A Visit from the Homes for Horses Coalition

Cindy and Ulysses2

It’s been hot. Really hot. Not just “I am not going to run a 5K today” hot, but “I’d rather spend the day sitting in the pond up to my neck” hot.  So we’ve had all our oldies hanging out in the barns under the fans by day, and out grazing at night. This has also helped us to manage their intake of lush grass, which has been a big issue this year due to the heavy rainfall in Virginia.

Friday, despite the heat, we were pleased to have a visit from Cindy Gendron and family. Cindy is the Coordinator for the Homes for Horses Coalition, a national joint initiative of The Humane Society of the United States, the Animal Welfare Institute and the ASPCA.  The organization works to end horse slaughter and other forms of equine cruelty, provide care and homes to horses in need, advance the highest operating standards for equine rescue and retirement homes and promote responsible horse ownership.  The organization partners with The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) to promote the GFAS sanctuary accreditation program and its standards of excellence to the equine rescue community.

Above, Cindy poses with “Ulysses,” our handsome Appy/Warmblood who is looking for a home. While he does, in fact, have a head the size of a suitcase. this photo makes it look about 5 feet long.  But he’s actually a gorgeous boy, who would love to have his own family. If you think you might be it, please let us know!

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