Cassidy came into our rescue program on August 12, 2010. Cassidy is one of 17 horses that survived a horrific trailer accident on the Turner Turnpike on May 18, 2010. Cassidy 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.
Cassidy is a super sweet Black, Tennessee Walker, Mare. She is estimated to be 5 years of age. She is a beautiful girl and loves attention. Cassidy has foundered in both front feet. She is currently in corrective shoes, which will help her build some sole and heal. She may not require shoes for the rest of her life, but she will certainly need to be monitored on her grass intake, so that she does not have another occurrence. If she is going to be trail ridden, then we would certainly recommend that she stay in front shoes. Cassidy is broke to ride, however, with any horse that is adopted through our program, we do recommend some tune up rides in a round pen or small enclosed area before hitting a trail, etc., Cassidy loads in a trailer with no problem, she stands for the farrier and stands while being tacked. She is really starting to fill out and get her color back. She is a beautiful girl. She gets along great with the other horses, however, she has fallen deeply in love with Dowdy the donkey. It is very cute how she follows him around everywhere. Cassidy has a current negative coggins, up to date on vaccinations, deworming, X-rays, hoof maintenance with corrective shoes, and teeth floating. Cassidy is a very special girl that deserves a loving, forever home. If you are interested in giving this sweet girl the forever, loving home that she deserves, please submit an adoption application or call/email to schedule an appointment to visit Cassidy.
Update 04/04/2012 -- Cassidy has returned to our rescue program and is now seeking her forever, loving home. Cassidy is doing great and no longer in front shoes. We would recommend the shoes on her front feet if you are trail riding, etc., The former adopter returned Cassidy stating that she was a dominant horse. We have never witnessed dominant behavior from Cassidy in the past or since she has been returned. Cassidy loves donkey's and will join up with them immediately. She is super sweet, stands for the farrier, loads in a trailer and is broke to ride. We would recommend some tune up time in a round pen or small enclosed area. Cassidy has a current negative coggins, up to date on vaccinations, deworming and hoof maintenance. If you are interested in adopting this sweet girl, please submit an adoption application or call/email to schedule an appointment to come visit Cassidy.
Cassidy has been adopted to a wonderful family in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Cassidy along with Collier are going to be extremely well loved and spoiled rotten in their forever, loving home. We are thrilled that these two sweethearts will receive the love and attention that they deserve with a wonderful forever, loving family.
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.