Our Permanent Residents
While our primary goal is to place our horses into forever homes, the reality is that some will never leave Spring Creek. That can be due to a number of reasons including age and ongoing health or mental issues. It some cases they have simply lost the ability to trust. In such cases, we bring them into our home and give them the care and attention they need to be happy and healthy. Here's some of our current residents:
This beautiful Dark Bay mare was a Southern Ute pull. She was born with a twisted uterus and left running with a stud. Chloe's baby got stuck in the wrong place and she had to have a C-section and then was spayed. No, the baby did not survive. The nerves in her rear legs were compromised, so between nerve damage and former abuse she will spend the rest of her life here at the rescue.
Keester, a 34-year-old Russian Arabian, had a career as a trainer's horse for many, many years. He belonged to a trainer since he was two. He knows every command, Western and English. As Diane says, "Keester is learning to be just a horse." He enjoys his days in the pasture and in a cozy stall. Keester is also used as a lesson horse here at the Rescue and does a superb job!
Snip is a gorgeous 15 hand- plus bay Quarter Horse gelding. His career was at a working cattle ranch. He is 21 years old and unfortunately, he suffered a stroke shortly after his arrival at the Rescue, but he is a lover and is learning to get around pretty well again. He sustained a stifle Injury when he fell (among other injuries that have healed) and is now bright and perky, but will not be able to be ridden again. He loves attention and is a good "teacher horse." He thoroughly enjoys life and is a good example for kids and adults to learn how to be around horses. He is stubborn, and beautiful, very fond of human attention and some days he thinks he already died and went to the greener pastures with all the nurturing he gets from everyone. Most days, Snip ambles around the Rescue, visiting here and there.
Tambara came to us last Christmas. Her owners (who had owned her since she was born) could no longer feed her and she needed somewhere to go. When they dropped her off, the owner said, "By the way, she's having problems with her vision." Spring Creek's opinion is that if you call yourself a "rescue," you take in horses that need to be rescued, not just horses you can "flip" and make a buck. Tambara is totally blind now, but compensates with human voice or touch. She also often poses as a lesson horse for all sorts of kids and is looking wonderfully fat and content after a year.