October has historically been the month when owners contact us to surrender their horses. The difference this year was, that instead of getting a call or two, we got seven calls. Seven horses needed a soft place to land and we were only able to help one, Jesse. What a heavy burden it is to have to make the decision as to who to help. We know that the likelihood that some of the horses will end up at a livestock auction is high. We also know that if a horse does go to auction, that they run the risk of being sold for their meat and slaughtered.
The rescue was founded to provide a safety net for horses and an alternative for owners who would otherwise send their horses to a livestock auction. The harsh reality is that the rescue is not at a point where we can say yes to everyone and it is a reality that eats at me and that I fight every day to change.
My goal for next year is that we are able to help more horses than we have to turn away. I hope that you will help me reach that goal by supporting more horses like Jesse by donating.