November 8, 2012
I received a Horse Haven Newsletter in the mail by mistake one day (thank you postal carrier!) I read the newsletter and discovered they needed volunteers. I signed up on their website and my husband said he would volunteer too. I grew up with horses in my life and horses have always had a special place in my heart. One day I will have a place to have another horse but in the meantime, I get my horse fix by volunteering at Horse Haven. My eyes were opened one day not long after we became official volunteers about the condition these horses arrive in. It was the saddest thing I've ever seen in my life; 30 horses arrived at a temporary holding facility. Some were just skin and bones, two horses ultimately didn't survive. These horses literally made their water buckets muddy because all they had to drink was mud and as they drank clean water, the mud in their mouth washed out into their buckets. They had been standing in a foot deep of mud. My husband and I cried as we worked around these horses when they first arrived to the holding facility. We couldn't believe people would treat another living being so inhumanly. Luckily, they had been removed from those horrible conditions and offered a better life. Now I understood why the job of Horse Haven was so important. We love volunteering here and feel we are serving a greater purpose.
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