Category Horse Rescue
Travel Peterborough, ON: PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary (for mules, horses and pigs too)
Sheila Burns is the founder, proprietor and driving force behind The PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary, a registered charity on her family residence. This animal sanctuary is open to the public Thursdays and Sundays, 1 to 4 pm or by appointment.
A Year of Heroes #6: Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement, Lexington, KY
Old Friends thrives and attracts about 20,000 visitors annually to this non-profit venture designed to provide a quality life to 175 equine who earned millions in prize money racing and even more in stud fees. Tour fees support the running of the farm.
Old Friends – a Kentucky horse rescue – is essentially a living history museum to the North American Thoroughbred Racing industry … history that eats carrots from visitor’s hands.
Valentines Day Buy a ‘Share’ in a Racehorse and Share the Love, Old Friend
What Better Way to Celebrate Valentines Day? Great Idea! The Old Friends Annual “Share the Love” Horse Share Certificate Sale This Valentine’s Day help share the love for our Old Friends residents with a Share Certificate donation. Now until February 14th, we’re offering our popular, personalized certificates in a special holiday sale. You will receive […]
A Year of Heros #5: Donkey Sanctuary of Canada
“Ownership is essential,” Lesley Bayne, director of the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada (DSC) says about equine rescue. “We don’t adopt animals out because you never know what happens to them,” she says. The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada located in Puslinch, Ontario about one-hour west of Toronto, does indefinitely foster out several of the donkeys and […]
A Year of Heroes #4: Ralphy’s Retreat Animal Sanctuary, Norfolk, ON
Potbellied pigs are smaller than farmed pigs, and really cute as piglets – that’s the image most people see. However, farm pigs can grow up to 1000 pounds. What many people don’t know is potbellied pigs grown on average to 40 to 200 pounds – technically smaller than a pork pig, but often too big for the living room – which is why Ralphy’s Resort and Animal Sanctuary is at capacity.
A Year of Heroes #3: Dog Tales Rescue and (Horse) Sanctuary
Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary in King City, Ontario, might be the most beautiful horse farm I’ve visited yet. Not the most beautiful rescue facility, the most beautiful farm. The horses rescued here aren’t just lucky to be rescued, they’re very lucky to be rescued here. (Check out our other Year of Heroes rescue post). The […]
A Year of Heroes #2: Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue, Hagersville, Ontario
Let the celebrations begin! For ten years, Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue has saved more than 300 horses, many from dire circumstances, nursed them back to health then either retired them to the Whispering Hearts pasture or rehomed them appropriately with the expectation they will live happily ever after. The rescue celebrated this success on July […]
A Year of Heroes #1: Horse Rescue Ontario & Sanctuary (for 20 equine)
Everyone loves Spencer, even the goats. He’s literary the poster boy for the Horse Rescue Ontario Sanctuary in Waterdown, Ontario, Canada. Spencer is red Paint rescue horse who oozes personality and charm. After being injured as a yearling and unable to support a rider, Spencer’s spent most of his 18 years here at Horse Rescue […]
What do Body Lotion, Wild Horses and Charity have in common? Hint: LUSH pot.
Wild horses couldn’t keep me from buying a LUSH charity pot of lotion. Actually, wild horses were the reason I bought the 240 gram tub of hand and body lotion for $27.95 (CAD) from a retail outlet in Toronto. The photo of horses on the label got my attention. When do images of horses not […]
Hagersville, Ontario: Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue
The tack shop is open and it’s for a good cause. Need another reason to buy more horse stuff? Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue in Hagersville, Ontario (about 30 minutes west of Hamilton) renovated a barn and stocked it floor-to-ceiling with ten years of donated Western and English second-hand horse tack. A wall of saddles, piles […]
Ontario: Donkey Sanctuary of Canada: visit with an equine from another mother….
Donkeys do not understand pack hierarchies. That’s why they often don’t do well in horse herds, which are dependent on a dominant leader. But that doesn’t stop them from occasionally getting friendly. It might, however, stop them from integrating into other equine herds, and that’s something not a lot of people understand. So, many donkeys end […]