Scooter is a chestnut Arabian gelding who was rescued by Katy years ago. Scooter is a horse who is dearly loved. And knows it.
Rain arrived on August 19th, 2023, an extraordinary gift from a dear friend in Missouri. Rain is a great-great-great grandson of the legendary Secretariat who was born in Doswell, VA, not far from Beautiful Brokenness. Welcome Rain!
Koa was donated by a ministry in Pennsylvania called White Sulphur Springs. The wonderful folks there rescued Koa from the kill pen in 2018 and restored his health. Over the last couple of winters, though, Koa lost weight. In 2023, he never regained the weight he'd lost and WSS began looking for options. Rich Kurz, one of our Board members, loved Koa and the connection was formed. Koa will live out his best life here in Central VA where the winters are warmer. Welcome Koa!
You can see Koa and Rich's story here https://youtu.be/bSYp3hAL_No
Cassandra is a lovely pinto/draft mare who spent much of her life as a Premarin (PMU) mare. PMU mares are kept in tiny stalls, too small to even turn around, as their bodies produce estrogen used to make the hormone replacement drug called Premarin. As a result of her bondage, Cassandra struggles to trust humans. Her journey has helped dozens of young women find healing in the midst of terrible trauma.
Miracle is a stunning black and white pinto mare who was rescued from the ponyskin market. Ponyskins are sold to make purses, shoes and other leather products. Miracle was saved (hence her name) from this fate.
Andy is a (mostly) black Appaloosa cross gelding who was rescued from the nursemare industry. Nursemares are horses who are bred so they will have milk at the same time a more valuable Thoroughbred mare foals. The nursemare's baby is taken from her so she can feed the more expensive baby and the Thoroughbred mare can revisit the stallion. Nursemare foals are often killed. There are now several rescue groups that specialize in saving these foals. Andy was one of the fortunate ones.
Scout is a 14-year-old pinto mare who was donated to Beautiful Brokenness in August of 2019. Scout is very sweet and has been a wonderful addition to our herd!
Sky is a beautiful palomino who was donated by a wonderful family who could no longer keep him. He has been a perfect addition to our herd.
Lightening and Sky are brothers who love each other. Both were donated by the same family who love them and wanted to share their kind personalities with Beautiful Brokenness.