There’s a large distinction between “rescue” and “sanctuary” within the animal world. Rainhill Equine Facility is an equine sanctuary, which suggests once we settle for a horse into our lives, it’s for the lifetime of the animal. There are lots of rescues on the market in each city and metropolis, large and small locations, working to assist animals by their arduous occasions. Most, I hope, are good locations simply making an attempt to assist the helples with a meal or two, a form phrase, a pat on the pinnacle and, hopefully, a brand new dwelling. An animal is a giant dedication. It wants you on daily basis of its life. Generally, people get overwhelmed with the wants of their new pet, and within the blink of a watch the animal is as soon as once more homeless. It all the time makes me unhappy, and I can solely think about how the animal feels.
The horses that Rainhill cares for have been by all of it after which some. Should you don’t learn about Rainhill, let me simply say that we absorb disabled horses that nobody desires. We have now 39 blind horses and a number of other others with numerous “limitations.” When these horses arrived right here, they’d nowhere else to go. This was their final hope, the final cease on the way in which to nowhere. They stroll off the trailer and surprise, “What now? What’s going to this new place be like?” Quickly, they be taught it’s a good place and so they bear in mind what it feels prefer to be cherished and cared for.
We just lately took in a brand new horse from a rescue that was closing. Let me be completely clear – caring for horses is difficult work and generally people suppose will probably be enjoyable. They suppose, “How arduous can it’s?” and “It’s not that costly.” Effectively, it’s arduous and costly.
The brand new horse’s title is Raje and he’s a darling, older gentleman. The small print of his life are murky, to say the least. The rescue the place he got here from was unsure of his age, breed or background. It appears he was bought from an public sale – state, date, particulars unknown. No large deal. I all the time say the horse tells me the reality about his life. Wherever he got here from, someplace alongside the road, he had good house owners. He has good manners and is totally stunning. He does have a big, ugly scar on a entrance leg which I’m positive was life-changing for him. No matter he was being skilled to do got here to a halt when he suffered that harm. He does appear to have had one other harm to his again legs that makes him transfer with slightly wobble. None of this issues to me. He’s stunning and ideal in my eyes and now he has discovered his eternally dwelling at Rainhill.
Should you’d like to assist us take care of this deserving horse, please don’t hesitate to succeed in out and say, “Sure, I’d love to assist Raje by changing into his sponsor.” For under $25 a month or a one-time cost of $300, you possibly can assist us take care of Raje. You possibly can go to and I’ll ship images and updates.
Thanks for studying our little tales and should God bless you for any assist you might present.
-by Karen Thurman
Rainhill Equine Facility
11125 Ky. Hwy. 185
Bowling Inexperienced, KY 42101