In January of 2013, Quinn arrived from a mud lot in Milton, WV. She was blind and about 11 years old. She was so adapted, we didn’t realize she was blind for over a day. She doesn’t see shadows or light at all. She was adopted in the fall of 2013, but she was returned in spring of this year.

Quinn came back around the time Stirrat arrived actually. March of 2016, he was seized, along with Drogo and Sansa, from Marion county. He was a skeleton. His feet were a mess. He had extreme ringbone, and after a trip to Rood and Riddle,  we learned he would never be sound to be ridden. He was pasture sound, though, if he had plenty of turn out.

Placement of horses like these are essentially impossible, as a rule, but time and chance sometimes align.

Our officer, Susan Sunday, had been talking to a friend of many years who no longer rides. Ms. Darst had recently lost her last two horses of over 30 years. She mentioned to Susan she missed looking out and enjoying horses, as they had been a part of her life for decades.

Susan, always thinking of a way to find a horse a home, mentioned these two beauties. It never hurts that both are striking, truly.

Today, a dream came true for them, but it is also a dream for us, as we have all loved Quinn so long. She is so special. And Stirrat ran off with dozens of hearts upon arrival.

They will live meandering about in lovely pastures and being doted on pets for the rest of their lives, though of course HOP is always here should they need us.

They will be “Trigger” and “Silver” with Ms. Darst, and we all thank her for giving these dears the Happily Ever After they deserve. . .

Today. . .is the start of the rest of their lives of leisure.

BECAUSE every horse deserves a chance to be part of a fairy tale.