Eden Farm Equine Sanctuary, Inc. - Rescue and Lifetime Care for Abused and Unwanted Equines
Equine Residents
 
 
Georgia
 
Georgia is a 19 yr. old Quarter horse mare.  She has Cushing's disease and is insulin resistant. These medical conditions require special care and monitoring.
 
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Oscar
 
 
Oscar has been a resident of the sanctuary for almost one year. In this photo he is enjoying a winter ride with volunteer Nicki.
Oscar is a 26 year old pony who has had quite a few homes that we know of in recent years.
Though gelded, his very stud-like behavior requires that handling and turn out issues be handled with forethought and care. He is thriving at EFES, and though he winks at one of the girls occasionally, he stays out of trouble with private turn out - resident gals in view but removed from temptation. His second last owner told us he was a "problem" with other horses and took him to a sale - exposing him to an unknown fate. The last owner purchased him at the sale and said he was in very bad condition at purchase. After a short while he was again offered for sale and was purchased by the sanctuary in November of 2008.  If not accepted into an experienced environment Oscar's fate would have been auction bouncing from home to home until his luck finally ran out.
 
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Princess Lizzie
 
This is Lizzie NOW - its hard to believe she is the same pony shown in the lower photo - you've come a long way, Lizzie......safe and at home, Lizzie greets children and receives tons of TLC from volunteer, Caitlin Walsh. There are countless ponies that serve children for decades who end up with little or no care or on the floors of slaughterhouses in Mexico and Canada....a poor reward for their noble and dedicated service to man.
 
This is Princess Lizzie when we responded to an ad for "Old Pony, $100. No shelter, and please look at those horribly long and curved hooves. Unknown at the time was a poorly healed fractured back leg. Lizzie came to Eden Farm and immediately received a box stall and much needed medication to keep her on her feet - the pain was unbearable for her. Neil Martin, the farrier who attends horses at Eden, stopped every 2 weeks in the beginning to gradually reshape her damaged hooves. (She was being sold as a riding pony - and its awful to imagine anyone expecting this 30 years plus angel to do that job with those hooves.)  She got immediate dental care, a large box stall and lots of thick bedding - equine senior diet, and all the other things that go into care for the resident horses at EFES.
 
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Ruffles
 
Ruffles (aka Forever Perfect, reg. TB name) came to us in September of 2009. Through tattoo research we learned she was born in California in 1991 and had one unsuccessful racing start. The rest of her history is unknown until the past four years when she was owned by a woman in Sunbury, Penna. Beauty spent several summers as a camp horse and quietly served as a safe and loving mount for children. When the present economic conditions forced the owner to sell, Beauty came to EFES. At the end of the month she was slated to go to auction, and Beauty's chances would not have been strong. She most likely would have gone from loyal children's friend to a dinner table somewhere in Europe. We welcome her as an ambassador on the farm and hope she can continue to teach children via her gentle and kind nature.
 
Photo of Beauty in Sunbury, before arrival.....
 
Ruffles arrived at dusk one evening. The man who transported her told us he had taken a load of "kill" horses to a dealer .
The dealer rejected two of the horses because they were too thin, not enough profit. Two others were rejected because they had injuries which would not support their transfer to Mexico.
The able, fat, horses were kept for kill.
This is a common practice. . . . we don't slaughter old, sick, cattle for food  - - old, sick and thin horses are generally not accepted either. Those 4 rejects were sent back to the auction to be recycled once again to some unknown fate.
Unfortunately, Ruffles was humanely euthanized and laid to rest in the fall of 2014 due to chronic health conditions that were weakening her heart and her spirit. May she rest in peace <3
 
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Boost
 
 
Boost came to the sanctuary in 1995. He was purchased at the tail end of a local auction. Skin and bones, dehydrated, covered with rain-rot, his plight was evident. Had he been taken to one of the larger, "supervised" auctions, his  owner would have been prosecuted, most likely. A tattoo trace reveals this TB was born in Kentucky and raced at Churchill Downs, going to lesser and lesser claiming races as he aged. There is an absence of information for the 2 yrs prior to his fortunate entry into the sanctuary - what happened to him during this time remains a mystery. Fully rehabilitated, Boost now enjoys
a safe and happy life .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The picture on the left of Boost was taken after spending a month at EFES with proper care . . . so you can image how bad he must have been when he arrived. The picture on the right is Boost after his stay at the sanctuary. It's hard to imagine its the same horse in both pictures. Sweet Boost was laid to rest last year. May he rest in peace <3
 
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Owlette
 
 
Owelette is a 30 yr. old TB mare that came to EFES approximately 5 years ago. She had been living in a small shed within a housing development on Staten Island. She had no real turn out area. She was somewhat of a problem child on arrival, distrustful and anxious. She has settled into her safe routine here and is much loved.
Owlette is a granddaughter of the great racehorse, Secretariat. She raced claimers for several yrs before being retired to the breeding farm. What happened next is a complicated tale of insane human judgment and circumstance.
We are grateful for her entry into our group of horses.....
Rest in Peace sweet gentle soul.  You will be missed by all who knew and loved you. 
Note:  Owlette was humanely euthanized in May 2011 due to mastastic cancer. She will be missed forever......
 
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Uncle Buddy
 
Uncle Buddy is a 20 year old half saddlebred who needed a home badly. His owner was no longer able to care for both of her horses. When his stablemate went to a new home, Buddy pined for her and was very depressed. Due to his age and phsyical condition (club feet), Buddy was not looking at good prospects for homes. His owner donated him to the sanctuary where he would be safe and loved and have the constant companionship of other horses.
 
Uncle Buddy arrived at Eden Farm on 5/21/2011.  He's 14 hands tall. 

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Magic & Charo

Rosemont Silver Magic (affectionately known as Magic by us) is a 14-year-old  registered solid color paint who was saved 24 hours prior to being shipped for slaughter, despite being sound and able to be ridden at the time. Little did we know that she was 3 months pregnant when she was rescued and foaled in the spring of 2014! EFES saved 2 precious lives for the price of one! Volunteers got to witness firsthand the cruel world of slaughter and how it does not discriminate! Sweet baby Charo was a born a healthy little girl and continues to grow right before our eyes.

**Update: Charo is under probationary adoption which will be voted on and finalized in her yearling month (May 2015). Until finalization, she remains the responsibility of the sanctuary.













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