Who We Are General Information
Here is where general information and notes about rescue, adoption, volunteering, etc will appear.
- Created on 17 June 2011
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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
- Created on 31 May 2011
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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.
- Created on 06 June 2011
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Angel Acres Horse Haven & Rescue, Inc
APPLICATION FOR ADOPTION
NAME OF ADOPTER: _______________________________________________
NAME OF HORSE: _________________________________________________
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: ________________
- Created on 25 May 2011
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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.