Available for ADOPTION to a Forever, Loving Home
All of the horses who come through the gate at Phoenix Rising Equine Rescue and Sanctuary are seeking safety and serenity. Most of the horses remain here, protected for life. They are here for life often due to their special physical and/or mental health needs. Every once in awhile, there is a horse who needs the safety and serenity of our farm, but only for a bit of time. Every once in awhile, we are a temporary stop on a horse’s journey; we become a respite until their physical and mental health is restored. Every once in awhile, there is a horse who we believe could and should move on to a forever home of their own. Lucy is such a horse.
When Lucy arrived here at Phoenix Rising, she carried the ‘label’ of – NEGLECT. The human, who cared for Lucy previously, turned her out in a fenced area to fend for herself. For 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for months and months and months on end, Lucy had no shelter of any kind in which to seek refuge from the blazing hot sun, the icy cold, the driving rain, or blowing wind. She had little or no food except that which she could find on her own. She had little or no hoof care, dental care or veterinary care. She had little or no contact with humans or other animals.
While here at Phoenix Rising, Lucy receives regular hoof, dental and veterinary care. She receives healthful food [grain and dust-free hay or dengi] regularly, every day. She has her own designated space at the farm that includes a stall and attached outside paddock. She has grown to love her stall, from which she is able to come and go freely, all day long. At night, she is locked securely in that stall for security and peace.
Just as important as her physical needs, that are now cared for, are her emotional needs. Lucy, who in a former life was once isolated, now has contact with humans and other equine every day. Boy, she has flourished with that contact! Lucy has become a very social mare, loving to be in the middle of whatever is going on – grooming sessions, taking walks, playing games, hanging with friends [both two legged and four legged]. She is up for anything. She and Laddie, a Standardbred gelding on the farm, have formed a tight bond, creating a band of their own within the Phoenix Rising herd.
Fun and willing are words most recently used to describe Lucy. She is enjoying life, again, indeed!
Yes, life is now good for Lucy; AND, we believe she should have a chance to delight in life even a bit more…We believe there is someone out there who could take Lucy to the next level by giving her more individualized time and attention.
What do you think? Could you be that person? Could you open your heart and home to this girl who is so deserving and ready? Are you the person to whom Lucy is meant to connect for life?
Lucy is one of the lucky ones. She found her way to a loving, safe place and has been able to heal. Now, this healed girl is ready for the next chapter. Let’s make it a chapter well worth living. We have shed the label of ‘Neglect’ with which she arrived. Together, we can label her next chapter – ‘Forever home’. Please help us.
Getting to Know Lucy
Breed: Quarter Horse/Shetland Pony
Height: 14 hands [approximately]
Age: 18 years old [approximately]
Hooves: Barefoot [no shoes]
Ride: Broke to ride, not ridden in a long time. Will need to be refreshed.
Needs: Reactive airway disease [currently completely under control, controlled by feeding dust-free hay or dengi]
Adoption: Our adoption process will be discussed with parties on an individual basis. The process includes: visits to Phoenix Rising by adoptee to meet and interact with Lucy, a visit by a representative of Phoenix Rising to the environment where Lucy will live, follow up for life, and an adoption contract.