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Help A Horse Day!

National Help a Horse Day is celebrated annually on April 26 to raise awareness of the people who work tirelessly to give abused and neglected horses a second chance. And they need your help!

There are two equine sanctuaries in my area that have made a huge difference in providing shelter, food and medical treatment to rescued horses in an effort to rehab them for adoption.

Your dollars makes a huge difference in the efforts of these facilities.

Caring for an abused horse is so much more labor intensive than a a dog or cat. It’s not just the tremendous amounts of feed and mucking out stalls. There are mental issues as well. Horses are highly tuned to their environment,  extremely smart, perceptive to people’s emotions, and can suffer from a wide range of mental conditions. The time and patience that sanctuary workers devote to their charges is a huge commitment.



Meet a horse day is this weekend from 2:00 to 5:00, Saturday, April 27.  Click here for more information.

Dove Creek is a working cattle ranch with facilities to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome abused horses. This beautiful  grassland sanctuary averages around 30 horses where they live in a “herd” environment. Go to the website, link above, to watch an award winning documentary about the ranch.

Dove Creek Ranch founder, Laurie Higgins-Kerley.

Read about my visit to Dove Creek here.

And be sure to LIKE them on Facebook here.

Flash, a Tennessee Walker adopted from Dove Creek and his owner/trainer Christie Head of Canyon.


Incorporated in 2003, this rescue maintains horses on three different properties in the Texas Panhandle. For more information on this sanctuary and how you can help, click here.

LIKE them on Facebook here.

 You can read more about Taz, a horse from Safe Hayven, and his owner Stephanie in a feature article in Amarillo Globe-News here.

Taz, a registered Hackney from Safe Hayven.