We recently had the opportunity to connect with Dawn Robyn, Founder of Rosemary Farm, a horse sanctuary in South Kortright, New York (rosemaryfarm.org). Dawn saw one of our FaceBook posts on Waverly and replied that Rosemary Farm is currently caring for one of Waverly’s colts! His name is Aidan and he was rescued from the same situation of neglect as Waverly.
Used as a broodmare upon retirement from her racing career, Waverly produced five foals in five years, several of which are currently racing the Northeast tracks. Sadly, Aiden was not viewed has having racing potential and he and his mother found themselves at a farm that did not prioritize quality horse care. At the time of Waverly’s rescue, we were not aware that one of her colts was on the property since Rosemary Farm had stepped in shortly before and rescued three young stallions, of which Aidan was one. They began the process of rehabilitation, as Aidan was very sick and the colts were underweight from malnourishment. Once health was regained, Aidan’s training began at T&K Farms where he was started under saddle in the hope of increasing his chance of finding an adoptive family by transforming him into a terrific riding partner.
Aidan was recently moved to Fairbanks Stable to continue his training. A FaceBook post from Rosemary Farm noted that “He continues to mature into a fantastic, calm, friendly and quiet young Thoroughbred gelding… he will make someone a really great equine friend.” Waverly was very happy to hear that her son is safe and thriving in his new life, although she admitted that Aidan’s calm, quiet demeanor surely must have come from his father as she reared up and galloped across the paddock to play with Sammir. We applaud Rosemary Farm for helping Aidan and so many other horses in need. Rescue works!