Adopted Horses

Horses who have found their forever person

Joey

Guiseppe

1993 Oldenburg Gelding

When Joey arrived at Project ComeBack he wasn’t able to eat much hay, his teeth were worn from age so his hay was balled up and spit back out (this is called quidding and is common in old horses). Our veterinarian came out to work on Joey's teeth, to the best of her ability, which seemed to help him eat a little better...but he still wasn’t able to swallow much hay. Our team tried lots of different things, from switching the type of hay, to feeding out of nets so he could take smaller bites and swallow, to finding the softest hay around. 

Joey did pretty good the first month or so of his rescue, he connected with a sweet little girl who does hippotherapy lessons with us, but as time went on he stopped being interested in food and eating. Joey seemed to be going up and down, for a little while he’d eat everything we put in front of him and gain weight, then he’d go through what we can only describe as depression and stop eating all together.

 

Unfortunately for us the old proverb of “you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink” was true for Joey in regards to food. Luckily, this all changed when one of his old owners, Diane, stopped by to visit him. When Joey was reunited with Diane he was instantly different. He was noticeably brighter, happier, and most importantly willing to try and eat with her. We made the decision to have Diane adopt him and give him the love he was desperately craving from an old friend.

It is our understanding that Joey has been bounced around and has had many homes, we are so happy to help him land back in the loving arms of an old friend of his. In the best interest of this sweet old boy we sent him home with Diane. At 29 years old we know this healing process is slow, but we owe it to Joey to give him the best fighting chance. We need him to TRY, and he wanted to try again for Diane.

 

 

Joey has been adopted by Diane St. Onge 

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Chance

Worth  A  Chance

2003 Quarter Horse Gelding

Chance was rescued from a kill lot in Oklahoma in June of 2019. His kill lot bail video was sent to us from his now forever mom Besty. She knew he was "worth a chance" and helped sponsor his rescue, quarantine, and transport.

 

Chance arrived at Project ComeBack extremely underweight and had hair missing from all over his body. He fell in love with Betsy right away, clearly wanting to have a person of his own to love him and nurse him back to health. He now follows her all around the farm and calls out to her anytime she walks by. They have been together ever since, and Chance's body and spirit are healing more and more each day with her patience and unconditional love. 

 

Chance has been adopted by Betsy Andon.

Maverick

2001 Quarter Horse Gelding

Maverick came to us in desperate need of his own person. He bounced around so much that his trust in people was almost non existent. It started when he was abandoned by his first owner, who he worked long days on the farm with helping with tasks like trimming limbs off trees.

 

Maverick became sick one day and instead of taking care of his horse, the owner abandoned and left him at the farm he was at. Two women at that farm took him in, nursed him back to health, and started to look for someone to give this sweet guy a forever home. He met many people, but was not ready to trust any of them. When he came to us he was instantly and strongly bonded to Chance, who happened to live in the paddock next door to him.

 

His bond with Chance grew and he started to trust the people he saw Chance could trust. Chance must have told Maverick how Betsy saved him and gave him a second chance, because Maverick decided he was ready to trust Betsy. They made a beautiful strong bond and now all three are a happy family and the best of friends. 

 

Maverick has been adopted by Betsy Andon.

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