Current Rescues

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Our Destiny

  • Name: Our Destiny
  • Foaled: 2017
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Color: Chestnut
  • HH: 16
  • Injury: Sesamoid Fracture
  • Rescue Status: In rehabilitation. Sponsor needed
  • Disciplines: TBD

Our Destiny is currently in rehabilitation. He came to us off of the track with a fractured cannon bone that will require about 5 weeks of rehab. His predicted prognosis is sound for trail/pleasure riding. We are proud to work in part with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance to assist in rehabilitating OTTB’s and finding their forever homes. Our Destiny is sweet and curious about his surroundings. He is settling in well at RVR.

Return the Sugar

  • Name: Return The Sugar
  • Foaled: 2019
  • Sex: Mare
  • Breed: Thoroughbred (OTTB)
  • Color: Chestnut
  • HH: 16.1
  • Disciplines: Pending Rehabilitation
  • Rescue Status: Sponsor Needed

Sugar arrived to RVR on April 29, 2022 after retiring from the track. She had surgery to remove a chip from her left knee. Sugar’s rehabilitation program currently has her on stall rest.

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Billy the Kid

  • Foaled: 2002 (Estimated)
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Breed: Arabian
  • Color: Grey
  • HH: 14.2 1/2
  • Disciplines: TBD
  • Rescue Status: Sponsor Needed

Billy arrived at RVR Horse Rescue in March. He was surrendered to RVR due to an unfortunate family circumstance. We were contacted by local authorities assisting the family to see if we would be able to open our doors to him. Billy is adjusting very well to our rescue and is being showered with love from our volunteers. Upon arrival, Billy was checked over by our veterinarian. He is estimated to be in his early 20’s. Once he is able to have his dental completed, we will be able to better estimate his age. Billy does need to put on some weight. He will be closely monitored by our vet as he begins his feeding program to ensure the weight is safely gained. We will continue to evaluate him and see what his capabilities will be upon the completion of his rehabilitation.

Hardee

  • Foaled: 2016 (Estimated)
  • Sex: Mare Breed: Paso Fino / Florida Cracker Horse
  • Color: Grey
  • HH:
  • Disciplines: TBD
  • Rescue Status: Sponsor needed

Hardee arrived to RVR Horse Rescue on March 8th, 2022. She was found roaming Mosaic property in Hardee County. The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office was able to secure her in a safe location while they waited to see if her owners would show up. When she wasn’t claimed, RVR offered to take her in and assist with her rehabilitation. Our veterinarian is guessing that Hardee is between 5 and 6 years old. She is currently being treated for low grade ulcers and is otherwise healthy. RVR is working closely with the vet to ensure she is on the right feeding program so that she safely puts on some much needed weight. We will continue to evaluate her and see what her capabilities will be upon the completion of her rehabilitation.

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Louie (Alfred the Great)

  • Foaled: 2016
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Breed: Thoroughbred
  • Color: Bay
  • HH: 15.3
  • Rescue Status: Sponsor Needed.
Louie is recovering from a prior injury to his fetlock. He will be in rehab for about 3-4 months before he’ll be ready for his forever home. His predicted prognosis is sound for trail/pleasure riding.

Gunner

  • Foaled: 2009
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Breed: Pony
  • Color: Dark Bay
  • HH: 13.3

Rescue Status: Sponsor Needed. Fostered off-site.

Gunner and his best buddy, Halo, are a dynamic duo! Gunner is currently in rehab for laminitis.

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Mr. T

  • Age to be determined
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Breed: Arabian
  • Color: Grey
  • HH:
  • Rescue Status: Partially Sponsored
Mr. T is a senior Arabian gelding who arrived Friday, April 9, 2021. He is severely emaciated and neglected. Thankfully the owner’s family contacted us immediately when the owner passed away and they saw Mr. T’s condition.

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