Valentine came into our rescue program on May 1st, 2009 from Beckham County. Valentine 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.
Valentine is a Beautiful, Black/White, Paint, Mare. She is estimated to be 4 years of age! She was a body score of a 2 upon arrival, weighing in at 762 pounds, infested with ticks, lice and internal parasites. Valentine has been dewormed, treated for lice/ticks, had her feet trimmed, current negative coggins, and is gaining weight wonderfully. She will be getting her teeth floated soon and should be available for adoption within 30 days. She is an awesome girl, great disposition and very loving.
Valentine Update 6-26-09 -- Valentine is doing wonderful and now seeking that forever, loving home to call her own. She has gained a lot of weight and doing great. She is a sweet girl, loves attention, stands for the farrier, and has a great attitude. Valentine is broke to ride. I would recommend someone spend a little bit of time refreshing her before hitting the trails, but she did great. She rode bareback and saddled. She will make someone an excellent horse. If interested in adopting Valentine, please submit an adoption application. Valentine has a current negative coggins, up to date on vaccinations, deworming, and hoof maintenance.
Update 7/4/2010 -- Valentine has returned to our rescue program and seeking her forever, loving home. Valentine is a Beautiful girl and super sweet. Valentine has been ridden in many trail rides and through parades. She does have a lot of energy and get up and go to her. She has been through some refresher training with Terri Lindley and did Wonderful. Valentine stands for the farrier and loads in a trailer. She is super smart and will make someone a wonderful horse, whether for pleasure or performance. Valentine has a current negative coggins, up to date on vaccinations, deworming and hoof maintenance. If you are interested in adopting Valentine and giving her the forever, loving home that she deserves, please submit an adoption application or call/email to schedule an appointment to come visit Valentine.
Valentine has been adopted to a wonderful family in Dodge City, Kansas. Valentine is going to be extremely well loved and spoiled rotten. We are thrilled that Valentine has received her forever, loving home, where she will receive the love and attention that she 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.