Eight horses from the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center will be competing in the Equine Comeback Challenge during the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo on Saturday, March 12.
Seven of the eight participating horses—Siesta, Cactus, Tivoli, Prosper, Trinity, Selena and Nocona—are among the 59 horses the Dumb Friends League took in last fall after they were rescued by law enforcement in Conroe, Texas, during one of the nation’s largest recorded horse seizures. Many of them had never experienced human contact and suffered from a wide range of health issues, including emaciation and open wounds.
The eight horses from the Harmony Equine Center have been working with professional trainers for the last 90 days and will showcase their transformations during the expo on March 12. They will be available for adoption following the Equine Comeback Challenge through the Forever Home Adoption Showcase.
The Equine Comeback Challenge features horse-and-trainer pairs from all over the country that compete in a 90-day transformation process designed to help provide horses with necessary training and showcase their capabilities to be successful equine partners.
“The Equine Comeback Challenge is an amazing opportunity for all of the horses and organizations that are represented,” said Garret Leonard, director of the Harmony Equine Center. “This will give the public the opportunity to see some of the quality horses that are rehabilitated by our center, as well as many rescue groups.”
The Harmony Equine Center is a private rehabilitation and adoption facility for horses, ponies, donkeys and mules that have been removed from owners’ care by law enforcement authorities. It is not a sanctuary or a rescue facility, and the center does not accept owner-relinquished horses. Adoption days are every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment.
To learn more about the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center or to see horses currently available for adoption, visit ddfl.org/equine or call (303) 751-5772.
To learn more about the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo, visit ColoradoHorseCouncil.com.
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