ARABIAN RESCUE MISSION INC
September 21, 2010
I was very impressed with Terry, the facility, and her relationships with the horses. She took me around and introduced me to every horse and told me their story. They are all important, and they feel it from her. She told me where they came from, what they had been through, how she ended up with them, how their recovery was progressing, and how proud she was of them. The horses can feel her love for them, and they are proud of how she talks about them.
The horses are all very nice and polite. Most all came over to say Hi as we walked around. One or 2 had been abused and didn't get too close, but they still came over to say Hi. I was especially impressed with the disposition of the stallion. She stated (for his benefit & training) that having testicles means "manners," and he really seemed to understand! He was so polite and sweet! I learned about new effective teaching techniques.
Terry exhibited great skill and patience when assistance was needed to move a young mare in. The horse was a bit skittish (the last of the bunch to go in), and Terry patiently worked with her by talking to her, giving her food, patiently waiting while the horse danced around. Terry's emotions were calm & steady. Once the halter was on, the young horse was rewarded with grain. Terry really understands and loves all the animals.
I am very happy with the 2 we picked for me and my daughter. I'm confident they are an excellent choice. I'm so excited and can't wait to get them home! I think they will be a good (perfect) fit and great addition to the family. I can't wait to start working with them, brushing them, talking to them, hanging out with them, giving them a new family, and earning their trust. This will be so rewarding. And, They sure will look great in the pasture!
I was also impressed with the variety of horses, most of which are Arabs. She probably has a horse to meet anything you want from color to age to gender, and all dispositions to go along with. If they aren't on site, she will surely know where the right one is. And there are so many Right horses, it is hard to choose. I wish I could have taken a couple more.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
My daughter & I drove up from MD to NJ because I love Arabs. We chose 2 young mares to Foster. Hopefully they will be as perfect for us as I think they will be, and things will work out & we will be their forever home.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Give them more space to save more horses. Terry was talking about & planning on saving more horses in several states across the country.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
Seeing an incredible organization performing life changing actions of a magnitude that would seem unimaginable to many. They are not hindered by mileage, or by the quantity of animals. They just look at what can be done, how they can do it, & the do it.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Nice, friendly, patient, knowledgeable, eager to help, and busy working.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Expand and save more horses.
Ways to make it better...
I had more time to spend there. I like it there.
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
I'm sure it costs a lot to take care of so many horses and maintain the facility.
One thing I'd also say is that...
They make all the adopted animals feel useful & like they're doing their jobs, whether it's a companion mare watching the blind horse, or the rescued dog watching mom. They all have a place & feel needed & wanted.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
General Member of the Public & I visited the Arabian Rescue Mission looking for 2 horses who would be a good fit for my family.