VOLUNTEERING & FOSTERING – HELP SAVE LIVES 1 HORSE AT A TIME.

I now have a  fostering system with rescue horses so that this really important work can continue despite my current health limitations.

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To foster, interested people need to decide how much money & time they can commit to per week. Perhaps one person can put in more time whilst another can put in more money. There will be  no profit. I will not be charging for anything I contribute. When we have enough people to meet the needs of a horse, we will get one that is destined for an unfair, grisley & normally horrific ending. You don’t need to have ever had experience with a horSAMSUNGse – I will teach what you need to know to return your horse to good 

Our latest rescue, Archie, is needing 1 or 2 more people to put in $20/week. If you have time to put into him, that would be fabulous.

Once  your horse is ready to be ridden, I have current students who will work with me to get them going quietly under saddle.

Once we have achieved all of this, it will be up to you/your group fostering that horse what you would like to do with them. I feel the best option is to free lease the horse under contract so you will always remain the legal owners & remain in control of the horses’ well being.

Selling is an option. They won’t be worth a lot, on average $1500 – $2000. Once you have sold the horse, even to the best of homes, peoples lives change & you have no control where they go next. Sometimes they stay with those people for the rest of their lives.

OR keep it!

To ensure the best possible future for your horse, we will need to rescue structurally sound horses with sweet temperaments.

I would like to focus on the Standardbreds. These are the horses that race in harness. They are the ones who are least likely to find homes, most likely to end up as dog food. The reason for this is because  they’ve never been ridden & they generally are not suitable for competitions due to the way they are built and bred. They are known for their hardiness, sensible temperaments & low maintenance. They make great trail riding and beginners horses, can do most things other horses can do, just not in the style they want for competition. Some can do most lower/entry levels & there are a very rare few who ARE at top level dressage and showing but it’s so rare they are famous for it.

Your horse would need to be visited once a day by one of it’s fosterers or volunteer. Don’t forget I will teach you what you need to do,  and all costs would be met by it’s fosterers.

If you are an experienced horse person & would like to rescue something else, that is fine but you probably would be flying solo. You could work out with other people to feed their horses some days in return for them feeding yours so you wouldn’t need to come every day.

Have a look through all the pictures on this website. 95% of these horses I rescued & rehabilitated and then went on to teach beginners on them. Most of them were destined for the shot gun & they are NOT the nice quiet Standardbreds. A lot of them are notoriously known for being “difficult” breeds.

Should you be interested, please text me on 0409 947 748. It’s pretty much the only way you’ll get a hold of me.

PICTURED HERE IS AN EXTREME RESULT OF NEGLECT.  THEY ARE SEVERELY DAMAGED HOOVES. TO GET THIS BAD TAKES YEARS. IT IS CALLED LAMINITIS AND IS HORRIBLY PAINFUL.

AT THE BOTTOM ARE PHOTOS ARE PICTURES OF WHAT A NORMAL HOOF LOOKS LIKE .

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FARRIER WORKING ON A HEALTHY HORSE (NOT THE SAME PONY)

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DIAGRAM OF A HEALTHY HOOF

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