Big John and Miss Daisy, both Thoroughbreds, came to us from Lake County Animal Services in November of 2015. You could count every bone in their bodies and in the first week they went down repeatedly. They recovered remarkably well.

John is ​26, and despite his amazing physique, has no back teeth and so requires a special diet of grain and soaked alfalfa cubes for he is unable to process hay and hard treats. He enjoys showing his affection by smearing the wet alfalfa all over anyone near by.

​Due complications of age, Miss Daisy passed away in 2017 and we now are hoping that this wonderful horse can find his own forever home where he can get the constant attention he desperately wants and needs.

Dixie

Shilo is gorgeous mini mare with a sweet face who came in with 4 other minis, one of which was a stud. Because she was housed with him, she and the other mini mares are pregnant, so she will not be available until she foals and is weaned. She can be a little skittish as the whole group was untouched by anyone for a year. She did really well for the farrier and the vet and definitely interested in you, just needs a chance. With some time, she will easily get over her fear. 

Available for Sponsor to Adopt.

DJ

Misty

Gypsy

Dixie is the momma mare of Pudge and came in with Hopper, Shilo, and Gypsy. Because she was housed with Hopper (while he was a stud), she and the other mini mares are pregnant and cannot be adopted out until they foal and have weaned. She can be a little skittish as the whole group was untouched by anyone for a year. She did well for the farrier and the vet. With some time, she will easily get over her fear. 

​Available for Sponsor to Adopt.

Gypsy is mini mare who came in with 4 other minis, one of which was a stud. Because she was housed with him, she and the other mini mares are pregnant and  will not be available until she foals and is weaned. She can be a little skittish as the whole group was untouched by anyone for a year. She did well for the farrier and the vet. With some time, she will easily get over her fear. 

Available for Sponsor to Adopt.

Orie and DJ are lifelong partners who were relinquished into our care in October of 2016. Orie is so friendly that he would live inside your pocket, if given the option. Particularly, given the presence of treats. He is in his twenties and once served as one of Ivy's "seeing-eye ponies." During that time, he wore a Safe-Cat collar with a bell on one of his ankles to help her navigate by sound. After Ivy crossed the rainbow bridge, we decided that they deserved a second chance at a forever home. Orie and DJ are a bonded pair and must be adopted out together.

​​​​​Captain has had a rough life. It's sad to think about what he has endured. Seized by Lake County Sheriff's Office as part of a cruelty case in 7/2017. Besides being extremely emaciated, he was infested with equine lice, suffered from thrush, and was in need of dental care. Captain is a fighter that has made an amazing transformation despite being a senior. Captain needs a loving home where he can live out his days a companion horse.

Please be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page as we constantly network many other horses.

 

Many have the mistaken view that horses in need are old, sick, dangerous, or ugly. This is not the case, many are young, smart, and capable of amazing lives. They simply ended up in the wrong hands or their owners have fallen on hard times.

Bitsy

Shiloh

Bitsy is a 5 year old mini mare who came to us over a year ago from an atrocious breeding farm. She was adopted once before but needs someone who can invest enough time in her to gain her trust. 

Hopper is a recently gelded mini who came in with the 4 other minis. He is the culprit behind all the pregnant mares and is the father of Pudge. He can be a little hard to catch as the whole group was untouched by anyone for a year, but is definitely a little ham and interested in whatever you're doing.  He was alright with the vet until he was gelded, but since then had issues with the most recent farrier visit, with time he'll realize it was a one time operation and he has nothing to fear. 

​Tango

Pudge

Orie and DJ are lifelong partners who were relinquished into our care in October of 2016. DJ is in his twenties and once served as one of Ivy's "seeing-eye ponies." During that time, he wore a Safe-Cat collar with a bell on one of his ankles to help her navigate by sound. After Ivy crossed the rainbow bridge, we decided they deserved a second chance at a forever home.

​D.J. is a former cart pony and has a hole in his forehead from some unknown, previous accident or abuse. As with many of our rescue horses, we don't know their past, but we do have the great privilege of knowing their hearts. DJ and Orie are a bonded pair and must be adopted out together.

Orie

Pudge is dwarfed mini pony who is a little over a year, by his teeth. He came in with 4 other minis, one of which is his mom. He is currently being weaned. Pudge is pretty wild as he was born on a property and untouched by anyone until being brought to us but our volunteers have made a lot of progress with him in the short amount of time he's been here. Pudge will need a special home where his new family will be willing to spend the necessary time to teach him that humans are not to be feared in addition to good manners. Pudge does have cryptorchidism (neither of his testes have dropped) so to geld him will be expensive. Due to his neglect, he never had any vet or farrier care before coming to us. His feet were severely over grown and will need regular farrier care, however, he should recover fully and his tendons should come back to normal. 

Big John

To ensure all our rescues have stable mates, we require adoption contracts. Please check them out below if you're interested in placing our horses forever in your home and in your heart.

Journey is a 7 year old miniature mare that is blind in one eye and has limited vision in the other. Despite being adopted once before and multiple attempts to gain her trust, she is still a project horse who needs time.

Journey

Misty is one of our oldest residents and was relinquished to us in February of 2014. She suffers from Cushings Disease and is administered medication (Pergolide) daily to help manage her symptoms. 

We would love to see Misty find a forever home as she is amazingly sweet and deserves a home all to herself where she can be loved on all her days.

Captain

Find Your Match

​Tango is a super sweet pony. Approx 20 yrs old. and around 12 hands. He came to HHHR in September 2017 with Whiskey & Foxtrot. Tango was emaciated, weak and suffering from skin allergies. He is looking much better already and is currently with our foster family. Come out, meet Tango, and see if he may be a fit for your family.  (If you are interested specifically in Tango, please tell us ahead of time so we can plan with our foster family.)

Hopper