Your donation will help cover the rescue costs of two horses from shipping to slaughter. These horses will be given a home and a purpose helping heroes. Read more below or click "donate" to give now.
When you save a life, they save many more. This has been our story at Carrying Heroes.
When we rescue horses from shipping to slaughter, those horses and their journeys of recovery touch the lives of the men and women who come to us for stress-relief and peace. The horses and their journeys bring them hope. "As I struggled with my own health - Braveheart gave me inspiration and hope. If he could do it, so could I." And through working with our horses, one veteran told us in these exact words, "You saved my life. You honestly did."
We want to save more. Horse and human.
There are hundreds of horses every week whose fate has been sealed and an "end date" determined unless someone intervenes. If you are unfamiliar with the world of horse slaughter there are many articles and videos that speak about the less-than humane practices along the way. Our own horses we've rescued from that world have all been malnourished, one to the point of passing. They need our help. And we can't do it alone.
We are on a mission this summer to save two more. Maverick is a senior Thoroughbred who was previously a racehorse with the registered name "Foolin to Fight." (He actually has similar bloodlines as our other Thoroughbred Gabriel!) He sold for thousands and earned thousands back in his race days, but now ended up neglected and underfed with a large neck wound and a USDA meat tag glued to his mane. Hammer is the other horse we are saving. He is also likley in his senior years and spent his life as a ranch horse. "You name it, he's done it," we were told. In the 1 minute video provided by the pen, he was considerably lame on his front leg. The employee was riding him to show off how well-trained he was, making him turn sharp, trot, lope, stop and back abruptly - all well limping considerably on that front leg. The most astounding part, besides how cruel humans can be, was that Hammer was trying so hard and doing his absolute best for the stranger on his back without so much as a mean face or pinned ear. I knew we needed to help him. I knew he deserved the best home. Will you help us give him and Maverick a home?
When you donate, you help us get these two sweet boys home to safety where they will live out the rest of their lives in peace and with purpose. And anyone who donates will be invited to visit the ranch and meet the horses once they are home and settled. Our ranch is not open to the public for tours, but this will be a special offer to allow donors to see what they have been part of.
When you donate, you become part of a movement to help write new endings to stories. And we thank you for joining in.
To date we have raised $225 towards our goal of $6,000!