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August 25, 2011

This rescue is such a gift to the horses they care for. The horses are so well loved and treated with respect. My experience as a volunteer has been fantastic. The amount of work that goes into just one day at Gentle Giants is enough to make your head spin. The health of the horses is the most important part of rescue and there is no lack of proper health care at GG. All the needs of the horses in their care are seen to on a regular basis. The farrier visits. The vet is on speed dial. The dedication of a few main volunteers makes this rescue what it is. The founders don't take no for an answer when it comes to the welfare of the large number of horses in their charge. I've never seen anything like it. The dedication of this rescue to the animals they save is what makes Gentle Giants such a special place. One volunteer said to me, "This is my favorite place on Earth. I even spent my birthday here." Well done, Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue. You are what good horse rescues aspire to be.

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

I saw a yearling rescued from the slaughter pen with a 4-inch nail in her hoof go on to become a Reserve Grand Champion at a county fair. She goes on to the State Fair. Amazing. From meat market to prize winner!

Ways to make it better...

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

Find them more land and arrange for full time paid barn help.

Volunteer & I fed, watered, mucked, cleaned, scratched, petted and spoiled horses, laughed, sweated, worked a horse show, made new friends, gained perspective, etc...