Mystic was rescued from a dude ranch near Big Bend. He was extremely emaciated & served the camp for years & years. At age 22 they were dumping him at slaughter where we rescued him for meat weight. Upon rescue Mystic had pleuropneumonia & despite all odds he made it. He also was treated for ulcers & EPM due to loss of strength in his back end. He was one of the sickest internally from the dude ranch. Due to his damaged lunged & health issues he is a forever horse here at Freedom Reins.
Flopsie is a 20 year old donkey we rescued with Lucy off of Craiglist in November of 2019. We intercepted her before she was sent to auction or taken by a kill buyer. She had never received any vet or farrier care prior to rescue. She is a complete puppy dog. She is a forever resident here at Freedom Reins.
Professor was rescued from a dude ranch near Big Bend. He was extremely emaciated & crippled from serving the camp years & years. At age 17 they were dumping him at slaughter for lameness which they claimed "he faked". We rescued him paying meat weight. He is forever lame from severe arthritis in all joints especially his front left knee. He receives special injections & treatments to keep him comfortable. Due to his expensive treatments & poor prognosis he has a forever home with us.
Bud was rescued from a dude ranch near Big Bend. He was extremely emaciated & served the camp for years & years. At age 26 they were dumping him to slaughter where we purchased him for meat weight ($250). He has gained atleast 350 lbs since being in our care! Due to Bud's age & IBS from years of starvation he is a forever resident with us until his last days.
Henry was rescued from the Kaufman Kill Pen as a 2 year old in May 2017. While I was rescuing Clyde, I saw him lying in an ash pit unable to get up. I begged & begged the kill pen to sell him to me. Finally they did. He had strangles which had caused abscesses in his chest. He underwent surgery to drain them & took 6 weeks to recover. He was only 2 years old at the time. I have personally adopted Henry in hopes to show jump him in the future.
Liberty is a 20 year old POA that we rescued from the Kaufman Kill Pen in January 2017. She is the sweetest, most lovable horse with a profound ability to connect with the kids. She was the perfect addition to our lesson program and has impacted hundreds of kids over her time with us. She has taught dozens of families the lifelong commitment a horse needs to be as even the best horses can end up at slaughter.
Freedom was rescued from the Kaufman Kill Pen in August 2016. He is a 24 year old off the track thoroughbred with a lot of quirks. Due to his high anxiety, behavioral quirks & expensive upkeep he will be with us until his last days. He is currently used in our lesson program & loves the attention from the kiddos.