Spring is a time of growth and renewal. We see it in the blooming world around us; we feel it in the fresh air. With this spring mindset, we want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has given to H.O.P.E. and who continue to make it possible for us to Help Our Precious Equines. We would not be able to grow or blossom without your help, and we are truly thankful for each and every one of our supporters.
This month we got some amazing news from Honey's biopsy results. Her bone has osteonic growth but NO SIGN OF CANCER! These wonderful results have been shared with her orthopedic surgeon who will perform her next procedure. We are so thankful for our amazing vet Dr. Miller of Charleston Equine Clinic for his incredible work with our sweet Honey. She is already showing some great signs of recovery and putting on weight - We even saw her clumsy canter in the pasture the other day!
Thank you for all of your continued support of Honey's journey! We are almost halfway to our fundraising goal for Honey's surgeries. Please consider donating to keep this sweet girl on her feet and on her way to recovery, and share our fundraising page with your friends.
Crew of the Month: UGA IMPACT!
IMPACT - University of Georgia is our crew of the month! These guys were fantastic! This group of amazing volunteers spent their college spring break out at the farm painting fences, cleaning out muddy stalls, washing the arena, and so so much more. We are incredibly thankful that they chose to spend their spring break at H.O.P.E. and we know our horses are thankful too!
H.O.P.E. Says "See ya later" to Two Favorites
In March we said "see you later" to two rescue favorites: Ember and Cobre. Ember was adopted by the Lowcountry Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (LEAP) program (yes, the same program that adopted Jasper last year!) and she will now be working as a therapy horse giving back to the community. Cobre was adopted by our longtime friends and volunteers Lauren and Brendan. We are so happy that these two great horses have found their perfect forever homes!
We also recently acquired a new rescue! Jackson was living in a small dirt back yard and drinking out of a kiddie pool when he was rescued. He was a stallion and was gelded shortly after his arrival to ensure that none of our rescues breed and contribute to the pool of unwanted horses. Jackson has had a full physical, vaccinations, and a hoof trim. He's enjoying his large pasture full of green grass and loves having room to run around and exercise. He often runs and nickers at the mares at the farm. We have changed his diet and will begin working on desensitization and socialization with him shortly. Welcome to H.O.P.E. Jackson!
Skyler is our Volunteer of the Month!
Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Month, Skyler Stutzman! Skyler began volunteering with us in July of 2016. He found HOPE while being stationed at the Naval Weapons Station in Goose Creek. He brought with him several years of horse experience and a passion for nurturing relationships between horse and handler. Skyler has been a vital asset to the rescue in many facets, including farm work, horse training, fundraising and transport to name a few. We are truly grateful for his time, knowledge, and dedication not only to the rescue, but to his country. We will soon bid farewell to Skyler as he embarks on his next journey with the Navy, but we wish him well and extend an open invitation for him to visit us anytime! Congratulations and many thanks Skyler!