I was introduced to Arabian Rescue Mission when my beloved Arabian horse Banner my companion while I was growing up and during my military service passed away 3 January 2013. We had adopted a rescued horse from Longmeadow Rescue Ranch Michelle Banner did have a buddy and we could all take turns riding and Duncan and I were lost when we lost Banner. Friends of mine emailed me different links to different rescues. I emailed & called Terry from Arabian Rescue Mission. She responded quickly with empathy, compassion, understanding, & help. Now, 4 years later, not only did ARM help Duncan & me rebuild a little of our herd, heal the impacting loss of Banner, & help a rescued horse have a forever home, I am honored to be able to have help Foster transport rehabilitate rehome other horses for Arabian Rescue Mission as well as adults a couple of other horses to have a forever home with us. Arabian Rescue Mission not only helps with saving the Arabian Horses, their bloodlines, & protecting their heritage & ancestry, but the organization & various members rally to different states even to help horses in bad situations, like from abuse & neglect & seizure from breeder / owners to get to safe places. ARM has networked across the country so there are a few people, volunteers like me, that help foster horses to be able to help each other in various situations. Whether a foster horse is having a difficult time in particular foster home we network & find a different foster home, sometimes "trading" foster horses. Several times, the fostered horses found their forever home within days of being moved to a new foster fARMly. I am so grateful to be able to help ARM with helping transport & foster horses. In loving Memory of Banner.
I lost my equine companion of 25 years 3 January 2013. We had adopted a rescued horse from another wonderful rescue organization August 2012 to be Banner's companion and additional riding partner for our family. Duncan and I were devastated and lost with the loss of Banner. Duncan refused to move from the Banner's stall or paddock to eat; I moped, wandered, cried, and often Duncan and I would stand together in sorrow by Banner's empty stall. It took me a few weeks to even be able to clean the stall and reorganize. Duncan and I went for long walks. as I posted my sorrow on facebook, several friends very gently offered me a couple websites for adopting horses, one of them being the Arabian Rescue Mission. I started opening the website, and kept seeing a horse named Maksymiliian the 1st one to pop up needing a halo, and a new home. My husband, over dinner one day, very gently said he noticed Duncan seems to lost, and I am still so sad; wondering about getting another horse for Duncan...
So after discussion and contemplation, I was able to contact Terry Figueroa at the Arabian Rescue Mission. She was so understanding, personable, up front, & honest. She was able & willing to work with me, and eventually, a month later, 2 March 2013, I picked up Maks as well as another horse Isaak who was attached to Maks and in desperate need of fostering and retraining from the Ky farm of Arabian Rescue Mission. I was able to stay in contact with Terry, via email, facebook, texts, and phone calls. She offered help, advice, and contacts in trying to help Isaak getting his new forever home. Presently, I am proud to say, I am able to help transport and foster a couple other rescues at a time to help out ARM. I am grateful to be able to be a trusted person in their huge ongoing endeavor to help horses and owners in desperate situations all over the country. Over the past 2 years, I have seen this rescue organization go the 2nd, 3rd, 4th mile; above and beyond trying to help horses of any breed, not just Arabians, from seizures, slaughter, abandonment, or owner surrenders and finding foster or forever homes for them, helping desperate owners, even traveling states away to pick up horses and move them to safe havens.
Arabian Rescue Mission also works so hard to match horses to prospective owners. A detailed, thorough adoption request with pictures is required and thoroughly evaluated before any horse gets adopted out to hopefully prevent recurrence of negative situations. Discussion of how the horse will be managed, housed, fed, vetted, used, etc. Potential contingency plans as well in case something were to happen. Continued correspondence with many new owners.
I have no qualms with adopting another horse from Arabian Rescue Mission or being able to help with any that need transportation or fostering, because I know I have their support and the horse' s best interest in mind.
I love the Arabian Rescue Mission and have been involved with them over the last few years. I volunteer by processing adoption applications, I am a donor by having a small monthly recurring donation and I am a foster, currently fostering for the third time. I have only had positive experiences with this organization and they have my full support and I will continue to support them in any way possible. There are not many people out there that have the capability of rescuing entire herds of horses at a time, which Terry has done time and time again. She also makes every effort to match each rescue horse up with the correct prospective foster or adopter which is a critical facet of the operation to make room for the never ending supply of horses that need rescue. I strongly recommend for anyone to become involved in any way with this rescue, they do great things!
As a person who pro-rescue and second chances, I believe Terry epitomizes that ideology to the fullest at ARM. The level of care and dedication to the horses is unencumbered, and I am glad there are organizations like this around to help rescue a type of animal that takes a lot of hard work and expense to keep healthy and happy. ARM is a wonderful organization utilizing special people to promote a meaningful cause.
Terry Figueroa and ARM touched our lives several years ago after some family loss, we were low, and needed something to lift us spiritually, to lift us from a dark place, we stopped by the NJ farm one day, and fell in love, with all the beautiful Arabians, and fell in love with Terry as she took us on the tour poured her journey into our hearts as we learned about each special horse and their history, growth, and rehabilitation, their paths so blessed to be crossed with Terry's heart. Terry, has given my boys, one with auditory delays a place to turn to when school is hard, being a kid is hard and when they just want to feel the love and softness of the residents soft warm noses, they sweep the barn, they groom the ones who need a good brush, Daddy Pierson gets to play Tractor Dr. And check out the farm tractors. Terry is the most generous and genuine lady whose love for her Arabians knows no limits or boundaries, we may not get down for a few months but she embraces us with hugs and open arms. The horses at ARM are true gifts, and Terry treats like all like royal kings queens, princesses and princes. The farm is a fine tuned ship, impeccable, organized top to bottom and the horses get the golden deluxe resort of all resorts. Amanda, Dante and the boys
I don't think I have enough space to tell you all the wonderful things about Terry and ARM. I volunteer but not at the farm. I help with fundraising. I was at another rescue last year for a short period of time. I had to leave there because of the business practices of the owner. It is so different with Terry. Not only is she interested in saving horses, she also is interested in teaching the volunteers about horses and rescues. She is open with all of her tax returns,etc. You can go on the website and see her records for the last few years. So different from the last rescue I was at. Terry is totally committed to rescuing as many horses as she can and finding good homes for them. Even though I don't work at the farm, I can attest to the great care the horses get. The staff and volunteers are in this for their love of horses. I would recommend ARM in a heartbeat to anyone interested in volunteering or adopting a horse. Terry is extremely knowledgeable and is more than willing to share that knowledge.
This rescue is truly wonderful. They save many horses year round from slaughterhouses or from terrible situations.
They treat the horses well, get them immediately assessed, provide medical attention and diet in order to re-home healthy happy horses. The staff takes good care of the horses and really loves each one and is very concerned for their well being,
I have volunteered at other rescues in the past. ARM is by far the best and the horses are amazing.
Amazing and caring people behind this rescue! The horses are always first priority and they take great care of them in every which way they are capable of.
A rescue in the true sense of the word. Terry and the whole ARM crew are very knowledgable with the rescue horses needs. So grateful for any help received and never ever complains when things get tough! I recently adopted a wonderful Paint (it's not just Arabians) Philly, and plan on adopting more when the time is right. ARM is one of a kind!
I'm going to try and keep this review short and to the point. But in order for you to understand I will need to write a brief story on why I love this rescue!! There is much more to this story but there is no need to bore you!
One winter evening I was watching our local news. A story came on about a herd of Arabians being rescued from the state of West Virginia. A rescue group was relocating them to a town near me to start evaluation and the adoption process. I had never heard of this organization at this point. I decided to get involved. I contacted the owner/president of the rescue. I informed her I was an experienced horse person and wanted to help. She invited me down to volunteer. I showed up with a muck bucket, a manure fork and loving touch. I was ready to work.
Everyone involved with the rescue was very helpful and informative. I walked around to each stall, about 20 of them, taking just a few minutes with each horse, to learn their personality and reassure them that they were now safe. I had a few more to go when I walked into a stall where a fragile little grey gelding stood hunkering in the corner. I opened his door. Closed it behind me and just stood there. I didn't say a word..... I had this odd feeling as I looked over him. After a few seconds, he looked over at me and we locked eyes. I was stunned. There is no way to describe the feeling I had that day. Another volunteer was watching from outside the stall, she never said anything just handed me a brush and smiled. The next 20 minutes I spent with this horse. I couldn't seem to pull myself away from him. He was coming home with me......
I didn't go there to buy a cheap horse. I didn't go there to be noisy, well maybe I was a little noisy! I wanted to know who this rescue was. I wanted to know how things were being handled. But most of all, I went there to help, help these horses. Totally oblivious to the fact that I would be bringing home a new friend! I had met my new best friend that day. I also made a few new human friends because of him that I am truly thankful for.
Razr is now a sort of "spokes horse" for the rescue here in our area. We enjoy going places to represent the Rescue in any way we can. He loves people. And he loves telling his story!
I'm very proud of this little horse, but don't tell him I called him little! He doesn't know he's not 16 hands! He loves the trails and even completed a 25 Competitive Trail ride last fall.
In a nut shell, I guess I'm trying to just say thank you to a rescue that truly cares. Puts there blood sweat and tears into something that they love. I trust this Rescue. I have worked beside them and I will stand beside them any day of the week! They are the reason I have Razr. They saved him, gave him a second chance. I couldn't be more thankful. Aside from that, I am very blessed to have made new friends that I can trust.