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Arabian Rescue Mission Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The Arabian Rescue Mission is dedicated to rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of horses in need, focusing on the Arabian and Arab crosses. Our primary goal is to facilitate their gentle release, prior to the necessity of seizure. Our secondary goal is the education of those handling rescue and rehabilitation, first responders at time of seizure and owners, where surrender may be iminent. We are charged with the task of discreetly negotiating the release of animals in decline, initiating programs to help owners facing life challenges with their commitment and providing the tools necessary for a safe and legal seizure, where necessary.

Results: In 17 years we have helped over 2000 horses out of bad situations or just into new homes. Our new gelding assistance program has helped 25 stallions become geldings .Our euthanasia assistance program has helped 4 horses cross over the Rainbow Bridge. Our owner assistance program has helped one owner keep her horses so far. All our assistance programs are on an "as funds are available" basis.

Target demographics: Horses in need, in situations where neglect and abuse are present or imminent due to circumstances beyond an owner's control, in threat of shipping to slaughter or otherwise in harm's way.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Hundreds

Geographic areas served: Nationwide

Programs: Rescue, Rehabilitation & Re-Homing and we are successful in all 3 areas.

Community Stories

152 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was introduced by a very close friend to the Arabian Rescue Mission approximately 5 years ago. I had been searching for that perfect horse, the one that when you first see you just know that’s the one. Then I saw Sophie who was one of the horses available for adoption. The second I saw her I just knew. I read her description which clearly stated that she had Cushings and had foundered in the past. I spoke with Terri and was immediately told that she was on medication that was costly to control the cushings. I was told all about her past, where she came from, etc. I filled out the application to adopt Sophie and was approved. Finally Sophie was mine and was exactly what I expected. She was in perfect shape, not skinny or malnourished. I couldn’t be happier with her. I’ve been told multiple times that she is one of a kind. She’s so gentle and so sweet. Terri has reached out to check on Sophie and was always available if I had any questions. She is always appreciative of the photos/videos I send her and always immediately replies. Almost a year ago I was looking for another horse that would be a great match for Sophie and our family. Sophie got laminitis which became chronic August 18th 2019. It was a year long battle and I knew she needed a buddy that would be patient with her. I couldn’t have a horse that would be dominant over her, etc. I searched ARMs horses available for adoption and saw Dan and a couple of others I was interested in. I called Terri to discuss the horses and to tell her just what I was looking for. She was completely honest with me and told me one of the horses I was asking about wouldn’t be a good fit and why. We discussed Dan and again she was 100% straight forward with me. I was told about his past, where he came from and that he was arthritic and what supplements he was on. I made the decision to adopt Dan. I had been in constant contact with her and she always immediately replied. I scheduled the transportation for Dan from Kentucky to Maine. On short notice I was told I needed a health Cert. For him and contacted Terri. She told me she would make it happen and she did. Days later my sweet boy arrived. Again he was exactly as she described him. Sophie and Dan made an instant connection. She’s the boss and he doesn’t mind at all. When he arrived he was this big, handsome boy that looked exactly as shown in all of his photos. Still whenever I text or call I hear right back. I couldn’t be happier with my babies and am so thankful that Terri was there to rescue them until we found each other. ~Melissa Thomas

Sarah C.17

Client Served

Rating: 5

Terry and the ARM have a lifetime dedication to their horses. My experience involved a horse sold to me by the person who had adopted him (as it turns out, not allowed under ARM rules). Unfortunately, the horse has a rare condition making him unsound for riding that emerged after a few years. I contacted ARM thinking maybe they'd have some advice. To my utter amazement, even after more than 5 years, Terry remembered the horse and immediately arranged transport across several states to bring him "home" to their farm and to live out his days. I deeply respect her decision that with his underlying issues he should not be adopted out and that the ARM is willing and able to give such a horse a good home. Photo of said horse reunited with his 47 yr old pony buddy at the rescue. Great job ARM!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Terry has always been professional and a delight to work with, any matters that needed her attention were dealt with promptly. I look forward to working with her again in the future!

Cheval Rouge Farm

Client Served

Rating: 5

Terry made finding my dream horse a reality. We adopted Rouge in 2016 as a youngster. She was amazing to deal with, spending considerable time via phone and email sending photos, and providing me with his background information. The entire process was smooth, from finalizing his adoption to arrival at our farm here in the southwest. I would not hesitate to contact ARM for another potential adoptee. Terry should be applauded for her hard work and dedication.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

If it wasn't for Terry, we never would have found ARM. A recent heartbreaking loss sent us on the quest for another quality Arabian. To be completely honest, we weren't looking for a "rescue" horse. We were a bit prejudiced…rescued Arabs surely need loads of work from years of neglect and abuse, or their conformation must be horrible for anyone to give them up, right?

That night surfing online changed our minds and our lives for the good permanently. For whatever reason, we decided to google Arabian rescue and the rest is history as they say. The email, led to a call which eventually led to the arrival of this absolutely wonderful youngster. He is everything we could ever have asked for, which proves that there is the right horse for someone out there. We just need to open our minds and hearts. Any unfortunate circumstance can place a person in a situation wherein they need to re-home their horse(s).

Terry has been absolutely amazing to deal with. She has taken time out of her busy life to talk on the phone and through countless emails. She is an absolute blessing to the Arabian and those of us desiring a horse that needs a loving forever home.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We adopted four very nice horses at Christmastime to work as lesson and light trail mounts. They are friendly, easy to handle and adjusting very well. The rescue is easy to work with and very helpful. I've only had the horses for 3 weeks so far, but expect to see lots of progress by Spring. I recommend working with this rescue and would not hesitate to adopt additional horses from them. Cloud is the horse pictured. Working on getting additional pix. :-) Thanks again!

Susan H.13

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been working with ARM for only a couple of months but I have only good things to say. They've been thorough in vetting my application to adopt a horse. the director, Terry, has been terrific at getting back with complete and honest information as I need it. But most importantly, they are doing everything in their power to rescue and rehabilitate some beautiful and peaceful horses, caught up in the gears of a brutal system. On my visit to a foster center in upstate New York, I saw horses thin and scared being cared for sensitively and with all the feed and extra care traumatized animals need. For a humane, and honest broker, you couldn't ask for a better organization than ARM

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a horse from ARM for my son in May. Terry was great to work with leading up to the adoption. We spoke several times about the horse I was interested in.
The horse was even better than we expected! My son has ridden him on trails, at barrel races, and now rodeos with him. I actually have my son (age 6) take his horse out on the trail so my horse will not spook and bolt.
I’ve told everyone this horse is well worth his weight in gold and far more than his adoption fee was.

nacho2012

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thank you ARM for always being available any time day or night , for having horses ready to go to their wonderful new homes. It helps immensely that you know each horse personally and can tell us how they are they are to get along with and how each one will load. I give credit where it is due and y'all do a great job with unwanted, unhandled, thin and scared horses that you take in.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been hauling horses to their new owners for many years for ARM. While we do not haul rescue horses , we do haul the amazing horses that ARM has put their money, blood , sweat and in some cases tears into. We also use the beautiful Kentucky farm to overnight and as a stopping point to rest and meet. If y'all want to see how a real rescue works, get a hold of Terri for a tour of the place. Its well kept, clean and the horses that they have worked end up being welcome additions to their new owners. In proud to call Terrri my friend.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is one of the finest in heart and soul for equestrian. They made my dreams come true with a seamless process.

Jenny W.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Where to begin...after losing several of my Arabs to freak accidents, I was left with my old TB/QH mare. Looking for a companion, I reached out to ARM. After several phone calls, emails and some texts, I filled out an application to foster thinking that was my best choice. I had a couple of horses on my radar. After approval of application and a couple more calls, my husband and I went up to look at some mares. I was adamant about a mare and Terry was so accommodating. She actually called me back and said I know you are looking at these two to foster, but with your experience will you look at these as well. Well, long story short, I picked a little mare with a history to foster and work to help get her adopted. Huge fail as I ended up adopting her after a few months. I think Terry knew that would happen. She is amazing in setting the right horse with the right person. I hope to continue a long relationship with Terry and ARM. I can not thank you enough for my foster fail who turned out to be the perfect match for my family. Even with all the I don’t knows from me she was so patient with letting me make the decision and making sure it was the best for the horse.

Stefany H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have known Terri for many years and I can say she is a wonderful person. She has given her heart and soul to her Rescue. I don't know but a few people with the dedication she has . Rain, Sleet, Snow ,Floods, etc. She is always on top of it. Even when people try to put her down she keeps going. I have be to the property and seen first hand how much she cares for all of the Rescues. Horses, cats, dogs they all have a great life. If I could not care for mine she would be the first one I would call because I know they would always be safe and happy.

Donor

Rating: 5

Terry and the Arabian Rescue Mission are the real deal. I have been donating to ARM for about 8 years and have been continually impressed by their unwavering commitment to help as many Arabian horses (and some others too) as possible with the donations collected. Terry is honest, resourceful, knowledgeable and kind and she operates all aspects of this Rescue with notable integrity and compassion. If you want to help a worthy cause, please consider supporting the Arabian Rescue Mission. You really can make a difference!

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Ellie Sisul C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I began my contact with Terry at the Arabian Rescue Mission after seeing a Facebook post about a herd of Arabian horses needing new homes. My husband and I had recently purchased a farm and had been looking to add a companion horse to our family to keep our pony company. Right away, my eyes were drawn to an older mare as I scrolled through the photos Terry posted online. The process to adopt her was simple, quick, but thorough. Terry and her crew made sure that these horses were going to be taken care of in the future. Once I filled out the application and sent in references and photos of our farm, I received approval very quickly. I was able to drive to meet Ebony the same week and we brought her home shortly thereafter. As an adopter of an older, relatively unhandled mare, of course there were concerns, but everything was in order when I arrived to pick her up. I received a folder with her papers and copies of her Coggins test - all very organized. I have been able to stay in contact with her previous owners and others who have adopted some of her daughters and sons to share photos and training progress. All in all, we are completely satisfied! If you are looking to adopt your next Arabian, please reach out to the ARM.... you will not be disappointed!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Prudenta, daughter of Terry’s Prudent, featured in many Arabian Rescue Mission publications, in 2009, and several others, from half sister to second cousins once removed of hers. The horses all exceeded our expectations and Terry’s love for horses shows through in everything she does. Long after each adoption, she is always willing to give advice or feedback and even though I never visited ARM or met Terry in person, she is part of my equine support network. I send her pictures or questions and she always responds quickly. ARM is a good hearted organization and I endorse their work wholeheartedly. A big Amazon shopper, I log on to smile.amazon.com and automatically support Terry’s good work.
Hans Duvefelt

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Linda U.

Donor

Rating: 5

Terry, with ARM, helped us rehome our Arabian horses...she came to our small farm collected all the information necessary and immediately put things in motion. Every person interested in adopting our horses were very professional and very respectful to us during this process...she did this in such a timely manner and stayed in contact with the information we needed plus providing all information the new families needed. This was a very hard thing for us to do but Terry's professional approach and consideration for our feelings was wonderful...all the people she allowed to contact us certainly were Arabian lovers which made this process easier for us. so , thank you Terry for all you have done for and are still doing for other Arabian lovers.....

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Having known Terry and ARM for years, I had finally the opportunity to take home one of the Arabians, which Terry was asked to rehome, when the owners were no longer able to care for their horses. Since I am located in Georgia, I could not have rescued one before because of the distances involved. Terry arranged for me to visit the owners and letting me choose which of the horses I wanted to take. I had selected one of the stallions prior to me visiting the farm where the horses were located. When I got there and saw the horses, I decided that there was no way I could handle the stallion I had selected. It was a shame because this horse was a lovely looking stallion. Terry was very helpful explaining to the owners the reason why I was not able to take the stallion. I am sure, one day I will be able to find a horse, which will be suitable for me and ARM with Terry at the helm will be instrumental in helping me to do just that.

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Carla Shoucair W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

There are no words to describe how Terry went above and beyond to help me buy a beautiful chestnut mare that I have wanted for over 10 years! Originally, this special mare was bought from the same breeder as my mare. These two mares grew up together on this farm. When it came time to buy my first horse, I could only purchase one. I bought the bay (Sweetie). I was hoping in the future I would be able to buy the chestnut, because I loved her too. Six years later, the chestnut mare was sold. Needless to say, I was very upset. I later contacted the buyer in hopes I could purchase her. Again, I didn't have the money to do so. Another four years went by and we lost contact. Later on, I found out the mare was sold. I was very upset and was thinking where she may have gone. I then searched all of the rescues looking for her. Finally, after a few months, I found her! She was with Terry who had purchased her from the previous owner. Needless to say, I was ecstatic! Terry was so kind to me as well as professional! Before I was able to purchase the mare, Terry made absolutely sure she knew who I was & where the horse was going. I was very impressed by this, knowing that she sincerely cared. In addition to this, she emphasized the fact that If I was to rehome or was not able to take care of this horse , she would need to know who the new owner was or return her to the rescue. By her saying this to me, I was deeply moved that she would take the horse back.
From start to finish, Terry took me through each step to buy Mystic Magic. She always kept me informed as to what was going on and what she needed from me before the mare was to be transported to Colorado. She is an awesome person and Arabian Rescue is an awesome place! Sweetie and Mystic Magic are together again! Thank you so very much, Terry!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted "Cole" from the A.R.M. They were very good about telling me his history and giving all the information I needed to make a good decision when adopting him. He has been a great horse, and has already won Championships.

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Suzette W.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have seen some beautiful things come out of this "Wonderful Organization". It has given me a great since of pride and accomplishment to help these horses and work with a person such as Terri. While volunteering for ARM and if feeling overwhelmed Terri is always there to help you throught the stress... Even at 3am..She knows what you are going through while "fostering and rescuing" horses. She has 1000's of followers that believe in her with love and trust. I'm proud to be one of them.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This rescue was a god send. Older clients with 15 Arabian horses. Basically unhandled in the last 12 years. Came in managed to get all 15 adopted out quickly. GREAT JOB!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hands down the best place! I am so thankful for Terry and her work with the rescues. She has been a huge advocate for our sweet Mare. Her heart, her knowledge, her love for these animals goes above and beyond. Truly I could not say enough about this place! I am so thankful for them, their work and how they strive for the safety and health of horses. Thank you all for what you do!!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted 2 stallions from ARM in September 2019, both in their upper teens, with the original intent of only adopting one. After speaking to Terry, & getting her feedback on the personality of the horses, I decided to take both. What's one extra? Said every horse owner ever! While it has been challenging, it has also been very rewarding. Both stallions were gelded 3 weeks after they arrived & truly have come into their own over the past few months, each having quite the large personality expected from the breed. They are beginning to understand the concept of a herd, one of them now accepted by my 2 older Arabs (in their upper 20's), as they settle into the general day to day schedule. Terry was absolutely wonderful! She spent time speaking to me on the phone & answering questions regarding the horses' condition & temperament (it has been a few years since I had a stallion on the property, let alone 2.) I was also able to contact & speak to the original owners, which I feel makes for a smooth transition to the new home. To give up a beloved family member can be heartbreaking, but I felt they needed to know their horses would be in good hands. Terry also gave me the name of a great organization, One Horse At A Time, to help cover some of the expense to have the boys gelded. Every penny counts! Especially when adoption, transportation, & vaccinations/health certificates are added expenses. Terry has continued to keep in touch & I keep her updated on the boys' progress. She genuinely cares what happens to these horses. Very refreshing. And the adoption process was very quick & simple. Thank you for caring. Thank you for making the effort. Thank you for your continuing & unrelenting efforts to find homes for the horses that need them, for whatever reason. And thank you for finding my next project of giving these horses a purpose: we all need jobs to do to give us that purpose. You are truly a special person. Keep up the fantastic work & never give up!

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1 MJZP

Client Served

Rating: 5

As the story goes, I was a little girl who dreamed of having a horse. My dream came true as I was much older and I adopted my girl from ARM. The years passed and moments spent with her were life saving as my husband was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. My own health took a turn for the worse and continues to do so. My husband's job became uncertain and pays became less and less. I had no choice but to ask Terry for help . Without hesitation ARM stepped in and made sure my mare was taken care of. She went to the rescue for awhile and has since been adopted into a place where she is loved. I could not ask for more. I am forever greatful to Terry and ARM.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My horse was adopted from ARM. We had many good years together until illness and financial hardships made it impossible to keep her. I turned to ARM and they were there to help me and my mare. They took her into rescue and she is now close to having found a person who will love her as I do. ARM is a great rescue organization always looking to help horses and owners in need . They educate, rehabilitate and try to keep horses from the slaughter pipeline. They also have a gelding program to help with the horse population. As the rescue says, they are "Making a difference everyday !"

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Denise S.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’ve gotten both of my boys from Terry she is wonderful she knows how to place the right horse with the right person. Both horses, upon adoption are healthy and in impeccable shape. I would highly recommend adopting from and donating to ARM.

Katherine N.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my horse, Eliron Encore, through ARM. He was a beautiful Arabian stallion. I had no plans to breed him as I am a rider. At almost 14 years old, ARM set up his gelding with their local vet who was excellent. Six years later, I ride him everywhere, mostly on the trails. He is a beautiful boy with a great presence. He was one of my sister's herd that ARM helped place due to her husband's sudden affliction of Altzeimers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I absolutely loved volunteering at this rescue. All of the horses were very well cared for and they were very happy. I have always loved horses and will help out there whenever they need it! I loved going and the only sad part was when I had to leave the horses! I am so happy knowing that they are all loved!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Arabian Rescue Mission has been the passion, No Life and Heart of My dearest friend Terry. I've known Terry for over 40 years, so I'd say I have a good idea of what makes this Lady tick and I can say it's these horses that people can't or don't Want anymore. ARM saves the horses most people don't care to save, whether because they are old,lame or just misunderstood.
Terry's love and care is ARM and she has proven that nothing and no-one is going stop ARM from its mission to Save!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation and recommendation of one very fine rescue I visited recently. I spent the day at the ARM facility in Leitchfield , Kentucky. .I first noticed the spacious terrain for the horses enjoyment. All horses looked so happy ,content and healthy. I felt surprised when I realised the senior and permanent residents were so healthy looking it was impossible to spot their disability or special needs.All were happily grazing ! I was taken through the barn and office, both of which were spotless and spacious .I was also impressed that every horse was fed and handled according to their specific nutritional needs and personality traits. The horses are beautiful and well cared for.Terry is a most caring and warm hearted caretaker and owner of this rescue organization. It feels good that all adoptions are closely matched with the adopter to make sure horse and owner are a good fit!! I'm looking forward to adopting my forever Arabian this year as soon as my facility is finished! I highly recommend the Arabian Rescue Mission for a forever companion ,friend, and riding horse.. There's a beautiful soul waiting for their human to give them a forever loving home..please visit ARM to find your best friend...
Sincerely
Carolyn

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I learned about ARM through an Internet search for Arabian rescue organizations. Years ago I fell in love with Arabs and owned and trained a number of my own until a family medical issue moved me to Houston and I had to find loving homes for my 9 precious Arabs.

Once I was ready and able to own a horse again, however, I knew I wanted to adopt . I searched for a full year, contacting a number of organization representatives and viewing literally hundreds of hours of videos posted by various individuals and rescue organizations.

The one I kept coming back to was ARM. I sent an email expressing interest and then called to speak with Terry Figueroa, founder. I was quite impressed with Terry and decided to travel to Kentucky from Louisiana to evaluate the facility and the horses for myself.

Upon arrival, I felt like I was in Arabian horse heaven! There were so many beautiful Arabs and the facility was extremely nice and well kept. The horses were in excellent flesh and obviously well cared for. I was impressed.

Terry recommended several horses that she felt matched my preferences/needs and allowed me to work with those horses (and a few others that I wanted to check out). I so enjoyed my visit with the horses and with Terry that I extended my stay and then regretted having to leave.

The adoption process was impressive as well. I realized that as I was evaluating Terry and ARM, she was also evaluating me to make sure that I would provide an adequate forever home for one of her "babies". ARM requires monthly pictures of adopted horses for the first year to provide evidence of proper care. I greatly respect and appreciate this.

I adopted a beautiful Arab mix mare and she has been wonderful! I have been using her as a lesson horse for beginning riders and everyone loves her. She has become a wonderful companion and friend to me, as Arabs do and she will always be my special lady. I am looking forward to visiting Terry and the Kentucky farm again this spring and I will be looking for another Arabian to bring home. The hardest part of the process is making a choice because I want to bring them all home!

I highly recommend Terry and ARM to anyone looking for a great horse to add to their family. These horses are evaluated by Terry and she is very good at matching potential adopters with the right horse.

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1 Jonathan N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Arabian rescue is a remarkable horse rescue I love volunteering at they take high pride in care for there horses loving people very nice looking rescue 24-7 care of these loving horses is there life I highly recommend Arabian rescue mission if ur searching for a new addition to ur family I will continue to volunteer here for Arabian rescue for as long as I live .love the place lI've the people and especially love these horses very well taken care of .

Irina Tolkachyova B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Definitely an incredible rescue! I had the honor of working with Terry and was impressed by her dedication to these horses. The horses were happy as well as everyone who volunteered.

Pennilynn M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Arabian Rescue Mission has helped me reconnect with purpose after I lost my believed Arabian Banner 3 January 2013. They strive to save, maintain, protect the Arabian horse heritage, as well as helping owners in dire situations needing help finding new homes for their horses, or stepping in to help rescue horses, of any breed from bad situations, whether seizure, neglect, slaughter, and rehabilitate the horses. ARM works hard to match horses up with suitable new owners, & if the horses do not work out, will do everything possible to take the horses back & try again. I am so grateful I have been able to work with ARM to help transport & foster horses, as well as adopt a couple.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I was introduced to Arabian Rescue Mission when my beloved Arabian horse Banner my companion while I was growing up and during my military service passed away 3 January 2013. We had adopted a rescued horse from Longmeadow Rescue Ranch Michelle Banner did have a buddy and we could all take turns riding and Duncan and I were lost when we lost Banner. Friends of mine emailed me different links to different rescues. I emailed & called Terry from Arabian Rescue Mission. She responded quickly with empathy, compassion, understanding, & help. Now, 4 years later, not only did ARM help Duncan & me rebuild a little of our herd, heal the impacting loss of Banner, & help a rescued horse have a forever home, I am honored to be able to have help Foster transport rehabilitate rehome other horses for Arabian Rescue Mission as well as adults a couple of other horses to have a forever home with us. Arabian Rescue Mission not only helps with saving the Arabian Horses, their bloodlines, & protecting their heritage & ancestry, but the organization & various members rally to different states even to help horses in bad situations, like from abuse & neglect & seizure from breeder / owners to get to safe places. ARM has networked across the country so there are a few people, volunteers like me, that help foster horses to be able to help each other in various situations. Whether a foster horse is having a difficult time in particular foster home we network & find a different foster home, sometimes "trading" foster horses. Several times, the fostered horses found their forever home within days of being moved to a new foster fARMly. I am so grateful to be able to help ARM with helping transport & foster horses. In loving Memory of Banner.

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Jennie S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Arabian horse rescue provides a valuable resource for all arabians. The details of facilitating the adoption process to protect these equines and finding a good match for the equine and human to bring the joy of this special relationship is a worthy endeavor. I have been fortunate to be able to Visit the facility see the horses up close and I commend the individual attention to the needs of all the equines. These equines are evaluated and honestly potrayed for the benefit of both the equine and adopter. I have been privileged to adopt from arabian horse rescue and would recommend them as a reputable source to rehome from as well a stellar rescue.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Terry is doing amazing things at ARM. We have worked with her in multiple capacities including fostering and adopting (foster-failure lol!). She's provided guidance to us as we navigated the terrain of rescuing horses in need, and she's modeled a balanced and highly compassionate way of doing this much needed and often difficult task.
She models clear vision in her efforts to save lives, and this is evidenced by the many lives she is saving.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Terry, who manages ARM in Kentucky, was very interested and supportive in my situation. I lost my husband and became unable to care for my beautiful Arabian on my own. Terry always answered the phone when I called. She was very generous with all of the information I needed to support this life changing decision. Terry assured me that I am able to contact her at any time with any questions or concerns about his wellbeing in his new environment. I was unable to transfer him myself. My Farrier, Nora Miller, who operates Natural Hoof Care in TN, transported him with all of his supplies to the location. Nora made the trip non-stop for as little agitation as possible. This, specifically, put my heart at ease knowing he was being treated with such care. This has been one of the most difficult decisions I have ever had to make in my life, giving my Arabian away. Knowing that he is in a beautiful environment with like-minded caregivers is the only way I can begin to heal. I hope this helps someone else who has to make such a difficult decision.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first heard of Arabian Rescue Mission around 2009 or 2010. There was a herd that needed rescuing here in my state of Ohio and they were called in to help. All those horses were place and I helped them obtain a lawyer for court of those horses. I was also contacted by a good friend whose neighbor was related to the owner 50 horses that were in need of rescuing in WV. This was a delicate situation because the owner was very ill and his wife could not deal with any more stress at the time. I contacted Terry and we kept communication open between all parties until the wife was ready to allow these horses to be placed. To this day, Terry is still in contact with those family members and keeps them updated on their horses. Terry is very professional and communicates openly about the horses that are in need of rescuing. She travels to states (mostly on the east coast and midwest) to coordinate a facility, vets, volunteers, farriers, etc to get these horses placed in adopted or foster homes (herds of 50 horses are done within a week's time). I am very proud of the work she does and she truly cares about the well-being of the arabian horse (and other breeds too).

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently adopted an Arabian from ARM. I found their application/approval process to be thorough and efficient. I am pleased to say Arabian Rescue Mission always keeps the concerns of the horse in the forefront. Terry was only a "phone call or text" away, to answer any questions/concerns I had during the adoption process. It is comforting to me to know they check references and screen adopters. Arabian Rescue Mission has been professional and extremely helpful and certainly looking forward to getting 'my boy' home to our farm soon.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I think there a great non profit organization. They are giving second chances to a lot of great horses. I'm proud to be able to say I'm a volunteer for them.

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1 Carolyn26

Donor

Rating: 5

Although I have never adopted a horse from ARM, I have been a supporter since 2010. As an Arabian lover and owner it is crucial to have ARM’s unfailing support in rescuing, rehabbing, and rehoming our Arabs who have been sent to Kill pens through no fault of their own. Seeing Arabians formerly slated for a grisly death in new loving homes makes all my donations worthwhile!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with ARM for just under a year now, I couldn't have asked to work with better people and better horses. Volunteering here has been an amazing experience. I've learned so much being here. Everyone is like a family. ARM has rescued and rehabilitated horses from everywhere. They do all they can to help horses in need. I've gotten the privilege of working with alot of horses. And as hard as it is to see them go when they get adopted I couldn't be happier than to know they are going to a forever home.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Arabian Rescue Mission (ARM) is so effective and helpful in many ways....giving horses a second (or more than second) chance at life and providing many of us with amazing horses. My Arabian gelding, Sammy, is from the ARM. I searched for ten months for an Arabian trail riding horse and one morning a Facebook friend shared the post featuring Sammy. I knew immediately that Sammy was "the one". It all worked out and Sammy is a GEM, a really positive and exciting addition to my "little herd". This was my first involvement with the ARM and I was so pleased. From the application process and meeting Sammy's foster mom and corresponding with Terry Figueroa, the founder of ARM, to actually picking him up and now even afterwards, I have been so happy.... and amazed at the personal care they take to answer questions and stay in touch, if you want to stay in touch, and I do! The ARM is such a "personal" organization, their care of horses both before and after being adopted and new owners is impressive. I am in search of another Arabian trail riding horse since one of my Arabians had to be unexpectedly euthanized just after I got Sammy....Terry has been so supportive and answers all of my questions about other Arabians in their care. I know how busy she is, and her volunteers are, but they treat you so kindly with personal attention on a one-to-one basis. This organization has touched my heart deeply and I will continue to support them. They have changed lives and Sammy and my lives are only one example.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

August 2016 , on a Saturday evening I was alerted to a herd of 28 arabians in a neighboring town that were destined to be sold at auction in 4 days, due to a boarders lien. They were in bad shape, body condition scores as low as 1.5. I knew I needed help to get them out of harms way . I was told to reach out to ARM. Thank goodness I did. ARM stepped up and our community raised over $15k to save the whole herd! Terry at ARM personally came to the auction to make sure all horses were purchased by loving homes, or by ARM . It was a whirlwind of a 4 day period but we all 28 horses found safe soft landings.
I couldn't ask for a greater organization to step in and help when the need arises. Honest, trustworthy, ethical.

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1 Mark L.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Arabian Rescue Mission is by far a top notch rescue. Terry is not only there for the horses in need on a local level. She is there in anyway she can help nationally.
When I read or hear of a horse in need, my first go to is The Arabian Rescue Mission.
I am not only a supporter, I have also been privileged to adopt a few horses from ARM.
They are thorough and very pleasant to work with. They deserve all the support they can possibly get.
My name is Mark Love. You can contact me via email markalove63@gmail.com.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

ARM has been an absolute dream to work with. How I found them was a complete fluke, someone shared a post of theirs on my Facebook feed and I saw this beautiful older Country English Pleasure horse in need of a home. Terri was beyond wonderful in answering my excessive questions and even though we had a hickup on my end she still allowed me to adopt this wonderful, sweet, and loving horse. I was impressed by the complete background check they did to insure that he went to a good home. Some people think that if a horse is in a rescue there is something wrong with it. That could not be farther from the truth. Due to a death in the family and some financial issues that resulted he ended up in a rescue situation. His show record is quite full of wins one being he was a Canadian National Champion Country English Pleasure Jr Horse and many regional championship wins as well. She was even able to connect me with an outstanding and honest shipper who took great care of our guy.

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1 Joy B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an adopter, supporter and board member I cannot say enough great things about ARM! Their ability to rescue whole herds of Arabian horses and help individual owners, and the thought and care that they put into their placements makes them a top animal welfare organization. Their Studs to Buds program is so important in controlling the population of unwanted horses. Even if Arabians are not your breed you will still want to support this nonprofit!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

ARM helped to match me with my dream horse - a horse that they rescued from an uncertain future. Besides what they did for me, the tireless volunteers step in and save the lives of countless horses a year, providing good homes and when necessary training, to help each horse rescued find its person. As well they help people whose life circumstances no longer allow them to care for the horses in their care, sometimes taking over herds in excess of 30 horses at once!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted Cole from the ARM and he is such a wonderfully talent horse. Terry and her volunteers made the process simple and really informed me about him. I knew he would be a great fit for me.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I fostered two Arabian mares from Terry's Arabian Rescue Mission. They are the best tempered mares I have ever experienced. We backed one of the two and both were adopted. It is wonderful be given the opportunity to foster horses and give them care and love until they find their forever home. I am currently fostering and older gelding. What an opportunity to help ARM and horses. Terry is so easy to work with.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Adopting a horse... ARM makes it easy.

I adopted an Arabian gelding from ARM in the Fall of 2016, which prompted me to visit the Kentucky farm twice and interact extensively on the phone with Terry and her staff responsible for the application process. I have been very impressed by this organization and how smooth the adoption process has been for me from beginning to end. ARM is a true no-nonsense rescue organization that will work with you in a very professional and collaborative manner to give you the best chance to adopt the most suitable horse for you. They will honestly disclose all they know - even if it is not much - about the horse's background, its level of training and their perception of the horse's personality, will help you arrange transportation and respond to your questions, even after the horse has left their premises. Michelle Preston, the trainer in KY, is an excellent rider and a patient and experienced trainer who ensures the horses are given the best start possible at their farm, no matter how difficult the horse and how terrible its past life may have been. She treats every horse in her herd as an individual and every horse gets some attention. Terry does not count her time when it comes to discussing horses you may be interested in, she has a deep knowledge of Arabian bloodlines and the potential future career of each of the horses on her farms. She truly works with you to make it a win-win for the horse and its future owner.

In my experience, ARM is composed of a very dedicated team of experienced and caring horse professionals and is providing a terrific service to the horse community. It deserves our respect and support.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

There are not enough words to share what a wonderful rescue this is and how impressed we are with the dedication, hardwork, resourcefulness and compassion that Terry continues to demonstrate. We have fostered 3 horses through ARMS and her support and knowledge in this exhausting, never-ending and sometimes heartbreaking industry has been inspiring and has saved many lives. Our experience has been excellent and we hope to continue a long term relationship. We currently are fostering the stunning yearling filly Yasmine. ❤

Lori188

Donor

Rating: 5

I originally approached Terry after suffering the personal loss of a beloved Arabian horse and, in wanting to preserve his memory by making a donation to a good, horse-related cause, I discovered the Arabian Rescue Mission (A.R.M.) A.R.M. is a wonderful organization that not only directly rescues horses, but helps horse lovers and communities become aware of the plight of these truly deserving animals, and offers solutions to this ever-growing issue with novel ideas and programs. Terry herself has dedicated her life to this goal; the amount of time she spends networking with individuals and other rescue organizations, fundraising, answering questions, coordinating shipments, arranging care for the rescued horses, manning the phone and social media, as well as the care of the rescued horses in her charge, is nothing short of extraordinary. I know of very few people who would be willing to sacrifice so much in the service of others for as long as Terry has done. Her unswerving commitment to making ethical and moral decisions for each horse, day in and day out, and with so much care/compassion, is truly inspiring. In this day and age of mistrust and misinformation, it's very comforting to know that organizations like ARM exist to provide support to those who cannot speak for themselves - wonderful Arabian horses that find themselves at risk of abuse, inhumane treatment and death in a slaughterhouse, through no fault of their own. Even though I'm a regular donor and occasional volunteer, I wish I had more time/money to dedicate to this exceptional cause.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the Arabian Rescue Mission and have been involved with them over the last few years. I volunteer by processing adoption applications, I am a donor by having a small monthly recurring donation and I am a foster, currently fostering for the third time. I have only had positive experiences with this organization and they have my full support and I will continue to support them in any way possible. There are not many people out there that have the capability of rescuing entire herds of horses at a time, which Terry has done time and time again. She also makes every effort to match each rescue horse up with the correct prospective foster or adopter which is a critical facet of the operation to make room for the never ending supply of horses that need rescue. I strongly recommend for anyone to become involved in any way with this rescue, they do great things!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a person who pro-rescue and second chances, I believe Terry epitomizes that ideology to the fullest at ARM. The level of care and dedication to the horses is unencumbered, and I am glad there are organizations like this around to help rescue a type of animal that takes a lot of hard work and expense to keep healthy and happy. ARM is a wonderful organization utilizing special people to promote a meaningful cause.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Terry Figueroa and ARM touched our lives several years ago after some family loss, we were low, and needed something to lift us spiritually, to lift us from a dark place, we stopped by the NJ farm one day, and fell in love, with all the beautiful Arabians, and fell in love with Terry as she took us on the tour poured her journey into our hearts as we learned about each special horse and their history, growth, and rehabilitation, their paths so blessed to be crossed with Terry's heart. Terry, has given my boys, one with auditory delays a place to turn to when school is hard, being a kid is hard and when they just want to feel the love and softness of the residents soft warm noses, they sweep the barn, they groom the ones who need a good brush, Daddy Pierson gets to play Tractor Dr. And check out the farm tractors. Terry is the most generous and genuine lady whose love for her Arabians knows no limits or boundaries, we may not get down for a few months but she embraces us with hugs and open arms. The horses at ARM are true gifts, and Terry treats like all like royal kings queens, princesses and princes. The farm is a fine tuned ship, impeccable, organized top to bottom and the horses get the golden deluxe resort of all resorts. Amanda, Dante and the boys

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been involved in horse rescue for many years, I have seen many well meaning people try to rescue. But the only rescue I have seen stick to thier mission, help others achieve thiers and truly help horses is Arabian rescue mission. Thier ethical and open practices leave no complaints. I have donated several times over the years, I have witnessed this orginization take on entire herds of neglected horses and turn them around and re home them. If you are interested in thier projects please take a closer look into ARM to see what a rescue is supposed to look like. They are always first to step up and see it through for all of the animals in thier care. Amazing orginization with ethics and a heart the size if texas.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I wish I could give more than 5 stars! A group of ladies banded together to rescue a horse from the kill pen, but we weren't able to make it happen fast enough. Terry and ARM stepped in to help us make the rescue happen. Terry, ARM, isn't just "some rescue". Terry is an amazing human being with a giant heart of gold. She sees a horse in need and does her very best to ensure that the horse is safe, well cared for, and loved. I am proud to be associated with Terry and all the important work that she does with ARM!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This thank you is overdue. We all tried to save AQHA, Watch Katie Bee who had been standing in the Cranberry #10 Feedlot for over 3 weeks. But it was Terry's trust and belief in us that got the job done. If it hadn't been for Arabian Rescue Mission, Katie would still be waiting for us to save her. Terry spread her wings over us; believed in us; and used the auspices of her non-profit designation to help us save Katie. Katie has a wonderful home waiting for her but getting her from point A to B couldn't have been accomplished without the help of this wonderful, caring rescue. Thank you ARM...Terry. I will never forget your kindness and trust. Or the heart that extended itself to all horses so in need of saving.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I don't think I have enough space to tell you all the wonderful things about Terry and ARM. I volunteer but not at the farm. I help with fundraising. I was at another rescue last year for a short period of time. I had to leave there because of the business practices of the owner. It is so different with Terry. Not only is she interested in saving horses, she also is interested in teaching the volunteers about horses and rescues. She is open with all of her tax returns,etc. You can go on the website and see her records for the last few years. So different from the last rescue I was at. Terry is totally committed to rescuing as many horses as she can and finding good homes for them. Even though I don't work at the farm, I can attest to the great care the horses get. The staff and volunteers are in this for their love of horses. I would recommend ARM in a heartbeat to anyone interested in volunteering or adopting a horse. Terry is extremely knowledgeable and is more than willing to share that knowledge.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Terry and Arabian rescue are so much more then just a rescue. They are family. Their work for the Horses in nothing short of miraculous. Every horse gets special love and attention. Something they probably never had. Terry has gone beyond for me. She has become a very special person in my life. She allowed me, someone who knows very little about horses, to adopt one special appaloosa. She worked with me and taught me everything I needed to know. My horse and I now share a life long bond filled with love and respect. I believe in anything can happen and it has been proven to me through the work that Terry and Arabian rescue Mission do everyday. God Bless her, her volunteers and all the people involved in this truly miraculous organization.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Good organization, great horses, 5 star experience and treatment

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization, Great place, helping great horses who need help!!!!!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Best rescue around. They have given hundreds of horses a second chance at life.

2 ChiChi N Lola B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We love to visit the farm and play with the horses.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This rescue is truly wonderful. They save many horses year round from slaughterhouses or from terrible situations.
They treat the horses well, get them immediately assessed, provide medical attention and diet in order to re-home healthy happy horses. The staff takes good care of the horses and really loves each one and is very concerned for their well being,

3 Rocco M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at other rescues in the past. ARM is by far the best and the horses are amazing.