Horse shelter needs volunteers for winter months
December 01, 2018 09:26 PM
STANLEY, N.M.— Just a few miles north of Edgewood, the New Mexico Horse Rescue at Walkin N Circles Ranch is rehabilitating and training 64 horses.
Ashley Snider, the caretaker at the ranch, said about 25 of those horses need medication for old age or to treat illnesses.
She said some horses have cancer, arthritis, bacterial infections and other illnesses that flare up as the temperature drops.
It can be difficult to give them baths or feed them during the winter months and the cost of the medications is hundreds of dollars a month, said Snider.
There is another hurdle for the shelter.
“Our volunteer hours are usually down in the winter, as you can imagine because you know it’s cold. It’s uncomfortable,” said Snider.
She said companionship is important for horses. She hopes people will volunteer during the winter and donate to help pay for the medications.
“If you give it a chance and you come out, you will be surprised of what it does to your life,” said Snider.
Click here to donate to Walkin N Circles Ranch.
Updated: December 01, 2018 09:26 PM
Created: December 01, 2018 07:03 PM
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