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January 29, 2010

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January 29, 2010

After reading all of these posts i've figured out a few things. First off honestone is hypocritcal and unbeliveable he/she points out how one shouldn't be commenting about this issue on a personal level but comes and does the same attacking the people on the same level. It just shows how childish you are and immature. second if more then one person has had a problem with this farm then it's not a concidence and something very wrong is going on here. It's really easy to many posts using diffrent names but all done by the same people probably. When it comes down to it a i think a full investigation should be done on the claims here and if nothing is going on then the people who run this farm shouldn't have anything to hide or worry about. On a final note doing a 7 1/2 mile course wouldn't make a horses nose bleed and the horse would have to be in extremly great condition. My Best friend has had horse there whole life and competes in compations and has explained this to me. Think twice before putting up comments.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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January 29, 2010

I have been at Tara farm for 14 years. I was a co-4-H leader and now I am a boarder. I have learned so much from BonnieJeanne and continue to learn. She has a big heart and takes very good care of her animals. I want to Thank her for everything she has done for me, and my daughter. We are very fortunate and blessed to be able to have a place like Tara Farms to go too, for our children and for the adults who love the animals and care for them. The farm is a place I can escape to, they are my family. BonnieJeanne has dedicated her life and love in taking care of these animals in need. I give her lot's of credit for what she is doing. It's a lot of work to do what she is doing. I Commend her on her work in Rescuing these animals. Thank You BonnieJeanne, Love from a friend.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Getting together with friends and doing trail rides and camping trips.And just spending time with my horse.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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January 29, 2010

I am a current boarder at Tara Farm. I have been there for 14 years and have never once witnessed bonniejeanne treating any of her animals badly. She rehabilitates animals that other people just give up on and adopts them out to loving homes. Not all homes are so loving tho, the women who hunterjumper is talking about only saw the horse as an object. She didn't take care of him properly. For example, she hired one of the VOLUNTEERS at the rescue to muck her stall. That volunteer got 17 wheelbarrows out of her horses stall. And she's trying to say Bonniejeanne treats her animals badly? The farm has come a long way since I've been there. She's doing something most people don't have the strength and will power to do. So for people to trash talk the farm when they have never been there or listening to this childish bitter woman, think twice. Put your feet in her shoes. She IS doing a WONDERFUL thing. Ignorant people just need to realize that.

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more ways then most. I have been there for so long, I have seen the workings of the farm from the inside out.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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January 29, 2010

I have been volunteering at Tara Farm Rescue for the past 4 years. I have seen so many animals walk through our gates for the first time with a look of sadness and defeat in their eyes. But soon they transform into a complete different animal who understands that they have a second chance at life. That is what I love the most about the farm. It is a chance for animals to learn to be animals again and to realize that not all people are bad. Some people can be so heartless towards animals but not BonnieJeanne. BonnieJeanne has a way with all animals and they can feel it. She gives them the very best vet treatment and thinks only about the care of her animals. Yes i agree the barn may not be the most beautiful because it is a rescue and all the money goes right into the vet, farrier, dentistry bills, etc. and the animals are in the best health. It breaks my heart to hear people talk such crap about the farm when all BonnieJeanne does is devote her life to rescuing animals and rehabilitating them. I would also like to add, that as a college student, I may be one of these "children" mentioned in previous comments. I VOLUNTEER my time to these animals as do the other girls. I CHOOSE to muck stalls and exercise horses because I enjoy it and I chose to be a part of this organization, rather than any other riding stable, because I believe that Tara Farm Rescue is an amazing place that truly puts only the animals first.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that the animals get the very best care!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very interested in devoting their time to these animals and learning more about good animal care. They are all friendly and very helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build a specific building for vet care and more stalls and housing to allow for more animals to be rescued.

Ways to make it better...

I could spend all my time with these amazing animals.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

people who try to close down an amazing organization just because they are angry that since they did not follow their contract, they had their horse taken away.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

January 28, 2010

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January 28, 2010

This honestly sickens me. This is one person and her family mouthing off about an experience that they have shared with the rescue. Let me fill everyone in. I have been with Tara Farm Resuce for the last 4 wonderful years. I myself have adopted a magnificant horse from the rescue and continue to board at the rescue. I was there the day that this woman took the horse off the property. She read and understood the contract and signed a contract stating that Tara Farm Rescue is to visit the place the horse is to be moved to. Instead she shows up, FINALLY cleans her horses' stalls (rough board situation) after a week of not cleaning them and tries to take the horse. Our contract is for the safety of the animal. IF for any reason the person is unable to provide the care or fails to pay board at the boarding facility, the horse is to be brought back to the rescue. BonnieJeanne takes a lot of time (and so have I and any of the volunteers) in working with the animals and healing their wounds of neglect. The man who removed the horse off the farm was someone known for neglect, especially since the rescue had received horses from him in the past. The woman that had the horse swore up and down that she loved the horse but everyone saw the true side of her when she galloped the horse down a wet trail over pavement and the poor animal fell on his side and had horrible wounds and rode him back. She proceded to contact me and ask me for wound care products to use and then left him overnight with no protection on the wounds from the flies. And let me not forget about the time that Tara Farm Rescue held its annual hunter pace. A 7 1/2 mile trail course that had a time of 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete it in. She finished it in 33 minutes with blood coming out of the horse's nose! So it was only a matter of time that the horse would have been taken back. Like I said before, Bonnie Jeanne and her professionals along with the volunteers pour a lot of time into the healing process of these animals. I wish I could look at this woman today and tell her to grow up. It was your stupidity that got your horse taken away from you. And for anyone else who would like to see what our contract is about, please visit the farm's website and you can see for yourself.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

4-H children helping the animals

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people didn't ruin things for others

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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January 28, 2010

Tara Farm Rescue is a wonderful place. The previous negative comments are based solely on the experiences of one individual and should be weighted on that fact alone. It is not an objective opinion. This rescue struggles constantly with the need of the many against the the little resources available. Bonniejeanne works with many well recognized professionals and does more for these animals than most would. If the facility had fancy painted barns and manucured gardens then you would know where your donations are going. Instead, show up on a Monday when three professionals are working (dentist, vet, farrier) on the rescue horses. If you look around the horses all have shelter, hay in front of them (or pasture) and are all in good weight. Definitely worth checking out.

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

all aspects from retrieving surrendered animals to being present while having medical appointments, to mucking stalls

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the success stories. sick/injred horses get re-habbed and placed in great homes

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

great, good hearted, well grounded people

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do anything

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In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the un-educated public

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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January 28, 2010

i have been resueing horses for 15 yrs and i have been in contact with tara farm and bonnie jean for over 4 yrs and i have to say that this is a woman that has been wearing the same shoes she was wearing when i met her, she has given so much to these animals and taken nothing for herself as a rescue myself i could only dream of being as generous and loving toward everything living as this rescue has been the animals dont have the prettiest barn or the fanciest tack, but the animals get top of the line vet care any suppliment they need chiropractic care,warm cozy beds and all the good feed they could ask for.the attention and one on one tlc is priceless.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the teenagers refered to are teens who do not pay and are volunteering there time to the animals in trade for a wonderful loving and educational experience with one of these extraordinary animals

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 21, 2010

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January 21, 2010

The owner was rude and the place was a mess with children doing all the work. I pray the state will go in and take all animals and lock her and her freeloading family up. Both neg reviews below are a regular accurance at this farm. I try my best to spread the word to not have anything to do with this so called rescue.I pray people will stop giving her animals!

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Nothing good

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too much to mention

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

nothing

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

freeloaders and children

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

cheat more people and spend not 1 dime on the farm or animals.

Ways to make it better...

Close her down and have state take animals.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

owner

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how do they get away with it.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

1998

January 20, 2010

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January 20, 2010

CAUTION!! I would not recommend Tara Farm Rescue to anyone looking to adopt a horse. The rescue claims to "Adopt" out rehabilitated horses but the fact of the matter is they actually "Lease" out horses for a fee and can take back ownership at any given time. Do not waste your time, money or efforts supporting this sham of a "rescue" in any way. Unfortunately much of what the previous reviewer has stated is 100% accurate.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

unfriendly, uneducated. The organization exhibits zero skills in terms of working with the public and has an overall poor reputation in the area.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

January 14, 2010

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January 14, 2010

BEWARE!!!!This woman made thousands of dollars off of me then when I found another facility to board the horse I had adopted from her she and her minions snuck over to the stables while no one was around and stole my beloved pet! She claimed breach of contract which was absolutely untrue! She knew how much I LOVED this horse and only took him out of retaliation for me leaving and her losing hundreds of dollars a month from me boarding two horses at her facility. I had often seen horses that were "adopted out" come back to the farm mysteriously and wondered why all these people adopted horses (for a FEE)yet gave them back. Now I understand. I also have met someone else who adopted a horse from her and brought it to his farm. Bonnie Jeanne and (again) her minions would stop by his house so often as to constitute harassment that he gave the horse back. She is basically a horse brothel-adopt the horse out and get it back until its too old or decrepid to make her a buck. She, her husband and brother live at the farm and DO NOT WORK-they live off donations which are meant for the animals on the farm. She also has partial projects around the farm so she can appear cash-needy when someone comes out. She always has some sob story ready for the unsuspecting potential financier. I also know a woman who adopted two horses from Bonnie Jeanne and had to sneak them off the farm because she wouldn't let her leave with them. Why would she when she's making all that money to finance her and her family not having to work for a living? Now I have to hire a lawyer to get my horse back! I had this horse for a year and a half and was bonded with him and she, in her self-serving greed, snatches him from me. She was arrested recently due to criminal trespass. Her brother is a convicted felon who also lives off of donations.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

questionable at best. Several alcoholics and shady characters.

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this rescue were honest. My experience was so bad that I will never have dealings with a "non-profit" again and will definitely warn others of the scams out there.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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