I am the typical story; I had horses off and on all my life since the age of 13, raised three kids and ran a construction business that grew from a mom and pop operation to 135 employees. Well… maybe not so typical….
After helping my husband with his business for 30 years I was ready for a change.
I read an ad “Please help rescued horses” so I called. I was talking to Nina Clark the owner of Horses Honor and an old friend who use to clean my office. She talked me into helping out with taking in some horses when she had too many to take care of.
It grew from a few to up to 30 horses. It worked out well for both of us as she would take in the retired horses and I would take in the younger injured or in need of training horses.
We take in the throw away horses, the ones that the owner had a problem with and didn’t know how to handle. Or due to financial problems or medical problems who can no longer care for them properly.
We’ve even gone to the auction and picked up horses there to avoid them going to slaughter. That is where I picked up Shiloh, my mascot. He was nine months old, sick and standing in the rain. Today he is 3 years old and he runs the place. He will do anything you ask of him fearlessly. He’s an amazing horse and yet someone gave up on him and dumped the poor boy at the auction. We love what we do and we’re glad we can be here for the horses.
People come to a rescue thinking they are going to get a free horse. First off there is no such thing as a free horse. If it’s free it usually means it comes with issues that someone else did not want to deal with. From there you know you have to feed, shelter and care for that horse and its not cheap. If you are looking to give a loving home to a horse we can help make it work so you can take one home.
When you pay to take a horse home, that money will be used to continue to care for the horses left behind. When you come to my home, the barn and fencing you see was build with my own funds, not donated funds. My husband loves to build things and I’ve kept him busy in his retirement. I hope you find that the horses here are not what most would consider “rescues.” They are excellent examples of what you can do with horses that people could no longer care for.