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FOSTER HORSES: PSEC is always open to taking in horses who are in need of a home due to owners inability to feed, care, afford, or need for the horse. Our program allows children to come to the barn to help care for the horses, and learn about proper horse care, nutrition, management, and finding proper homes for them. Children learn all aspects of horse ownership, as well as the mass responsibility and cost it takes to own one. Horses that are given to PSEC will be worked with by the student riders and trainers and then resold. The money that is obtained by the horses will then go towards paying for medical and nutritional care for other Rescue cases we take in every year, as well as also help pay for Summer Camp fees for some children who could not afford it otherwise and the care of our horses. All horses will be sold with contracts stating they cannot be resold at auction, or be sold to anyone intending on going to the stockyards or dealers. Homes will be screened to ensure the best future possible for the horses. Foster horses will not be allowed to be sold for racing unless the past owner agrees to those terms. Due to the nature of horse sales, we do not pass out info on buyers or people who have given the horse to the farm unless both parties agree. If you are interested in surrendering a horse to PSEC to place into the program, please feel free to call us!

Every year PSEC opens it doors to several horses and ponies that are in desperate need of nutritional care as well as love and attention. A majority of the horses we take in are severely underweight, or have career ending injuries. A few are given to the facility by owners who got in over their heads and are trying to do the right thing by giving the horse to people who can care for it properly.
Once the horses have gained a proper amount of weight, and are trained we sell the horses in order to pay and feed for another that we will bring in. 

Here are a few of the most memorable horses we have brought into the facility! 
Here are some of the rescue horses we have had in the past. Thanks to people who have given us horses that we were able to sell, we were able to afford rehabilitation on these guys giving them great homes!

POLLIE: Pollie was found May 21st at a stockyard sale. She was one of the many horses at the sale that night that no one even wanted to big $25 on b/c she was in such poor looking shape. Her hair was matted to itself, and she had her legs, and back area completely clumped up with old urine and manure. She had infection around the areas and open sores. Her feet had long been ignored and are overgrown by about 6 inches. She is in her early to mid 20's and has a untreated case of Cushings Disease among her many issues. Her left eye had an infection in it as well. We decided she couldn't stay there and have someone just take her because they heard the word "free" without considering the mass costs of caring for this animal and bringing her back to health, so we of course took her in.
First thing was to shave her once she got home. With the help of two students we found the pony under the mass amount of unkempt hair. Pollie waited patiently as we did this. When we were done, you could tell she felt so much better not wearing a HUGE heavy coat while it was 90 degrees outside.  We then spent time cleaning out and treating her backside. Then thanks to the help of Dr. Walker Brown, she was given the treatment prescription for Cushings. Her eye was flushed and treated as well and she will soon see the farrier. Pollie was surprisingly sound and loves kids!!! We will keep posting more of her progression and it comes along!

Pollie at Pick up on May 21, 2011

Pollie after 3 hours of shaving and grooming/cleaning

Niya was given to PSEC by a friend who had rescued her from a "rescue". The place she was being kept at was overrun by horses, with stallions running with the herd. There was no food to be found except some moldy hay, and she was extremely underweight. We took her and another horse Paddington from these people in. Paddington was a little more underweight, and after a week of trying to get him to gain and being on IV fluids, he laid down in his stall and couldnt get up. He had to be put down sadly within a few hours, but died with a full belly of warm grain and hay. Niya went on to gain weight rapidly, and turned out to be a beautiful horse. She was placed in a new home about 4 months after her rehab.


CHASE- Chase was taken into our program last summer as a rescue. His old owner had given him to someone who didnt take care of him, and when she got him back she asked us to take him in. He was very underweight, and was pulling on his riders and running when under saddle. We spent many months just putting proper weight back on him, and then found a bit he enjoyed to be ridden in. He is now leased by a youth rider, who he packs around, no pulling, no running anymore. He is jumping 2' courses and has been doing higher. He has a lovely attitude, is now very easy to handle and work with and has become very trusting.

NOV 2008:

HOLLYWOOD- "Woody" is a 20yr. old Appendix gelding whos owner was having trouble with his upkeep. He was underweight when he came, and had a badly infected wound in his armpits from getting hung up in the fenceline, which was treated with antibiotics for 2 weeks, and flushed daily. Today there are no scars from this, and he is fat and healthy teaching 5yr olds to 50 yr. olds how to trot, canter and jump. He turned out to be a wonderful horse, and has found a permenant home here at PSEC. I know you cannot see how thin he is in the picture, but he had an exposed backbone, all ribs, pointy hips. He was very underweight. More pics of him on our "photo album" link where you can see more.


Ellie is a 18yr old TB mare that was sold to someone who didnt understand proper horse management or care and they ended up almost killing her and several of her pasture mates. When she arrived, she could barely walk straight, and we were very concerned that her kidneys had started to shut down and would have unrepairable damage. After about a week of careful feeding, supplements, medications, Ellie finally perked up. She is far from recovery, but now has energy to burn and trots soundly around her paddock. She is gaining weight quickly, and should be able to be ridden in a few more months! 

30 days after arrival and already looking amazing!:

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