Duke (aka Victors Knight) and Stanley (aka The Power Load) are two lovely bay geldings who were adopted from J&M Acres Horse Rescue back in September 2011.
Just met our new girls this afternoon :) They seem to be settling in well and came right up to me. They are seriously gorgeous in person and have such kind eyes and nice builds!
Shayden (bay) is a 10 year old Standardbred mare who stands approx 15.2hh and is built like Quarter Horse (very stocky). She last raced on December 13, 2008 earning $61,944 in her career. She retired sound and has been used as a broodmare for the
Our two new Standardbred girls have arrived! Meet Clover (black) and Schaden (bay) <3 Both super sweet and mellow. Schaden stands approx 15.2hh and is built like a Quarter Horse and Clover stands approx 16hh+ with a gorgeous neck and head.
They are both owner surrenders as their breeder has no future plans for them. We led them home from their farm up the street and both were great with traffic and had no problem with all the critters on the farm.
We have had a few Standardbreds from this breeder over the years and they all have outstanding attitudes. They have sane minds, sound bodies, kind eyes and the perfect mix of in-your-pocket and willingness to work.
Annie is a coming 21 year old registered Thoroughbred mare. She has a tattoo, but it is hard to read. She stands approx 16.1hh with a nice build. Her current owner has a back injury and can no longer work with her or afford to keep her, so she will be arriving at the rescue soon.
Annie has previously been ridden for pleasure riding and trails, but was off for over two years before her owner rescued her this past fall.
She is UTD on feet, teeth, deworming and vaccines. She had her teeth done by Dr. Chris at Greenbelt in Feb/March of 2015. She had her vaccines done then too, but she needs her booster (just got her basic shot done). She was dewormed in March 2015 - including tapeworm. The vet said other than needing to gain her muscle back, she's rehabilitating well and he had no concerns.
Did you know that April 26th is the ASPCA's annual Help a Horse Day? This day was created as a national effort on behalf of homeless horses and those who care for them.
Many of you know that here at J&M Acres our mission is to get as many horses off the meat truck and into good homes as we can.
However, not everyone is aware that horses across North America are routinely shipped to slaughter in Canada and their meat sold to Europe and Asia for human consumption. In fact, the The American Horse Council estimates that over 9.2 million horses are living in the United States and of these, over 170,000 are "unwanted," and suitable homes are not available for them.
Remember Snuffy (aka Hope)? She was re-united with her family through J&M Acres Horse Rescue back in April 2013 (you can read her story here).
However, her situation has changed and her family is no longer able to give her the attention they feel she deserves. So, she is looking for a new home.
Hope is a 2006 Quarter Horse mare who has 'wry nose' syndrome. She has spent the past two years as a pasture pet with her family and has done very well.
Saddled up Valse and hopped on her again today :)
She sure makes for a cute little Western pony! I got a better assessment of her with the saddle versus bareback and she does seem to have had some decent training in the past.
She is a very loving girl with a willing attitude and a sensible mind. She hasn't been ridden in a while, so does need a bit more of a refresher but she stood quiet for tacking, was easy to mount, knows her rein aids and moved out nicely. She definitely has some go though and would be best suited to an intermediate plus rider.
She would make a great little riding partner for someone!