Our Equines

Only through education and awareness can we all improve the quality of life for all equines. Cruelty and neglect should never be acceptable options. Here you can see all of our amazing Equines...


Breed: Thoroughbred   Age: 19
Rescued: 2008 - Injured ex-racehorse

ANSTAR, born and raised in Great Britain, had his multi-thousand dollar racing career ended because of a broken seismoid. He arrived at Heaven Can Wait after a year long wait. Read More »

Blossom - Adopted!

Breed: Miniature Donkey   Age: 17
Rescued: 2007 - Financial

BLOSSOM had been bought and sold 4 times in less than a year. Not because there is anything wrong with her; she just ended up at the wrong places at the wrong times. Read More »

Beatrice - Adopted!

Breed: Miniature Donkey   Age: 20+
Rescued: 2008 - Neglect

All one has to do is to look at her “before” picture to understand why she is here at HCW. Read More »

Carter - Adopted!

Breed: Paint   Age: 10
Rescued: 2004 - Severe orthopedic problems

One of the very first rescues taken into the Sanctuary when he was only 7 months old, Carter, named for his surgeon, and also known as "Lil Man," Read More »


Breed: Warmblood   Age: 28

Frankie was once a dressage show horse who became “too old” to perform any longer. Read More »


Breed: Thoroughbred   Age: 15
Rescued: 2007 - Injured ex-jumper

GRYPHON, a 7-year old Thoroughbred, had a bone chip removed from his hock. Read More »

Kahlua - Adopted!

Breed: Arab X   Age: 12
Rescued: 2011 - Neglect

Kahlua was rescued with 2 other horses that were both older and skinnier, but all 3 needed their feet done and veterinarian care. Read More »

Lady - Adopted!

Breed: Shetland   Age: early teens
Rescued: 2011 - Financial

Lady and Tramp, named by my great niece, were two among 11 that were rescued due to the former owner’s financial hardship. Read More »


Breed: Shetland   Age: early teens
Rescued: 2011 - Financial

Lady and Tramp, named by my great niece, were two among 11 that were rescued due to the former owner’s financial hardship. Read More »


Breed: Thoroughbred   Age: mid to late 20’s
Rescued: 2011 - Disability and illness of owner

Along with Snickers, they were much loved by their elderly owners, but illness and disability made it impossible for the humans to give them the daily care they needed. Read More »


Breed: Miniature Horse   Age: early teens
Rescued: 2008 - Financial

Ortega is the son of Chili. Mother and Son could not be separated and needed a new home. Read More »


Breed: Thoroughbred   Age: 25
Rescued: 2004 - Injured ex-racehorse

PAIR O DOCS is a grandson of the legendary champion SECRETARIAT. He ran and lost 3 races before his race track career was ended. Read More »


Breed: Saddlebred X   Age: mid to late 20’s
Rescued: 2009 - Neglect

SINGER, in his 20's, was surrendered to San Luis Obispo County Animal Services after an officer responded to a complaint of 2 underweight and neglected horses. Read More »


Breed: Pony   Age: early teens
Rescued: 2011 - Laminitis

Snickers is receiving successful treatment for a serious case of founder (laminitis – painful inflammation and tissue breakdown in the hoof). Read More »


Breed: Arabian   Age: late 20's
Rescued: 2008 - Financial-too many horses

Star, an Arabian in his mid-20’s, was originally rescued by Heaven Can Wait in August of 2008 because he was the old man in a group of too many horses. Read More »


Breed: Thoroughbred   Age: 24
Rescued: 2005 - Starved through neglect

Summer was found starving in a cramped, garbage ridden backyard in Simi Valley, CA. Read More »


Breed: Thoroughbred   Age: 16
Rescued: 2004

SUNNY, a Thoroughbred and a daughter of The Wicked North, was bred to race but came up lame during training for the track. Read More »

Tumbleweed - Adopted!

Breed: Miniature Donkey   Age: 21
Rescued: 2007 - Neglect

On January 5, 2007, I went to visit a Miniature Donkey who needed a home because the owner was moving out-of-state and could not take Tumbleweed with her. Read More »

Chief Trader

Breed: Thoroughbred   Age: 13
Rescued: 2013 - An ex-racehorse being offered on Craig’s List

He was on Craig’s List being offered as a horse that could be ridden. A friend of Heaven Can Wait went to look at him and realized he was not meant to be ridden at all. Read More »


Breed: Mammoth donkey   Age: 15
Rescued: 2007 - No longer wanted

Velvet came to Heaven Can Wait in 2007 with her best friend Lucy who sadly passed in 2014. Read More »


Age: 18-20

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Age: approx. 25
Rescued: 2014 - Owner passed away

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Flying Trillia (aka Bailey)

Breed: Thoroughbred   Age: 13
Rescued: 2015 - Abandoned

She was at a boarding facility in Northern California and was being used as a broodmare. After not receiving board for 3 months and with proper legal notification, the owner of the boarding facility was going to send her to auction. Read More »

Northwest Wine (aka Winnie)

Breed: Thoroughbred   Age: 12
Rescued: 2015 - Ex-racehorse

Raced mostly in nondescript claiming races both in northern California and Washington. Total Earnings: $36,404 Read More »

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