LAST STOP HORSE RESCUE!

THEIR ABUSE STOPS HERE, AND THEIR NEW JOURNEY BEGINS.

Horses Rescued to Date

Horses Adopted

Horses Assisted via Network Adoptions

Total Horses Currently in Sanctuary

Other Animals Rescued

Natural Horsemanship

We rehabilitate using Natural Horsemanship methods.

“Put your heart in your hand and touch your horse with your heart.”

Pat Parelli

“Put your heart in your hand and touch your horse with your heart.”Put you heart in your hand and touch your horse with your heart – Pat Parelli

Joyce with

 

Joyce Pomeroy, Founder

SET UP FOR SUCCESS

Our use of Natural Horsemanship sets these horses up for success in their rehabilitative process.

There are 7 important things

we want our horses to have

when they are in our care,

or in their adoptive homes.

NOURISHMENT

CURIOSITY

SENSITIVITY

TRUST IN HUMANS

CONFIDENCE

LOVE

DIGNITY

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OUR MISSION STATEMENT

We are dedicated to making a better life for horses that have been abused, abandoned, neglected, or starved.

We assist local law enforcement, animal control, and animal welfare agents by helping in their efforts to rescue horses in need and to provide food, shelter, medical care, and compassion to horses in our care. 

The principles of love, language, and leadership in equal doses will be followed.

There is no force or intimidation, and we rely on gentleness in our leadership.


DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?

SOMETIMES MIRACLES COME IN THE FORM OF SAVING A LIFE.

SOMETIMES THEY COME IN THE FORM OF A LIFESAVING FRIENDSHIP.

GRACIE

Gracie is a miniature horse who arrived at the rescue with a herd of other “minis” when her owners died. We took the whole family so they could stay together.  Gracie soon had a baby here at the rescue that we named “Lily.”  She was very protective of Lily, not wanting her to leave her side, and we soon realized that Gracie was going blind.  She eventually allowed Lily to explore and be independent, but she was still nervous and frightened until an unlikely guardian befriended her on the farm.  Don’t you want to know who that was?!

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LUCKY

In the summer of 2010 we rescued Lucky, a 12 year old mare who had a body condition score of 0 (near death).  We eventually discovered that she needed a life-saving dental surgery that would help her chew her food!  Through the wonderful support of so many volunteers and donors, we were able to get that surgery done at Cornell University.  She still had a lot of weight to gain and a lot of healing to do, though!  Would you like to know the outcome of Lucky’s surgery and recovery?

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MURDOCK (MILO)

Murdock, originally named Milo, was a very angry and wounded boy.  He was scared.  When Joyce moved to the new rescue location in Georgia, she decided to give him a new name and a fresh start.  She picked the name, “Murdock,” after her Grandmother Murdock who had always been strong, and whose home had always been a safe place for her growing up.  Not long after arriving in Georgia, Murdock met a young boy, also a wounded warrior.  What happened next changed both of their lives.  Do you want to know the rest of Murdock’s story?

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Believe in Miracles

are all featured in our new children’s book

“Believe in Miracles.”

Read their stories and tales about other horses at Last Stop Horse Rescue in this inspirational book that contains beautiful illustrations by Deb Lindsay.

ALL PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO LAST STOP HORSE RESCUE

AND ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

Your Book Purchase Helps Pay for Grain! Buy It HERE!

EDUCATIONAL GOALS

Last Stop Horse Rescue provides education to the general public about the unnecessary suffering of unwanted, abused, and starved horses. We provide education and support to horse owners through natural horsemanship.

Goal # 1

To raise awareness of the need to stop passing around “problem” horses.

Goal # 2

To help people understand that it takes time to reveal the “real” horse that has put walls up around it’s heart because humans mistreated it.

Goal # 3

To put in perspective that each “problem” horse started out life as the innocent new born foal, a spirit for life, and with the protection of its mare.

BENNY - OUR MIRACLE BOY

ASPCA featured  Benny “Horse of the Year” 2014

At the ASPCA, helping horses isn’t just something we preach—it’s something we practice in our work every single day. Intelligent, sensitive, and true American icons, horses have been at the heart of our mission since the very beginning, and in honor of our second annual National Help a Horse Day on April 26, we wanted to share the amazing story of Benny.

LAST STOP HORSE RESCUE saves “Benny!”

True Stories from the LAST STOP HORSE RESCUE:

True Stories from the LAST STOP HORSE RESCUE:

This heartwarming (non-profit) book written with love by Toni Helen is a true story for children of all ages about Benny’s journey. You will read and see pictures of how a horse named Benny was found near-death in a field, a prayer that was answered, and a rescuer who with the help of friends, saved his life! It is a story of faith with lessons of love and hope the whole family will enjoy.

 

All proceeds go directly to the horses at Last Stop Horse Rescue and are tax deductible.

SOME HIGHLIGHTS

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ASPCA featured Benny "Horse of the Year" 2014

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WE MOVED TO GEORGIA!

October, 2015
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Monty Featured in Equus Magazine

We continue to be supported by Tractor Supply locations in both Maine and Georgia.

Last Stop Horse Rescue updated their cover photo. ...

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Update on Lucky…. Even though Lucky’s surgery for a rare bone cyst in her jaw was successful, the surgeon also let me know that Lucky’s ability to chew hay and grass would not be like the normal horse. I was just very thankful that she could chew and swallow! To me that was success ! The first surgery at Cornell in NY was extensive with scrapping of the jaw bone and the removal of her molars on one side. It wasn’t long after that, that Lucky developed more problems and she was transported to New Hampshire Equine Clinic where her surgeon met us for removal of her molars on the other side. Molars are for grinding and the last part of the chewing pattern for digestion. The surgeon felt that she would be able to eat but her ability to fully grind her hay or grass would be in question and as time went by, it might be harder for her. I have to now admit, I am worried about Lucky. Today I brought Lucky out of the pasture and into a smaller area with her own stall so that I could evaluate her eating pattern and to start with a serious feeding regimen. This girl trusts me completely, and I cannot allow one day to go by that I am not doing all and more for this beautiful horse. I remember the surgeon telling me that her eating hay and grass would/could be more “recreational” and I would have to watch her weight carefully. This morning, I fixed Lucky her own large stall with a thick bed of shavings, her own large bucket full of hay, another large bucket for her grain and supplements that I will continue to fill throughout the day. Lucky had all that she needed, well except one thing..... her boy Spirit. She called and called for him. He called back over and over. There was only one thing to do, have Spirit join her and keep her company. ...

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My daughter Toni has a gift for teaching children to understand horses and the importance of how to treat animals through her writing in our children's books available on Amazon. Many horses have come to Last Stop Horse Rescue full of anger and issues of trust. I usually don't know their past so it's left to my imagination what happened to them... who mistreated them to the point of becoming (in some cases) dangerous and unpredictable.

Seeing this video opened my eyes to something I wouldn't normally picture when imagining an abused horses' past. A child? You'd never really think of a child abusing a horse, but this video is an eye opener!

Toni's books are to benefit the horses and help children so something like THIS doesn't happen!!
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Emma…♥ As most of you know, this little pony was the start of Last Stop Horse Rescue. Ten years ago, Emma “found me” and changed my life forever…. At one time labeled not suitable for children… and today this sweet pony carried my grandchildren. I love you Emma Jo… ...

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At "Liberty" with Murdock (Milo)..... I walked each horse into the barn for grooming, all was peaceful until I approached Murdock. It is so important when a horse has deep triggers to continue to read the horse, stop, and then help the horse with those triggers of the past. Today was the perfect day for me to brush Murdock, but this wasn’t the perfect day for this boy. The horse that “showed up” today wasn’t happy at all and his ears told even a bigger story. I had two choices… go on to the next horse and do what I had planned on doing or stop and spend the day with Murdock. I am thankful for the weather here and the several round pen areas where the horses are living now. Each day I need to connect with Murdock… and today was one of the most important days. My daughter watched me reconnect with this boy and then she asked if she could do the same. With my training, I have learned that it is important to “speak the same language” when it comes to asking a horse to do something. I knew that Murdock would do great with Toni as long as he didn’t get confused with what she wanted him to do. If Murdock understands he is ready to please, if he gets worried his deep triggers come to the surface quickly. Sharing “at liberty moment” with Murdock and Toni. The day started with.. get away I don’t want to be touched. The day ended with… wherever you go I am also going and when you stop I will wait beside you. ...

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Last Stop Horse Rescue is a 501c3 Non profit organization that is strictly a horse rescue, and there are no other equine businesses on site.  Our philosophy is that we feel there to be a conflict of interest when an equine stable operates a “for profit” equine business along side a “non profit” equine rescue organization.  This practice could  lead to rescued horses becoming part of a “for profit” lesson program, and blurred lines in the use of public donations and resources utilized for equines on site from both the non profit and the profit side of the businesses. It is of our opinion that a “non profit” horse rescue should not co-exist with a “for profit” horse business, and therefore we have chosen to operate strictly as a horse rescue/sanctuary with no other equine business on site.  As an organization that strives to reduce the number of unwanted horses, we fund gelding services for those that are taken in that are colts/stallions, and we have a “no breeding” policy.  Last Stop Horse Rescue provides a sanctuary environment for horses, and allows time for each horse to heal at their own pace from abuse, starvation, and neglect.