Bashful came into our rescue program on August 12, 2010. Bashful is one of 17 horses that survived a horrific trailer accident on the Turner Turnpike on May 18, 2010. Bashful along with 29 other horses were headed to Mexico on that horrible day, fated for slaughter. Unfortunately, 11 died instantly or had to be euthanized on scene of the wreck, 2 later died once they were transported back to the kill buyers property in Missouri. It is horrible to think that an overturned semi trailer is a blessing. But to these surviving 17 horses that horrific day is what ultimately saved their lives. These beautiful horses were given a second chance. Thanks to HSUS for assisting us in our efforts to gain custody of these wonderful horses. It is a blessing to provide these horses a chance to be adopted and given the opportunity to be loved and someone's companion, such as many once were before being sold at a Livestock Auction in Missouri and Illinois. Many still wear their scars and wounds on them from that horrible day. Nothing about the Slaughter industry is humane. These horses not only suffered a horrible trailer wreck, but it is clear that they received little to no care while waiting at the Kill buyers to make that awful transport again. These horses have remained in the custody of the kill buyer in Missouri until August 12th, all pictures posted are from the day of arrival into our rescue program and our Veterinary Day, which was 4 days after arrival. Thankfully, their horrible road to hell has ended and now we are providing them the care that they deserve, so that wonderful families can enjoy these sweet, sweet horses. It only takes a few minutes to look into these horses eyes and see the love, fear, uncertainness, and forgiveness that they have to offer. They will send you a message of thanks daily, from a simple nicker to a loving caress. Please note that the 17 horses are located in foster care. If you are interested in adopting one of these horses, please notify us, so that we can make arrangements to get that particular horse here at our facility to be seen.
Bashful is a super sweet Chestnut, Thoroughbred, Mare. She is estimated to be 5 years of age. Bashful was a race horse at one time, valued by many as long as she performed and won them earnings. Some how her racing career ended and she ultimately ended up on a truck meant for Slaughter for human consumption. Bashful is a beautiful girl and has every reason in the world not to trust any human, but yet she does. She continues to give unconditionally to her care givers and with every emotion she clearly thanks us for saving her life. Bashful needs to gain some weight and once she is at a healthy body weight, she will be available for adoption. I hope that someone is interested in providing her the forever, loving home that she so rightfully deserves. Please consider making a donation towards Bashful's Rehabilitation. We will update as she progresses.
Update 12/2/2010 Bashful is now seeking her forever, loving home. Bashful is a sweet girl that deserves to find a forever, loving home. We did a little research based on Bashful's Tattoo and found that her former name was "Shesafellow" and she was Foaled May 31, 2005, She had 27 starts, 3 firsts, 6 seconds, career earnings $81,640, last raced May 26th 2009 in Illinois. I find it so disappointing that she can have a successful racing history and for whatever reason, she is tossed aside and headed to Slaughter. Bashful will make someone a great horse. Bashful is a super sweet horse, gets along great with all the other horses, stands for the farrier, stands tied, stands tied to be tacked up, stands to be bathed, loads in a trailer and loves attention. She is broke to ride and will make someone an excellent horse. She was ridden down HWY 66 and she did great. She never batted an eye at the traffic, etc., Of course, just like with any former race horse, she will require a bit of tuning up before hitting a trail, etc., She has a great disposition and can be trained to do whatever discipline you are interested in. This sweet girl deserves a second chance. Bashful stands about 15 - 15.2 hands tall. She currently has front shoes on to allow her soles to thicken. She will not always require front shoes. Bashful has a current negative coggins, up to date on vaccinations, deworming, hoof maintenance and teeth floating. If you are interested in giving this sweet girl a forever, loving home. Please submit an adoption application or call/email to schedule an appointment to come visit Bashful.
Bashful has been adopted to a wonderful family in Yukon, Oklahoma. Bashful has found her match and made an amazing connection to a 13 year old girl. We are thrilled that Bashful has found her forever, loving home where she will be spoiled rotten and extremely well loved.
Please call or email to schedule an appointment to visit the horses currently available in our rescue program. We are generally available by appointment Monday - Thursday after 5:30 and anytime Friday - Sunday. We do maintain full time jobs, so we are not always available on weekdays. Please be patient with us and we will return your call/email as soon as possible.