Why Rescuing Horses Is an Amazing and Important Adventure
A horse that has been abused or neglected arrives at the rescue physically and emotionally damaged. But horses have a natural ability to survive and heal quickly.
Once placed in a safe and nurturing environment they almost immediately understand. Sadly, no matter the rescue work that is done, sometimes a horse cannot be saved. But many times they can, and Ramona Foxworth along with her husband at Gypsy Heart Horse Rescue have, with hard work, love and proper care, saved many, many horses.
These are her amazing true stories of rescue and transformation.
Nova had only four hours before going to slaughter. A group placed a call to Gypsy Heart Rescue for help to save her, saying this was Nova's last hope. Just hours before she was going to be sent to slaughter, she instead was sent to the rescue.
"She was wild, abused, and very, very pregnant," said Ramona. "Her baby (King) was born just six weeks later."
"I also received a pony from the Sheriff's Department that same day," she said. "Her name was Hershey Bar. Hershey is just a little pony. Someone abandoned her. The main thing she wanted when we took her in was water."
Ramona explained that she had to carefully monitor her initial water intake so she did not make herself sick. "She was super sweet," Ramona shared.
"A big surprise a little girl was born (to Hershey Bar)," she continued, explaining that now "they are with wonderful adopters"
See the remarkable before and after pictures of Mystique and Charlie K in the gallery above, along with more rescue horses.
My personal experience and work with rescue horses has been amazingly rewarding and healing for me as well. Horses are incredible animals and deserve our love and care. They give back a thousand times over.
Currently, Gypsy Heart Rescue is home to nine rescued horses. But there are always expenses that need to be met:
- Four bales of hay to feed needed per month.The cost of one hay bale is $99- $150.
Ramona says that meeting the cost of hay is one of her biggest concerns.
- A farrier is needed to care for their feet at least every six weeks, which costs $45-$55 each horse.
- A mineral block every two weeks @ $10-$20 per block.
- Veterinary care and regular dental care.
For more information on Rescue Heart Horse Rescue and what they do, visit their official website. You can see there most urgent needs and make donations on their website as well as additional pictures and their incredible story.
Rescue Heart Horse Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.