Little Hope was part of the rescue mission to save the Herd of 41. This was a desperate cry out to save a herd that was dumped at Kill Pen in 2018. When a group of Angel rescuers band together they successfully saved them all. When Hope arrived at Stone Valley she was a young filly pregnant. Hope was to young to carry a baby so while the rescue patiently wait they prayed she wouldn’t loose the baby or even her life. When Hope gave birth her babies brain was not fully developed. After desperately trying to get the baby to feed unsuccessfully Terra the founder of Stone Valley rushed the baby to the nearest emergency vet. Sadly the baby did not make it. It took some time for Terra and Hope to recover emotionally, but together the came through to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Through the experience Hope and Terra formed a bond and Hope became a big piece of Stone Valley’s heart, and was adopted by the founder. #stonevalleyshope
I love Rayof’s story. Ray was part of the herd of 41 that Hope came from. She came here in November of 2018. She was pregnant when she got out of the pen but due to her malnutrition she absorbed the foal. She was completely unhandled and so afraid of humans after all she had been through. It took awhile to break through her walls, but she finally started letting us in. We continued to work with her through 2019 and most of 2020. After giving her all the training we had the ability to do we determined that the training she needed was beyond our capabilities. We had her halter trained, but stalled out shortly after that. We were glad that through our work with the Arabian Rescue team we were able to close friends with Holly Keller Noel who has an amazing training center Wishful Acres Training Center in PA. We had her transported there, and In less than half a year they had Ray under saddle and adopted into an amazing home.
Rosebud “Rosie” was pulled from the Stanley pen in AR in July of 2019. She came to MI a few months later. She had some major herd bound issues that we worked on, but other than that she was already trained to ride. We worked with her and added some weight to her and she was adopted in May of 2021. #stonevalleysrosie
Missy is one of my personal favorite success stories because she was adopted personally by my daughter. Missy was one of 53 horses that went through the local auction in Gaylord MI. It was a camp horse sale and she was the only Arabian. As we watched the high horses prices as the first horses went through we did not think we were going to need to pull her. She went cheaper than almost all the other horses, even the ponies. we got her for $700. My daughter instantly fell in love with her. Since then they have been great partners and this beautiful girl has helped Josie turn into a confident rider. She has been adopted by daughter ( technically myself). #stonevalleysmissy
Luna was pulled from Stroud OK kill pen in December of 2019. She was in pretty rough shape. She gained weight and came up here in July of 2020 with Candy her best friend. They hung out together and got some riding in and were both adopted together in September of 2020.
Candy was part of a herd of Arabians mares that went through the Stroud OK kill pen in March of 2020. She came up here with Luna in July and enjoyed some riding time and went to a couple of shows. She was quickly adopted and went to her new home with Luna in September of 2020.
Mac was an local owner surrender in Spring of 2019. We gave him some time, and had a lameness issue checked and determined that he just needed some hoof care and he turned into a sound, healthy riding boy. He was adopted later that spring.
In January of 2020 there was a gelding posted at Kaufman’s in Forney TX. The Arabian group sent half bail to hold him after a week. 4 days later he still had no home so we raised the funds and took him. The second photo was of his pickup, the next two were in quarantine. Shortly after that we were contact by an amazing lady who wanted him. Once he was ready he was transported to CA and then headed to HI. He settled happily into his new home, a few months later and has been thriving since.
Cherokee was pulled from the Elkhart auction in June of 2021. He was ridden through but was so skinny. They said he was a playday horse. He was adopted out of quarantine, and is now in his new home in TX. His name is now Zander. #stonevalleyscherokee
Ozzie is a 16 year old Arabian gelding who was pulled out of the auction in Unadilla NY auction. He is gentle and Loves attention. Ozzie is 15 hands and we have submitted a DNA test on him and are waiting to get the results back. He has a beautiful unique spot on his belly too. He was adopted and is settled into his new home.
Comet was pulled from the Cleburne TX auction in July 2021. He was well trained and just needed some TLC. We brought him to MI, spent some time getting him back to the beautiful horse we knew he was under that neglect and he was quickly adopted and happily settled into his new home in PA. #SVRHComet
Moon Dance was pulled from the Elkhart auction in TX in September of 2021. We soon realized that he had gone through the Kaufman kill pen in January of 2021. This is something we hate to see.. While in quarantine we found out how well this boy rode. He was adopted shortly after his quarantine was finished and will never see a pen or auction again. #SVRHmoondancer
Magic was pulled from Kaufman’s in TX in March of 2021. He was one of 8 horses dumped in the pen. He made the journey to MI in June and finish his rehab. This boy is so sweet and smart. Once he was ready he quickly found his new home. #stonevalleysmagic
Silver was pulled from the auction in Gaylord MI in September of 2021. He did not need much training but he diffidently needed some maintenance. We got him up to date on everything and he was quickly adopted and went to his new home in early December 2021. #SVRHSilver
Lola was saved from the kill pen in WI in August 2021. A beautiful 12 year old mare, she was about to ship, so we stepped up for her. She road well and quickly found her forever home. She went to her new home with Silver and Zues un December 2021. #SVRHLola
Zues was pulled from Kaufman’s kill pen in September of 2020. This beautiful gelding though he is 21 years old is still full of love and life. Once he was rehabbed and we evaluated him and realized how great he was he was quickly adopted in September of 2021.
Alyssa was saved from the kill pen in TX, not once but twice… That is when we knew she needed to come here and get out of the cycle so when we pulled her in November of 2020 she came from TX to MI. This girl was and is a challenging one. Someone had done some damage to her. It took awhile to get this girl to trust under saddle, but we finally got her there, and in May of 2022 with the support of a great horse family this girl was adopted and found her own girl to love her.
Zander ( LX Zander WLF) was pulled from a low end auction in IL in May of 2021. This beautiful gelding sold with a single bid placed on him, just to try to keep him out of danger. With his papers in hand, it did not take much to get him ready. He found an amazing show home in FL in December of 2021 where is getting ready to show how amazing he is.
Handsome was saved as a stallion from the IA kill pen in September of 2021. This boy was young and beautiful. Shortly after he was gelding he found a great endurance home in December of 2021.
Cimmaron is one of one of those horses who touches the heart of everyone who meets him. This beautiful boy was pulled from the Unidalla NY auction in May of 2021. We were bid up by a kill buyer. This boy was blind in one eye, and got strangles from the auction. He spent 10 days at New Bolton Vet Hospital. Once recovered, he went to our amazing partner training facility Wishful Acres Training Center. He spent a few months there, where everyone who met him fell in love. He was used as a lesson horse there until he was adopted in January of 2022.
Bella ( Mama Mia) was pulled from a slaughter truck in the Cleburne TX auction parking lot in September of 2021. She came to MI in December. We did a DNA test on her and it came back she is actually Mama Mia WP beautiful registered mare with amazing lines. So also rides like a dream. Once evaluated she found an amazing home in MN in June of 2022.
Ella was also saved from the parking lot of Cleburne TX in September 2021. We did also do DNA on her but it came back with no results. We believe that she is actually Bella’s unregistered filly, based on the info that we were able to track down on Bella. Ella came up to MI with Bella in December. She also rode well and was adopted in April of 2022.
Luca has an amazing story. This boy went from one kill pen to another, forgotten to get loaded on the truck. The pen he was originally posted in was in VA and it was a new page, by the time we saw him he had been marked as “Shipped”. Knowing what we know about the pens and the people involved, we knew he would ship through Bastrop, so we tried finding him, but believed we were to late. After 30 days there was a transporter there picking up, and she messaged us about an Arabian who was tagged to ship. We quickly contacted the person who runs the pen and was able to get him out of there. Once we saw the photos of him we realized that it was the same horse and we had finally found him. He was starved and beaten up but he was alive. This was June of 2021. He recovered and gained some weight and came to MI in November of 2021. He was still skinny at that time. We got some weight on him, and started riding him. we could instantly tell that he had some training in his past. Once we posted him, and took him to a show he was quickly adopted in June of 2022 and has his own girl to spend the rest of his life with.