Available for Adoption
Give this girl the home she was told she would have.
Lovely Lucy In Need
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.
That all changed when she arrived at Phoenix Rising several years ago. While here, she transformed. With her physical needs attended to, she flourished emotionally. She is now a social mare, seeking connection to humans and other horses. Taking walks, playing games, enjoying grooming sessions, hanging out with friends – she loves it all. She is a great companion.
And, just when we thought it could not get any better…an exciting opportunity came Lucy‘s way. Lucy was sought after to be a part of a human/horse therapy program. How unexpected. How perfect. We were thrilled. What a happy ending…or so we thought.
Unfortunately, after waiting for over a year, the opportunity fell through the cracks. The program that was once going to be the answer to Lucy’s prayers has been unable to get up and running. Therefore, Lucy remains with us – with no prospects for the future. She is in need, again.
Lucy deserves the home she was promised. Let’s not let her down. Please, consider opening your heart and home to her. Or, help us find someone who can.
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 her.
Getting to Know Lucy
Breed: Quarter Horse/Shetland Pony
Height: 14 hands [approximately]
Age: Early 20s [approximately]
Hooves: Barefoot [no shoes]
Ride: Unable to be ridden. Is a wonderful companion, babysitter, and mother type.
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.