LEARN: Livestock & Equine Awareness & Rescue Network

Rating: 4.47 stars   17 reviews

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Location: P.O. Box 619 Ravenel SC 29470 USA

Mission: It is our mission is to educate our youth, prospective owners, and owners concerning the proper care of animals. We also support the local Animal Control departments with the care and housing of abused and neglected farm animals. We are dedicated to the management of reported neglect cases and work with law enforcement to insure the animals receive the care and feed needed for optimal health.
Results: Since June 2009, we have rescued and rehabilitated over 50 horses who were suffering from abuse, neglect and malnutrition.
Programs: Rescue & rehabilitation and adoption of abused, neglected horses. Youth camps. Horsemanship classes.
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Rating: 5 stars  

In my time as a volunteer with LEARN, I have been truly amazed at the physical transformation Elizabeth Steed is able to bring about in the horses that she takes into her facility. I have personally witnessed several of the most severe starvation cases as they first came to LEARN...it is difficult to adequately describe the condition these horses are in...they shouldn't be alive. They've suffered immeasurable abuse and shameful neglect at the hands of their owners. The painstaking, educated, deliberate "all-in" approach that Elizabeth takes in her effort to restore them to good health is nothing short of amazing.

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

L.E.A.R.N. Horse Rescue provides a vital service to the Charleston, SC community. At last count, there were over 160,000 unwanted horses in the United States....currently, the number of registered Equine Rescue organizations, like L.E.A.R.N., only have the capacity to care for 33,000 horses annually. Since 2009, L.E.A.R.N. has rescued, rehabilitated and rehomed over 75 horses who otherwise would have gone to slaughter, horse auction, or simply perished alone from starvation or neglect. Elizabeth Steed works tirelessly, with no monetary compensation whatsoever, for the benefit of the horses that come into L.E.A.R.N.'s care. She is a fierce advocate for establishing minimum standards of care for large animals in the state of SC, of which there are currently none, and for educating her community about the day to day responsibilities that come with horse ownership. L.E.A.R.N. is an all-volunteer organization. We do our best, but often fail, when it comes to being as attentive to our supporters inquiries as we are to the horses we are caring for. Days on the farm are long and phone calls unfortunately sometimes go unanswered. We are so very thankful for all of the support we receive from the Charleston community!! Thank you so much for helping us to continue to help horses in need!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I wanted to speak out on Learn's behalf because the organization helps not only the animals but people also. I've known about LEARN and Elizabeth since the 33 horses were put in LEARN's hand in 2009. If there was no one else to help Elizabeth feed, she did it into the night. She personally takes each and every horse and makes them her own- even if for a little while. She is overjoyed for the ones that get new homes and cries for the ones who don't make it.
LEARN as a group has helped me tremendously. While I was out feeding or grooming the horses, I felt joy and peace but no stress. I often think of those times and smile.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

feeding, grooming, putting together a cookbook

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do nothing

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Rating: 5 stars  

Mrs. Elizabeth was at the hospital when i was born so ive known her my whole life. She taught me how to ride when i was around 7 or 8. Ive been hooked ever since. I LOVE working with the horses, especially Chase, a 20 year old thouroughbred. she also taught me how to ride bareback and about coggins and colic and everything like that. Ive had LOTS of expiriences with the horses, both good and bad. A good expirience was when I finally got to ride Chase. A bad expirience was when my friends and I forgot the close the feed room door....But everything turned out ok. I would not know what to do if LEARN wasnt here anymore. Its my favorite place to be.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen horses rehabilitated and given a new life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Change nothing

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have known Elizabeth Steed for most of my life. I can remember growing up and spending time at her house while I helped take care of the horses. She always had a new horse at her house that she was rehabilitating. When she was asked to help rehabilitate 33 horses in 2009 she started L.E.A.R.N, not only to take care of horses in need, but also to educate people about horse care. She has made a big impact in the horse community by rehabilitating many horses and finding them new homes with the promise that if something happens and the horse cannot be kept it must return to L.E.A.R.N so that no harm can come to that horse again. I have also seen her reach out to the youth, in order to educate them about horses and their care.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen many of the horses that come to L.E.A.R.N start out as nothing but skin and bones, but with love and care I have seen them gain weight and turn into beautiful horses with wonderful personalities that ended up making their new owner very happy

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not change anything about this organization

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It made me feel like I could make a difference

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love this place so much! Its a great place for me to help with horses in need and i love everyone that goes there to help!! I also love the horses that come in! Their personalities are amazing!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

that how many horses are in need of help.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

i wouldnt really change anything i love the organization!

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