I have been lucky enough to visit Our Mims several times. The Ladies all look great and are healthy and happy. Owning an aged mare myself, I know and understand the level of devotion and care it takes to care for them. The Ladies are so lucky to have landed there and they know it.
The cemetery is such a special place too. The Ladies there are so deserving of being remembered. Thanks to Jeanne. Pete and the volunteers for making everything there so special.
I'm so grateful for the opportunity to give my time and money to an organization where I can see it make a difference right away. The transperancy and frequent updates give a donor the instant gratification of making a difference. These horses may be far away from me but they're always close to my heart.
The first time I drove down the driveway of Our Mims Retirement Haven I knew that I had found Heaven on Earth. Jeanne Mirabito has taken her farm and turned it into a true haven for a band of mares and a gelding who can live out their lives in comfort, and peace surrounded by love. The care shown for the Ladies and Elmhurst (and her own horses) goes far beyond the regular horse farm. She makes each mares meal individually, to a special diet. And all of the horses at Our Mims look far younger than their actual age. I started volunteering twice a year for a week and a half at a time after my first visit. This place just draws you in and the mares are magical. I once stood on the top of the big hill on 9/11/12. I was thinking about those who were lost. I felt a nuzzle on my cheek and Lotka was there next to me and then all of the mares were in a circle around me. Elmhurst wanted in the circle and finally Lotka let him in. It was spiritual. I am not just a volunteer there but also a donor and drive from FL.
I came across OUR MIMS RETIREMNT HAVEN a few years ago and my life changed. It is a remarkable experience for anyone lucky enough to share some days with Jeanne and the Ladies, as they are called, the retired mares and also former racehorses, including Elmhurst, the 1997 Champion Sprinter and grandson of the great Our Mims. The Haven is a spiritual place of beauty and soul, like no other place I have experienced on earth....and I have been around the world, several times. The individual, brilliant care Jeanne administers to her charges, is inspiring and educational, for she brings a wealth of first hand knowledge, experience and innate sense to everything she does for the horses on the farm. Heaven is between you and the Haven, if you want it.
This is a great place for you to spend your day at i learned a whole lot about horses shes really doing a great job with the horses and i cant wait to continue to volenteer here!
I have occasionally been lucky enough to volunteer at The Haven. Jeanne does a great job taking care of all the animals on the ranch and is extremly friendly. She is also very good teaching my young kids about horse safety and different educational information to spark their interest.
When my mother could no longer care for my late father's horse, Exciting Bucket, she was accepted to live out her retirement years at Our Mims Retirement Haven. What a blessing Jeanne has been to our family. By accepting "Buckets" she relieved a tremendous burden from our hearts. We have had the pleasure of spending time at the Haven. The love and care Jeanne gives the Ladies and Elmhurst is to be admired. The horses know they are loved, and they are happy. We were surrounded by these amazing thoroughbreds, and all they wanted was love and lots of treats! It was such a wonderful afternoon. My father would be so proud!
Spent a wonderful day with the Ladies of Our Mims and their caretaker, Jeanne Mirabito. What a wonderful, peaceful place to be!
Got to feed the ladies, groom them, and then do some artwork on the stall doors. Jeanne was so knowledgeable about the previous lives of all of the Ladies.
If you want to feel like you have helped do something important. Spend a day with these Regal Older Ladies.
Our Mims Retirement Haven is a home for retired broodmares from the horse racing insdutry, run by Jeanne Mirabito. I had the pleasure of visiting OMRH on May 1, 2011 for a volunteer working lunch. It was without a doubt the best afternoon I've ever spent working! The ladies (as we call the mares) are all "seniors" but you would never know it by looking at them! Eyes are bright, coats are shiny and they are all sweethearts to be around. It was wonderful to have a "hands on" experience with the ladies grooming them and feeding them treats. Jeanne takes excellent care of them on a daily basis. I urge everyone who loves horses and especially thoroughbred racehorses, to consider donating to Our Mims!
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