My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Save A Forgotten Equine, Redmond, WA, USA
I am fortunate enough to have two amazing horses from SAFE, both are Thoroughbreds who had some tough times. I've had Kai for two plus years and Anakin for just over a year. Every day I go to the barn and wonder how I got so luck to have them, they're beautiful, kind, loving, spirited animals... sometimes it makes me teary-eyed when I think about it. The first time I saw Kai was on the SAFE website. That was it, decision made, I fell hard for this big guy!
The team from SAFE worked with me through the process, they couldn't have been nicer. They checked references, my property, interviewed me—it did take some time, but was so worth it. I knew the minute I "test rode" him for the first time that we were going to be a forever team and we are. I know he had a tough time before me, I also know that when he decided that I was his person, it was one of the happiest days of my life.
Then came Anakin. He was found almost starved to death, in December of 2015. He had to be picked up with a crane as he was so weak he couldn't stand on his own. I saw him on the news and found out he was going to SAFE so I call them. I spoke to the operations manager and told her that I knew that horse they just took in was going to live and then he was going to come live with me. Most people would have written him off he was in such terrible condition, but not the people at SAFE, they worked with WASART, local vets, and the SAFE volunteers mobilizing a small army to manage the care of this horse.
Lots of people followed his recovery as his health improved a little at a time. I visited throughout seeing his progress. It's hard to believe that after everything he went through, he's still kind and trusting. He's an amazing boy. And that army of people? I thank them every day for making it possible for me to give him a home. If you want to see the goodness in people, SAFE and people associated with them is a great place to start. We've had them out so they can see how the boys are doing, tears of happiness seem to always be in order. I know I will always have my friends at SAFE, both the two and four-legged kind. I love them all.