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Before & After
2014 chestnut thoroughbred colt.
Congratulations to our local trainer Moriah who is head over heels with this wonderful boy.
2009 paint who came to us as an unhandled stallion in the spring of 2013. He was gelded and completed 10 months of professional training.
Congratulations to Julie.
2008 thoroughbred gelding.
Approx. 15.2 hands. This beauty is very kind, sweet and willing. He is a perfect gentleman with the vet and farrier. He loads in and out of a trailer with no problem. Four month of professional retraining under saddle. Congratulations to our volunteer Molly.
2001 Thoroughbred gelding, Personality plus, extremely well behaved and gets along very well with other horses. Enjoying his new home with Laura and her other horses.
2006 thoroughbred gelding by Devil His Due. Unraced and sound. Now learning the ropes with adopters Annie and Nick.
6 months old;
Congratulations to Connie
2009 quarter horse colt. Congratulations to Deb and Carol
KY's Command Finale
Bay Quarter Horse gelding
6 years old, 15 hands Congratulations to Michael
June 2010 roan quarter horse colt, out of Flame.
Gus will be loved by McKenna.
12 year old QH mare. A very wise lady who loves people and children. She appears to have been ridden in an earlier life.
Congratulations to Kathy and family.
Sorrel Quarter Horse Gelding 3 years old
Congratulations to Elizabeth.
1998 Tennessee Walking Horse gelding, has been ridden by teenagers, very sweet personality, curious and gets along very well with other horses.
Congratulations to Jeannie and her entire family.
KY's Magic Bar Chex
5 year old paint gelding who came to us as a stallion with the Lucky 48 quarter horses which were signed over to us after a neglect case.
Gorgeous and smart.
Congratulations to Kope.
Affair In The Air
Affair, a magnificent thoroughbred racehorse, had been admired by Speak Up's president for several years. Her wish was that she could help him retire when done racing. In July 2007, Affair suffered a horrible fall during a race, luckily only suffering a splint bone fracture. Annie got her wish when Affair's owner signed him over to Speak Up. After rehab he was adopted by Raymond and his daughter! Thank you to CANTER Ohio; to Leanne and Triple Lee Farm for fostering him; to Dr. Barb Schmidt, farrier Trudy, massage therapist Teresa, chiropractor Dr. Ron; his rescue angels Jessica, Annie, Paula and Susan; and the many who financially supported his rehab.
Born at our farm to Tater, Ruby stole everyone's heart. This gorgeous young lady was reunited with her mom when Kathy adopted her as well.
This gorgeous 2014 thoroughbred filly was adopted by our long time friend Kim who is planning to put her in the show ring. Follow her training and success on Kim's training Facebook page:
April 2010 bay quarter horse colt, out of Sugar. This guy knows he is cute and agile. He is not big, but he makes up for it with a huge personality.
came in with the 48 quarter horses and unfortunately she turned blind due to uvitis, which is untreatable.
We are so very grateful that Karen accepted her into the Rainhill Sanctuary. Thank you Karen
is one of the Thoroughbreds our good friend and volunteer Bill had kept after their racing careers in order to keep them safe. When he passed away, we made sure to place them in forever homes.
Dolly found that home with Lisa.
another one of Bill's Thoroughbred horses who we were able to place into a fabulous home. Lola is showing off the breed's ability to compete in other disciplines.
8 year old bay quarter horse mare.
Congratulations to Rebecca
5 year old bay quarter horse mare.
Congratulations to Tammie
4 year old palomino gelding.
Congratulations to Tammie
Dark Bay Quarter Horse Mare 5 years old, branded. Congratulations Maryann.
1 year old buckskin colt
quarter horse mare, 12 years old. Congratulations Vivian. Sweetie gave birth to a beautiful healthy filly on 03/02/2010.
2 year old sorrel quarter horse filly.
Liver chestnut Quarter Horse Mare; 9 years old. Congratulations to April.
Buckskin colt, 6 months old. Congratulations to Kim.
KY's Nu Check To Cash
8 year old buckskin.
Sorrel Quarter Horse Mare;
3 years old.
dark bay Quarter Horse filly
2 years old
A wonderful Thoroughbred, who was saved out of the kill pen at the Shepherdsville, KY horse auction several years ago. At some point he was donated to a riding facility to be used in 4H classes. After he came up lame, the owner of the riding facility decided to "get rid" of him. His prior owner called us for help and Speak Up For Horses was able to secure Jackson and transition him into a loving forever home.
This older broodmare, needed a forever home after her owner decided to retire her. With the help of one of our wonderful volunteers, a home was found in Florida. She will live out the rest of her days on a 900 acre plantation. As an added bonus, her fantastic new family has already adopted several other thoroughbreds, including one of Costly Shoes very own sons. Mom and son are reunited.
We were able to secure five mustang mares from their owners who were charged with animal neglect in 2007 in Harrison County, KY. All five were placed in a local foster home, where they thrived. Under the loving care of John they regained their health and weight. Two of these lovely mares were adopted by our foster family and will live happily in the Bluegrass for the rest of their lives. The other three were adopted by Paula and are happily staying together for the rest of their lives in a small private sanctuary. Two of these three have been together since they were captured by the BLM way back in 1996.
We thank the Walter's family for adopting five lucky horses from a local neglect situation. Since their adoption/rehabilitation, two of the horses have been successfully shown by the Walter's teenage children.
Sweet Holli Brown
A 5 yo Thoroughbred mare was no longer able to race after a knee injury. Her owner contacted us to help find her a soft place to land after she fully recovered from knee surgery. Mountain View Rescue, KY agreed to take her in and has since placed her with a loving family where she is thriving.
Doc is a survivor of Hurricane Katrina. He is a 28 year old quarter horse stallion. Since Katrina, he has struggled with a variety of health issues, all manageable with special handling. He has passed through several owners and last year was purchased at auction for $165. He was no-saled at the same auction a few months later at $60, after having lost considerable weight. We purchased Doc for the $165 so he could be rehabbed with the help of Mountain View Rescue.
A beautiful registered quarter horse mare, came to us as from her loving owner. Her owner asked that we find Ariel a forever home in the country with an experienced horse person. We found her the perfect place where she can romp with other horses and enjoy a leisurely day on the trail.
was a pregnant 13 year old quarter horse exposed to fescue toxicity. While pregnant, she was shipped to an auction where she colic'd and was no-saled. We negotiated with the owner for the purchase of this mare so she could be medically treated and placed in a forever home. She was adopted by a loving family in Kentucky and gave birth to a healthy foal in the March of 2008.
9 year old sorrel Quarter Horse mare
Congratulations to Betty.
Bay Quarter Horse mare; 5 years old. Congratulations to Carol.
Beauty and her colt in September 2010.
Buckskin colt, 1 year old. Congratulations to Vivian R.
We are still updating our adopted horses info and adding many more as we continue to work on this new website.
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