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Rescue Me ID: 16-01-31-00289  (female)

Horse    Age: Adult


    
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Iroquois County Waseka, IL MAP IT!

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George Ozie 708-297-8140

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Rescue Me ID: 16-01-31-00287  (female)

Horse    Age: Adult


    
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Iroquois County Waseka, IL MAP IT!

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George Ozie 708-297-8140

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Rescue Me ID: 16-01-31-00285  (male)

Horse    Age: Adult


    
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Iroquois County Waseka, IL MAP IT!

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George Ozie 708-297-8140

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Rescue Me ID: 16-01-19-00519Kevin (male)

Horse    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Horses 
Personality: Average Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Gelded 

    
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Lake County waukegan, IL MAP IT!

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cris deluncgu 2246278404

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Rescue Me ID: 16-01-16-00064Brandy (female)

Horse    Age: Adult


    Below is a portion of her 'Report card' the full card can be seen at www.cwer.org/brandy.html 12/15-- Evaluation after her first 5 riders at CWER: 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 perfectly still, barely ... (Read More)moves her head or ears, let alone think 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. Adoption Terms HOW TO ADOPT: Her adoption fee is currently set at $2,000; with a $500 discount to an adopter who contracts for her by 3/1/16, and takes her home by 4/1/16. As of 12/12/15, she needs an upper intermediate rider, and some additional time to rebuild his muscling. She knows the right things, and has the (Less)

 Adoption Fee: 1500 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: 15-08-08-00055Cricket (female)

Horse    Age: Adult

Health: Blind 

    ADOPTABLE: COMPANION ONLY!!!! Cricket is staying with Crosswinds while she learns to use the Blindsight Unit by Jordy Candid. Please follow her and Sol's story on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/cwer.org Other than her vision, Cricket was once a very fit, healthy athlete. She arrived significantly underweight - approximately 150 lbs - with a poor haircoat, in need of major dental work, and likely also suffering from ulcers. We have treated each issue and are looking forward to watching he recover. She has GREAT ground manners. She locates humans OK, not great, and is clearly used to being alone. She will walk anywhere you take her, ... (Read More)timid but trusting her human partner. She is obviously at a disadvantage as a companion due to her blindness. She is EXTREMELY quiet, distant, and respectful and low man with any partner. She needs a kind partner who will not be impatient or kick without vocal warnings for her. (Less)

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

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Rescue Me ID: 15-08-08-00054Oscar (male)

Horse    Age: Adult

Health: Gelded 

    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. Oscar arrived having had access to quality feed and caring humans, but limited vet care ... (Read More)and some behavioral issues caused by people with little horse knowledge caring for him the last few years of his life. His hooves were in rough condition as was his coat. He was at a healthy weight and has tons of personality. May 2015: We had Oscar's teeth checked, and a float was not needed at this time. He has been dewormed and his coat has bloomed into a glorious sorrel red. He is at an ideal weight and is more fit from playing in the pasture with his new friends. His hooves are much improved. July 2015: Oscar had his first ride at CWER. He is a skilled, experienced saddleseat show horse, and it is immediately obvious upon riding him. He is nervous at this stage, unsure what we will ask of him, and he tires easily. But he knows how he is expected to carry himself and he is a joy to ride. At this time he requires an advanced rider to rebuild his confidence, his skills and his strength. Oscar is willing and eager, with nice forward energy but can be flighty and needs a confident rider to gain and keep his trust. We believe he's done significant showing and some trail work previously. He would likely be a very nice show horse in a variety of disciplines, but particularly saddleseat type classes. Because he is a little flighty, forward and so responsive to his rider, AT THIS TIME, he would require a VERY confident upper intermediate rider with a trainer/instructor, or an advanced rider. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: 1000 Animal Location:

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

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Rescue Me ID: 15-08-08-00052Nova (male)

Horse    Age: Adult

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

    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. Nova arrived having had access to quality feed and caring humans, but limited vet care ... (Read More)and some issues caused by people with little horse knowledge caring for him the last few years of his life. His hooves were in rough condition as was his coat, and he was about 75 lbs underweight. May 2015: We had Nova's teeth floated extensively, and he will need additional work in fall 2015. He has been dewormed. His coat is improving slowly, but remains course. We're looking forward to seeing what his winter coat looks like. He is gaining weight slowly, but needs to gain additional weight coming into winter. Nova has been foundered up front, but moves well in the pasture. At this time, we don't yet have a definite idea of his best career path. However, due to his prior hoof issues, he will likely need a 'light duty' career such as being a walk/trot partner for mellow trail rides or similar jobs. He is pretty mellow in the pasture, simply still attached to Oscar and sometimes gets pulled into Oscar's antics. He's NEVER FIGHTING, but may be in the mix when Oscar is pesting other horses. We suspect he's been in gelding only pastures during all of his show career days and then he was alone with Oscar for quite some time prior to coming here. (Less)

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

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Rescue Me ID: 15-07-19-00469Weeko (female)

Horse    Age: Adult


    01/15/16: Weeko just returned from 90 days with an exceptional professional trainer at Lionheart Equine. she returned to CWER as state below. Don't miss her video, seeing her riding bareback and bridleless, trotting outdoors in an open field, crossing bridges and more. Mounting: Stands calmly to mount, including bridleless and neckrope. Stand: Stands calmly, as long as asked, and needs nudging to step forward. Back: Backs nicely, including from a neck rope. Walk: She has a solid, balanced walk, and very basic leg yields and lateral motion. Trot: She picks up a trot solidly, and has good balance at the trot, including over rails. She is ... (Read More)balanced in turns. Her trot is relatively low energy, requiring some encouragement from her rider. Despooking: See Weeko's videos riding through a drape, across tarps, over rails, across bridges. Trail: Weeko has done numerous outdoor rides within the trainer's facility, across bridges, etc. We expect her to adapt VERY well to trial riding. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: 1300 Animal Location:

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

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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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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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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 were domesticated for human use as early as 4500 B.C. There are over 300 different horse breeds.

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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, IL 60061
Orphans of the Storm 847-634-0022

Lake County - Waukegan, Illinois 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 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, Illinois 60411
South Suburban Humane Society 708-755-7387

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

Cook County - Tinley Park, Illinois 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, IL 60640
Tree House Animal Foundation 773-784-5488

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

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

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

Winnebago County - Rockford, Illinois 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 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, IL 61401
Knox County Humane Society 309-342-1275

Champaign County - Savoy 61874
CatSNAP 217-353-5243

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

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

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

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