You can read each horse's bio below, as well as link to their Gallery of photos and videos.
If you would like to help, please donate and sponsor one of them! You can choose the amount you would like to give. $10 a month provides treats; $25 a month sponsors supplements and meds; $100 a month covers all of a horse's feed and hay; $250 a month is a full sponsorship for that horse. Any amount can make a difference! Sponsorship donations are tax deductible and your donation goes to help provide the very best care.
Slick is our newest addition. He joined the herd in November 2020.
Slick is almost 18 and was a working cow horse for the last 14 years. He developed arthritis and ring bone and can't work anymore, so he came to GRS to retire. He loves people. He is overweight AND a treat monster (so hence why he loves people - people have pockets and pockets have treats). We will be working on his nutrition, supplements, and medication to ensure he isn't hurting.
We would love to have someone sponsor Slick.
*Birthday: sometime in 2002
*Homecoming: November 13, 2020
Gabby is our oldest horse. She joined our herd in September 2020.
Gabby is a sweetheart and very unique. She is 29 and healthy, but she has an extreme sway back and is over 16 hands tall. She loves cookies and people. She came to GRS when one of her previous owners found out she needed a home, and found us through The Pegasus Project in Ben Wheeler.
We would love to have someone sponsor Gabby.
*Birthday: April 23, 1991
*Homecoming: September 6, 2020
Raie joined our herd in May 2020.
She came to us from Parker County Animal Control. She was in a herd of 9 who were extremely starved, and as she's over 20, they asked for our help. We began feeding her 4 times a day and giving her lots of attention. She blossomed and within 2 months was healthy and shiny.
She's a sweet girl with good manners, and we've started her on trail riding. She's in a pasture with Koni, and they are doing very well together!
We would love to have someone sponsor Raie.
*Homecoming: May 12, 2020
Romeo is our first official resident and our sanctuary is named in his honor. He is a beautiful grey off-the-track-thoroughbred. (OTTB) His registered name is “Golden Reward." Romeo was purchased for $30,000 as a 2-yr-old and ran 30 races in his career. While one of his parents won over $1M on the track, Romeo wasn’t as successful and was retired. There’s no history of his whereabouts from 2008-2015, just that he'd been in a pasture when a local stable bought him. He was neglected, injured, and not being treated, so I bought him as my first horse, my first rescue. And he started the journey that led to GRS.
Romeo will let you hug his neck and loves to trade “smoochies” for carrots. He really REALLY loves the vet, as he is capable of finding the most unbelievable ways to get injured on a regular basis. We think he just loves the attention.
*Birthday: March 9, 2002
*Homecoming: July 1, 2015
Bingo: TJ Bingo is a registered Quarter Horse who was a competition cutting horse. She won more than $25,000 between 2002 and 2006, and continued to compete until recently in amateur events. Her most recent owner was diagnosed with cancer and couldn’t care for her anymore. Since here, Bingo has been diagnosed with both Cushing’s disease and white line. The white line has taken months to clear up, but she’s on the right track! She is being treated for Cushing’s and we are watching for progress. Bingo is an easy-going sweetheart who’s happy to let the humans brush her, pet her, talk to her, and give her treats. She has earned the easy life in retirement!
*Birthday: May 6, 1998
*Homecoming: July 26, 2019
Gracie: Thank goodness for barn names, because Gracie was born Royal Pocos Sprat! Gracie had an unknown accident at the beginning of 2019 that resulted in partial paralysis and a myriad of other issues. She had a fractured skull and probably a fractured disk in her back. After a year of therapy and recovery, it became apparent to her “mom” that Graice needed to retire. Gracie’s mom sponsors her to be retired here at GRS. Gracie is a registered Paint and Quarter Horse, and has stunning features – the white blaze on her face and her gorgeous mane. She still has droopy features on the right side of her face, and her lower lip doesn’t work well, so it takes her a long time to eat. Her hind end is weak and she can’t lift her tail, so she wears a nifty tail wrap most of the time.
She isn’t in pain and she is happy when she’s out on green grass with the other girls. She has the sweetest nature you could imagine – a gentle soul.
*Birthday: April 2, 1999
*Homecoming: March 2, 2020
Jessie Jayne is a free spirit who loves people! She is a beautiful Arabian mix and is technically a pony at 14 hands tall. She is fast and can be very animated when she plays. She is loyal and really only wants to hang out with the other “girls”. She is extremely smart and keeps a sharp eye out for anyone who might have treats! Jesse Jayne came to us from the amazing Pegasus Project horse rescue in Ben Wheeler, Texas.
*Birthday: unknown, likely in 2009
*Homecoming: August 6, 2016
Poco was a trail horse at a B&B in the Texas Hill Country, but arthritis made it hard for him to handle the rocky, steep trails. So he was given to someone who had never had a horse before and ended up in sad shape on an unsafe property right on Hwy 281. “Uncle Frank” on our board of directors saw a posting on Facebook. “Aunt Amy” (also on the board) and I went to see him and we loved him. He followed us around like a puppy - a VERY large puppy. He came home and began filling out with quality grain, supplements, hay and green grass. He has allergies and had lost patches of hair. He’s now on Platinum Performance Allergy and has a beautiful coat and no itching. We’ve had x-rays done of his feet, and he has some rotation and the bones aren’t quite right, so he’s mostly retired with some easy grass riding. He has special shoes and boots, and gets Bute on a regular basis. He’s the largest of the geldings, but the most easy-going. He is the worst beggar and will give you a good nudge if you don’t hand-out quick enough.
He has the most fantastic trot and lope.
*Birthday: Unknown, likely in 2001
*Homecoming: June 19, 2018
Konsuela (Koni) is a 25-yr-old registered Holsteiner mare who is sponsored by her “mom” to retire here at GRS. She is still settling in here and has a large pasture that shares a fence with the other “girls”. She was a broodmare and never ridden, so we are starting some basic groundwork.
*Homecoming: March 7, 2020
Zeke is a sweet horse and he is registered as Tee Joe Buck, Zeke is the only non-rescue on the property. He’s a registered Appendix Quarter Horse who is calm, smart, dependable, and solid. He gives rides to toddlers and grannies! He’s the boss of the geldings and a beautiful buckskin. Eating is his favorite thing in the world and he will “sing” for his supper and will always nicker for a treat.
*Birthday: May 3, 2003
*Homecoming: April 18, 2017
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