Nalani Horse Rescue

Nalani Horse Rescue Nalani Horse Rescue is a non-profit 501c3 charity dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of horses.
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Coming from an extreme case of neglect, Chance hadn’t had his feet trimmed for 6 months. He just had his second trim sin...
05/22/2021

Coming from an extreme case of neglect, Chance hadn’t had his feet trimmed for 6 months. He just had his second trim since his rescue. With all of the weight horses carry on their feet, regular trims are so important...it’s going to take a little time to get him walking comfortably ...part of his rehab. He was pretty perfect for the farrier, and seemed to be thankful. πŸ΄πŸ’™

#horserescue #rescuehorse #standardbred #horse #farrier #sweethorse #equine #equinerescue

How can this face not make you smile? Spirit. πŸ˜πŸ΄πŸ’™#rescuehorse #horserescue #rescue #horse #cutehorse #horselove #savedfr...
05/18/2021

How can this face not make you smile? Spirit. πŸ˜πŸ΄πŸ’™

#rescuehorse #horserescue #rescue #horse #cutehorse #horselove #savedfromslaughter

How can this face not make you smile? Spirit. πŸ˜πŸ΄πŸ’™

#rescuehorse #horserescue #rescue #horse #cutehorse #horselove #savedfromslaughter

05/10/2021

Happy Monday from Chance...That face! 🀩

Spirit living his best life. πŸ΄πŸ’™
05/04/2021

Spirit living his best life. πŸ΄πŸ’™

Spirit living his best life. πŸ΄πŸ’™

Today’s dose of handsome. I think blue is Chance’s color....I think he would look good in any color to be honest! πŸ’™πŸ΄πŸ’™
04/28/2021

Today’s dose of handsome. I think blue is Chance’s color....I think he would look good in any color to be honest! πŸ’™πŸ΄πŸ’™

Today’s dose of handsome. I think blue is Chance’s color....I think he would look good in any color to be honest! πŸ’™πŸ΄πŸ’™

Chance on Day One....He is settling in. He looks a little worried and isn’t too sure about us yet, but he likes peppermi...
04/26/2021

Chance on Day One....He is settling in. He looks a little worried and isn’t too sure about us yet, but he likes peppermints! πŸ˜‹πŸ΄

Chance on Day One....He is settling in. He looks a little worried and isn’t too sure about us yet, but he likes peppermints! πŸ˜‹πŸ΄

Look who’s on the way! Chance is released from 30 day quarantine, and on his way to us. Could he be any cuter??!! 🐴😍
04/25/2021

Look who’s on the way! Chance is released from 30 day quarantine, and on his way to us. Could he be any cuter??!! 🐴😍

Look who’s on the way! Chance is released from 30 day quarantine, and on his way to us. Could he be any cuter??!! 🐴😍

Happy Earth Day from Nalani! πŸŒŽπŸŒ…πŸ΄πŸŒ±πŸ’šπŸ›#earthday #horserescue #rescuehorses #horses
04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day from Nalani!
πŸŒŽπŸŒ…πŸ΄πŸŒ±πŸ’šπŸ›

#earthday #horserescue #rescuehorses #horses

Happy Earth Day from Nalani!
πŸŒŽπŸŒ…πŸ΄πŸŒ±πŸ’šπŸ›

#earthday #horserescue #rescuehorses #horses

04/22/2021

Well at least it LOOKS like Spring. πŸ₯ΆπŸ™ƒ

#horserescue #rescuehorses #bundledup #whatsupmothernature

Why do I have to wear a mask mom?! 🐴😷 #nofliesonme #maskup #horses #rescuehorses #rescuehorse #horserescue
04/18/2021

Why do I have to wear a mask mom?! 🐴😷

#nofliesonme #maskup #horses #rescuehorses #rescuehorse #horserescue

Why do I have to wear a mask mom?! 🐴😷

#nofliesonme #maskup #horses #rescuehorses #rescuehorse #horserescue

April Showers bring happy grazers. πŸ΄πŸŒ±πŸ˜‹#rescuehorses #horserescue #happyhorses #greengrass #greenpastures #spring #aprils...
04/14/2021

April Showers bring happy grazers. πŸ΄πŸŒ±πŸ˜‹

#rescuehorses #horserescue #happyhorses #greengrass #greenpastures #spring #aprilshowers

April Showers bring happy grazers. πŸ΄πŸŒ±πŸ˜‹

#rescuehorses #horserescue #happyhorses #greengrass #greenpastures #spring #aprilshowers

Little hands, big hearts. πŸ΄πŸ’• #horserescue #helpinghands #horses #horselove
04/07/2021

Little hands, big hearts. πŸ΄πŸ’•

#horserescue #helpinghands #horses #horselove

Thank you for the shout out Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS)! 🐴 Teddy has come a long way!
04/05/2021

Thank you for the shout out Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS)! 🐴 Teddy has come a long way!

It's Mane Monday!

If you need a little ✨inspiration✨ to get your week going, Verified Nalani Horse Rescue has you covered.

We are in awe of animals' resilience and the restorative work of GFAS certified rescues.

#equine #horses #truesanctuary

Helllooo April! Bundled up in a blanket, eating sweet Spring grass, and right after I snapped this pic, it started snowi...
04/01/2021

Helllooo April! Bundled up in a blanket, eating sweet Spring grass, and right after I snapped this pic, it started snowing. β„οΈπŸŒΈπŸŒ±

#spring #horse #rescuehorse #horserescue #horsesofinstagram

Helllooo April! Bundled up in a blanket, eating sweet Spring grass, and right after I snapped this pic, it started snowing. β„οΈπŸŒΈπŸŒ±

#spring #horse #rescuehorse #horserescue #horsesofinstagram

Chance, used as a name, means β€˜good fortune’. We don’t know much about his past, but he is one incredibly lucky boy to h...
03/31/2021

Chance, used as a name, means β€˜good fortune’. We don’t know much about his past, but he is one incredibly lucky boy to have escaped the circumstances he was living in, and it’s our good fortune that he is now a Nalani horse. πŸ΄πŸ’™πŸ’«

#horserescue #rescuehorse #rescuehorsesofinstagram #rescue #horses #animalwelfare

Chance, used as a name, means β€˜good fortune’. We don’t know much about his past, but he is one incredibly lucky boy to have escaped the circumstances he was living in, and it’s our good fortune that he is now a Nalani horse. πŸ΄πŸ’™πŸ’«

#horserescue #rescuehorse #rescuehorsesofinstagram #rescue #horses #animalwelfare

Nalani was involved with a large seizure/surrender that took place yesterday in Western PA. It began early in the mornin...
03/27/2021

Nalani was involved with a large seizure/surrender that took place yesterday in Western PA. It began early in the morning and went well into the next day, to be sure no animal was left behind, and all were safely in rescuers hands. A total of 47 horses, donkeys, a pig and an alpaca were taken in by nineteen different 501(c)3 rescue organizations located in PA and in over eight other states. Each horse was evaluated by a veterinarian, documented by police and humane police officers before leaving the property. This is an open and ongoing investigation so we can’t go into many details, but what I can share is that these horses were living in horrific conditions for far too long. The rescue organizations have gotten their horses safely to their barns, and others are in veterinarian facilities. This was an amazing joint effort between many wonderful rescuers coming together, and we are thankful to be a part of it. A huge thank you to Nancy Diaz, for being our feet on the ground and getting our horse safely to her quarantine facility.

We know almost nothing about the gelding we rescued. Thankfully he is not as skinny as most of the others, but he does have an issue with his left front foot and needs vet care immediately, teeth floated, vaccines, and feet trimmed at a minimum.

We are kindly asking for donations to help us help him get on the road to health.

Pictured below are just a few of the horses from the seizure in their new homes. The last photo is our guy settled into his stall last night.

THANK YOU for making it possible for us to say YES. πŸ΄πŸ’•

Haaaay!! We made it. It’s officially Spring! πŸ΄β˜€οΈ#rescuehorse #horserescue #happyhorse #spring
03/20/2021

Haaaay!! We made it. It’s officially Spring! πŸ΄β˜€οΈ

#rescuehorse #horserescue #happyhorse #spring

Haaaay!! We made it. It’s officially Spring! πŸ΄β˜€οΈ

#rescuehorse #horserescue #happyhorse #spring

Transformation Tuesday by Hope and Spirit. One of the biggest changes for these two is simply the view. πŸ΄β˜€οΈβœ¨
03/16/2021

Transformation Tuesday by Hope and Spirit. One of the biggest changes for these two is simply the view. πŸ΄β˜€οΈβœ¨

I think it’s safe to say that we all have a crush on Spirit. πŸ΄πŸ˜πŸ’™ #mancrushmonday #rescuehorse #horserescue
03/15/2021

I think it’s safe to say that we all have a crush on Spirit. πŸ΄πŸ˜πŸ’™

#mancrushmonday #rescuehorse #horserescue

I think it’s safe to say that we all have a crush on Spirit. πŸ΄πŸ˜πŸ’™

#mancrushmonday #rescuehorse #horserescue

Fridays are for Friends. Teddy and Lincoln...so great to see these besties together without a care in the world. πŸ΄πŸ’•
03/12/2021

Fridays are for Friends. Teddy and Lincoln...so great to see these besties together without a care in the world. πŸ΄πŸ’•

Fridays are for Friends. Teddy and Lincoln...so great to see these besties together without a care in the world. πŸ΄πŸ’•

One of the most rewarding things about our rescue is becoming friends with our adopters and getting to see our horses th...
03/08/2021

One of the most rewarding things about our rescue is becoming friends with our adopters and getting to see our horses thriving in their new homes. Here is Remi with his little β€œbrothers” and Sophie (now Indie) with her herd. 🐴❀️🐴

Hay, that’s my lunch! πŸ΄πŸ˜‹#besties #friendshipgoals #rescuehorses #happyhorses #horses
03/05/2021

Hay, that’s my lunch! πŸ΄πŸ˜‹

#besties #friendshipgoals #rescuehorses #happyhorses #horses

Hay, that’s my lunch! πŸ΄πŸ˜‹

#besties #friendshipgoals #rescuehorses #happyhorses #horses

Spirit officially has a hay belly. πŸ‘€πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ΄ #rescuehorse #horserescue #haybelly #horses #horse #auctionhorse #savedfromslau...
03/04/2021

Spirit officially has a hay belly. πŸ‘€πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ΄

#rescuehorse #horserescue #haybelly #horses #horse #auctionhorse #savedfromslaughter

Spirit officially has a hay belly. πŸ‘€πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ΄

#rescuehorse #horserescue #haybelly #horses #horse #auctionhorse #savedfromslaughter

Thank you The Pegasus App for giving rescues like ours the exposure we need! 🐴 Photo credit: The Equestrian's Promise
03/03/2021

Thank you The Pegasus App for giving rescues like ours the exposure we need! 🐴

Photo credit: The Equestrian's Promise

Horse rescue and rehabilitation groups are truly the angels of the equestrian world.

We believe these organizations deserve the exposure of the incredible work that they are doing and we wanted to build a platform that enables the inspired to easily learn about and donate to their cause.

So, that’s one of the things we’re doing over here at Pegasus.

Rescue organizations can showcase their program, for free, on Pegasus. Soon, members will be able to not only read about these special groups, but will also be able to donate to them with a simple click of a button.

πŸ“· Cherry Tapley with Nalani Horse Rescue, a peaceful haven in Aldie, Virginia, whose mission is to provide horses in need of rescue with care, rehabilitation, and training with the goal of finding them safe, forever homes.

Add your 501c3 charity on Pegasus at www.thepegasus.app. Downloadable app coming to the app stores next month! πŸ“²

The horse holds a legendary mystique in American culture; visions of cowboys, farms, horse racing and ponies come to min...
03/01/2021

The horse holds a legendary mystique in American culture; visions of cowboys, farms, horse racing and ponies come to mind - not abuse, starvation, neglect and slaughter of these amazing and sensitive creatures. National Horse Protection Day (otherwise known as World Horse Day) was created to bring light to the plight of horses in America and beyond and help thousands of unwanted horses in this country find forever homes.

It is only with YOUR donations that we can continue our mission to save as many as possible. These majestic creatures have been the backbone of our country as well as the subject of our childhood stories and they deserve dignity and safety.

In honor of #106, PLEASE donate today. 🐴 *To read the story of #106 follow link in comments below.

#HorseProtectionDay #WorldHorseDay

The horse holds a legendary mystique in American culture; visions of cowboys, farms, horse racing and ponies come to mind - not abuse, starvation, neglect and slaughter of these amazing and sensitive creatures. National Horse Protection Day (otherwise known as World Horse Day) was created to bring light to the plight of horses in America and beyond and help thousands of unwanted horses in this country find forever homes.

It is only with YOUR donations that we can continue our mission to save as many as possible. These majestic creatures have been the backbone of our country as well as the subject of our childhood stories and they deserve dignity and safety.

In honor of #106, PLEASE donate today. 🐴 *To read the story of #106 follow link in comments below.

#HorseProtectionDay #WorldHorseDay

Happy Sunny Sunday from Spirit. πŸ΄β˜€οΈπŸ’™  #rescuehorse #horserescue #horse #happyhorse
02/21/2021

Happy Sunny Sunday from Spirit. πŸ΄β˜€οΈπŸ’™

#rescuehorse #horserescue #horse #happyhorse

Happy Sunny Sunday from Spirit. πŸ΄β˜€οΈπŸ’™

#rescuehorse #horserescue #horse #happyhorse

Sophie is not sure about this...but there’s happiness on the other side of this trailer ride! πŸ’•πŸ΄
02/14/2021

Sophie is not sure about this...but there’s happiness on the other side of this trailer ride! πŸ’•πŸ΄

β€œI know for sure that love saves me, and that it is here to save us all.” - Maya Angelou ❀️
02/14/2021

β€œI know for sure that love saves me, and that it is here to save us all.” - Maya Angelou ❀️

β€œI know for sure that love saves me, and that it is here to save us all.” - Maya Angelou ❀️

Look at the duo! Blankets off enjoying the sun. Spirit (on the left) is getting a little hay belly. 😍🐴 πŸ‘€ #rescuehorses #...
02/10/2021

Look at the duo! Blankets off enjoying the sun. Spirit (on the left) is getting a little hay belly. 😍🐴 πŸ‘€

#rescuehorses #happyhorses #horses #horserescue

Look at the duo! Blankets off enjoying the sun. Spirit (on the left) is getting a little hay belly. 😍🐴 πŸ‘€

#rescuehorses #happyhorses #horses #horserescue

Today was beautiful! Perfect day to get those blankets off and have a grooming session. Hope and Sophie loved the attent...
02/05/2021

Today was beautiful! Perfect day to get those blankets off and have a grooming session. Hope and Sophie loved the attention. πŸ΄πŸ’•

#rescuehorses #horserescue #happyhorses #horses #auctionhorsesrescue #prettygirls

Those ears tho...Sophie. πŸ’• #horserescue #rescuehorse #horse #horselove #auctionhorse #standardbred
02/04/2021

Those ears tho...Sophie. πŸ’•

#horserescue #rescuehorse #horse #horselove #auctionhorse #standardbred

Those ears tho...Sophie. πŸ’•

#horserescue #rescuehorse #horse #horselove #auctionhorse #standardbred

It’s been 2.5 weeks since Spirit and Hope arrived. Love seeing those soft eyes and happy little faces.  πŸ₯°πŸ΄β€οΈ
02/03/2021

It’s been 2.5 weeks since Spirit and Hope arrived. Love seeing those soft eyes and happy little faces. πŸ₯°πŸ΄β€οΈ

02/01/2021

Winning Spirit’s trust one handful of grain at a time. He still shudders at the slightest movement and would rather keep his distance but he’s making progress! He’s a sweet soul who wants to be friends, but just doesn’t know how yetοΏΌ. πŸ΄πŸ’”

Happy Snow Day from Lincoln and Teddy! β„οΈπŸ’™πŸ΄
01/31/2021

Happy Snow Day from Lincoln and Teddy! β„οΈπŸ’™πŸ΄

Happy Snow Day from Lincoln and Teddy! β„οΈπŸ’™πŸ΄

Life is a little less scary when you have a best friend to share it with. πŸ΄πŸ’«πŸ΄#rescuehorses #happyhorses #horserescue #bo...
01/18/2021

Life is a little less scary when you have a best friend to share it with. πŸ΄πŸ’«πŸ΄

#rescuehorses #happyhorses #horserescue #bondedpair #besties #friendship

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Nalani Horse Rescue (Nalani is Hawaiian for β€œthe Heavens”) is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to horse rescue and rehabilitation. Our mission is to provide horses in need of rescue with care, rehabilitation and training with the goal of finding them safe, forever homes. At Nalani, we are committed to giving these horses an opportunity to meet their potential in a loving, healthy and trusting environment. Nalani is located at Alanwood Farm in Broad Run, Virginia; a tranquil respite for horses who are in need of recovery.

Why Rescue? There are many factors that lead to a horse being dumped at an auction and headed to a horrific journey and terrifying death in a slaughter house. A horse costs at minimum $3K - 10K a year to feed and maintain. Often, people with the best of intentions fall on hard times and can no longer feed and give the proper care to a horse. In the racing and sport horse world, horses are often started far too young and sustain injuries early in life that limit their ability to perform, making them unwanted. As horses age and are no longer able to do a job (whether it’s a lesson horse, cart horse, or show horse), they are often discarded. Sadly, the world is full of cruel people who abuse, neglect, and starve horses for seemingly no reason. Over 100,000 horses are shipped to slaughter every year.

Cherry Tapley began riding as an adult, but throughout her life she possessed a passion for horses and dreamed of one day owning a horse. As a new horse owner, she quickly became aware of the plight of many horses who were starved, abused, and discarded, often leading them to be shipped to slaughter. Determined to make a difference, she immersed herself in hands-on horse care and became an advocate for horses. As her passion and involvement with horses grew, she developed insight into rescue and rehabilitation, eventually co-founding Nalani Horse Rescue. As President and Co-Founder of Nalani Horse Rescue, Cherry runs the daily operations of the rescue and drives planning, coordination, and fundraising. She considers it the greatest privilege to work with horses and watch them transform as they receive the love and care they need.

Mark Rivest is an attorney who retired as a Colonel after a 27 year career in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Mark and his wife, Susan, are originally from upstate New York, but adopted Northern Virginia as their home. They built a home in Aldie, VA and knew that they wanted to become involved in their adopted community and make a positive difference. Given the fact that Susan grew up around horses and developed a lifelong passion for equestrian activities and equine welfare, volunteering at Nalani was a natural choice. After sponsoring their first horse, Lincoln, and spending countless hours volunteering on various Nalani projects, they have become steadfast supporters and a consistent fixture at Nalani. Mark and Susan, and their daughters Caitlin and Kirsten, are inspired on a daily basis by Nalani’s ability to change the lives of horses and humans alike.

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Yesterday, Lincoln and I had our third session in the round pen. In the previous two sessions, Lincoln was very worried about being lunged and wouldn't just walk quietly even on the line, he would go immediately into a trot or his gait instead. I'm happy to announce that yesterday after just a few tries, Lincoln learned to walk quietly on the line, and I couldn't be prouder! He has a typical long strided head shaking walk of a Tennessee walking horse :) We also had some distractions in the pen, like a curious kitty and people tossing hay bales that Lincoln handled like a pro. Afterwards Lincoln got the full grooming treatment and spent some time standing quietly in crossties. He picked up all his feet with ease and tolerated being touched everywhere. Isn't he a handsome boy?!
Riser is loving his new home. His mom is making sure he's spoiled.
The Sweetest Horse - Lincoln. Cherry Tapley Shane Richitt