Adopted

Yes! Named after the Nashville character!!!! Rayna was actually rescued from Istanbul, Turkey and we adopted her through Adopt a Golden Rescue. Once considered a status symbol by the wealthy in Turkey, Golden Retrievers have become more common and less valued, and hundreds end up being released onto the streets. With few shelters available, dogs of this good-natured breed frequently starve or become prey to the thousands of feral dog packs in the forests around the city. Life is hard for these mostly young dogs. Few live to be senior Goldens in Turkey. Rayna is the sweetest dog I’ve ever owned. She loves attention and is so easy going. She is a very happy girl and loves living on the farm.

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    March 21, 2017

    Yes! Named after the Nashville character!!!! Rayna was actually rescued from Istanbul, Turkey and we adopted her through Adopt a Golden Rescue. Once considered a status symbol by the wealthy in Turkey, Golden Retrievers have become more common and less valued, and hundreds end up being released onto the streets. With few shelters available, dogs of this good-natured breed frequently starve or become prey to the thousands of feral dog packs in the forests around the city. Life is hard for these mostly young dogs. Few live to be senior Goldens in Turkey. Rayna is the sweetest dog I've ever owned. She loves attention and is so easy going. She is a very happy girl and loves living on the farm.

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    March 21, 2017

    Oh my gosh I ADORE this mule! I know, he could have a better name, but it just fits him so well! He is our 500 year old, one eyed, crunchy mule!! He is the sweetest animal and we just love having him! He was rejected by his herd where he lived before and was always just standing off by himself, looking very sad.

    Someone brought him to Save the Horses Rescue, and my friends there literally said, "Awe he's so sad and pathetic....yup, he needs to go to Holly's farm." Within days of being surrendered to Save the Horses, we were loading him up on the trailer to come live with us. They know I love the precious misfits! Thank goodness, he was welcomed into our herd with open arms and is now a very spoiled and happy boy.

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    March 20, 2017

    JT is short for Justin Time. I gave him this name because this gorgeous boy was literally saved just minutes from being loaded onto the slaughter truck. Horse slaughter is a huge, barbaric, and maddening problem in the horse world. The ride to the slaughter plant alone is horrifying, and sometimes fatal for the horses and they are fully aware of what's going on ahead of them.

    JT is a retired Pennsylvania Amish workhorse. He spent his entire life hauling bales of hay, up to forty miles a day, until his back legs were permanently damaged. He was rescued by Forever Morgans Rescue and was fostered on a farm in PA before he came to live with us. He is such a gentleman. I call him our welcome wagon, he loves meeting new friends and gets along with every animal we've ever brought onto the farm. I tell him everyday that his new job is to be gorgeous and protect the herd.

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    March 20, 2017

    Aspen is a little stinker! He is a shetland pony who thinks he's the "Black Stallion". He is so cute, fun, and throws funny temper tantrums. He loves to play......and eat. Before coming to live on our farm, Aspen went back and forth between temporary homes and Save the Horses Rescue his entire life. For some reason, he could never find a forever home, until now. He is probably around 30 years old....and acts like a 5 year old!

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    March 20, 2017

    Caraway is my once in a life time heart horse. I love all of my horses, but Caraway and I have a very special bond that started from day one. If you are lucky enough to have this type of connection, finding your heart horse means that you have found the horse who truly understands you, who makes you feel proud and strong and whole again, and who you trust and love unconditionally. I appreciate every moment that I have with her because she is very old and I don't know how much time I will have with her. I already cry on a regular basis just thinking about it. She was 32 when I adopted her from Save the Horses Rescue, which was over three years ago.

    Caraway's first owner was a young boy who sadly died from a brain tumor. She was surrendered to Save the Horses Rescue and was re-homed several times before fate brought us together. My friends from the rescue still talk about how depressed she always looked at the rescue and are convinced that if I hadn't adopted her and brought her to the healing space that is our farm, she probably wouldn't still be alive. It has been a complete honor to take care of her, spoil her, and surround her with love and compassion, but, she has done so much more for me than I have ever done for her. She accepts me unconditionally and gives me such confidence in myself. Having the complete trust of a 1200 pound animal will do that.