My name is Laurie Demitry and I started a non-profit with my daughter called Nova Therapy Minis www.novatm.org/ We adopt rescued abused/neglected miniature horses and train them to be therapy horses. Two of our three miniature horses came from Whimsical Equine Rescue. At my age, I believe I have what one would call a seasoned perspective and there's not a lot that really impresses me. Whimsical Equine impressed me or the women that run Whimsical Equine impressed me. in truth, I have a daughter I would love to have exposed to them on a regular basis if I were only closer. They are committed, unselfish, caring and incredibly hard working. The facilities were immaculate and as a horse owner myself, I know how much work goes into that kind of standard of care. On another note, we adopted one mini and then went back for his half brother. They are the backbone of our program and are adored wherever they go. Rescue work is physically and emotionally exhausting and Whimsical Equine is an example of the best of rescue. I hope that knowing two of their rescues are bringing great joy to everyone they interact with brings them joy as well. Definitely a GREAT non-profit!! Laurie Demitry, www.novatm.org/
I contacted Whimsical Equine Rescue in hopes to adopt a horse that would be great around my two young children. They advised us of a great older Arabian mare named Ariea. My family went to visit. The staff was amazingly helpful, friendly, and compassionate. They are very knowledgeable about their animals. We adopted Ariea months ago from Whimsical. Ariea has been wonderful with my children, great with other animals, intelligent, great on trails, and has been one of the best horses I've ever owned. We had a great experience with the agency. There needs to be more adoption agencies out there like Whimsical!
We adopted our Thoroughbred from Whimsical Equine Rescue in 2006. He has been a great horse for our family and has helped my daughter win many blue ribbons. Whimsical was very up front with us about the horse before we adopted him...what they believed his strengths and weaknesses were.
We couldn't be more pleased with our relationship with Whimsical. They have remained connected to us, always available with help and advice.
I LOVE that they retain ownership of the horse, ensuring that the horse will always be cared for. They also must ok where the horse is kept. This gives us a sense that there are people besides us who care about how our horse is treated. We were novices in horse ownership and Whimsical Equine Rescue guided us and we still now that their expertise is available to us if we need it.
In July of 2009 I was looking for a horse for my 9yr old niece, Logan. I came across Whimsical Equine on the internet through their ads in The Guide. My first phone call got me. I spoke with Karen and she was so friendly and helpful with what I was looking for that the up coming weekend I went to meet them. I actually went to meet Arthur but met Missy as well. Through the following 4 months I came and went as much as poss. to visit Missy. Logan falling in love more and more each time. Logan and I talked all of the time about Missy becoming part of our family. But me being the protective Aunt I wanted to make sure I made the right decision. Who would have thought Logan being a real beginner would have a 20+ yr old standardbred mare as her 1st horse. Missy is the best. She and Logan are a real pair. And she and my gelding are glued at the hip. Thank You So Much Karen for your time and patience with us. Whimsical is a wonderful facility. They care and recondition horses to find their forever homes.