These are some of the horses we have had the pleasure of helping and their stories.

 

Princess Buttercup (31 October, 2012)

Princess Buttercup was found at New Holland, PA auction in October 2012. We were lucky enough to secure her safety, and during Hurricane Sandy no less! Buttercup came to us with no history except that she was blind in the left eye and she had a terrible (healed) wound that stretched across her entire chest. She was said to be about 12-14 years old.  She knows how to drive, and also is beautiful under saddle. Buttercup is a very well-mannered horse, but very picky about what other horses she likes. She is calm and sweeter than honey to people.

 

Violet (February 2008)

No beauty in need is ever turned away here at MEERS. Violet is a CUTE little horse of an unknown breed. She was taken in from another rescue that could not care for her properly. She has a terrible story, but we have put that in the past and focus on her present! This little mare is 35 years old (2016), so we are happy for every day that she is enjoying the pasture and the wind in her mane!! Oh, she is such a LOVE!!

Abbey

Abbey is Boss-mare here at MEERS, so don't let that delicate TB body fool you! She has NO problem keeping those drafts in line! She is a big, black beauty, who we got out of Montana. She is originally off the track, but didn't like to run. When we picked her up she was a bag-o-bones, not even 650 pounds, for a 16 hand horse! She will live out her days here at the Sanctuary, enjoying the sunshine and green grass. She will be 26 on April 27, 2016.

Wizard (April 2013)

Wizard (the QH) is an absolute GEM! If only he had come to us 20 years ago. He had a very good life previously with one owner that had to rehome him due to life circumstances. That home did not work out. So Wizard came to us after the leasee could no longer afford to keep him. He will be 30 years old this year, and we thought maybe he was nearing the end...... until he found a new purpose. He has become a babysitter to Puppy. He is healthier, runs, plays (legs and joints) and is happier than ever!!

Puppy (19 May, 2014)

Swett Pea has been renamed "Puppy" due to - you guessed it - she acts like a puppy-dog! Puppy, a registered Cream, was 2 years old when she came here. Someone HAD to have her, and after she arrived, they decided, "Nope, I no longer want the responsibility." So, Puppy was dumped here, as the 'people' washed their hands of her. Well, that is the best thing that could have happened to Puppy!! She is AWESOME, hilarious, easy to train, and a clutz-true, but what a sweetie! She acts like a 6-month old puppy! She is in your pocket, licks your hand, pulls your zippers, and plays with the shovel. What else can we say about her, except she is a goofball!!

Finn (04 June, 2014)

Fabulous Finn came to us in 2014. He was only 7 years old and we are his 5th home. Finn is a full registered Cream, but I wasn't sure when he stepped off the trailer as he looked more like a QH. He was small, thin, and "empty". Well, as you can see now, he is quite the looker!! He is one seriously handsome boy, and he knows it!! It took him over a year to settle in and realize he would be here forevermore. He is a typical teenage boy that likes to cause trouble, but he also likes to trail ride, jump, and be loved on...come on look at that face.....

 

 

Idaho Ivy (Secured 02 December, 2015 and arrived in Maine on 12 October, 2016)

Idaho Ivy is here! What a journey she has had, which started in Idaho in December 2015. (See ACDHA spring 2017 newsletter for her full update). Ivy's foster family brought her to MEERS in October. Once here, she spent a lot of time on green pastures, and time settling in to the new surroundings. I would like to happily report she is doing GREAT!! by gaining weight, building trust, making friends, and just relaxing being a horse! Ivy is beginning to show her true CREAM colors, and we couldn't be more thrilled with her in-your-way, I mean "in-your-pocket" traits she is developing!

Idaho Ivy is here! What a journey she has had, which started in Idaho in December 2015. (See ACDHA spring 2017 newsletter for her full update). Ivy's foster family brought her to MEERS in October. Once here, she spent a lot of time on green pastures, and time settling in to the new surroundings. I would like to happily report she is doing GREAT!! by gaining weight, building trust, making friends, and just relaxing being a horse! Ivy is beginning to show her true CREAM colors, and we couldn't be more thrilled with her in-your-way, I mean "in-your-pocket" traits she is developing!