Danny Boy - deceased May 13, 2017.
Several years ago a beautiful stud colt was born on a breeding farm deep in Missouri Fox Trotter country. Unfortunately, this boy was born with "windswept" syndrome, a condition that caused his back legs to hit together when he walked. At that time the problem could have been fixed, but the breeder chose not to do it. Instead he gave Danny away, telling the new owners he would "grow out of it." He didn't. After several unsuccessful surgeries, Danny succumbed to his congenital physical impairments. God had only shared in Danny's enthusiasm for life for a little while. He was released to go play at the Rainbow Bridge with straight long legs. He was laid to rest at the MFMN property at the sanctuary. He will live on in our hearts. We were blessed to have him for as long as we did. He taught us so much about unconditional love, patience and perseverance.
Phoenix came to us in such an emaciated state that it was touch and go for several days as to whether he would pull through. He was a victim of severe neglect but through it all he was such a sweet horse, so easy to work with and so grateful for our efforts to help him. As he became stronger he gained weight and became such a ‘personality’ around here and had such a funny sense of humor and made us laugh daily. He touched all of our hearts and became a quick favorite of all of the volunteers. He was thriving and feeling good and very happy and we were thrilled. Unfortunately we found him one morning laying down – he had passed during the evening with no warning…….it broke our hearts! He will always be special to us and we are so grateful that we had him in our lives for even a short time! We miss him every day! Rest in peace, sweet Phoenix!
ZANE: Zane came to us with another older blind mare. They had been together for years and arrived here when the owners could no longer care for them. He loved all the attention that he received and was a big, kind, sweet gelding. He passed away at one of our foster homes – leaving ‘’Cassie” to find another caretaker. Thank you Zane for being part of our lives and showing us what a wonderful horse you were. Miss you! Rest in Peace Zane!