1986 – 2018
Rose was the first rescue horse that started it all! She taught us that, no matter what you have been through in your life, one day you will make a connection that heals the old wounds. We miss her.
Hoggle belonged to a little boy who’s family was forced to move. When Hoggle arrived on the farm he weighed 350 pounds. 250 pounds over what is healthy for him. He was unable to see and had a hard time walking. Today Hoggle is down to 200 pounds and continues to work on his health, and can see again!
Little Mighty is loaded with love and curiosity. He enjoys trail walks and exploration.
Zayden came to the farm as a bottle baby. He lived inside the house for the first two months. To this day he believes goats should be able to come inside with the people.
Wilma came to the farm after she wound up in a feed lot auction scheduled for slaughter. She traveled here from South Dakota. Wilma loves treats and enjoys a good brushing.
Merlin & Karl
Alpacas that desperately needed a sheering and dental work. Their were too many animals at their last farm so they came to hang out at the sanctuary.
Duke loves to horse around in his hay. Duke arrived at the farm at just 1 week old. Duke was born to a mare that was already promised to a foster baby. Duke was rescued by Last Chance Corral in Ohio. Duke is a Nurse Mare Foal who would have died had it not been for the amazing rescue team.
Ludo came to the farm after a young couple with a baby purchased him. He was living in a house and begin acting out and knocking down the baby. He now enjoys naps and belly rubs!
Misty the mini traveled all the way from Alaska with her baby boy Mighty. She loves kids and can pull a cart.
Bitty came to the farm after her owner, a young child, was killed in a house fire in Beaverton, MI. Bitty still misses her little girl every day, but she is now well adjusted and no longer biting, or attacking the people trying to help her. She relishes every day she gets to be herself.
17.2 hand Percheron, cross-traveled all the way from North Pole, Alaska. Bleu was part of an tourist trail ride business. However, after falling into a mud pit and being chased by a grizzly bear he was so frightened they needed to replace him. He has resided on the farm for seven years and finds Michigan to be a much safer place to live.
Ludo & Sara
Ludo – black and white came to the farm after his owners discovered having a pig is a lot more work than expected. Ludo enjoys warm days and belly rubs.
Sara- White arrived with her duck friend Tobi after her family was forced to move due to divorce. Tobi and Sara have been inseparable on the farm. Sara adores kids and loves to snuggle.
Bart is a 25+ Belgian Draft Horse. Auctioned after years of pulling a plow for the Amish. He arrived at the farm broken and sad. Today he enjoys nuzzling all the patrons and amazing them with his incredible stature. This big boy is a giant.
Lexi 26 year old Quarter Horse who came to the farm after her owner could no longer care for her. Lexi has Cushing’s Disease and Heaves. She requires daily medication, but that does not slow her down one bit. She is an excellent lesson horse and enjoys trail rides so she can grab a bite of grass whenever the mood strikes.
Maverick is a 26 year old Tennessee Walker/Thoroughbred cross. He has spent years in competition and at another local therapy farm. He was rescued and rehabilitated by neighboring farm and brought here to the sanctuary to live out his days. Maverick is an excellent horse for beginners and enjoys giving strong hugs. He is always ready for any activity we have planned.
Sally is a 28 year old Mustang! That’s right she was captured in Nevada at just one year of age. She spent her life as a barrel horse in competition and went through multiple homes prior to landing at the sanctuary. Sally doesn’t enjoy barrel racing. She loves the farm because she doesn’t have to race anymore. She is an exceptional therapy horse and loves to trail ride.
Frankie, a 25 year old pony, was brought to the farm after a domestic violence event split him up from his family. He loves everyone and as you can see from his paint job he is down for anything.
Nikki & Snickers
Nikki & Snickers arrived at the sanctuary after a divorce required their departure. Nikki is in training to become a therapy horse and is an excellent beginner lesson horse. Snickers is forever her friend, but prefers the company of the other minis on the farm. Both ladies are truly sweet and absolutely love everyone. After many years Nikki’s original owner tracked her location and continues to visit and support her care. She was given up originally due to a medical condition and the loss of her pasture mate. After many many years Nikki still remembers her original family and gets very excited when they come for a visit.