Horses of Tir Na Nog


Gender: Gelding

Breed: Arabian

Approximate Date of Birth: 1/1/1995

Sponsor: A Special Friend

We all know that times are tough for people, but they are also tough for animals. One family in Ramona had four horses. Things weren’t going well. In early July 2009, something happened, perhaps a foreclosure or an eviction, but the family had to move out of their home. They took two horses with them and sadly had to leave two behind. Fortunately San Diego County Animal Services rescued both remaining horses.

When no one claimed the horses, they were both put up for adoption. One of the horses, a 10 year old paint gelding was adopted to a good home with a 10 year old boy and several other horses as his new friends. That left a 14 year old Arab gelding, named Shakespeare, in need of a loving home to call his own. When an adoptive home wasn’t found for him, Horses of Tir Na Nog was asked to take him in.

Shakespeare is a small gelding, measuring less than 14 hands, but his bright red coat and jet black mane and tail still turn heads. He has a beautiful half-moon star on his forehead, but it is his large, gorgeous eyes that are noticed right away.

Shakespeare worries about things like fly spray and horse trailers. But with time, the volunteers at Horses of Tir Na Nog will help him to understand that there really isn’t anything to worry about. And of course, he will never be left behind again.

Every year San Diego County Animal Services saves thousands of animals from abuse, abandonment, and neglect. Thanks to their efforts and support from our donors, Shakespeare has a wonderful future ahead at Horses of Tir Na Nog with other Animal Services Alums like Simone, Charger, and Sundance.

We create a safe haven for horses that have few options remaining, thereby ensuring them a better quality of life.

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