Monday, May 2, 2016

10 Years and Exciting News

May marks 10 years of doing rescue/sanctuary work. I knew for years that I wanted to do rescue work and finally in May 2006 we took in our first rescue. He was an unhandled (he was friendly and had been touched but wasn't halter broke) yearling stud out of registered stock but couldn't be registered (isn't that the story on so many?).  He came to us free. And we took him sight unseen not knowing anything. That was Memorial Weekend, 2006.

Fast forward 10 years and numerous horses, and here we are today, May 2016. The icing on the cake....we are OFFICIALLY 501(c)3 non-profit as of April 2016 (and we still have the horse that started it all).

The horse who started it all....Chaos (pic from a few years ago)

We've changed our focus and direction in those 10 years to focus on the senior horses instead of any horse in need. We want to be the small niche for these senior horses because we see value in the wisdom that they bring. We understand and appreciate their crankiness and temperamental nature. We do still have a few "young 'uns" but we made promise and will allow them to grow old at the Sanctuary.

I would like to celebrate our 10 years and our 501(c)3 status. I haven't come up with any final plans and am looking for some suggestions (and volunteers).

So, who's with me in celebrating with us?

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