Have you adopted a horse from us recently? If so, ReRun would love to hear from you. This page is dedicated to adopters sharing stories about their ReRun horse and show their new "off the track" lives with photos. We are hoping it will encourage others to adopt a Thoroughbred and experience what joy they can bring to one's life.
My journey started in January of 2004. I was pregnant with my second child and it was time for my best friend in the world, my mare Duchess to cross over the Rainbow Bridge. Duchess had been in my life since I was 11. We grew together, learned and loved. She taught me more about life and loyalty than any school ever could. I can't talk about her to this day without tearing up. I fear the allotment for an animal friend like her is one per lifetime.
Recently, I had been searching the auction houses and several rescues for a new horse. Not even sure how I came across ReRun, but I did and immediately applied. Before long I was visiting this enormous 17.2 hand mare named "Heated Seats" 3 hours from home in NJ. She was, and is, larger than life in so many ways. She is as correct as they get and as gorgeous as the day is long. I don't care where she has been, because I know where she is going.... and it's with ME!
I was approved for adoption and the process flew by, before we knew it we were trailering her home to NY. She is boarded less than 2 miles from my home. It's great because I get to spend lots of extra moments with her .... Like before work, after work ... during work (shhhhh!!). We decided to name her Fiona. She has quickly taken up residence as the love of my life. She is funny, fresh, opinionated, affectionate and loyal. Now I tear up just talking about her and truly feel she was heaven sent ....Maybe even by my Duchess. Everything happens for a reason and although I haven't had Fiona long, the bond grows stronger every day. I believe everything happens for a reason and she is here to teach me something and I, her.
I can't thank ReRun enough for helping me find what had been missing for the last 7 yrs. She truly completes me as a human and I can only hope to be half the human she makes me feel I am every time she knickers at me as I drive up to the barn. I have attached just a few pictures and will surely continue to update you.
Sir wickley "wick" is amazing and I am so grateful, along with my family, to have adopted this horse! Wick and I have grown together in so many ways and we both learn from each other! Thank you so much,
Danielle and Wick
I am so grateful to have found my forever friend, Saintly Sir. He is the sweetest boy and I love him dearly. He is not only sweet but willing, intelligent and absolutely gorgeous. His personality is like no other. He has recently started to run over to the fence when he sees me or when I call him. It's so cute and he seems to be so happy.
If it were not for ReRun, I would never have found him. ReRun has been wonderful throughout the entire adoption process and I'm sure if I still needed anything, the support would be right there. I would also like to give a special thanks to my friend Suzanne DeForne for her training expertise and the loving care she put into Saint. Thank you for everything and I feel blessed to have my precious Saint in my life.
Here are some pictures I had taken of Wyatt yesterday. Isn't he just the most handsome boy you have ever seen? His color is very dark bay, the light was on him pretty bright but from a distance he looks almost black, he is just gorgeous. He also has put on some weight and looks lovely. He was a little scruffy in the photos, but he is getting his winter coat, so it is hard to keep them clean. He is all I wanted in a horse and way more, he is just such a wonderful boy. I have been trail riding him a lot and he loves it and acts like he has done it all his life. That is the plan for the winter to just trail ride and have some fun. He knows my voice when I call him he whinnies and comes to me, he will leave the herd sometimes even to come to me, and he is very affectionate. Thank you again so much for saving him for me, I am sure I am the right human for him, I love him to pieces!!
I just wanted to take a few minutes to share with you how my adopted horse, Silky Gold, has been doing. I adopted Silky in July of 2000. I tried to make Silky into a Dressage horse but she never really enjoyed arena riding much. Took us 8 years to finally figure out a sport that we both love- Endurance and Competitive Trail Riding!!
This was Silky's first big Competitive year, and we ended up with 53 competitive miles and almost 200 training miles. She came up with a mild suspensory injury this August and we had to miss our last 3 rides of the season, but she has far exceeded my expectations of her in this new venture of ours. She completed her first 25 mile ride in June, in extreme conditions- riding in temperatures in the high 90's with 100% humidity, on the most challenging trails in Ohio!! I was a VERY proud mom!!
It has been quite a road for Silky and I for the last 10 years, but I can't even express how wonderful it feels to have both finally found what we love- riding the trails and competing with the tough little Arab's in the sport! It just proves that Thoroughbreds are so versatile and can do so much more than a lot of people think! I've attached a picture of Silky and I taken at our first competition of this year. As you can tell by the picture, we are a very happy pair! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to own a wonderful horse like Silky, and for the countless lessons that I've learned along our way. Silky has found her forever home with me and I can't imagine her not being in my life!
Call Seven, adopted in 2006, is well on the way of his new career. We rode our first First Level Dressage this past weekend at the Windy Hollow Hunt Dressage show. We placed first for Test 1 and second for Test 2. What a talented boy!
All the Best,