This week, I am thankful that we have this guy at our barn, Red AKA Cooper. Thanks to my friend Sarah Parlier who saved him off a feed lot where he was going to be slaughter-house bound to Mexico or Canada (which this would be a whole different blog post if anyone is wondering about that and SoCal’s dirty little secret when it comes to kill buyers and slaughter houses for horses >:/) if somebody didn’t take him in and save him!! He’s been at the barn for about 3 weeks now and he’s doing great! He is such a sweet sweet boy. So sad to think of where he may have ended up if he wasn’t so lucky to have someone like Sarah to come and rescue him!!!
Sarah does such AMAZING work. She re-homes race horses from the track that are either too injured to race or are finished with their racing careers and need a new job to do now. Helping owner/trainers find new homes when their racing days are over gives them a chance for a second career and to keep them off the auction lots or fall through the claiming ranks as so many do.
Besides re-homing horses off the track, she also saves as many as she can off the auction lots that kill buyers frequent. Sarah is VERY diligent about tracking and keeping up with these horses that she does re-home to ensure they are happy and well taken care of. If they are not being taken care of, she will gladly find a new home or take them in herself if she is able to until she can find a new loving home from them. Sometimes some of the ones she has re-homed end up at these auctions and does everything in her power, with the help of a few other amazing Ladies like Jenny Earhart, Christina Swan, Megan Gaynes and many others! They all take these horses in, round-up the funds to purchase them, re-hab them back to health then find loving homes for them.
Red is not one of her previously re-homed horses, he’s never been raced, and we don’t even think he is a Thouroghbred. He looks like he may be some kind of warm-blood or an appendix. Either way, he is very kind and looks like he will make one very nice riding horse, possibly even a show horse! 🙂
If you’d like to see some of the amazing work Sarah does, the horses she has up for adoption, or the horses she has placed into loving homes to date, go check out her website! You will be glad you did. http://www.equineracers.com/
I am so very thankful that there are people like Sarah out there that do such selfless work to re-home as many of these magnificent equines as possible. These horses deserve another chance at life!