My name is Secret!

Thoroughbred Mix for adoption in Lovettsville, Virginia - Secret
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Equine Rescue League

Facts about Secret

  • Breed: Thoroughbred Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large
  • Sex: Male
Greatness Secret ("Secret") is a dapple grey 2008 Thoroughbred gelding standing at 15.2h looking for his new home. He is an incredibly sweet, good-natured boy with impeccable ground manners. He has an old fetlock injury from his time as a racehorse that was re-aggravated from playing polo -- he is recovering well and is almost 100% sound. He is great on trails, crosses water and isn't spooky. He does crib, but it is easily managed with a mild cribbing collar. He is located in Boyds, Maryland. For more information about Secret, please contact Renee at

This horse is not owned by nor located at the ERL. The ERL is only assisting the owner in sharing the horse's information to help find the animal a new home. All information and photos are provided by the owner with their permission. The ERL does not guarantee any information provided by the owner about the described horse, the horse's situation, or the owner.

About Equine Rescue League

About Our Rescue Group...

Just as there are abused dogs and cats, there are neglected, abused and unwanted horses in the greater Washington Metropolitan area. Unfortunately, facilities capable of caring for large animals are limited.

More than 25 years ago in 1989, while working with humane officers investigating auctions, I personally saw more than 300 cases of horse abuse and neglect in our area in just one year! Unfortunately, even today abuse and neglect continues.

At this and other auctions, old, sick and crippled horses in severe pain were loaded on slaughter trucks facing a long and painful journey or death by trampling when they could no longer stand.

The following month, two colts not even one year old died Christmas Eve 1989 from starvation and exposure as they stood outside with no food or shelter from the cold wind. Their only source of water was a frozen pond.

Since founding the ERL in April 1990, I have learned no equine is immune to being mistreated. ERL has provided shelter to everything from miniature mules to draft horses, from unborn foals to 40-year-old mares, from grade horses of unknown breeding to granddaughters of Secretariat and Northern Dancer.

All can be subject to abuse or neglect and all are welcome to ERL. Unfortunately, the farm shelter has limited capacity and often horses in need must be turned away.

We have come as far as we have because of the efforts of horse lovers throughout the area, but we need your continued support to ensure the future operation of this shelter for abused equines, and to work toward improving our facility, enabling ERL to help eve more horses in the future.

In honor of Bitsy and others that could not be saved, I ask for your help. Let us work together to offer an end to the suffering for these innocent victims.

Pat Rogers

Come Meet Our Pets...

Visitors are welcome by appointment only throughout the year. We are open to the public during our Open House as a part of the Loudoun Farm Tour on the third weekend of May and October! Check out our website or our Facebook for more information!

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process is detailed at length on our website at