Equine Sanctuary For Senior Horses

In the fall of 2021, our nonprofit started out as a dog rescue in rural Washington State. However, in just a couple of months, it was clear that our community needed helping rehoming retired senior horses. In the spring of 2022, we took Skarner into our care.

Skarner is 20 year old Arabian gelding. He was surrendered by his owners to our partner rescue when they could no longer afford to pay for his care. 

Skarner came to us in the spring of 2021 from a White Phantom Horse Rescue. He was surrendered by his former owners who could no longer care for him. Upon arrival, Skarner had a dull coat and was underweight (he looked beautiful to us). Skarner happily dances around his beautiful retirement pasture. In the winter he always has free choice hay within reach.

Today, Skarner roams the acreage in our sanctuary without having to worry about food. He receives farrier and veterinary care as well as senior supplements targeted to his needs. 

Update: Skarner has a new friend. Meet Big Girl. She's a retired thoroughbred mare. Unfortunately, her owner passed. The owner's herd of beautiful horses were left in a small muddy area with very little food and water. Once again, White Phantom Horse Rescue took 2 horses into their care. Unfortunately, it was too late for all of the horses except for Big Girl. Even though she was surrendered with a body condition score of 1, she wintered well and came to join our Arabian gelding in the spring of 2023. She has a lot of hoof issues that we are working through. Our vet has her on antibiotics in an effort to clear up thrush.

Senior Horses
Retired in Okanogan County

Help our rescue care for Skarner, Big Girl and other animals in our care. Donate using this link.

May 2022
Skarner continues to thrive. He is now joined by a Off-Track Thoroughbred (OTTB) mare. Streak came from the same horse rescue Skarner came from. She is about 22 years old. She was surrendered with a body condition of 1 (severely emaciated) with hooves that were not cared for for 2 1/2 years. White Phantom did a superb job of nursing her back to health.

Now that we have assumed care of Streak, equine massage therapy, farrier care and vet care are being scheduled. She is stiff in the hind legs and may have some gut issues. Please donate towards her care using any of the following links:

Streak and Skarner in their furever home:

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