
Jazzy and her filly Star arrived from a NV feedlot in January 2010. Jazzy was emaciated and malnourished, and she was covered with wounds. After rehabilitation, her health recovered quickly, but her trust in humans took much longer. Due to fear and nervousness, Jazzy wanted no part of human contact; it took quite a bit of time and gentle patience to get her corralled and haltered each time the volunteers wanted to work with her. Though she was extremely fearful, they were convinced that Jazzy eventually would come around with her kind eye and gentle, albeit skittish, temperament. In summer 2012, she went to live with one of our volunteers on a foster basis, and that is when the switch finally flipped. With consistent daily handling, Jazzy at last learned to trust completely and quickly progressed on to groundwork and then saddle-training. On Christmas Day 2012, her foster's husband surprised his wife with an adoption certificate, ensuring that Jazzy will never be apart from the human who always believed in her ability to overcome her unfortunate past.
Tank and Star
Tank and Star were rescued from a NV feedlot in July 2012. Tank, an off-the-track Thoroughbred, was extremely thin, had puncture wounds on his legs, and his teeth and feet showed horrible neglect. Star, a black Arabian mare, was sickly and malnourished and had lost so much muscle mass in her hind that she had trouble walking. After a couple of months at the rescue, however, both horses flourished upon receiving ample feed and proper medical and dental attention. Happily, both were found to have nice personalities and be good riding horses who enjoy people, even after having been sold off at auction/feedlot and left in such deplorable condition. One of our volunteers was particularly involved in their rehabilitation, and, as is sometimes the case, found that she had bonded so closely with the pair that she couldn't bear to let them go, and formal adoption soon followed. Congratulations, Tank, Star and Dina!
Takela and her 2-month-old colt (Carson) came to AAE in June 2009 from a NV feedlot. Both were underweight and in poor health. Takela’s hooves were extremely long with vertical splitting. One front toe had chipped and folded under her hoof. She initially was distrusting of humans and difficult to approach, touch, or handle. After a year of little progress, Takela was placed with one foster and then another to get directed attention. With daily gentle handling, Takela blossomed into a sweet, personable riding horse. Teen rider Ashley soon fell in love with her golden good looks, and in November 2012, she convinced her parents that Takela was the horse for her.
Gracie was abandoned by her owner in fall 2012, left tied to a fence near a boarding facility. AAE took her in and happily found her to be a sweet and gentle riding horse. One of our volunteers quickly fell in love with her and the rest is history - Gracie is now a much-loved member of the Cundall family.
Stella is a lovely filly who was born and raised at the rescue. Her mother, Bella, was rescued from a Nevada feedlot in 2009 and was found to be pregnant when she arrived. Stella's name came from the pattern of white spots on her sides and belly, reminiscent of a star conSTELLAtion. She was a favorite of visitors with her flaxen mane and striking blaze. In November 2012, Stella caught the eye of Faith and Tricia, who were looking for a horse to be both a companion to their older mare and one to develop into a nice riding mount. Stella is one lucky girl, and we know she will return their kindness and love ten-fold.
Tika, a pretty dun mare, was very reactive and fearful when she arrived at AAE from the Fallon feedlot in late January 2012. To receive the benefit of daily attention and to await the arrival of her foal, Tika was moved to a foster home in Placerville. She gave birth soon after to an adorable little colt, Roo. Under the gentle handling of her foster, Julie, Tika gradually softened and developed a willing attitude, learning to perform basic groundwork and walk/trot/canter on cue on the lunge line. She received her first ride under saddle during the Richard Winters Advancing Horsemanship Clinic in October as the lucky recipient of Richard's tutelage during the evening fundraiser show. Soon after, Julie realized she just couldn't part with this special mare and officially made Tika her own!
Chief came to AAE after being abandoned at a boarding facility in 2011. A ranch-like gelding in his late teens/20ish, Chief proved to be well-trained but a little arthritic when ridden. However, once he loosened up, Chief tended to move out with energy, making him a good candidate for light riding in the arena or on trail. This handsome guy found his forever home in June 2012 when he met June and Marlin, who were looking for just such a sweet, wise mature horse to call their own.
Chico and Carmelita
Chico is an older 14H, pinto gelding who came to AAE in February 2010. He was adopted a short time later to a young girl, but unfortunate personal and financial circumstances brought him back to AAE in 2011. Like many older horses, Chico was found to have Cushings disease, which we managed with diet and daily medication. Carmelita is lovely older buckskin mare who arrived in mid 2011 from a NV feedlot. She had suffered extended neglect, but after a few months of good hoof care and dentals, Carmelita made an amazing comeback. However, both Carmelita and Chico languished on the adoptable list as younger horses were adopted first. At last, a wonderful family opened their hearts and home to this older pair in July 2012. Thank you, Anne and Rachael, for understanding that such horses still have a lot of love to give and value to offer!
Carson and his mother, Takela, were 2009 feedlot rescues. Only 2-months-old when he arrived, Carson initially was weak and thin, but with good feed and volunteer care, he soon turned around. He quickly became a barn favorite with his inquisitive and playful personality. He always managed to get himself noticed by the barn visitors, and one in particular, Diane, fell in love with him while her daughter was visiting and bonding with another horse. The rest is history - Carson and his buddy Montana were adopted at the same time by the Shafer family.
Montana is a BLM documented Mustang that was captured in a 2001 roundup. He was obtained from BLM by an adopter who planned to train Montana as his riding horse, but circumstances changed when the adopter became chronically ill. Montana was eventually relinquished to AAE with the hope that Montana would find a loving home where he would get the attention and training he deserved. That home was found with a girl named Alyssah, who was looking for just the right horse to bond with and in whose life she could make a difference. The moment they met, Montana's demeanor softened, and it soon became obvious that the two were made for each other. It was a match made in Heaven.
Gem was an adorable feedlot colt that arrived at AAE with his mom, Ruby, in May 2011. Gem was only weeks old and had somehow battled through the feedlot herd unscathed. Both Gem and Ruby initially were underweight and fearful of humans, but due to Gem's natural curiosity and cute personality, he soon overcame his fear and began demanding the attention of the volunteers. In November 2011, his special day came. He met his new mom, Sierra, and it wasn't long before his cute little tail went down the road in the trailer to his forever home.
Moss is a beautiful and well built 2001 chestnut gelding who stands around 15.2 hands. He is a sweet and gentle boy who loves attention. AAE acquired Moss after he was left out to pasture and experienced a few years of limited to no riding. We did not know how he would do under saddle; happily, our evaluation showed he was a well-trained riding horse. That fact, as well as his good looks and sweet personality, soon got him noticed by a nice family from Elk Grove. In short order, he was adopted by the Hensleys, who took him to a lovely forever home in late 2011.
Clayton is a cute little roan who was orphaned at the feedlot, likely when his mom was shipped off to slaughter. Alone and starving, he luckily was adopted by a kind mare who already had a nursing foal. All three arrived from the Nevada feedlot in July 2009. Clayton was emaciated and in poor shape, which included a large open wound over his rear fetlock joint and a corneal ulcer. Volunteers worked night and day to restore him to good health. One of those volunteers, Linda, fell in love with him and adopted him to be her own special companion.