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Evaluating the Rescues and New Rescue Arrived!


(Facebook Post 6-23-2018 by Nealia)  The new horse for Saddlebred Rescue will be here today as the people at the sale went to a horse sale in Pa. to buy more horses to resell in their sale in NJ. I would think we all should get smarter and go to sales and bypass the middle man.

That being said we had quite a large group of people out today, so several of rescues were brought in the barn and tested by my customers. Stand outs today were SBR Cocoa who Brianne rode and made him looks so easy and kind to ride. Cocoa does three gaits and canters well. This cute bay gelding seems to be much happier in a stall where he can avoid the bugs and not have to share his hay. It is funny to me how some horses thrive outside and others really love the condo (stalls) life with all of the amenities (grain, hay & water plus room service).

Kori S. our 11 year old rider was already on SBR Latte when I got to the barn and to say she really really really likes this horse is an understatement!! Latte is such a kind horse and really seems to love people a lot. Every time a see a horse like Latte I wonder why he even likes people, as he can in very thin and looked like he lost his best friend. I guess shipped from sale to sale and handled by people who look at you as if you were garbage takes a toll on some of this horses. In Latte's case he went from Trash to Treasure quite literally as he is in my eyes a star for a lesson program.

Jessica K. one of our 17 and under riders rode King Candy after her rides on some of the show horses. King Candy is a gaited horse that came to use as a beloved driving horse from the King family. This family has called us on maybe 5 horses over the years and they have even come out to visit the horses at SBR to see what we were all about. This is one of my favorite place to buy horses from as their horses receive proper vet care and they have really nice tastes in Saddlebreds. King Candy has a shoe off so he was a little mixy gaited, however he tried his best to do what Jessica was asking and in the end he had another one of my riders to love him. KC would make a great 5 gaited practice horse with the right work, and shoeing. This horse has papers so he may even be a nice show horse at the smaller horses. By the way (no surprise) KC loves people.

We had several more Treasures work today but if I wrote about everyone this post would turn into a novel !! Please share this post and feel free to comment all of this helps facebook get this post out to more people.




Saving One More Horse!


(Facebook Post 6-22-18 by Nealia) It has been busy here at Saddlebred Rescue, tomorrow we will be picking up the the new rescue a bay gelding that all of you raised funds to save. Once this lucky horse gets to SBR he will have a list of things that need to happen to start his rehab process. While he is in quarantine he will wormed, if he has not temp he will be get his vaccinations to help keep him healthy and he will be get good hay and grain to help him start the feel good process. I think his feet may be sore or the shoeing is past due so that will also be checked out as to how soon he needs shoeing work. I keep my fingers crossed that this gelding just needs a reset and does not have a lameness issue!! It would be wonderful if this horse could find a sponsor help with these costs.

During the quarantine time (which is 30 days if all goes well) we try and put off teeth work, evals and anything that might compromise a true quarantine. Pictures can be taken but the real beauty shots must wait. SBR policy is horses should not be placed or evals done until quarantine is finished. So the first 30 days will cost about $300 feed and bedding, $10 for worming, a normal reset with corrections and new shoes around $100 plus, vaccinations $75 to $100 plus, if we do DNA (which we will be doing on this horse) $150. This all adds up but it is important to do these things as that is the right way to treat MANY HORSE!!

Let's see if we can start something new with this horse by helping with the cost of care of this horse, even after the rush of saving this horse. I will promise to do my part by following this horse with frequent updates and candid photos. Anyone who sponsors with DNA will of course get a private message on who this horse is.

Please comment if you have any ideas or thoughts on what I can do to help or ways of helping us do the best possible job to get this horse a home. As always PLEASE SHARE THIS POST!! The more shares and comments is one way facebook gets out to more people.

PS I am sorry I cannot find one picture of this horse as it seems to have disappeared on facebook. We will also need a name for this horse. Thank you Anne Juratovac!


Updating Horses Available for Adoption 6-19-18


(Facebook Post 6-19-2018) We are updating the page Horses Available for Adoption on our website so take a look! Take a minute to review SBR Augustina and SBR Soldier. Both were chosen this year by the equine department at Rutgers Univeristy for their RUTH program or Rutgers University Teaching Herd that competed at the end of their 3 month program at the Rutgers Ag Field Day in late April this year. Saddlebred Rescue has been part of this program for several years now and donors ASHA of NJ and long time ASB owner and exhibitor Mary Elias have sponsored these horses for the Rutgers program each year.

To make a donation to the rescue you can send a check to our official address at 6 Meadow Cliff Lane in Hardwick, NJ 07825 or click on the Donation Station link below to make a credit card or PayPal donation on our website (credit card services via PNC Bank).


Nancy said is was a lot of work . . .

Nancy and Maryta with others have been organizing and running the annual Brunch and Auction during Louisville for the rescue.  It is our largest event of the year and we try to raise funds to support the operating budget.  They have done a great job.  This year they have turned the reins over to a new committee and I have been more involved than usual.

I will have to say I have been putting in days at my office at home.  Thank god I worked myself out of another part time job in early June otherwise this would not happen.  Judy Lowry our new committee chair divided and conquered putting several people to work on different areas.  The committee made some changes for 2016 and hopefully it will be success.  Tuffy Owens is the master of ceremonies and Kathy Weems other than organizing the layout of the auction is working with the hotel to make sure the people at the tables are the closest proximity to the stage and sound system.  It should all work.  The auction tables will be set up earlier and people can come by the day before and take a look at what we have.  We plan to have printed lists of items for people to take with them.  Did I say Judy added a limited Live Auction as well.  She did and it should be fun.  Tuffy is going to run that.  So this year to be more organized at the registration table we designed new brunch tickets that will be issued to all purchasers.  Your auction number for both the silent auction and live auction will be pre assigned with your tickets.  I came up with an original design so that the number card that you keep for the Live Auction is large enough to see.  Thank you Staples for the support to get that done.

Talk about auction items they are great.  Two stud fee services this year to Nutcracker's Nirvana and to Callaway's Bluesman who will not be offered to the public in 2017.  How about a tour of the farm and visit with the Triple Crown winner for a group up to 8?  Melissa Moore donating time to work with you and your horse. Camp and riding lessons from WingSwept Farm fro 2017.  Also a camp offer at Kierson Farm for 2017.  Also to be in the auction solid 14 k gold custom ASB cuff links.  Okay you Bear fans Northern Trust has donated 4 places in their sky box with all the extras for the Christmas Eve game this year.  What an opportunity! Then there are items donated by Harley Davidson, Walsch Harness, Winners Circle and more.  It is best to get your tickets to attend but we will have options for some to bid remotely you just need to let us know.  The easiest and best way to immediatley contact is is through the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it email address.  When you email us this way several of us on the team get the email at the same time.

We have also worked on better marketing the event through magazine ads, an ad in the Louisville show program and better use of social media.  Hope to see you there.  Oh by the way the Brunch is at the Crowne PLaza Louisville on Thursday August 25th ay 11 am.  Also if I have time I will start adding pictures of auction items on this website under the Brunch and Auction tab.



Louisville Fundraising Event 2016

For 2016 we will have a new committe to plan and run the Louisville Brunch and Auction.  Place and time are the same at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Hotel on Thursday morning the week of the Championship Horse Show.  Expect some changes in format this year with details to be announced.

All recent auction donors will be contacted to thank them for their support and to invite them to be part of the fundraiser this year as well.  Enhanced advertising will get the word out beginning with a  "Save the Date" mailing to many in the SBR industry. If you want to donate, support or volunteer until we have our new committee announced please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Thank you.


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