Eden Farm Equine Sanctuary, Inc.
Georgia is a 26 yr. old Quarter horse mare. She has Cushing's disease and is insulin resistant. These medical conditions require special care and monitoring.
Ruffles (aka Forever Perfect, reg. TB name) came to us in September of 2009. Through tattoo research we learned she was born in California in 1991 and had one unsuccessful racing start. The rest of her history is unknown until the past four years when she was owned by a woman in Sunbury, Penna. Beauty spent several summers as a camp horse and quietly served as a safe and loving mount for children. When the present economic conditions forced the owner to sell, Beauty came to EFES. At the end of the month she was slated to go to auction, and Beauty's chances would not have been strong. She most likely would have gone from loyal children's friend to a dinner table somewhere in Europe. We welcome her as an ambassador on the farm and hope she can continue to teach children via her gentle and kind nature.
Photo of Beauty in Sunbury, before arrival.....
Ruffles arrived at dusk one evening. The man who transported her told us he had taken a load of "kill" horses to a dealer .
The dealer rejected two of the horses because they were too thin, not enough profit. Two others were rejected because they had injuries which would not support their transfer to Mexico.
The able, fat, horses were kept for kill.
This is a common practice. . . . we don't slaughter old, sick, cattle for food - - old, sick and thin horses are generally not accepted either. Those 4 rejects were sent back to the auction to be recycled once again to some unknown fate.
Unfortunately, Ruffles was humanely euthanized and laid to rest in the fall of 2014 due to chronic health conditions that were weakening her heart and her spirit. May she rest in peace <3
Uncle Buddy is a 26 year old half saddlebred who needed a home badly. His owner was no longer able to care for both of her horses. When his stablemate went to a new home, Buddy pined for her and was very depressed. Due to his age and phsyical condition (club feet), Buddy was not looking at good prospects for homes. His owner donated him to the sanctuary where he would be safe and loved and have the constant companionship of other horses.
Uncle Buddy arrived at Eden Farm on 5/21/2011. He's 14 hands tall.
Magic & Charo
Rosemont Silver Magic (affectionately known as Magic by us) is a 17-year-old registered solid color paint who was saved 24 hours prior to being shipped for slaughter, despite being sound and able to be ridden at the time. Little did we know that she was 3 months pregnant when she was rescued and foaled in the spring of 2014! EFES saved 2 precious lives for the price of one! Volunteers got to witness firsthand the cruel world of slaughter and how it does not discriminate! Sweet baby Charo was a born a healthy little girl and continues to grow right before our eyes.
Magic presently has severe "grey horse."