ALDER HILL FARM

Rating: 4.82 stars   22 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: East 550th Road Walnut Grove MO 65770 USA

Mission: Alder Hill Farm is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and relocating abused, slaughter-bound and neglected horses. Alder Hill Farm also strives to educate the public about properly caring for horses and natural horsemanship techniques.
Geographic areas served: We adopt all over the country with an approved transporter

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 1 stars  

Funds were used for Leslie's own personal desires. Not the horses. Alder Hill is under investigation after Leslie watched her own horse starve while refusing vet care, and feed from volunteers.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

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I have not seen a bad photo on facebook or heard a bad thing about Adler Hill Farms. If I had the money and the transportation I would adopt a horse there in a heartbeat!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

There horses look great for what they have boon through

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would change the fact they need more shelters

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Rating: 5 stars  

Alder Hill Farm is run by a wonderful group of people who truly address the best interests of the animals that find their way to this shelter. They have had many successful placements and it is so much fun to watch as they bring these horses in and help them all through Facebook status updates and photos. It is such an inspiring group that I've even donated a few dollars here and there to help with transport of an animal. They certainly deserve to win that $5,000 which will help so many more animals.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching the horses come in so sad and depressed in some cases and leaving with a whole new lease on life to a great new home.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

can't think of anything.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Alder Hill Farm goes far and above the call of duty in regards to horse resecue. All of the horses are well cared for in every manner. Alder Hill Farms keeps all interested party's involved in the daily operations and development of each and every horse via facebook and thru its website. Once a horse is ready for adoption and is adopted, Alder Hill Farm continues it's relationship with that horse and new owner to insure the continued safety and health of the horse is maintained. If for ANY reason the horse needs to return it can, no questions asked. Alder Hill Farm plain and simple cares and shows it every day.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Assited with training, feeding, cleaning, and serve as board member of this organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

This organization seems to be functioning quite well, I can not think of a thing that needs to be changed.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

This is by far the best horse rescue in the nation. Updates and Photographs posted daily on facebook. Sometimes hourly. Open and honest. This rescue cares about the horses from rescue, to adoption and beyond. Farm is open to visitors.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have been following their efforts on facebook for a year now.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would hope they would get more funding so that they could help even more horses. I know that they run at capacity most of the time.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I have personal experience with Alder Hill Farm and would recommend them highly to anyone. I visited them in person in Oct. of 2010 and saw for myself that their horses are very well taken care of, and are in wonderful shape. Their facilities are more than adequate for the number of horses that they have; they have many acres for the horses to live on in a natural herd setting, plus they grow their own hay. The horses were all in good weight, hooves were in great shape, and the horses were very friendly. You can tell how much Leslie and Scott, et al, love the horses when you see them interacting with them.

I also like very much that the owners of the rescue are professional people, so the rescue is financially stable. In addition, they are very knowledgeable about horses. Scott in particular works wonders with horses with problems.

The day I visited, Scott and Jonathan (Leslie was out of town that day) took the whole afternoon out of their busy day to show us around the different areas and introduce us to the horses. I was extremely impressed by their expertise and obvious caring for the horses in their care.

Another thing I really like is that when someone adopts a horse, Alder Hill will work with the adopter to make sure that they and the horse are a good fit, and will give the adopter training on the new horse. I'm sure that this would prevent horses having to be returned and facilitates happy new horse adopters.

I have gotten a bit cynical about some rescues because of a few cases where a rescue turned into a trainwreck. But I can attest that this rescue is one of the GOOD ones, and I look forward to supporting them (and visiting them again) in the future! Any horse that finds itself at Alder Hill Farm is a very lucky horse!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

rescue and care of horses.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't change a thing!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Alder Hill Farm is a wonderful organization that actually cares about the horses and the people involved with each case. I have been friends with Alder Hill Farm on FaceBook for a couple months. Enjoying all the stories and pictures. Following their progress and remembering how much I love horses. I have donated what I could and sale items on eBay and donate part of the proceeds them. On Jan 22, 2011 some close personal friends of mine lost their home due to a fire. Worse still they lost two precious children. Both parents were in critical condition also. I contacted Leslie and told her the situation. There was no one to care for Paul their horse. Leslie raised the funds quickly and drove over 4 hours to come get him and care for him while his people were recovering. Leslie has been the best about keeping us posted on Paul's progress and condition. Leslie has offered the family several options for Paul. She never pushes and is kind and understanding. This is what a real rescue is all about. They stepped up when the family and Paul needed their help. God Bless her and all her helpers! Paul could have gotten into real trouble really fast with ALDER HILL FARM'S help. Thank you!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

person and online. I can't wait to go for a visit and see all the furbabies.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

There is nothing I would change about Alder Hill Farm...They are honest and caring!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have dealt with Leslie and Alder Hill Farm through a Facebook connection. She has shown me in our dealings to be a very upright, honest person, which I am beginning to realize in the rescue world is a rarity. If I were closer to her rescue, I would happily adopt a future horse from her. I feel that she has the best interests of the horse at heart, again, a rarity in the rescue world. I look forward to continue our relationship online and maybe one day soon, we will meet in person. Thank you for what you do, Leslie!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the results online, not personally.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't feel any changes need to be made,though I am sure she would love to have more room to spread out!

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I have observed Alder Hill Farm for a very long time. I have watched closely and seen the way that they conduct themselves. I have found them to be completely above board, transparent and open and honest in their dealings. Their love of horses is evident. They work very hard to help horses in need - no matter the breed, age, sex or ability to work. They are good, honest and hard working people who make a huge difference in horses lives - horses that would otherwise likely be sent to slaughter. Alder Hill Farm is top notch in my opinion, and this money will be put to excellent use.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the countless horses they help every day

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would give them more resources to use to expand their effort.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love everything about this rescue and their work. They always step in where it is needed and no task of rescue is too small or big. Each horse there is treated as indivual not a herd. The Williams and Scott do awesome work and thank goodness they are there to help where it is needed. KEEP up the great work! They not only save lives, but also heal the horses from inside out. Get them ready for a forever home!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

change nothing!

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