Once adopted, we always love to hear how our horses are doing in their new homes. We frequently get photos, emails and follow-up calls to keep us up-to-date. Adopted horses aren’t the only ones with success stories. Some of our sanctuary horses have overcome horrific circumstances and now thrive.
Below are just a few of these wonderful animals and how they are living a very happy life. Many more can be found on our social media accounts where new moms and dads often post directly to our page.
In his Mom’s Wedding Adoption Day Winning Ribbons In his Mom’s Wedding
I love this guy more than life itself. I have been lucky enough to find my heart horse or should I say he found me that day in the field. Dominic has grown into such the lively diva. His personality is larger than life and everyone says I found “me” in a horse. We enjoy growing together and creating lasting memories along the way! I Just love my big red horse and can’t imagine my life without him. I owe so many thanks to The Foxie G Foundation for making my dreams come true!
First Place Giving Mom Loves In His New Home Schooling in His New Home
Charlie Bravo A.K.A. Sulley, immediately captured my heart as well as everybody’s who meets him. Sulley came into my life during a time where riding was more a chore for me. After owning two horses that I didn’t click with, my confidence was pretty low. The moment I sat on Sulley everything changed. He brought back my love of riding and reminded me how amazing it is to have a connection with a horse. Sulley loves to please and is loving his new life as a hunter horse. He walks into the show ring like he’s done it a million of times. I am so grateful to have Sulley in my life and am grateful that my trainer and The Foxie G Foundation brought us together.
In the Kill Pen In the Kill Pen In the Kill Pen In the Kill Pen After Rehabilitation
Blum’s Rush is one of the kindest horses I have had the pleasure to work around. It is incomprehensible to me that she was facing death in a Mexican slaughter plant. No horse should ever have to endure that journey.
Bandit Loves Jumping Bandit Looking Handsome Schooling on the Flat Schooling Over Jumps
Even though he only has one eye, Gambit’s Delight, renamed Bandit, has been a wonderful horse. I turned him out for over a year, then started him back in the ring and on trails. He really loves jumping and has a great attitude and work ethic. He is happiest when he’s out and about doing challenging things. Thank you Foxie G for giving the racehorses a second chance at life!
In their New Home Jimmy Out on the Trail Call Waiting
We adopted Jimanator, a.k.a. Jimmy, in 2016 and Call Waiting in 2017. Foxie G is great to work with and the adoption process was very smooth. Laurie let us try several horses to make sure we found the right horses for us. She was helpful in answering any questions we had and even came out to the farm to help us work with Jimmy and trailer loading. To this day she is always available if we need her. We are very happy with our experience adopting from Foxie G and highly recommend them to anyone looking for their new partner or best friend! Jimmy and Call Waiting are full of personality and are the best of buds!
—Brittany and Adam
Pippa in the Kill Pen Seal the Deal and Pippa Pippa Seal the Deal Seal the Deal with his Mom Pippa in the Show Ring Pippa and her Dad Seal the Deal Competing
Foxie G helped me to realize a life-long dream of mine; to share my life with an OTTB. As a fundamental believer in adoption, I knew to look nowhere else than Foxie G when the time was right for me to adopt my first horse. Since my first contact with the Foundation, I knew this was an organization that is devoted to the well being of their rescues and passionate about matching their precious kids to the perfect forever home. I had already fallen in love with my gelding Seal the Deal from his adoption profile, but Laurie and the dedicated volunteers were so generous with their time and advice to make sure the match was right. They know their rescue horses like they are their own and are passionate about fitting them into their perfect home. Fast forward a few years, and my husband was ready for a Thoroughbred of his own to teach him the ropes of the horse life. Without question, we went directly to Foxie G to find the perfect match for him. We knew that Foxie G has rescues that are suitable for all levels. Once again, Laurie and the volunteers took their time to help my husband feel at ease trying out his new horse and helped us to feel that our choice was absolutely the best match for both him and the horse. Much thanks to Foxie G, we found our sweet and talented Pippa, who happened to be a kill pen rescue. We are especially touched by the work Foxie G does for kill pen rescues, passionately fighting for their second chance. Pippa is now a barn favorite, melting the hearts of all who meet her and strutting her fancy moves. We are forever grateful to Foxie G for the two amazing Thoroughbreds in our lives that always brighten our day, and who we cannot imagine our lives without.
Joey Sporting Mom’s Sunglasses Out on the Trail In the Dressage Ring Joey Taking Home Ribbons
I adopted Joey (JC name “Joribe”) in August of 2013. I was looking for a lower level eventing horse at the time, and I have always been a huge fan of the heart of an OTTB. While Joey proved to not be the bravest cross-country candidate and washed out of that career, he quickly became my partner and my rock and has followed me along on two 1,000+ mile moves around the country. Because of him, I have always had a friend where ever I have gone. His goofy character and larger-than-life personality attract everyone and have aided me in finding more 2-legged friends where ever I go as well! We are currently enjoying the weather in Arizona and pursuing a career in dressage (flower boxes are way less intimidating when you get to go around them instead of over). Foxie G has followed all of his journeys since day 1 and I can’t thank them enough for bringing this wonderful dude into my life!
Winning Ribbons Giving Mom Loves Taking Jumps Like a Pro In the Show Ring At a Show Posing with Mom
Irish Irene is the sweetest little grey mare! “Findley” or more commonly known as “Princess Findley” is living the spoiled unicorn life she most certainly deserves. Jordyn and Findley have been schooling and training with local Professional Trainer (and fellow OTTB fan) Scotty Sherman and showing at local Hunter Shows. They attended their first show at Morven Park’s new Hunter Series in spring of 2019 where they placed 3rd in several classes competing against some flashy Warmbloods! If you’re a hunter person, you know that’s always a win! Findley is always promptly waiting at the gate for breakfast and dinner and loves carrots, cookies, and belly scratches. Jordyn and Findley plan to continue showing, primarily at the local level, but have their sights set on doing Thoroughbred classes at the rated level in future.
Posing for the Camera Handsome Leap of Will Being Silly Loving Life with His Family
We adopted Will in 2015 and he has been an amazing addition to our barn. We are grateful to The Foxie G Foundation for securing his future after racing, and for matching us with the perfect OTTB!
—Megan and Sean
In the Kill Pen After Rehabilitation In Sanctuary Today
Coco Point started 71 times over his 7 year racing career and earned over $242,000. Despite this, we rescued him from a kill pen in 2017. Due to extensive arthritis in both front ankles, he can no longer be ridden, but he now enjoys his days in our sanctuary program.