Valentine, approximately 9 years old, came to us from the Devore Animal Shelter. She was rescued along with around 20 other horses from a hoarding situation in the San Bernardino County area. We were called in to take her in along with another mare, Faith. She came in extremely emaciated, had a bad case of lice, bad feet, stress warts and we suspected she might be pregnant. We had the vet out and although we weren't able to determine if she is, she's pretty round. She's gained weight and is healthy so we will keep monitoring her.
BB, known to us as Ms. B, is around 9 years old. She came to us from Campo, 3 miles our side of the Mexican border. We were told she was a mustang because she wondered on to a property with a wild burro. She was so skinny, she was almost near death by the time she arrived here. She has improved immensely since she arrived, both physically and socially. We suspect she may be pregnant by the burro. The vet will be out soon to hopefully confirm our suspicion.
Aspen (mustang mare, 15) She hasn't been ridden in a few years but did very well for her eval ride! She responded beautifully to everything that was asked of her. With more saddle time, she will be set to probably ride with an advanced beginner or intermediate. Aspen does require maintenance as she has had a history of laminitis. With her special diet provided by her owners, she has not had a single issue in several years. She is not sponsored
Roxy: She also had a “mini” evaluation yesterday. She was previously used for children and got right back into routine after a few minutes. She’s a sweetie pie and will fit in well here. She may be considered for our lessons program.
Annie is breed unknown mare, around 26-30 years old Annie was originally found wondering alone in a canyon in Banning, CA. She was underweight, but very affectionate. Annie does have medical issues regarding her knees and keeping weight on. She is keeping weight and taking daily medication for her knees. She is available to sponsorship only. Permanent resident at far from perfect.
Aladdin is a 25 year old Arabian gelding. He came into the rescue towards the end of December 2019, when we noticed he was being given away for free on craigslist. We took him in to make sure he was in good hands. He came in with teeth issues, underweight, rain rot ( skin issue) and suffers from muscle spasms in both hind legs. He is now on a special diet.. We are working on getting weight on him and improving his overall health and comfort. He has a very loving sponsor who gives him the love and the attention he deserves.
Bo Jax is an 18 year old quarter/mustang cross gelding, Recently surrendered to the rescue because he was getting older and suffering from abcesses in his hooves. He was previously used as a roping horse and is very well trained. We believe he has laminitis, and is on a special diet to help him heal. Bo is on a medical hold so he can not be adopted at this time, but he is looking for a sponsor.
Cheyenne is a 8-10 year old mustang mare who is fully trained, but a little barn soar. Rescued 2/2020. We were contacted by a boarding facility in Highland , CA that was being sold and Cheyenne was part of the group of 17 unclaimed horses. We helped with 8 of those horses. S&S ranch took 6 horses, Viva took one horse, White rock took 2 horses. We were all happy to step in as a team and help. Her original owner, hearing the news the boarding facility was closing, had no where to put her. We were told she is fully trained but has not been worked in some time. She is available for Sponsorship only.
Cookie is a 2 year old mustang gelding, who is the baby of the entire herd. He was owner surrender without training. He is working on trust, confidence and training. He is available to sponsor or adoption to an experienced trainer. When his training is complete he will be available for adoption.
Daisy is a 16 year old standard bred mare. She has been at the rescue since 9/2019. She was a rescue to rescue transfer and came in with Shyloe. We were told Daisy is broke to ride, but that has not been tested. and she is very shy. She is looking for a sponsor to spend time with her and help her trust again. Adoption available to the right person with experience.
Gigi and Marygrace are staying with us through a 6 month contract. Due to the Camp Fire, their family is in the process of rebuilding. They are both very sweet with everyone and Ms. Marygrace loves the sweet treats. She gives it away when ever someone tries to sneak her a carrot or two with her bray. UPDATE; Gigi and Marygrace are home with their family as of 4/2020.
Shoria is an 18 year old thoroughbred. her owner was a good friend of the family and when they reached out, we were happy to help. Shara was a racer when she was young and and loved by 0ne family for many years. Currently available for sponsorship only.
Diamond is a 10 year old mustang mare who was saved from auction and arrived at the rescue (9/2019) pretty traumatized. She was thin and had multiple fresh scabs all over her body. She is very shy and while her body has healed , emotionally she would like a sponsor to come and spend time with her to help her trust and build confidence. Looking for a sponsor at this time. UPDATE; Diamond currently being sponsored, pending adoption .
Birdie is a 10-12 year old mustang mare who is shy , but loves treats. Rescued 2/2020. Our rescue was contacted by a boarding facility in Highland , CA that was being sold and Birdie was part of the group of 17 unclaimed horses. We helped with 8 of those horses. S&S ranch took 6 horses, Viva took one horse, White rock took 2 horses. We were all happy to step in as a team and help. She is available for Sponsorship only. She has not been trained, and she would love a sponsor to help build her confidence, socialization and training and maybe on day adopted to her forever home.
Ellie is a 14 year old Quarter/arabian cross mare who was recently adopted 2020. Ellie is owned by a little girl who loves to spoil her. They play in the round pen together and ride together. Before coming to the rescue Ellie was with one family for the majority of her life. In 2019 she had 3 different homes. She rides both english and western and knows how to pull a cart.
Bear is a 24 year old mustang gelding , purchased by a loving member of FFPMR network, at auction with the amount of money we could purchase him for and the member using their own money to help secure this beautiful boys safety at our rescue. We thank her for her bravery and courage. Currently he is underweight , and we will be giving him supplemental feedings to help him gain weight. He Loaded and unloaded wonderfully. Currently available to sponsor , will await medical clearance for further evaluation.
Gypsy is an 18 year old Overo paint mare. She came to the rescue as an owner surrender from Yucaipa, CA (9/2019). She was diagnosed by the vet with laminitis and is currently on medical hold. She is receiving a special diet. Gypsy is fully trained , once cleared from medical she will go through a refresh on training. At feeding time she will call for you, so you know where she is and were to put the food. Currently available to Sponsor.
Sulley is a 20 year old mustang gelding. Rescued 2/2020. He is not broken and we feel due to his age he would be an excellent pasture friend and a great companion. He is learning about treats and can be lead. Available to sponsor or adoption.
Kickapoo is a 18 year old mustang mare. She is broke to ride and likes to go slow. She prefers to ride with a Hackamore. She will meet you at the gate, loves to be pet and given treats. Available for Sponsorship.
Lefty came in with Cayden. He is a 17 years old Mustang Gelding. After much research we have found he is a Comstock Mustang from the Navajo reservation. He is on the smaller side but is ride-able by a very experienced rider. He is currently available for adoption
Lakota is a 15 year old grulla, mustang mare originally from the divine basin in Wyoming. She came to us untrained and we are currently working with her trust issues. Lakota would love a sponsor to help her with socialization and training. Lakota is available for adoption.
Cayden is a 23 yr old registered appaloosa gelding. He stands 16.2 hands tall. He comes from a very rough past of abuse and has several scars to prove it. We call him the gentle giant. Anyone can ride him as long as there are no whips or spurs used. He is currently under sponsorship and looking for an adopter.
Smoochy is a 22 yr old mustang mare from Colorado. Her owner was elderly and had to move in with family , we gladly took in Smoochy. She does not have formal training and i a bit shy. We are currently working on her trust, leading and picking up her feet. We have been able to get a saddle on Smoochy. She is not currently available for adoption by an owner with training experience.
Sugar was an 18 yr old quarter appy who was here on consignment. He was a 13 yr old girls gymkhana horse. He is was a wonderful horse who was lucky enough to be adopted. Unfortunately due to cancer he had to be humanly euthanized. We are sad but happy he new love before he crossed the rainbow bridge.
Lady Elaine (previously known as Juno) is a 10 year old Thoroughbred mare. She was used as a breeding mare for most of her life. She came in very skinny and halter broke. When she started putting on weight, the Vet realized she was pregnant. Baby is due 2020. After she gives birth she will start training. Currently looking for a sponsor. UPDATE ; PENDING ADOPTION
Maddie is a 10 year old mustang mare who came to us as an owner surrender from Santa Cruz , CA. Her previous owner was a high school senior and wanted to make sure she found the right home for her. Maddie is sponsored , pending adoption to a girl who loves her and her sassy attitude.
Mr. Ed is a 10-11 year Palomino Gelding. He is Halter broken and has a lot of potential for many different disciplines. He is a big guy ( over 16 hands) and would love to have a sponsor or forever home. UPDATE; SPONSORED AND PENDING ADOPTION
Monet is an 8 year old Mustang mare who came to us as an owner surrender out of Jurupa Valley, CA. She had had minimal training, But now, she is saddle broke. She has a wonderful sponsor that spoils her. Monet loves to be sung to and enjoys treats.
Samantha is a 20 year old paint mare. Rescues 2/2020. When she arrived at the rescue we noticed her feet were in bad shape. We are holding off on her evaluation until her feet are better. She is very sweet, gentle and loves treats. Available to sponsor.
Shyloe is an 18 year old mustang mare that came to the rescue 9/2019. Shyloe is very sweet but a little barn soar when she came to the rescue. She has a sponsor who works with her daily and they also compete in gymkhanas together.
Sammy is a 29 year old mustang gelding. Sammy is a rescue to rescue transfer. He was used for tripping, which is an illegal sport. He can be saddled. Sammy would love a home where he could be in a pasture with friends. Currently looking for a sponsor or an adopter.
Shorty is a 19 year old POA. His original owner was also Sparky's. They came in together. He was used for giving lessons to their grand kids. He is now being used as a cart pony and a lesson horse for kids. He will have a forever home here at Far-From-Perfect.
Abby was a rescue to rescue transfer in 2016. She is a 36 year old mustang mare . She has foundered somewhere in her past and we are in the process of fixing her feet. Abby is fully trained, but would love to be a friend in your pasture. It is with a heavy heart we announce that abigail was laid to rest 9/2020. She crossed the rainbow bridge surrounded by family and friends.
Pepper is a 4 year old , blue roan mustang mare. She came to us because she was not the right fit for the family. She has been with the rescue for two years working on trust. She has some behavior issues. She is currently in training and looking for a sponsor or an adopter with training experience.
Star is a 10 year old mustang mare who was rescued from auction and after a few homes , she was brought to the rescue. She loves attention and she will be the first one to greet you at the gate. Star has been ridden, and needs more practice. Currently looking for a sponsor or an adopter with training experience.
Willow is a strawberry Roan that is permanent resident at far from perfect. She is a spunky girl with lots os spirit. She likes to mix her hay in the water, nice and soggy. She is newly broke to ride and looking for a sponsor.
Zuni us a 14 year old mustang gelding. He is a Flea bitten grey who loves carrots and hugs. He came to the rescue 7/2019 without training. He is now ready to begin training. Available to sponsor or adopter with training experience.
Flora is a Mustang mare , estimated age is 3-5 years old. She was captured by the BLM in August 2019. She has two owners since then. She was last owned by a trainer who was attempting a 90 day makeover with Flora, but the owner reached out to us when they realized they signed up for too much horse. Joel and Annette went to take a look at her and after almost 2 hours loaded her in the trailer, and she made plenty of noise on her way to her new home. Floral is completely wild and will need plenty of work. Please keep distance, but do say Hi to her, she is learning. For now- she is settling into her new surroundings. No evaluation at this time.
Dreamer is a 19 year old mustang gelding who came to us as an owner surrender March 2020. When he came to us he was extremely underweight. He has been putting weight on successfully, his hair is growing back beautifully and he is very sweet. He loves to be pet and given treats. He is a big boy at 16 hands. He is originally from Twin peaks Nevada. He is currently being sponsored.
River was a 21 yr old retired barrel racing champion. We took him on the agreement that he would never race again. He was adopted by our silent board member as a trail horse. This was his perfect retirement. River crossed the rainbow bridge in December 2019.
Bullseye came to us with Horseshoe. They are an inseparable pair. He is a 28 yr old registered paint. He at one time was a kids barrel horse. He came to us very skinny and we were having a hard time putting weight on him. We had his teeth floated in May 2019 and have been successful getting his weight up. We are hopeful that he will continue to improve with a good diet and some exercise. He is available for sponsorship and/or adoption.
Bug is a 26 yr old mustang mare who was transferred from Nevada to California because she has escaped custody seven times and returned to her herd. She was a sale authority that most likely would have gone to a bad situation. We intervened, built a secure pen and she was invited to stay with us. She is extremely feisty and sassy and is a permanent resident at Far-From-Perfect.
Horseshoe came to us as an owner surrender with Bullseye. He is a 30 yr old registered Quarter horse and was a fully trained reining horse at one time but spent most of his life as a kids horse. He was very skinny when he came in and has been slowly gaining weight and putting on muscle. We've had his teeth floated and a thorough vet check and he's doing very well. He loves kids and is used for lessons. He is available for sponsorship and/or adoption.
Cotton is a mustang gelding from Fish Creek, Nevada. We adopted him from a TIP trainer. Cotton is our original mustang, He was the first mustang on the property and he has a forever home with our family, "He started it all.." Cotton loves trail and he is a step up horse for lessons. Cotton has also started riding in gymkhana, and is well loved by his riders.
Olivia was a rescue to rescue transfer. She is a 19 yr old mustang mare from New Mexico. She is an experienced rider only horse and is still learning to ride on her own. At one point, she was used as a dude string horse and is only used to following another horse. We are working with her on her confidence. She is available for sponsorship or adopter with training experience.
Petunia came in with Shorty and Sparky. She is approximately a 10 yr old Egyptian Arabian. She is such a sweetheart and despite her past neglect she is improving all the time. She loves attention and goes out on the trail just fine. She requires an intermediate rider. Adopted by a wonderful family in 2020. Sadly Petunia fell ill , and unfortunately she was humanely euthanized surrounded by her loving family and the love they shared, she crossed the rainbow bridge.
A note from her family : Petunia had a serious impact on our family and we are taking it pretty hard. I have to first and foremost thank Joel and Annette. If there was any doubt that Ángeles were sent from heaven ??? Let there be absolutely no question or doubt, Joel and Annette are two angels that walk the earth. As we stood puzzled and lost and as a dad, I had no answers for my daughter Samantha as she cried and looked at me and asked why and to solve all her problems. Joel and Annette both immediately without hesitation, stepped up and said, “Derrell, don’t worry, we are here to help and we will take care of it”! Joel stood with me as a brother to me and dad to Samantha and Petunia. Annette went into action as she does and started brain storming. I can go on and on and on. We have personally experienced the love, respect and support as family from them, not just people but family. They will always be our family and anytime they call on the HOCHSTEIN’s, you better believe there will never be hesitation. Thank you all who sent prayers and donations. We are so grateful to all. Our little Petunia will never be forgotten. She’s giving her distinctive bottom lip service in better pastures. Thank you thank thank. The Hochstein family.
Shelby is a mustang mare who came to us due to her owner moving. She is a wonderful mustang from Arizona. She is mounted posse trained. We adopted her out over a year ago but she was returned to us in Oct 2018 with a stifle injury. She is better now, but is still favoring her hind leg. Her original owner who had given her away many years ago, to whom we received her from, found her here and now sponsors her. She comes and spends time with her and loves on her.
Princess was rescued from the LA area. She was a 20 yr old Arabian quarter horse cross. She came to us with a bad front knee. She was a sweet gal. Princess crossed the rainbow bridge in 2019.
Jade is approximately a 3 year old mustang mare filly. She was a sale authority when she was purchased in October 2018. Her owner ran into some family health issues that took her time away from Jade. We were happy to take her and she is currently in training. Her training is going great, she is becoming desensitized to having a saddle on her back. She has a lot of personality and a lot of potential for different disciplines. She is available for sponsor or adopter with training experience. Once her training is complete she will be available without restriction.
Vinny is a 15 year old Tennessee walker who was staying with us because his owner liked riding with Joel. In December 2018 his owner passed away. We have told the family he can stay until they decide what to do with him. He loves attention and treats. 2020 update : We are happy to announce that Vinny is now owned by Joel and has a forever home with our family. Vinny loves people and exercising in the round pen.
Ottis is a 3 yr old mustang gelding that was given to us under the terms he stays here forever. Ottis is a big boy and still growing. He is ridable , has been on trail and even in a few parades. He loves to eat and likes to go very slow, and he will tell you all about it ( he sighs a lot ). He is available to sponsor, not available for adoption
Callie is a 5 year old unbranded mustang mare (mom was pregnant with her at time of sale) who was an owner surrender due to the hard times of the 2020 pandemic. She is very social and will walk up to you and if you scratch her withers or her booty, she will fall in love. She is currently under chiropractic care for her hips being out and is very good at her appointments. She is on need of a sponsor.
Dude is a 12 year old mustang gelding that we rescued from Riverside animal shelter. He was found wondering in Jurupa valley riverbed, very underweight, poor coat quality,and has lacerations on both hips from laying down. He is very sweet and you can tell he has been handled before , he loaded and unloaded without concern. He currently has a sponsor and is pending adoption following medical clearance.
Mickey is a 7 yr old mustang mare who came to us through a TIP trainer. She was a three strike mustang when we got her at 4 yrs old. Since her training she loves to go out on trail and can go up to 50 miles without breaking a sweat. She has been started on barrels and is currently running AA times. She is full of energy and loves to go. She loves to have her butt scratched. She is available to sponsor only. She is a permanent resident of far from perfect.
Minerva came to us as a rescue transfer. She is an 18 yr old mustang mare from Utah. At one time she was a ranch horse. With the right person she can do it all. She is a great kids horse and we use her for lessons. She is also doing gymkhana shows. She is blind in one eye but it truly does not stop her. Minnie is available to sponsor only. She is a permanent resident of far from perfect.
Hermosa is a 16 yr old paint mare who we picked up two years ago from up in Northern California. We took her on the agreement she would stay with us forever. She at one time was a dancing horse. She is a lesson horse for more advanced riders, and loves attention from everyone . Annette currently rides her on trail and in gymkhana. Hermosa is available to sponsor. She is a permanent resident at far from perfect.
Feather is a 15 yr old paint mare. She was given to us by our silent board member to use for lessons. She is a lesson horse, loves trails and the arena. She has ringbone in her front right hoof and is in the process of healing. but we are giving her time to heal. Feather currently has a sponsor. She is a permanent resident at far from perfect.
Nosey came to us with several other horses. She is a Kieger mustang. Her nose was broken when they captured her so she never grew. Her owner had to cut his heard down due to family health issues. She is a sweetheart but will not be adoptable. Nosey was adopted as a companion horse in 2019.
Libby is a 21yr old mustang from the Kieger herd. She injured her leg when they captured her but is not lame. She at one time was a wonderful riding horse but now deserves her retirement. Libby was adopted as a companion horse.
Link is a 7yr old mustang from fish creek Nevada. ADOPTED
Leo is a 15 yr old paint. ADOPTED
Apache was only here a a week. We helped Skydog with the transition from auction to them. He was a very sweet horse who was adopted just after he was picked up from here
Honor we picked up and cared for while helping out White Rock horse rescue. He was here for a week before going to them
Gunpowder was 16 yrs old when she arrived here. She was a grey Appaloosa TB. We used her for trail rides and I ran gymkhana on her. At 19 yrs old she became sick and colicky. She did this 2 months in a row. The second time when the vet examined her she found tumors in her throat and stomach. Per the vet it was recommended that we humanely euthanize her. She will never be forgotten. I stayed with her until she crossed the rainbow bridge
Redman was a 9 yr old mustang who had a very rough past. Most would say he was dangerous but truly he was defensive and scared. Joel had a wonderful connection with him. Last year he fought with another horse over the fence (not one of our horses, a loose horse that belonged to someone else) he ended up twisting his gut. He passed away with Joel by his side.
Benjamin was a 7 yr old mustang born to sally before she arrived here. He was a wonderful smart horse that was in training. We do not know what happened but the vet said he twisted his gut. Joel was by his side as he was humanly euthanized due to the severity of his injury
Lilly was a 21 yr old gaited mare. She was smooth to ride. She came to us via our ferries. Unfortunately she had cushings before she was given to him. The previous owner never treated it. She was here a very short time and was in the process of diagnosis when her kidneys shut down due to the disease. She was humanly euthanized.