LAST STOP HORSE RESCUE

THEIR ABUSE STOPS HERE, AND THEIR NEW JOURNEY BEGINS.

Horses Rescued to Date

Horses Adopted into Loving Homes

Networking Adoptions

Total Horses Currently in Rehabilitation & Sanctuary

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Last Stop Horse Rescue (LSHR) is a horse rescue/sanctuary, adoption and rehabilitation program for abused, starved and neglected horses. Benny Before & After

We provide a safe, loving environment for horses, and allow time for each to heal at their own pace.

We do not operate any “for profit” businesses under our Federal 501(c)3 charitable license.

Any proceeds generated in conjunction with our organization, such as fundraisers, children’s book sales, and natural horsemanship training clinics are exclusively used to benefit the welfare our horses.

We feel it is important the public and our supporters know their donations are going nowhere else but where intended… for the horses!  

IMG_1202Having this philosophy has helped maintain our reputation of honesty, integrity, and our “for the horse” oath which we take great pride in upholding to the highest of standards.

In an effort to reduce the number of unwanted horses, LSHR funds gelding services for those taken in as colts/stallions and have a “no breeding” policy; your donations help make that possible… thank you!

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.

Aidan Spirit

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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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

Believe in Miracles: Lessons from the animals at Last Stop Horse Rescue, was written to teach children heartwarming lessons of love, hope and friendship. It is a collaboration of beautifully illustrated true stories about how the animals found their way to Last Stop Horse Rescue.

ALL PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO LAST STOP HORSE RESCUE

AND ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

Your Book Purchase Helps Pay for Hay, Grain and Medical Care! BUY 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.

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ASPCA featured Benny "Horse of the Year" 2014

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EXPENDED TO A SECOND LOCATION IN GEORGIA!

Licensed in Maine and Georgia

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Monty Featured in Equus Magazine

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

Charlie Valentine Sharing with all of you.... When Dr Miles was at the farm in Prentiss evaluating Halo and Becky, and after our long conversation, I headed out to the pasture here in Georgia to be with the horses while I waited for the word that both were “side by side” at their final resting place. I felt such a feeling of being lost. Pulled in two directions. I wanted to be the one to walk them both, to love their faces as they took their last breath. I wanted them to know that I kept my promise and that I loved them. The grief I felt was almost too much to handle. As I entered the pasture, I saw Charlie off in the distance grazing. He saw me and lifted his head and stared at me. Charlie took a step and then kept walking with an energy that was not like him at all. He who walks slow and calm now walked with a purpose toward me. I waited for Charlie and then the tears fell as I wrapped my arms around his neck. Over and over Charlie nudged me and kept rubbing his head against me. I knew that he came to comfort me. All I wanted to do was grieve for those two back at the farm but this sweet boy kept pushing me, nudging me, and finally made me smile and then laugh out loud. “Ok, Charlie, I understand. You need me too and you are here.” It was Charlie who I was loving when the message came, “ both are free of pain and both are together forever”. There was a time that Charlie was near death and I held him in my arms and told him that never again would he feel such pain. I do believe when I entered the pasture, that Charlie sensed that I was in the same amount of pain and that my heart was broken. This boy understood what I needed and he was the one who came to me. A horse knows…. ...

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Miles is learning to become a Southern Gentleman as he drinks some sweet tea with volunteer Sherry Dickson . 🙂 ...

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Lucky… over the years I have tried every so often to do the steps to prepare Lucky for a rider. This horse has total trust in me but the act of standing over her to put my leg over brought fear, eyes wide waiting for something horrible to happen, trembling, and huge triggers from a place deep inside her. I have always said to Lucky that if this scared her so much, excepting a rider wasn’t important to me. Her eating and gaining weight was my first priority with this girl. Recently, one of the volunteers asked if I had ever ridden Lucky. After I explained her deep rooted fears, I also wondered if maybe Lucky would allow this now. Izzy is a young rider but has a calm and loving way about her. I asked if she would want to help me. My plan was to hold Lucky's face and love her while I helped her to accept a rider. Izzy has spent a lot of time with Lucky during each visit and it just made sense to have her be the one to help me. Tonight.. I am sharing with you a “first” with Lucky. As Izzy stood on the high mounting block, I had Lucky’s face in my hands telling her that she had no reason to be afraid. As Izzy put her leg over Lucky, I saw the same fear come over Lucky. She is obedient and so she never moved but her breathing increased with gulps inbetween. Eyes wide with fear. She froze not daring to move. This horse who walked the halls of Cornell University when she had her surgery without a worry, trembled with the thought of someone sitting on her. The surgeon shared with me that the cyst that was eating away the bone in her jaw was from severe trauma to her face. Was this the reason for her fear. Did something happen to her when someone sat on her. I did the steps … I went slow.. hours of reassuring Lucky that she would not be hurt. I asked her to trust me as I held her face and to also trust Izzy who had her leg resting over Lucky's back waiting for the moment that Lucky would allow her to completely sit on her. Today our sweet beautiful Lucky accepted a rider. Miracles are happening here at the rescue ...

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