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October 17, 2013

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October 17, 2013

This little rescue in the deepest parts of New Jersey has been rescuing horses destined to be killed. This rescue takes horses that are probably in the worst condition possible. They have a wonderful rehab staff and when the rescues are in good health, they are re-trained to be Dressage horses. I have known about The Manes and Tails Organization for years. The founder of the Organization keeps a close eye over all the rescue horses. They are boarded at a Private Farm and the Board payments run in excess of 950.00 per month. This does not include the Vets or the Dentist. The Organization has been supported since the Economy went bad, by the Board Members.

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I would donate as this rescue does things as should be done. That takes a lot of cash!

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005

September 30, 2012
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September 30, 2012
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I have been a board member of Manes and Tails Organization for 5 years. Before I became a Board Member, I thought it such a fine plan for the horses I became a donor. This rescue is all about the horses. No expense is spared. The Administrative costs are Vet and Board fees. None of the Board Members are compensated. This year the rescue is being funded solely by the President. The goal is to take horses out of horrible situations and 'put them back together again.' I am pleased to be a Board Member for the Manes and Tails Organization in New Jersey.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

September 30, 2012
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September 30, 2012
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Ellen takes the horses, rehabs them, when they are trained and/or rehabbed enough to be re-homed they are free leased, never sold. She has the only rescue I am aware of that does this. Ellen and her group NEVER give up. I evaluate them when they come in and when I had a boarding business I cared for them for Ellen. Even in these times of economic strife, Ellen will maintain her rescues.

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

the fact that these horses are saved from a brutal end, and have seen many of them go on to great homes. I have trained Ellen in dressage, and she has worked with the horses in dressage.

Ways to make it better...

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

somehow get more information out and get more people to donate their time and money.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

I have been involved since its inception in 1995.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Getting the horses rehabbed and free leased.

What is its top priority in the long run?

To save as many horses as possible

August 31, 2011

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August 31, 2011

This is a great rescue, and I recommend it wholeheartedly.

In the past I was personally involved with Elle helping a horse from another rescue and rehabilitating her.

I think professionalism in the field is an integral part of running a successful program. Too often I have seen
certain horse rescues deliberately try to demean other horse rescues; something that Manes and Tails has never participated in nor has had any affiliations.

You do a spectacular job with horses, advocating for animal rights, and promoting the end of horse slaughter Elle. Thank you for being on the side of the horses.

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

I have seen the horse I helped to place with Manes and Tails Organization become healthy and beautiful.

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

No changes needed here.

August 31, 2011

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August 31, 2011

I do not have much money but I send Manes and Tails Organization a small gift at Holiday time. They have photos of the horses on their website and Elle is a really caring person. I hope to rescue horses like she does, free lease them after they are healthy. And always know they are safe.

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They have a radio show and it is packed with great interviews and discussions. I called in a few times and it was great to speak to Ginger Kathrens.

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

Have people send donations!!!1

August 31, 2011

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August 31, 2011

I have been supporting this little rescue for 4 years now. I support one horse every month and she is a big Thoroughbred called 'Willow'. I know that Manes and Tails Organization sets my donations aside for Willow only. They are very ethical and trustworthy and it is my pleasure to support this fine rescue.

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Seeing the horse I am supporting looking glossy and healthy.

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

Have others donate to them.

August 26, 2011

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August 26, 2011

Manes and Tails has been a dedicated rescuer and advocate for horse welfare. Elle has worked to help all animals though focusing on horses since there are so few protections for them and the need is so great.

Thank you Elle and Manes and Tails for your diligence in this mission.

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

the efforts to make people aware of the need.

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I would not make changes but would recommend them.

August 25, 2011

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August 25, 2011

I have known Ellen-Cathryn Nash (Cait for short) since 1980. She was always active with horses even when we were in College. My sister has several Warmbloods so I am not unfamiliar with horses. Cait takes on the hard cases and is a wonderful at rehabilitating these neglected and or abuses horses. The racehorses that her organization were all surrenders by their owners. It was a case of too much horse or the horse had been sedated and when the drugs were gone the true personality of the horse emerged. Not mean, just big and fast.

Manes and Tails Organization keeps the horses until they regain their health, are retrained to be Dressage horses and safe and reliable. Manes and Tails does not sell the horses (which I personally think is admirable but this does not increase revenues for the Organization). Manes and Tails 'Free Leases" the horses for their own protection; if a lessee wants to send a horse back, they can.

Manes and Tails Organization incorporated in New Jersey, NOT MAINE) is only about the animals and I have seen this first hand from the first horse rescued in 1995 to the most recent. There have only been three horses that have been in good health when Manes and Tails Organization took them. These horses are Willie, the 20 year old Quarterhorse who is the so called 'Mascot' and designated babysitter for the new rescues, then there was Callie who was a jet black Thoroughbred who had been beaten in his stall with an axe handle when he was a Steeplechaser in North Carolina, and finally there is Willow who is a Thoroughbred mare but needs an advanced rider with experience with Thoroughbreds.

I am going to donate to Manes and Tails Organization most likely in October when I have some disposable income available.

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

New Jersey

Ways to make it better...

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

Charge some type of fee, but they won't!

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Seeing every single horse the Manes and Tails Organization has rescued and transformed from either near death due to neglect and abuse, and transforming horses that did not trust humans to trust again.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I had some disposable income at the time.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Please donate, not a single penny is unaccounted for and donors can be sure that every cent goes to the horses.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

August 23, 2011

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August 23, 2011

Elle has been front and center for animal-welfare/horse-welfare for the ~4 yrs that I've worked with her and Manes&Tails. She is spot-on for regulatory and legislative efforts, and a great advisor for that. It's a rare combination that she focuses on the legal aspects of federal and state legislation AND also the practical, everyday horse welfare aspects. She's a great advisor for those who want to make a difference in horse welfare.

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M&T has provided relevant recommendations for animal welfare legislation.

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

.... hope that M&T gained more funding for its efforts. That would help them do even more for animal/horse welfare.

August 22, 2011

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August 22, 2011

I've known of Cait Nash and Manes of Tails for many many years. I really can not think of a more worthy effort and a more committed and well executed group taking care of these magnificent creatures. Ms Nash's devotion to horses in need is simply inspiring. I've seen her and this organization in action many times in person, in NJ, and Manes and Tails horses are well fed and cared for and Cait trains them herself and manages their every need with a love and devotion that is very moving to witness.

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

As a donor who cares deeply about the tragic situation of horses that are discarded and abused.

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

I would contribute far more money, because I would love to see how much more good Cait and Manes and Tails could do for so many more animals. Sorely regret that I can't at this time.

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