Do you remember the 59 horses that were rescued from Texas and sent to Colorado in September? We got an update on how the horses have been doing with their rehabilitation at the Dumb Friends League’s Harmony Equine Center.
The statement below is from the Dumb Friends League, regarding the horses and their progress.
In September, 59 malnourished and mistreated horses arrived at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center in Franktown, Colo. They were among more than 200 horses rescued from a facility in Conroe, Texas, by the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). When the horses were first transferred to the Harmony Equine Center, they were in rough shape—some had medical issues, some had never interacted with humans before and were experiencing anxiety and fear, and almost all of them had been seriously underfed.
After months of socialization, rehabilitation and gradual training, the horses are doing great, and staff at the Harmony Equine Center report they are adjusting well to being handled. All of the horses are halter trained and picking up their feet, and many are in the process of being ridden. Several of the horses will be available for adoption in the first few weeks of the new year.
Eight horses—Siesta, Cactus, Tivoli, Prosper, Trinity, Selena, Nash and Nocona—are participating in the Equine Comeback Challenge being presented at the upcoming Rocky Mountain Horse Expo on March 12 in Denver. These horses have been placed with professional trainers for 90 days of training and will be competing in several horsemanship categories at the horse expo. Following the event, these horses will be available for adoption through the Forever Home Adoption Showcase.
We were thrilled to receive such good news about the horses rehabilitation! Included with the article, we received pictures of the beautiful equines- a few of their conditions when the arrived and some great shots of them that were recently taken!
If you would like to donate to the Harmony Equine Center, click here. Any amount helps!
Or, if you’re looking at adopting, click here to see the horses that are currently available.