Horses available for adoption and sponsorship (click on the thumbnails for larger photo)
** = Horses that are sound and ready for adoption
** = Horses that are sound and ready for adoption
|ADIEU is available for sponsorship and is currently under evaluation to determine adoption status.
Adieu is a 15-year-old (in 2012) Standardbred, who was owned by a Horses' Haven member who bred and raised her. She was sold and in harness training in Florida when her new owners found she was going blind. They were going to take her to the auction until her previous owner (our member) heard about her difficulties and bought her back. She knew a handicap like blindness wasn't a problem here at Horses' Haven, so asked if she could bring Adieu to come and live here. Adieu is pretty and has a nice personality. She plays with her feed dish a lot. She throws it and carries it around her pasture just for fun.
|ADONIS is available for sponsorship and companion adoption.
Appropriately named after the Greek god who was known for his beauty, our Adonis is a Percheron. He was about 10-11 years old when he arrived in 2009. Before coming to Horses' Haven he spent most of his life pulling heavy wagons and trailers full of people at one of our local metroparks. He was put up for auction when he developed a bone problem that limited his usefulness for pulling. A concerned friend called Horses' Haven and asked that we bid on him in order to save him from an uncertain future. He is a big, gentle sweetheart who enjoys his pasture with Clint out by the small pond. Volunteers and visitors like to shower him with attention and he loves it.
|ANGEL is available for sponsorship.
Angel is a Saddlebred mare who was about 24 years old when she came to Horses' Haven in Dec. 2007 after being seized by animal control. We were so sad when we saw her come in with Cloud, as they were both so painfully thin. Angel was a surrogate mom to little Cloud, whose mother was traded for hay when he was two months old and still nursing. As you can see, Angel is now healthy and beautiful thanks to all the care and love she has received here at Horses' Haven. Read more about Angel and see before and after pictures in Horses' Haven Stories.
|BERRY is available for sponsorship.
Seventeen years old as of 2012, Berry is a warmblood/Quarter Horse cross.
|BUFFY is available for sponsorship and is currently under evaluation to determine adoption status.
This 20 year old (in 2012) Thoroughbred mare came to us from a rescue in Newaygo, Mich.
|BUGS is available for sponsorship.
When his owners moved, Bugs was unable to go with them. We welcomed this 32 year old (in 2012) bay gelding to the Horses' Haven family in March of 2012.
|CASEY is available for sponsorship and companion adoption.
We have Casey and her two sons, Moses and Joey, which means no more starvation for all of them. They came in 2008 from Animal Control. Casey was around 24-25 years old when she arrived. She has been a wonderful mother and will take care of any youngster. She has made friends with Winnie, a younger mare, and they love to run and play together outside.
Read more about Casey, Moses and Joey in Horses' Haven Stories.
|CLINT is available for sponsorship and companion
adoption (with Adonis).
Adonis' older brother (age 19 in 2012) arrived at Horses' Haven in April 2012 from one of our local metroparks. These two beautiful black Percherons enjoy their pasture out by the small pond.
|CODY is available for sponsorship and companion adoption.
Cody, an 11 year old (in 2012) Thoroughbred cross gelding who came to Horses' Haven in Feb. 2010.
|**COVERGIRL IS READY FOR ADOPTION and may also be
Covergirl is a bay Morgan cross mare, around 12-13 years old (in 2011). 15 hands. Broke to ride. Sound and easy keeper. Covergirl was a seizure in 2008 from an animal control court case. She needs a confident rider and a new home.
|DEWEY is available for sponsorship and companion adoption.
Dewey is a chestnut Appaloosa, age 29 in 2012.
|DIAMOND is available for sponsorship.
This 17 year old (in 2012) American Saddlebred is blind. He loves his next door stall friend, Bubbles, very much. They are attached at the hip.
|DIESEL is available for sponsorship.
Diesel, an 18 year old (in 2012) Tennessee Walker gelding, was originally owned by a police officer in Muskegon. When the officer retired he was sold. He was most recently purchased as a trail buddy before arriving at Horses' Haven.
|ELVIS is available for sponsorship.
Elvis is a 22 year old (in 2012) Tennessee Walker gelding. He has been ridden in the past but was diagnosed with a roar so now he's a companion horse. (Roaring is a high-pitched, wheezy noise, characteristic of a condition called laryngeal hemiplegia, paralysis on one side of the larynx.) Elvis likes to play in the sprinklers on hot summer days and has been known to play tug-a-war with a jolly ball. Like Carmel, Elvis came to Horses' Haven after being on our waiting list for quite a while.
|FOXX is available for sponsorship
We welcomed Foxx, a 27 year old pinto gelding, in 2012.
|**FREEBIE IS READY FOR ADOPTION and can be sponsored.
Freebie is a bay Standardbred gelding. He came to Horses' Haven as a yearling in 2008. He needed to be gelded, but with the economy being so bad, no one wanted to pay to get it done. He had been passed to five homes before he came to Horses' Haven. That's how he got his name. Now five years old, gelded and 15 hands, he is sound and personality plus. Freebie is always in your pocket, loves people and is very sweet. He would make an outstanding trail horse and/or great kids' horse and has been started under saddle.
|HOOTIE is available for sponsorship and special needs companion adoption.
Hootie is a handsome gray Quarter Horse/Thoroughbred cross. He has navicular and arthritic hocks, so was looking for a good retirement home. Where better than Horses' Haven? He was on the waiting list for two years before there was an opening for him at Horses' Haven. Hootie is a little timid; he enjoys being in the pasture with the guys and is enjoying retirement life.
|JEWEL is available for sponsorship and is currently under evaluation to determine adoption status.
Jewel is a 10 year old Thoroughbred mare who came back to Horses' Haven in April 2012.
|JULIETTE is available for sponsorship and is currently under evaluation to determine adoption status.
Juliette is a Quarter Horse who arrived at Horses' Haven in 2008 as a four-month-old filly born with a bad knee. Two vets checked her out and both said they could do surgery that would make the knee look better but it wouldn't help the knee itself. She is just the sweetest thing, and from the way she runs and plays we don't think she even knows she has a problem.
|LEXI is available for sponsorship and is currently under evaluation to determine adoption status.
This eight year old (in 2012) Quarter Horse was part of an Animal Control seizure who arrived with Lovebug and Cash.
|LUKE is available for sponsorship.
Luke is about 11 years old. He is a Thoroughbred gelding who was a former event horse until he started going blind in one eye which ended his career. He is a big, handsome fellow and it's a shame this happened to him at such a young age. He is now going blind in his other eye. He enjoys spending his days grazing with Maizie.
|MAIZIE is available for sponsorship.
When Maizie came to Horses' Haven, we put her out with Luke, who had lost his friend Hollywood and was feeling blue. We had high hopes he would find a new friend in Maizie and he did. Maizie, like Luke, is also blind. The partnership worked out so well that we now call them the "Velcro Kids" because they always stick together.
|Millie is available for sponsorship and adoption
Millie is a 15 year old Thoroughbred mare. Her mom was a part of the Davison rescue in 1998 and Millie was one of the two foals born at Horses' Haven. She was adopted out for quite some time but has now had to come back to her place of birth. She is over 16 hands tall and broke to ride. Millie has been used on trails and started in dressage.
|**MOSES IS READY FOR ADOPTION and can be sponsored.
Bay grade gelding, five years old (in 2012). 15.1 hands. Half brother to Joey. Not broke but a really nice guy and a quick learner. Sound and easily handled and started under saddle.. Would be an easy project for someone.
Read more about Moses in Horses' Haven Stories.
|**OZZY IS READY FOR ADOPTION and can be sponsored.
Brown Quarter Horse/Thoroughbred cross gelding. Five years old (in 2012). 16.2 hands. Not broke. Brought to Horses’ Haven as a two-year-old stallion in need of foot surgery. Now sound and ready and started under saddle. Pretty head and smart, great dressage prospect.
|PERFECT IMAGE is available for sponsorship and adoption
(sound, suitable for a skilled rider).
Perfect Image is a 20-year-old Thoroughbred mare (in 2012). Her owner passed away and a kindly veterinarian took her under his wing and found her a home. Unfortunately, it didn't work out for her and her new owner and so she ended up here at Horses' Haven.
|PETE is available for sponsorship.
Pete, a Morgan gelding who turned 28 in 2012, has called Horses' Haven home since 2008.
|RAINDROP is available for sponsorship and adoption.
This handsome Palomino Quarter Horse arrived at Horses' Haven in April 2007. Now five years old (in 2012), Raindrop was adopted out but recently had to return to us.
|SHECKY is available for sponsorship and special needs
Shecky is one of the Davison Rescue Thoroughbreds who found a happy adoptive home and lived there for about 8 years. But the family grew while Shecky was there, first with the addition of a little girl, who just fell in love with Shecky. Then came along a little brother, then twins! The expansion of the family made it very difficult for them to give Shecky the care and love he deserved, so they asked if he could come back to Horses' Haven, and here he is. Shecky has bad knees from all those years of racing, but you'd never know it watching him run around the pasture. Based on his speed today, he must have been quite a winner on the track. Hootie can certainly attest to that as he tries his best to keep up.
|THELMA & LOUISE are available for sponsorship and are currently under evaluation to determine adoption status.
Thelma and Louise, both Belgians, came to Horses' Haven as part of a rescue in Mar. 2007. These ladies are good friends. Thelma is pretty quiet, while Louise is the opposite and full of energy. A photographer tried to get pictures of Thelma one day and it was kind of funny watching her trying to get Thelma to put up her ears for the photo. She is so laid back and unflappable.
|TINY BUBBLES is available for sponsorship.
Tiny Bubbles came to Horses' Haven in Feb. 2010 from Equine Star, a horse facility that had to close down due to financial problems. Believe it or not this lovely lady was 38 years young when she arrived and she's still going strong.
|WILMA is available for sponsorship.
Our barn tour guide Wilma is a blind 22-year-old (in 2012) Standardbred mare, who had a very important job before coming to Horses' Haven. She was a blood donor at Michigan State University.
Wilma served her fellow horses for many years in this capacity, and when it was determined that it was time to retire her from this duty, rather than euthanize her, the folks at MSU wanted to find her a place where she could live out her remaining years in comfort and with people to love and fuss over her. So, they decided Horses' Haven was the place and donated her.
We'll bet you never really thought much about horses like Wilma who helped other horses so they could live. There are probably lots of horses throughout Michigan who owe their lives to Wilma. We're sure they extend their thanks to Wilma for all the good she's done throughout her useful life.
|WINNIE is available for sponsorship and is currently under evaluation to determine adoption status.
Nine-year-old (in 2012) Winnie was frightened half to death when she arrived in 2009 because she had been through several auctions in a row. She had a serious eye issue, and a lot of scars on her front legs. She was so nervous and frightened that she backed into a corner ready to defend herself. Now she has an equine friend in Casey and loves lots of volunteers too, because she comes up to the stall front every day to say "hi" and "thank you."
|ZEPHYR is available for sponsorship and is currently under evaluation to determine adoption status.
One of the Davison Rescue Thoroughbreds, 17 year old (in 2012) Zephyr came back to Horses' Haven in April 2012.