I've been volunteering and donating for a month now. The care for the animals is GREAT!! They get LOVE in addition to the basics. I highly recommend donating or volunteering.
Blue Horse Mukwa Rescue does so much more than take in neglected or abused horses or horses that just need a home. She takes in dogs, cats, and any other animal that needs a kind hand and a soft place to land. With her volunteers, she cares for many animals every day and whenever there is an animal in need, she will make room for it and take if for vetting or whatever it needs. Rabiah is a special soul who makes the world a better place just for being in it.
Rabiah has the the heart of a lioness when it comes to loving and ferociously caring for her animals! Top notch care.
This organization helps any animal in need. So many animals have been helped, loved and vetted and made happy again.
There is so much to say about this rescue and the amazing lady that runs it. But I will sum it up with one sentence. There is so much heart here it fills everyone associated with it with grace and blessings.
Blue Horse Mukwa Retirement & Rescue is a wonderful nonprofit. It greatly benefits the animals that live there, the community and surrounding areas and touches the heart of everyone that hears their story.
Blue Horse is a healing place for all living beings needing help and support. Every individual is respected for who they are and Rabiah Seminole works tirelessly to provide all residents with the care they need and deserve. At Blue Horse, the horses, donkeys, dogs and others in need are able to live out their lives in peace and knowing they are loved.
They do much for all the animals that have been neglected and abused not one is turned away
Love this rescue!!Rabiah works tirelessly and has committed her life to helping all animals!! I have never met her but I follow her on Facebook and she and her volunteers are Selfless when it comes to taking care of the daily needs of these animals while continuing to rescue others in need!! The love and care I see Rabiah give is amazing,Continuing even when there is a lose which Breaks her heart but never her spirit!
She does an amazing job with all the animals in her care. They are well cared for and given the love and life they deserve!!
My experience has been on line only for over 10 years. What I have seen this rescue do is absolutely amazing. I have never seen them think an animal is not worth saving and do everything they can for them!
I am serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ, this place has let me put in a lot of hours and I am very thankful for every one and every animal, the horses have helped me when I need some up lifting and they have really put me into shape as wellí ˝í¸‚í ˝í¸‚ the dogs are very cute and most of the time love able. Over this place is welcome to all and very pretty.
A dog that was mutilated in my county was taken in by Blue Horse Mukwa. Then I began to follow this Rescue. Hogan was changed from an abused, skinny sick dog to the picture of health. The work they do is amazing and life changing for so many animals. They deserve to be rewarded for their contribution to the society.
This is a wonderful animal sanctuary that I have followed for years. The owner consistently and daily updates her photos and the journeys of her rescue animals. I donated to her Rescue Center for my Birthday Fundraiser, and I know the funds will go to good use. I highly recommend Blue Horse Mukwa as a fantastic nonprofit organization.
The photo is of two of her rescue dogs. They became instant and inseparable friends. When they first arrived at the sanctuary, they did not look like they would survive. Now they are happy and healthy, living the good life at Blue Horse Mukwa!
This organization is pretty incredible and the animals are wonderful, The people there take time out of their day to help these animals and grow a special bond with each animal to make sure they are cared for.
They take animals that haven't been in the best care physically and mentally to Blue Horse Mukwa Rescue Center, And watch them thrive with a happy soul! :)
I totally recommend this organization a whole lot! Just visiting that place makes me happy that there are people out here doing this.
Time and time again, I have seen the miracles and hope offered at Blue Horse Mukwa Equine Retirement and Rescue Center, most of all Love.
My husband and I have been friends with Biah since before Blue Horse Mukwa was formed and have been volunteers and donors since its inception. Biah and I are Horse sisters who grew up with horses in our lives and even though we lived without them for an extended time knew that something was missing...enter her beloved retired Caisson horse, Gitchie. He was her inspiration for the rescue and the rest was history.
We have supported Biah's tireless work for the animals from the original facility in Chesapeake, Va to its current and much larger acreage in Chase City, Va. The current facility has been and continues to be a labor of love and compassion for all those who find their way onto the grounds.
I am a Member of the Board of Blue Horse Mukwa and grateful to have adopted my rescue horse, Tai, with Biah's help. She put me on a horsemanship path that has been the most rewarding journey of my life. That journey continues and furthers no matter the current or changing circumstances.
I encourage anyone who has the time or means to spare to get involved in any way they can to help Blue Horse Mukwa with their mission of helping horses, dogs, cats, pigs and chickens to help humans. Hope to see you along the path!!
With gratitude, Elise Wolf
Iâ€™ve known Rabiah Seminole for years before Blue Horse was founded by her. She gave up her entire life as we knew it for the horses that so desperately needed her. The work sheâ€™s done, with not only the horse but dogs and many other creatures, is impossible to define or describe. The love and respect she shows to these creatures is a joy to witness. Suffice it to say that it is a huge endeavor and requires a lot of her own devotion and hard unrelenting work almost 24/7 , year round. Rabiah and her 4 legged wards deserve and need all the help they can get.
I started volunteering here just over the summer after Covid-19 hit. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Blue Horse is truly committed to giving every animal a loving and deserving home. Thank you for all that you do!!
One of the finest rescues there is! Blue Mukwa Rescue Farm run by Rabiah Seminole accepts all kind of animals. Rabiah bonds and loves each and every animal who is lucky enough to come to her. Rabiah with an army of volunteers finds homes for some and the rest stay on the farm until the end of their lives!
She is an amazing woman with a special place in her heart for all living things! Proud to say she deserves all the accolades she can get!
The love that each animal at this sanctuary receives is remarkable. From nursing a baby squirrel to health and adulthood, to laying an aged and formerly abused draft horse to rest, each animal is cherished and given the best life possible. While Blue Horse is in a small rural Virginia town, no effort is spared to reach out for the best care for each creature in their final home. Each animal that lives here is in their final home, as this rescue operates as a sanctuary. Working closely with local animal control officials, Rabiah Seminole, the owner, has opened her gates to some of Southsideâ€™s neediest creatures. Your arrival is heralded by barking dogs, friendly cats, horses grazing peacefully, pigs dozing in their shaded pen, and a flock of pheasants in their aviary. Nothing Iâ€™ve seen has shown me any reason not to give this fine rescue and sanctuary my highest recommendation.
This amazing rescue agreed to be a home for 2 very neglected mini pigs. They were extremely underweight and malnourished. Blue Horse Mukwa has provided such great care for them, they are now happy, healthy and living their best lives! Rabiah and Blue Horse Mukwa Thank You for everything you do for animals!!!
Rabiah has been fantastic! She has saved so many horses, cats, dogs and people! She is a reliable help - in mind, body and spirit. She expresses love in everything she does. Thanks for your help and years of friendship. This nonprofit radiates love.
I lived at the Blue Horse Mukwa Equine Retirement and Rescue Center and also helped with some of the tasks there. Rabiah Seminole is one of the most compassionate people I have ever met. I was with her when Hogan arrived and when Beau arrived. The dogs knew they had come to a safe place. I was there when some minis arrived and when some horses had to be put down. Rabiah feels their pain, loves them unconditionally and never complains about all the hard work. It has been her mission and she knew it years ago and is so committed to the well being of every creature on her rescue. She is also very caring and thankful to everyone who has helped her and her animals she cares for. It is long overdue but she does deserve recognition and as always I send blessings love and prayers to Rabiah and her animals, birds, fish etc.
I have transported abused and neglected animals to the safety and love of this organization. The animals are wonderfully cared for and Rabiah is an amazing advocate for them. Thank you for all you do!
I visited Blue Horse for the first time in 2008, I think, more out of curiosity than anything else. Rabiah showed me around and introduced me to some of the horses and other animals and explained how the farm works.
Several years later, my partner and I, at our wits' ends, took our depressed, gun-shy, thunder-terrified, and generally noise-phobic dog to the farm at which time Rabiah not only more closely identified his breed but gave us some calming oil to use on him for which she would take no money.
When I joined Facebook in 2013 or 2014, I began to follow Rabiah's work and I continue to be more and more impressed. Rabiah rises to the challenge whatever the obstacle and remains hopeful and optimistic in the face of occasionally appalling circumstances. Few people I know get right back up on the horse--no pun intended--like Rabiah does when they have fallen off. As a result, she has become quite a role model for me. I have, at most, a tenth of her perseverance, dedication, and determination. Moreover, her deep bond with the animals she cares for renews my faith in humanity, which right now is pretty low!
If I had a zillion dollars, I would give it to the Blue Horse Mukwa Equine Retirement and Rescue Center.
Love going there to help out when I can. Rabiah is great with the horses and very dedicated. She is very passionate about all her animals there. Always thinking of them and very understanding of each one. Very good with volunteers coming and teaching them about horses. Rabiah has a big heart and an awesome love for her rescue farm.
I have been involved with Blue Horse for over 20 years. Rabiah and Blue Horse are my passion for providing the care and love that are present 100% at the Rescue Center!! Most amazing and cherished connection!!
A most wonderful and loving organization! Just look into the eyes of the rescued animals and you feel the oneness of nature, the compassion of trust, and the importance of respect.
Rabiah Seminole puts her heart and soul into this amazing rescue and retirement center . Her selfishness and devotion to the animals in her care is outstanding. She is a personal friend and has also helped me with the care of one of my own horses when we moved out of state. Would highly recommend this facility
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!!
The most amazing home for so many fur babies. No one has ever done or cared so much. God sent her to do this. It is her life and hearts work. She has helpers but never enough. She needs help. She works 7 days a week. All hours. Biggest heart I know.
I love blue horse rescue! Best place on earth! Learned so much!
Blue Horse is a place of healing for abused animals and humans alike. Animals come there and know they are loved and cared for. Humans volunteer there and find a place of healing and stress release and learn to care for the animals and love them unconditionally. Rabiah loves the animals and humans that come there welcoming us all with open arms.
I attended Blue Horse while on a trip to visit family. I wasn't sure what to expect visiting a horse rescue. I was thoroughly impressed with Rabiah and the volunteers! Everyone was incredibly kind. Rabiah was especially knowledgeable and generous with her time. It was such an incredible experience to witness the love they have for each animal!
Blue Horse is an amazing place. The care given to the animals there goes above and beyond beyond. Rabiah puts her heart and soul into caring for each and every animal in her care. This rescue is a healing place for both the animals and the people who go there itâ€™s a very special place run by a very special person.
Blue Horse Mukwa offers a space place for both horses & humans. Rabiah has created a sanctuary that offers healing, growth and education. At Blue Horse, volunteers and visitors are able to experience a holistic & relationship based connection with horses while also learning what it takes to care for these magnificent animals. Horses receive top care, patience and understanding; all of which are vital for horses coming from troubled backgrounds. It truly is â€śhealing the world, one horse at a timeâ€ť.
BlueHorse is and absolutely fantastic rescue! They help so many animals! âť¤ď¸Źâť¤ď¸Źâť¤ď¸Ź
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.
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
Blue horse is a place thatâ€™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!!
I used to volunteer at this rescue about 9 years ago and did so for several years! Iâ€™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!
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!!!
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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... itâ€™s more than worth it!
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!
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
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. Rabiahâ€™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 Virginiaâ€™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.
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.
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.
Rabiah does wonderful things for animals and people. Truely a wonderful place!
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
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!
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.
Your an amazing rescue!! You go above and beyond!!!
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"!!
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 â€¦.:)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!! :)
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.