Ringo arrived with three other stable mates whose owner passed away and his wife was unable to continue caring for the horses properly, due to her own health condition. He died of natural causes.
Handsome was born here at Orphan Acres by a mare that came in pregnant. He was 8 years old and died of a brain aneurysm. He just fell over while standing at the gate and was dead by the time he hit the ground.
Our Beloved Dusty
Our Beloved Dusty arrived with her daughter, Star, in 2010. Dusty had an injury of her left rear leg as a foal which eventually turned into elephantitis, which is more common in draft horses. Dusty was 12 when she died of complications due to her elephantitis.
Chocolate was born at Orphan Acres in 1993 through a cancer and arthritis research program which eventually helped produce the cloning of the mules at the University of Idaho. He went on to be a very successful endurance horse and was allowed to live out his remaining years here at Orphan Acres. He died of natural causes due to an irreversible colic.
Buster, a sheriff's seizure, was brought to us. His former owner refused to come pick him up. He was only 3 when he was placed here, so he came in as an abandoned and neglected horse. He lived at Orphan Acres until he died in 2014 of a ruptured heart.