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6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Client Served

Rating: 4

I have been to visit Tara Farm Rescue several times and am impressed with the work they do. I had my first riding lesson this week (have been wanting to do this for 55 years) and loved it! The young lady (volunteer) who instructed me was wonderful. She explained things about horses, about riding them, and how to communicate with them. She showed me how to brush the horse & clean his hooves, saddle & bridle him and lead him to the ring. We worked in the ring for half an hour. I learned to go & stop & back up, to keep him on the perimeter of the ring, and I worked him through some obstacles. Then she had me undress him (I am sure there is a term for this but I'll be darned if I can remember), brush him and check his hooves again and lead him back to his stall. She was very professional, relaxed and friendly (even if she wasn't middle aged). I feel I got a lot for my money (which goes to the rescue farm, not to her) and signed up for my next class with her next week!

3

Client Served

Rating: 1

!!SCAM ALERT!! Tara Farm Rescue routinely "adopts" horses to unsuspecting, well intentioned people who pay for boarding, veterinary bills, transportation, etc. to Tara Farm. If the "adopter" wants to board the horse at another facility, a "problem" is found with the paperwork and the adoption is deemed to be null and void by the owner of the rescue. The scam is then perpetrated on another unsuspecting person. STAY AWAY!!

1 Amy R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I learned to ride at Tara Farm. My daughter now rides at Tara farm. My husband and I are signing up today to volunteer at the farm. This place does amazing things and those of you who think Bonnie Jean is a horrible person think again. Some of my fondest memories of childhood come from that farm. Yes we worked our butts off and my daughter does now but it tought me a good work ethic, and BJ is now helping to instill that in my child. she loves those animals more than she loves most humans. She is not neglectful in anyway. Those of you who claim she took her horse back, I am willing to bet you did something to that horse that she did not agree with. If you did not like the contract than you should not have signed it. Tara Farm is amazing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have known Bonnie Jeanne for 27 years. I started 4-H with her when I was 12 and grew up riding at Tara Farm. I gained my "horsey education" there learning about all aspects of horse care, training and rehabilitation of abused, injured and neglected horses. I boarded there as an adult. If there is one thing I can say about this rescue it's that the animals come FIRST. You will find few rescues that put the time and resources into a horse like this place does. Dental, chiropractic, massage, medications, supplements, corrective trimming and shoeing...you name it, if they need it, they get it. Because so much time, love and effort is put into each rescue, her contract is tight...she want's to make sure the horse never has to suffer abuse or neglect again. Bottom line is...if you adopt a horse from Tara Farm and you take proper care of the horse...it's your's for life, but make no mistake, Bonnie Jeanne will not let one of her babies go through abuse or neglect again if she can help it. Once a horse is part of the Tara Farm "family", there is a group of caring individuals that want the best for the horse for the rest of it's life. The many wonderful adopters know this too...and they are also part of the Tara Farm family.

Review from Guidestar

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Tara Farm is an amazing place. And none of this crap would be going on if not for one unforgiving lady and her family. So for those of you looking at the reviews and seeing all the rumors and "bad things" going on let me fill you in. Please. A boarder came and adopted a horse from the rescue, well turns out she never mucked OR really cared for her horses like a normal person would. But bonniejean was understanding and HELPED her out with board and all. Well came time for the ANNUAL huntrpace and This boarder decided to enter, as many did. Minimum time was 1hr 20min. Her horse came back in 33 minutes with blood in his nose, and he was heaving, the poor horse looked like someone took a hose to him. Then worst of all she tossed the reins aside like the horse was nothing and trotted up to "collect" her prize. But was she disapointed when she heard DQ! Then when it came time for the Christmas party she snuck her horses into a trailer {while we were all away} and hid them. We had no idea WHERE she was at all. Turns out she was a some barn in hiding, well about a week later she was KICKED out of that one and bonniejean got L.L (the adopted horse) back. He was so thin. Now she is upset about having her "horse" taken from her. But she treated him like dirt. Truthfully she is unworthy of her personal Horse. So she is spreading rumors on facebook,myspace,youtube..etc. she even got her daughter involved! HOW LOW can you go?! So if you think this is a terrible farm look at all the people defending it. Look and see, do you think all these people would do this if they didn't like Tara? And the whole thing about children being worked hard is crap. WE VOLUNTEER which means we choose, we aren't forced to do anything we dont want to. And yes BJG may be strict but its for our safety. So please don't judge this place because of rumors. Come see it yourself and meet BJG. I love it here and wouldnt change anything about it.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Tara Farm is an amazing place! I love it so much. Bonniejean gives us so many oppurtunities we wouldn't have anywhere else! The horses are healthy and Boniejean helps all sorts of animals! I go there for 4-H and board my 2 horses there they are very happy too! And most of all, all the girls there are devoted! they are always there though rain,or snow! And when there not riding they are muckin,grooming,...etc... I love it and I dont care if its a 500,000$ facility, I wouldnt change anything about that wonderful place! Bonniejean- YOU INSPIRE ME! Your an amazing woman who has opened your heart and home to unwanted,badly treated, and abused animals. Now thats a HERO in my book. :D