Ripped from his mother's side, Arro was slowly dying of starvation when Rainbow Meadows went to court to win possession of this sweet, young boy. Fortunately, when reunited, Arro immediately found comfort and nurishment from his dam.
Caught in the vicious cycle of neglect, this beautiful buckskin mare, Athena, and her striking foal, Gaea, suffered greatly. Severe emaciation, heavy parasite infestation, unkempt hooves, and poor dental care all contributed to their misery. Athena is a very calm and docile mare who is willing to please. She went to her forever home in August 2009. 10 years later, Athena is back at the rescue through no fault of her own. The unexpected death... more
Ava’s dam, while pregnant with Ava, found herself in jeopardy and her future uncertain with her current owners at that time. Luckily, a kind soul stepped in and purchased the pregnant mare, providing her safe haven. Ava’s arrival was unremarkable, and this lovely Cremello mare had a great start in life. However, she was born visually impaired, creating a need for some additional assistance from her owners. Even with that impairment, though,... more
Blaiz has spent the last few years as a pasture pet but when his owner fell on hard times he was lucky: He was not hauled to a sale barn or sold to a killer. His owner loved him and approached Rainbow Meadows to take over his care and find him a new home. Blaiz is saddle trained and has a lot of energy.
Born and bred by her previous owners (but never registered, though parentage is known), Brecken was the “best friend” to her owners daughter. As the daughter grew up and became a mother herself, Brecken remained very important but the time and resources to start her under saddle was unavailable. With a young toddler and a second child on the way, a relatively mild, but time consuming injury to a hoof was daunting. It became imperative that... more
In October 2008, Breeze Future Poco (a.k.a. Breeze), a registered Quarter horse mare of highly desirable bloodlines, and her one-month-old filly, Misty Breeze (a.k.a. Misty), were taken to a Nebraska sale barn. Breeze was slated for sale to slaughter and the auction owner reported that if Misty wasn’t purchased as well, she would be shot after the mare left. Fortunately, a former killer buyer saw potential in the mare and made a point of... more
The daughter of a captured BLM Mustang, Celeste was born and grew up in a pasture with no human interaction. Her dam, Rena, had been abandoned by her owner and left with no care, even as a life grew within her. Luckily, the green grasses and a nearby pond provided Rena with the nourishment she needed to bring the healthy filly to term. Because of her abandonment, Celeste had many baby lessons to learn, but she has proved to be a bold and... more
Cookie was relinquished by a previous rescue operator who had owned her for an estimated four years but had not been successful in providing her needed training or desensitization. She receives daily handling at Rainbow Meadows but her previous abuse was likley some of the worst kind know. As a result she is terribly frightened of men.. She is a nice little hinney but will require an experienced handler to help ease her anxiety regarding... more
Dawson was seized by law enforcement as an intact stallion in 2014 from near Lebo, KS, due to extreme neglect. He was placed into custodial care where he was immediately started on a rehabilitation program to counter the effects of malnutrition and neglect as well as to be gelded prior to coming to Rainbow Meadows. Dawson was signed over to Rainbow Meadows upon his previous owner’s conviction of animal cruelty, allowing him to be made... more
A former show horse from Nebraska, Krystal has had a number of owners in her lifetime. Her most recent owner accepted responsibility for her care after Krystal's previous owner found herself in financial duress and unable to continue her care. When it became apparent that Krystal was spending her time languishing in the pasture due to time constraints, her new owner began looking for opportunities to rehome her. However, finding a "... more