We Did It!
Thanks to a collaborative effort, 20 research horses in immediate need of sanctuary are now on their way to their new homes! The majority of the horses were donated into research from the racing industry. They spent between four and 16 years in research. Most were in nutrition and physiology studies. Now, thanks to the efforts of many individuals and rescues, they are on their way to new lives and homes.
A couple months back, we shared with you our efforts to assist these mares. As we were not able to take in the mares given the current number of horses at the ranch, we reached out to other rescues, organizations, and individuals for help. The response has been amazing. Front Range Equine, Rocky Mountain Horse Rescue, a private rescue in South Dakota, and a rescue in Missouri all opened their doors to the horses. ASPCA provided us with a substantial grant for transport. A generous vet tech at the institution donated $3000 of his own money for transport. With help from individuals and rescues, all twenty horses will be well cared for and loved for the rest of their lives.
On Tuesday, Christabelle, Lady, and Merrium shipped to Mill Creek Farm in Florida. The wonderful couple that runs Mill Creek Farm focuses their generous activities on senior horses. The fact that Lady has cushings did not represent a barrier to them. As you can see from the picture, these lovely ladies are now enjoying a beautiful ten acre pasture with nice big shady trees.
Trudy, Enya, Rayanne, and Sedalia arrived safe and sound at Kindness Ranch on Thursday. Trudy will go to her new home in South Dakota. Despite her lack of vision in one eye, she runs around the pasture happily. Her new owners already have a horse that is blind in one eye and are used to being aware of the lack of vision on one side. Rayanne will go to Rocky Mountain Horse Rescue while Sedalia and Enya will head to Front Range Equine Rescue. The rest of the horses will be going to a fabulous rescue in Missouri.
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