Horse Feathers Equine Rescue Inc

Rating: 5 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Animals, Children & Youth

Location: PO Box 1372 Guthrie OK 73044 USA

Mission: The primary objective and purpose of this corporation shall be: to provide a humane alternative for abandoned, abused, unwanted, neglected, or slaughter bound horses; to provide medical care, food, gentling, training depending on individual circumstances allowing them to be potentially easier to adopt, provide shelter to horses in need of such care and to place these horses in caring homes where they can lead productive lives. When an animal is deemed be unable to be adopted out it will be placed in sanctuary to live out its life in a humane fashion. Our secondary purpose is to provide education to prospective horse owners, current horse owners, youth or any interested party seeking to educate themselves about horses, also to be referred to as equine, husbandry further helping to prevent horse/equine neglect and abuse. Although our primary focus is on horses/equine this organization shall not be limited to and if called upon shall allow other limited types of animals such as bovine, bison, and mammals not interfering with the State and Federal Wildlife laws.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My 13 year old, horse-crazy daughter found Horse Feathers on-line. We filled out our paperwork, did a little e-mailing to establish a schedule, and began volunteering. Horse Feathers is a place where horses truly come first. The gentle, loving care provided by the staff shines through everything that is done, from the regularity of meal time to the high quality medical care provided to those horses in need. Horse Feathers is a quality facility, with a quality staff and wonderful volunteers!

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Found Horse Feathers thru a friend on Facebook in the midst of the Oklahoma tornado disaster in mid 2013; and though I am in California and we have needy programs out here, I have been so impressed with their program I have kept following their progress and making small donations when I can. I believe it was the morning just after the tornado had swept through, and while the rest of the world was still looking blankly around them, Cheri knew time couldn't be wasted. She loaded up her trailer with supplies from the feed store and just started driving down rural roads seeing where she could help; a bag of feed here, water tank there. She organized people within just a few hours to go in with trailers and help get horses to safety. Since then I have watched a completely neglected donkey with hooves looking like elf shoes turn into the most sweet and adorable farm mascot, and most recently a starving bag of bones come in and receive such expert care that you wouldn't know it was the same horse 2 months later. This rescue welcomes volunteers and I wish I could be one of them!

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Horse Feathers is an awesome place for horses and volunteers. I have seen many horses come in that were abused, neglected, or abandoned that they have not only been brought back to health but turned into sweet, loving animals!
When I was in need after my horse was burned in a fire; They not only took her in while we rebuilt, helped her heal, and made her healthier and better behaved than she was when I bought her.
Cheri and Viet are amazing with these wonderful creatures. They understand the horses' language and heal, teach, and love them in a way the horses understand.

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I have been volunteering at Horse Feathers, it is a great place. The love, dedication and care shown to the horses by Cherie and Viet is tremendous. Whether the horses have been abused, starved, burned etc. the care and recovery they have all made by this rescue's hard work is wonderful. I am so happy to support this rescue.

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Cheri is so passionate about taking in abused, starved and injured members of the equine family. She has helped numerous horses heal and find forever homes.. She is committed to the health and welfare of the animals that she has rescued. I wish I lived closer so I could help her with the awesome care she gives horses, mules and donkeys.

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I first became aware of Horse Feathers in Nov 2013 when my veterinarian suggested I contact Cheri . At the time I was 2 weeks out of the hospital from a spinal fusion surgery, my horse had injured his eye, it became infected & he needed surgery to remove the eye. I was still taking pain killers, knew very little about horses, blamed myself for his situation, had extremely limited financial resources and was generally overwhelmed. (for anyone wondering WHY I had a horse - he had been abandoned on our property about a yr earlier - skinny & untrained - so we decided to try to care for him) I called Cheri (crying) begging her to please take my horse. She ask "If you could keep him would you?" Absolutely I would...she then proceeded to provide information & emotional support necessary to get me & my horse through a very difficult time. I began volunteering there in early Jan 2014 - for 4 months I was there 4 to 5 times a week to help with the evening feed - Cheri was also recovering from a major surgery - we limped, & froze but got everyone fed! I continue to volunteer there. I have witnessed the effort & time Cheri puts in to the operation, management, promotion and fund raising necessary to assure that Horse Feathers serves the interest of equines and the community without taking anything for herself. It is wonderful what she does for the horses - they are not put in a pasture and forgotten - she knows them all and they know her. Her adoption process is painstaking but worth it because "our" horses go to committed, loving homes.

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My daughter and I have been volunteering at Horse Feathers for two years now. I have seen animals come to the rescue in dire condition, some with wounds or burns and others who have been neglected or otherwise mistreated. Cheri knows how to nurse creatures back from the brink, how to heal with constant love, encouragement and proper treatment. This summer, she took in a starved an abandoned horse, a walking skeleton whose eyes were dull and lifeless, and we watched as she slowly brought him back from the brink. It is astounding the things she can do with animals.

Beyond that, Horse Feathers puts its money directly into food and shelter for their animals. The organization is lean and makes good use of its volunteers. If you love horses, you should stop by or find out how you can support this organization.

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The pictures alone of the great work that Cheri does with her equine rescues just take your breath away. She has taken in horses so weak and meager they could not even stand on their own. After her loving care and attention, these horses can not only stand but stand with pride and strength. She does so much for children and vets and anyone willing to learn. This is where she truly helps equines worldwide because she educates future potential owners of what is necessary with equine care so that others don't end up in similar situations as those brought to her rescue. She is truly an angel here on earth not only to equines but to all!

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What a wonderful place Horse Feathers is! When my horse passed in January of this year I knew I wanted to adopt again. I was looking for a local rescue to adopt from and found Horse Feathers through a friend who had adopted a horse. In February I adopted a beautiful pony. The work they do is an asset to our communities here in Oklahoma. Adoption, what an option!

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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I came across Horse Feathers early last year. The care RT gives not only to these horses, but anyone that comes out is amazing. After getting out of the military and transitioning not only to a new state, but to a life of being a stay at home mom, was difficult for me. Finding Horse Feathers and working with RT has been the best experience I could have ever asked for. She has a keen ability with pairing me up with a chore or horse that best suits me for the day, as well as being someone to talk with. Her dedication to not only the horses but the volunteers is beyond words. The fact that she also works to educate as well as the programs she has to help horse owners who've fallen on hard times shows just how much she cares about animals and people. Watching my children go out there and bond and work hard with her guidance makes my heart swell. If anyone is looking for a way to give back, do something as a family, or just need that something in their life, I suggest checking this facility out.

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