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Dream Equine Therapy Center: Tractor Supply Company Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

The $1,000 grant was used for Strategy horse feed. We were able to buy 60 bags of feed which fed our yearling and older horses for 6 weeks.

This grant directly affected 20 horses by providing them feed for 6 weeks. This grant also indirectly affected 50 + more horses/foals. We are scheduled to break ground on building our new foal barn at the end of Sept. By providing this grant, it helped us to conserve our funds to be able to build the barn as scheduled. This barn is crucial for us to be able to continue to rescue orphan foals in 2014.

How many pets did this grant help?

It directly affected 20 horses; indirectly affected 50+ horses/foals

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Story/Pic #1-Bambie- Bambie was rescued at just 2 weeks old and was raised on milk replacer. She was adopted at a few months old and was returned earlier this year due to her owner losing her business. She was sent to a trainer to start her under saddle in late May as a 3 year old. She was adopted in July by Brooke, a 13-year-old girl. They love each other and trail ride every day. Story/Pic #2 Storm – Storm was also rescued at a few weeks old. She was adopted at a few months old and was returned as a 2 year old, not even halter broke. She was like a wild mustang. Through the help of a few trainers she was started under saddle earlier this year as a 3 year old. She was recently adopted by Regan, a 13-year-old girl, and they also will be hitting the trails and shows soon. Over recent years with the economic downslide we have had 10+ horses returned every year due to no fault of their own. Most reasons are due to owner finances. Whenever a horse in our program is in need, we always offer them assistance or a home. We then provide proper training and again find them a good, qualified home. This grant was also able to assist with these horses that again found themselves homeless.

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