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April 8, 2024: Red is now available for adoption. Scroll down to read more about the circumstances by which he came to SAIN. He is full of personality and energy, in a really great way. He's got a bit of knee and hock arthritis, but he is pasture sound. He'll make an awesome companion horse, friends.

Red is a Quarter Horse gelding, estimated to be about 22 years old and standing at 16 hands. He recently joined the ranks here at Skagit Animals in Need. He is a gentle, well-mannered fellow. Only slightly underweight when he came to us, he did have some loss of muscling along his topline from lack of work and, as is nearly always the case with horses who come to us, he hadn't seen the farrier in a while.

He came in with some thrush and rain rot -- but nothing too serious and we expect it to resolve with proper care and shelter. He also had conjunctivitis. This Quarter Horse gelding has not had great dental care -- his teeth are super worn, so we'll be supplementing his food with mashes of soaked pellets to help him put on and maintain the right amount of weight. He has since had a proper dental.

He is currently on Equioxx for some lameness. As with all horses new to us, we're keeping a close eye on him in foster care.


Lovely Shakira is an Arab mare, one of two Arabs who came together to SAIN on June 16, 2023. She and Khalil were both born on their prior owner's property and have lived their entire lives there. We are told she is about 19 and was a broodmare. Neither had seen a vet or farrier on a very long time. As far as we know, she was never started under saddle.

Shakira is putting on weight and looking good. Best of all, she's becoming more relaxed and friendly and enjoys attention. We've had a trainer working with both Khalil and Shakira, gettting them reacquainted with picking up their feet in preparation for their first farrier appointment in some time and -- success! -- the appointment went great.

January 2024 Update: Shakira has become quite snuggly since coming into our care, and is currently in training for basic handling and trailer loading.

Once she has learned a few more life skills, she will be available for adoption as a companion/pasture pet.

March 2024 Update: Well, she'd done it! Shakira has learned to load and ride in the trailer, so she's ready to find her forever home as a companion horse/pasture pet.

We recently received new information about Shakira’s history, including her registration information. She
is registered as Bahijah, and was foaled on 4/6/04. Her last foal, Buckminster Bey, was born in 2018,
and is currently owned by Sanoma Blakeley, who is the youngest female to with the Tevis Cup (at age
18, in 2019), which is a one-day 100 mile endurance ride through the Sierras. Shakira’s dam was also
Khalil’s granddam, making him her nephew. Shakira’s sire’s sire was Thee Desperado, an influential
Straight Egyptian Arabian sire whose portrait was made into a Breyer model

Now available for adoption!

Handsome Hopper came to us from Save a Forgotten Equine (SAFE). This Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse gelding was part of the Graham 27 horse Pierce County Animal Control seizure in November of 2022. We have great admiration for SAFE and have been partnering with with them in horse rescue when we have capacity.

Hopper is approximately 20 years old and 14.2 hands. He sure doesn't seem to have let his run of bad-owner-luck get him down. He's quite adorable, sweet, and friendly. Social and inquisitive, he's always interested in making new friends.

His natural second gear is set to gait rather than trot. This easy-going guy has been diagnosed with Cushings, so he needs daily medication combined with a low sugar/starch diet.

hopper standardbred gelding
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