Listings on this page are for horses in need of adoption, re-homing and, quite commonly, purchase from feed lot owners who regularly sell quantities of horses to kill buyers filling contracts with slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico. Slaughterbound horses usually have a week or less to be purchased by the public. The goal here is to provide information and create opportunities for people to find and adopt horses who have potential in new or second careers. We encourage responsible preparation for taking on any horse; our limited time to assess the animals gives us some insight about them, but obviously cannot be guaranteed. Heartfelt thanks to all of those who voluntarily work tirelessly every day to compile assessment information, photos, and coordinate the purchase and transport of these animals who deserve a better fate.
California Rescued Horses
Bay Area rescue, HORSES HEALING HEARTS, focuses on rescue, rehab and Equine Guided Education. Many of their horses are assessed as qualified to do EGE work in addition to whatever assessed level of training for riding they may have.
BIEN AMOUR aka “Big B” – $650
16.3h, 8 y.o., bay Thoroughbred mare with punch and personality!
This mare can move and she’s been re-trained and brought to good emotional and physical health since her brief racing career. She is a big beauty who loves to connect. Her previous foster mom, an experienced rider who worked closely with her for 3 months, says of “Big B:” This mare tries very hard to please. Her movements are gorgeous and I feel like I could sit her trot and canter for hours. She deserves a good job and a special bond.”
Here, Melissa Austin of HHH, shares a sweet moment with Big B after exercising her. This horse can go from an athletic workout to a kiss on the muzzle and not miss a beat. She would do best with an experienced rider or intermediate rider in training, as she is new to her second career after the track, but she has been cleared by the vet to do any discipline and seems a good candidate for dressage or hunter-jumper.
Below are some more photo highlights of Big B today. Videos available here: http://horseshealingheartsinc.org/bien-amour-3/
Please contact Melissa at Horses Healing Hearts to meet this gorgeous TB ready for her next career and new loving home.
Call or text: 415-260-2232
Washington Feedlot Horses
The feedlot in Zillah, Wa. has many horses and ponies for sale. The feedlot owner will sell them each week to a kill buyer on Fridays or Saturdays. A network of volunteers works with an assessor and photographer to post ads to try to find good homes for good horses. Visit Horsepower-TheMovie to read a detailed account of the assessment and sales process.
Many breeds, ages, size, levels of training – $500 – $850
Call or text 509-952-3866 to purchase!
More photos and listings available at: http://rebelsequinefeedlotsales.org/
FUNDRAISERS MAY BE IN PROGRESS FOR SOME HORSES WHO HAVE WILLING ADOPTIVE OR FOSTER HOMES IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE:
Visit ‘Another Sunrise Equine Fundraising Network’ for additional information. *Donations to fundraisers is at one’s own choice and discretion! http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Another-Sunrise-Equine-Fundraising-Network/227143870635192
The below assessments are offered as a courtesy only. A professional assessment or Vet check may be arranged at the buyers expense.While there is no mandatory Quarantine demanded, we strongly
suggest that all horses, from any source, be quarantined before they are introduced into an
A NOTE FROM HORSESFORTHESOUL:
I have received a number of comments which I have not approved for public viewing. I welcome comments with opposing viewpoints, and will post them if they do not include hostile judgments or unfounded assessments about the listings or persons involved in listing these horses.
I am not directly involved in choosing, assessing or photographing the horses on the feedlot. I voluntarily post these listings here because I believe in creating opportunities for horses and for people in as many ways as I can.
The prices do include a small mark-up to help cover the cost to the assessor and photographer, who has to travel an hour to reach the feedlot and then spend time working to assess the potential of the animals. If you are interested in going directly to Chuck Walker’s feedlot in Zillah, or any other feedlot or auction location and doing this work yourself, of course that is an option. My goal here is to raise awareness however I can about horses who have potential to offer more to the world than just becoming food for people through an inhumane transport and slaughter process.
My promise is to offer you as much about the current facts and situations as I can. Please submit comments with respect at any time, and I will do my best to post and reply when I can.