In Honor Of General Information

Here is where general information and notes about rescue, adoption, volunteering, etc will appear.

HELLEN BURNS SMYTH, BORN 1950 - DIED 1997

For many years Hellen Burns Smyth traveled across the US showing her horses in the Amateur Owner Division. 

Traveling from Cockeysville MD to Detroit, to St. Louis, to Manchester, Vt. to Culpeper, Va. and south to Fl.,
she transversed the country with her horses. She transported them herself the majority of the time in her beloved blue 6 horse Imperatore horse van.

She kept a stuffed pig on the dash as her guide.

Sadly, Hellen died in 1997 at the age of 47 from melonoma. Her horse van then went to Garrision Forest School in Owings Mills, MD and transported their horses. It was there that she got the nickname "Blue".

Medhi Kazemi then purchased Blue until 2008 when Fran Burns (Hellen's sister) and Fran Fox (Hellen's mother) purchased her and donated her to Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue.

Blue is currently in use as a much needed storage facility.

Honored By Her Mother & Sister,
Fran Fox & Fran Burns

The Thoughbred Myth - 

The vast information that abounds in reference to thoroughbred horses, mostly rumors, myths and stereotypes, is vastly incorrect. We have put together a short series addressing the most popular myths regarding Thoroughbreds. 

The Thoroughbred Myth #1 - 

The Thoroughbred Myth #2 - 

The Thoroughbred Myth #3 -

The Thoroughbred Myth #4 -

Angel Acres Horse Haven & Rescue, Inc

APPLICATION FOR ADOPTION

NAME OF ADOPTER: _______________________________________________

ADDRESS: ________________________________________________________

TELEPHONE: ______________________________________________________

EMAIL: ___________________________________________________________

NAME OF HORSE: _________________________________________________

COLOR: __________________________________________________________

SEX: _____________________________________________________________

INTENDED USE FOR HORSE? _______________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

BRIEF EXPERIENCE OF ADOPTER: __________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

DO YOU CURRENTLY HAVE AN EQUINE VET? _______________________

NAME AND PHONE # OF VET: ______________________________________

NAME, ADDRESS, & PHONE NUMBER OF WHERE HORSE WILL BE KEPT:

_________________________________________________________________

APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF HORSES KEPT AT ABOVE LOCATION: ____

WILL THIS HORSE BE KEPT IN PRIMARILY:   (CIRCLE ONE)

          STALL                FIELD WITH RUN IN SHED                      OTHER

WILL HORSE RECEIVE REGULAR TURNOUT? _________________________

APPROXIMATE SIZE OF PADDOCK: _________________________________

TYPE OF FENCING: ________________________________________________

NAME AND PHONE NUMBER OF FARRIER: ___________________________

WILL YOU BE WORKING WITH A TRAINER? __________________________

NAME, ADDRESS & PHONE NUMBER OF TRAINER: ____________________

_________________________________________________________________

DO YOU AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE ANGEL ACRES NO BREEDING POLICY FOR YOUR

HORSE SHOULD YOU ADOPT A MARE? ____________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

WILL YOU ALLOW AN ANGEL ACRES RESPRESENTATIVE TO INSPECT THE FACILITY

WHERE YOUR HORSE WILL BE HOUSED?  _________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

NAME & PHONE NUMBER OF 3 PERSONAL REFERENCES:

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

SIGNED ___________________________________  DATE: ________________

BY: ______________________________________________________________

 (PRINT NAME)

All of the Angel Acres horses are vetted prior to being made available for adoption.

All horses shots are brought up-to-date, teeth are checked and floated if needed, a general health check is performed.

A full exam is performed on each and every horse before he or she is available to be adopted - however we do NOT x-ray horses and we do NOT hold them for vet checks, as each and every horse is sound and ready to be adopted.

Why won't we hold them for a vet check? 
We will not hold solely for a vet check simply because in the time it takes to get a vet out to examine the horse, he or she may have another home opportunity arise and have it missed whilst waiting.

Why do not x-ray sound horses. We believe that if the horse is sound, has been consistently sound and displays no issues or behavior that would indicate a need for x-rays, we do not do them.

HOWEVER, if a horse becomes lame, unsound or looks to be in pain, we will do x-rays and any other tests the vet feels is needed.

Jo Deibel Talks Horse Slaughter

You are here: Home In Honor Of