This weekend Ken and his 2014 Extreme Mustang Makeover gelding, Scout, will be heading to Decatur, Alabama to compete in this years competition! Scout is coming along very nicely and Ken is excited to showcase what they have been working on all summer. They will be judged on conditioning and handling, as well as an in hand and ridden course. Best of luck to Ken and Scout tomorrow!
This past month Hickman County hosted an Art and Ag tour that the rescue was apart of. We had a special visitor named Sheri Pedigo, a singer/songwriter based out of California that loved visiting with the mustangs!
Here she is pictured with Flirt, Jamie and Reddy
Here is Sheri’s nephew with the Extreme Mustang Makeover geldings (Justy, Max and Jamie)
This is one of our new horses, Kitty. She came in last month from a family that didn’t have the space for her anymore. She is a grey Arabian mare and does well with an experienced rider. She is a little nervous, but relaxes after groundwork and being warmed up. She is in her late teens, early 20’s and would be a great project/trail horse for an experienced rider! If this sounds like the horse for you, email Jane McAllister at email@example.com to find out more about Kitty!
Cody was adopted last month and this is the update the new owner sent us! He is looking great and they are so happy to have him in their stables!
Greetings from River Edge Farm Horse Rescue. We have had a pretty good year made possible by contributions by people like you. We made it through last winter and managed to keep all the horses fed and now we need to do it again. Spring gave us some great adoptions. Willy (now Flurry) finally found the right person/trainer. After 5 years here with big trust issues from prior mistreatment and hunger, he is now competing in endurance rides and placed third in his first one. Dusty who could not get along with other horses is now a great trail horse. Nickel (Pumpernickel) had serious barb wire injuries to his leg is now enjoyed and being ridden by children. Avery (now Raven) was older, emaciated and lucky to survive is now being ridden and placing in Dressage shows and also being shown by a 6yr old girl. Treasure, the mini with permanent hoof damage is being adopted and will go on to be a therapy horse and companion. He also dressed up for Halloween this year. There were other great adoptions and hopefully more to come. However, the horses keep on coming in, with 3 additional coming before the year is over and about 35 still here. It takes funds to keep them fed and for the vet and funds for training to help them get adopted.
We have also created a partnership with Randall Scheck Performance Horses near Nolansville. He has trained several and Aubree Becker has trained some others. It is very difficult to get an untrained horse adopted so this is an important part of our program. We are working on getting a sponsorship program for the horses which will help with their board, vet and training until they are adopted.
Of course our priority right now is having enough funds for winter hay and feed. We always need funds for the vet for emergencies as well as routine care. Then we also need to keep up with hoof care and dental care. There are several horses ready for training as funds become available. The pastures need some renovations and we need to add some fencing and shelters.
Please help us with your holiday or end of year giving. We cannot keep going without you. Most animal grants are for dogs and cats or exotic animals. We continue to maintain our GFAS (Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries) certification and our 501(c)(3) non-profit status. You are welcome to check out our website at riveredgefarmhorserescue.org or come by to visit the horses. As always, 100% of funds goes towards the horses’ care. Although we are expanding the embroidery business to help raise funds, the need is great. We have started an Ebay store to raise funds and can take suitable donated items to raise funds, ask followers to give through Goodsearch apps, or donate through the website.
Looking back over the last several years, our gratitude is overwhelming to be able to continue our mission of saving horses. Your support has been wonderful and so much appreciated. Have a great holiday season and blessings for the New Year. Thank you so much for helping the horses.
Jane McAllister, president
River Edge Farm Horse Rescue
PO Box 692
Lyles, TN 37098
Raven (Avery) with his new owner at a horse show.
Treasure dressed up for Halloween. He is now going on to therapy work and work as a companion.
Willy has been with a trainer in Kentucky for the past few months, and he is doing fantastic! He is currently being trained in endurance and competed in his first competition a few weeks ago. Right now, he is preparing for 50 mile rides and continues to improve everyday.
Mona was adopted about a year ago by a great family that is so happy to call Mona part of their family! Mona is a rescued thoroughbred and has since gone on to participate in overnight camping trips and just competed in her first horse show in April. Here is Mona with Jenna, her owner’s daughter:
River Edge Farm Horse Rescue has begun using Hopemob.com, a crowd-funding website, to begin raising money for a covered arena. The arena would be used to train horses all year round and be able to work with them regardless of rain or snow, and also would be a great place to host community events and get the word out about these beautiful animals! If you’re looking for a cause to donate to this year, consider donating to help the rescue continue the work they do with the horses of Middle Tennessee. Every dollar counts and every donation is appreciated! Here is the link to the hopemob site: https://hopemob.org/s/1mn-non-profit-horse-rescue-needs-covered-arena
Here is what the arena looks like: