Save a Horse: Rescue and Rehabilitate Mustangs

by Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)
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Save a Horse: Rescue and Rehabilitate Mustangs
Save a Horse: Rescue and Rehabilitate Mustangs
Save a Horse: Rescue and Rehabilitate Mustangs
Save a Horse: Rescue and Rehabilitate Mustangs
Save a Horse: Rescue and Rehabilitate Mustangs
Save a Horse: Rescue and Rehabilitate Mustangs
Save a Horse: Rescue and Rehabilitate Mustangs
Save a Horse: Rescue and Rehabilitate Mustangs
Save a Horse: Rescue and Rehabilitate Mustangs
Save a Horse: Rescue and Rehabilitate Mustangs
Save a Horse: Rescue and Rehabilitate Mustangs
Save a Horse: Rescue and Rehabilitate Mustangs
Save a Horse: Rescue and Rehabilitate Mustangs

Dear Supporters, 

Today’s wild horses in America are under a constant threat to be eliminated from the wild and sent straight to slaughter in Mexico. The number is estimated to be 45,000 in the wild and 45,000 in holding facilities. These horses are in desperate need of somewhere to go where they can be safe. Therefore, the need for more sanctuaries is bigger than ever before. Wild Horse Rescue Center is hoping to open the first wild horse sanctuary in Florida so we can help be a part of the solution to this urgent issue.

Central Florida would be the perfect place for a wild horse sanctuary with green grass, rolling hills, and beautiful weather. We have found a great property that would include a gorgeous sanctuary on 300 acres, wild horse tours for the public, a training facility for our horses, a wild horse museum, café, and a tack store. In an attempt to move to this property, we have had various fundraisers in the last three months to try to bring in funds for the move.

We ended the year with our annual Barn to Barn Christmas Ride. It was a great event with more than 30 horses and riders attending. The weather was beautiful, the food was good, and everyone had a great time.

We raised over $2,000, which was a great amount that ended the year on a good note! 

We look forward to making 2019 another great year with you!

With Gratitude, 

Wild Horse Rescue Center 

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Dear Supporters, 

In July of this year, Wild Horse Rescue Center’s literacy program, Wild Horse Tales, was handed over to our new director. This was very exciting for the future of Wild Horse Tales, as the program is currently being revamped. 

Wild Horse Tales is a part of Wild Horse Rescue Center, and the program encourages children to read more and to learn about horses.  The program provides a curriculum for first, fourth, and fifth grades and features four books by Walter Farley.  The first grade books are Little Black, a Pony and Little Black Goes to the Circus. The fourth grade book is The Black Stallion, and the fifth grade book is The Black Stallion Returns.  The students also get to meet the horse characters from the books, as Little Black, Big Red, and the Black Stallion all live at Wild Horse Rescue Center.  A “Super Touch” event is offered, where we either bring the horses to a local barn or have the school to come out to our center.  During this event, the children learn about what horses eat and how to care for them.

The Wild Horse Tales literacy program is currently being revamped by its new director, who is trying to find new channels and schools that are interested in this great program.  If you want to learn more about the program, you can go to www.wildhorsetales.org.

In the month of October, Wild Horse Rescue Center has been attending Jack’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Clermont, FL, where they have been offering pony rides for the public. This has been a very successful event, and it has brought in funding that will be used for hay and feed for our horses. We have had riders of all ages riding our mustangs. Some adults have even ridden for the very first time.

Going forward, WHRC has more events planned to spread the word about mustangs, which will help us to raise funds for our center. We look forward to this time of year, since the weather will be somewhat cooler. We want to send a big thank you to all of our supporters who we meet at these events, and to everyone who supports us from far away.

With love, 

WHRC Team 

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Dear Supporters,

Wild Horse Rescue Center works every day to improve the lives of all of the animals in our care. In the last three months, we have focused on relocating some of our horses. We brought in a veterinarian to provide some care for them, and we also hosted an open house.

The last three months at Wild Horse Rescue Center have been filled with a lot of rain.  Due to flooded pastures, we decided to rent a pasture outside of our neighborhood.  We brought twelve horses and a donkey there, and they were all thrilled to see grass.  This also allowed us to let our pasture have a break, and we decided to spread grass seeds.  The grass is now coming in, and it is amazing to see our pasture turn green.

In May, Wild Horse Rescue took in a young male donkey who we named Rambo. Rambo was unhandled when he came in. We set up an appointment with our veterinarian to have him gelded, and everything went well. Today, Rambo is a happy gelding and is being gentled. As soon as he is tame, we are hoping to find him a great home.

It is so important to have a great veterinarian whom you can trust for both wellness care and in emergency situations. In June, we had a horse, Euphoria, who was seriously injured, and we had to run her to our veterinarian at 10:00 PM on Father’s Day. We give vaccines to all of our animals and do Coggins on all of the horses and donkeys. With more than 50 horses, it is very expensive; therefore, we are grateful for all donations we receive toward veterinary care.

In July, we hosted a Summer Open House Fundraiser. During our Open House, we educated the visitors about the American Mustang and the care of horses.  We showed how we train and rehabilitate the horses who come to Wild Horse Rescue Center. There were also raffles, a cake walk, kayak tours, and live music. The weather was great, the visitors and volunteers were happy, and we received great donations. We are so grateful for all of the visitors and donations!

Wild Horse Rescue Center also wants to say a big thank you to all ur donors! Our animals appreciate every single cent. Thank you!

With gratitude, 

USA Mustags 

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Dear Supporters, 

Wild Horse Rescue Center is having a very successful start to 2018.

Our year started out with the adoption of the horse Apache, an older companion horse. Since then, WHRC has adopted out 13 other horses and one mammoth donkey. WHRC adopts worldwide, and we love to see our horses have a purpose.

Three of the horses, Rain, Starr, and Annie, who are all riding horses, were adopted by a family in Canada. The family came down to find the perfect mustang and they ended up falling in love with three of our mustangs.

Maria, an EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) therapist, came down in March and spent a week at our rescue center evaluating the perfect therapy horses for her therapy center, called the Mending Strides, in North Carolina. She found Ewya and Rango, who were already buddies, and, to our delight, she adopted both of them for her center.

In February of 2018, WHRC brought in two elderly horses, Sonny, who is 33 years old, and Chief, who is 25 years old. Their owner was an elderly woman named Marilyn, who had been a dedicated owner of both horses for 15 years.  She felt responsible for their lifelong care, but she was no longer physically able to care for them herself.  Therefore, she contacted WHRC to ask if these special horses could be rehomed at WHRC for the remainder of their lives. Both of these horses had been stalled, since hurricane Irma, due to damage of their pasture’s fencing. By being stalled, Sonny had foundered and had horrible abscesses in his front left hoof. Both Marilyn’s veterinarian and farrier misdiagnosed this and caused a great deal of additional pain and unnecessary procedures for Sonny.

WHRC accepted both Sonny and Chief at our rescue center, and they now reside in their own private double stall and turn out area, which was built just for them. Our veterinarian and farrier team have evaluated Sonny’s condition and tried several options, which are now working great. Sonny is no longer in pain, although, he will always be lame in that front left foot. Their former owner now comes to visit Sonny and Chief at WHRC, and it makes her very happy to see how both of them are thriving in their new home. 

Thank you for all your continued support! 

With Gratitude, 

WHRC

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Hi There, 

The last few months at Wild Horse Rescue Center have been filled with holidays and events!

We started in November we hosted “Ride a Horse Day” at our center, a great day with lots of visitors and our international volunteer were able to show the public what they had learned during their stay at the center. We also took part in the Native Rhythm Festival, this was the seventh year setting up a booth, bringing a mustang and spending the weekend teaching about America’s wild horses.

December was a fun month for our international volunteers, as we participated in a Christmas parade where we had a flout being pulled by a pickup truck, the volunteers, the dogs and four horses. We did a fundraiser, a Christmas barn-to- barn ride. We had about 35 people attended and we raised $505. A local brewing company, Playalinda Brewing co., created an APPELOOSA Apple PIE Ale that they sold for one month and donated a part of the profit to Wild Horse Rescue Center. At the end of December, the Shining Fairy Company hosted a gala, featuring the APPELOOSA Apple PIE Ale, all benefiting WHRC.

All the events were great and WHRC are very grateful for all donations!

Since moving the center to our new location, three and a half year ago, we have been working towards building permanent barn structures. Finally this dream has come true as GVI Trust fund help with their donation towards our 36’ by 60’ pole barn. This cover will work as shelter for six of our wild horse holding pens. This has been in the works for over six months, we have been getting new pipe corral gates and panels, a new 50’ pipe panel round pen along with added eight dump truck loads of sand. All these improvements really have a wonderful look and change and make working the horses easier. The barn was out up in the same day by Barns Kits of America.

A special thanks to GVI Trust and you, the supporter, for assisting us and our work with the mustangs. We have added a plaque in honor of The GVI Trust and two other foundations.

With Gratitude, 

WHRC

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Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)

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