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Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue, Inc.
July 28, 2010

When the gates of Beauty's Haven open miracles happen! It's as simple as that. Once a horse becomes part of the 'family', he/she will never experience the neglect and abuse it had so horribly suffered. A new life begins, with caring, nurturing, and lots of love. A friend of mine had told me about Beauty's Haven, and all the wonderful happenings, and how they were in need of volunteers. Horses were always very special to me, but my knowlege was so limited, thinking they really wouldn't have a place for someone as green as me! To the contrary! I was greeted with open arms by Theresa and all who work there. It didn't take long to learn the basics of caring for the horses, and then I witnessed miracles....I saw a little colt come to terms with his blindness when paired with another loving colt. I saw~ starving emaciated mares/geldings become beautiful specimens, a loving mare living a happy life with a trachea, a foal that was standing by his dead mother now races and plays with his pasture mate, (who was transported in a van because of an emergency situation) and both show off to all! A young mare with a rune nose greets all with the most loving sloppy kisses! I can go on and on about all the angels at the rescue. All needs are met: hooficures, dental work, regular medications, special diets, acupuncture, massages, and again lots of love. And when the time comes that an ailing horse can not cope with the maladies of life; when it has "said" enough now...then it is helped to cross over with dignity and love. It has been an honor for me to help at Beauty's Haven. You see, those gates at Beauty's Haven work miracles on me as well! No personal problems can exist when you're in 'heaven on earth'!

The Great!

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

the adoption of horses to loving families that have welcomed a newcomer into their homes and hearts. Some of them are taken to training facilities to help them become more adoptable (for riding). And for some ~ a sanctuary where every need is met.

Ways to make it better...

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

not change a thing. How can you change something where there are so many miracles happening? Theresa operates an effecient horse rescue using her talented ways, her heart, and her soul. I wish that she would never have to worry about money!!!!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I have had the opportunity to learn about horses and their needs. I have learned how forgiving these precious animals are! To see them come in starving, hurt, and neglected,and become happy, loving,and beautiful is priceless!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Everyone is very caring about the horses. It's about working together to help the horses. We are shown what to do for the ailing, always safety first!Workshops presented allowed us to learn how to enter paddocks with frisky ones.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

rescue more abused and neglected horses. Theresa would be able to create 'visiting minis' to frequent nursing homes, and hospitals. Children with needs could benefit with programs that would allow them interaction with the horses ~ riding, caring, etc.

Ways to make it better...

My experiences are on going, and are constantly getting better as my knowlege increases.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the increasing number of abused and neglected horses! It is so hard to say no to a horse in need! It is very frustrating to witness this, and not much is done to the owners for these outrageous acts of abuse.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I do not understand why it is so hard to prosecute these abusers...Why are they not required to pay retribution, something......I know our job is to give these horses a second chance, and they have it.....at Beauty's Haven.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I help where I am needed; from mucking stalls and Paddocks to cleaning trachs and other wounds, brushing the horses and giving out carrots and apples....