Oregon Rescue Challenge Offers Horses a Second Chance

After months and, in some cases, year of abuse and abandonment, some Central Oregon horses are getting a second chance at a better life thanks to the Oregon Rescue Challenge.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan went to visit two of the horses competing in this years event.

Lullaby and Cody were rescued from a property in La Pine in 2013 and were taken to live art the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Rescue Ranch south east of Bend. The two have lived at the ranch for the past five years.

However four months ago Lullaby and Cody were given a new bridle on life when they were introduced to trainers Jessica Abatie and Alissa Gordon who helped them get ready to compete in this year’s Oregon Rescue Challenge.

The Rescue Challenge brings together horses from multiple equine rescues to have them compete in a two day show case and, hopefully, get adopted.

Cody and Lullaby are two of 15 horses competing in several different events over the weekend. The Oregon Rescue Challenge continues Saturday, June 30, at the Brasada Ranch in Powell Butte. Horses will be available for adopted after the competition ends, around 4:30 p.m.

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