In 2012, 55 neglected Thoroughbreds were seized from a ranch in Powell Butte. Responding to citizen complaints of malnourished animals on the ranch, Crook County sheriff’s deputies arrested the ranch caretaker, seized 11 horses and assumed care of another 44 horses and 16-18 cattle left on the property.
Equine Outreach took in 35 of these horses. Some were off-the-track, others were brood mares.
Of the 35 EOI took in back then all but 8 have been adopted. These 8 beautiful horses are still with us and awaiting the perfect home. When they came in, most were emaciated, but they are all healthy and well-fed now, although some are older or have some lameness issues.
All of these lovely mares are available for adoption. And even though from a distance they all look alike, they all have very distinct personalities. Come see for yourself.
Contact us if you would like to meet one (or more) of them.
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Bonbon- (Mare) Thoroughbred 1994 15.3 hh BonBon is as-sweet-as-can-be and gets along well with people, kids, dogs and other horses. She has fantastic ground manners. Bon Bon has a lip tattoo, indicating that she was a race horse at some point in her life. Thankfully, her racing days are over now. She needs continued training, but would love to give you the pleasure of a nice, easy ride.
Casino- (Mare) Thoroughbred (Registered, "Asti Casino") 1998 15.1 hh Casino is a registered Thoroughbred ("Asti Casino") and she has a racing record with the Jockey Club. She does not trust easily, so she's looking for a very special person. She cannot be a solo horse; she needs the companionship of at least one other horse. She has a patient and kind personality, and she would love to be a part of multi-horse home to be a Companion Horse.
Dark Star (Hag Bag)- (Mare) Thoroughbred (Registered, "Hag Bag") 1994 16 hh Yes, we know, "Hag Bag" isn't the most flattering Thoroughbred registered name, but as you can see, this mare is really a beauty! Now called Dark Star, this lovely girl is kind and gentle and would love to have a new home with you as a Companion Horse.