Created: 12/30/2013 5:27 PM
By: Ashley McElroy, KOB Eyewitness News 4
It’s been a very busy year for the Four Corners Equine Rescue.
"Right now we probably have 15 more horses than we did last year, part of that is because the mares that came in were pregnant," said Debbie Coburn of Four Corners Equine Rescue.
With more horses comes a higher need for hay. Coburn says the price of hay has gone up $2.50 a bail in the past year and a half.
Many of the horses coming in are also wild, so they have to stay longer.
"Those horses require a lot more work time effort just exposure to people even to get them to go to the trainer," said Coburn.
But in the New Year they hope to get more volunteers to help out with the amount of horses they have, so they can get them to new homes quicker.
At the rate they go now, the horses take six months to over a year to become adoptable.
Coburn says volunteers don't have to be expert horse trainers; they just need a desire to help the animals.
"In some cases it’s as little as sitting on a stool in a pen and getting used to having people around," said Coburn.
And it's those simple tasks that can make all the difference for the horses.
For more information about how you can volunteer or donate...you can contact the rescue at 505-334-7220 or by email at email@example.com.