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Nikki, May 2009Nikki, May 2009

Nikki came into our rescue program on May 1st, 2009 from Beckham County. Nikki came into rescue along with 39 other horses, 12 Donkeys and a mule that were severely starved and neglected in Sayre, Oklahoma. Neighbors reported seeing several dead animals on the property to the Beckham County Sheriff's Office on April 28, 2009. Approximately 45 horse carcasses were located in different states of decomposition. The remaining 52 horses were found infested with internal and external parasites, injuries left untreated, hooves in extremely poor condition, some pregnant, one with a dislocated hip and another with a broken leg and body conditions ranging from a 1 to a 3. None of these horses were being properly cared for or had received proper Veterinary care in quite some time. Some of the horses hooves had growth over a year old. This is by far, one of the worst rescues we have seen. These horses have suffered a great deal. However, the ones that did not make it, suffered more than they should have been allowed. Horses were found dead, where they had dug themselves a hole and clearly suffered and died. It was devastating! We were able to save 52 horses, all of which are doing wonderful! These horses will never have to suffer the hands of such horrible neglect again. Please consider making a donation towards the rehabilitation of these wonderful horses.

Nikki is a Beautiful, Sorrel, Quarter Horse, Filly. She is estimated to be 1 year old. She was a body score of a 1 upon arrival, weighing in at 445 pounds, infested with ticks, lice and internal parasites. Nikki has been dewormed, treated for lice/ticks, had her feet trimmed, current negative coggins, and is gaining weight wonderfully.

Update 8-28-09 -- Nikki has gained a lot of weight and is looking wonderful. She is seeking her forever, loving home. She is extremely sweet, loves attention, stands for the farrier, loads in a trailer and will make someone an excellent horse. She still has a lot of growing to do. Nikki has a current negative coggins, up to date on vaccinations, deworming, and hoof maintenance. If you would like to give this sweet girl a forever, loving home, please submit an application.

Update May 14, 2011 Nikki was picked for our Blaze's Ride to the Rescue Trainer Challenge. She was chosen by Trainer Terri Lindley. Terri will be working with Nikki for the next 100 days, turning Nikki into a dependable riding companion. Terri will be going against 10 other Trainers in our Trainer's Challenge. Competition is set for August 20th, 2011 at the "Heart of Oklahoma" Shawnee Expo Center. For additional information regarding our Trainers Challenge, please visit our trainer's challenge website and follow your favorite Trainer/Rescue Horse on their journey to competition. Blaze's Ride to the Rescue Trainer Challenge. Nikki will be available for adoption immediately following the competition on August 20th, 2011. Nikki is a sweet girl and loves attention. She is now 3 years of age. Nikki has a current negative coggins, up to date on vaccinations, deworming, teeth floating and hoof maintenance. If you are interested in adopting Nikki, please submit an adoption application and get your pre-approved status, in order to adopt Nikki or one of our other Rescued Horses competing on August 20th.

Nikki has been adopted to a wonderful family in Bixby, Oklahoma. Nikki is going to a wonderful home where she will be extremely well loved and spoiled rotten. Her new family watched Nikki do some amazing things by her Trainer Terri Lindley. Terri demonstrated Nikki's Talents in her freestyle event at the Trainers Challenge, riding brideless and blindfolded. Nikki and Terri were amazing and thanks to Terri Lindley, Nikki has found an amazing forever, loving home to call her own.

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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