Meet the Horses

by admin on November 11, 2009

Here are the fourteen Pegasus horses awaiting your adoption today!

When you are ready to apply to adopt a particular horse, please follow the instructions at the bottom of this page. Thank you!

Profiles

Aquaman

Aquaman

Aquaman is the father of Tommy. Aquaman will usually be found in close proximity and behind the geldings’ leader Leonardo. He is 15 years old, second in command behind Leonardo, and is actually quite loyal and trusting as long as he is approached with a calm confidence and soft touch.

Belle

Belle is low in the herd pecking order and often stands on the periphery of the herd. She likes to be with people and tries very hard to please. She loves being scratched on the underside of her neck but can also be a bit moody when she is in season.

Eva

Daughter of Joy, Eva is now 5 years old. She is the oldest of the foals, born just after the herd was rescued. She is docile and gentle. Eva enjoys galloping around the paddock at full speed and loves the attention of anyone who is visiting in her paddock.

Lady Avalon

Lady Avalon is a confident horse and is the herd leader in our “senior center” of older herd members. She is a kind and benevolent leader, often checking in on Shianti and grooming her while standing side by side.

Neptune

22 year old Neptune is the son of Glorious. After being kept isolated in a small enclosure for many years for breeding purposes before the herd was rescued, Neptune now enjoys the company of the elder mares Lady Avalon and Shianti. Neptune is slowly learning to overcome a deep-seated distrust of humans but is still very reclusive–unless you have a treat to offer him!

Nikaya

Nikaya has made great strides since first being rescued. Once quite aloof and flighty, she is now very curious toward humans. When rescued, Nikaya would not stand for being approached or touched from the rear. She is now quite comfortable being touched all over–even on her backside.

Shianti

Shianti is a flea-bitten grey mare who is confident and enjoys interacting with people–often demanding attention with a strong rub of her head!

Tommy

Tommy is Aquaman’s 10 year old son. He is shy and timid and most often stays directly behind his father, Aquaman, reflecting his place in the geldings’ pecking order. Ironically, he often steps out of his place and challenges the geldings’ herd leader, Leonardo, most often right as they are first being fed. Apparently, food is his achilles’ heel–so to speak!

Body Shots

Daemon

16 year old Daemon has very rare ‘bloody shoulder’ marks on either side of his body. According to Bedouin legend, this is the sign of a brave horse who has carried his mortally wounded warrior back home from the battlefield. Daemon is a friendly and confident horse.

Jasmine

Jasmine is a beautiful flea-bitten grey mare. She was initially slow to heal and is one of the most flighty of the mares. She will halter and lead but only when approached with calm and loving confidence.

Joy

17 year old Joy is the mother of Eva. Joy has a calm nature. She is a clever mare–always waiting for the last feeder to be filled with hay so she has it all to herself!

Leonardo

10 year old Leonardo is a very handsome horse and he knows it! He is a dark dapple grey color who has now turned predominately white with a touch of dapple grey remaining. He is the herd leader in the geldings’ paddock and a very bold and confident horse; somewhat of a “bad boy.” Thus, Leonardo requires special handling.

Ruby

16 year old Ruby is a lovely looking bay mare. She is a confident and trusting mare, the herd leader of all of the mares, and leads in a benevolent manner.

Star

Valenti’s Star was born December 20, 2008 — the first of the foals to be born at our facility located at the Valenti Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Valenti’s Star is bay colored with a small white star. She is confident and friendly but a bit flighty–very sensitive to sounds and quick movement.

To join our Adopt-a-Horse Program, please use our contact form and send us:

    1. Your contact information (name, physical address, email address and phone number);
      2. The name of the horse you have decided to adopt (the horses can be viewed

here

    );
    3. The name of the person who will be receiving the 8×10 color photo and adoption certificate as well as your preferred tee shirt size (and their physical address if you want Pegasus to mail these directly to the recipient);
    4. Whether you desire to adopt the horse: (a) for a single designated month for $100; (b) on a recurring monthly basis for $100 per month; or (c) for a single year for $1,000; and
      5. Confirmation that you have made your payment by either a check made payable to The Pegasus Rising Project mailed to P.O. Box 8562, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 or by credit card (through our

online system.

Pegasus will email you back promptly to confirm the adoption after it receives your check via U.S. mail or online credit card payment.

Thank you so much for your continued donations to the Pegasus Rising cause!

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