Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown is a 24yo (2000) gelding with an amazing story of perseverance. In 2012 he was seized with 2 other horses from Randall County in one of the most severe abuse cases we’ve seen at Dove Creek. Charlie Brown and Charger survived, but sadly the other gelding did not. It was “touch and go” for several weeks for “CB” and Charger as staff and volunteers paid very close attention to them, hoping they had the strength to pull through such severe malnutrition. Slowly, and with a careful feeding regimen, they regained their weight and Charlie Brown began to show signs of his unique personality. What also showed up was a condition called “string halt” where his back legs have a hitch in them when he walks, but at a trot or gallop it isn’t evident. We learned he used to be a roping horse which is easy to understand observing his energy and athleticism. He is often seen playing around and being his mischievous self with his buddies in the herd. He definitely feels “at home” in the sanctuary, where we made a decision to place him since he had such an uphill journey. He is a favorite in the Volunteer Program and has helped many folks learn about horses through his curious personality. As he ages, we notice his is quieter and a bit slower, but “CB” is loved by all.

Age: 24

Breed: Quarter Horse

Color: Sorrel

Gender: Gelding

Sponsored by

Ava McGrath and Sally Brown, Vista, California
Sella Robinett, Amarillo, Texas
Tracey Keller, San Antonio, Texas

A note to potential sponsor:

Every horse needs several sponsors to fully fund their care, averaging $400/month at Dove Creek Equine Rescue. Monthly sponsorships from $10-$150/month are greatly appreciated!