This past weekend, I took my daughter to a wonderful, non-profit, local horse rescue called Forgotten Angels Equine Rescue. The rescue saves healthy horses that are sent to slaughter and sick and abused horses in need of intervention and care. Their mission is to promote public awareness of needless horse slaughter and animal abuse. They involve the local community through events, and activities teaching patience and kindness to all creatures. You can also follow the cause on Facebook.
We could not have asked for a more perfect weather. The sun was shining and it was a perfect day to spend on the farm. The toddler apprentice was particularly enchanted by Snowflake a 7 year-old mini mare up for adoption. She enjoyed feeding all the horses and donkeys carrots, and handfuls of plucked grass. She even had a chance to sit on Snowflake’s back. For those of you unfamiliar with my past, for many years I worked as a Vet Tech and have a deep love for helping sick, unwanted and abused animals. It is especially sad how we treat our horses who evolved with us through time and have contributed so much to our evolution and humanity. I want to pass this love, and respect on to my daughter, and it made me smile to see her face light up just being around these gentle creatures.
My daughter feeding Snowflake, a miniature horse currently up for adoption.
We had great conversation with one of the volunteers on the farm about all its residents and learned about the rescue which has been operating for the last two years. I also had an opportunity to engage another hobby of mine photography. I photographed the animals and they did not disappoint and seemed to love all the attention, and “Ham It Up” for the camera.
PHOTOS: Residents of The Forgotten Angels Equine Rescue
“Glory” The rescue is raising money so this blind horse can have eye surgery. You can donate here.
Currently, The Rescue Sponsors a program where you can adopt a horse for the month for a donation. Please see the following link for more information. http://forgottenangelsequinerescue.com/photo.html They also accept donations large or small, and you can also purchase Rescue “Swag” at their online store to help raise money for the cause.
Our daughter was especially good on Saturday, and her daddy gave her a small reward which she “happily” donated to her horse friends. I was told that thanks to our daughter’s efforts, the horses would have more carrots to snack on.
In Memory Of
“Pickles” Photo courtesy of Forgotten Angels Equine Rescue
This post is dedicated to Pickles. We met Pickles during our visit briefly, but she was not feeling well. Pickles was an elderly horse who sadly developed colic that due to her age, she could not recover from. She passed away later that evening. It was a huge loss to all those who loved her as Pickles was a kids and rescue favorite. We are blessed to have had a chance to meet Pickles on her final day. God Bless this beautiful horse forever free crossing the Rainbow Bridge.