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. 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 don't do well on the kill lot, as illness and risk of injury are 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, young colt and brings joy to everyone he meets.
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 Friends of Horses Rescue 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. 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. At just over two years old, she's gentle, strong, and beautiful.
Kaine is the old man around here and quite the character! When he was abandoned, 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 here, but with love and groceries he's thriving at a normal weight and living the laid back life.
Tasha is a larger than life sorrel mare who was rescued from a kill lot by a generous donor, 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 tagged for shipment and 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 warming up and will start her training soon.
Tilly and her mama, Tasha, found themselves on a kill lot after being purchased at auction by a kill buyer. Tilly was very little and very frightened when she arrived at the ranch, but we are so thankful she arrived with her mama because Tasha had been tagged for shipment to slaughter and almost didn't get rescued. Tilly has grown in health and confidence, and she's a mixture of sweet and sassy. We can't wait to see how her story unfolds.
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! Of all the horses at Allegiance Ranch, Harley is the biggest love bug.
We're not sure how or why so many beautiful horses end up at auction only to find themselves in a pen destined for slaughter. It's really crazy to have found Stella in that predicament. Stella is a lovely, well trained Paso Fino. There was just something special about her that called us to rescue her. She's sweet, fiery and aims to please.