Yesterday, Sophie and I made a trip to her new home! It’s not far from the rescue and she has a new friend named Dancer. Dancer is a 30+ year young TB that lost her BFF (who was also 30+ years young) a few days ago. Their human mom raised them from babies and Dancer was very, very sad with the loss of her BFF.
A few days ago, one of our vet’s and a farrier, referred Dancer’s owner to us in hope that we would have a horse that could pal up with Dancer – but it had to be just the right horse – a special horse with the right disposition. When I learned of the circumstances, I truly believed that Sophie would be a perfect match and invited Dancer’s mom to come spend time with her. She did, and I saw a new friendship take roots right away, so we opted to give it a try!
I explained to Sophie what was going on as Suzanne helped us get her ready for the short journey to her new home. Sophie walked right onto the trailer with me. When we arrived, she walked off, looked around, and then looked at me as if to say, “I think I’m going to like it here!”
Dancer became more animated by the second and we let the girls meet over the fence. Then we hand grazed them for awhile. When I felt the time was right, we took our leads off and the girls walked off like they’d known each other for years. It was a warm and wonderful feeling!
I stayed for a couple of hours and watched the girls and chatted with Sophie’s new mom – it certainly didn’t seem like we were pretty much strangers. We have a lot in common and could’ve talked for hours. With every adoption, our family just expands!
And so, a new chapter in Sophie’s life begins.
This was Sophie when she came to us in 2015. She was skin on bones and had terrible teeth and feet. With proper TLC, Sophie blossomed into a beautiful and happy mare.
Why did it take so long to find her a home? It had to be the right home and it takes as long as it takes to find that perfect match!
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Beauty’s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue Inc. is a 501(c)(3) grassroots Non-Profit Organization registered in the state of Florida (EIN: 20-4783950). We are not funded by Local, State, or Federal funds. We operate totally from donations from the public. Please consider making a one time or recurring donation to help the horses. No amount is too small and all donations are very much appreciated. Donations are tax deductible.
Beauty’s Haven was awarded Verified status by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) in 2012. GFAS is the only globally recognized organization that provides standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries. Awarded November 2014 Equine Hero and 2017 Eagle Rare Life Award for Heroism. A Guidestar Exchange Silver Participant and a GreatNonprofits Top Rated Non-Profit in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.