Redwings received a phone call in early June concerning a horse in need of placement. At the time Redwings had just accepted 4 new horses, the sanctuary was at maximum capacity and the horse was not in immediate danger so we referred them to other sanctuaries in California. A few weeks later we got a desperate phone call on a Friday after noon informing us that the same horse was scheduled to be euthanized the following Monday morning. The horse was a beautiful 10 year old warmblood gelding with no health issues, but he had some significant handling concerns resulting from history of abuse. Due to the handling issues the horse was considered unsafe and was therefore scheduled to be euthanized.
Redwings staff and board of directors quickly agreed that this horse deserved a second chance and agreed to accept the horse here at the sanctuary. When the horse arrived we discovered that his name was Red, however one of our beloved border patrol horses is already named Red so this handsome guy needed a new name. Redwings staff chose the name Galen, a Greek name meaning “Calm”.
Redwings is dedicated to helping Galen overcome his past abuse and live a long and happy life.