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Couple Spend Their Retirement Saving Neglected Horses in Need

After retiring from careers as an FBI agent and US Customs worker, Larry and Peggy Neaves have devoted their time to rescuing horses. The married couple is giving abandoned, abused and neglected horses a new take on life. At the couple’s Forever Ranch, they provide care to horses who had nowhere else to go. They …

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10-Year-Old Girl Tames Wild Mustang Saved From Freeway

In 2015, a frantic Mustang was found running on the 210 Freeway near Sylmar, California. The poor horse was frightened, but fortunately, Total Equestrian Experience was able to rescue the stranded mare. The mustang mare was underweight and skittish. She wanted nothing to do with people and she was particularly scared of adults. Fortunately, her …

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Viggo Mortensen Announces His “Lord of the Rings” Horses Have Passed Away

Famous horse lover Viggo Mortensen has revealed that two horses he bought after filming the Lord of the Rings have died. Mortensen, who played Aragorn in the movies, purchased two horses he rode while filming as well as one other from the set. The Danish-American actor bought the three horses after they were put up …

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FEI Bans Whisker Trimming From International Competitions Starting in 2021

On November 23, 2020, the FEI (International Federation for Equestrian Sports) passed a new rule that bans the removal of a horse’s whiskers in all international competitions. The rule will become part of veterinary regulations in 2021, covering sport horses in all disciplines that compete internationally. From July next year and on, any horse that …

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Incredible Horse Goes From a Kill Pen to Show Ring Star

Molly had never known a life outside the kill pen until Amber Keller of Akeller Performance Horses stepped up to save her. When Keller first saw Molly on Double S Kill Pen Horses Facebook Group, she knew the mare had potential. Keller had never rescued a horse before, she had always grown up with well-bred …

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Rescue Dog Comforts Orphaned Foal Who’s Mum Passed Away

When Karla Swindle of S & K Quarter Horses lost her mare who had just given birth, she was thrown into the position of raising an orphaned foal. During this tragic situation, her rescue dog Zip stepped up in a big way. For Swindle, animals have always been a larger part of her life. She …

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Meet Majus and Majician: Twin Arabian Horses That Defied Odds

Twins are rare in horses, as there is only about a 1 in 10,000 chance both foals will survive after birth. After a rough beginning, Arabian twins Majus and Majician defied the odds to grow up to become beautiful and healthy. Today, Majician and Majus are strong and healthy chestnut geldings, with nearly identical face …

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Willie Nelson Rescues 70 Horses From Slaughter and Creates a Sanctuary

Just 30 miles outside Austin, Texas, you will find Luck Ranch, which is home to some very lucky horses. Several of the 70 horses that call the ranch home were once bound for slaughterhouses, but thanks to Willie Nelson their fate changed. With nowhere else to go, the horses were destined for an unfortunate end. …

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Dedicated Trainer Helps Horse Recover From 3 Broken Legs & Sight Loss

When Bent Branderup, a Danish dressage trainer, met Hugin, a two-year-old Knabstrupper stallion, in 1988 it was love at first sight. Branderup knew this stunning stallion was something special and the pair trained together in classic dressage. Hugin soon proved he was indeed a truly special horse, as he was named Premium Champion Stallion of …

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Meet The Rescue Pony Who Went From Near Death To Show Ring Star

When Frodo the pony was found in a field off a Cheshire motorway in 2014, he was hours away from death. The four-month-old Gyspy Cob foal was found in freezing temperatures laying in a pile of moldy hay, too weak to even stand. Fortunately, members of World Horse Welfare rushed to his aid, getting there …

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200 Horses Rescued From Abuse Have a New Life at Duchess Sanctuary

Located in the beautiful state of Oregon, Duchess Sanctuary is home to nearly 200 rescue horses, as well as a few donkeys. The facility spans over 1,120 acres where the horses can safely and happily live the rest of their lives, grazing on luscious pastures. Jennifer Kunz, who lives at the sanctuary, has dedicated her …

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Little Girl Saves Horse From Starvation & Now They Share an Incredible Bond

In August 2014, 38 abandoned mares and two foals in Bourbon County, Kentucky were rescued from terrible conditions. One of the horses rescued, Jo Jo’s Gypsy, was so emaciated that she was practically a walking skeleton. Weighing only 758 pounds, veterinarians did not expect Jo Jo to survive. After being rescued, the Thoroughbred mare was …

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Cowboy Gets Dying Wish to Say Goodbye to His Beloved Horse

Horses hold a truly special place in our hearts. One cowboy named Kevin Adkins from Kansas had spent every day with his horse Vic for nearly two decades, with the pair sharing a close relationship. Adkins and Vic had an incredible bond, sharing both the good times and the bad times. Despite receiving a cancer …

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Horse Owner Inspired to Abolish Soring After Rescuing a Tennessee Walking Horse

Soring has long been a controversial topic in the Tennessee Walking horse world. For years, animal rights activists have been working hard to abolish soring once and for all in this beautiful and unique horse breed. One owner, Cameron Ring, has been working to raise awareness and put an end to soring. After rescuing his …

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Woman Saves Over 500 Horses From Slaughter and Builds Her Own Sanctuary

Sadly, every year thousands of horses are shipped from America and sent to slaughterhouses to meet a very unfortunate end.  However, one woman living in California decided to take matters into her own hands and make a difference for these horses in need. After not being able to bear seeing beautiful horses meeting such an …

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