December 6, 2012
As a current Board Member as well as someone professionally trained in caring for animals this is definitely a top notch horse rescue. The care the horses receive is absolutely world class - and I am one who knows what that looks like on a professional basis. It has been my experience, over the years, that those that do animal rescue and care put their heart an soul into it - and there are always those that find them easy prey for criticism for their own profits, fame, or vanity. These folks just seem to be driven to destroy, and it's sad because they detract from the work. That is when the animals themselves are again victimized at the hand of humans. In light of best efforts to destroy, I am very proud to say that Horsesisters has chosen to stand talk an continue their work, tirelessly, thanklessly and at times with limited ( but ample) resources - truly a labor of love and commitment. Even Despite the best efforts of those that would rather throw stones than assist in any way, the horses are doing VERY well and continue to thrive. Some have had illnesses - and that it so be expected - who has not had an animal get sick from time to time - or even die - it happens and such is the circle of life. But, at Horsesisters it's not due to any human lack or wrong doing. The horses are always regularly fed twice per day, and they get attention, love and mental stimulation on a regular basis. More, I dare say, than many other horses in private care would ever see. The public is always welcome to visit on Thursdays for "Horse Happy Hour" to interact with and provide additional stimulation to the horses as well as the ability to see for themselves what happens at this marvelous rescue ( and perhaps, to learn a little as well). The good doesn't stop there however. It is not uncommon at all to find people with disabilities or emotional issues at the ranch as their interaction with the horses assists and dovetails with other therapies for the greatest impact on the lives of so many. Children are also a great focus of this non-profit ranch - encouraging groups such as 4H to participate with ranch horses and on ranch property. Funding ALWAYS goes to the care of the horses - not only for their feed and hay, but also such necessities as dental and hoof care, veterinarian care and immunizations. If there were any misappropriation of funding as some would have people to believe - this simply would not happen. I have seen when a horse is not doing well in the morning - the horse going to the Vet by the afternoon whenever that is appropriate. I have cared for, ridden, and loved the horses at Horsesisters and I can tell you that if there was anything amiss - I would be the FIRST to speak up and make that known far and wide. We have lost too many good rescues to this type on non-sense, and I am determined that Horsesisters will be here for many generations to enjoy and make a difference in the lives of horses AND the lives of people.
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