Destiny


Queen of all she surveys, Destiny is a spirited, 12-year-old, black mare who now resides at the 3H horse rescue and sanctuary.  Two and a half years ago, Destiny was adopted by Julia, a psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma.  Julia observed qualities in Destiny that, given proper care and training, would qualify her to serve as Julia’s partner in providing equine assisted therapy to patients.


Prior to Julia adopting her, Destiny resided in another rescue at which Julia volunteered.  Destiny’s owner had been a young man who left for college, leaving Destiny behind with his mother.  The young man’s mother soon realized she was unable to provide the care that Destiny needed, so she surrendered Destiny to a horse rescue.


At her new home in the rescue, Destiny’s flashy style attracted a lot of attention.  Not surprisingly, after a short time, she was scheduled for adoption.  As is common with a lot of plans, however, Destiny’s adoption fell through.  Julia was on-site at the rescue when Destiny again became available for adoption.  Without any hesitation, Julia stepped up to give Destiny her forever home.


Today, Julia heads her own horse rescue and sanctuary – the 501(c)3, Humans, Horses, and Herds (3H).  There, Destiny flourishes as the number one therapy horse and lead mare.  She now has her own queendom and a herd to boot !

Tika

Elegant and smooth-gaited, Tika is a white mare who once was owned by a prestigious riding stable.  After bucking off one of the students, however, she was released to a horse rescue.  Tika’s sponsors moved her to the 3H rescue and when they reached a point where they could no longer support her, Julia offered to adopt her.  At 20-plus years-old, Tika has a grace and wisdom that suits her in her work as a therapy horse.  Despite her diagnoses of multiple cancers, Tika is a lively girl who is attentive and gentle with patients.  At her advanced age, she requires senior feed daily.

Joey

Sage

In the summer of 2017, the 3H rescue and sanctuary, saved Sage, a pregnant mare with a one-month-old foal, from a kill pen in Kansas.  Suspicion holds that Sage was stolen from a Navajo reservation and sold to the kill pen.  Sadly, Sage’s traumatic experiences, including the lack of food for more than a month, led her to lose her baby at five months gestation.


A beautiful sorrel, Sage was frightened, wild, and untouchable when she arrived at 3H.  Over time, she has relaxed under the gentle hands of the 3H volunteers and now allows them to groom her.  She even lets the farrier pick up and examine her hooves!  Sage’s troubled past still leaves her leery of most people, but the 3H staff have high hopes that continued gentle treatment will help her to accept the touch of strangers.

Ishena (Sweet Grass)

A sickly foal, Ishena was rescued along with her mother, Sage, from the kill pen in Kansas.  The 3H staff suspected that Ishena had been born in the kill pen and were concerned as to whether Ishena would even survive the trip to New Mexico.


Upon her arrival at 3H, Ishena was met by a veterinarian and subsequently diagnosed with pneumonia and rotococcus virus.  She also suffered leg deformities that led to a stagger.  Being a young warrior, however, Ishena fought for good health.


After months of treatment, Ishena now sports a shiny sorrel coat, has acquired good manners, is willing to be on a lead, and picks up her feet.  She also loves to be groomed and is the first to greet visitors!




The Mini's

Cody

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Spirit

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