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Mailing Address: 17130 Van Buren Blvd., #45, Riverside, CA, 92504
Phone: 951-943-0627

Howdy everyone! Thought you might like to hear the latest on some of the rescue horses!
Click on a name on the bar on the left to read that horse's story. The names in White are horses that have homes. The names in Salmon are horses who are residents of TIER and can be sponsored, or are residing at TIER until a suitable adoptive home can be found. TIER's adoptable horses can be sponsored until they find their forever home. Sponsoring or adopting a TIER horse will allow us to rescue another horse.

Newest Updates!

Lucille: My, My, My!
2/17/2019 - The lovely palomino known as Grady arrived at QT2 (2nd Quarantine Facility) mid afternoon.  Unloaded fine, calm and walked easily to the freshly prepared stall/run.  The QT manager double checked the Coggins to make sure it was the right one and noticed that the age listed was 21 and under "sex" was an F.  ...
KAUFFEY: Kauffey Finds his Forever Home!
2/15/2019 - Whew!  Talk about at the last hour!  Literally!  Kauffey boarded transport to come to California on Valentine's Day morning.  Right after he loaded, he bumped his wounded eye.  The transporter cleaned and medicated it when they laid over that night, but he appears to have rubbed it. While Kauffey was ...
KAUFFEY: Update-I have a headache
2/15/2019 - Debbie had ad the vet out for his eye because she was concerned at the amount of swelling and it was leaking blood/serum down his face.  He must have bumped it a bunch during the haul.

He was sedated, and was very good for the vet.  His eye got cleaned and stitched.  Lots of clotting and it was ...
KAUFFEY: Watch where you are going Kauffey!
2/12/2019 - OUCH!
Kauffey had been doing very well in quarantine.  His sniffles/snotty nose resolved before he was finished with his 1 week doses of Uniprim.  Yay!  But, as you all know, horses will be horses. Kauffey managed to bang his head just over the top of his left eye.  Created a skin flap and when the QT ...
Lucille: Mother Nature frustrates our efforts!
2/9/2019 - It started with an email and then escalated to telephone calls.  ‘I can provide funds to pay bail on 2 horses in the “ship pen” at a feedlot in Texas.  Pics/videos attached. Can TIER take the older one if I pay transport to Quarantine and part of the Quarantine fees?”
You know how it goes ...
KAUFFEY: Kauffey made it out!
1/30/2019 - We were able to find transport for Kauffey from the feedlot to a wonderful QT facility where he will remain for 2 weeks at least for Quarantine.  He did arrive with a bit of a snotty nose, so we authorized the QT facility to use Uniprim (antibiotic) to combat what might be the beginning of an upper respiratory ...
Riley: Baba's Story
1/27/2019 - He had colic. It was very sudden. He was a little off in the morning but I thought maybe the Santa Ana winds had spooked him. He didn’t mug me for his grain, but he took a carrot, didn’t seem that out of the ordinary. I came back down in the afternoon to check on him and he was not himself. He was standing under a ...
Riley: RILEY-Baba Ruhl Pedigree
1/26/2019 -
Riley: Riley has crossed the Rainbow Bridge
1/25/2019 - My name is Brandon and for the past 16 years I’ve been the proud owner of one of your alumni, Riley (née Baba Ruhl) (  Regrettably, just a month and change short of his 26th birthday, Baba left us. He was happy and healthy, and dearly loved, until the day he colicked and ...
Lucky Guy: Lucky Leaves Us
1/1/2019 -
Hi Gail,

I wanted to let you know that Lucky passed away. I was out of town at the time and Kenny found him in the back pasture. He said it looked as though he just laid down and went to sleep. There were no marks anywhere on him and no thrashing signs. He looked very happy and healthy the days leading up to ...
12/24/2018 - Lily was a really good girl today.  She allowed Kelly (A vet student who is doing 2 wks of Horse Hubandry at TIER for college credit.  Her Vet School is in Scotland!) to brush her and braid her mane.  She did this without being a scared girl.  We will see what her personality is tomorrow!! 
DEACON: Deacon, A True War Horse
12/9/2018 - This morning, thanks to Dana and Gary S., we were able to transport Deacon to Dr. Thomas Hoyme's office in hope of being able to put him on continuous IV fluids.  Due to the swelling in his tongue, he had not been able to drink properly for at least 3 days, nor was he able to eat.  We also noticed "thicker" swelling ...
DEACON: Deacon Tongue Infection Update
12/8/2018 - (Deacon this morning) 
Vet was out and was pleased that the swelling in Deacon's tongue had reduced.  It just hasn't reduced enough for him to swallow.  Fortunately, there are no cracks/splits in his tongue from the swelling. Deacon is continuously at the water barrels swishing water in his mouth.  I asked ...
DEACON: Please send healing thoughts/prayers for Deacon
12/7/2018 - Deacon was off his feed yesterday and today.  When I went down to check on him, his tongue was protruding from his mouth as usual.  The difference this morning is that it was a big as my boot and the left side of his mouth was swollen. 
Put an emergency call in to the vet and Dr. Gibbs was out in about an ...
Prince William: Thats what friends are for!
12/3/2018 - One of the regular students at Trinity Therapeutic Riding shared her beanie with Mr Prince William to warm up his ears during warm up! That’s what friends are for!
Pirate: I ROCKED the Therapy Miniature Horse Clinic
11/17/2018 - Pirate & Gayle did Awesome at the Therapy Miniature Horse Clinic put on by Joyce Banks of Happiness on 4 Hooves. (Yeah, we know, Pirate is not a minature horse). Thank you again to the Anonymous Sailor who paid the clinic fees. Many Kudos to Joyce and the other professionals who provided so much material/information about ...
DEACON: Cellulitis Flare Up
11/1/2018 - Deacon's cellulitis has flared up again.  Swelling is almost up to hock.  He threw a shoe (right front) and farrier couldn't get out for a couple of days, so he was off on the front for a bit.  Farrier reshod him yesterday and he had an abcess in the front right.  ...
Joey: The Corn
10/9/2018 -   Dark area is where the corn is working it's way down to the sole and hopefully OUT!  November 8, 2018 will be two months since diagnosis/x-rays.  As soon as funds allow, we will take Joey in for another set of x-rays to see where the corn is, coffin bone involvement, etc.
Joey: X-ray results-Update
9/8/2018 - EARLY Saturday morning, we were able to get Joey to the vet in Chino to have his lameness evaluated.  Thanks to Dana for rearranging her schedule and getting up way early on her day off to transport Joey in her trailer.

We had originally thought there might be an issue with the check ligament, but Dr. Hoyme said ...
9/7/2018 - I don't share a lot of personal opinions via the internet.  Believe me when I say that is a good thing.  Just ask anyone who has met me in person or had a phone conversation with me. But...I have a very strong opinon on the blueberry look I am sporting on my hands due to Blue Kote.  Absolutely do not like that ...

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True Innocents Equine Rescue (T.I.E.R)
17130 Van Buren Blvd., #45
Riverside, CA, 92504
Tel: 951-943-0627
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