Would you like to Sponsor a Horse?
Despite the desire to be involved with horses, we understand that adoption and horse ownership will not work for every one. That is why we have developed a sponsorship program. This program serves a dual purpose in that it will allow sponsors to interact with a horse on a very personal level; feeding, grooming, exercising as well as giving the horse the loving, one on one attention that is so critical to it's rehabilitation, and continued good physical and mental health.
Revenue from the sponsorship donations will help us to afford to offer these special horses, forever retirement homes.
Sponsorship donations are amount optional...$8 buys a bag of alfalfa cubes which will partially feed one of these guys for 5 days...$15.50 buys a bag of Equine Senior that, mixed with the alfalfa cubes, will provide for just over 8 days for one horse. Rio's medicine will cost in the neighborhood of $60 per month. Overall the average cost to care for one of these horses monthly is approximately $150 depending on illness/vet care, time of year, etc.
Any amount you dedicate to them, on a monthly basis, whether it be $5 or $150 will be a tremendous help. Thank you!
What a truly amazing old guy, he is a Navajo Pony who was born in the late 60's...yes, that makes him over 40 years old and he is still very much going strong. Joey is the boss of the geriatric barn. He gets first preference of everything, all the other old farts defer to him. Joey eats 16 pounds of alfalfa/senior mash each day which keeps him in tip top shape....
Being as old as he is, it takes time for him to warm to anyone, but he does love to be groomed and will stop dead in his tracks when you start scratching his whithers. His head goes up and he develops "giraffe lips" big time.
A 28 year old retired Polo Pony, this awesome red head has a sweet disposition with humans but is second in comand only to Joey in the geriatric barn. Julie was retired from polo several years ago but her former owner describes her as her best mount, and she was FAST!...Julie came to DreamCatchers to retire and live out her years in peace and comfort. She is also a mash horse because, over her life span, she has had really good dental care and her teeth have been "floated" away to nubs, making it impossible for her to eat solids effectively. She also has a sensitivity to alfalfa so she gets 16 lbs of Timothy pellets/senior daily. Julie would still be rideable today if not for her failing eyesight. It does not effect her daily life because she is very familiar with her surroundings and stablemates. You would never know she can't see very well.
A 27 year old Conamara Stallion - Tiger has melanomas that partially block his ability to pass his stools so he must be fed a semi liquid diet with mineral oil to keep him loose. He cannot be gelded due to the possibility that it will cause the cancer to spread and because of his age, so he will remain here at DreamCatchers in retirement...
A 30 year old Arabian Mare who was Levi's best girl. I liked to refer to them as "Wayne and Evelyn" (my dad and step mom) because they really did get irritated with each other. But try to seperate them and then the real trouble began...LOL
They truly loved each other, so to allow either to be adopted without the other would probably have killed them. They remained here together, at DreamCatchers, as retirees, until Levi's time came to cross over that "Rainbow Bridge". Misty is very gentle and loves to be groomed. She will even give you a ride if you want.