Wilbur is an adorable Haflinger gelding. Wilbur and eight other Haflingers were rescued from a horrible case of hoarding and neglect. They were found standing in tiny pens full of feces and mud, and all the horses were thin. Some were even emaciated. The property that they were on was full of trash and debris and was a very unsafe environment for the horses. After the authorities were tipped off about the condition of the horses, the owner surrendered them, and Lost Hearts and Souls Equine Rescue stepped in to help find homes for the horses.
The rescue decided that Wilbur and his brother Weston would come to Redwings. The day before Thanksgiving, in the first rainstorm of the season, they arrived at the sanctuary. After the 5-hour trailer ride, the horses were so happy that they galloped around their new pasture to celebrate their arrival. Both horses were thin and had huge knots in their manes and tails. After a few hours of grooming, with their manes free of tangles, the boys were already looking much better. Wilbur and Weston have both been adopted.