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My name is Jazz!
I'm being cared for by
Equine Rescue League

Facts about me

Breed
Pony - Shetland
Color
Paint
Age
Adult
Size
(When grown) Small
Sex
Male
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Gelded
Small blue checkmark Has special needs

My story

ER Rhythm and Blues ("Jazz") is a black and white 2004 Shetland Pony gelding. He was given to the ERL when his owners could no longer care for him properly. He suffers from laminitis and COPD, but with the right care for his conditions he will make a wonderful addition to someone’s family. He is not rideable due to his medical conditions; however, he is excellent with kids and would be a great teacher for how to properly care for a pony.

Rescue

Equine Rescue League

Contact info
Pet ID
Contact
Address
Lovettsville, VA 20180

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Our adoption process is detailed at length on our website at www.equinerescueleague.org

Go meet their 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!

More about this rescue

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 Founder