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Orion

Orion is a beautiful 15.1 hand, 7 year old gelding who was slaughter-bound when rescued. He arrived with us in the winter of 2016/2017.  He has a young and lively personality. Orion has an old injury in his left stifle but it does not bother him while doing ground work, […]

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Jaks

Jaks is a 10 year old appendix gelding who was owned by a kill buyer and about to ship to slaughter and we pulled him. He has been with us since August 2016. He was very underweight when he came to us but is looking great now. He’s very sweet […]

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Ferdinand

Ferdinand is a thoroughbred gelding and arrived at DER in August of 2016 as a four year old. He had been raced several times and won a couple of races. When he stopped running as fast, he found himself standing in a kill pen waiting to ship to Mexico for […]

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Spirit

Spirit is a Shetland pony who came to us through a local neglect case in March of 2016 with three others. He was a 6 year old feral stallion. We had him gelded right away. It’s taken a lot of work and patience and he is still not completely trusting […]

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Barney

Barney was one of four neglected stallions who arrived with us in March of 2016. They were a local owner surrender and very feral. We had them gelded right away and trimmed their feet long feet while they were sedated. It took a lot of patience to gain their trust […]

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Fred

We rescued Fred along with three other mini’s from a local neglect situation in 2016. All four were stallions and had foundered. Their hooves were very long and they were very afraid of people due to never being handled. Fred was the friendliest and most trusting of the four. He […]

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Manning

Manning was rescued when he was 6 years old from shipped to slaughter back in December 2015.  He was very sick with pneumonia and very underweight when he arrived at DER. But after a few visits from the vet and lots of love and care, he’s made a full recovery […]

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Jack

Jack (shown right) and his mother Ruby were rescued in the spring with the help of Spring Hill Horse Rescue. They were full and asked if we had room to take them. They were trapped inside an old camper with no place to go outside for the entire winter. The […]

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Duke

Duke (left) and Daisy

Duke (left) was rescued along with his sister Daisy. The photo taken at his rescue (below) was taken in the spring of 2012. You can see how skinny he was by the bones on his face, even showing through his winter coat. One year later Duke was healthy and happy.

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