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John Luke

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John Luke came into our rescue program on November 30, 2012. John Luke came from the Beartooth Humane Alliance in Red Lodge, Montana along with 7 other horses. John Luke, along with 64 other horses were part of a large scale animal cruelty case that Beartooth Humane Alliance worked in February 2012. Twenty six of the horses scored 3 or less on the BCS. The 26 were removed from the property and Beartooth Humane Alliance have been providing the feed and fostering for these horses since February while the investigation was pending. When the court case settled in July, the owner had 30 days to find new homes for all of her 65 horses including the horses that were seized. The owner relinquished 20 of the total to Beartooth in August for rehab and re-homing. Beartooth contacted us in October and requested our assistance. Due to the harsh winters, dried ponds, and lack of water, Beartooth wanted to place the remaining 8 horses in a rescue that would be able to continue to provide them the care, training and adoptive homes they deserved. Beartooth received our information from Stacy Segal with A.S.P.C.A. When we were first contacted, we knew we wanted to help, but didn't know if we would be able to offer them the assistance they needed. I always say, if God leads me to it, he will lead me through it. We were blessed with several adoptions, which freed up the space to allow these guys to come to us. As Beartooth states, "In what has been a tumultuous year for twenty horses surrendered to BHA after being found starved at the Rehard property in Luther, MT last February, yet another new chapter has begun - into a fairytale. A unique collaboration established between the Beartooth Humane Alliance and several nationwide horse rescue facilities will provide an opportunity for everlasting greener pastures for our horses. As the name implies, horse rescue organizations hold true to their mission of providing rehabilitation, training and re-homing for horses confiscated from cruelty cases, destined for slaughter, abandoned, or surrendered by owners unable to continue caring for their horse. Horse rescue organizations face the same challenge as dog and cat rescues and shelters face - there are just too many animals in need. BHA is thrilled to have our horses accepted into these programs knowing they will receive exceptional care and training followed by placement into caring, permanent homes." We join several other wonderful organizations that have taken on these beautiful horses, such as, Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, UT, The Horse Protection League in Golden, CO, Zuma's Rescue Ranch in Littleton, Co, The Duchess Sanctuary in Oakland, OR, and Strawberry Mountain Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, in Roseburg, OR. Sometimes, it takes a Village, regardless everyone pulled together to help some amazing horses.

John Luke is a Beautiful, Grulla, Quarter Horse, Gelding. John Luke is estimated to be 16 years of age. John Luke stands at 14.2 hands tall. John Luke is absolutely stunning! He is very well muscled and very athletic. John Luke spent some time with a trainer prior to coming into our program. The trainer has a lot of great things to say about him. "John Luke is an ideal horse for someone who has ridden most of their life but is now ready to "retire" to a solid horse who will move out when asked but still give them just a little bit of a challenge. He is a not "boring" horse yet he minds his manners so well on the ground and in the saddle. Luke has never attempted to buck, bolt or run through the shoulder. He is not a spooky horse and has even had an umbrella opened and closed on his back and he could have cared less. He crosses water, ditches, obstacles, down tree's, etc., and chooses his way carefully on steep slopes. He does not leap over anything, but steps across. He picks up both leads correctly. He rides away from the herd very well, and although he will happily take you home if you let go of the reins, he does not hurry back to the barn or try to turn around on the trail." He enjoys treats and will do anything for one! These pictures just don't do this beautiful boy justice. He is certainly a must see! John Luke will make someone an excellent horse. John Luke has a current negative coggins, up to date on vaccinations, deworming and hoof maintenance. If you are interested in giving this beautiful boy the forever, loving home that he deserves, please submit an adoption application or call/email to schedule an appointment to come visit John Luke.

John Luke has been adopted to a wonderful family in Prague, Oklahoma. John Luke is going to be extremely well loved and spoiled rotten in his forever, loving home. This beautiful boy bonded to his adopter pretty quickly and seemed to be a perfect match. His curious personality and willing to please certainly won her heart. We are thrilled that this beautiful boy found his forever, loving home and family where he will receive the time and attention that he deserves.

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.  

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