Praline was rescued from the slaughter pipeline in May And now has found her forever home. Thank you to all of you that participated. For those of you that did not win you are all winners in our eyes! Congratulations Michelle!
Rescued from the slaughter pipeline May 2023
I wanted to reach out to let you know the impact Emersyn (now Tully) has had on me and our family and thank you for giving us the opportunity! She is my heart horse and I couldn’t be happier with her! It breaks my heart to know she ended up at auction but I wanted to let you know she’s very loved and happy!
Because of Tully, my husband and I have reached out to some local rescues down here in southern Az to see how we can help, turns out, we’ve been asked to take over an existing rescue! We’ve started the process and are changing the rescue name to Copper Starr Equine Rescue & Rehabilitation.
Since my husband is a veteran we want to use our rescue as a way to not only rescue horses but to help local veterans. I just wanted to let you know how you’ve impacted us and in turn impacted the horse rescue community!
Tully (previously Emersyn)
I wanted to update you on Boo. I had messaged you a bit ago because we were having some issues with biting behavior from him. With patience and training, maybe some feed/supple changes and time, things have gotten so much better. He is becoming a very nice riding partner for my husband and barn mate to our mare. It’s so rewarding to see both the physical and behavioral changes in him. He is great in the pasture, even coming to us on his own as we call him. As our Forest service roads in the mountains start to open up again we are looking forward to some great trail time with him in the mountain meadows. His summer coat is really interesting with small brown spots (bigger than flea bitten marks) and some grey/black spots. Hope you enjoy the photos. He’s the one with his tongue sticking out in the picture with both horses. Praying for you all and your continued mission of rescuing horses.
Beth and Andy Carter
Boo AKA Prince - saved from slaughter January 2023
Good evening Wendy! Just shooting you an update on Phoenix and Trinity after a year of having them-TIME FLIES! They both are still doing great. Phoenix loves the rain and finding out what the rules are so she can break them. She has started ground work so we can get her under saddle this Fall. Trinity is the laziest toddler ever who dramatically drags her hooves on every walk we take but is also the biggest ham and lap filly. She has already started training for carting. They both are the most amazing addition to our family and I'm still so thankful for the fight you put up for these horses and the opportunity to give both of them their furever home.
Phoenix and Trinity
Hi Wendy! Super duper excited to share with you that Raz has officially been started under saddle and had her first ride this morning! She did amaaaazing and I have such high hopes for us in the future! It’s been a journey with her but 100% worth it. She’s the best girl. Can’t wait to start taking her on trail rides with Brook! ❤️
Brook and Raz
Toby was saved from Slaughter in January 2023 and is enjoying his new life !!
Just wanted to let you know that Blaze is doing great! We’ve decided to keep the name because it fits him and has a western flair. The vet saw him on Monday got his first visit to establish care. They had time, so they floated his teeth. 😊. The mare to the right of his stall is in love with him and he’s made friends with the gelding to the left. We are so impressed at how calm and easy going he is! We are all enjoying him so much!!
Blaze saved from slaughter.
This is my best friend Gabriel. He was named Duke previously for a few weeks by the wonderful people at For the Love of the Hoof. Someone had thrown my Gabriel away and left him to a potentially horrible fate. But For the Love of the Hoof stepped in and saved him so I could keep saving him. He is the nicest horse we have ever met. Friendly, outgoing, silly, affectionate. We have yet to find a single thing he does wrong. Thank you Wendy and family for taking the discarded and restoring their hope and dignity. It’s been wonderful to be a part of this process and to get a wonderful new friend as well. It's hard to get a good picture of him because he follows me everywhere. He’s a doll. We are madly in love. Hope to ride next weekend…was waiting for weight to improve .
Gabriel (Duke) rescued from Slaughter January 2023
Hope is such a joy. She is the perfect horse. My son who is a little nervous around horses walks right up to her all lays over her back and she just stands there. He said “she makes me feel safe around her” Hope is such a sweet sweet horse. She loves being loved. She’ll stand there forever if you’re loving on her. She’s so special.
Patches is great! She was taking her morning nap! She lays down like clock work every morning. She eats her breakfast and then lays down. She always lays down completely when I sit next to her 🥰 she’s so trusting. It’s adorable
Axel, aka “Grandpa Red” is such a sweet soul. He gets the name grandpa red named after my husband grandpa. He’s an old fella and he loves to roll, takes naps in the warm sun and loves his food. He’s adopted patches as his granddaughter and never leaves her side. He’s such a sweet sweet guy, his winter coat is shedding and it’s the most satisfying thing brushing all that hair out! We’re so thankful for him as he brings such a peace to our little herd ❤️❤️❤️
Hope, Patches and Axel
Updates on Toffee and Garland. Doing well both of them. Garland is a sweetheart and Toffee is still guarded. Have got their saddles and will be attempting to saddle them soon. Will update with pictures. They are eating well and filling out quit nicely. Thanks for all you do.
Toffee and Garland both saved from Slaughter December 2022 and a now living life to its fullest!!
I can’t believe Boo (Prince) has been in our lives for a whole month now. We have been slowly working with him to build trust in this new environment for him. He’s really coming around. Yesterday we had a friend who is an equine massage therapist come massage him. He wasn’t quite sure what to make of things at first but he really wants to please and the massage gave us some good information about his needs. The weather here has been so miserable and it’s hard to find both days that are decent weather wise to work in and mostly dry spots to work with him. We do a lot of in hand walks up and down the road and in hand exercises in the barn. He is extremely treat motivated! Here is a video of my husband working with him in the barn on “back, stay, come to” and a photo of bending exercise to build his abdominal tone and top line. Baby steps… trying to remember that warmer drier days are coming. I know you have been struggling with weather too 🤪.
Thanks for making it possible for this sweet boy to get another chance.
Boo AKA Prince - saved from slaughter January 2023
We adopted Frosty 11 months ago from For the love of the hoof. It seems like much longer as I cannot imagine our life without him. Frosty was meant for my 8 year old daughter and he is still her horse but over the last 11 months he has really became a part of my soul. My heart horse. I cannot imagine life without him. We have a big family and Frosty does a little something for each of us. Wether it be a hug, a ride, or just a walk out in the desert. He accommodates to who is with him. I’m so thankful Wendy rescued Frosty. I’m so thankful to get to love and learn with such a special boy. I could go on all day about Frosty and I probably sent too many pictures . I have 100’s of them. He got a second chance because of for the love of the hoof and we got a one in a million chance to love a special boy.
I love For the Love Of the Hoof. I Love Wendy and her people. I love love love our boy that we got from them December 2021. His name is Frosty and he is a special boy. Frosty was meant for my daughter, and he is her horse, but he has become much more to all of us in our own ways. To be honest, I call him my horse, we fight about that all the time ha ha .
I always wonder about his past. I wonder how he ended up at an auction possibly headed to slaughter?I wonder who could’ve just threw him away? I mean he is great. He was the perfect horse for my daughter and us. We are growing in our horsemanship with him. He knows exactly what to do and he can feel the energy of whoever is on him. I can put my little boy on him and he will just walk slowly around the round pen.￼ My little girl can get on him and he will trot with her on him, or my husband can just go galloping away.
Me and Frosty go trail riding. He took me up my very first mountain. I was scared the whole time, but he kept me safe. He’s so gentle and kind, even though he can get an attitude when I miss a day of seeing him, he definitely is a character. I have a tendency to run on and on about Frosty. You get me talking about him I’ll never shut up.
I appreciate everything Wendy and her family does . I think everyone needs to see what she does, all the work that she puts into saving these horses and all the benefits people get from adopting a horse.
Sometimes you can save a horse and save yourself.❤️
We have true love here that we would’ve never gotten without For the Love of the hoof
Frosty - Adopted December 2021
My adoption experience 7 months ago was more of a blessing than I ever could have imagined. Wendy's passion and spirit is passed through every interaction and every rescued horse. I spent over a year searching for the right rescue facility to adopt from. After following For the Love of the Hoof for months, I saw a beautiful paint posted for adoption. Even at 10PM, Wendy was accommodating and quick to respond with an adoption application and made herself available the very next morning for me to come visit. I instantly fell in love with Maryann, now known as Phoenix. The night before Phoenix was scheduled to arrive at my home, I made the quick decision of a second adoption so Phoenix would have a sister. Phoenix and Trinity have been an overwhelming blessing to my family. I'm so grateful for the work that Wendy and For the Love of the Hoof does to give back life, but also to give new opportunities to adopters. I'm looking forward to my next opportunity to adopt
Thank you so much for taking my three horses in. We moved and they needed special care. For The Love Of The Hoof, Wendy and husband I can't thank you enough.
This rescue is the real deal! They genuinely care about the lives they are saving, their adoption fees are reasonable and their facility is well kept. They were initially very responsive to my inquiries and, 6 months later continue to be attentive in their follow up to make sure things are going well. I did a lot of research on different rescues before choosing to adopt and I could not find a better place than For The Love Of The Hoof! Adopt, don't shop!