This is our handsome boy Emmett, our current poster boy for soup donations at Open House. We have never charged admission to Open House and have no plans to ever do so, but we do ask our guests to bring just one thing - a can of soup.
Why? Many of our Mylestone residents were once starved. They knew what it was like to feel the painful aching of an empty stomach. Many arrived at Mylestone needing to gain between 100 and 350 pounds. Many couldn't even eat hay due to neglect and lack of dental care, sometimes for years. Volunteers fed these needy souls up to 8 meals a day, preparing mash for those who couldn't chew hay, and we were rewarded with grateful whinnies. As you will see at Open House, our residents are up to full weight now, and no longer hungry. They want to give back.
The simplest way they (with a little help) could think of was to ask visitors to Open House to bring a can of soup to stock the shelves at the local food pantry in nearby Finesville. They love the idea of feeding the hungry! Last year, your donations enabled Mylestone to deliver 600 cans of soup (and some other non-perishable items) to the food pantry. That's a lot of soup! And it goes far in helping those in need.
Thanks in advance for helping the horses help the hungry, and we look forward to seeing you on October 7th!
September 6, 2018