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Horses Available For Adoption and Sponsorship
Horses found on this page are available for adoption or sponsorship.  Please visit the Placement Program section of the website for more information on adopting an ERR equine or click here for a Placement Application.  You will be required to sign a contract prior to taking any horse home.  If you wish to sponsor one of the critters, please visit our section on the Guardian Angel Program.  Guardian Angels are lovely people who wish to improve the lives of rescued horses.  As an "angel" to one of our critters, you get updates, photos and visitation priviledges.
Guardian Angel
Sponsorship Certificates
By request, we have put together Guardian Angel Sponsorship Certificates.
A one-month sponsorship starts at $25 and certificates are mailed first class.
Certificates are printed on nice card stock with a color photo of the sponsored equine.
$35 Sponsorships include an ERR t-shirt as a gift.
$50 Sponsorships include an ERR sweatshirt as a gift.
Information on Placement
Information on Sponsorship


DONATION RANGES
Sound/Rideable - $700 - $1000
Rideable w/ Limitations - $400 - $675
Companions - $100
As of January 1, 2005, the "Sound/Rideable" Range will increase.


RETIRING THERAPY HORSES:
As a courtesy to a wonderful therapeuthic program run in Orange County, we are listing their retiring therapy horses.  The information we are sharing with you is what has been provided to us.  If you are interested in any of their horses, please email Christine at Winslow
No retirees available at this time, check back for updates.

WAITING LIST:
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A HORSE ON OUR WAITING LIST, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO FURNISH REFERENCES, SIGN A CONTRACT AND MAKE A DONATION. JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT CURRENTLY HOUSED AT HILL HAVEN, DOES NOT MEAN THEY ARE ANY LESS IMPORTANT OR DESERVING.  MINIMUM DONATION IS $100  Please inquire, the list changes too rapidly to keep updated online.

PLACEMENT HORSES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE:

NAME
BREED
AGE
GENDER
STATUS
Contessa
Thoroughbred
7
Mare
Available for immediate placement off of owner's farm.  This mare was ridden by a 12 year old child that lost interest in her.  She does have one arthritic ankle and is suitable for light riding only.  
Rifle
Standardbred
11
Gelding
UPDATE: 4/18/06 Rifle enjoys his limited turnout time and wonderfully surprised us with his sound walk and trot.  The foster home is very pleased with his progress and amazed at his willingness to do anything for their daughter.
INITIAL INFORMATION: Big beautiful 16+H gelding. Rifle bowed a tendon in his left front leg for the 8th time, ending his racing career.  Owner indicated Rifle endured approx. 40 injuries during his racing career. He is in rehab in PA.  His leg has been ultra sounded and the tear is significant. He is also unwinding from life on the track and needs some "down time".  Rifle will not be available for several months and sponsors are being sought.  He is fascinated by children and LOVES carrots.  We thank the owner for giving this horse a chance at a new life. Please click the donation button to help Rifle!
Secret Agent
Thoroughbred

1
Gelding
PLACEMENT PENDING
Sweet and attractive yearling donated to ERR for placement.  Beautiful bright bay with a star.  This guy is a little bit shy, but was just brought in from 3 months on pasture.  Appeared to get along with everyone in the field.  Leads, UTD on everything, including farrier. Sound and healthy, just wasn't thought to be a real racing prospect.  We think he'll make a great pleasure horse for a home that can properly bring along a youngster.  We had him gelded on 3/10/06.
Austin Powers
Thoroughbred
1
Gelding
PLACEMENT PENDING
Adorable "shaggadelic" yearling, donated for placement.  Nice dark bay. Curious and not as shy as Secret. Austin was just brought in from 3 months on pasture, along with Secret, and was turned out in a herd situation.  Leads, UTD on everything, including farrier.  Only flaw is that he was not thought to be a real racing prospect.  We think he'll make a great pleasure horse for a home that can properly bring along a youngster.  We had him gelded on 3/10/06.
Hour Red-Dee
Standardbred

12
Gelding
Reddee has a very sweet disposition.  Allegedly started under saddle.  Reddee needed his teeth floated, they were very sharp, causing sores.  He is approx. 300 lbs underweight, calcification from an old track injury on his l.f. ankle and healing barb wire cuts on his l.h. leg.  We believe his condition is due to his very passive nature, the horses he was turned out with and lack of dental care.  All bloodwork came back normal, his coggins was negative, we updated his vaccinations, wormed him and he had a physical. We expect him to recover nicely.  Currently on Equitech 10, weight builder and free choice hay.  A visit to the foster home on 3/15/06 showed Reddee to have gained 100 lbs back.  

Dora
Mustang

BLM Freeze Brand

Thank you Sally Spencer and the girls at the BLM for researching Dora's past.
24
per
BLM

Mare
DORA ARRIVED SAFE, SOUND AND IN GOOD CONDITION TO HER NEW HOME IN SOUTH DAKOTA!!!!  Thank you to all who helped get Dora to her forever home.

UPDATE: 2/27/06 Dora was picked up and is now enroute to South Dakota!!!  We'll update upon her arrival.
UPDATE: 2/10/06 Dora was accepted in to the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in South Dakota. We are now working on transportation, if you wish to help sponsor a portion of her transport, it will be greatly appreciated.   Large pony sized mare.  Dora was displaced after the farm she lived at for several years was sold.  Thank you to John, Mary and Sheri for ensuring Dora's safety.  She has been allowed to live ungentled all of her life and is a very opinionated lady.  We hope to find a sanctuary program or very experienced home where Dora can be appreciated and properly cared for.  Bloodwork came back fine, coggins was negative and she's up to date on her shots. We have haltered her, but do not consider her "halter broke".  She has trust issues we're trying to help her overcome.  Serious inquiries only, please.
Navaho:
Youth Program Horse
Appaloosa
20
Gelding
16 hand gelding.  All around "been there done that" kind of horse.  Barrel racing champion, jumper and most recently, dressage.  With time off, he's been sound.  We're piloting a young program with Navaho and there are three very happy girls doting over him.  He went to his first show with us, the ERR Fun Day and was great!  Available for sponsorship only.
Reveille Sandra
Standardbred
20
Mare
Sweet mare, blind and well adjusted.  Easy to handle so long as you talk to her and let her know what's going on. Great babysitter!
Cimmaron



ADOPTION PENDING!!!
TB/QH cross
Gelding
ADOPTION PENDING  15.2H bay.  Cimmy is agreeable and has good manners on the ground.  Previously resided at a large english barn and came to us with "headshaking syndrome".  We purchased a "Guardian Mask" with 95% light shades built in.  Within a very short time, the foster home noticed an improvement and willingness on Cimmy's part to leave his stall during daylight hours.  In June '05 Cimmy was placed as a companion in the Albany area.  His comfort level steadily improved and his foster mom now feels he is ready to start back under saddle.  The headshaking appears to have been resolved.  We will watch to see if seasonal allergies may be a consideration. Notes from Linda C. "He is a great great sweet kind wonderful sound horse. I really think he would do better with a family of his own and a child (or somebody) to love him. . I was out in the paddock brushing him and the other horses yesterday and my heart is just broke that he is not getting more attention now that he can be rode. My son was on him last fall and the only issue was that he would swing his rear out when mounting. Once my son was on he was fine. After Cimmy acted that way I worked with him a few hours the next day and after a few tries he no longer tried to get out of being ridden. He really needs someone who he can trust to help him with this issue. His feet are fine and his back has not spasmed in months, nor has he needed the mask ( maybe he has spring/summer allergies). Cimmy did have feet issues according to my blacksmith, which could have contributed to the back issue. He had a contracted heal and he did not toes on his rear feet. My blacksmith said this is done to keep horses from running so fast that they twist their shoes off. The only time he tosses his head is when he is trying to get his own way or you ask him to do something he does not want to. When he does this he is not aggressive toward people he just does it. I ignore the behavior and continue to do what I want to. He is a angel for the blacksmith he is probably the best horse I have, he is such a sweet heart. The other day when it was windy out the wind blew down all but the top line of my "gate". When I got home he was out. He does not have a halter on, I walked over to him and put a lead line around his neck and walked him back into the paddock. Just like that, no fuss or anything. He is really a been there done that kind of horse and has the attitude and demeanor to go with it. "

Pistol Packin Pete
Donkey
25+
Gelding
Available for sponsorship only.  Pete is a standard donkey rescued from the New Holland auction.  He is the kindest and most gentle 4 legged critter you'll ever meet. He loves people, treats and road trips where he gets to meet new people.  He is our mascot and currently in foster care in Pine Bush.
Kentucky
APHA Paint
18
Gelding
Available for sponsorship only.  Beautiful tri-color paint gelding, very sweet horse.  Currently fostered in Walker Valley, NY.  If you would like to help with his care, a gift certificate for Pine Bush Agway in his name for grain and shavings would be appreciated.
Baylian

ADOPTION
PENDING
Appaloosa
1.5 yr
Gelding
ADOPTION PENDING - Available for adoption or sponsorship.  Nice looking appaloosa we rescued from a slaughter pen.  Red roan face, neck and legs.  His body is white with bright red spots.  Baylian nas a nice mane, tail and forelock for an appy.  Flashy little guy looking for an experienced home to love him and train him.
SEIZURE HORSES and
COW
We assisted in a cruelty seizure and are caring for 6 horses and a cow.  These horses are not available for adoption.  We are however seeking assistance to help offset the costs associated with their care.  Anything from hay, bedding or a tube of wormer will be greatly appreciated.
HERD DISPERSAL
Standardbred
Varies
Varies
Owner is terminally ill, in hospice and concerned for the welfare of his horses.  Good homes are sought.  20 mares and 5 stallions.  More information forthcoming.  Help from other organizations able to take in any of these horses will be appreciated.
Donations to help offset the costs of helping these horses will be greatly appreciated!
If you are interested in a horse we have listed, please complete the following e-form and an ERR representative will contact you.

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PREVIOUS PLACEMENTS

Lakota
ADOPTED MARCH 2006
Lakota is a very sweet 19 y.o. appaloosa gelding.  His caring owner realized he was not able to hold up to extensive trail riding and relinquished him for rehoming.  A suitable home from our waiting list was contacted and Lakota was quickly placed into a new loving home after all site inspections and visits were completed.

Dixie
ADOPTED MARCH 2006
2 1/2 y.o. appy qh cross filly.  Very sweet, will be a large pony/small horse.

Bally
MARCH 2006
Bally's owner found him a permanent home in February 2006, with a local farm.  Good luck Bally!

Western Big Step
ADOPTED FEBRUARY 2006
Champion Halter/Showmanship.  Reg. AQHA and Incentive Fund.  16H sorrel.  Navicular w/ meds. With proper care can be lightly ridden or returned to show ring in hand. Available due to health concerns of current mom.   New home in CT hopes to train Toby to work with disable children and allow them to participate in AQHA shows.

IFFY
ADOPTED JANUARY 2006
We received a call and picked up a horse in Dutchess County named "Iffy". Iffy is a 20 y.o. morgan quarter horse cross, standing 15H and is such a good boy, what a sweetheart. This boy's recent family gave him the name based on what the seller told them, he was an "iffy horse". From what we understand, Iffy is heavey in the summer months, the barn owner where we picked him up from thinks it may be seasonal allergies.  We are happy to say, there is nothing "iffy" about this horse... he is ABSOLUTELY adorable, kind and gentle, and a very nice gal here in Pine Bush thinks he's perfect and his adoption is pending.  Thank you to his former owners, who gave him the opportunity to find a new loving home.  (picture will be posted shortly)

Beaudacious
Hansome 11 y.o.  13.2H mule.  Forward. Was previously used in a driving team.  Spent the last three years as a companion.  Displaced due to loss of farm.

Ellie May
ADOPTED DECEMBER 2005
Ellie May (a.k.a. Epona) is an 11 y.o. 19.2H belgian mare.  Has been ridden and ground driven.  Sweet.  Previous adopter heartbroken and returning due to personal circumstances.  Currently fostered in Wallkill with placement pending - Thank you Carrie! Additional thanks goes out too Tony, Lexi, Joanne, Marion, Mike, Milly and Corky for all the care you have provided her, and for helping her with her current transition.


Remy
ADOPTED NOVEMBER 2005
19 y.o. Rhinelander cross mare. 15.3H Beautiful brown black mare with 4 white socks, wide snip and a starburst star.  Previously foundered and sound with good farrier care.  Needs lots of turnout and a quiet environment.  Would required an experienced individual to get her back in to riding, or a nice home that can use a lovely companion horse.  Foster mom says she loves a good roll in the mud!

Big Bob
Tall dark and handsome standardbred gelding retired from racing.  17H bay. Adopted and doing well under saddle.
Didi
Standardbred mare, retired from racing.  Keeping Big Bob company and will be trained for riding. PHOTO: Big Bob is on the left, Didi is on the right

Tracer
Standardbred gelding, race trained, but never made it to the track.  Adopted as a riding horse in Columbia County.

Chad
Standardbred gelding, retired racehore.  Adopted as a riding horse in Columbia County.

Dutchess
4 year old untrained standardbred mare.  Adopted and to be trained as a companion/riding horse.

Queenie
5 year old untrained standardbred mare.  Adopted and to be trained as a companion/riding horse.

Molokai
8 y.o. Beautiful standardbred mare, companion only due to a dropped hip.  Very sweet with people and loves brushing and treats. Easy keeper.

Incredible Joy
ADOPTED OCTOBER 2005
Joy is a 20 y.o. AQHA mare who had been saved from slaughter by a kind woman in NJ. She's a bit underweight and seriously coliced shortly after arrival in foster care.  A few days at the clinic on fluids and Joy was cleared.  Veterinarians have determined Joy is pregnant.  Thank you to Spirit Horse Farm for caring for Joy until she found a permanent home.  Joy was provided veterinary care on 12/2/05 and despite all efforts, she passed away due to complications while attempting to abort her foal on 12/3/05.  Our hearts go out to Bonnie and family, while they struggle through this loss.


Amir
ADOPTED OCTOBER 2005
Beautiful 2 1/2 year old polish arabian gelding.  Going grey, may be a rose grey. Very smart, sweet and laid back.  Sound, sane and ready to start more ground work in the spring.

Hanna
ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 2005
Gorgeous 22 year old chestnut overo paint mare.  Bad knees (hygroma), best suited as a companion horse.  Would be o.k. for light riding on level ground with a child. This mare was well loved, has good manners and is such a kind soul, she loves attention and will be your best friend if you let her.   She loves to be brushed and fussed with.

Nick
Nick's owner found him a new home with a friend of ours.  We wish Nick lots of luck!

Buddy
Buddy's owner found him a new home on his own.  We wish Buddy lots of luck!

Remy
ADOPTED AUGUST 2005
Lovely and kind 19 year old Rhinelander Anglo cross mare.   Monitoring and treating for cushings and laminitis.  Retired hunter, well loved and cared for but a change in circumstances necessitated the family giving Remy up for adoption.  A wonderful home was found for her in upstate NY, where she is loved and well cared for.  An update we just received described her as being the "bell of the barn".

Ace
ADOPTED JUNE 2005
Handsome bay standardbred gelding, ex racer.  16H Retrained for saddle, also barebacks.  Ridden by children and adults.  Very nice horse, very trustworthy and very easy to be around.  Best suited for pleasure riding and trails.  

Ike
Sweet 25 y.o. 16H bay gelding with a blaze.  Was a team horse at West Point and then privately owned by a local family, who showed him English/Western in Walk Trot.  He is an ex-racer and is strong at the canter.  He's been used as a ring horse, if you would like to do trails, you'll have to put some work in to him.  Ike will be in foster care in Sullivan County, keeping Edna company.  Ike has been adopted by Edna's neighbor and gets to stay in his happy home forever!


Alto
**ADOPTED MAY 2005**
15 year old Black gaited gelding with heaves, only flairs up if kept stalled.  Frightened of people and new situations and has "panic attacks".  Sweet horse, truly wants to trust people, just needs the right mom or dad to help him along.  Companion only.  Alto had a very special Everyday Angel for the months of March and April 2005 - NATALIE of NYC - THANK YOU!  Your kind assistance during Alto's stay with us was greatly appreciated.

Dozer - a.k.a. our "Sexy Senior Citizen"
**ADOPTED MAY 2005**
Small 30 year old draft cross, spunky for his age and very adorable.  Arrived severely neglected and a 1 on the henneke.  Deserves a home with lots of TLC.

Cinnabon
**ADOPTED FEBRUARY 2005**
Palomino appy mare, large pony/small horse.  Blind in one eye from old trauma.  Very easy keeper.  Needs experienced person, as she had little handling prior to her arrival.


Xavier upon arrival to Hill Haven                      Xavier during rehab.           

Xavier
**ADOPTED FEBRUARY 2005**
2 year old paint colt. Great personality.  Very agreeable colt with small belly spot and a lip spot.  Has gained considerable weight and is looking much better.  Summer of '03 he arrived a neglected stud colt (sucking lice, emaciation, serious worm infestation, sunburn blisters, sores, rain rot and anemia).  Picture on the left shows his matted, rainrotted winter coat still on in the month of June.  Xavier loves attention and we've taught him to lead, stand tied, cross tie, tolerate bathes (lots of thoses) and picks up his feet.  He is maintained on daily strongid wormer.  The pictures (right) shows him after some weight gain in early fall '03. New picture coming soon, these ones just don't do him any justice! Gelded 5/18/04 and healing nicely.  
For more information on all of the nurse mare foals we helped to find homes for in 2003 click here.

George
**ADOPTED January 2005**
4 year old standardbred gelding, trained to drive, but never raced.  Bay with no markings, good looking horse.  Ties, clip, bathes, loads, leads. Very sweet disposition.  Requires surgery to be sound and rideable. (estimated cost is $500)   


Buddy
**ADOPTED**
Buddy is a 20 year old gelding who came in on June 23, 2004 - underweight, dehydrated, sick, with a stifle injury and in serious need of a good trim.  His prior diet consisted of moldy straw. He has been placed on a combination of Nutrena Senior feed and Triumph 10/10 served 3x a day and all of the hay he can eat. We have added a Nutrena supplement, Empower, to his diet. Vet has been out, blood work was drawn and the results all came in within normal parameters, indicating that he's underweight due to a lack of food. Buddy arrived needing to put on a good 200 pounds at least.  He's received his first round of vaccinations and has been wormed. The farrier was out, his feet have been trimmed and he is moving around better.    Please consider making a donation towards Buddy's care, email phishmare@aol.com.  THANK YOU LORA!  Buddy thoroughly enjoyed his reiki - aromatherapy sessions with you!
8/19/04 Buddy has been moved into foster care in Pine Bush.  BUDDY WAS ADOPTED BY HIS FOSTER HOME!!!!!!!!!

Ayman
**ADOPTED DECEMBER 2004**
Bay arab gelding, very underweight and sold at auction below meat price due to his poor condition.  Wormed 5 days with panacur and we're following up with Zimectrin Gold.  Currently being fed three meals a day and bouncing back nicely.  Personality plus, smart and exceptionally well mannered, excellent for the vet.  Very good with getting a bath, picks up his feet beatifully.  We believe he was well loved and cared for at some point in his life and just fell into the wrong hands.  Bloodwork came back 100% and we expect him to make a lovely companion or pleasure riding horse for a light weight rider.

Sandy
**ADOPTED OCTOBER 2004**
Beautiful 11 y.o. standardbred mare, retrained for western riding, gymkhana and trails (thank you Carrie!)  ERR volunteer Gabby showcased this mare at a local show, which led to her adoption!  Sandy now resides with a wonderful 4H family here in Orange County.

Chance
***UPDATE OCTOBER 2004***
Bloodwork was repeated and medication has been changed. Chance has been placed in a beautiful home with very caring people.  He is there on a "temp to perm" basis.  We've got our fingers crossed for the boy!
***UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2004**
Chance was returned, foundered in both front feet, with abcesses in both front feet. He requires bar shoes, which will be redone every 4 weeks and until further advised by our vet and farrier.  Also being provided with vitamin supplements, hoof supplement, thyro-L medication and bute.
**ORIGINAL LISTING FROM JULY 2004**
10 year old registered Tennessee Walker gelding.  15 hands, beautiful dark brown/black coat with two white pasterns. Was barefoot, but after consulting with the farrier on 7/3/04 Chance is now wearing shoes.  Sound, sweet, loving horse, trailrides (english or western) and is very laidback.  Needs someone who can work with him on a regular basis.  Gentle and sweet enough, that he could be a nice kids horse with some work.  Up to date on all shots and coggins and we just paid to have him wormed on 7/3/04.  Due to unforseen circumstances, the owner relinquished this horse to ERR.  Can be seen in Campbell Hall, NY during the month of July.

Summer
**UPDATE OCTOBER 2004 - Dr. Kutrubes is giving this old gal a permanent home!**
20 year old grey tb mare.  Was an A circuit hunter jumper, very sad story, she had been abandoned on more than one occassion.  The owner we picked her up from said she lost three foals and needs a new home.  Has small melanomas under her tail and a small marble sized one on her neck.  Requines shoes, supplements, 24/7 companion, special feeding regimen and joint therapy to be comfortable and sound.  Thank you to Dr. Kutrubes for providing for all of her needs while with us, and for giving her a good home!

Misty upon arrival to Hill Haven                   Misty during rehab.                                    Misty "after" several months at Hill Haven
Misty
****ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 2004****
NEWS!!!!!  We have reunited Misty with a prior owner who was distraught at hearing all that her beloved horse had gone through, after selling her to what she had truly believed was a good home, at the time her farm had been sold. Misty is a 25 year old AQHA quarter horse mare (Miss June Three), who had been rescued by Teri of B.I.T.S. and transferred to us, where we were prepared to provide her a home for life.  She arrived underweight and with numerous bald spots and dry skin.  Medicated baths, supplements, and topical applications helped this old gal. Thank you to the Bennett Family for opening their hearts and home to this very deserving old gal during her stay with us.


Ellie May
**ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 2004**
19.2H registered Belgian mare.  10 years old, vet described her as a "chocolate belgian".  Ellie has 4 white socks, star and snip. Gorgeous thick and long mane and forelock. Leads.  Green broke under saddle and ground driven.  Has contracted tendons, had the surgery to correct it.  Is "off" occassionally. She was slated to go to auction if we could not pick her up. Good with farrier with front feet, needs work with back feet.  Good for vet. Current coggins/rabies.  (formerly known as Epona) We trimmed her feet on 8/18/04 and they look MUCH better - THANK YOU TO OUR FARRIER TOM!!!
THANK YOU CONNIE AND JOE FOR YOUR HAY DONATION, ELLIE IS ENJOYING THOSE BALES "TREMENDOUSLY"

Ollie
**ON HOLD**
10 year old haflinger gelding, has cushings and was previously foundered.  Rides, drives and is excellent with children.  Ollie's family is working to find a way to keep him, which we think is fantastic!  We'll keep you posted.

Rain
**ADOPTED AUGUST 2004**
1 year old standardbred filly, visually impaired. (Her vision appears to be fine, but we will monitor closely)  Haltered, but needs more work. Should mature over 15H.  Relinquished for rehoming. Up to date on shots and coggins.

Lee
10 year old standardbred gelding, 14H, dark bay.  Nice looking horse with a good personality.   Has been under saddle, still needs a little work, we were told he "can be stubborn".  Relinquished for rehoming.  UPDATE!!!!!  Lee's family is going to try and make things work.  We'll keep you posted if things change.

June
**ADOPTED AUGUST 2004**
19 years old and gorgeous! Registered Lippitt morgan mare (Arnona June Glow) , needs a job in a structured environment.  Would be good for light showing - hunter or dressage. Good manners with people and in the ring.  Not good turned out in a herd situation or on trails. 15 hands, sound, although has a bump on her forehead from being kicked (forelock covers the bump nicely, which is still healing and going down). Very easy keeper, and is currently getting selenium and vitamin E supplemented.

Boston Mack
**ADOPTED AUGUST 2004**
6 year old stb gelding, 14.2 hands.  Healthy, up to date on all shots, was injured in a cart accident on the track 3 years ago.  Should be o.k. for pleasure use.  Should be kept on glucosamine.  Full written evaluation by Cornell University available.  Good ground manners, ties, clips, leads, loads, good with children.

T.C.
**RE-ADOPTED FEBRUARY 2005**
**ADOPTED JULY 2004**
16.2 hand bay thoroughbred gelding, 17 years old.  Sound, recommended for flat work and trails.  Was used on trails and occassional pleasure riding in farm fields and through state land. Has an old ruptured tendon sheath in the front, and scarring on the back legs from old injury when he was 2 years old.  Not lame, just not pretty. Rides sound, needs calm and loving owner that wants a trail horse.    Has serious trailering issues.  Rehomed due to personal circumstances of the adopter.

Echo
****ADOPTED JULY 2004****
Beautiful 2 year old bay quarter horse gelding ready to start training from the ground.  Currently over 15 hands and expected to mature to at least 16 hands. Smart horse, very athletic and sound, has the potential for eventing, dressage, etc.  Lunges, leads, picks up feet and up to date on all '04 shots, coggins, farrier, etc.  Transfer from another rescue, their contract and adoption fee will apply.  He was one of the four PMU foals rescued the winter of 2002/2003.  The gal did an exceptional job on his rehab and he's ready for a new home.  He does need work with trailering. Not a childs horse. Only experienced adult applicants will be considered.

Cass Amir
**ADOPTED JULY 2004**
Beautiful one year old gelding! Photo above does not do him justice. Big bodied, nice conformation/disposition, impeccably bred.  Show homes will be given preference.  Gelded on 5/23/04 and healing nicely. This beautiful colt currently has no sponsors.... $11 will buy him a bag of feed!  Thank you Melissa for donating his June hoof trim!

Cheyenne
**ADOPTED JULY 2004**
The sweetest aged belgian mare you'll ever meet.  Sound for light riding, no steep or rocky terrains though.  She's an old amish work horse, with the scars in the pattern of her work harness.

Percy
**ADOPTED JULY 2004**
Percy is a gorgeous and elegant 17 hand dapple grey thoroughbred gelding, ex-racehorse.   He is sound, sane, and ready for a new home.  Will make a phenomenal dressage prospect, already started.  He's quiet on the trails and competitive in the ring.  Intermediate rider required.  This horses LOVES to be loved!

William
**ERR TROTS FOR TOTS PLACEMENT JUNE 2004**
7 year old sound riding haflinger gelding. He now resides at Winslow Therapeutic in Warwick, NY.

Willie
**PLACED JUNE 2004**
21 year old blind thoroughbred stallion.  Ex-racer and ex-breeding stallion transferred to a sanctuary in upstate NY.   Thank you to Dr. Kutrubes for caring for and fostering this dear old chap!  

Dahlila
** ADOPTED MAY 2004**
Beautiful 14 year old standardbred mare, ex-racer.  Was retrained and goes nicely under saddle.  Need at least a confident beginner.  Adopted and now living with Turino and his family in Orange County!

Edna
** ADOPTED MAY 2004**
18 year old standardbred mare, was raced in her younger years, and then used as a broodmare.  Beautiful bay, nicely marked, very docile, very sound. Up to date on all shots and coggins.  Should make a good youth trail riding horse with some retraining.  Our volunteers Mike and Barb are smitten and Edna
should be leaving Hill Haven to go home to them shortly. Picture on the right is Edna spending time with her new mom!

Roland
** ADOPTED MAY 2004**
Very nice looking 16 year old bay thoroughbred gelding, with good conformation, beautiful broad chest and hindquarters.  Well trained, but can be cinchy and upon arrival at Hill Haven, we've noticed he is a wind sucker (a Weaver Miracle Collar controls this).  Foster home rode him in a round pen at w/t/c, said he will make a serious rider a great companion, but he is a very strong horse and does require at least a strong intermediate rider.  Our vet completed a physical and said he's sound, sane and ready for a new home. He's been with us for several months and will need to be reschooled. At this time, he has no sponsors. UPDATE April 2004 Prior rider who worked with him for 2 years says he was a wonderful trail, hunter pace, dressage and musical lesson horse.  We will get more detailed information on his past training/work shortly.  


Pazzaz
**ADOPTED APRIL 2004**
THANK YOU CLARISSA FOR GIVING THIS SPECIAL BOY A HOME!
THANK YOU TO CINDY OF LAME ACRES INC. FOR TRANSPORTING HIM!
Big beautiful 17 hand black Swedish Warmblood gelding. Picks up his feet, grooms in the stall. He is, for the most part, blind, from uveitis - we believe he can see shadows. Sweet horse, well loved and cared for all of his life. He likes to be turned out in a run-in shed situation.  

Disco
**ADOPTED APRIL 2004**
4 year old thoroughbred, never raced.  Prior neglect leaves this boy in need of a special home, in a warm climate.  Thank you to the veterinarians and staff at Mid Atlantic Equine Medical Center for the exceptional care and consideration they afforded this boy until a forever home could be found.  Thank you to Sam for adopting Disco and giving him the special home he deserves!

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Chief
**ADOPTED March 2004**
15 year old bay roan paint pony, 14 hands, with sarcoids.  Was said to be a bomb proof jumper pony with a few "quirks", however since his pick up, we've learned he strongly dislikes ringwork and jumping and is much happier in a small family environment with children and going out for a leisurely ride on the trails.  A long term volunteer picked Chief up for us and their family is very interested in the little guy.  Keep your fingers crossed for Chief!!!

Turino
**ADOPTED MARCH 2004**
Handsome 12 year old standardbred gelding, a New Zealand import.  16 hands. Arthritic in the right front ankle. Had been lightly started in a snaffle bit and western saddle, but is by no means "retrained".  He developed a wood chewing habit since his friends Chrissy and Jay Jay were adopted, but this vice is improving now that he's bonding with Roland.  He is maintained on joint supplements. This sweet horse currently has no sponsors.

Jesse
**ADOPTED FEBRUARY 2004**
3 year old welsh/shetland pony mare with a strong personality. Currently coming out of 60 days professional training. Owner willingly relinquished for rehoming.  Thank you to our farrier and a local 4H group, Jesse found a home very quickly.  We will be adding a picture shortly.

Catch
ADOPTED
7 year old standardbred stallion we had picked up by a hauler from the track on Friday, November 21st.  We had been given a deadline of Tuesday, November 25th, or he would have been sold to the amish. Gorgeous horse, looks like a morgan. 15.1 hands, bay/black. Old bow tendons in both front legs didn't hold up to the stress of racing.  We have him at a nearby farm and are doing self care.  Due to his age, he will most likely need to go to Cornell University for castration.  This beautiful boy currently has no sponsors. If you can help with the costs of feed, hay, bedding or veterinary care, please click the following link today!


Red Diamond In The Rough
**ADOPTED**
This big red roan belgian quarter horse filly is approximately 19 months old in the picture on the left.  The middle picture is Red with volunteer Barb during September '03. The last picture is Red under saddle October '03. She is a big girl, 15.2 hands, should top out at 16 hands. Built solid, intelligent and very people oriented.  Loves people attention and long scratches. Big flashy filly will make a really nice riding or driving horse.  She is an alpha mare.  Potential adopters must be experienced. She is haltered, will lead and you can pick up her feet and touch every inch of her body.  We are beginning to work with her under saddle, she has not bucked, kicked or offered a bit of trouble.  

Foxy
**ADOPTED**
16 year old arab quarter cross gelding. 14.2 hands, with a beautiful brown coat, white blaze and four white socks.  Rides english or western, great on trails, plenty of pep.  Personality plus, extremely smart, can undo gate, latches, ropes and such, so extremely secure facilities are a must. Relinquished for rehoming.

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2004 Update Photo of J.J. at his home!
Jay
**ADOPTED OCTOBER 2003**
Nice looking 7 y.o. standardbred gelding.  Needs time and retraining.  Must be maintained on joint supplement. Suitable as a pleasure horse for light riding.

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2004 Update Photo of Chrissy with her family!
Crissy
**ADOPTED OCTOBER 2003**
Pretty and well put together 12 y.o. standardbred mare.  Blind in her left eye.  So far she has been sound in every other way.  Ready for retraining and will make a nice pleasure horse so long as your mindful of her blind side.

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Josephine
**PLACED**
Very sweet 9 year old morgan quarter horse mare from the Bronx.  She suffered a kick to her shoulder and requires a special exercise regimen for rehab.  Josephine has been placed with a nice family in Afton, NY.

Angel
**ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 2003**
Exquisite arabian mare.  19 years old, 15 hands and flea bitten grey.  Wonderful childrens horse.  Adopted by a wonderful family and loved dearly by a 9 year old boy

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Wind Bandit
**ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 2003**
Bandit is a gorgeous 17.1 hand chestnut saddlebred gelding.  He originally was a child's saddleseat showhorse in PA, however his young friend died in a motor vehicle accident and this sweet horse was in limbo for almost 10 years.  A Staten Island family purchased him and then turned him over to ERR.  He                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       now resides in upstate New York, where he is loving life and working with children.

Juliette
**ADOPTED AUGUST 4, 2003**
19 year old beautiful bay warmblood mare, relinquished for rehoming and immediately placed with one of our favorite adopters.  She is now with Truman and Jezebel!

Rainbow
**ADOPTED AUGUST 2003**
25 year old appendix quarter horse, gorgeous smoky buckskin. Relinquished for rehoming. In foster care in Sullivan County.  Light riding with an intermediate rider.

TBD
**ADOPTED AUGUST 2003**
16 year old thoroughbred gelding. Lovely bay coat.  Sound for trails, flat work, no jumping.  Quiet intermediate rider required. Relinquished for rehoming and currently in foster care in Sullivan County.

Jezebel
**ADOPTED AUGUST 2, 2003**
10 year old molly mule.  Sweet on the ground, decent manners.  Needs work to be a good saddle mule.  Was trail ridden last year by volunteers, adopted out and then returned at Hill Haven Farm on May 16, 2003 due to personal situations with adopter.  While being re-evaluated, did not do well when weight was put on her back.  She is very happy and comfortable in pasture and when not under saddle. Under evaluation, may need chiropractic work or patient retraining. Healthy, up to date on all shots, farrier, dental and coggins. Sponsorship urgently needed so that we can have her transported to a trainer and have chiropractic evaluation/work performed.

Tequila
**ADOPTED AUGUST 2003**
Beautiful chestnut filly with a star.  Nurse mare foal from New York, one of 23 horses we helped placed summer 2003.   She was boarded at a farm in Orange County, NY for one month, before being moved to our farm.  She was successfully treated for pneumonia.

AB Can Do
**ADOPTED MAY 2003**
AB is a very handsome and sweet standardbred gelding retired from the Monticello Raceway.  At the age of 14, his owners retired him through us here at ERR. AB was placed with a therapeutic program, but after three months started showing signs of lameness.  Test results indicate an old injury to the right rear suspensory.  Sound at the walk only.  Personality plus and extremely gentle and well mannered.

Tuff Enuff
a.k.a. Tuffy
*****ADOPTED***** MAY 2003
PHOTO ON RIGHT IS FALL 2005 UPDATE PHOTO!
Tuffy is an 11 month old PMU quarter horse colt rescued from going to slaughter.  This young boy originated from Canada and ended up in a NJ auction for resale.  He arrived at the quarantine facility sick, exhausted, stressed out and suffering from cuts.  Veterinary care was provided and Tuffy has recovered nicely.  His is up to date on all vaccinations, has a negative coggins and a current health certificate.  He was gelded mid-April 2003 while in foster care and arrived at Hill Haven Farm April 26, 2003.
For more information on Tuffy's rescue, as well as the three other PMU foals we rescued, click here.

Butch
**ADOPTED MAY 2003**
Butch is an adorable aged shetland pony, blind in one eye.  Since his arrival at Hill Haven Farm, he's been brought up to date on all vaccinations, worming, farrier and coggins testing.  THANK YOU to Allison and Mary of NJ for spending an afternoon with Butch providing him with lots of TLC!

Sandy - Standardbred Mare
Snoop - Thoroughbred Gelding
Stevie - Standardbred Gelding
Derek - Standardbred Gelding
James - Standardbred Gelding
Guiness - PMU Quarter cross colt
Beemer - PMU Quarter cross colt
Toby - AQHA Gelding
Lola - Belgian filly
Ziggy - Belgian filly
Paddington - Thoroughbred Gelding
Beau & Belle - mules
Jezebel - Molly mule
Truman - mule
Kentucky - Paint gelding
Dakota - quarter horse gelding
Harley - appendix quarter horse gelding
White - Appaloosa Gelding
Stormin Marvin - pony gelding
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Stevie
Updated photo from March 2004


RAINBOW BRIDGE

Moe
18 y.o. National Show Horse gelding.  Assisted SPCA in cruelty case and horse was then turned over to ERR.  Extensive rehab required for emaciation and respiratory condition.  He collapsed in respiratory distress shortly after arrival and requires treatments 3x a day. Reintroducing to feed is slow.  Bloodwork and farrier work done.  Moe continued to have episodes of respiratory distress and collapse and when it came to the point that Moe gave up and a group of 6 people and 2 veterinarian could not get him to his feet, Moe was then humanely euthanized.  We are beyond tears and strongly urge the SPCA to seek prosecution.

Ladybug
40 year old mustang mare from a cruelty seizure.   Arrived in deplorable condition and vet eval and blood work showed she was going in to renal failure. More details to follow, case is still pending.

Cupcake
Crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Saturday, December 13, 2003. Cupcake was a  beautiful 10 year old POA mare, 13 hands.  She suffered from a fractured pelvis and vertebra that was displaced and not allowed to heal properly, and became calcified.  Her injuries caused nerve damage and she was not well coordinated in the hind end. Her prior owners had ridden her in this condition and she came to us in pain, from the top of her poll, her neck, shoulders, back all along her spine to her tailhead. Volunteers performed Reiki for her. She was administered muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatories by our vet in an effort to make her comfortable after a complete physical revealed her true condition. Cupcake suffered coordination and mobility issues and the wintry weather aggravated her condition. She fell twice, was very unhappy with confinement and her quality of life was significantly compromised.  Our greatest fear is that next time she fell, she would not get up on her own. The heartbreaking, but humane, decision to have her euthanized was made.


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