Wonderful group of dedicated, passionate volunteers making a difference in the lives of horses and the adults and children that work with them and love them!
For any horse lover, this nonprofit is a chance to walk into a barn and hear the whinnies of a bunch of horses, happy for the love and attention.
It is well-run and well organized where everyone gets a chance to groom a horse or clean a stall. But it's so much more than that--it's about giving horses another chance by teaching them how to behave and be respectful. But there's more...the Barn Buddy program--it teaches children responsibility and leadership and how to be a part of something bigger than their immediate world.
The volunteers are constantly dreaming up activities and fundraisers. This organization has a big place in my heart.
I had a pony I obtained due to an unpaid board bill that had been adopted from a terrible neglect case from a local shelter. I didn't need the pony, but didn't want to worry about her ever being hungry or abused again. I contacted WVHN and she was placed through them with their contract in her forever home! Best people in the world to work with!!
We had a pony come into our barn from an abuse case in Roane Co. We ended up owning the pony later on, and didn't have anyone at our place to become her "person" I went to looking for the best option to find her a forever home. Auction was NEVER an option and selling this little mare was something I was just oppose to because of her background. When she came in our barn, I promised her she would never be hungry again. I contacted Nicky with the rescue and ask her to place her through them. They found her the PERFECT home with her very own girl to always be hers. Her story is also shared on her. The pony was Arizona. :) Terrific people to work with that truly care about all the horses in their care.
We adopted a little pony from West Virginia Horse Network. We are so impressed with this organization, not only for what they do for the horses they rescue, but the life lessons, and responsibility that they teach the young people that volunteer there. They do not take in more animals than can be cared for, and they do not adopt a horse out until they have received training, and are in good health. Their volunteers must keep their grades up, and learn all facets of horsemanship, not just riding. They are SO deserving, and do it all on a shoestring budget in an area that has been hit hard economically. Please consider them for recognition.
We adopted a rescue pony from this organization. They are so wise; they know that horses and ponies with good manners and training are kept, not surrendered. They do not adopt out horses until they are ready to be in a good home. They also teach their young volunteers valuable life lessons about responsibility, hard work, and giving back. They are also responsible in that they do not take in more animals than they can care for - feed, vet, farrier, etc.. And they do this all on a shoe string budget. Please support them!
I am a volunteer at West Virginia Horse Network. This organization is amazing. They give so many horses a second chance, and they give people a chance to learn how to train, care for, and ride horses. I've been volunteering for about seven months now, and this rescue is such a huge part of my life. I've loved horses for as long as I can remember, but I never thought I would have the opportunity to work with them. I've formed a special bond with a horse too. Major came in one month after I did, underweight and neglected. Now, he is living a happy life until he finds his perfect home ❤️ The way this rescue treats these horses is an example of how all horses deserve to be loved. I'm glad that I can say that WVHN is a part of my life.
I started volunteering for this rescue in march 2016. I've always had a love for horses but this rescue is the reason I have a bond with them , especially my own horse Arizona that I adopted from the rescue. Everyone on the board and all those who volunteer ( both kids and adults ) are amazing people. This rescue saves any horse they are capable of taking in. I have seen pregnant horses, abused horses, extremely underweight horses, and many others be saved because of the West Virginia Horse Network.
We started volunteering with West Virginia Horse Network about two years ago. My kids are part of Barn Buddies, a program designed to help children. WVHN teaches children in their program how to care for and train horses. They gain so much knowledge on proper care, feeding, training, and riding horses. Not only does WVHN help children they also help their community and most of all horses in need. This group goes above and beyond to aid horses and horse owners in need. I can't say enough about how wonderful this non profit rescue is. Because of WVHN we, as a family, have learned so much about caring for horses. We even became first time horse owners thanks to them and a generous supporter of theirs. A very kind lady saw the love and bond between my daughter and a rescue that came to the rescue in mid-December 2015. She adopted him and gave him to my daughter so their bond wouldn't have to end if he were to be adopted. We are, and will forever, be grateful for that lady and WVHN for making our dreams come true of owning a horse and helping horses in need. I can't put into words how great it feels to see these horses come in and get rehabilitated and adopted! It fills our hearts with so much joy. In my opinion WVHN deserves so much praise and thanks for all they do! Pictured is my daughter, Kadence, with her WVHN rescue horse, Remington. ❤️
I've been with this rescue for over two years. I am a volunteer, foster, and adopter. Volunteering with West Virginia Horse Network is the best thing that's happened to me. This network has brought out the leader in me, made me more confident, and helped me do things I've never imagined doing, like performing in competitions with horses. The people in this program have filled me with powerful and irreplaceable knowledge that I use every day. I'll forever be grateful to West Virginia Horse Network for giving me the opportunity to adopt my very first horse, who I am very proud to call my soulmate. This rescue has changed several horses' lives and peoples' lives and is filled with warm and caring people. I always recommend WVHN to anyone who is looking to volunteer.
WVHN is a great nonprofit rescue. All of the volunteers have so much patience and love for every horse that comes in. This rescue not only helps bring horses back to health but takes the time to work with each horse so that they have respect and trust to be placed in a forever home. Another great thing about WVHN is the barn buddy program that teaches kids the proper way to handle horses and gives them the confidence and leadership skills to help them be good horse owners in the future.
I am a volunteer, foster, and adopter. I love this rescue, it is ran by an amazing group of people. They are easy to talk to when I have a problem, they have a wonderful program for kids called Barn Buddies that my daughter loves, and they care enough to train the horses before placing them in forever homes so they are not immediately returned. Though this group is small, they make up for it in heart. A wonderful rescue completely dedicated to helping the horses in our area. They also allowed us to adopt my daughter's horse, who has been one of the best horses I have ever had the experience of being around.
I totally think it's one of the best the board the volunteers and owners do everything possible as a team to care and train these horses to better place them in a safer environment I have seen this organization from conception and I to volunteer when I can but I truly am very proud of how they care and love ❤️ these horses
The rescue is not only helping horses, but also children. Teaching children to train horses is empowering and builds confidence, while the horses benefit from the training and handling. When my daughter and me first arrived I was amazed what all the children could do, they are truly amazing. WVHN is by far the best non profit around, I am grateful to now be apart of something wonderful.
I have been a volunteer for WVHN for over two years now. I have seen amazing things happen as far as rescuing, rehab, training and getting these horses and ponies ready to be adopted out to there forever homes. They also have a Barn Buddies program for the children in the community that they can join and this has been a huge success. They have wonderful success in there adoption system and they screen the adoption very careful to make sure they are going to great forever homes. They deserve to reserve all the help they can get so they can keep saving the lives of these beautiful horses. Thanks