Horse Rescue Relief And Retirement Fund Inc
Rating: 5 stars 130 130 reviews
1768 Newt Green Rd Cumming GA 30028 USA
The mission of Save the Horses is to improve the quality of life for all horses, thereby improving the lives of people through their bond with the horses. We are committed to the rescue and rehabilitation of equines suffering from abuse, as well as the successful retirement of working equines. We strive to improve public awareness and knowledge regarding the standards of care necessary to insure the health and safety of all equines.
Thanks to your generous donations, we have been able to help rescue over 1000 needy horses since 1998. We are funded totally by donations and fund raising. We receive no government assistance. You are the angels who help us Save The Horses. With horses are therapist's, hundreds of humans have been touched by these wonderful animals every day.
horses, children, elderly and all humans bond and find comfort in their daily lives.
Direct beneficiaries per year:
over 100 horses find safe homes and 27 Barn Buddy participants loved and bonded with the horses.
Geographic areas served:
Georgia and SE U.S.
BARN BUDDY PROGRAM for foster and adopted children to bond with horses in foster care at the rescue farm. PINK HORSE SHOE FUND to raise money for horses who have cancer to get lifesaving treatment. FIELD TRIPS, SCOUTS, COMMUNITY OUTREACH. NURSING HOME VISITS with our miniature horses bring smiles to the residents.
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My husband and I both volunteer at this amazing facility. Not only do they make the lives of the many rescue animals better, they also provide friendship and a nurturing experience for the volunteers. A great place to share time with the horses and make new friends.
As an avid equestrian I got to hangout with my favorite animals! It also helps get high school credit hours!
In 2013, this wonderful group allowed a 4 horses that needed homes to be posted on their FB page. These horses several of which were elderly could no longer be ridden on trails at the RRanch in Dahlonega, Ga. The board determined that these horses would be sent to auction. I stepped in and started screening homes for these horses that had spent their lives at the RRanch. With the help of Horse Rescue Relief & Retirement, each found a permanent home and none were sent to auction.
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I've been a volunteer at Save the Horses since June 2013. It has become my social outlet, family and source of inspiration, fun and transformation. Providing care of these beautiful creatures is absolutely therapeutic! My relationships with each and every animal is rewarding beyond words. We have an established "family" of dedicated and caring volunteers that makes the work seem effortless.
It amazes me every day how the organization is able to stretch every dollar. I can only imagine the work we could do with an abundance of funds. I highly recommend you get involved or make a donation if you are searching for a non-profit to contribute you time or tithings!
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I learned about Save The Horses in May 2013, after a devastating year of personal loss. Loosing my mother and all three of my pets (ages 14, 16, 19) and the end of a six year relationship, left me depressed, numb and feeling hopeless. While conducting some banking business, my banker introduced me to Save The Horses, where she was very involved. She asked if I would consider adopting a horse. I immediately replied, No. But I inquired about volunteering. I went to the next Orientation, learned more about the organization and how I could help, met Trudy and my life was changed.
Trudy is a beautiful Appaloosa at the rescue. She is completely blind and was abused terribly before being rescued. I fell in love with her immediately and felt a connection and trust that she extended back. I made her a promise that I would start visiting her and walking her. Because of Trudy's blndness and trust issues, getting exercise wasn't a given. Once per week, quickly turned into multiple times per week. Loving Trudy turned into loving every horse and the other animals. Volunteering my time to take care of these beautiful loving horses turned my depression and hopelessness into Unconditional Love, Passion and Joy! And I have learned alot about horses and their care.
The dozens of people who volunteer to care for these horses are amazing! It feels like family taking care of family. Besides the incredible stories about the horses, I've met some wonderful people and made some lasting friendships. Now besides volunteering 3-4 days per week, I find myself looking for an excuse to visit STH.
Last November, while in the pasture leading horses into the barn for the night, a horse I had never seen before started following me. He would follow me to the gate, wait for me to return, follow me to the pasture, then follow me back to the gate. I came back that weekend to groom him and get acquainted. His name is Tequila Sunrise. Long story short, he chose me. I adopted him in January and hope to buy a farm next year to give him a forever home. The love and energy at Save The Horses is like nothing else I've ever experienced.
Do yourself a favor, plan a visit, attend orientation, volunteer. It will make a difference in your life!
Sponsor or adopt a horse or simply make a tax deductible donation. It will make a difference in the lives of many horses and volunteers!
Save The Horses is long overdue for the recognition it deserves!
Save the horses has done so much for animals and humans alike. They have extended the lives of countless unwanted horses, donkeys, goats, ducks, chickens, etc. while allowing the public an opportunity to volunteer with animals they might never have the ability to own. Once you enter the property you feel at home and it's obvious where the donations go and I'm always amazed at how clean it is. My heart breaks a little each time but I'm so grateful they are there to help erase some of the cruelty & neglect people have put these animals through.
I am part of a small, private rescue. I do follow Save The Horses on Facebook and am a huge fan of their work. The amount of hours that the caregivers and volunteers put into saving each horse is amazing. I am sure that we don't even understand half of the cost involved with running this operation. This group not only helps rescue horses but actively rehabilitates the horses and helps them find their forever human match. Respect.
I had been volunteer at save the horse about 7-8 months. All volunteers are very helpful and really care for horses. I didnt know much about horse or how to care for horse when I started. Now! I have my own horse, I adopted a mare from there. Thank you Save The Horse for all your hard work and kindness to helps animal, give them a better lift and be the voice for them. You are true angel!
After my husband died in 1996, I was lost and felt emotionally traumatized . Nothing I did to alleviate my sorrow helped. Then I started volunteering for horse rescue. They taught me how to heal the horses. In the process I healed. They are far more than just a horse rescue! Could not have made it through to be this happy and healthy without them!
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Would make no changes. They do so much more than you would think their resources allow. They definitely need more funds and Cheryl Flannagen would know exactly the best way it can be used. None of the buttons below are working with my iPad , but I would answer the questions; definitely, life-changing,quite well, Definitely
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I am a trainer and judge and volunteer my training time to help get the rescue horses adopted. This is a very well run facility filled with heart and soul.
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I cannot even begin to express how impressed I am with this organization. Not only is their concern and love for these animals clear in everything they do, but they take the time to take people like me and educate us about how to care for these animals. Horses can be tough to handle - there's a lot to know. But the volunteers and staff at Horse Rescue, Relief, and Retirement really let you help as much or as little as you like. I've donated, cleaned stalls, groomed horses, and been able to play and love on the animals too (under friendly supervision and guidance). They are warm and kind, and even have orientations for volunteers on how to volunteer with horses, which covers some of the technical aspects as well as horse etiquette. I hope to work with them for many years to come!