Bobo

Bobo was donated to HfH in 2019.  He is a spotted draft cross rescue and the biggest sweet heart around who loves to be groomed.  Bobo does have an issue with his airway and will tire easy when ridden for long periods.  If you would like to sponsor this big guy please go to our donate button and notate it when you make your donation.

Horses for Hope Celebrates 15 Years!

Horses for Hope will be celebrating 15 years of service this June!!  We will be holding this celebration event on June 16, 2018 from 6 PM till 10 PM at our facility (2909 Banks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603).  ALL folks who have had some connection with Horses for Hope, whether you were or are currently a volunteer, donor, therapeutic riding family, or in our riding lessons are invited to come to this free event.  We will have live music from the band 2Digh4, food and fun.  We will provide the dinner meats (smoked pig, chicken and hot dogs) and we will ask some folks to bring a side dish and desserts. Due to the number of folks that HfH has served over the years we MUST have everyone who plans to attend to RSVP via this link – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4caaae22a4fe3-hfh15year – so we can be sure we have enough to feed everyone.  This will be a fun family event – come fellowship with all of us!!

Snowdrop of Lexlin

DOB: 1/1/2008

Joined the Herd: April 20, 2018

Breed: Gypsy Vanner

Sex: Mare

Color: White/Black

Snowdrop is a Gypsy Vanner horse that was awarded to Horses for Hope from the LexLin Gypsy Ranch through their Gypsy Gift Horse program for PATH Int’l Therapeutic Riding centers.  Snowdrop is sweet as can be and LOVES to be with people.  She was born in 2008 in Wales, UK and shipped to the US in 2009.  She is used in Western and Therapeutic Riding Lessons.

 

Ellie

DOB: 1/1/2002

Joined the Herd: December 2017

Breed: Quarter Horse

Sex: Mare

Color: Bay

Ellie was was previously a ranch horse and came to us from Alabama.  She is a beautiful bay with a bald face and 4 white socks.  She is used in Western, English, Jumping and Therapeutic lessons.

 

Spirit

DOB: 1/1/11
Joined the Herd: May 2017
Breed: Welsh Pony
Sex: Gelding
Color: Bay Strawberry Roan

Spirit is a mischievous guy always looking to create trouble with Rocky – especially at feeding time.  When he first arrived he turned into a nippy kind of pony so the behavior sent him into our horsemanship training program to give him a better understanding about how he is to respect humans and their space. He is used in Western, English and Jumping lessons.

Cooper

DOB: 1/1/2013

Joined the Herd: 2016

Breed: Miniature Horse

Sex: Gelding

Color: Buttermilk Buckskin

Cooper was a rescue in reverse!  This miniature horse was extremely obese when he came to us in the summer of 2016.  In the first picture below you can see the wrinkles in his neck slightly turned – he was so fat he could not reach his side to get a fly. Cooper was also a cryptorchid stallion when he came to Horses for Hope. The surgery for gelding a cryptorchid stallion is $1,000 but the NCSU Veterinary School took him on as a teaching project for their students and he was successfully gelded at no cost to us. Thank you NSCU Vet School!

He is handsome now!

Volunteer Farrier Helps Horses for Hope

A new volunteer has come to Horses for Hope – his name is Joe Rotenberry. He is a Certified Journeyman Farrier that has recently come to this area. He has donated his services to Horses for Hope trimming our mini horses. We are thankful for his donation to our organization!