Everything I have constantly read and reviewed about People Helping Horses proves that it is a fantastic organiztion. They are saving lives of wonderful horses all the time!! They have devoted themselves to providing safe homes for abused, neglected, or discarded horses. God Bless them!
What a gift this program is for horses in need. I would recommend this organization highly. They have saved countless lives and have proven to be a trustworthy charity.
People Helping Horses was contacted by a client in California. It seems he had sent a group of mostly older horses to a "sanctuary" in Texas where they were supposed to be able to "live our their days on green pastures....". When multiple horses began to be reported dead, he investigated and found that his deceased wife's beloved horses were starving, injured and not receiving Vet care or ferier attention. An Equine Protection Agency near Ft. Worth seized the horses - now down to a group of 13 and of those 6 could not be certified to travel. That was where we came into the picture. We have a 500 acre cattle operation in East Texas (about 1 hour from where the horses were being temporarily pastured and fed). Because People Helping Horses knew us and about us - Gretchen has actually spent a night at our farm - they called us to help. We took two days and multiple trips with our trucks and trailers to load and transport the starving, but wary group to our place - three had to stop at a vet first. Worming, feed, free choice hay and green grass gradually was the first order of business. Ferier spent two days getting their feed in better shape - except for "Willa". She had an injury that had been left to "heal on its own" and had such a terrible infection that it took huge doses of antibiotic - we're talking 43 pills twice a day - for 30 days; but that left her infection free. We put 3 Tons of "One and Only Feed" plus several 100 pounds more of a special Senior feed for one fellow who could not chew grass. We fed them twice a day and gave them free choice hay and open grazing. Between all our family they got the attention and grooming they had missed. One month later, they were all passed as fit to travel, met the transport truck and arrived at their new "real retirement home" just 24 hours later.
Over the past four years I have been competed in the benefit horse shows that People Helping horses has put on to help raise money for their rescue. I not only was able to better my riding through these schooling show oppertunities, I was able to witness their horse rescue program grow and evolve into a larger more productive system that was able to help more horses and help more people. I was at thier barn once a month throughout each spring and saw damaged, abused horses transform into healthy,quality animals that even rode in classes at the shows.