Redwings received a phone call in early June concerning a horse in need of placement. At the time, Redwings had just accepted four 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 afternoon 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 a history of abuse. Due to the handling issues, the horse was considered unsafe and was therefore scheduled to be euthanized.
Redwings staff and the 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 was 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 here at the sanctuary.