We have horse rescues that are up for adoption on PetFinder Link for you to also review. Many of our rescues will live out their lives in retirement with us in our Sanctuary.
If interested in adoption, please fill out our Digital Adoption Application located on our Home Page and email to email@example.com
Camelot was relinquished to us by a very loving family that needed to find a home for their beloved Camelot. We know the owners and they could no longer care for Camelot for medical reasons. He is the cutest pony with quite an adorable personality. His family's children and grandchildren rode him and was loved by all. He tends to pace back and forth along the fence line and we were concerned he was nervous by his new surroundings. Well, the owner said "NO", he is spoiled. "He walked the fence line all the time, they responded by brining him into his stall and gave him some nice mash! A very learned habit that worked every time.
2023 Update: Camelot has developed early signs of Cushing's disease and is currently on medication. He is limited on the pasture grass because of Cushing's and can no longer able to eat hay because of lack of teeth. We have not moved him to the sanctuary as of yet as he is still very active and there may be that perfect family that is willing to take care of him.
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. Our trainer is concerned that riding will cause chronic lameness and is recommending that Freyja live out her retired years as a pasture buddy for some loving family.
Patriot is a 11 Thoroughbred gelding that came to Casey’s from a local family in December, 2021. He was the daughter's horse that she planned on showing in local shows. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with kissing spine which can be very painful when being ridden - especially during transitions from different gaits - walk to trot, trot to canter. A saddle puts pressure on the withers and creates pain. He is a sweetheart and so sad that he has kissing spine at such an young age. We agreed to take him because we get requests for pasture buddies. He will be a wonderful pasture buddy for someone needing a buddy.
Right now he is being fostered by a lovely woman in Antioch, IL for her older mare who lost her pasture buddy and was alone. but Patriot is still available for adoption.
Bandit is a 20ish Quarter Horse gelding that came to Casey’s from a local barn in January, 2022. His dad passed away 3 years ago and a lovely lady at the barn had been taking care of him and her daughter loved him and would sometimes ride him. But they had to move their two horses and reached out to us to relinquish him for adoption. He and his dad traveled the rodeo circuit and we were told that everyone knew when Bandit arrived - very vocal, including singing to the National Anthem. He is losing his vision with cataracts and has little peripheral vision and when ridden he sometimes gets startled and spins. He then stops almost out of embarrassment and freezes to apologize.
He loves to work and does not have a mean bone in his body.
With Bandit's cataracts, both our vet and trainer feel that it would be too dangerous to ride Bandit. He therefore is up for adoption as a pasture buddy. Right now he and Freyja are pasture buddies and in love!
Equines in our Sanctuary will live out their lives with Casey's!
Please consider a Monthly Sponsorship to help with their care in their retirement years?
Any amount will help Casey's give them the love and care that they deserve! Sponsorships are usually set up through our PayPal account.
Summer 2023 update: Teddy has been sore in his front hooves. We x-rayed him and he has been diagnosed with navicular making him not rideable.
Teddy has been having chronic issues with Fecal Water Syndrome. We are working on his diet and he is now in remission and gained weight.
We will continue to monitor him and adjust his diet as needed.
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.
Candy is a special needs pony that need special diets and supplements and will live out her retirement days in our Sanctuary. 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.
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 21 year old paint mini mare 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. 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 more correctly aligned but the angle of the hoof after many years has created hoof issues. 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 although currently she is being treated with an infection in her hoof! This little girl has such a will to live and loves visitors. We have seen her surrounded by 2-3 young children and does not move as they love on her. She has been our ambassador at events and parades!
Fiona is a beautiful 12 year old Appaloosa mare pony that came from a pony ride facility. Although 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 children were approaching her 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 are inseparable and very rarely do you see them apart!
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 and there is a Ponyland Sanctuary Sponsorships!
Beau is a 30+ year old retired pony ride pony. For years, he has put smiles on the faces of kids giving pony rides, but now he is retired and will spend his retirement years at Casey's Sanctuary. He is healthy, although little to no teeth and just loves visitors. His head is always over his stall door for the special person to give him a hug and always welcomes visitors with a whinny!
We are sure there is that special person to sponsor Beau - Is that You?
Holly came to Casey's on a Christmas Day - hence the name Holly. She was our Christmas gift. Holly is retired from the pony ride facility and is approximately 38 years old. She is very timid and shy and even after two years, she is still afraid of people approaching her. She is starting to be more social with a few of our volunteers that give her special love. Holly has become best friends with Poppy, a blind boarder's horse. She is her "eyes" and Poppy loves her! She is very protective of Poppy and it seems that she just loves her job!
We are sure there is that special person sponsor Holly - Is that You?
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