Mariposa is a lovely grey Arabian who was abandoned, tied to a post and left to die. We found her through Colorado Horse Rescue and she's part of our forever herd and will serve as a therapy horse. Mariposa means butterfly in Spanish and she is as unique and beautiful as her namesake.
Valor was only 3 months old when he and his mama, Victory, were purchased at auction by a kill buyer. Babies in that situation face illness and the risk of injury is high. We offered a rescue home to Valor and his mama, and they came to Allegiance Ranch in June 2017. Valor was very ill and we weren't sure he would make it, but he's grown into a fine and feisty young colt who often makes us laugh with his antics. Sponsored by Alex Tedeschi
Georgie and Gizmo
These mini-donkeys are as cute as they can be and serve as the Allegiance Ranch mascots. When they first arrived at the ranch they were afraid of people and would run if you tried to touch them. Now they're equal parts sweet and ornery, but literally eating out of our hands.
We were looking for a horse and happened upon another rescue organization by chance. There we found Montez who was said to have been a ranch horse in Oklahoma, but at 16 years old was "all washed up". To our eyes he was perfect, and now he's part of our forever herd and will serve as a therapy horse. Montez means mountain in Spanish and he is the bedrock of our herd.
Victory and her foal (Valor) were very ill when they arrived at Allegiance Ranch and didn't appear to have any handling. We nursed them to health and with patience and love, Victory is on her way to being a well trained horse; she's currently under saddle training. At almost three years old, she's gentle, strong, and beautiful. Victory will serve as a therapy horse.
In Memoriam: Kaine
We were very sad to lose Kaine recently. He was quite the character! When he was abandoned late last summer (2017), a multitude of horse angels saw fit to save him but he had nowhere to go. Allegiance Ranch gave him a soft place to land. Kaine was at least 300 pounds underweight when he arrived and dealing with Cushings disease. Kaine rebounded for several months and we gave him lots of love and groceries, but in the end he wasn't able to fight the deterioration caused by the disease. He was humanely euthanized on April 30, 2018.
Tasha is a larger than life sorrel mare who was rescued along with her very young foal Tilly. We offered a rescue home for Tasha and Tilly but funds were not raised in time. Tasha was set to be separated from her foal, but at the last minute a horse angel found a way to give her a second chance at life. Tasha was understandably fearful of humans upon arriving at the ranch, but she's come a long way and is halter trained, working on leading and recently stood still for the farrier. With additional training, Tasha will be available for adoption. Seeking a sponsor.
Tilly and her mama, Tasha, found themselves purchased at auction by a kill buyer. We were approached by good samaritans who bailed her and her mama to see if we could give them a soft place to land. Tilly was very little and very frightened when she arrived at the ranch but has grown in health and confidence. She's a mixture of sweet and sassy, and has grown into a lovely yearling filly. We can't wait to see how her story unfolds. Seeking a sponsor.
Sweet Harley is an orphan who arrived at the ranch with Tasha and Tilly (see above). Harley is sweet, gentle and appears to be a roan/paint horse. She was pure white when she arrived and now she's several lovely shades of brown! Everyone who meets her, loves her and she'll be a wonderful therapy horse. Seeking a sponsor.
Livy is a Dun filly who's previous rescue home fell through. We were asked to give her a safe place to land and how could we refuse this face? She's approximately six months old and seems sweet, but will take time to develop trust. More news to come about this beauty as we get to know her! Seeking a sponsor.