Tresie is a 13 year old mare who was rescued from the wild in 2006 with a severely injured right hind hoof. After surgery and a cast for 6 weeks she recovered and is now completely sound. Tresie was adopted by a great family in 2012 but came back to CWHF in the spring of 2017 due to circumstances beyond the family’s control. We were so thrilled to have this lovely mare back on the farm, but we were even more thrilled when she found her new little girl. Grace is a member of the Wolfpack 4-H club and worked with Tresie under the supervision of our trainer. The Hampton family adopted Tresie in the summer of 2017 and she now lives on their Currituck farm with other horses, goats, and her best friend Grace.
Our sweet Noel was adopted by a wonderful family and is staying right here in Currituck County. Harrison is in the Wolfpack 4-H Club and met Noel during a meeting at the rehab farm. He and his mom Sarah spent several months getting to know Noel and their family decided that she would be a great addition to their family. Noel now lives with a couple other horse friends and a goat who she shares her hay with. Harrison is learning horsemanship and riding and Noel has found a home that is perfect for her.
Our wonderful Creed now resides in Asheville, NC with his new owner Jim Kelton and will take part in endurance riding. It was bittersweet to see him go, but we are very happy and proud of him.
Creed is a Colonial Spanish Mustang. He was born in the wild in May of 2006, north of Corolla. Creed is coming along nicely under saddle. He was trained at Mill Swamp Indian Horses in Virginia, where young riders enjoyed long trail rides with him, and he was praised for his athleticism and endurance. Herd Manager, Christina Boucher-Reynolds rode Creed in a competitive obstacle course challenge in which he performed admirably.
Creed stands at 13.3 hands tall and loves people.
Congratulations to Krysta Rutherford of Smithfield, VA.
Krysta and her family have adopted Marta (now named Katalina).
Katalina will be trained with the help of Steve Edwards, Mill Swamp Indian Horses.
ADOPTED Summer of 2013! Her new home and family are in Kentucky! Flicka is a beautiful chestnut mare with a flaxen mane and tail. She was removed from the wild because her foal, Felix, was in need of veterinary care.
Flicka has begun her ground training as is extremely sweet and calm. She is learning to lead, lunge, and pick up her feet. Flicka is 12 hands tall and will be an excellent horse for a child.
On June 29, 2012, Firecracker was found with an infected umbilical cord. For fear that without treatment, and possibly surgery, he would become septic and possibly die, Firecracker and his mother were removed to receive veterinary care. After a thorough exam by the veterinary it became apparent that something was also terribly wrong with his mother. She was shortly diagnosed with Red Maple poisoning, caused by ingestion of wilted Red Maple leaves. Her health quickly deteriorated and she was humanely put to sleep.
Firecracker has made a complete recovery and is being fostered in Smithfield, Virginia. Firecracker was born April 28, 2012.
ADOPTED Fall of 2013! Maria and Carlos were both adopted by the same family, and their new home is in Tennessee! It is reported that Tennessee pasture grass might just taste better than dune grass! Carlos was born in the wild and found abandoned in the summer of 2013. At the CWHF rescue barn, Maria and Carlos bonded quickly.
Maria was rescued from the wild with a severely lame left hind hoof in September of 2012. Maria is now fully recovered and has begun her ground training. She is learning to lead, lunge, and pick up her feet.
Maria stands at 12.2 hands. She has a kind eye and sweet disposition.
Rico was removed on July 16, 2012 with a fractured coffin bone and loose bone fragment. Surgery to remove the fragment only has a 10% success rate and a 90% of permanently crippling him. Instead of surgery, Rico’s lower right front leg was put in a cast for several weeks, and his status was monitored closely.
Rico can now put full weight on his injured right front hoof and trot without lameness. In fact, Rico is now fully saddle trained and can give rides to small children and small adults. He is in excellent physical shape, and he enjoys the company of people. He will let children pet him for hours at a time.
Born in 2009, Rico stands at about 12 hands and weighs about 670 lbs.
Meet Thunder, a beautiful bay Colonial Spanish Mustang gelding, removed from the wild herd in January of 2012. Thunder is a handsome three year old born May, 2009. He stands at about 12.5 hands and is still growing. From January 30 to May 9, 2012, Thunder was enrolled in the equine technology program at Martin Community College. He is now started under saddle and has excellent ground manners. As of September 4, 2012, Thunder will be living in West Virginia with his new forever family.
This is Ash, a two year old black Colonial Spanish Mustang Gelding, removed from the herd in January, 2012. He is an absolutely gorgeous horse with classic Spanish carriage, standing at 12 hands. Ash is currently being trained by our herd manager, Wesley Stallings, and is progressing very quickly. He now has learned to stand tied and for the farrier, load into the trailer, lead and lunge, bath, and much more! Ash is extremely gentle and loves attention.
Update: Ash has been adopted and now lives in Chesapeake, VA along with Solomon.