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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

47 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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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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.

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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 Charlene H.

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

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.

3 Erin73

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Your an amazing rescue!! You go above and beyond!!!

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Blue Horse an d Rabiah do a wonderful job taking care of all the animals at the facility. She is amazing. I don't know how she does all she does for the animals. She is "Superwoman"!!

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We know Rabiah since over 10 years and admire her commitment and passion to bring healing to animals and through them to people as well. She never turns away from even the most challenging case of abuse and works tirelessly to make sure the animals are safe for the rest of their lives. Blue horse mukwa is always worth the visit, to feel what a difference a few people can make in the lives of so many as rabiah's enthusiasm and drive to continue and grow affects visitors and people lending a helping hand alike. Well, you don't just visit, you'll end up falling in love with the resident and the mission and before you know it, you'll be out on the field passing out hay ….:)

2 Patty61

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

While restoring an old tobacco farm, I found Blue Horse while searching for an ethical source of fertilizer. I probably annoyed Rabiah with a dozen animal care questions before getting manure, but it is important to know the animals are well loved and well fed. From my first visit, I've been impressed with the level of care each animal gets daily. The owner and volunteers provide fine quality of life at Blue Horse Mukwa Equine Retirement and Rescue Center.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was asked by a fellow animal advocate if I knew of Blue Horse because she going to donate money for a horribly abused pit bull named Hogan had taken in that needed much medical assistance and prayers. I did some research and found they were an amazing organization that walked the talk and would go above and beyond to help an animal, any animal to the end of this earth. Rabiah Seminole's post telling of the horrible shape that Hogan was in and her heartfelt words in the beginning of his journey were touching and brought tears to my eyes. Team Hogan was formed and I followed each day the postings and updates of this incredible little warriors strength to survive and shared it on our Facebook page. I am so happy I was asked for that initial reference because I learned of an amazing Rescue organization and its Founder Rabiah and her dedication to all living creatures.

1 Michele113

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My boyfriend and I lived in Boydton, VA for 10 months. During that time we both were volunteers at Blue Horse Mukwa Equine Retirement and Rescue Center. Rabiah is such a caring and generous person to open up her heart and home for these animals. She cares for each horse, dog and cat as individuals and each one has a story. She has dedicated her life unconditionally to these animals and it truly takes a special person to do that. The staff is not to be left out - without them I cannot imagine how Rabiah would do it all. This is a cause close to my heart and I am happy that these animals have such a wonderful place to go on their retirement and rescue. They are all loved and cared for beyond measure. I am proud to know Rabiah and her staff and call them my friends!

1

Former staff

Rating: 5

I use to live in va . My friend an I helped out at this rescue. The lady that runs this is a very caring an wonderful person. She puts her heart an soul into this 24_7 every animal that comes to her she shows so much compassion an love. Blue horse is the best place. For the animals. Rebia an her mom are the best people.they have a.heart of gold.

1 Writer

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Rabiah & Blue Horse Mukwa Equiine Retirement & Rescue Center deserve so much credit because they provide the best of care for any thing that comes to their facility. She truly loves animals & is a very talented, resourceful individual, as well.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization has always jumped in to help whenever they could. They take excellent care of the horses & dogs/kitties, etc. in their care. The founder is a kind caring soul, too.

2 Valerie71

Client Served

Rating: 5

Blue Horse Mukwa made it possible for our elderly paint mars to live out her retirement there. The best of care anywhere! Lots of love in the air there!!! :)

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Rabiah's commitment and dedication to caring for the horses and other animals that are fortunate enough to find their way to Blue Horse greatly deserves support. The pitiful stories of many of the animals before they reach the center are hard to imagine after seeing the wonderful condition of those animals now.

My daughter worked as a volunteer regularly for the past couple of years and I have seen first hand how Rabiah cares for each animal, no matter the difficulty of the situation or decisions needed.

Without Rabiah and the Blue Horse Mukwa, I believe most of the resident animals would have perished under terrible circumstances.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

I know the founder of this group and keep in touch through FB. The organization has saved endless lives and brought animals back from the brink of death, with love, care and lots of medical treatment. They are gentle, wise, loving and the animals respond in kind. It is a remarkable group and deserve the highest of praise and support.

3 Richard124

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer at Blue Horse I must say; the animals there are well cared for and nurtured to their fullest. It is a wonderful place for people and animals alike to be at.