Pete came into our rescue program on August 12, 2010. Pete is one of 17 horses that survived a horrific trailer accident on the Turner Turnpike on May 18, 2010. Pete 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.
Pete is a super sweet, Sorrel, Quarter Horse, Gelding. He is estimated to be 4 years of age. As many of you may know, my husbands horse is named Pete, which he bottled raised 27 years ago. So, I struggled with the decision of whether I wanted Pete to keep his name. We usually rename every horse that comes into our rescue program, as it represents a fresh start, a new beginning. But, for some reason, I just felt that Pete should keep his name sake. For me, it means longevity, loyalty, companionship, love, dedication, and my true hero. This is what our 27 year old Pete means to us. Naturally, Pete seemed to be the fitting name for this handsome guy. We didn't have the opportunity to know very many of these horses past, but Pete's story came out loud and clear. See, Pete found himself on the slaughter truck because his family didn't feel that he was worthy of a second chance. Pete was once a stud, obviously a bit on the rowdy side, but what do you expect when you are raising a young stud. Rumor has it that he was trying to mount mares while they were being ridden, that he attacked horses and riders through the fence, etc., To me, the best solution would have been to geld him. But, to his previous family, they wanted rid of him. So, he is sold at the Montgomery City Livestock Auction on April 30, 2010 where he is ultimately bought by the kill buyer and shipped to slaughter on May 18, 2010. Now, I have always believed that our Pete of 27 years had angels watching over him. I think that it is clear that this Pete has angels watching over him as well. He survived a trailer wreck and a broken heart. He is getting the love and attention that he longed for. This special boy is a true sweetheart. He allows us to doctor his wounds, he accepts his daily injections with no problem and he greets me with a sweet nicker every time I walk outside. Pete is a true gentleman and owning up to his name sake. I will admit that those are some big shoes to feel, but if anyone can, it is this Pete. Pete has a current negative coggins, up to date on vaccinations, deworming, hoof maintenance and teeth floating. We will update his adoption status soon. Please consider making a donation towards Pete's Rehabilitation. We will update as he progresses.
Update 10/1/10 Pete is now seeking his forever, loving family. Pete's wounds have healed and he is ready to find his forever, loving home. Pete is broke to ride, however, with any horse adopted through our rescue program, we recommend some tune up rides in a round pen or small enclosed area before hitting a trail, etc., We aren't sure how long it has been since he was ridden last. Pete has really filled out and looks great. He is a beautiful boy. Pete loads in a trailer with no problems, stands for the farrier and stands while being tacked. He is such a sweet boy and eager to please. He just wants a family to spend time with him and show him love. If you are interested in adopting this sweet boy, please submit an adoption application or call/email to schedule an appointment to visit Pete.
Pete has been adopted to a wonderful family in Harrah, Oklahoma. Pete has found his forever, loving family where he will receive lots of love and attention. This sweet boy picked his family and they made an instant connection. We are thrilled that he is going to 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.