Ruby Red - owner Sarah writes;
Two years ago I began my search for my first horse. After searching high and low for one that accommodated to both my budget (since I had to buy her with all my own money at the age of 12), and riding style, I found a mare named Ruby Red. A week or so later, I was trailering my first horse home. "Kate" and I have grown together so much in two years. She brings me so much joy. I cannot thank Second Chance Stables enough for the lifetime of smiles Kate brings me. I couldn't have asked for a better horse.
Cruise was a gentle young TB gelding who came off the track to us, too slow and too laid back to race, we trained him as a hunter/trail horse. He was rehomed to a man who 's pasture flooded during Hurricane Debbie. We took Cruise back from him and his feet were rotted from standing in a water logged field. It took us 3 months to get his feet anywhere near in good shape. Once he was riding and healthy again he was rehomed to a young couple who are marine biologists and felt with his name he was meant to be with them!
Bridgette and John Froeschke
This is Capone, he was a young Appendix gelding who was dropped off to us un-announced. He was very very thin with dreadful skin. After 3 months rehab and plenty of meds and good food we began to ride him. He was bright and very willing. Capone took to jumping like a duck to water. He was rehomed to an incredible family with 300 acres on the east coast.
Sergeant Pepper was 4 year old 17.2hh standard bred pacer, he was tied to a feed store in the middle of the night as he was no longer useful. The next morning he arrived to us, up side down in the trailer and half starved. When we opened the door of the trailer he was lying down, but reached his head out to eat grass!
Pepper had a huge swolen knee, so bulbous with fluid it was pressing on his other knee. We had the knee drained and cauterized, then wrapped for a few days. After months of care and food we then began riding this gentle giant, who in his young life had only known abuse. He was so sweet and loving, he was eventually placed as a therapy horse.
Norma Jean was an 8 year old beautiful grey TB mare, she had a huge Melanoma the size of an orange under her tail. With Fran & Gina assisting at 10pm at night, we had a sugeon from TN remove this. She now jumps, trails and is loved & happy.
Richard and Eileen were unusual clients, Richard saw one of our horses advertised online but lived too far away to come and see her. The sale was done over the phone and the horse was delivered. Richard loved the big 17hh flashy mare but Eileen was a beginner. They then bought another, quiet quarter horse for her and we sent our hauler down to deliver her and give them both lesson. This the letter we got back;
Candy Crush was a gorgeous young paint gelding who we had last year, lots of people wanted him because he was a looker, in the end he picked himself a 13 year old girl. This is what he is doing now, Great to get updates!
Beau was a 17.2hh TB gelding who came for rehoming. He was just starting to lose weight but arrived in time to get back to looking and feeling great quickly. He was such a loving and willing horse. He was placed with a lady who had been looking for a tall horse with a speacial personality.
William story was a rehoming situation. His owner Donna had rescued this big guy and had him and loved him for4 years but never ridden him. She wanted to him to have a job so he came to us for training and rehoming;
Little Man was a horse that came for rehoming, he was no longer wanted as he was not going to make a barrel horse. He went to a teenager to live happily ever after
I have been meaning to let you know how happy we are with Little Man! He has so much personality and my daughter is so attached to him. When she's not riding him she plays hide and seek with him and rides her bike around the outside of the fence and he runs with her on the inside, it's so cute. Hope all is good with you and will send you a picture of Madi and Little Man. Thanks for a great horse!
Freckles came to us as terrible head shaker, we discovered he had ear mites. This was quickly treated and cured!
hello its been almost a year since we bought "freckles" (now known as Chip) from you! hes been so great, i couldnt have asked for a better horse. we been doing 2'6 courses and he has jumped up to 3'3. he can do automatic changes and bend and get right on the bit. ive already shown him twice and we've gotten reserve champion..he can smile and give kisses too! hes been absolutely wonderful and im never going to sell him! just wanted to update you! i attached a few pictures, and some are from the show we just had yesterday! we got a 2nd place in wtc pleasure, 2nd in 2' hunters, and a first in 2'6 hunters out of 5 people!
Rebel, palomino Morgan gelding;
Hi Nikki, Just wanted to send you an update about the horse I bought from you " Rebel".
He has gained probably a little over 100 lbs and is looking stunning since he shed his light hair. He is a beautiful golden boy!
Now feeling like the young man that he is we have noticed his energy level increase and he is quite the adolescent!
Worked on ground manners and have been trail riding him. Converted him from plow rein to neck rien with a little practice. He is a smart one! We will be going on our first camping trip to the Swaunee River next month.
Also plan to attend a clinic with Tommie Turvey at Liberty Ranch in Brooksville in Sept. Very excited about that!
Thank you for your kindness in finding and saving horses that might have otherwise perished. My sister was dying from cancer when I found Rebel and she passed away a week after I got him. He has been " my therapy".
I am attaching a photo of him so you can see how gorgeous he turned out!
Sincerely, Tana Ellis