Meet Boone. This smart, big hearted and handsome horse was rescued by the Heart of Phoenix horse rescue in West Virginia. He was basically locked in a stall and left to die... we saw his story and our hearts were touched. We knew he needed to come live with us where we could show him people could be good, kind and loving. A place where he could learn and trust again.
The following video is of Boone's original rescue. We adopted Boone the fall of 2014. He was well underway in his recovery. Even though the Heart of Phoenix usually keeps horses longer into their rehab, it was love at first sight for us, so of course we ask for a vote of their board to reconsider their policy. Their board met, and since we had an ongoing relationship with their rescue it was agreed and the celebration started, we were able to bring him home sooner. During that time we were constantly in touch with them in regards to his rehab and documented all of his weight gain and any health issues.
Watch the emotional video on Boone's rescue below
As you can clearly see the transformation of this starved horse is truly amazing. From abandonment, to starvation, rescue and rehab, Boone is a survivor. Watching and helping with the task of bringing this horse "back" truly has been humbling, and life changing. The bond, and trust we have formed with him is deep. For this reason, and promises we have made to our rescue partners at Heart Of Phoenix Boone will always stay in our Santuary and never be adopted out.