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post #1 of 6 Old 10-02-2012, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Finding a good rescue

My horses need another home. I called one "rescue" this morning, & since have seen 2 on Facebook. They want the horses posted on their site-I thought rescues took in horses & would get them ready to go to new homes after checking them out. 1 of my horses needs some eyemeds-I nursed her through this awhile back-I know she will be fine. The other one is a little underweight, but needs the weight put on slowly as he gets "hot" very easily. (Arab) They are both sound & healthy & do get ridden. They are barefoot and do like people. I will keep looking for local rescues. Anyone have any advice? ($$ problems mushroomed when husband needed emergency surgery-it was beyond my control.) I am already heart-broken-just don't know where to turn.
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post #2 of 6 Old 10-02-2012, 06:40 PM
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So would the rescue you contacted take them?
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post #3 of 6 Old 10-02-2012, 06:47 PM
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Not all rescues are able to offer direct care- and many of those who do are full beyond capacity and have waiting lists due to the current over-supply of horses. Offering to allow you to list your horses via their site(s) is actually quite common.
If you aren't satisfied with their response you will need to place the horses yourself via listing them as free horses (you can screen potential homes to find the placement you are comfortable with)
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Do what they are asking and post your horses there. That is how social networking works. Supporters of that rescue will repost your horses, share your horses, and get the word out on them, and some may even be willing to foster them. All of the exposure you can receive will be a big help in placing them.
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post #5 of 6 Old 10-02-2012, 07:19 PM
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This is pretty consistent with that I've been seeing, too. Many rescues are so full that they only have room to take in seized horses; even many of those actually go to foster homes where the foster 'parent' pays for most or all of their expenses (though there is usually a vet and/or farrier who gives heavily discounted rates for them).

For people who are looking to place otherwise healthy horses, they just don't have the resources, so putting up a listing is about all they can do.
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post #6 of 6 Old 10-02-2012, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for all the answers. This is such a big step for me. A neighbor told me about close rescue, & I do have some hay stacked up-not desperate yet! Now if I could just win the lottery, then I wouldn't have to think about this. I would much rather keep them.
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