Penelope

Penelope

Penelope

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    Name: Penelope

    Type: Haflinger Pony

    Color: Palomino

    Markings: Lightning bolt brand, Blaze

    Sex: Mare

    Birthday: 12/30/2001

 

Penelope was used in kids’ rodeos as a “bucking bronco” and then sold off. Since bucking is the only thing she knows, it made her dangerous for most homes, so she found her way to Red Bell Run through The Circle of Friends rescue group in Oklahoma. Penelope has Cushing’s Disease now and receives medication and monitoring for this disease. She has a very unique mark on her shoulder that looks like a lightning bolt. Penelope is now the Hilltop Barn mascot and hangs out with her best big friend, Shelby Ann.

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Emmie

Emmie

Emmie

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    Name: Emmie aka Mabel Esther

    Type: Mule

    Color: Chestnut

    Markings: Star

    Sex: Mare

    Birthday: 12/31/2003

 

A frantic phone call on Easter 2016 about a pitiful red molly mule going to slaughter was how we met Emmie. Skin and bones, in a halter cutting cruelly into her face, Emmie needed help right away. We persuaded our hauler to fetch her immediately and began the refeeding and rehabilitation process. Today Emmie lives happily with her friends at the Hilltop Barn. She is one of the sweetest mules you’ve ever met! 

Emmie before RBR

Emmie Before

Lacey

Lacey

Lacey

Lacy

 

    Name: Lacey

    Type: Horse

    Color: Dark Bay & White Tobiano

    Markings: 4 Stockings

    Sex: Mare

    Birthday: 1/1/2012

 

“The first picture I was sent of Lacey was heartbreaking. In it she stood, her blind companion dead at her feet, starved, deathly ill with “kill pen crud,” and abandoned. She had the defeated, hopeless look of an equine who is leaving this world behind. My heart just stopped. We immediately facilitated her rescue, and with the help of several equine lovers, our talented vet, Dr. Grace Owen, a long stay at a vet clinic during which our friend Janelle visited Lacey daily, and months of rehab before she could travel, she miraculously survived. Today, the hope has returned to her eyes and she is happy and healthy at Red Bell Run.”

– Mary Adams, Founder of Red Bell Run 

 

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Lacy before RBR

Lacey Before

Lacy in pasture
Shelby Ann

Shelby Ann

Shelby Ann

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    Name: Shelby Ann

    Type: Belgian Draft Mule

    Color: Flaxen Chestnut

    Markings: Star

    Sex: Mare

    Birthday: 12/22/1996

 

Shelby Ann knows no strangers! She is often referred to as Queen of Red Bell Run and her sweet nature is apparent to all who meet her! She is a 25 year old Belgian Draft Mule who wows visitors with her height and stature as she ambles over to get an ear rub (by far her favorite thing second only to eating). If you offer to rub them, she will lower her head way down to encourage you.

What we know is that Shelby Ann pulled a plow for most of her life and the old couple that had her could no longer care for her due to the infirmities of their old age. She was rescued from an almost certain fate from the feed lot by Circle of Friends in Oklahoma and is now here at the Sanctuary to live out the rest of her life in well deserved peace and bucolic beauty. Shelby Ann’s situation underscores the importance for owners to provide for the needs of their animals after their own incapacitation or death.  

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Jolene

Jolene

Jolene

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    Name: Jolene

    Type: Thoroughbred

    Color: Bay

    Markings: Blaze and 4 white pasterns

    Sex: Mare

    Birthday: 3/30/1999

 

Jolene is a bay Thoroughbred who lives at our Hilltop barn. When she arrived at Red Bell Run, she was extremely head shy. After working with her closely, she now loves to be groomed and scratched. Jolene suffers from thin soles and wears special boots to make her comfortable. Photo by Ibach Media.

 

 

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