We rescued two horses when I was 12. As in, we adopted them from a legitimate rescue. Princess was only starved, and was with her mother until age two. Bubba, though, dealt with physical abuse that has forever made him untrusting of people. We've owned them for seven years, and I still cannot go up to Bubba in the field any time I want to. Occasionally, he will let me come up to him and pat him on the head before he turns and walks away. Usually, he just walks away. I'm fine with that. He's content and happy in his field with Princess, making up for the first seven years of his life when he was abused. He's very skittish, but he does trust me the most. So yes, Bubba was a rescue. We saved him from a horrible place and gave him a forever home where he can finally be happy.