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Blue Horse Mukwa Equine Retirement and Rescue Center

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Causes: Animal-Related, Animal Training, Animals

Mission: To provide a permanent home to horses that have been abused, abandoned, neglected, or considered past their prime by their former owners. We also provide shelter for dogs and cats that have been abused, abandoned, neglected. We also do programs offering education on the care of horses and dogs.

Target demographics: provide homes to horses and other animals that would meet a bad end. We provide education al information on the care and training of horses and teach compassion to young folks that have been in bad environmental situations.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 46 horses,donkeys combined. 17 dogs. 16 cats. 2 pigs, and 75 young folks

Geographic areas served: South Central Virginia, but we network nationally

Programs: We are verified through the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

Community Stories

60 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Michelle H.8

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Rabiah Seminole is a true animal lover and lives her life for the improvement of conditions for all animals ... a top rescue .. caring and compassionate!!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

BlueHorse is and absolutely fantastic rescue! They help so many animals! ❤️❤️❤️

1 Nico Wind C.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It was on my birthday in march of 2013 or 2014 my horse of 29 years had passed away and I wanted to honor her so I was looking for a horse rescue to raise funds for thru the birthday gifts I might receive from friends and family to go directly to. I live in Oregon and looked everywhere for a horse organization that was as diligent about keeping people informed about what was going on at the farm as they were about taking care of the animals. I landed on Blue Horse Mukwa because I saw posts and articles with pictures and information about funding and what was happening there, EVERY DAY! I am proud to be a supporter of such an organization with great integrity and excellence.
I believe Rabiah Seminole has created a perfect example for what every non profit animal rescue should be doing. I'm with her all the way 100%.
I hope someday to actually visit them.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Visited this rescue recently and had the opportunity to meet Rabiah and the horses. As someone who has worked in rescue myself, I am impressed! Rabiah is dedicated and kind and Blue Horse is truly a sanctuary for every living being on the property. The horses and other animals are well cared for and loved beyond measure. I am so grateful to Rabiah for all she does

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Blue horse is a place that’s helps any living creature heal whether it be a horse or a human. Rabiah will do anything an her power to take up for a helpless being. Rabiah is one of the best and has created something beautiful!!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I used to volunteer at this rescue about 9 years ago and did so for several years! I’ve volunteered at a few but this one stands out above the rest! Rabiah is not only an amazing person but she is in the top of her class when it comes to taking care of not only horses but literally any living thing! If it breathes and is hurt she will do everything in her power and abilities to nurse it back to health and this I have seen first hand! My beautiful wife now goes out there and volunteers and she always comes home excited about her day! This rescue deserves nothing but the greatest things in life, and that is my honest opinion!

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This Rescue is top notch. Rabiah never refuses to help any animal that needs it. Over the years they have saved many horses, dogs, cats and even pigs!!! Love this rescue!!!

4 Charlene H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I read about this place on FB few years ago and decided to go visit. Impressed doesn't begin to explain the bond I saw between Rabiah the animals and the land! She goes above and beyond to save and take care of all the animals under her care. She is a special lady and runs a special kind of rescue!

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4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I friend Rabiah on Facebook and chatted back and forth until one day I decided to visit. I was so impressed with her operation and her love of all living things just radiats from her. Rabiah gives refuge to all species of animals with love and tender care. The volunteers that work there are just as committed to seeing that all are taken care of to the best of their ability. I went to see Misqua her newly born horse and Hogan a dog who had been badly abused in the county I live in. It was a joy to see the colt but to see Hogan thriving and happy was just amazing. Rabiah has the touch if an angel. Charlene Harris

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Blue Horse rescue is truly just that. It is an amazing center run by a woman whose every molecule is driven to save as many as possible. I had the privilege of witnessing her work her magic with a horse that had just arrived from a horrible situation and was in pretty bad shape. Now that animal along with many others not only live on at Blue Horse they thrive.
Whenever and however you may become aware of animal abuse of any form and you think I wish there was something I could do.....you can by donating, volunteering or spreading the word about this wonderful woman and her center of healing and love.

3 Kimberly B.6

Donor

Rating: 5

This rescue has done amazing things. From horses to chickens, many animals have been saved and given a second chance. The operator truely has a gift. I have seen animals come in that you would think would never make it and with love and compassion they have pulled through.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Rabiah is an amazing person that is dedicated to making the lives of so many animals better. Also thank you to the volunteers for all you do.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer on weekends with this rescue and there are no words to describe how wonderful this place is for the animals and how much of a blessing Rabiah is to them! Being behind the scenes working with these gentle giants gives you a whole new perspective on the roles one plays to save an animal and restore their health! All of the animals at Blue Horse receive the much needed care they need but they also receive lots of love and attention not only they crave but it is therapy for the ones who work there as well! Working side by side with Rabiah takes a whole new meaning to teacher and mentor, she saves lives as well as gives you positive feedback to grow in your journey with these animals! I highly recommend Blue Horse Mukwa not only for the animals in need, but also encourage other volunteers to give just a portion of their time as well... it’s more than worth it!

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a fine art artist and just did a month fundraiser at Blue Horse little gallery in 2019 for the animals.
There are no words to describe the endless and boundless love and dedication the owner Rabiah Seminole extends to all the animals in her care. Such a beautiful and peaceful retreat for all who have seen and experienced neglect and or cruelty. The excellent, medical care given to these animals is just incredible and evident by how so many of them return to healing and smiling. Gechie, the dog, is a resent success story. His hair is growing back and he seems so happy now. Love Blue Horse Mukwa rescue farm!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

This is an amazing wonderful place for animals that have seen cruelty in their past and Will no longer have to fear that happening again
Rabiah Seminole is truly an amazing woman

2 Whitebirdapps

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a neighboring rescue, we have worked with Rabiah and Blue Horse Mukwa for many years. This is a top notch organization that provides loving care and compassion for the many animals that call Blue Horse Mukwa home. It is Verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. The facility is beautifully maintained and the animals are provided with diets and medications tailored to their individual needs. Rabiah’s generous spirit extends beyond her animals to other rescue organizations, and she is always the first to offer assistance to whoever needs an extra set of caring hands. She is a genuine asset to Virginia’s equine rescue community, supporting both the animals and the other groups and individuals trying to help them. We could not recommend this organization more highly.

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11

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We have known Rabiah and Blue Horse Mukwa for over twelve years. Throughout that time, Rabiah has worked tirelessly to provide homes for animals discarded by others, or for whom no other safe haven was available. Blue Horse has been Verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and this is a well-deserved credential. Here, animals receive meticulous care from conscientious volunteers. They are safely housed and handled, receive needed veterinary care and live the remainder of their lives at the Sanctuary. Rabiah is not only the rescuer of the horses in her care, she is also quick to offer assistance to neighboring rescues, serving as an additional resource to others who are trying to help save them. She is a credit to this community and we are happy to give this credit where it is due.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Although I have not had the opportunity to visit the center personally I have followed Rabiah and Blue Horse for many years. My interest is because of the care and compassion she exhibited with a horse named Amigo. Amigo was a friend's horse who was abused and abandoned by his new owner and rescued by Rabiah. She restored his health and gave him love and safety for his remaining years. Through her photos and stories I have watched countless animals be restored and loved...like Hogan, the dog, that others have mentioned. She is a staunch advocate for stopping animal abuse. She provides a physically beautiful environment and love/caring/compassion for all the rescues be they little chickens, baby squirrels, cat, dogs or big horses.

1 Jessica291

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Rabiah does wonderful things for animals and people. Truely a wonderful place!

2 Tina108

Donor

Rating: 5

I saw hogan - A severely abused soul who was in need of a savior. Rabiah and blue horse Mukwa not only provided a safe haven to help him heal but they gave him love so he can thrive
As the founder of my own organization, barriers against repeated cruelty, I have to step up and applaud Rabiah and her organization for their commitment their compassion in their drive to continue helping those in need

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful support & assistance with a variety of pets a few of us wanted to adopt, in some cases, and were no longer able to care for in others. A terrific, dedicated staff & a great facility!

2 Keith63

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have watched Rabiah work miracles with animals that have found their way to Blue Horse. She provides them with love, nourishment and shelter. She truly has the greatest heart.