Her name was Cinnabar and I like to think that she adopted me. She told me in no uncertain terms that she was meant to come home with me. I rode her and took her for a trail ride with some of the ranch staff.
I didn’t just pick her, she picked me. Here was this horse that no one could touch, and she chooses to love me. I know that she’s my “right horse”, because she has shown me time and time again that she sees me as her right person.
Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries Receives The Right Horse Initiative Grant for Equine Rescue and Sanctuary Accreditation Program
Funding will help the GFAS Equine Program to attend and speak at equine events throughout the country to market the benefits of accreditation, highlight the work being done by, and garner support for equine rescue…
The Right Horse Initiative is opening applications for the Be Mine Training Grant starting February 1. The Be Mine Training Grant will award three 501(c)3 adoption organizations $10,000 each to fund training expenses…
Horses Without Humans, a 501(c)3 nonprofit equine adoption organization based in Bell, Florida, has been awarded a grant to expand their capacity for rehabilitating, retraining and placing horses in adoptive homes. The…
Seven months after I found Belle, I founded AHRE with the rescue of Helena. I’m asked often if Belle was a rescue. I did rescue her to some degree and she to some degree, she rescued me.
As time progressed, I noticed that she was getting somewhat round around the edges. A blood test was performed in July 2017 and to everyone’s surprise, she was confirmed in foal. Baby Bunny will soon be one year old. My three horses are my loves and my best friends ever.
My big, lanky Thoroughbred who is supposed to be an English horse is a big, tall, neck-reining trail boss! Scotty ended up 14th in Ranch Work at the makeover and received a TCA (Thoroughbred charities of America) award in Ranch Work at the Retired Racehorse Project.
I had not intended on adopting a horse that day, but in that moment, I knew I had to have her. It was an instant heart connection. I did not grow up with horses nor have had a lot of hands on experience, but Sugarfoot proved to be such a gentle and patient teacher.
She is now solid, strong, fast, agile, confident, and one of the finest performance horses I have ever met. She is a gem, a gem that was sitting among so many other gems at a horse rescue just waiting for her chance to show the world what she could do.
After our first full year of training, and we qualified for our regional championship, and from there qualified for the USDF Nationals in 2016. Kyff is my partner, my friend, my heart horse. We are on a journey to inspire others to adopt, and to pursue your dreams, no matter your age.
All these horses could have had a totally different ending. I adopt because the animals left behind deserve humans that won’t fail them. They deserve to know love. I rescue through Copper Horse Crusade because they are honest people, doing amazing things.