At Four Hoof Acres Senior Home we have an excellent team, a farrier, trainer, vets, and some volunteers. We could always use more volunteers. The most important volunteer work we need is socialization. These senior horses come from neglectful or even abusive situations and can use all of the positive social interactions possible.
Our rescued seniors do well with pets, and children as well so don't hesitate to bring them along! We have some working kitties, stray cats that were rescued as well and are given a safe place to live. Our goals are to have our horses spend out their final years visiting with special needs children or adults, providing equine therapy will help both the horse and the person.
There is a lot you can do when you volunteer or just visit, such as riding, grooming, giving treats, and most importantly positive attention. Roxy is our handler and trainer, she spends every free moment with our rescues, helping them get healthy and recover emotionally and physically from the neglect they endured. You can be like her and make a positive impact on these horses lives even with just one visit.
The horses come to us in incredibly poor conditions, malnourished and injured. Big Red (right) has cancer in his eye and may need it surgically removed and when he arrived he was extremely underweight. Lefty (not pictured) was also very malnourished when he came to us and his left leg was broken, unfortunately we had to euthanize lefty on 9/15/22 because the vet told us his leg could not be repaired. Because of the conditions the horses arrive in, getting them healthy and keeping them that way is very expensive, and we rely on the generosity of donations.
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While it is true that most of our rescues come to us neglected and malnourished, some do not! Candy (left), for example, came to us because her elderly owner could no longer care for her and wanted her to have a safe place to live. Candy is 37 years old and is our oldest rescue to date. We will accept any senior rescue in any condition or for any reason, just send us an email and we will help you out.