Freyja has been at Casey's since the middle of October, 2020 and we have some insight into her previous life. She is a 20 year old thoroughbred who was relinquished to us from her loving owner. Freyja had lived with her mom for the last seven years, but her owner was going through some serious family issues, so with a broken heart she called Casey's to surrender Freyja, and gratefully, we were in a position to help. We have discovered that Freyja is a sensitive girl with a fragile state of mind. Prior to her last loving home, she had lived in many different places and in many different situations. At a young age, probably a year and a half, she was sent to a race track. When horses are this young, their bones are not fully developed which is similar to a young child lifting weights. Horses at race tracks are often not treated very well and when she left the track, she became a broodmare. She had four babies and when she wasn't able to produce a fifth baby, she was shipped to slaughter. After she was bailed from the slaughter yard, she had at least two more owners before her last one. Freyja has been bounced around too much. Her person that she had known for the last seven years is now gone, so she is a shattered soul right now. Like so many others that have come through our doors, with time, love and patience, Freyja will learn that Casey's is the best place for her and her heart will be happy. Right now, she is not ready to be adopted.
Teddy is a 15 hand 18 year old paint quarter horse gelding. He was relinquished by a loving owner that could no longer keep him for reasons beyond her control. He came to us crippled in his front feet and we were told he had foundered twice and had laminitis. We had the vet out and X-rays thankfully showed this was not the case. He had shoes and pads and had severe thrush under the pads. He is 100% better and is being ridden. He is such a nice boy and deserves to share his life with a great forever person.
As of January 2021, Teddy is being sponsored on a trial basis for possible adoption. We will post any updates as they come in.
Poppy is a tri-colored buckskin leopard Appaloosa. She is BLIND in her right eye with a cataract and PARTIALLY BLIND in her left eye. Her disposition is super sweet and loving and loves interaction with people. She is sound and rideable by an experienced rider who would be her eyes. She would be a great adoption to the right person who understands her limitations. She cannot be turned out with other horses but loves donkeys and ponies.
Candy and Jasmine are a bonded pair of ponies that need to be adopted together. Both are special needs ponies that need special diets and supplements.
CANDY is a paint pony and was retired from a pony ride facility after working the wheel for many long years. She came to Casey’s on July 16, 2019. When we went to pick her up and asked how old she was, the man said with a smile, “she’s older than dirt!”. According to the vet, Candy is 40 years old. Candy is definitely a matriarch mare and wants to know everyone and makes sure they know their place! When she came to Casey’s, Candy was underweight, needed her extremely long teeth floated, and continues to need healing chiropractic adjustments as her spine is very crooked from walking in a circle for so many years. Candy has to be on a special diet because she has almost no teeth.
JASMINE , a palomino mini, came to Casey’s on August 31, 2019, after being retired from the pony ride facility. According to our vet, she is approximately
25 years old. She is a sweet, lovable girl who immediately recognized Candy so they are once again best buds.
This why it is important they only be adopted out together.
Both are sweet, lovable girls and will make great pets. Both are safe with kids but should never to be ridden again. They would make good pasture pals with other senior ponies but are too old to be pasture pals with horses.
Jasmine is lucky enough to have a full sponsorship from one of our volunteers, Tracy! PLEASE remember that any amount of sponsorship helps any equine—you can do a monthly sponsorship for ANY amount and designate it for ANY equine! Every little bit helps!
Cece is a 16 year old paint mare pony that came to Casey’s from a dog and cat rescue in central Illinois. They had gone to get some dogs from a hoarder situation and also found Cece. Cece had one leg that looked deformed from - most likely – an injury that was not cared for and improper hoof care. We contacted them about Rio's Relief balm that we had used with great results in hopes that it would help her. They explained they had no place to keep her and asked if we could take her as no other rescue had offered any help or advise other than to put her down. Their vet and farrier advised putting her down. Thank goodness the woman who ran the rescue did not agree and neither did we - so we took her to give her a chance. After a short time her leg is now straight and we are still working on getting her hoof at the right angle to stretch the last set of tendons and ligaments. Cece is a spunky little pony that lets us know that she appreciates that we did not give up on her! She has no problems getting around and can trot and canter with the best of them!
Fiona is a beautiful 12 year old Appaloosa mare pony that came from a pony ride facility. She was purchased by the pony ride facility as part of a herd of ponies. They immediately realized she could not be used as she is blind in one eye and only has partial vision out of the other. She didn’t mind the weight on her back but was spooky as she couldn’t tell when the kids were coming up to get on her. She gets around fine and is perfectly healthy other than her vision issues. We call her our Thelwell pony as she is a beautiful mover and chunky with a thick neck like the cartoons and books.
Cece and Fiona will only be adopted together as they became immediate buddies and depend on each other for comfort. Can you be that home that will take two little special ponies in and care for them?
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We will contact them by email, but the winners are:
George and Dawn Zulus, Kathy Rickey & Denise Adams
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