As we close on another year, we are grateful to our supporters, whose generous donations allow us to continue caring for the rescue horses. We are proud of the work we have been able to accomplish with the Equine Relief Fund this year, helping over 1,000 horses from all over the country with various needs. We have been challenged to return to a more normal existence with COVID, and are thankful that several of our volunteers have returned, but we still remain at two-thirds the number we had pre-COVID. We have welcomed a few new volunteers this year who we are happy to have along with our group of dedicated longtime volunteers.
We also have a small staff to aid with the horses’ daily care. The first feeding starts at 5 am and the last feeding ends around 9:30 pm, and they are a tremendous help. Each horse has different and special needs and challenges that we deal with every day. That takes time, which is why we are so grateful for the help. Bruce has only had 2 days off this year and works harder than anyone I know. Our youngest son Austin has been a huge help to us as well, helping at several of the feedings during the week.
This year we were also challenged with a difficult rescue case. We hope to share this with you in the future, but can’t now due to legal reasons. This horse touched us all here, especially Bruce. I believe this is why we started the rescue 27 years ago, to make a difference in the lives of these horrible abuse cases. To see improvement, to see hope returning ... it is a gift to be able to transform these 4-legged lives, and we thank you for helping us make that possible.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season!