Palos Verdes Rolling Hills community helps rescue Thoroughbred

Lakota the horseRolling Hills, on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, is an equestrian-loving community with miles of trails groomed for riding and hiking.

Last fall the community helped to fund the rescue of “Lucky”, a 5-year old Appendix gelding. At the time of his rescue, Lucky was a starved and bruised soul and temporarily blind in one eye.

Lucky’s new name is “Lakota”, which means “Ally” in Siouan language, as he has shown himself to be a loving and loyal animal. He is “broke, kid safe, husband safe, good in traffic and .. the most loving soul you could ever hope for!”

Lakota is at the Saffyre Sanctuary in Sylmar and is recovering wonderfully.  He is now a chubby, healthy and happy boy and responding beautifully to the monthly chiropractic, acupuncture, and light therapy treatments he receives.  Saffyre continues to work on his hind end lameness.

Lakota recently visited the City of Rolling Hills on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, and everyone could see how well he is progressing.  It is amazing that this is the horse that could barely walk once around the sanctuary.

If you would like more information on Lakota or the amazing efforts of Esta and Saffyre Sanctuary, please check out their website at

Photo Credit: Morgane Davis Photography