With the increased prices and decreased availability of hay, we are already experiencing a substantial rise in calls from owners unable to properly care for their horse or horses this winter and are anticipating a rise in neglect and abandonment cases over the next few months as this situation becomes more severe. In order to care for the horses currently in our care and prepare for the increases in horses needing help, we are stockpiling as much hay as we can possibly can, as far as funds and availability allow. To this end, we are asking the public for their help through donations and sponsoring and making a plea to any hay farmers/brokers that are willing to discount prices, help with delivery or allow us to contract with them for payment. Donations of good quality 2011 and 2012 hay is perfectly acceptable for outdoor feeding, if it has been stored indoors. We are able to pick up if distance and amount is within our capabilities, remembering that transportation expense is also a consideration.
Donations of or substantially discounted pricing on bales of good quality
2011 and 2012 hay that has been stored inside. We can pick up if distance
andamount are reasonable but transporation expenses also need to be considered,
sodelivery is a huge plus. Please call 989-370-0908, 989-370-0915 or
847 Meecher Road
Gaylord, MI 49735
We are now able to accept donations and sponsor funds via PayPal SecureDonation or they can be mailed to:
Extra help is always a bonus!! Anyone interested in volunteering in any part of the many aspects of our organization is welcome to join our volunteer corps.We are always on the look out for individuals with the knowledge and talents necessary for our organization to run and remain successful. Volunteers do not need horse experience to work hands on with the horses and we are always happyto coach individuals about the aspects of safety, care and grooming involved.We do ask that volunteers assist with fundraising and other events as well as working with the horses. This also includes some physcial chores like hauling,loading and unloading hay, facility maintenance, improvement and cleaning.Children are also welcome to volunteer and will receive the same hands on experience as adults but we are NOT a lesson barn. We do not offer riding lessons nor do we offer trail riding excursions. Any interaction by children with a horse is at the discretion of the administrator and based on safe conduct, ability to listen to and follow rules and whether we have a horse we consider safe for children to work with.
For more information on donating, sponsoring or volunteering pleasetext/contact us at 989-370-0908, 989-370-0915 or via email
*Please note that our mailing address and the physical location of the rescue are not the same address.
Since we are a fully volunteer run organization, fixed hours of operation are not always possible. Although we do try to be present most evenings and weekends, we can not guarantee that anyone will be available to answer questions, give tours or provide accurate information. We encourage visitors but strongly suggest that you call first or make an appointment to prevent any wasted trips. Unless you are a registered volunteer, the guest of a volunteer or have made special arrangements, for your safety, our safety, and the safety of the horses in our care, please do not enter any pastures or buildings or feed anything to the horses without asking first. Some of the horses are on special diets or can become aggressive towards other horses when food is involved and one of our many jobs is to keep people and horses safe.
Meeting a horse we may have available for adoption will be done by appointment only. This provides us the opportunity to provide a safe area to try the horse out and for us to warm up and prepare the horse for as relaxing and enjoyable a visit as possible. Please notify us as far in advance as possible if you are unable to keep the appointment and need to reschedule.