Lola is a 2013 Quarter Horse mare, sorrel 14.3 hands tall and very athletic. Started under saddle this summer, and has been introduced to cows, where she did fantastic! She has been to the California State Fair and ridden in our exhibitions, she was great in front of the audience. She is ready for her new home
Two Turns is a 2004 OTTB Thoroughbred gelding. Dark bay standing 16.2 hands tall. He retired sound and is looking for someone to show him something new to do. Ready for any discipline.
mojo-and-dancerSet Dancer is a 2012 Thoroughbred gelding, being started under saddle now so he has never raced. A super mover and sweet with lots of try. At 16.0 hands tall, he will be able to go into any discipline.
Little Prince is a gem, a 2010 light bay gelding, he stands 16.0 hands tall. Going great under saddle and ready to go in any discipline.
Flash Cat is a 2004 OTTB Thoroughbred gelding, 16.2 hands tall, dark bay with lots of chrome. He is sweet and wants to please, somewhere in his past he had a hard time and needs someone to take him on to bring him around. His ground work is great and his manners are good.
Go On Red, aka Joey is a 2010 bay OTTB gelding. standing 16.0 hands tall, he is a gorgeous mover and ready to start in any discipline. Joey went into the 2016 Western States Horse Expo and worked with Chris Cox. Joey was eager to learn and has lots of try.
Subject: The Saving of Blake
Hope for Horses, Inc. is dedicated to rehabilitating retraining if needed and rehoming or promoting displaced horses. Educating the general public and the equestrian public by holding or attending events, participating in shows and competitions, along with providing for exhibitions such as Expos and Fairs is our mission.
On January 12, 2015, I received a phone call from a distraught man about a pony in a family members care. I was told that the woman who had this pony was on a very limited income, had just lost her husband and was unable to care for this pony. He had not seen this pony in several months and was in a near panic when he called me. He told me he got my name and number from a local equine veterinarian.
I had a friend who lived near where this pony was and she was a real pony lover, so I contacted her, telling her that there might be a pony in need for her to take on. She went to see this pony and this is what she found:
We realized how dire this situation was as, along with starvation, he had Paraphimosis, caused by his debilitated condition. I had to pick him up quickly.
9am the following morning we went to get him and stopped by the veterinarian who had given my information to the man. Before he even looked at the pony, I did warn him that we were going to do all we could to save him. Once he assessed the pony we came up with a treatment plan, and we took him back to Hope for Horses, at the K.I.S.S. Horse Center in Galt, CA.
My regular veterinarian came by to see the pony and we started treating the Paraphimosis, and worked on getting this guy to eat. Apparently, he had gone without food for long enough that he had very little interest in food. We offered him the recuperating diet recommended by UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital. The diet consisted of Purina Senior Feed and Alfalfa hay. We left the food in front of him because of his lack of interest we kept a close eye on him to be sure he didn’t over eat. It took him several days to begin to eat normally; at that point we removed his free feeding/free choice and monitored how he ate. He was in bad shape, we weren’t sure if he was going make it or not. Once, when he lay down, he struggled to get up and needed help from two of our volunteers, it took several attempts to help him get to his feet.
Now a name, most of our ponies have super hero names: Peter Parker/Spiderman, aka Parker, Ben Grimm/Thing, aka Ben, so as we were looking for a name, someone came up with: Donald Blake/Thor, aka Blake.
Blake responded well to all treatments and was an easy patient. He took 8 months to fully recover from the Paraphimosis; He is now one of our star lesson ponies and an intricate part of our Therapeutic Riding program.Blake is one of our demonstration horses at the California State Fair, where he is in our Team Hope for Horses, and is ridden in our exhibitions.
Martha is such a sweet and lovely mare, at 16.2 hands tall, she has lots of potential. She retired with a fracture to her knee that was surgically repaired and has had time to heal. She is now coming back to work and is staying sound. A gorgeous mover and a willing attitude make her a great prospect for dressage, hunters and eventing.
Shorty was nominated to the 2015 Retired Racehorse Project in Kentucky, but never made it due to a stifle issue. He is a gorgeous guy, 16.0 hands tall. He is rideable and loves to work. He can be maintained with veterinary care and is serviceably sound. We have shown him in Western Dressage and he has done well.
LeeLeeAnna is a Jewel, so that’s what we call her! Jewel is 15.2 hands tall. She came here as a neglect case, severely under weight and needing some TLC. Once we had her up to condition, we started riding her to see what she knows, and she knows a lot! She is definitely rusty but is very willing and loves people. She is sound and ready for her new human.
MJ is such a wonderful young horse, easy and willing, loves people. Her quiet personality makes her a nice horse to work with and ride. She is sound and would make a great horse for any discipline.
Wunder never made it to the racetrack, he sustained a fractured sesamoid on his hind leg as a 2 year old and was in lay-up as he healed. He is a big boy, at 16.3 hands, sweet and easy. He is a wonderful mover, very willing to work, in fact, once he got here, he went right back into being a riding horse. He has been out on cows, ridden western, out on trails and is ready for his own human. He would make a awesome hunter/jumper, dressage or event horse! Sound and eager, contact us to find out more.
BLAKE – UPDATE
UPDATE: For more information on Blake, please read the paragraph below. It’s been over a year and look at him now!! Such a sweetie, too. This is one of the things Hope For Horses stands for. Shortly, Blake is a lesson horse for youngsters. The donation button works just fiagone (finally) at hope4horses.com under the “How You Can Help” heading. Any amount is greatly appreciated and goes toward saving, homing, vet. care, shoeing of these beautiful animals.
BLAKE: (posted March 2015 )
This is a prime case for what Hope for Horses stands for. About a month ago Blake was picked up, within days of dying. He was extremely emaciated and has paraphimosis (a polite way of saying severe inflammation of his private parts, edited in his largest picture as we are a family oriented website). We are working diligently to improve his medical status and have seen great improvement in both his weight and medical condition (additional pictures forthcoming). He has a wonderful attitude and is very aware that we are trying to help him. Special thanks to Elk Grove Milling for donating 500 pounds of feed for this malnourished boy. He still needs sponsorship for medical care, vaccinations, and farrier care. Any additional donations are greatly appreciated at hope4horses.com.
This beautiful girl is sound and a gorgeous mover. She is athletic, smart and spunky. She arrived at the KISS Horse Center borderline abused and has made great progress in overcoming her past, showing tremendous ability. Smartie is not ready for adoption as she is currently undergoing behavior modification training to improve her ground manners and trust of humans, but needs a sponsor in order to continue with her rehabilitation and reach what we know is amazing potential!
Height: 16 hh
Trista is a thoroughbred mare, black or dark bay. She is 8 years old this year. She is 16+ hands. She is off the track and very rideable. She has an old injury to her knee that will limit her to a non-show, non-jumping career. However, she is a nice mover and very willing. She has gone on trail rides around the ranch and loves to work.
Adoption Fee: $500.00
For more information, please contact: Anita@Hope4Horses.com
This gorgeous half brother of California Chrome is back after an injury on the track, but due to complications from his injuries Ray is unlikely to be adoptable. Ray has a super quiet mind and is very willing and eager to work. A nice horse to work around – a real people horse. Ray needs a sponsor.
Now you can have Hope (the horse)! This beautiful girl has a quiet mind and is being brought back into work now. History is unknown but she is going well and would work for a intermediate rider. She is a nice mover.
Adoption Fee: $500.00