Sold through New Holland auction, purchased by Pa. broker for slaughter. Former Philadelphia Park, Turning for Home Program, owner donated horse that was placed with South Jersey TB Retirement by the Philadelphia Park Turning for Home Program. Saved from the broker lot just prior to shipping to slaughter April 23rd, 2010 by AC4H Rescue. Will not be returning to Turning for Home OR South Jersey TB Retirement.
Foaled May 30, 2003
WAY TO GO AC4H. This is why we STILL need rescues in the kill pens.
The horse looks lovely... a little nervous under saddle but wouldn't you be if you've been through the same garbage he has. Any takers?
ETA: A Cother has offered a home- read on about how you can help.
Last edited by FatPalomino; Jun. 18, 2010 at 03:40 PM.
Turning for home placed many of their donated horses with the NJ rescue. The NJ rescue then adopted them out to people who sent the horses to New Holland. This is not the first time it has happened. I am not positive but I believe/hope that Turning for home has cut their ties with the NJ group.
Barbara Luna, who worked at another rescue, runs Turning for Home and has come on COTH to defend other horses that AC4H has found. It wasn't pretty.
EqTrainer, I love where you are going. I adore this horse- maybe next spring I can fit another in, but not right now. I wish that wasn't so, but I don't have time to ride the greenie at home now. This gelding is just lovely, and if he's sound, will probably go very far with a talented rider. I don't have any money to chip in for him, but do have lots of good karma.
Last year another boarder at my barn got a horse off the track to keep it from going to New Holland. The horse needed at least six months of rest for a bowed tendon. The boarder knew someone at SJ TB and they said they would take the horse and give it the rest it needed. The boarder went back there to look at horses to adopt for jumping and they put her on a horse that was dead lame at the walk. Then they wanted her to ride the same horse she donated less than two weeks ago. And adopt it for jumping.
She was in awe of their guile and/or stupidity?
I've heard many stories about Erin, none of them positive, mostly from equine professionals. Buyer beware.
I wondered why Barbara L. was not commenting on this thread when she is posting on other forums... I guess if it happens regularly... I can see why she would keep a low profile, but that sure puts a black eye on her organization. Obviously, some reviews of her partners is needed. I remember the mess involving SJ. Ugh!!