Sweet Pea (a Thoroughbred former race horse) arrived at Ryerss Farm on April 15, 2010, pregnant and desperately in need of rescue. She came to us through the Animal Rescue League of Berks County and was among a larger group of horses rescued by the League from “terribly neglectful” circumstances. Though it was feared that she might have a problematic foaling, she surprised everyone and delivered a healthy foal less than a month later.
At the time she was extremely undernourished and her coat was in terrible condition but, with good food and loving care from the Ryerss staff and volunteers, Sweet Pea returned to good health and cared for her foal for the next year. Eventually the colt went to a new home and Sweet Pea became a part of the larger Ryerss Herd. She has made many friends there and lives in the large main barn with over 50 other residents. She is now happy, healthy and content – a good ending to the story which carries out the Ryerss Mission.