Love your horse, but find yourself forced to find a new home for your friend?

No matter how much we love our animals, it happens. Life happens, unexpected health problems, financial challenges, kids growing up, too much horse – despite our best intentions, it happens.

My first rescue horse.

Trigger was my first rescue horse, and my first experience with a severely abused horse. I don’t know his exact story, I’ve only heard bits and pieces of his previous life. Not even knowing if what I’ve heard is true.

I rescued Trigger, when I was pregnant with my now 3,5 year old daughter. In reality, he rescued me. Without any family, or friends nearby during my pregnancy, and the first two years, I would of gone crazy without this special horse. If you have experienced a horse that can read your mind, and would walk through fire for you, then you know what I mean.

When I found Trigger tied up behind a trailer, emaciated, and with a deep cut on his tongue, he hated people. He didn’t want any contact at all. I can understand why. He was severely abused. As the weeks went by, and he started to feel better, we became friends. We spent the majority of our days together. He did not want to be in our pasture, with the other horses. If he got his way, he spent his days and nights in my yard. I sometimes let him do that. He followed me around like a dog when I did my chores. We lived on 80 acres in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada’s (CA.) There was always tons of things to do, and Trigger always kept his eyes on me. As my pregnancy got further along he only begun to be more on guard. If I stayed in the house too long, he simply walked up the stairs, to the front trigdoor, and knocked on the door with his right hoof. When my daughter was born, he included her in our little tribe.

Trigger will always have a very special place in my heart, as I am sure your horse have in yours. Horses are amazing animals. I know that from firsthand experience. That’s why I am passionate about everything about them. I spend as much time as I can in the wild observing mustangs. I love every part of the care of our domestic horses. I think a trail ride is an unearthly experience. Just spending time grooming a horse, makes me forget about all the imagined problems of my day to day life.


If you live in Northern California this is what I can do for you:

Right now, I am working in Red Bluff/Cottonwood/Anderson/Redding, willing to travel to other destinations as well. If you can’t keep your horse, I can help you find a loving home for your horse. I can help tuning up ground manners if needed. I can help you clean up your horse for potential buyers. Maybe you have been trying to sell your horse/horses for a long time, without success? I can assist with photos that shows your horse from it’s very best side. I can help you put up ads, and even take care of the screening process for potential homes, if desired. If your horse is in need of some extra groceries, I can provide good pasture, and care while putting on weight. I will listen to your needs, and keep you posted during the whole process. I have helped 20+ horses in need finding their forever home. I am not a horse dealer, or a horse trainer! I’m just a girl who loves horses. References upon request. Let’s find a customized solution that fits your needs. Individual pricing.

If you can relate to any of this, and find yourself in a situation where you can’t keep your four legged friend, talk to me. Contact me via email





15 thoughts on “Love your horse, but find yourself forced to find a new home for your friend?

  1. Oh, Maria. What a wonderful story. It’s been so long since I’ve had a horse in my life, but just seeing the picture of Trigger on the porch reminds me of my childhood horse Twinkie. We once found her in the kitchen :-).

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  2. What a wonderful way you have found to be of service and make some money by your efforts. I have no doubt about your motivation for this work being your love of horses. Your photography is lovely.


  3. A very touching story! Unfortunately, I did not have a pleasure to deal with horses, but I do like them! Hope you will help people who have horses! Wish you huge good luck, dear Maria, and nice weekend!

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  4. First of all I want to thank you for flattering me by following my blog. I don’t routinely follow back but in your case, having read this story, I feel compelled. And I really look forward to the journey. 🙂

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