Equine Aid is one of those rare rescues that "has it all". Not only do they put love, care and dedication into their rescue, but it is steeped in a wealth of knowledge, sound policies and operational decisions. The result is the ability to serve each equine it takes on for the best possible outcome. No corners cut at this rescue and you know EVERYTHING is for the horses and donkeys--spot on!
Equine Aid is a truly wonderful organization, committed 100% to the animals in their care. The folks who run it are dedicated and kind, absolutely wonderful to work with. I have nothing but glowing reviews for this organization.
Aside from fundamental excellence of this equine rescue, I can say that it is clear funding is desperately needed. The property is gorgeous, but the facility needs upgrading. The paddocks and corrals need repairs, new fencing and materials. There is also only 1 small uncovered round pen for training, which is challenging during the winter months and when working with the animals. More funding would take the facility from functional to fabulous!!
FOR PROVIDING THIS SANCTUARY AND YOUR ADVOCACY FOR EQUINES IN NEED EVERYWHERE, THANK YOU, EQUINE AID!!
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I have been here as a volunteer for about 4 years now and i must say it has been a wonderfull experience.
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Such an amazing place to volunteer.
Everyone is so friendly.
The animals are very loved.
Barn is very clean and well kept
I always feel very welcome, they make you feel like family.
I give them a five
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I have been volunteering at this rescue for a few months now, so I can see the ins and outs of how it is run and what they do there. Equine Aid is a wonderful and special organization. Many times in the animal rescue business, one sees waste and neglect. This is a really well run org, and the people there are extremely caring about the animals. The horses and donkeys there are actually allowed to organize themselves as a real herd on a huge tract of land. This is really uncommon - most rescues have their animals separated. It is amazing to watch all these horses roaming around socializing, eating, playing, grooming, running with each other. Ailing horses are, of course, separated out from the antics, but are really well socialized with each other and very well looked after. Every effort is made to rehab and train to adopt out. Luckily, there is a very good network in the area of caring vets, trainers and other help who give discounted services or volunteer. This is a great organization - small and grass roots, but very effective. Highly recommend donating to anyone caring about the care and adoption of happy equines. Every cent is utilized for the rescue!
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Volunteering at Equine Aid has been my first experience of working around and with animals who have been neglected and/or abused. Although many of the individual stories are heartbreaking, I have been heart-warmed over and over again by participating in the welfare of each and every creature at the sanctuary. The proprietors, Doug and Geri, are one of the finest examples of giving from the heart and showing unconditional love to all, that I have ever witnessed.
Although I have owned horses in the past, I have learned a great deal more about working with them! Equine Aid has become my sanctuary too - a great source for exercise, fun and relaxation! I also truly appreciate the camaraderie and support from all of the other volunteers I have come in contact with.
I have donated to Equine Aid for the past six years and I'm pleased to see that my entire donation serves these animals. This organization is so grateful for every gift and uses all donations carefully and conscientiously.
Nice people, too. They are very inclusive and open to everyone. And they clearly care deeply about the welfare of all species.
Equine Aid is a truly caring place. Geri & Doug have put their hearts and souls into caring for these "unwanted" equines. All the animals are well cared for and greatly loved. I have had the privilege of helping with and attending their Open Barn each summer for the past few years. Always fun, safe and informative.
Amazing place for animals and people alike! A warm and friendly atmosphere where people of any age, background or ability are treated like family. I cannot express how wonderful the rescue has been for our whole family! The horses, ponies and donkeys (and ducks, dogs, cats and chickens) are obviously well loved and cared for, as are the volunteers who will tell you how much they love it there every chance they get (myself included). What a blessing Equine Aid has been for us!
Equine Aid truly cares about all of the animals in their care as well as the people that support them.
Equine Aid is a great rescue that is truly dedicated to the equines in their care. All equines are loved and valued here as well as their human care takes.
Equine Aid is both a sanctuary and rescue to Equines in need. 100% of donations go directly to the rescue to help pay for feed and vet bills. Equine Aid is unique in that it also offers sanctuary to donkeys in need. A fabulous nonprofit, and well worth a donation!
Equine Aid Horse and Donkey Rescue is truly home for the equines that which reside on the sanctuary grounds. At Equine Aid, donkeys, ponies, horses, and even a hinny, are given the chance to live the social and natural lives they deserve. The animals live in herds; something extremely important to the horse psyche. The caretakers are exceptionally compassionate and attention to the animals' needs. The ethics of Equine Aid Horse and Donkey Rescue are solid. I am so enthusiastic about this place!
I volunteer at Equine Aid 2-3 days each week. It is extremely rewarding to be a part of a community of people who are so interested in the animal's well-being. The horses and donkeys receive the necessary vet, farrier, and trainer care, as well as the right food and attention to ensure they thrive. It is a teaching environment. I had no real equine knowledge before I started volunteering six months ago. I've learned so much. This organization has given so many animals a better life or saved them from a life that was going to be cut short. I tell all my friends about Equine Aid because a place this special needs to be recognized.
This is an extremely awesome rescue. Everyone loves and cares for the animals very well. The horses and donkeys are all amazing and I wouldn't go anywhere else.
Equine Rescue is not easy. It's hard work and very expensive, and extremely expensive when Horses become sick or injured. This is exactly what happened to Koda. He was rescued as a stray and managed to hurt himself within the month. His prognosis was bleak. Geri and Doug never gave up on him, he received the best treatment possible thanks to a sponsorship. You should see him now, what a handsome guy!
I contacted Equine Aid in regards two donkeys that were at a local slaughterhouse. Even though the slaughter is not permitted in the US, equines are shipped to Canada and Mexico. Within days everything was organized to rescue these two donkeys. I love visiting the property, so much great energy there.
This is a wonderful organization, run by wonderful people and volunteers.
For the past four years I have volunteered at Equine Aid. The animals always come first here because the founders are active participants and make sure that is the case. In every situation I have seen the board act to make sure that the animals have what they need and to keep them safe. Once an animal joins this rescue, they keep track of it for life. If an adopter cannot keep an animal, they bring it back to ensure that the next home is a good one. Funds are always tight. Please donate if you can.
Ethics are at the center of Equine Aid's philosophy: from using donations responsibly to providing the animals with a natural a life. Only 5% of funding was used for administration in 2015 at this all volunteer rescue. Your donations are not used to solicit more donors or fund personal interests of the board. The horses, ponies, mule, donkeys and hinnys are free to roam the acreage or choose shelter as they prefer, have access to hay 24/7 and receive health care on a regular basis. The animals not chosen for adoption have lifetime sanctuary. All training is done thoughtfully and kindly, working with the animals, never forcing them. This organization respects all animals-you won't be served hot dogs, or any other meat products, but you will be well-fed at their events. They are not perfect. But they strive to provide an animal-friendly, safe environment for every animal on the farm while they promote respect for all animals.
My equine friend referred me to Geri & Doug's organization when I found myself and my donkey abruptly homeless. Fortunately Riva was welcomed to partner up with another rescue donkey. The two bonded immediately and after a year at the santurary were placed together in a loving home.. Don't you love happy endings! I couldn't be more grateful to this wonderful dedicated couple!
I have been volunteering at Equine Aid for over a year and have seen, consistently, how well cared for and loved of all the horses and donkeys. This is truly a heaven for these equine.
I began volunteering at Equine Aid last fall. This reserve is outstanding in all respects. These horses and donkeys are all well loved and well cared for. All the stalls and paddocks are cleaned daily. Clearly these animals are happy by virtue of their trust and friendliness when interacting with them. I love working there, it's sheer happiness for me!
Equine Aid is a truly wonderful rescue. They take exceptionally good care of all equines that come into their care. The donkeys and horses get much needed veterinary care, food, patience and lots of love. This organization is well run with compassion, experience, and fiscal responsibility.
Through many years and all kinds of weather.
They doctor,feed,shovel,groom,and love the forgotten . That is dedication