Humane Society of Missouri’s Longmeadow Rescue Ranch Announces Miracle Colt’s New Name: Twist of Fate

May 2, 2007

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More than 5,360 ballots cast in the voting to pick the colt’s new name

The Humane Society of Missouri’s Longmeadow Rescue Ranch is proud to announce Twist of Fate as the winning name for the new miracle colt born April 18. More than 5,360 votes were cast to help pick the colt’s name. “Twist of Fate” led the pack to become the colt’s marvelous moniker. Read More.

This one-of-a-kind poster featuring our rescued Horse Heros and Twist of Fate is available to purchase. The 12″x18″ poster costs $17.95.

Proceeds from the posters will help support Twist of Fate and all of the horses at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch.

April 25, 2007 – A new baby has arrived at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch. Mama, a pregnant Thoroughbred mare rescued in September from the horrible trailer wreck on I-44, gave birth on Wednesday, April 18, to a healthy baby boy. Mama and her new foal are resting and doing well under the care of staff and volunteers at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union, Missouri.

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Because of the outpouring of support and concern for the rescued horses, the Humane Society of Missouri is asking the community to help select the perfect name for the new colt. Ten names, selected by the Humane Society staff, are posted online at The public is invited to visit the website, click on Name the Colt and cast their vote for one of the following names:

  • Longmeadow’s Second Chance Traveler Equus Fortuna Lucky Star Triumph Dream Dancer Lightening Twist of Fate Serendipity’s Road Runner
  • Phoenix

To see more pictures of Mama and her colt click here.

November 2, 2006 – The Humane Society of Missouri’s Longmeadow Rescue Ranch and Northland insurance company have finalized an agreement giving ownership of the horses that survived the horrific tractor-trailer accident on I-44 September 27 to the Humane Society of Missouri. In exchange, the Humane Society will not seek recovery of costs associated with the rescue, treatment and care of the animals. To date, these costs exceed $84,000.

Twenty-five horses and one hinny survived the accident. However, on October 19 at the direction of her veterinarian, one 13-year-old quarterhorse-type mare rescuers named Darlin was humanely euthanized. The veterinarian determined that severe and very painful injuries to her right rear hoof and spine were progressively getting worse and would not improve. Since the accident, two mares have miscarried foals.

Twenty-three of the horses are now being cared for at the Humane Society of Missouri’s Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union, Missouri. One of the rescued horses is still being treated at an area equine veterinary hospital. This week the hinny returned to an equine veterinary hospital for further treatment of wounds on his backside.