My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for RVR Horse Rescue, Riverview, FL, USA
I want to share the story of how we came across Silver Knight. If you don't believe in fate, well maybe my story will prove you wrong. The first thing I want to mention is that ever since I was a young teen I dreamed of owning a large dapple grey horse and naming him Lancelot (Inspired by the movie First Knight). This fantasy horse has still been very much a dream that has been kept alive in my mind and heart, but truly just a fantasy and something I never thought could become a reality. So, here's the story. Around Christmas Eve I joked with my Husband and said "Yknow, I sure would like Santa to bring me a horse next year" and kinda without missing a beat He was like ...'Listen, this summer I will build you a stall and we can get you a horse for Christmas.' We even shook hands on it! Since that day I've been dreaming of horses and just looking forward to the future. One weekend not too long ago, on a whim we decided to go to a local Flea Market. Believe it or not the flea market had a horse rescue right there (Ya gotta love the country lifestyle). I told my Husband I wanted to check out the horses and talk to the lady running the adoptions and that I would much rather adopt a rescued horse that needed a home than purchase one. My Husband looked at me a little cockeyed and I told him "I just wanna check it out. That's all" So we did. I spoke to the lady and she had a few horses for adoption; many of them seniors. I felt so bad and wanted to take all of them home, but I feared if I adopted a much older horse they wouldn't have much time with us and I didn't want to endure that sort of heart break for my family and myself as we have very young children. As we were leaving the flea market I told my Husbsnf that my friend has several rescued horses and I would write her to see who she got them from and look into an adoption in the future. I wrote my friend, got some contact information to get in touch with RVR Horse Rescue. As I was speaking with the adoption coordinator I was telling her my history with horses (my whole life and passion besides my children!) and I described to her my dream horse. I kid you not when I say this... I was speaking to her on the phone at 5pm and just an hour BEFORE at 4pm Silver Knight was brought to RVR!!!!! A dapple grey 16hh+ Thoroughbred. MY DREAM HORSE. And what are the ODDS he would be a Silver Knight = Lancelot?!!!!
Quick arrangements were made and Silver and I met. It was love at first sight! Silver and I bonded quickly and we were a perfect match as horse and rider. Now after a very smooth adoption process he is now home with my family. Silver is welcomed to our farm with plenty of love! He not only has a loving family, but a playful lovey dog to run around with, curious kitty cat , two alpacas, a mini donkey, a mini horse and our comedic turkey! My family and I cannot express our sincerest gratitude to all of those at RVR for their kind ways, huge hearts and immense compassion in guiding and supporting my Husband and Myself through this whole adoption process.
I am forever grateful for Stacy Rebh Pace, Kit Kelly, Allison Lee and Shawn Jayroe for entrusting and supporting our love for Silver.