In Loving Memory
We will never forget

Daughter of Wolf was Speak Up's first resident rescue horse. An elegant former racehorse and broodmare, came to us after her owner died. His mother knew what could happen to a 19 year old broodmare and asked if we would accept her as a boarder at Speak Up for the rest of her life. We did. We only wish her life could have been longer. She had to be euthanized after eight months due to a tumor that caused colic. Run with the wind sweet Wolf.

Johnny was one of the stallions who came to us with the Lucky 48 - the breeding situation turned into neglect and death of beautiful quarter horses. After consulting with our vet, it was determined that Johnny's neglected wound was beyond repair.

Mo Poco Leo

Another Lucky 48 stallion who's dire vet needs were ignored. He had lost a lot of weight, but even with consistent feeding, the cancerous growths in multiple areas of his body were not allowing him much time with us.

Flicka, a pregnant mare from the Lucky 48, was allowed a few happy years with us and a foster family. She had delivered a beautiful baby boy and enjoyed the green grasses of Kentucky without much worries after he was weaned.  
Unfortunately we had to help her over the Rainbow Bridge when cancer took its toll on her body and she rapidly declined.

Our beautiful Big Max lost his battle with arthritis in 2018. He was 30 years old and spent 5 1/2 years with us as a retiree. We had been able to manage his arthritis with medication knowing that at some point the meds would no longer help him.

That time had come this May when he was having a hard time getting up and we had to make the difficult decision to let him go with dignity. 

Run with the wind sweet boy you will be missed more than words can say.

Our beautiful Big Max lost his battle with arthritis in 2018. He was 30 years old and spent 5 1/2 years with us as a retiree. We had been able to manage his arthritis with medication knowing that at some point the meds would no longer help him.

That time had come this May when he was having a hard time getting up and we had to make the difficult decision to let him go with dignity. 

Run with the wind sweet boy you will be missed more than words can say.

Affair In The Air was the first horse we rescued in 2007.

He was over 10 years old and still racing until he fractured his splint bone. We took him in and once healed, he was adopted by a great family who gave him a wonderful home. In the spring of 2018 Affair, at the age of 22, passed away.

We can't thank his family enough for caring for him all these years.

Run with the wind beautiful Affair.

Jolene, one of the Valentine's herd thoroughbred mares had sustained a joint injury years ago, which had fused over time. She was comfortable and happy among her friends here at the farm for 3 years, but this spring she finally started needing pain management. Once those medications no longer worked, we and our vet felt it best to help her over the rainbow bridge.

Good bye sweet, beautiful Jolene. We miss you!

Our beautiful Diamond, a 1998 thoroughbred mare we pulled directly from a kill buyer's farm,

lost her battle with EPM in October of 2018.

We caught the EPM early and were able to provide her with the best treatments available, but nerve damage slowly weakened her hind legs. She spent over five happy years with us and her best friend Jewel.
Run with the wind precious girl.

We will miss you very much. 

    The Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.

There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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