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Rescue Me ID: 15-03-10-00581Brownie (female)

Horse    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Horses 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Vaccinations Current 

    2006 Sorrel Quarter Horse Please read below or visit her site at www.cwer.org/brownie.html When Brownie arrived we were told Brownie had no riding skills, and find that to be accurate. We worked her through ground school then pre-riding training as we do all horses. 7/9/14: Brownie stepped onto the bridge/scale with little difficulty and was weighed and measured with ease. 7/10/14: Brownie had a saddle pad, then a surcingle, then a cinched surcingle, then a saddle, then a girthed saddle on her this evening, all with ease. She walked a little, and expressed very mild concern or uncertainty, but she was curious, willing, exceptionally ... (Read More)responsive to positive reinforcement. Brownie also saw the circus stand for the first time, and with little help stepped her front hooves on it and then stepped up on and across/off it within a few minutes. 7/11/14: Brownie was saddled again this evening with just a few strides but no concern. She was also bridled, on and off 4 times, tonight. She clearly has never had a bit previously -- chewing at it feverishly - but without being pushy or rude or fighting being bridled or unbridled. Brownie is proving to be a willing student who is just unsure what we are asking of her. She still gets mildly pushy if she doesn't like or is unsure of what we are doing, but for the most part she is responding wonderfully and is consistent and surprisingly level headed. November 2014: time restraints have kept Brownie from working much until recently. Brownie is ground driving VERY nicely, and we've begun work at the mounting steps . December 2014: Brownie has started riding training and is progressing well. VERY GREEN. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $1000 Animal Location:

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

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217-649-7915

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Rescue Me ID: 15-03-10-00575Weeko (female)

Horse    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Horses 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Vaccinations Current 

    Additional Comments: Weeko came to us mildly pushy and unsure of herself. She has settled in nicely and is doing well with ground school. At this time she has not been ridden but adoption terms can be discussed for the right home. Please visit her site. http://www.cwer.org/weeko.html

     Animal Location:

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

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Rescue Me ID: 14-12-25-00017Stormy (female)

Horse    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Horses 
Personality: Average Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Intact (Needs to be Fixed), Needs Vaccinations 

    Stormy is 18 years old and is a great trail horse. She is gorgeous and a very personable horse with people but doesn't always get along with other horses. She has attached herself to some horses in the past and gotten along well (mostly geldings) but it is usually a 'we will see situation'. I have owned her since birth but am in a situation where I can't afford a horse. She is very healthy and sound, great hooves and an easy keeper. She is dominant and can be pushy so she needs a strong handler. she is a morgan and stands about 13.2hh. I will only let her go to an approved home with lots of references. thanks for looking!

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

Will County Lemont, IL MAP IT!

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Lori Steck 815-641-7290

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Rescue Me ID: 14-12-25-00016Tyme (male)

Horse    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Horses 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Gelded, Needs Vaccinations 

    Tyme is a 1/2 thoroughbred, 1/4 Percheron and 1/4 paint. He has only been ground worked and mounted a few times. he is 6 years old and unfortunately I just don't have time to work with him or the money to keep caring for him. I will only let him go to someone that has horse experience as he needs training. I think he would make a nice trail horse or all around pleasure horse. I will require many references before letting him go to a home. thanks for looking!

 Adoption Fee: $500 Animal Location:

Will County Lemont, IL MAP IT!

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Lori Steck 815-641-7290

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Rescue Me ID: 14-12-02-00616Pebbles (female)

Horse    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Horses 
Personality: Low Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Founder 

    Pebbles - FREE, COMPANION ONLY '02 model, 12hh Lifelong $0 contract - return to CWER at any time, for any reason Foundered in all 4 hooves Adorable, playful, classic pony personality, TONS of will to live Was severely neglected, malnourished, recovering well Pebbles needs to be a companion, with or without other horses, to someone who will give her the care and attention she needs. She can have only very limited time on fresh grass (or very secure grazing muzzle), and ideally has dry lot turnout 24/7/365. She is great with other horses, opinionated, playful, as long as she has room to get out of the way. Please help us help Pebbles find her ... (Read More)forever home. www.cwer.org/pebbles.html (Less)

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

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Rescue Me ID: 14-09-23-00146DJ (female)

Horse    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Horses 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Intact (Needs to be Fixed) 

    DJ Is a 2000 Few Spot Appaloosa-: DJ was part of a massive seizure of 113 badly neglected/starved/abused horses in fall 2010. At the time, DJ was horribly emaciated (body score of 1.0), and she was afraid of people and handling, and would rapidly defend herself with her hooves. In May 2012, the ASPCA National Office asked CWER if we would accept any of the most difficult and 'at risk' horses still in custody from this enormous case. We agreed to accept DJ and two companions-- three special needs horses that we felt would fit well into our rehab and training programs -- and 6/1/12 they arrived at CWER. DJ has pink skin, which leads to ... (Read More)extensive sunburn and some other potential skin care challenges, but has no major skin issues other than summer sunburn. DJ does have vision issues, the vets at Purdue could not identify them clearly; she responds to light and has little to no euveitis, but she clearly has difficulty seeing, bumps into things, spooks at shadows, etc. Otherwise, DJ has no signs of any sort of health challenges. She is overweight, active and playful with the other horses. DJ has some vision limitations and requires an intermediate horse person who understands that she could startle in an unusual situation. She is just started under saddle, but doing incredibly well...trusting her handler on the ground, then the rider on her back. Currently, she needs a trainer to continue her education. More videos and pictures located at www.cwer.org/dj.html (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $750 Animal Location:

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

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Rescue Me ID: 13-12-28-00322VEIL- 08 ARAB (female)

Horse    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Horses 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 

    Available to adopt! Veil is a gorgeous little Arabian (possibly a cross w/ quarter horse) filly, born in 2008. She is a sweet, gentle mare who we believe has been malnourished at least twice in her life -- the 2nd just before coming to CWER. She is now fully grown (14.0hh), has good solid ground manners, and VERY ready to find a career and a home of her own! Click below for more pictures or click http://www.cwer.org/veil.html for details of her health, behavior history and much more including adoption fees!

 Adoption Fee: $750 Animal Location:

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

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Rescue Me ID: 13-12-28-00177Mable- Curly/MFT (female)

Horse    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Horses 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Vaccinations Current 

    Sweet, adorable, affectionate CURLY young lady anxious for a forever home. '04 14.0hh triple-registerable, gaited, very solid start under saddle, ready for find her partner and her future. Mabel is able to be registered as a bashkir curly, spotted saddle horse, as well as a Missouri Fox Trotter -- her pedigree is: http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/dcc+best+of+luck Ideal show prospect for an upper intermediate youth or adult; trail mount ... so many possible careers. Adopt all over the US from eastcentral IL. Extensive details, how to adopt, report card and more at www.cwer.org/mabel.html

 Adoption Fee: $1000 Animal Location:

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

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Rescue Me ID: 13-12-28-00171Shappa-BLM Mustang (female)

Horse    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Horses 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Vaccinations Current 

    RIDE A LEGEND! Branded BLM mustang, successful Extreme Mustang Makeover competitor 2009, Shappa is ready to find her forever home. this sorrel '06 14.2hh mare is a lighter, less stocky build. She is solidly w/t/c with lead changes, no rein stops and more. Has done some leadline rides and some early intermediate riders w/t as well as doing some therapeutic riding therapy. Has had quite a bit of time off simply due to lack of OUR time - no fault of her own whatsoever. Very ready to find her forever home and a job. Likes a confident partner (or a confident handler on the ground with her if working with greener riders or special needs). How to ... (Read More)adopt, extensive details, report card, EMM history and more at www.cwer.org/shappa.html. Adopt anywhere in US from eastcentral IL. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $1000 Animal Location:

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

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Rescue Me ID: 13-12-28-00137Lilly-'08 TN Walker (female)

Horse    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Horses 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Vaccinations Current 

    Lilly is a gorgeous very-gaited '08 Tenn Walker mare who wants to be YOUR diva. She has been started under saddle but is still VERY green! She's a genuinely affectionate girl who had a rough start in life and needs someone of her own to share all of her trust and affection. She is a bright girl with a VERY loving and willing personality,and will likely excel in most disciplines asked of her. It seems she would be a great distance gaited mount, given her strong forward walk, her ground eating running walk, and her desire to go faster. Lilly is a fabulously curious, wonderfully sweet, mega Diva of a girl who so needs a human of her very ... (Read More)own to spoil her and deserve her affection. Extensive details on this girl, trianing records, report card, how to adopt and more are on her page at cwer.org/lilly.html (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $1250 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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    Horses evolved from small mammals with multiple toes. Horses can sleep standing up. There are over 300 different horse breeds. The smallest horse in the world is a mature miniature horse named Thumbelina. She is seventeen inches tall and weighs 60 pounds.

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Illinois Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)

McHenry County - McHenry, IL 60051
Animal Outreach Society 815-385-0005

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

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

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

DuPage County - Glen Ellyn 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, Illinois 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 60415
Animal Welfare League 773-667-0088

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kankakee County - Kankakee, IL 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 61264
Quad City Animal Welfare Center 309-787-6830

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

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

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

Champaign County - Savoy, Illinois 61874
CatSNAP 217-353-5243

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

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

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

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