Tuesday, July 10, 2012


It's often said that cats have nine lives.
It's never said that horses have the same.

No, horses are fragile creatures.
They break easily.
Sometimes they are physically broken, and sometimes emotionally.

Bringing a broken horse back to life is not an easy task.
It requires great love and great patience...
and then a little more love and a whole lot more patience.

If you are new to my blog, you will want to read this earlier post.
It tells the story of Becky's rescued horse Pete.
Pete came to live on the farm this past March.
He was broken.... both physically and emotionally.
Pete had had at least 2 lives before Becky rescued him...
(Becky (Dr. Becky) is Hubbs sister and an equine vet who shares our farm.)

Pete's first life took him into the world of horse racing.

His second life was a sad, sad, neglected life that brought him to the brink of death.

This post is about his third life... the life that Becky has given him...
a life full of love and kindness and patience. 

Becky is now working Pete under saddle.  
It has been a slow process...
working on Pete's confidence,
and conquering his fears.

The work has paid off....
Look how proud Pete is now!
Pete's injuries have healed.
It appears he just likes to "hang loose"!


  1. Wow, I just broke down when I read that and saw Pete. Why are people so terrible to the helpless? Thank you for being the kind ones. Terri

  2. Bev, I have been reading your blog for a long time...maybe two years. This is the most heartwarming story I've ever read about your farm. Having rescued 2 horses this year and helped with others from New Holland, Pete is one of the worst cases of neglect...and he's come back with a whole new life with the most loving people. Hurray!!!

  3. He looks fantastic and so happy!

    What a beautiful horse and 'love' story!

  4. I loved seeing Pete again. He looks fantastic. Thanks for the update. It's devastating to see the condition he was in when he arrived. I started following your blog when I stumbled upon the story of Pete and how you had to bandage him. At first, I thought your blog was an animal rescue blog... well, it kind of is! Thanks again for the good news to start my day.

  5. I am all choked up...wonderful job...Pete looks astounding..beautiful!

  6. Pete looks WONDERFUL!!!! What an awesome transformation... Dr. Becky - great work.. kudos to you for saving Pete's life and giving him another go. Just love this story.

  7. This gave me goosebumps. Bravo for Becky and Pete. Thanks for making my day brighter.


  8. Kudos to Becky! Pete looks fantastic, and what beautiful scenery to look at while you ride. Hope you have a great day!

  9. Oh MY..misty eyes over this post!! I remember you saying you over heard the people talking about the HOLIDAY they were going on..and no money for a vet to look after poor Pete.
    It just makes my day knowing Pete has a life now. Just praying there are more people out there willing to help an animal in trouble. It is so worth the journey.
    He LOOKS AMAZING!! Way to go Becky!!

  10. You brought tears to my eyes this morning!! Pete was blessed to find his way to your farm!! He is beautiful!

  11. I can't believe that is the same horse..and it wasn't all that long ago either! Beautiful beautiful job!!

  12. Pete looks like he's got his happy on. What a horrible state he was in before, what a lovely, safe, loving home he has now. Beautiful story. Tears in the reading of yet another story of good overcoming. Thank you. Oma Linda

  13. God bless Becky, God bless Pete! I love a good, heartwarming rescue story, and this is one of the best. It is so good to know, that for every cold and rotten animal abuser out there, there is someone like Becky, willing to take on the difficult task of creating a new life for the victim. Thanks Becky!!!

  14. I have been following Pete's rehab, and he has made an amazing recovery. Certainly would not have happened without the love and care of his new owners. He looks proud and regal, wearing his new health like a badge!!!
    Hooray for Pete!!!
    I have just caught up on your blog after having been away. Darn, I didn't win the apron!!!
    Lucky gal who did...she will love it.
    Hope you are well.
    XO Kris

  15. Wow, Beckie you did a great job! You can just see the love!!!

  16. I cried the first time I saw Pete and I cried happy tears today. I wish all the neglected horses had the same happy ending. Wonderful!

  17. Dr.Becky is a Miracle worker!
    Please give her a standing Ovation for all of us who have been so blessed to witness this wonderful transformation.

    i too got teary eyed seeing the confidence and joy bubbling out all over. What a lovely dance!

    Thank You for sharing this with us Bev you're a Dear.

  18. This brought tears to my eyes..He looks great..Becky and Pete have both been blessed..Great job..

  19. What you and your sister in law have done is truly wonderful ! Peter looks great ! His life has been forever changed and he is sooo blessed to have been chosen. On another note, I was shocked and honored to have you mention me (Todd),and address my concern about our bachelor friend Mr Silkie. Thank you ! God bless you, your family, and your animals !

  20. An amazing story and miracle of restoration!! thank you for sharing it!

  21. This made me teary. He is absolutely beautiful-his tail looks like spun silk. What a blessing you all are!

  22. Pete is such a beautiful horse. There must be a special place in hell for people who abuse animals and children, or at least I hope so. Thanks for sharing

  23. Bev this warms my soul and also brought happy tears to my eyes. Thanks so much for sharing this. Pete is beautiful.

  24. Pete's hipbones just shook my world--how can a human do such damage to a gentle creature? I used to show my own two horses when I was a kid--my dad would have sold them in a minute if I had treated them badly. He told me when he brought my first horse home to pet her as if she were a butterfly--with gentleness. I still tear up when I think of how she would "kiss" me when I snapped my fingers! Bless Becky!

  25. Pete is just beautiful!! Thank you for sharing his story with all of us.

  26. Pete looks great! Thank you for a great post, as he has gone from a pauper to a prince. Love him, and all you and Becky do for the animals.

  27. It's great that he was rescued, can't he live out his life without being ridden, and people asking more of him?

  28. Isn't it amazing what tender loving care can do, Pete looks wonderful. He is so blessed to have found Dr Becky! Thanks for sharing, and thank you for visiting my blog and for taking the time to comment.
    I have been looking around your farm I adore your animal friends!

  29. This brought tears to my eyes! It looks like Pete is smiling in one of those shots! Thank goodness Becky rescued him!

  30. I own several horses and you are right, they break easily. Very sensitive creatures. Kisses to Pete! He looks so regal and you can tell that he's enjoying himself. Thank you Dr. Becky for saving this one sensitive creature. Mary A

  31. Wow, does Pete ever look good. What a wonderful person Dr. Becky must be. I love a happy ending and I'm thrilled for Pete and Dr. Becky.

  32. It brings tears to my eyes to see how wonderful Pete is doing. Thanks for sharing and thanks to Becky for all she has done for Pete.

  33. This made me cry--the song is perfect and my heart swells over Pete.
    Hugs, Amy in WV


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