Ever wanted to start a horse rescue? At the Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT), we can relate! However, even people with the best of intentions can be caught off-guard with the endless scope of animals in need. Without the proper organizational structure, fundraising, care expertise, and leadership, “rescues” can quickly go from helpful, to needing help. Their resources dry out but they can’t seem to refuse the constant requests to take in animals, easily escalating to situations of neglect. This is the story of how we came to meet the horse, Time To Ponder.
“Time” was pulled from a “rescue” that went under but didn’t stop accepting animals. Emaciated and traumatized, Time survived on a minimal diet of dog food and filthy water in a trash-filled yard. She watched as horses around her died of starvation and were left for her to stare at night and day. She and five other equines were lucky enough to survive—and came to us for rehabilitation. After months of care, this nearly three-year-old is healthy and ready for a loving home, her special name recognizing her graceful spirit.
Time is a well-mannered filly who loves people despite her terrible past. She will be the first to greet you in the pasture, desperate for human attention! She has wonderful ground manners including standing for the farrier, leading, trailering, and being blanketed. She even accepted a saddle no problem the very first time. We see this girl doing amazing things in any direction someone would want to take her. At just 14.1 hands tall, she can clear 5 foot hurdles – jumping trainers, look out! All she needs to move forward is a kind human of her own.
To see Time and other adoptable horses at reputable rescues around the country click here!