Be cautious of this place! Seems there was money collected for a summer camp for July 2013 and it magically was post poned due to family crisis, seems there is a lot of that going on at that place. Folks that already paid have not received a call back about getting money refunded. Also, they asked for donations for children that other wise would not be able to go to camp and the rescue claims to work with Government agency's that work with children ( like CASA) , so far I have not found an agency that has heard of this group!!!
I also dont believe that camp is part of their rescue and good as a 501c3 deduction.....because where is the camp money going? will they show you any proof where this money goes( separate business, rescue and personal accounts?)? What horses are rescues and what horses are personal? Check personal and rescue face book and web pages, you will find discrepancies! Is there any insurance in place to cover lessons and camp? from what I heard there is a general disclaimer on the property relieving them of any fault in case there is an injury or death caused by the horses, if you want your children to take part of any camp, make sure that place is insured! Have them show you the papers!
According to what I read this is a combination of personal animals, business animals ( Chasing Dreams Farm, supposedly a training business on the same property as the rescue) and I am not so sure there is even a rescue horse out there right now since the mare and foal are being referred to as "their" animals!
Seems before they closed down a couple of month ago all their personal horses always showed up on the rescue pages where money was collected but when asked about adoption they were always on medical hold.....and every now and then on a personal page you seen them as actual personal horses.
There have been horses adopted out of the facility, however there was also a big stink about the zoning of the property and even so the owner made it sound like the neighbors were just evil and made her get rid of all her animals out of spite, she had the option to file a application for a zoning change with the county and refused to do so. Oh that part was left out of the news I believe.
The most amazing part is that she seems as sweet as southern apple pie and just as charming. She will butter you up with her charming southern sweetness ! Seems she has some serious health issues and those are being helpful in getting her support as well, to sacrifice your health to work with horses, sounds pretty heroic to me and is definatly a donation maker.
Please look for legitimate rescues before you donate, contact some people and ask questions. Check reviews, unfortunately most people are embarrassed to write anything and admit to be taken for a ride but maybe if you ask directly. If you dont get a straight answer and paperwork shown to support these claims you can also complain to the department of Agriculture and the secretary of state who is in charge of the non profits!
Help support our equine friends! Just find the right place!