Success stories

Click on the horse’s name and it will take you to their page to read about the wonderful people who opened their hearts to a rescue horse! We want to thank them all for giving a rescue horse a second chance at life!

Deb Turney Adopts Black Pearl *Raven*

Deb Turney Adopts Black Pearl *Raven*

Deb has done it again!  Deb, from Greeneville, has adopted, yet another lucky horse from MAHR!  Black Pearl found her way into Deb’s heart.  Off to a 40 acre ranch, *Raven*, Black Pearl’s new name, has a wonderland to roam on with a lot of other beautiful, lucky horses & donkeys!  Thank you, Deb, for [...]

Deb Adoptes Rain

Deb Adoptes Rain

  Deb Turney, from Camp Creek area, adopted Rain.  They just bonded within minutes of meeting each other. Rain only comes to Deb, when she calls her…no one else…so that tells ya something!  Deb is boarding Rain here, until her pastures are fenced.  Thank you, Deb, for opening up your heart and home for a [...]

Dawn & Brian Adopt Bella!

Dawn & Brian Adopt Bella!

        Dawn & Brian from Elizabethton, TN adopted Bella on 3/31!  She’ll have 3 other horses to play with and a nice pasture to play in!  Thank you Dawn and Brian for giving Bella a wonderful, forever home!

Twister Adopted By Dr. Peter Platzel

Twister Adopted By Dr. Peter Platzel

                In December of 2011, Dr. Peter Platzel, of Kingsport saw Twister on our website and fell in love with him before he even came out to MAHR.  Once he saw Twister, he knew that was the horse for him.  He took him through the trails and came [...]

Diane Collins Comes Back and Adopts Lilly, Too!

Diane Collins Comes Back and Adopts Lilly, Too!

After Diane, of Va., left, she kept thinking of the one she left behind that had caught her eye….Lilly.  After much contemplating, and numbers crunching, she decided to go where her heart is telling her to go, plus, they needed another family horse that could ride, anyway! So she called up MAHR and asked if [...]

Diane & Bobby Collins adopts Bullet & Jewel!!

Diane & Bobby Collins adopts Bullet & Jewel!!

    Diane has always loved horses. She said, “I have loved horses my entire life.  I spent my youth around them.  I am now 52 and have been blessed financially, and have the time and desire to provide a loving, safe and secure environment to the horses.  The are beautiful, intelligent animals who deserve [...]

Hanna Adopts Jessie!

Hanna Adopts Jessie!

Hanna’s Mom has been looking for a nice, gentle horse for her 4 year old, Hanna, for a long time.  They came to Mustang Alley in July, and saw Jessie.  Jessie had been born with a birth defect in his left hip and couldn’t continue to ride on roads any longer, so his past owners [...]

Jamie & Jim Fulford Adopts Maverick!

Jamie & Jim Fulford Adopts Maverick!

The Fulfords and Maverick Jamie & Jim Fulford adopted Maverick on 5-30-11.  Jamie has had her eye on Maverick for a long time, and said today is the day!  Their two children, Harlee, 5 and her brother, Brandon, 6, will also be enjoying riding Maverick around the property.  Maverick loves children and stood for them [...]

Morgan Adopts Magic!

Morgan Adopts Magic!

On March 25th, 2011, Morgan, a 10 year old young lady, came to look and see if there was a horse for her so she could graduate to a larger horse!  She’s outgrown her pony.  She saw Magic and rode him, and said, “I like him!”  So she rode him again, and decided that Magic [...]

Kelly adopts Macie

Kelly adopts Macie

I think it was love at first site…Kelly wanted a big stocky quarter horse.  One that she could ride at anytime and feel safe.  Now she and Macie have have a bond that will last forever!   Thank you, Kelly, for opening up your heart & home to a rescue horse! They deserve a second [...]

Fran Knotts from Lafayette, TN adopts 2 TW stallions.

Fran Knotts from Lafayette, TN adopts 2 TW stallions.

Fran Knotts from Lafayette, TN saw the 28 TWHs on Facebook that Mustang Alley aquired and had to help out!  The moment she saw his face, it was true love!  Not only did Fran adopt the sorrel stallion, but she adopted the young black stallion, too, for her sister! Thank you, Fran, for helping a [...]

Poco Poncho has his Own Little Girl!!

Poco Poncho has his Own Little Girl!!

Poco Poncho found his new forever home & partner for life!  Steve, from Knoxville, adopted Poco Pancho for his daughter, Mandy, and Satchel Page for himself. Another beautiful success story!

Satchel Page & Steve

Satchel Page & Steve

Steve, from Knoxville, adopted Satchel Page on 2/8/11 and also adopted Poco Poncho for his daughter!  Together they will all ride and learn together.           Thank you Steve!  For giving TWO rescue horses a loving family to grow old with!  

Minnich Adopts Midnight

Minnich Adopts Midnight

9 year old Minnich, from Bristol, TN fell in love with Midnight the first time she rode him.  Her parents wanted her to look at a couple other horses before she made that life-long decision.  Minnich waited a whole week thinking about Midnight and never quit thinking of him.  Finally, on January 31, 2010, she [...]

Caley and Penni Adopts Jake!

Caley & Penni were looking for a good kid’s horse and found him at our rescue.  Jake has been here for a year now and finally someone wanted him! On 1/30/11, after Caley rode Jake for awhile she said she wanted him!  Jake is a 21 year old TWH…just the perfect age for a beginner [...]

Chandler Adopts Apache

Chandler Adopts Apache

Chandler Graybeal of Abingdon, Va, adopted Apache on Jan 23, 2011.  ”He’s just the perfect size”  Chandler plans to teach Apache sorting and penning…he’ll be great!  Chandler has been looking for a good sorting and penning prospect and finally found one at Mustang Alley Horse Rescue.             Thank you, Chandler, [...]

Amy & Estrella

Amy & Estrella

Amy Bronson of Chilhowie, VA got the surprise of her life when her sister-in-law told her she had to come over to her house because she needed some help.  Amy had come to the rescue and just fell in love with Estrella, but then found out she couldn’t afford her because of other obligations.  Her [...]

Debbie & Belle

Debbie had her eyes on Belle 3 years ago when she first started coming out to volunteer here at MAHR.  Belle is the only horse Debbie would ride.  Finally, now that Debbie & her husband Steve, have their place set up for horses in Chuckey, TN, she said it was time.  Belle & Debbie have [...]

Leslie Adopts Sky!!

Leslie Adopts Sky!!

Leslie came to MAHR looking for that special horse.  One that she could ride with confidence on and know she’d be well taken care of…..and Sky fit that very description. After coming a few times and riding Sky in the round pen and on the trails, she said he’s the perfect one! On July 24th, [...]

Connie Adopted Buster Brown!!

Connie Adopted Buster Brown!!

Connie of Jonesboro, fell in love with Buster the moment she laid eyes on him…”this horse was meant to be mine”, she commented….”I just love him”!  What a wonderful match!  With a beautiful home, Buster will spend the rest of his life with Connie & his pasture-mate, another gelding.  Connie plans to ride him around [...]

Maria adopts Eeyore!!

Maria adopts Eeyore!!

Maria Blackstone, of Rogersville, TN, adopted Eeyore on June 25th, 2010.  Maria kept her eye on Eeyore for a long time before he completely stole her heart.  She couldn’t stand it any longer, she had to have him. Thank you, Maria…for giving Eeyore a loving, forever home!

Leslie & Tessa

Leslie & Tessa

Leslie Johnson of Woodlawn, TN came to MAHR looking for that special horse that she could “click” with.  After riding several of the horses here…she saddled up Tessa and got on…after about 5 minutes of riding, she had a big smile on her face and said “This is the one!”  What a pair! Tessa left [...]

Heather adopts Cowboy

Heather adopts Cowboy

Heather, a student of Tusculum College, adopted Cowboy on April 11th, 2010, and is taking him back home to Chicago, in May when school is out.  They really clicked when she came out to volunteer and she just couldn’t resist those baby blue eyes of his.  Good luck Heather & Cowboy, on your new adventures [...]

Beth & David adopts Sadie & Magnum

Beth & David adopts Sadie & Magnum

Beth & David Detroyer, of Camp Creek, TN, adopted Sadie & Magnum in March of 2010 .  They fell in love at first sight!  David is a barefoot trimmer and will continue Sadie & Magnum’s navicular trimming and soon they’ll both be sound enough to take to the trails. Thank you, Beth & David, for [...]

Amanda adopts Peaches & Rose

Amanda, of Johnson City, adopted Peaches on Feb. 27th, 2010. She also adopted Rose, for her granddaughter.  They have a beautiful place and Rose & Peaches seem very comfortable in their new home.  Thank you, Amanda, for opening up your heart & home for 2 wonderful rescues.  Another good ending!

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