Stardust came into our rescue program on August 12, 2010. Stardust is one of 17 horses that survived a horrific trailer accident on the Turner Turnpike on May 18, 2010. Stardust 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. 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. 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. 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.
Stardust is a super sweet, Sorrel, Quarter Horse, Gelding. Stardust is estimated to be 5 years of age. Stardust is a big beautiful boy. He is super sweet, loves attention and will follow you anywhere. He is always one of the first to come greet you. He is a big, beautiful, stout boy. He had a mild wound to his hind leg on his fetlock area, he is not lame and has made a full recovery. Stardust will make someone an excellent horse. Stardust has been started under saddle, would consider him green at this time, but with the right amount of time, attention and love, he will make someone an excellent horse. He is very smart and eager to please. He loads in a trailer with no problem, stands for the farrier and stands while being tacked. Stardust has a current negative coggins, up to date on vaccinations, deworming, hoof maintenance, and teeth floating. If you are interested in adopting this sweet boy, please submit an adoption application or call/email to schedule an appointment to come visit Stardust.
Update June 2012 Stardust is now seeking his forever, loving home to call his own. Stardust was returned to our rescue due to unforeseen family/financial circumstances. Stardust's pasture buddy Rosa, came in as well. They are very close. We would like for these two to be adopted together, but understand that may not be possible. Stardust is a wonderful horse. He is extremely sweet, and loves attention. He is the first one to greet you in the pasture and follows you around everywhere. He is a big, beauitful, stout boy and will make someone an excellent horse. Stardust spent some time in training with Robert Hayes last year. He is an excellent riding horse and has a lot of potential. He stands for the farrier and loads in the trailer. Stardust has a current negative coggins, up to date on vaccinations, deworming, teeth floating and hoof maintenance. If you are interested in giving this sweet boy the forever, loving home that he deserves, please submit an adoption application or call/email to schedule an appointment to come visit Stardust.
Stardust has been adopted to a wonderful family in Norman, Oklahoma. Stardust is going to be extremely well loved and spoiled rotten in his forever, loving home. Stardust is going to receive the time and attention that he deserves. We are thrilled that this sweet boy has found his 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.