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People always ask me what makes this horse a rescue? Well, this page is designed to explain why I consider my horses rescues. I'm sorry if it might be a not so nice page, but I wanted to explain things clearly so you can understand why I'm so devoted to what I do and why my horses are rescues.

The horses in the photo's on this page are all dead, these pictures were taken the day before they died. Taken at the kill pens at my local kill sale. Normal everyday healthy horses most of them, some have problems and some are hard to handle and not for just anyone, but the majority are very nice horses. The killer (slaughter buyer) tends to like the young, fat, healthy horses more than the old or sickly horses and will pay a higher price for those horses. On the average he takes most of the younger horses at these sales. The sale that I go to isn't a bad place at all and many people don't know what happens there, most drop their horses and leave and never ask what happened to them or who bought them, very rarely do they even leave any info on the horses. So for the most part the horses I rescue, I know very little about any past history other than what the horse itself can tell me. More often than not the owner never bothered to leave papers, or never bothered to register the horse in the first place. That doesn't mean these horses are less valuable or lower classed than any other horse. They can be used for many things and they still breath, feel, love and fear

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The ladies in this picture inspired this page, they broke my heart, this page is the start of my web site and I will be adding many, many pages so please check back often. Especially through the winter months when I have more time to sit and write out the pages for this site. The ladies in the picture are a registered American Curly and her obvious longtime companion, a blind gray Arabian mare.

 

The horse in this picture is a registered 2 yr old Holsteiner gelding. I didn't have enough time to get the right connections to save this horse, I tried and sometimes things happen for a reason. The reason would be this site, this page a wake up page for those that don't understand the whole picture. When you take your horse to a local sale, it can be guaranteed that there are kill buyers there, my sale has 5 buyers at all times. When you leave your horse at any sale with no info, past history, papers, you can pretty much guarantee that, that horse will end up on the kill truck, slaughter in Texas and steaks in Europe. The part of this that makes me the saddest is it's the young horses that are most at risk. The baby that may have frolicked on your pasture last spring is now a delicacy in Europe.

Now, I'm not the type that doesn't believe in putting an animal down, don't get me wrong. I've been there many times over the yrs and I've done it without hesitation when it was needed. I will not ever let any animal suffer needlessly, I feel that's less humane than slaughter. However, when it's your friend that's been a family member for 20 yrs, don't they deserve the right to lay peacefully in your back pasture? Instead of dinner for some European person!

The slaughter process isn't pretty, the horses are crammed into trailers with no regards to safety, size, sex, age or injury. They're shipped long distances to the slaughter houses, unloaded into small pens crammed full of horses, sent down a alley into a chute where they use a bolt gun to the head to stun them, then they cut their throat and hang them and let them bleed to death with the heart pumping the blood out of the meat. Every horse on this page met that fate. When you purchase a horse from me, you save a horse from this fate. Every horse I have available is rescued from this fate, every horse that is placed leaves room for another horse to be rescued from this same fate. So YES, my horses are rescues, they're alive and breathing and waiting for the right person to love them and give them a good home..

 

From honored dead, we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave. The last full measure of devotion, that we here highly resolve, that these dead shall not have died in vain. Abraham Lincoln

You can always contact me at bree@drekster.com

I almost always have several horses, ponies and babies to choose from.

 

 

 

Home. |Horses needing homes | Ponies needing homes| Care Page | Feedback
Before and After| | Kill Pen |Slaughter process | CSU| Haulers

|Victory's Last Dance | Popcorn

Buster's Story/ Bad Horse/ Runty horse

Conditions of purchase | Our wish list

Contact Me at bree@drekster.com