As we care for and help our rescue horses in need, they too reach out to help their human friends in need of a place to come and a way to heal. When a young person is focused on grooming or feeding a horse, his focus is no longer on his own issues and problems. Caring for a horse helps a person feel refreshed and energized because the mind has been allowed to "rest" from its current problems. The process of developing these skills can help kids who are especially impatient, anxious, or have low self-confidence.
As a non-profit equine rescue farm, we need help to move forward and continue to do good for our horses who need a place to heal and the youth who come here to find the a way to benefit themselves and their equine friends they have come to know and love.
We thank Global Giving for an opportunity for our voice to be heard so those in our charge can be heard and helped.
We continue to work forward here at Spirit Acres Farm helping our horses meet the challenge for a better life. The constant need of any rescue will always be feed and nutrition, teeth and hoof care. We strive with all in our charge for the physical balance of the horse, walking without pain, chewing without pain and being able to digest the feed they eat in order to enjoy a healthy life. A horse’s body must be watched over as well as his state of mind, the same as you and your loved ones.
The horse in the domestic role depends on humankind to provide for them all the above mentioned needs, if we are to be their true guardians. Owner is a title, but to share life and tend to needs and to know your horse is about sharing life.
Achieving this makes us a lot more than a human who has a horse. At Spirit Acres Farm we watch over all we have every day and our hope is to find those forever homes with guardians who care to share. Meanwhile all goes on and needs can be overwhelming, just as in all our lives. Please help see that our basic list of costs and needs are met and know that every donation/gift is a part of the bigger picture, supporting life.
There were no survivors in this terrible tragedy, however, we are keeping an eye on the field next to this death site. We are trained well in emergency rescue procedures. We also have an older mare from another region due to arrive at Spirit Acres to nurse back to health who was just being left to die. We have high hopes for her recovery.
These situations are the order of the day for our rescue organization. But they do add further stress to our already tight budget in caring for those in our charge. We appreciate your support through your Global Giving donations.
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