In 1986 a local farmer, called me and said that he was going to shoot the Shetland pony living with his cows because she was eating all of the cows’ food. However if I wanted her I could have her. I told him I would come as quickly as possible. So Penny, a red and white pinto pony, was our first rescue and lived many years at our stable.
Since that time we have always made room for one or two horses that needed a home.
Our goals are to prevent the neglect or abuse of any equine by offering educational programs to the community and to provide shelter, rehabilitation and adoption for those animals in need of our services. We work with county animal shelters that need to place a horse. If we have space we accept horses from owners.
We accept horses, donkeys, mules and ponies. Some are available for adoption and others live out their lives as permanent residents of the sanctuary.
After many years of caring for these equine privately, we have decided to form a not-for-profit sanctuary, located in central North Carolina. We have been a 501 (c) (3) organization since 2013.