Tony the Llama.
Jewels is an aged Registered Welsh mare documented 30 years old and has been at the Sanctuary for more than 10 years. She came to us very blind, in spite of this she is a wonderful trotting drive pony. She responds so well to the reins, she is a fun drive. In the winter it is hard to keep the weight on her, so she has a special menu with her supplements.
This is Finally, Jeannie S’ first foal, born in New London a Trahkaner X too. Wonderful conformation. Loved to jump. Came to the Sanctuary when he was 5 with a with badly infected scratches. We fixed that. He was born in 1998. Great horse in the ring. He has the very best training before he came. But he does love to go on the trail.
Robbie Smith donated Art to the Sanctuary, he was born in 2000. He had a lot of racing problems when he came which included a Bowed Tendon, Capped Hock, Foot Abscess and a locked stifle. It took me a while, to get him sound for his job at the Sanctuary. We love him so much, he has been our poster boy quite a lot.
This is Mira, a Lusitano Xbred. Lovely high stepping gaits, jut perfect for Helena and the Autistic crowd.
Standardbred Gelding (1997)
Dawson came to the farm as a 2 year old stallion, not suitable for racing. He was gelded and we started his ground training. At three he was ready for the trail. He has a wonky stifle, so we have to do a lot of miles to strengthen the ligaments and muscles. He is a sweetie under saddle and also in harness.
Obie is a Standardbred and has beautiful gaits. He competed in dressage, He was very unhappy about jumping. The did not even like the cavelleti’s He was born in West Prince and came to the Sanctuary when he was 8. He was born in 1998.
Obie was entrusted to our care a long time ago by Natalie Aresenault. He can do everything, but does not like leaping. But in the past Katelyn did wonderful dressage tests with him. He is a mover. He is a wonderful Standie.
The nicest Standardbred mare. This is Northwinds Bunny and is from NB, When she was a foal she was brought to the Vet College with her mother. Both had very serious wire cuts. She was abandoned when she was losing the hoof. But the interns grew a new hoof wall in the year they were at the Vet College, Dr. Webster boarded her at the Younkers, and then she came to the Sanctuary when she was a year and a half. She was born in 2001.
Newfoundland Pony Mare, Guestimated age of 40 plus
CJ came when the owner (he was 75 years old) just could not handle another winter looking after CJ. His question was how long do ponies live? I have had her for over 20 years. CJ has no upper teeth, but Tony’s donation supplied the beet pulp that has kept her sassy all winter.
HB Dandy – Standardbred Gelding (1984)
HB Streeter – Standardbred Gelding (1987)
Both these boys were donated by Trailblazer Krista; Krista had both boys since they were three. They have done everything and are nice old fellows to go down the trail. Streeter is great in
our chariot. Krista finished her Ag Science Degree at NSAC and then had to go away to work. Krista is galloping Thoroughbreds in Florida in the winter and Canada in the Summer, what a life.
Shetland Pony Mare (2000)
Dropped off August 2003, kicking squealing and biting. Very unhappy pony. Does not like males, forks and rakes. The story that came with her; she was abused. Trailblazers are working hard to gain her confidence. We hope to have a driving pony by the summer of 2005.