Love their annual Open House. My favorite horse is Cleo a beautiful dark bay Thoroughbred mare that was rescued in 1995. Mylestone rescued her as a 4 year old and has cared for her all these years. I don't know many rescue organizations that would care for an animal that was adopted for 22 years and counting.
They are so dedicated to the care of the rescue horses at Mylestone. So many have special needs and the lengths they go to ensure the horses needs are met are exceptional. I like knowing that they provide care long term even if the horses are not adopted into their own homes. I believe it is Cleo that has been in their care for over 20 years.
Love visiting the horses at their annual Open House. Been a long time supporter. My favorites are Scout and Madeline. They have a huge silent auction with a real assortment of baskets and a delicious bake sale. I got the cutest horse cookies there last time.
The stories about the horses touch me deeply. They are given a second chance at Mylestone Equine Rescue and they flourish. I was so surprised to learn that many of the older horses get fed small meals 7-9 times a day. These older horses don't have teeth to be able to properly chew hay. I didn't realize how much work went into caring for the horses. I thoroughly enjoyed my tour.
My daughter and I love to support Mylestone. We appreciate everything they do for these sick and injured horses. They make such a difference in the lives of the animals at a time when needed most. Instead of death, the horses have a second chance at a comfortable, cared-for life until they near their natural end.
Mylestone Equine is the most caring, organized, committed and impressive non-profit organization that I have been involved with. Their passion for rescuing and helping horses (and other animals) is unparalleled!
I got involved with Mylestone on the periphery because I'm a friend of a board member. I've been to their open houses and have helped out at a couple of events. I'm very impressed by the way the horses are cared for by the staff and volunteers. Each horse is treated as an individual personality and given special treatment. The dedication, hard work and hours put in are amazing. This clearly is a special organization and I'm proud to be involved in a small way.
I have been volunteering at Mylestone Equine Rescue since 2007. I am now on the Board of Directors. I muck stalls, help with mailings, work events and brush/groom the horses. Many of the horses have had horrific pasts and we work to help them to forget the past and enjoy the present with plenty of food, care and relationships with people where they know they will not be hurt. This rescue is made up of volunteers that really care about mending these horses physically and mentally. It hurts to see horses come to the rescue broken but it is extremely rewarding to see them become trusting horses again. I can't say enough about the caring people that run this rescue.
I have been volunteering at Mylestone for over 7 years. I retired early and was looking to work with animals. I went to MER's Open House and thought I would apply as a volunteer. I never worked around horses before and didn't think I could be much help, but the Thompson's were more than willing to teach me to muck stalls, lead horses and work fundraising events. I have learned much about the running of the rescue and the time and dedication of the volunteers and the Thompson family. I work closely with them as a Board member now and find that watching horses come in neglected and broken and watch them blossom into happy horses again is the most rewarding part of my experience there. So even if you don't have horse experience, there is plenty that you can do to help the rescue horses. Please contact us to volunteer. We need volunteers to help with everything that needs to be done around the farm. Come to our Open House October 11th from noon-4:00pm and see for yourself.
It was volunteering at Mylestone Equine Rescue the led to my discovering a deeply held passion for horses with-in myself. A passion that has led me to many different experiences, not only with the brilliant horses in Mylestone's care, but as well with other herds and barns. I dedicated the necessary time to become an accomplished ground handler as well as a Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist as a result of my experiences with the rescue. I cannot imagine my life with out horses. Mylestone Equine Rescue truly makes a difference in the horses' lives with-in their care. They are an oasis in a world that often times fails to show compassion to the brilliant equine souls that bless our planet.