Meet Heavenly Horse Haven’s Adoptable Animal of the Week, Cali

Cali is a gentle mare and appropriate for beginners. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo

Cali is a wise and gentle 18-year-old quarter horse mare available for adoption at the Heavenly Horse Haven equine rescue in Anza.

This chestnut mare with the blaze face is a seasoned trail horse and more than suitable for beginners.

“She is an awesome horse that anyone can ride,” rescue owner Gina Perrin said.

Cali has Cushing’s disease and receives medication every day to control the symptoms.

Cali listens carefully to instructions from her young rider. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo

Equine Cushing’s disease, or Equine Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction, is one of the most common diseases of horses greater than 15 years of age.

The most classic indication of this disease is a long, curly haired coat that does not shed properly, a condition called hirsuitism.

Prascend pergolide tablets are the drug of choice for treatment of PPID. Cali is given this medication, and her symptoms are well under control. She has a positive attitude and agreeable nature.

The Heavenly Horse Haven equine rescue ranch is looking for loving homes for the adoptable animals, primarily horses.

Perrin said she also needs more volunteers to assist at the ranch, due to her ongoing health issues.

Many of the animals at Heavenly Horse Haven were acquired by the rescue in poor condition and in need of rehabilitation. Others were owner-relinquished in perfect health and in various phases of training. The horses are assessed and vetted, and their individual needs are met. Additional training is provided if needed. When they are ready, they are offered for adoption to their forever homes.

“It is our mission to help meet the need for a ‘safe haven’ for horses or other farm animals who are at risk, neglected, abused, too expensive to keep, unwanted or otherwise in need of special care,” according to the Heavenly Horse Haven website. “We are a diverse team of donors, supporters and volunteers from all walks of life who have stood up and said, ‘Not on my watch!’ We are united in the belief that ‘I can help save this animal.’”

Besides horses, ponies and miniature horses, the ranch is home to an emu, dogs, donkeys, llamas, alpacas, goats, poultry and pigs.

Heavenly Horse Haven is located at 58290 Marlis Lane in Anza. Contact them at (951) 551-3561 or at

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