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Review for South West Florida Horse Rescue, Inc., Punta Gorda, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As the Founder of South West Florida Horse Rescue, I have had the pleasure of experiencing this organization grow from two ordinary people on 5 acres, to two extraordinary people, with lots of amazing volunteers, on 40 acres. From being able to rescue only 2 horses at a time, to being able to rescue 12 horses at a time. With so many rescue equines coming through our gates, all with their very own past, their own history of pain and suffering and their own heart/soul and will to live, it is hard to pick just 'one' to write my review on but, I have chosen baby Trooper. Mainly because he, not only touched our hearts, he also won the hearts of all who followed his courageous journey at our horse Rescue. Trooper was rescued in January of 2015, severely malnourished, full of worms, burrs embedded in his coat and skin, hooves so long he tripped over them when he walked and of course he was a stud colt. (intact) When Trooper arrived at our Rescue, his new journey in life began. Our veterinarian was out to do his initial exam and get him on a healthy diet, give us expert advice on safely getting rid of all of the worms that infested his tiny body and of course, schedule his gelding procedure. Trooper blossomed in our care and won the hearts of all who followed him on Facebook and all who had the privilege of meeting him in person. Once he was healthy, he went on to his training program with our trainers, and soon, he was under saddle and hitting the trails. I had the opportunity to ride Trooper on a few trail rides and I can tell you, many times my eyes would swell up with tears as we walked along the trails together. To think, this little matted mess was considered a 'throw away' in the eyes of his heartless owners and to see him now, in all his glory, makes me one proud rescuer. Thank you to all who support our non-profit charitable organization, without folks like you, we would not be able to save the lives of our local horses to the degree that we do. Trooper was adopted in July of 2016, happy ending for sure.

Role:  Board Member