The Santa Rosa 14
On June 16, 2007, a Santa Rosa County man voluntarily surrendered 13 Tennessee Walking horses to Panhandle Equine Rescue when he could not meet court-ordered compliances.
These horses had never been handled, vaccinated, de-wormed, or had their hooves trimmed in at least three years.
The horses were discovered by neighbors after some of them escaped their pasture in search of water and food.
Two stallions were kept separate by tying them on short tethers, one to the bumper of a truck, and the other to a stake in the ground. Their halters have left permanent indentations in their faces.
09/19/09 UPDATE: Star has been adopted by Terri Stallings of Tallahassee, FL!
04/02/08 UPDATE: The Santa Rosa 13 can now be called the Santa Rosa 14. One of the 13, Sterling, had a colt on 4-2-08. Her foster mom discovered the colt when she went out to her morning feeding. We are so relieved that Sterling was rescued in time to become healthy enough to carry and deliver a full term baby. We have named the colt "Wonders Never Cease" and will call him Wonder. He is a bay with four white stockings and a wide blaze on his face like his mother. He was born at the right place. Sterling was in training with April Violette, whose expertise is with horses that have never been touched. This baby will be bomb proof!
6/30/07 UPDATE: The Williams family of Molino, FL have adopted Ebony, Shadow, and Lucky!