The Colby’s Crew Rescue is a non-profit horse rescue organization in Charlottesville, VA. They have rescued around 80 horses by now. Colby was the first horse they saved. Thus, they named their organization after the horse.
Shane was another abandoned workhorse who was rescued from the kill pen. He was in a terrible state and had hooves that looked just like flippers. He was skinny and was not doing well. So, they got him out of the kill pen as soon as possible.
The 10-year old horse had so much life left to give if they could just get his feet under control. Unfortunately, his hooves were so heavy that it was hard for him to pick them up. However, after his first trim, he felt much better.
He could go outside to test his new feet. When the rescuer saw him run for the first time, she was absolutely delighted. According to the rescuers, he was one of the most grateful horses they had ever seen.
After the Colby’s Crew Rescue organization had rescued their first horse, Colby, they visited a kill pen. The rescuers got an insight into the horses’ terrible condition in the kill pen.
They rescued Big John, who inspired them to form the Big John Initiative, which focused on the saying, “Not one more.” That meant the rescuers would not like to have even one more ex-work horse get slaughtered. Of the 80 horses they had saved, 60 to 70 percent had been ex-workhorses.
The rescue organization saved older horses, drafts, and ponies. However, many of them needed to be rehabilitated physically or mentally. These beautiful horses had a safe haven at Colby’s rescue organization. Still, they did try to get them their forever homes.