Our boys were approximately 4-5 months old when we rescued them from auction, the product of nurse mares (bred, born and discarded so "better" foals can be cared for by their mothers).
They were well handled by us each and every day before they were relocated to one of our foster farms. They are doing well in a small herd of other colts and Chico, a Canadian stallion who is another Rescue. These boys were rescued from auction together and have spent every day together since, they are now yearlings and are doing VERY well.
Yogi the taller and lighter of the two colts has a blind spot in his right eye, which does not hinder him in anyway and Boo Boo the smaller and darker one was thought to be a pony cross, but after having blood work done and a veterinarian assess him, it is believed that Boo Boo was starved while in utero and weaned way too young. Boo Boo will always be on the small side because of his start in life but we refuse to allow that to be a reason for him to have a safe forever home full of care and love.
Because these special boys are the products of Nurse Mares, we will never know their history before we rescued them at auction; we will never know their full breeding. Both Yogi and Boo Boo can make someone very happy given the time, patience and understanding while they learn, train and grow. Boo Boo will require a blanket in the winter, possibly a stall and grain or extra feed.
We visited the foster farm and visited our boys, who are doing amazing, living outdoors with a stallion, 2 colts, a Shetland pony and cows. Yogi was such a baby, he followed us around and had to have all the attention, and he was licking our shirts and nibbling our pants, such a sweetheart. Boo Boo was a bit shy but after being in the paddock with them for about 20 minutes he would approach for some soft pats and a good scratch.
Their adoption fee is $375 CDN for each, but we would really like to see these two boys go together.
If you can offer a home to both these guys together their adoption fee is $600 CDN
Picture is of YOGI.
Please inquire for further information about Yogi and Boo Boo.
All Rescue horses are available for free lease or foster. By free leasing a Rescue horse it frees up a place for the rescue to assist another horse, pony or donkey in need. That could be an owner surrendered equine or an equine currently in a feedlot waiting their turn on the truck that will take them to slaughter.
If you are interested in free lease or fostering please contact the Rescue and find out how you can help us give another equine a Second Chance.
All our adoptable equines will be adopted out on an adoption contract and are micro-chipped after the successful completion and approval of an adoption application. Please contact the Rescue for an adoption application today.
Trailering is adopters responsibility. We can reccomend some trailering companies if needed.
Company / Facility:
Segunda Vida Equine Rescue -
We are York Region's only equine rescue. Conveniently located minutes from the 404 Highway South East of Newmarket, ON.
All equine being adopted will be microchipped and the adopters will sign an adoption contract.
We are not breed specific and can accomodate mares in foal, foals, minis and heavy's. Our goal is to: Rescue - Rehabilitate - Retrain - Rehome
We also offer layovers for horses being shipped and heading through York Region, please contact us for details and prices.