I have known the founder, and been involved in helping horses rescued by this group, for the past several years. They are knowledgeable, passionate, and wise - in horse care, networking, fundraising, and assisting owners and horses for their best solutions. They also help the community where the live, including local groups of volunteers in their weekly functioning, both children and adults, and happily contributing to community events. This approach benefits an ever-widening circle of humans and animals. My only regret is that I don't live closer so that I could be more physically involved in helping. Long may they thrive - to assist equines, and the humans who love them.
I've worked with Maple Hill for close to ten years. I've watched the rescue grow and extend their reach, educating themselves, learning best practices and spreading knowledge and compassion not only in their community but nationwide.
I am so pleased although not surprised to see their good work now as humanitarians.
This rescue sets the bar for what a horse rescue should be. It's not just about rescuing and educating on horse slaughter. It's about making your scope broader to help humans and horses make a better world.
Keep up the great work!
I have been volunteering at Maple Hill Sanctuary almost three months now and I must say I'm in love with the horses! Once they get use to seeing and hearing your voice they will enjoy you giving them rub.Words just can't tell the feeling one gets when around them and even helping around the farm.
The Founding Director of Maple Hill Farm is someone I have known quite well for several years and have worked with in rescue assistance for several years as well. I know many of the sanctuary horses who live at Maple Hill Farms from being directly or indirectly involved in the work needed to get them safely in the care of Maple Hill Farms Sanctuary. Many of the horses were last minute saves from auctions frequented by killbuyers and these horses were the most high risk because of age, injuries, or uncureable (but treatable) conditions. The injured and aged ones were most likely never going to be adoptable, but they were never turned away by the Director of Maple Hill Farm where they have a comfortable and caring home and the medical care they need for their remaining life. Many of the horses thru the years have also been owner surrenders where their owners either passed away or became medically unable to care for them, and again I have never known a horse to be turned away no matter how tight it is for space or finances. I've been much involved in assisting this organization for some time now with fundraising, searching for and evaluating other types of funding, such as grants or sponsors, (very seldom available these days) and offering assistance wherever it is needed. For all the personal sacrifices made by the Director to first care for the horses of Maple Hill before caring about herself I give the Organization & the Director a rating of 5 stars.