Chuck’s owner relinquished him to the Ranch so he can help with our Mental Therapy Programs. His owner felt he had the best care with us and he feels very at home with us.
his owner lost a dear friend in 2018 and she turned to horses as a way to stay connected to the positives in life. being around horses reminded her of her friend – He was a farmer who had 2 miniature horses and had birthed and raised many horses over the years.
Meanwhile, little Chuck had been saved from a slaughterhouse in Texas and brought to northern California when he was probably not even 2 years old (he was probably born in 2017). Some months later, he was found by a friend of owner’s standing in tiny 4′ by 8′ stall with only the minimal care.
As soon as she was introduced by her friend, she jumped in and took ownership of chuck in early 2019. she moved him to her friend’s farm where he could live outside with two other horse friends.
his owner lived in California when she rescued him, she subsequently moved to Massachusetts. She knew she did not have sufficient time to spend with him and no convenient access to a good boarding facility.Prior to moving back east, she drove across the country and regularly would look up horse rescue facilities and offer to assist for a day or two while taking a break from the road.
As serendipity would have it, she met someone from Montrose during one of her treksand found End of the Trail Rescue. She visited several times and fell in love with the facility, the staff, and the Dream Catcher Therapy Center programs. When she moved, she decided that End of the Trail was a perfect match for Chuck. She knew he would be well taken care of and would have many friends, horse and human alike.
she continues to volunteer and visit Chuck and the rest of us. Chuck has inspired her to become certified in Equine Massage and she donates time to Rescue Horses at no charge. We all feel very lucky to have Chuck and his owner as part of our community.