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2024 VEWS ALUMNI

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Tucker

Adopted February 2024

Tucker may own the VEWS record for quickest to find a home, but on his second try.  This kind, sweet and gentle Rocky Mountain Horse Cross originally left VEWS for a home in 2022.  Although his family adored him, their situation changed, and they were unable to keep him, so Tucker returned to VEWS.  Once back at the rescue, Tucker quickly won the hearts of volunteers...and his new family.  Less than 24 hours after being listed as adoptable, Tucker found his forever home and best of all?  He will be living with his VEWS' friend Izzy, new mare friend Candy, and humans who love him!  Best of luck to all!!

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Izzy

Adopted January 2024

Izzy arrived at VEWS as an owner surrender, looking defeated and uncomfortable.  After good care by our vet, farrier, and volunteers, Izzy was feeling much better and looking much brighter.  Loved by everyone, Izzy was sweet and easy to handle, even on those days when we knew she wasn't feeling her best.  Imagine our excitement when a wonderful family came to meet Izzy, and looking past her medical challenges, saw only her kind and gentle personality.  Izzy is now living with that family and her new friend, another mare.  How wonderful that Izzy will live out her days surrounded by love and care.  

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Dahlia

Adopted January 2024

Dahlia may have been the first Appaloosa resident at VEWS and what a beautiful representative of the breed!  An owner surrender, Dahlia wasn't with us very long.  She captured tons of interest with her beautiful coloring, conformation, and kind and willing personality.  Although green broke, Dahlia was very calm and quiet under saddle.  Now, she lives with Major and Miracle with a wonderful family who plan to ride the trails with Dahlia. We are so happy for this gentle and beautiful mare. 

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Bonnie

Adopted February 2024

This 21 year old Mountain Pleasure Cross mare was an owner surrender who reportedly was ridden previously by children.  Bonnie proved to be beginner safe for most everything on the ground and was easy to get going back under saddle.  Bonnie's new BFF is a young rider who easily handles her under Western and English tack and felt an immediate connection with this mare.  This pair will be working together in future 4-H competitions and we know they will have a great time!  Best of luck to Bonnie and her new family!

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Clyde

Adopted January 2024

Our sweet gentleman Clyde came to VEWS as an owner surrender.  A volunteer favorite for his good looks and gentle manner, Clyde proved to be easy to handle for most everything. Although Clyde lost vision in his left eye at some point in his life, he did not let that hold him back.  Clyde didn't need much time to find his forever home with two other VEWS adopted horses: Lacey and Belle.  Clyde's new BFF plans to ride him with her 4-H Club and learn about horsemanship and riding.  We are so happy that these 3 horses will live out their lives together with a wonderful family.  Happy trails Clyde!

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Miracle

Adopted January 2024

Sweet and kind Miracle, who came to us as an owner surrender with her buddy Major, has the greatest happy ending!  The same family who adopted Major several months prior, decided to add Miracle and Dahlia to their family!  We are so happy for this good-hearted mare who loves to give her all to her person.  Miracle will live out her life with her VEWS buddies Major and Dahlia, while learning more about trails, dressage, and maybe even cross country!  We know that Miracle will blossom into an awesome riding horse with her new family.  Happy trails Miracle!

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Ellie

Adopted January 2024

Ellie was an owner surrender who quickly captured hearts with her gorgeous coloring and kind eyes. She proved to be a mare who had many layers to her personality:  she was a rockstar with children in our after-school program but could also be a handful at times for volunteers.  Ellie found her perfect home with an adopter who loves ground work and has lots of patience, experience,  and love to give Ellie.  We know they have a great future together and we can't wait to watch what happens!

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LB/Elbie/Long Black

Adopted January 2024

This gorgeous hunk of a Thoroughbred gelding was an owner surrender.  He spent his time with our partners, Equine Welfare Society, learning and refreshing the basics. Under EWS' expert care, LB thrived with consistent work and handling. He learned to relax and "enjoy the ride." Now, he is living his best days in a caring, knowledgeable home with humans who understand him and will always look out for him. Best of luck LB!  We are so happy for you!

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Yoshi

Rest In Peace

In January 2024, after much discussion with, and thorough examinations by our vet, we made the decision to humanely help Yoshi cross the Rainbow Bridge.  An owner surrender, Yoshi displayed symptoms of neurological issues, as well as behavorial issues. As winter progressed it became clear that the chances of Yoshi surviving the winter and finding a home were very low. Rescue life was very stressful for Yoshi with the frequent arrivals and departures of herdmates and we needed to let Yoshi go with dignity and respect.  We will remember Yoshi and his quirky ways, making us laugh at his excitement to come to his dinner and the way he would suck on his tongue when he was bored.  Run free Yoshi.  We will miss you and never forget you. Rest in Peace.

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