History: Horse Adoptions

TRACS Rescued Me!

Maggie the horse
Maggie the horse
Photo credit: Alice Mohr

My name is Maggie, and I have a story to tell.

I was born on a Pregnant Mare Urine farm almost two years ago. With the decline of the hormone replacement drug, Premarin, and the downsizing of the PMU industry, I lost my home. It was frightening to end up at auction…and then in a meat pen. As if my life had no more value than the money my flesh would bring.

But TRACS rescued me and some of my friends. How I love to be alive…galloping with the spring sun on my back and tasting the first sweet blades of grass!

Yet sometimes I wonder what happened to the buddies I left behind….

When all of us find homes, TRACS will rescue more of my friends.

For information about adoption or how you can help, phone 768-4803 or e-mail tracs@shaw.ca

 

Maisie

Maisie, the young PMU mare pictured here, was rescued by Tracs

Maisie the horse and a poem by Sheena Walker
Maisie the horse and a poem by Sheena Walker
Photo credit: Sheena Walker

Saved from Slaughter

Beautiful, healthy…and ready to adopt: These 2-year-old Premarin horses (pictured here with Gary Smith, horse trainer) were rescued from an Alberta meat pen. Thousands more are awaiting slaughter…can you help?

Trainer Gary Smith with rescued horses
Photo credit: Alice Mohr
Trainer Gary Smith with rescued horses
Photo credit: Alice Mohr
Trainer Gary Smith with rescued horses
Photo credit: Alice Mohr
Trainer Gary Smith with rescued horses
Photo credit: Alice Mohr

 

Chelsea and Ally

Chelsea with Ally the horse
Chelsea with Ally the horse

Chelsea has updated us on her wonderful palomino mare, Ally, who was adopted from TRACS in 2005. Now, as a five-year-old, Ally is winning competitions at high school events. Chelsea is proud of her PMU pal…together they make a real team!