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Review for Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue, Inc., Morriston, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I first became involved with Beauty's Haven Equine Rescue in July, 2008. I'm a member of Alex Brown Racing forum and some of my friends were involved with Beauty's Haven and I was sent an email. I started receiving updates from Beauty's Haven and I've become attached to the horses. I have visited 4 times since May, 2009. I donate money and food. I have seen miracles happen. Horses that were near death (from 3 weeks old and up). There are many miracles at Beauty's Haven. They all have a story. Theresa took in 7 horses a few weeks ago, babies and mares. In just a few days, you could see the difference in these horses. The difference is hay, water and shelter and most important LOVE. I have witnessed this many times. Some horses are to far gone and they let you know it is time to let them go, Theresa gives them all a last kiss and hug and they walk up to Frosty's Knoll with dignity (some are in so much pain they can't walk) they get a shot to relieve them of the pain, so they can make that walk, and there they die peacefully surrounded by those that love them. One volunteer comes from Puerto Rico 3-4 times a year and stays sometimes up to two months. People come from all over to visit Beauty's Haven. I admire Theresa Batchelor so much, she is an angel to these horses, without her, many of these horses would just die by themselves in someone's pasture. I only wish I was rich, because my money would go to Beauty's Haven.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing in person what love and care do for a horse, emotionally, physically and mentally. I've seen horses that have been so abused mentally and physically transform into a happy, healthy, trusting horses.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More volunteers and more funding.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing the miracles of Beauty's Haven, hearing their stories through words and pictures, and see depressed, starving animals transform into happy, healthy animals.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very dedicated loving people. People drive from hours away to volunteer at Beatuy's Haven and onelady comes from Puerto Rico several times a year. That's dedication.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Provide all the shelter, food and medical needs that they need. Hopefully pay for regular volunteers that are their daily and provide some training for people that are willing to help, but do not have experience handling horses.

Ways to make it better...

I wish I could dontate my time and help with the horses. I live two hours away, but right now I have family responsabilites that prevent me spending time.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding and volunteers. Theresa needs regular volunteers that can be there every day.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Theresa gives of herself to the horses 24/7, she goes without sleep and their needs come before hers, she would go without. Theresa very rarely leaves the farm for too long, she worries about her horses so much.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Donor & I donate money to help Beauty's Haven.