Freedom Hill Horse Rescue
Maggie & Roxie
Hi! I’m Maggie. The little brown pony, approximately 12H. I’m the lead mare here, so I will speak for both of us. Roxie is the white pony, approximately 14.2H. We came from the Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary. Our caregiver passed away, so now we are the (Thelma and Louise) of Freedom Hill Horse Rescue. We don’t know our breeds, but you know, it’s all about acceptance so it doesn’t matter anyway. We are both over 30 years old. I still have a little pep in my step and Roxie is a little slower. We both love attention and we are very good girls. Gentle and loving with soulful eyes. We just love to be fussed over. Because of our age, our teeth haven’t kept up with our spunky attitudes. Our hay needs to be shredded so we can eat properly. Since Roxie eats a little slower than me, I may go steal her food. Currently at off-site foster home.
Both are seeking Horse Angel Sponsors for 2018
Gabriel, a sweet and striking 15.3h QH chesnut gelding with a white blaze foaled in 1997, has a goofy and loving demeanor. He likes to make funny expressive faces and will quickly find his way into your heart. His favorite activity is having you groom him. "Gabe" has extensive western show experience and is a wonderful, patient teacher. He is perfect for a beginner rider. He is very forgiving of the unbalanced new rider and is a good babysitter. He stands for the vet, farrier, dentist, and loads in a trailer. Gabriel can be ridden lightly with proper treatment for on and off lameness due to arthritis and a cyst on his navicular bone. Special shoes and regular light exercise help him stay sound. Gabe would love to go for light trail rides. Because Gabe was found abandoned and starving with four other horses in early 2017, he may get a bit anxious at mealtime and lift his front leg up or paw at the ground but this is easily remedied by separating him at feeding time.
My Bronze Horse Angel Sponsor is Marcellyn Stone 2018!
Adoption Fee: $250
Brocca is a 35ish yo, Standardbred gelding, standing at 16 hands. He was pulled from an auction in 2008. He leads, ties, and stands for the vet and farrier. He has Cushings Disease and will need to be treated with medication for the remainder of his life. He was treated in 2017 for EPM, but is no longer showing any ill effects. He is enjoying his retirement. Once you know him, you will see a big, sweet guy under a "grumpy old man" exterior. For his age, Brocca still has quite a pep in his step.
Not Available for Adoption.
My Horse Angel Bronze Sponsor is Diane Hermann!
Romeo, born in 2004, is a very handsome Welsh Cross gelding standing at 14.3 hands. He is an owner surrender that came to us in 2015.. Romeo has a genetic degenerative suspensory disease, which is currently stable and light regular exercise by a lighter rider would be good for Romeo. Romeo is well trained under saddle, stands still at the mounting block, and is a lot of fun to be around. He is a very sweet boy who is looking for a good home! Romeo needs an experienced handler/rider as he is very smart and will try to get away with mischief with an inexperienced person.
Adoption Fee: $250
Seeking a horse angel sponsor.
River is a very handsome Tennessee Walker gelding standing at 16 hands with lots of trail experience. A very loving, soulful, and sensitive boy who deserves a special someone to love him back. He is currently in rehab for EPM, although not showing any symptoms. He was recently treated for Lymes as well and we can now happily say, his titers have come down and he is asymptomatic and being ridden and refreshed with groundwork weekly.
Seeking a Horse Angel Sponsor
Not currently available for adoption.
Available for on site Foster only for $200/month
Hi There! My name is Gold Story. I am a lovely, 16.2H, 9 Y.O. Bay Mare. I’m a very good natured girl and an easy keeper. I am trail ridden English style and I’m ready to please with however you would like to train me. I load on a trailer & I don’t kick, bite, buck, or rear. I’m up to date on all of my vaccines, dental, & Coggins. I don’t need shoes either,. I would love to be ridden more often to prevent minor swelling in my hind left leg diagnosed as lymphangitis, The vet says that wrapping my leg when it swells and getting regular exercise will be just what I need to make the swelling go down. I’m ready to go whenever you are!
Horse Angel Sponsor for 2018 - Ann Hearn
Adoption Fee: $250
Hi! My name is Dutiful Sun. I’m a registered quarter horse (Dude’s Rising Sun) but you can call me “D”. I’m a very handsome Palomino Gelding and I stand at 15.1H. I was born in 1988. My owner mom passed away and I will be spending my golden years at FHHR with my new people that love me. I’m an older man now and have some arthritis in my front left foot and I have trouble picking up my hind legs. I can still walk and trot some. I can no longer jump and canter and play gymkhana games like I used to in my younger days. I sure make a beautiful pasture ornament now and enjoy attention from my humans. My temperament is rated at a 1 and I know that means I’m a very good boy!
Not Available for Adoption
My Horse Angel Bronze Sponsor is Janet Lehman and Diane Hermann!
Dawson, born in 1994, is a 16hh Thoroughbred, came to us in 2015 when he was retired from a rigorous lesson and jumping program. Dawson has a wonderful temperament and has been a very willing partner in the Equine-Assisted Learning and educational programs at the rescue. He is a delight to ride, knows it all, has done it all. He requires an intermediate level rider as he can get strong at the canter. He can W/T/C. Due to his previous years as a lesson horse, he would be best suited to a non-jumping home. An occasional small fence is fine.
Adoption Fee: $250.
Currently being fostered on site by Jaylee C - Congratulations Jaylee!
These horses are looking for their forever home. Once they find the perfect match, spaces will open up for more horses to live at the rescue. If you are interested in meeting a specific horse, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Horses may be adopted out within an approximate 1 hour radius of Dunkirk, MD. Horses are herd animals and need their own kind to live with. Horses will not be adopted out to homes where they will be an only horse unless stated.