Joi was purchesed in OK as a result of a social media post. She has simply been a pasture pet for the last few years. When her owner fell on hard times, she contacted Rainbow Meadows to take Joi and her 2 pasture mates.
Judd and two other horses were abandoned on a piece of property in southern Kansas after the death of their owner. The property went to out-of-state family members who had no interest in the animals or land. Eventually, over a few years, the other two horses died, likely of neglect. How Judd survived is a mystery. The property was sold and the new owner made it clear that if the horse was still alive during the 2015 hunting season, Judd would... more
Justice was born at Rainbow Meadows as one of the "Lucky 19+4." The "Lucky 19+4" included 19 horses, donkeys, miniature mules and miniature horses (four of which were pregnant) that were seized on March 13, 2008 along with llamas, dogs, sheep, goats, cats, cattle, turkeys, chickens and prairie dogs in one of Kansas's largest cases of animal cruelty. Upon seizure, the horses and donkeys were placed at Rainbow Meadows,... more
Katz was originally purchased from a feedlot in OK and shortly after that a loving family brought her home. Unfortulately they did not have the knowledge or resources to have her trained.The family began looking for a rideable horse and contacted Rainbow Meadows. The family asked if we could take Katz, along with 2 others, to ensure they have the best future possible. Rainbow Meadows agreed to take them in. Katz is friendly and cooperative... more
Blind and frigntened, Lady needed safe refuge from the person who was entrusted with her care but put her in harms way. A forer ranch mare, Lady had made her mark in SE Kansas and taught a number of youngsters how to rope. When she was blinded by Recurrent Uveitis, she became unimportant to her caregivers. She was tethered within a few feet of a busy Kansas highway for grazing. Cars and semi's were passing her grazing area with great... more
Lissa was one of nine horses seized in September 2014 in Coffey County, KS, due to extreme neglect. She and her foal, Kai, were brought to Rainbow Meadows for custodial care, where they were immediately started on a rehabilitation program to counter the effects of severe malnutrition. Lissa was severely emaciated upon arrival and still nursing Kai, but quickly began to gain once provided with adequate nutrition. The horses were signed over to... more
Sold at a slaughter sale as an "old pony" it became apparrent that she was blind. Her new owners did not want the responsibility of caring for what ended up being a 6 month old filly and asked that Rainbow Meadows step in. Midget has never known sight so is very confident. She would make a wonderful pasture pet in an environment safe for a blind horse.
Mystik came to us at just a few days old. She came with her dam and another filly. Mystik is a bold and brave young girl. She is confidant and assured. Her dam is a branded BLM Mustang. Infromation on her sire is unknown.
Nico was found running at large as an intact stallion near Salina, KS. A concerned individual found him with his horses and made the commitment to ensure his safety while seeking the rightful owner. When an owner did not come forward, Rainbow Meadows was asked to provide safe refuge and rehabilitate him, socialize him and find him a new home. Nico is now a cute little gelding. He is reactive when approached and concerned about being struck... more
A regional champion, this mare was a successful show horse until she sucumbed to blindness. At that time she became a brood mare until she could no longer have any foals. Her owners wanted her euthanized when she was unproductive. Her Vet saved her life by contacting Rainbow Meadows and asking that she be admitted to the ranch. Palomita is such a sweet and trusting mare which provides a true Cadillac ride.