Equines

Good Acres is home to a number of horses and donkeys, all of whom have arrived with their own unique story and background. Some have endured unimaginable abuse while other were victims of neglect or voluntary surrender of the owner.

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above: Old man ‘Shylo’ a Polish Arabian in his high 20s is checking out the back gate of the barn to see if any carrots or other good stuff might be forthcoming.

We have a beautiful horse barn with comfortable stalls for our equine residents. It is rare though, to see horses in the stalls. This is because we give them as much access to the outdoors as possible. Most of the time, they enjoy complete freedom of choice on whether they want to be out on the field grazing or in their run-in shelter along side the barn.

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above: our stalls were designed to be above standard size and have an open feel rather than a cage feel. Nervous and traumatized horses recover faster in an ‘open feel’ environment.

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above: our two ‘elder statesmen’ as we used to call them while they were still alive.

Equine residents at Good Acres enjoy beautiful and peaceful pastures with old growth oak trees to snooze under and gently rolling terrain that can easily be navigated even by very elderly animals with joint problems.

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above: some around here have longer ears than others. This is Rosie, a crippled feral donkey in dire need of help on her arrival day at Good Acres.

In addition to the horse barn, Good Acres now has an extra little barn for our special needs donkeys. The charming little building is called the donkey villa. Here is a video clip of blind donkey Pearl showing off her love for life in front of her new little barn as it was still being constructed.

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