Floyd was born in 1987. He is a thoroughbred gelding who raced for 6 years in the United States very competitively. When Floyd was taken in he weighed only about 700 lbs. He was in extremely poor condition. He was incredibly under weight and neglected and was simply left in a field to starve. He now weighs around 1200 lbs. Over the summer, Floyd managed to get an spiral fracture and has been on stall rest since, but will soon be free to run with his paddock again. Floyd knows his stuff when it comes to being ridden but he is very picky about who rides him so he is only ridden by people he knows and trusts. He's enjoying his retirement here as a pet.
Dreamer is a thoroughbred horse born in 2009 as a daughter to Nika. Nika came in in foal with Dreamer from a thoroughbred brood mare farm that was closed. Nika was in terrible condition and already 4 and a half months pregnant with Dreamer. Dreamer was born at the rescue on April 29th and had 2 operations to her stomach wall as a foal. Dreamer has a large personality and tends to be quite bratty at times, though she definitely has a soft spot (if you have treats to offer her!)
Sizzle was born in 2003. People still come to the barn and remember her "Sizzle Sizzle" because she was an excellent race horse. She even has a young colt who will hopefully be as wonderful as his mom. Today Sizzle is retired on the farm but she isn't going to slow down! She is a sweet horse that requires an experienced rider simply because of her speed. She is easily recognised by her long legs, beautiful stature and her slightly nervous personality. She also has a rather large scar on her back end from an argument she had with some barbed wire.
River was born on February 23rd, 1999. River is a thoroughbred retired racehorse that went by the alias Wild River Man. Because River raced, he ended up injuring himself and now has calcified fetlock joints.
Tron is our gentle giant. He is a Percheron.
Mabeline (Mab) was born in 2006 (approx.) She is a thoroughbred mare standing 16h. She came to us when she was being sent to slaughter after suffering from two bowed tendons. Her incredible good looks and gorgeous movement are the first thing you notice. Mabeline had been incredibly difficult to handle at first so after getting her ready, we decided to move her on. Unfortunately, it didn't work and she was returned to us severely neglected once again. Now Mabeline is looking better then ever and has proven to be an excellent riding horse as well.
Princess is a dark red bay born on May 3rd, 1990 in Mount Hope Ontario. She is a standard bred who harness raced and had shoulder injury from a sulky accident. Her racing name is Cheyanne. Princess's mother's name is 'Starry Lady' and her father's name was 'Happy Fella'. Princess has a sweet personality and tends to get along where everyone she meets!
Jewels was born in 1994. She's a thoroughbred mare who suffered a knee slav and could not race. To this day she still shows signs of the injury and so will never be a jumper or used for heavy work. Jewels is proving to be a great riding horse and we know she will be a great addition to the therapy programs. She's certainly one of the most attractive horses in the barn and her sweet disposition wins everyone over. Jewels does best with people who are quiet and she thrives off calm reassurance. Jewels is a great escape artist and is often found out of her stall in the mornings.
Hi there. I’m GRACIE, a Standardbred racing horse. I was one of the horses left in the barn when they were closing shop and didn’t want us anymore. GULP! Then there was one left…yours truly. I was getting nervous with the humming and hawing I was hearing about my destiny and then totally freaked when I heard the S word…Slaughter. Then an Angel called Sharron appeared. I heard the words “rescue farm” and began feeling hope. Next thing I know I’m put into a trailer and off we go to someplace called Crystal Beach.
I now live surrounded by love, compassion and warmth I never knew existed. I’m 20 years old. I love it here with my awesome companions. And, as you can plainly see, my ABSOLUTE FAV companion is this young woman, Cheyenne. She told me she had some anxiety issues around us bigger horses because of a fall she had when she was young. She knew she was talking to the choir when she mentioned.....anxiety. I soooooo get it. We're now BFF's. Funny how that works, eh? You look into someone's eyes and BAMM....the bond happens. Inspite of your history or war stories....you just KNOW. She can even get up on me now. How cool is that? Turns out we're each other's lifeline. Come and see us, ok? .
Little Lady is very recognizable with her crescent wrench marking on her forehead.
Her story will be posted shortly
Robin arrived early Jan 2023. His story will be posted shortly.
Brandy arrived Jan 13, 2023. Check back soon for her story.
Dynamite arrived Jan 13, 2023. His story will be posted shortly.
Molly arrived late Jan 2023. Her story will be posted shortly.
Mickey came to us on Feb 16, 2023. Checkback for his story.
Apple is a white pony who arrived shortly after Spirit. Apple was terribly abused and pregnant when she arrived. The foal had to be taken from her as she was bred to a much larger horse that would have been too large to deliver. Apple's best friend Spirit assisted her in being social and in trusting people again
Spirit arrived from Peterborough, Ontario. Spirit's previous barn resided closely to a landfill and blackbears approached and killed his herd member at the time. Because of this incident, Spirit was very traumatized. After Apple arrived at the rescue, Her and Spirit became best friends and helped each other heal.
2% arrived at the barn in 2012 along with Belle and Ace. When 2% arrived along with the other two miniatures, they were untrained, and now we use them for out miniature therapy programs. 2% has a large personality and takes quite an interest in knocking your wheel barrow over as you are walking by.
Belle arrived with 2% and Ace and could easily be considered one of the sweetest animals in the barn. She works extremely well with children and elderly simply because of her relaxed, loving personality.
Caspian arrived with Dakota because they desperately needed a new forever home. Caspian is severely cow hocked and splay footed and was very weak in his back end when he arrived at the rescue. Caspian is a champagne appaloosa.
Dakota arrived alongside Caspian. He is a grey shetland cross pony who is very intelligent. He is the Houdini of the barn, meaning he can get out of anything. He is certainly an escape artist!
Houston is our newest addition to the barn, arriving in the summer of 2017. He is an American miniature therapy horse. Houston was born in Tennessee on October 23rd, 2006. Houston has a typically reserved personality and prefers to stick around Oliver (the pig) then the other horses.
Ruby arrived at the rescue in 2013 with Lucky. Both were under nourished, blanketed with burrs, and much later we found out that Ruby was in foal. Ruby gave birth to Malakye at the rescue on July 13th in 2014. Ruby is currently 35 years old as of 2018 and is is very lovable. Ruby is now Houston's best friend.
Sailor arrived from the Waterloo-Kitchener auction in 2006. Today this incredible little pony has shown us that he knows it all. He is excellent for riding, if you are small enough and experienced enough. He can do walk, trot, canter, jump and is amazing on hacks. This little guy is not just good looks! Sailor and Apple are BFF's!
Chloe arrived at the barn in 2011 after being dropped off in the driveway. Chloe is a Shetland Cross and is a champagne palomino. Chloe's birthday is April 23rd, 1997. She is blind and has a thyroid condition, but is a very loving and affectionate horse. Chloe's best friends are Boomer and Sailor.
Mal is only the second horse to be born at LCHPR! He was born on July 16, 2014 to mother mini, Ruby. When we took Ruby in she was three and half months pregnant but she was so thin it was impossible to tell. Now Malakye is a rambunctious 4 year old and loves to play with the other minis!
Ace arrived with Belle and 2% and proves to be an excellent addition to our rescue. When Ace arrived, he was quite shy, but over time he began to warm up and trust people a little more everyday. When you first meet Ace, he'll come across as though he's very shy and reserved, but once you get to know this little guy he'll begin to put more trust in you and warm up.
PRINCE is a gentle chestnut miniature horse who was left behind with other livestock after the sale of a local farm. Left unattended it is believed that some young boys decided to ride him. Because of their size and weight Prince suffered a dislocated shoulder that did not get immediate attention. Upon his arrival to the Rescue our veterinarian examined him and decided there was too much scar tissue to do x-rays at the time but did put him on medication that acts as a pain reliever and anti-inflammatory. Once the swelling comes down our veterinarian will come back to do x-rays and hopefully be able to decide on a procedure to correct his shoulder.
PENNY is a white and brown miniature horse believed to be around 15 years old. Penny came to the attention of the Rescue through the Donkey Sanctuary in Puslinch Townshp.
The Donkey Sanctuary had been called in by their local SPCA about an animal cruelty situation that involved a number of miniature donkeys. When they arrived they found Penny nursing an 8-month-old miniature donkey. They approached Last Chance about taking Penny in who is again pregnant and who has never really been socialized. Hopefully over time she will learn to trust and realize we are there to care and love her.
Quinsey, our baby Mule, was born to Penny on April 2, 2019
Ellie May came to us in November 2020 when she was only 3 months old, and had recently been orphaned.
She is a beautiful, rambunctious young donkey, and is the loudest animal in the barn!
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