It all began in the Spring of 2016 when Heather & Scott’s farm helper (Charlie) saw a beautiful pinto horse at an auction where he was buying cows for his herd. Charlie was outraged to see a man buying up horses for meat and hide sales to Mexico. That kill buyer turned out to be in the area - Carolina Feedlots.
Heather started tracking Carolina Feedlot’s Facebook page where they promote horses for sale before they are shipped to Mexico. Horses are weighed for meat value & thus a price to bail or save the horse is established. Heather saw that pinto and knew it must be saved - and knew nothing else about the horse other than his 16.2 height, approximate 12 year old age and that he could be saddled and walked.
Heather & Scott posted the pinto’s bail for Charlie. Off the trailer he came, severely underweight, but joyous to roam and trot in the large green pasture. He was dubbed Superman on the spot. Superman recovered, received training and found his forever perfect home with a great couple down in Florida.
HERD was born. Fast forward to September 2016 and we have saved over 40 horses either directly through rehab at our operation or through facilitating adoptions via and newly established and growing rescue network of loving, caring and concerned people just like us.