Our Horses

Listed on the drop-down menu above are just a few of our horses.  A complete list is below.

Since its beginning in 1999, Horses’ Honor has rescued over 500 horses. Our current capacity is up to 25 horses at one time. The stories of just a few of them are linked above.

Almost all of our rescue horses are senior citizens–horses that have been abused, abandoned, or neglected and are finishing their golden years in beautiful pastures with buddies instead of in a slaughterhouse.  Some horses still remain in the private pastures that have been generously donated by caring residents of Auburn, but most of the herd now resides in the beautiful rolling hills of the new property in nearby Lincoln.  Niña and Eric live on the property, which makes it easy for them to grab a cup of coffee and check on the horses early in the morning and throughout the day.

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Our pastures in Spring

The horses are divided according to feeding needs. Some are entirely on hay; some are entirely on senior pelleted feed, and some are on a combination of hay and senior feed. Niña and Eric check on the horses every day, remove fly masks, check eyes, worm, and look for any injuries. All horses receive copious amounts of love and lots of attention. Niña and Eric give scratches, rub their necks, caress them and talk lovingly to them.  All of our horses – many of whom had been malnourished – are now plump and shiny.  Local farrier and vet care are discounted and paid for by donations. The horses are all friendly and personable. Although their pasts are often disturbing stories of neglect and abuse, they have known nothing but love and kind attention from Niña and Eric — true horse whisperers–and they trot to the fence line to greet their caregivers for hands-on affection and a treat or two. bobbingforapples3

Our current horses (updated August 2017) 
Brushwood and Twiggy, two ancient endurance horses.
Angel, age 20. Grade Quarter Horse.
Tohono, 1/2 Andalusian, age 22.
April 2017April, age 20. 1/2 Arabian, 1/2 Saddlebred
rubyRuby, 37 year-old Mustang mare, and Cookie II, a blind, 33 year-old appy mare.
Cookie 2017Cookie, Quarter Horse mare, age 25
Beauty 2017Beauty, age 33
Venus 2017Venus, Arabian mare, age 27
Sabrina, mustang mare

Sabrina, mustang mare

Sabrina, mustang mare, age 32
3donksThree donkeys: Cassie, age 34 and her babies: Candy, age 28, and Petey, age 26
Tycho1Tycho - 23 year-old Arabian.
cassandra-2013-09-smCassandra – 24, Thoroughbred
Rckie, Oct. 2014

Rckie, Oct. 2014

Rickie – 15, Quarter horse
Dolly – 26, Quarter Horse
sam4-smSam – 26, Thoroughbred, former dressage horse with almost severed tongue.
Yazzi, Oct. 2014

Yazzi, Oct. 2014

Yazzi – 10, Mustang
Cheryl – 30, Arab bought for $55 at an auction–emaciated.
Cherokee, Oct. 2014

Cherokee, Oct. 2014

Cherokee – 18, Mustang
One-Eyed Buddy, Oct. 2014

One-Eyed Buddy, Oct. 2014

One-Eyed Buddy, 16 years old. TB off the track, rescued from slaughter at three years old, skin and bones. Lost eye in accident. Nice guy.
Katy, Oct. 2014

Katy, Oct. 2014

Katy - 26, an Arabian
Perry - 26, an Arabian