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post #31 of 32 Old 05-16-2015, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by MarkInEncinitas View Post
I just spent all day at the rescue I volunteer at working to put up a corral shelter so our new rescue mare can have some shade during the day. It was back breaking work and I didn't get paid a dime. It actually cost me $12 to rent some post hole diggers.

I do this because I love all the horses at the rescue I work at. The woman I work for has basically given up her life for the same reason.

We do manage to get a few horses adopted each year and we keep our sanctuary horses in excellent condition. The place is run on donations and volunteers, some of whom are well versed with horses, some of whom are not. You don't need to be a horse person to muck stalls or corrals.

So if you don't like horse rescues then don't associate with them. But to just come on here and start bashing every horse rescue because one or two you've encountered don't operate the way you'd like.... maybe you can find some more productive way to spend your time.
Of course it's wrong to judge everyone by the actions of a few in any situation. I am sure there are good things said about the rescue that you are involved with but it is not talked about or remembered the way the actions of a few poorly run or underhanded rescues are.
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post #32 of 32 Old 05-16-2015, 08:37 PM
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Just a question, not related to the OP statement, but was wondering: I just came across an FB link, via a video I liked & sent to my sister, from a horse rescue called LEARN Horse Rescue, non-profit organization.

I was wondering if this is a large, well organized rescue operation, seemingly one of very few, that is doing a good thing. Does anyone know of this organization? Not that I'm looking to adopt from them or anyone else, but the site looked like something good to like-follow, just for interest.

A number of years ago I volunteered for a short time at a very small rescue not far from where I lived. The place was a shambles & obviously operating on a shoestring, but the people involved were doing everything they could to care for the (10, as I recall) horses on the property. Food was good, supplements for elder care provided, farrier care, vet care, dentistry. I din't see that anyone ws in a hurry to rehome any of the horses, but they were certainly being taken care of. One of my jobs, besides helping to feed/muck/water was to walk a blind old gelding, because he liked being handwalked by a human (while his barn buddy followed closely behind). Was this typical of a small rescue place? I've long wondered how all fared.
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