Wow! What a wonderful foundation. Linda and her Volunteers took my class of at risk/low income kids who have been kicked out of other school.... And she gave us a chance. We now go out to Equamore ranch once a week for about 2 hours a time. The students are learning to groom the horses, and learn general knowledge about horses. Linda and her crew has opened up a door of opportunity to these students which they have never had. Most of my students had not seen a horse in real life let alone touch it. This has motivated my student to read and learn more about horses when in the classroom, which is increasing there reading skills because they have a reason to read now. They are increasing their writting skills because they are sharing there experiences through writting which is increasing there writing skills too. By working with the beautiful horses they are learning to be calm and interact with there partners and volunteers in appropriate ways. Equamore has help us all around. We just wanted to say THANK YOU!
I have watched the progress of many of the sad and neglected horses and it makes my heart soar to see the incredible dedication of the volunteers. Every horse has made increases in weight and most heartwarming is the look on their faces..fear begins to dissapate. Equamore is one of the most valuable charities I have donated to..both for the troubled children who get a chance to bond with these incredible horses and the horses who get to see that humanity does indeed have a heart...
We attended an event at Equamore about 3 years ago. We were so impressed with the caring, devotion and energy of the organization that we assumed a sponsorship and have been making monthly contributions towards the horses' care since that time. So many animals - so much NEED. We are truly thankful that there is an organization such as Equamore.
I have been an Equamore Foundation volunteer for six years. I have witnessed abused and unwanted horses returned to health and given a lifetime of proper care. These horses receive daily stall cleaning, outdoor and arena exercise, regular grooming, indivual customized diets, and the necessary veterinary services. The Foundation ensures through oversight that once accepted into the Foundation a horse will never be returned and left to a neglectful situation.
After a number of years away from horses I was feeling the need to reconnect, but knowing the great need of neglected and abused horses, I decided to join with Equamore and lend whatever help I could. I now go each weekend and give extra thorough grooming and handling to the horses that don't have regular 'guardians'. I've been in many horse facilities in the Western U.S. as well as all over the south of Germany, and I have never seen a more organized, well-maintained horse facility. The calm, positive energy of the place give horses and visitors alike, a sense of peace and safety here. I am in awe of all that Linda Davis and her passionate, dedicated group have accomplished since establishing Equamore, both for the helpless horses they have rescued, and for youngsters who have found meaning and discipline here, interacting with horses and gaining mutual trust and healing. In my heart I know that there is no better combination than a neglected horse and a neglected child who both need healing - and my hope for Equamore is that they can find the means to move more in this direction in the near future. "Build it and they will come", and Equamore already has everything in place to open its doors to broken children that can be helped by these broken horses - they need only the financial support specific to such an indispensible project. Linda Whitlow, Medford Oregon
The Equamore Foundation is totally dedicated to providing the highest quality service as a horse rescue provider and Linda Davis, the founder and those who she attracts are of the highest integrity and principles possible. This organization's sole intent is to help the horses and the Board makes the most of every dollar contributed and insures all funding is directed to the care and for the highest good for the horses. This is a "class act" and those of us who have been fortunate enough to contribute to this organization and watch the miracles unfold for the horses at Equamore are filled with gratitude indeed. Ginny Porter, C.P.A., M.B.A.
In addition to their service in rescuing neglected horses, and occasionally finding homes for them, they have worked with the children who are in care at the Southern Oregon Child Study and Treatment Center (SOCSTC). These at risk children come to the facility and are supervised in the care and grooming of the horses, which is a form of therapy only those animals can provide. Horses and children are a special combination, and the benefits of inter action to both child and equine are priceless. Harry Howard CASA volunteer
Equamore Foundation serves two vital roles in Oregon: they provide direct care to animal in need, especially horses, at their sanctuary. But in addition, they are an important part of the Oregon Horse Welfare Council, a statewide group of concerned groups and individuals dedicated to saving horses and helping horse owners take better care of their animals. In part due to the participation and leadership of Equamore Foundation, Oregon has become a national leader in its programs to save horses and promote animal welfare in general.
Equamore Foundation is highly deserving of any donor money available for this type of work. I have been involved with numerous organizations of this type and Equamore is run more efficiently, financially responsibly and with great love and care for the horses. I can't speak highly enough of LInda Davis and her Equamore Foundation.
Equamore Foundation is an excellent horse rescue facility. Linda Davis, Director, is a diligent evangelist for horse rescue that creatively brings equestrians together to make a difference in the state of Oregon and beyond. I have volunteered there for the past year and have observed only the highest standards of care and concerted fund raising efforts that can only come from the heart!
The economic downturn has made neglect of horses an even more widespread problem in our area due to the economic downturn. Equamore is the only facility in southern Oregon that will take in abused or neglected horses. I've seen first-hand what Equamore does with neglected horses. With proper care, nutrition and kindness, malnourished or even starving horses that might fear humans eventually turn into the healthy, happy animals they're meant to be. And Equamore does this on a shoe-string budget. A horse my daughter and I have been taking care was thin and scared when we first started working with her about six months ago. Now she's healthy, sleek and going to a great adoptive home!
Equamore does everything they can to help rehabilitate even the horses ni the most awful of conditions. Horses that many people would have given up on are given a second chance at a happy life, and many have made miraculous recoveries. Also, Equamore educates many young children in how to treat horses, attempting to teach the next generation that abuse is wrong and eliminate such issues in years to come.
I can not say enough good things about Equamore and Linda Davis. This organization is probably 30 years old and has always existed for the poor horses who have been abused, neglected or just plain "thrown away". Linda has had her ups and downs financially, but she has always provided for these orphan horses one way or another. I admire her spirit, tenacity and overall giving joy and I believe the animals feel it too. In her care, I have seen nothing short of miracles. Emaciated, dejected horses come to life again, no horse is too wasted for Equamore. They believe and so should you. GIVE all you can.
I have been aware of and a contributor to Equamore (when I can) for a few years now. What an amazing organization. The work they have done to save horses that were so neglected and abused. Even when Linda has no more space or time...she makes time and space...all for the love of the animals. All you have to do is go to the facility and look into the souls of these animals. They are so beautiful and grateful for their second chance at life. If I could give more I would.
I have had a chance to observe the Equamore foundation for a few years now, since I board my horse there. I have noticed the rescue horses to be cared for with great attention to their specific needs as well as with kindness. The rescue is very careful about screening potential new homes so that any horse being adopted will not have to endure yet another situation of abuse or neglect. They also keep an eye on any horses adopted out to make sure that the horses are thriving in their new home for years to come. Any horse that makes it into this rescue is only going to be in good hands thereafter. It is a stellar rescue operation, in my opinion.
Well run organization which a large volunteer corp. It has been the only equine rescue organization in the Rogue Valley. Other vally rescue groups take in other livestock. Jackson County Animal Control and the Humane Society depend upon Equamore.
Th Equamore Foundation is fantastic. In the ten years I've been a volunteer , I have witnessed miracles: Horses who were so afraid that they attacked people or ran away when anyone approached have been calmed and gentled. More importantly, their eyes are no longer vacant. Starving horses have been carefully brought back to health and strength. Horses who've been abandoned because they are lame, or old, or just not wanted anymore have been retrained and are now living happy, useful lives at the farm or with foster care givers.