Sponsor a Horse Horse Sponsors like you are an integral part of the foundations for the necessary funding to keep the Peace Rider herd nourished and happy. Sponsored horses are rescues that we have taken in, and our program involves first physical and mental health care, adjustment, and eventually training and education so we can re-home our rescues to their perfect home. Our Sponsor A Horse Program includes opportunities for you to get involved with the horses you are helping support!
This year alone we have taken in six horses and provided them dental, veterinary, farrier, and feed, and care to help rehabilitate them. Some of which have found loving homes, foster homes while they heal, or remain in our herd. All of these horses are cared for lovingly, new homes are carefully screened, and we do not charge any money for re-homing. All our work is done for the horse and from the heart.
Here's how you can help! To be able to take in a horse, we make sure we have a budget for six months of board, feed, care, & education in the budget to take them on.
The cost required to take on a horse that is guaranteed full coverage for the minimum needs for 6 months is $2200+
The budget for a sponsored rescue includes: This budget is for 6 months of care Board/Feed: $1500+ Farrier: $175+ Vet: $150+ (this is the minimum first visit) Often if a horse has special needs this increases. Dentist: $150+ Miscellaneous: $100+ (Chiropractic, special supplements, special supplies, BEMER, herbs/holistic health, fly spray, fly masks etc. Marketing and Transport: (Costs for staff to help rehome): $125+
This is the minimum cost required in our budget to rescue a horse to give them all the care needed for their start: $2200
When we take on a rescue, we assess if we have the means to help, and ideally re-home. We will only take them on if we have the finances in the budget, the space, as well as the ability to give the horse their best chance. There are situations where we take on a horse because it needs to be rescued ASAP and we are put in the position to do so. All horses that are rescued/taken in with special needs are evaluated by the vet, dentist,and farrier upon arrival and get a full health check up and screen. Once they are adapted, trainers work with them on healing and education and then we assess what their best situation could be and thoroughly vet potential adoptees. Sponsorship Opportunities
Nurture a Horse Sponsor- $25 A Feed sponsor will provide one bag of feed per $25 donated. Each bag will last one horse approximately 1 month. One time or monthly donation
Happy Hooves Sponsor- $75 A Farrier Sponsor will provide one farrier (hoof trimming) service to a horse. Each horse requires a farrier visit every 6-8 weeks (6-8 visits a year). One time or monthly donation
Healthy & Whole Sponsor- $125 A H&W Sponsor will help to provide one of our horses with much needed dental care, chiropractic or massage work, and/or routine veterinary care. Most horses need dental work 1-2x per year, body work every 2-3 months, and routine care twice a year. One time or monthly donation
All sponsors receive free entry per donation into our Sponsor Days where you can set up an hour slot a week to be with the horse or horse/s that you sponsor. These days are every week, often twice or more times a week. Long Rider, True Grit, Bonanza, Hondo Sponsors can do these days all year.
This is an incredible opportunity to be with horses, without the cost of owning, and you are supporting these beautiful horses in turn!