Horse Rescue/Adoption

We have added a new service to the shelter to help the needy horses in our area as we are able.  Our rescue effort will begin small as we are just building a network of foster farms and volunteers willing to help with their specific needs.  We will be focusing on horses seized or found abandoned by local authorities. It is not our intention or mission to help owned horses at this time.  If you're interested in helping in any area of this new venture or have any questions or concerns please send us an email to staff@theannashelter.com.  At this time you must make an appointment to meet any of the horses.

Interested in adopting?  Fill out the application linked below and email to staff@theannashelter.com

https://drive.google.com/file/d/12J6SBnf_hurC48I-VoJIGB4pSusuBmCsAMdE74eF_E_FWoWJYaNuMpVfdstt/edit?usp=sharing


THANK YOU TO THE ASPCA EQUINE FUND FOR HELPING TO FUND THE EQUINE RESCUE EFFORTS


FINN

approx 3 year old QH cross gelding

Finn is an athletic Quarter Horse cross gelding.  He came to us in a cruelty seizure and has been gaining weight and confidence with us.  He is a little pushy on the ground and needs a handler to teach him the ropes.  Below is a video of Danielle, one of our volunteers working him in the round pen.  We think you'll agree that he is a lovely mover and really could be used for any discipline.  As we work with Finn and learn more about what he knows - we will post updates here!  

Adoption fee $350

Email staff@theannashelter.com with questions or to set up a vist!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51MWuce1Jgs&feature=youtu.be

 


Mizzy II

approx 15 year old QH/Morgan mare

Mizzy II came to us from the same large seizure as Finn.  When she came into the rescue she was very underweight, and as you can see, that is no longer an issue.  Mizzy is a beautiful girl who is looking for a special home.  Due to years of neglect and being turned out with a stallion 24/7, Mizzy developed a bad habit of kicking any time ANYTHING came near her back end.  Over the past six months, her foster family has worked on this, and she has made great strides.  However, she will need a home experienced enough to handle the special challenges that come with her.  Currently, she will stand tied, you can pick up her front feet, and she behaves well for grooming.  She was blanketed most of the winter, and she tolerated the blanket coming on and off very well.  She is not headshy or timid, and is learning to really love people.  She "talks" to her foster family, loves treats, is respectful of space and of other horses.  Below, please check out a video of the first time Mizzy was lounged just last week.  She is a beautiful girl who deserves a second chance.  More updates will be posted as the weather thaws and we are able to begin working with her more.

Adoption fee $300

Email staff@theannashelter.com if you're interested in learning more about Mizzy II!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEZWOoAahvA&feature=youtu.be

 


 

Oprah Winnie-frey

15 year old Grade Mare Pony

Oprah is a seasoned veteran!  She is a lovely little girl, standing around 14 hands.  She is solid black with a thick, beautiful mane!  Oprah was seized when she was found without food or water.  She was locked in a barn with three other horses.  Oprah has a few pounds to gain, but we are confident that she will recover nicely.  Oprah does ride, but will need a little refresher.  She stands like a dream for the farrier - we actually caught her holding up a back foot in anticipation of him coming around to trim it - and she is easy to handle.  If you are interested in meeting Oprah, please email staff@theannashelter.com

Adoption fee $400


Zooey

Pinto Yearling Filly

Zooey is a yearling pinto filly.  She is a beautiful chestnut color with splashes of white all over her legs.  If you look closely, you can see the splash on her knee... Zooey came to us with Oprah.  She too was locked in a barn with no food or water.  She has been through a lot in her short life.  Her feet were in very poor condition when she arrived and she behaved nicely for the farrier, although it was clear she was not sure exactly what was going on!  With the right home, Zooey should blossom into a lovely little horse.  She is young enough that she may soon forget any ugly past.  If you are interested in meeting Zooey, please email staff@theannashelter.com

Adoption fee $250


Winter Ridge aka "Ridge"

8 year old Thoroughbred Mare

Ridge is the last OTTB left from the West Virginia 6.  She is an incredible mare with impressive bloodlines, who was a consistent money earner on the track.  Ridge's racing career ended last summer, and she is now ready to start her a new career - but will require some time off from all riding to recover from the stresses she endured while racing.  She is broke to ride, has excellent ground manners, and is quickly becoming the staff favorite.  If you have room in your heart and your pasture, she just might be the girl for you!

Adoption fee $600

To learn more about Ridge please email staff@theannashelter.com

 

 


 

 Rosie

3 year old QH cross mare

Rosie is another horse that came to us from a large cruelty seizure.  From the beginning, she displayed an interest in people and a charming personality that was hard to resist.  However, it was also immediately apparent that she had received little to no training in her short life.  In addition, it was also discovered that young Rosie was three months pregnant.  Well, today it is no exaggerationto say that Rosie has undergone a complete transformation!  Thanks to the hard work and dedication of her foster family she can now stand to be groomed, stand for the farrier, load, lead, and has even had a saddle on her back!  Rosie now has the foundations essential for any good horse, and is ready to find her new family!  To learn more about Rosie please email staff@theannashelter.com

Adoption fee for Rosie - $300.00
with foal - $400.00