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Meet 6 Horses Up For Adoption By The Equine Rescue And Adoption Foundation In Palm City

For the Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation (ERAF), every day is an opportunity to help a horse in need.  

The Palm City-based nonprofit is dedicated to taking in abused, abandoned or neglected horses throughout the Treasure Coast and beyond. In fact, the group works closely with officials in Broward, Martin, Okeechobee and Palm Beach Counties to ensure that these animals receive the care they deserve. 

Since its start in 2000, ERAF has rescued more than 110 horses, and through its adoption program, has found forever homes for more than 100. 

But as ERAF's Pamela Bates Iman will tell you, no two horses are the same. They all have personalities and enjoy interacting with each other, as well as with the group's volunteers. 

"The horses all have their funny moments from the way they flirt and neigh to each other to how they like to drink from a hose during a bath," she said. "Sometimes they try to help by picking up items as if to say 'groom me.'" 

This weekend, the group hopes to raise money for its cause. 

On March 12, ERAF will host its Mane Event fundraiser at the Savanna Club Theater in Port St. Lucie. The evening will include drinks, dinner, dancing and live music featuring Tommy Mitchell, the former lead singer for Blood, Sweat & Tears. There will also be a silent auction and raffle items. All proceeds will benefit the organization. (For ticket information, visit ERAF's website.)

Meet six horses that are up for adoption by the Equine Rescue And Adoption Foundation: 

 

1. Smarty 

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Smarty, also known as "Smart Search," is an off-the-track thoroughbred. He was born in 2010. 

(Image by Deana Purves)

 

2. Pebbles 

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Pebbles is part Arabian and was born in 2003. She was surrendered before arriving at the center.

(Image courtesy ERAF)

 

3. Phoenix

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Phoenix is a 7-year-old Appaloosa who came to ERAF with six other horses and four donkeys. She has potential to be a trail or pleasure horse. 

(Image by Deana Purves)

 

4. Cheyenne 

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Cheyenne is an 11-year-old paint mare. 

(Image courtesy ERAF)

 

5. Lady Princess 

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Lady Princess is ERAF's newest rescue. The half-Arabian, half-thoroughbred, estimated to be 10 years old, arrived at the facilities last week. 

(Image courtesy ERAF)

 

6. Logan 

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Logan arrived at ERAF at 3 weeks old. He and his mother were rescued from an illegal slaughter house. The hackney pony is currently in the beginning stages of riding. 

(Image by Deana Purves)

 

And though this little lady isn't up for adoption, we couldn't help but introduce her to you: 

Roz

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The mini horse, estimated to be about 7 or 8 years old, is ERAF's ambassador. "She cries if left alone and always wants a companion," Iman said. 

(Image by Stacia Norris)

 

For more information on how you can help the Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation, visit the nonprofit's donate page here