1.5 years after rescue
If you haven’t heard his story, you HAVE no idea. . .
Because Every Horse Should Have the Chance to be Part of a Fairy Tale
This image is part of the Heart of Phoenix Calendar Session series for Equus Libero: The 2016 Heart of Phoenix Rescue Calendar
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Tater Tot in his foster home waiting for the right child smile emoticon (On Left)






August 6 at 11:18pm

V-ANNA after her vet visit today



Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue 3rd Annual Horse Show!
October 24
Winfield Riding Club in Winfield

This is coming up fast!





Kismet looking awesome in her adoptive home





Thank you to Appalachian Hoof Care and Patrick King Horsemanship for a great clinic today!

One of our board members, Sonora, and an officer, Susan Sunday, attended for Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue, INC and took Ellie along.

It was a great clinic, they said!






Happy to report 15% of the state’s counties are sending 1-4 ACO officers to the Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue ACO equine training event so far.

This training event is open to all animal shelter workers in WV, Ky and Ohio free of charge.

Please share with any animal control officers or sheriff’s departments you know that may be interested.







August 8 at 7:31pm

V-Anna smile emoticon

Check out Paisley in training with Olivia Dixon

She is adoptable! www.wvhorserescue.org






Rudy is growing up! (right)

This boy is now ready to start undersaddle!

We need a sponsor to get this boy started on the next chapter of his life.

Remember, if you can Sponsor his training, which is $400 per month, you will be giving this guy the most awesome gift that will last him for decades!

To learn more about where he came from, visit his video here:


Thank you to his foster, Barbara!








1. Solid Equine Background

2. Within ONE Hour of Huntington, WV

3. Longterm dedication to fostering for Heart of Phoenix

4. Willingness to let each horse you foster for HOP go when a forever home comes in order to continue to foster
We also look for fosters from established boarding facilities for reduced full board (a MAX monthly cost paid is $150) for our horses that are rehabbed and ready to find a new home!

We cover ALL vet care and farrier care. We ask fosters to cover hay and grain for a tax deducation; however,

We will consider fosters that need all costs covered monthly up to $100 for hay/grain per month.

All HOP Foster horses come to their foster UTD on coggins, vaccine, hoof care and floats!








Check our Ferris in training. He is adoptable now. 16hh. NSH – hunter/jumper prospect, but he also enjoys trails


Another great photo of Kelsey riding Ferris today.

This boy is SOMEONE’s Hunter/Jumper prospect –

He is 11 years old and a National Showhorse.

He is for the experienced rider.

16hh or so tall.




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Susan Sunday and I spent the bulk of the day moving rescues –

While at her barn, where 5 HOP horses are fostered, and 3 adopted HOP horses are boarded. . .I noticed Grace’s stall chalkboard that tells those working her name and feeding schedule. . .

I noticed what her lovely adopter wrote on her board, and It was so very perfect, I had to share.





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We have waited almost a YEAR to announce this. . .

Jake Fiddy is adopted and now in his new home.

Tell me THIS isn’t what he has waited his entire life on, eh?

It was worth the wait.

(9/07/14 – Rescue Date to 8/11/15 – Adoption Date)

Thank you to The Historic Abbot Farm and Patrick S.!

Just WOW!




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Finally, much more obvious improvement for V-Anna. . .given how bad she was, this is really still easy to see improvement.

She has her tear ducts flushes, and they are really much improved, too!







As a reminder…

If you save labels from Nutrena products and mail them to us, we get money back from that!

Please mail them to:
Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue
PO Box 81
Shoals, WV 25562






Ferris is quite popular while in training with Adkins Quarter Horses





If you want to help with the work we do and the lives we save, please consider making a donation.

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If you would like to volunteer and offer your assistance with horses or events, please apply. We gladly welcome anyone who would like to donate their time to help.

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Do you have an open spot at your home or barn you would be willing to let a rescue horse occupy until they find their forever home?

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Considering adopting? A short application is required as well as references. Please follow the link below to read more about the adoption process:


If you would like to see our available horses, there is an up to date list on our website.

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Thank you so much for your continued support!