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Rescue Me ID: 16-09-17-00346Norm GRH (male)

Horse    Age: Adult

    Norm GRH - 12 yo Registered Haflinger - 14.3hh Located in Sidell, IL (90 mins west of Indianapolis, In) We adopt all over US! Pedigree: For extensive details: Come see Norman September 24th & 25th at Prarieland Feed in Savoy, Il Norman is a fit, mildly overweight handsome Haflinger gelding. Hooves - solid, healthy, no signs of founder or other past issues Neck/condition - Norman has an overly cresty neck, and is diagnosed as VERY mild metabolic disorder. No medication required; an adopter will want to be aware of his level of grass intake, particularly at fresh ... (Read More)spring grass. Soundness - Norman has not shown ANY signs of unsoundness Norman is a skilled and capable riding horse. His energy level is lower than Mason's, but still reasonable for a skilled rider. For a nervous rider, he prefers to walk and shows some babysitter tendencies. Summer 2016, he spent several weeks on loan to a lesson program; however, he soon got bored with behaving for unskilled riders and began taking advantage of people. He needs an intermediate or above rider, or to be working regularly with a rider of that level to remind him of his manners. Aug 2016: Riding outside an arena solo for AnnMarie, he is lazy but willing to do whatever asked. He rides away from the others without drama, but is happy to return to the rest of the group. He did 'follow the leader' trail rides at the lesson program and with an intermediate rider did very well, not rushing ahead nor lagging behind. Ideal Career There is so much young Norm could do! He has real potential as a show pony, most likely western pleasure, or other disciplines that fit his energy level. He is bright and would enjoy thinking challenges such as mounted orienteering, competitive trail and similar. He Did NOT excel in his role as a lesson pony and would not be recommended for that job unless he is for solid intermediate riders and above. He also would ABSOLUTELY LOVE to go back to his former life as a backyard pony for a family who will love him and play with him and ride him when time is right. Norm is available to adopt at this time for all levels of rider. It is rare CWER has a horse such as Norm come along who is able to bring an adoption fee higher than his expenses - and thus help us cover the costs of others in our care who will never bring any adoption fee. His fee is based upon his extensive riding skills, ideal age, and lovely pedigree. His adoption fee is $2700, with a $200 discount for application by 10/15/16 and delivery date before 12/1/16. Additionally, if adopted with Mason, then the adoption fee is discounted to $2,000 per horse. Payment plans are possible for the right adopter. Please see for details of our adoption processes. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: 2500 Animal Location:

Crosswinds Equine Rescue, Inc.
Vermilion County Sidell, IL 61832 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 16-02-27-00195Brandy (female)

Horse    Age: Adult

Health: Vaccinations Current 

    Brandy Rivers Reckless Abandon V Brandy is a sweet curious girl who has riding experience and gaining more all the time. NOT flighty - her instinct is to stand still and wait for people to solve the problem, NOT rush or run, no blind panic in this mare. See her photos - she has settled enough we did a brief ride outside in the fall winds. Mounting: stands relaxed now, no fuss. Waits to be asked to walk. Walk: her forward energy at a walk has increased with confidence. Nice balance, eager to please. NOT in a hurry. Turning: continues to be easy, no drama whatsoever. Halt: Stands ... (Read More)perfectly still, barely moves her head or ears, let alone thing about moving her feet, but now does so calmly, without stress or fear. Learning to no rein stop. Running Walk: still out of shape, but has nice natural balance and a VERY comfortable stride. FoxTrot: Have done a few short strides of this gait, again well balanced, but needs to build topline. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $1500 Animal Location:

Crosswinds Equine Rescue, Inc.
Vermilion County Sidell, IL 61832 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 16-02-27-00193Nova (male)

Horse    Age: Adult

Health: Gelded 

    Nova Oscar and Nova are a sad story. They had a great partnership with a teenage girl, were showing and trail riding and having a fabulous life. The girl went off to college, and was killed in an automobile accident her first semester. Her family cared for the boys for several years longer, keeping their beloved daughter's beloved horses; but they realized that sitting in a pasture with little care and attention wasn't what was best for the boys. They visited CWER, were pleased with what they saw in how we care for our horses, and asked us to bring them here. Stands to mount: B-. stands reasonably well, sometimes shifts away from the ... (Read More)rider. Fusses if a short rein is held. Walk: B. Has a nice smooth easy walk, still tossing his head and mildly annoyed at being told where to go, not directionally challenged, simply has his own opinions. Trot: C. He has a reasonably balanced trot, and usually doesn't drop his inside shoulder in turns. He prefers to trot with no rein contact whatsoever, and continues to toss his head (2nd ride trotting) when asked to turn or steer. Halt: D. Struggles against the bit when asked to halt. Have confirmed no dental or fit issues, and behavior is improving very rapidly, appears to be an old bad habit or possibly poor fitting tack in his past. Is improving quickly, but still struggles. Dismount: A. Stands calmly as soon as the right foot comes out of the stirrup, relaxes to stand calmly to dismount. Canter: not at this time. Riding outside the indoor arena: not yet. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $1000 Animal Location:

Crosswinds Equine Rescue, Inc.
Vermilion County Sidell, IL 61832 MAP IT!


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PIease Read Before Adopting a Horse in Illinois
    Horses can make good pets in Illinois if they match your IifestyIe. Horses are beautiful, romantic animals that many people love. Sadly, however, horses are being neglected, abused, and abandoned at an alarming rate. The reasons a horse would need to be rescued are quite varied. Some horse owners in the Western U.S. have lost their homes and land to foreclosure, leaving nowhere for their horses to go. These horses are sometimes abandoned in the plains and deserts, where they often die of slow exposure. Droughts, rising food and fuel prices, and other economic pressures mean that some owners can no longer afford to feed and care for their horses. Other horses are purchased by inexperienced people for sentimental reasons or as gifts for children, but their owners are unprepared for the ongoing expense and involvement of caring for the horses.

    Like horses, donkeys and mules (sterile hybrids of a horse and a donkey) have their own charm and usefulness. However, these animals have also been affected by hay shortages and some have sadly become victims of abuse or neglect.

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Illinois Animal Rescue
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McHenry County - McHenry 60051
Animal Outreach Society 815-385-0005

Lake County - Vernon Hills 60061
Orphans of the Storm 847-634-0022

Lake County - Waukegan, Illinois 60085
Lake County Animal Protection 847-740-3977

Kane County - Dundee 60118
Stop the Overpopulation of Pets 847-622-4136

DuPage County - Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Animal Rescue Foundation 630-469-4121

Kane County - St. Charles, IL 60174
Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets 630-879-8500

Kane County - S Elgin 60177
Anderson Animal Shelter 847-697-2880

Cook County - Evanston, IL 60204
CARE for the Evanston Animal Shelter 847-705-2653

Cook County - Chicago Heights, IL 60411
South Suburban Humane Society 708-755-7387

Cook County - Chicago, IL 60415
Animal Welfare League 773-667-0088

Cook County - Tinley Park, IL 60477
People's Animal Welfare Society 815-464-7298

Cook County - Chicago, IL 60610
The Anti-Cruelty Society 312-644-8338

Cook County - Chicago 60623
Lurie Family Spay/Neuter Clinic 773-521-7729

Cook County - Chicago Ridge, IL 60623
Animal Welfare League 708-636-8586

Cook County - Chicago 60640
Tree House Animal Foundation 773-784-5488

Cook County - Chicago, IL 60660
Felines, Inc. 773-465-4132

Kankakee County - Kankakee, Illinois 60901
Kankakee County Humane Society 815-933-5999

Winnebago County - Rockford, IL 61101
Humane Society of Winnebago County 815-749-1400

Winnebago County - Rockford 61103
Winnegabo County Animal Services 815-877-3073

Rock Island County - Milan, IL 61264
Quad City Animal Welfare Center 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Milan, IL 61264
Humane Society of Rock Island County 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Moline, IL 61265
Better Pets Clinic 309-764-5489

Knox County - Galesburg, Illinois 61401
Knox County Humane Society 309-342-1275

Champaign County - Savoy 61874
CatSNAP 217-353-5243

Madison County - Bethalto, IL 62010
Bethalto Spay Clinic 618-377-2420

Adams County - Quincy, Illinois 62301
Quincy Humane Society 217-228-1422

Jackson County - Murphysboro, IL 62966
Humane Society of Southern Illinois 618-457-2362

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