How to explain about a place that saves lives and can steal your heart. Save The Horses literally saves lives, animal and human. As a volunteer, adopter and foster for 5 years, this rescue truly rescues. It has helped me to relearn a lot of my horse knowledge and to know that I am doing my part in helping to save lives. We have seen so many positive outcomes for animals and humans. It is therapy to volunteer at Save The Horses.
I have been a volunteer for 4 years, an adopter for over 1 year and a foster for a couple of months...this is true rescue...it truly is about saving lives and providing loving care.
My best friend took me to Save the horses over a year ago and at first I believed since I "did a public service" one time was enough. I suffered a great deal of anxiety at that time, and I was a bit nervous about working with horses since I had zero experience. So I started off just volunteering once a week and it slowly graduated to four to sometimes five days a week haha. I developed such bonds with all the animals and I made friends with all the amazing volunteers before I had to move. Save the Horses helped me gain a confidence about myself I never knew I had and it gave me a purpose. I miss everything there is about this amazing rescue, thank you for everything.
I can not say enough great things about save the horses. I am never happier than when I am at the barn. Save the horses provides people and animals a happy place to be. I have learned so much since I started volunteering here. I have met the best people in my life here as well as the best horses. These animals have no reason to trust any humans ever again but with Cheryl's loving touch ( and the other volunteers) these horses learn to love and trust again. It's a beautiful thing to watch and I'm grateful to be part of it. My day is not complete if I do not go to the barn. Yes it is work but all the great people make it fun! Truely an amazing barn that has saved many people and animals❤️️ My best friend at save the horses is a goat named Roo. She was very sick when we got her but is doing well now. It has warmed my heart to be able to work and love this little girl. Tommy is just one of the many horses at save the horses. He has a story that would make you cry. He is very loving and sweet. He is still learning things and has become a lot braver now that he is being ridden and worked with more. These animals are loving and sweet.
I am a privileged team member at Save the Horses. I serve among amazing, dedicated and big hearted people, all drawn together by the desire to help animals that would be otherwise left to die. This organization is so much bigger than saving just horses. Pigs, chickens, turkeys, goats, cows, they all matter. Every single life matters and these animals are brought to safety and loved, sometimes for the first time in their lives. This isn’t about playing with horses and going riding, it’s about serving at the pleasure of the rescues. You can’t rush a halter on a horse and some times you sit there in the dirt waiting for an animal to come to you because it’s what they need. It isn’t glamorous. You scoop poop and scrub stalls and carry water. You level floors and clean equipment because it needs to be done and at the end of the shift you are relaxed and fulfilled. I think about my next visit everyday. Save the horses is an organization that deserves every penny that is donated and more. I truly believe that as the volunteers work to rehab the animals, the animals are rehabbing the volunteers just as well.
What a great charity to volunteer for! Great folks, happy horses and good works!
I have been volunteering for about 2 1/2 years now. Everyone is very nice and cares about the horses!! I am there every chance I get.
I've been volunteering here since August 2015. I had no experience with horses whatsoever. All the volunteers are really patient, kind, and actually care about horses. It's really fun to volunteer, and it's a good way to relax and get stresss off.
I met Cheryl with Save the Horse last year and she instantly inspired me seeing her rescuing these amazing horses & farm animals. I wanted to help but i suffer with major depression, PTSD, anxiety & chronic migraines so i had no idea how i could ever make a difference! Cheryl believed in me and gave me a chance there are no words to describe the remarkable healing abilities these horses have! Before volunteering with STH i rarely left my house and spent most days sitting in my reclinner suffering, now i thank God for every single day, every moment and all the sweet kisses i receive from helping & being with these horses! This rescue group has change my life in more ways imaginable, i am forever grateful
I've been volunteering with Save the Horses since Feb 2016 and it's what I look forward to every week. Working with rescued horses is good for the soul. Same goes for goats, pigs, chickens, sheep, dogs and Theodore the turkey, which are all a part of the menagerie at STH.
I have known Cheryl and been involved with the Horse Rescue Relief and Retirement Fund (Savethehorses.org) for about 15 years. They rescue equines of every kind from dwarf miniatures to huge draft work horses. Almost all who come to the farm need veterinary care from injuries, illness, or neglect. Some are blind, some struggle with cancer, all receive the love and care they need. They care for any animal in need, and frequently have pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, and other animals that need help.
An amazing team of volunteers keep the place running like a well oiled machine! New people are taught how to care for the animals properly and safely. Volunteers organize events, seminars and fundraisers to pay for feed, good care, veterinary care and so many other things! :-)