Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue, Inc.
July 28, 2010
A friend told me of Beauty Haven Equine Rescue over 1 year ago. I got on the website and read a story of Zanyah a malnourished arabian mare that was left in a pasture to die after her knees had given out from a 300 lbs man galloping her across the pasture. My heart went out to her and they were asking for donations to help! I knew i had to help. My friend took me there and I have been a volunteer ever since. The Batchelor family that runs the rescue and the small staff dedicated staff of volunteers truly care about every horse that comes thru the rescue. Theresa does not skimp on medical,nutritional, hoofcare,dental,whatever needs to be done to rehabilitate every horse. She will find a way to get it done. Theresa knows no limits to helping all horses.If she hears of a horse in need, she won't rest till she does her best to get that horse help. There are just too many that need help and its discouraging to know that you cant help them all. Beauty's Haven is truly a blessed place.
All the horses that are brought to this rescue just know that once they are here they are safe and will never know hunger or abuse again. Truly you can see the light return in their eyes and the relief in their hearts that they will know love and caring and never go another day hungryor beaten. Some are just too far gone when they arrive and if there is no hope they will cross "" RAINBOW BRIDGE"" knowing their last days were filled with love and they will cross with dignity. All horses are evaluated by the veternarian when they arrive, their teeth and hooves are attended too and a refeeding program is started to slowly put on weight if they need it. So you can just imagine the costs of treating 30 plus horse and the time involved. Theresa runs on very little sleep and her family has dedicated their lives to helping these horse and she depends on the volunteers and the wonderful people who donate to this cause. The horses deserve a 2nd chance and it is truly amazing to see them trust humans again after they have been so abused by humans.
To sum it up ::
Going thru the Gates to Beauty's Haven Equine Rescue is probably what it feels like to have died and Gone to Heaven for these horses and you really see they way the other horses at the rescue let them know that they are safe now.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
My personal experience with Beauty Haven has given new meaning to the word
HOPE& LOVE & CARING. Even though there are many tears of sadness to see what these horses have endured at the hands of humans you truly feel nothing but HOPE & LOVE
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
The changes would be to have more people get involved to learn what is happening to"OUR HORSES'if you see horses in abusive situations to please call law enforcement for help.Be persistant,volunteer some time,support this rescue,HELP US HELP HORSES
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
THE UNENDING AMOUNT OF DEVOTION & LOVE TO REHABILITATING EACH HORSE. EVEN IF IT MEANS SLEEPING ROUND THE CLOCK IN THE BARN TO STAY WITH A SICK HORSE. GOT TO MEET SO MANY PEOPLE THAT CARE.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
THE STAFF IS RELENTLESS AND HAVE SACRIFICED EVERY MINUTE OF THEIR LIVES TO HELPING HORSES. THE VOLUNTEERS ARE CARING WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHEN YOU ARE BEAUTY HAVEN ALL YOUR PERSONAL PROBLEMS DONT REALLY COMPARE TO WHAT THESE HORSE HAVE ENDURED
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
THEY COULD EXPAND TO HELP ALL THE ABUSED AND NEGLECTED HORSES, SET UP A PROGRAM FOR HANDICAPPED CHILDREN, CHILDREN IN ABUSIVE FAMILIES, WHERE THEY COULD HELP TO REHABILITATE EACH,EDUCATE PEOPLE ON HORSE CARE
Ways to make it better...
IF ONLY I COULD MAKE MORE TIME IN MY PERSONAL LIFE TO BE THERE TO HELP MORE.IF ONLY MORE PEOPLE WOULD FEEL THE NEED TO HELP THE HORSES
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
GETTING THE LAWS TO CHANGE TO PROTECT THE ANIMALS. GETTING PEOPLE TO STOP ABUSING ANIMALS AND CALL FOR HELP IF YOU CANT CARE FOR YOUR PETS. THIS IS RUN SOLELY ON DONATIONS AND IF PEOPLE GOT MORE INVOLVED THEY WOULD WANT TO HELP.
One thing I'd also say is that...
I AM GRATEFUL FOR BEING A VOLUNTEER IN THIS WONDERFUL PLACETO HELP THERE IS A LOT OF WORK TO DO AT ALL TIMES AND WHEN I GO THERE I KNOW THAT ANYTHING THE VOLUNTEERS DO,NO MATTER HOW SMALL IS SO APPRECIATED. WE TRULY FEEL A PART OF THE RESCUE.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I HELP WITH THE CARE AND REHABILITATION OF HORSES THAT HAVE BEEN STARVED AND ABUSED AND NEGLECTED.