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Fallon 16

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Review for Valley View Ranch Equine Rescue, King City, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I meet Marlene about 4 years ago when my mom and I were looking for a horse to add to our family. My mom found her website and after exchanging emails for a week we came to visit the ranch, after spending the day looking at all her wonderful horses I was in love. So my mom let me stay with Marlene for a couple more days, now mind you we had never met Marlene before this day and I was only 15. I had never learned so much about riding and horses until that weekend, she put me on different horse in different saddles and in different bits. It was a blast!!!

Within a few more weeks I was back and ready to ride this horse she thought would be good match for me. The mare's name was Fallon. she was the most beautiful horse I'd ever seen, but not the easiest for me to ride. But, after a few days we were partners. I did everything with this horse, trails, cattle work, and even rode her around town. She was without a doubt the best horse I have ever had, and I had had quite a few before her. Still I would come to the ranch whenever I could to learn anything Marlene would teach me. After about a year Marlene showed me a picture of a 10 month old half Arab paint who was at the feedlot in Nevada. He was $75 and I really wanted to learn how to train a horse myself so I bought him. Marlene hauled him to me and everything.

Then 2 years later Fallon, the mare I bought earlier, started developing weird symptoms. I immediately went to Marlene. She helped me as much as she could and after 6 months we finally discovered what it was, but sadly there was nothing more I could do for my horse and I had to put her down.

Through everything that's happened Marlene has always helped and supported me. I trust her completely ever since the day I met her. She gave me now the 2 best horses I have ever had and would recommend her to anyone.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Volunteer