* COREY *
The original three horses used for range rescue work were Corey, Kahlua and Trooper.
Corey is a BLM gelding that was adopted in 1991 as a weanling that we started and trained ourselves. For years he was our "go to" rescue horse as he had stamina, reliable movement over difficult terrain and loved going out to do "jobs." He was also a familiar sight in the area parades.
Corey got sidelined in the autumn of 2014 due to a neurological problem that caused him to "crash" one day during training and resulted in our top rescue horse having to be rescued.
(See The Rescue of a Rescue Horse.)
When we had to retire him from serious range work, Corey had dozens of animal "saves" on his record, working in all kinds of weather, under helicopters, and once found a missing rider who, unfortunately, was deceased when we located him.