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

Other Animals Rescued

Kimberly & PierogiOUR MISSION STATEMENT

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.

SOME HIGHLIGHTS

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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.

A magical moment … the birth of a foal. To witness this birth, to witness the first breath of this baby, to assist in this birth and to hear the soft nickers of the momma as she greeted this new life felt like a miracle to me. A miracle that I shared with my daughter, Toni, here at the farm. A few months ago, I heard that a mare would be coming to the farm to have her baby. This mare was a 20 year old broodmare. She didn’t belong to me, she didn’t have to belong to me for me to want to make sure her days were full of love. Actually, I made it my mission to love her each day for as long as I could. It was clear that she was not used to attention and stood far from me in her stall. A few weeks went by of quietly sitting with her and things started to change with this old girl and myself. A strong bond was formed. I prayed that she might trust me enough to let me near her baby when it was born. I made her a promise that she was not going to be alone. I never expected that I would be with her the moment her baby entered this world.
It was getting close to the time that we thought the baby would be born. Toni and I spent several nights in the barn with this mare. One night while we were “camping out”, she became restless, went down on the floor of her stall and up again and down. We both held her head in our arms and told her that she was not alone and she could now have her baby. Seconds later, her water broke and there was the head of a little foal with front feet showing. The mare was up against the wall of her stall and this worried me. As soon as the baby was born we (Toni!) went into action. Toni pulled back the sack from her face so she could breathe. She noticed that her back legs were still inside the mare but her little body was also up against the wall. Slowly and carefully, Toni assisted with this delivery with repositioning the baby away from the wall and guided her back legs out of the momma, while keeping the momma calm. I will never forget this night for as long as I live. All those days and nights of sitting with this old girl led to this moment when she allowed us to witness and assist in the birth of her baby. The ultimate trust. Sharing the pictures of this “miracle of life” that happened in this quiet barn, early in the morning with just the “three” of us. At 1:23 in the morning, my daughter and I welcomed this little filly (with our own hands) into this world. We named her “Princess Anna”.
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A magical moment … the birth of a foal. To witness this birth, to witness the first breath of this baby, to assist in this birth and to hear the soft nickers of the momma as she greeted this new life felt like a miracle to me. A miracle that I shared with my daughter, Toni, here at the farm. A few months ago, I heard that a mare would be coming to the farm to have her baby. This mare was a 20 year old broodmare. She didn’t belong to me, she didn’t have to belong to me for me to want to make sure her days were full of love. Actually, I made it my mission to love her each day for as long as I could. It was clear that she was not used to attention and stood far from me in her stall. A few weeks went by of quietly sitting with her and things started to change with this old girl and myself. A strong bond was formed. I prayed that she might trust me enough to let me near her baby when it was born. I made her a promise that she was not going to be alone. I never expected that I would be with her the moment her baby entered this world. It was getting close to the time that we thought the baby would be born. Toni and I spent several nights in the barn with this mare. One night while we were “camping out”, she became restless, went down on the floor of her stall and up again and down. We both held her head in our arms and told her that she was not alone and she could now have her baby. Seconds later, her water broke and there was the head of a little foal with front feet showing. The mare was up against the wall of her stall and this worried me. As soon as the baby was born we (Toni!) went into action. Toni pulled back the sack from her face so she could breathe. She noticed that her back legs were still inside the mare but her little body was also up against the wall. Slowly and carefully, Toni assisted with this delivery with repositioning the baby away from the wall and guided her back legs out of the momma, while keeping the momma calm. I will never forget this night for as long as I live. All those days and nights of sitting with this old girl led to this moment when she allowed us to witness and assist in the birth of her baby. The ultimate trust. Sharing the pictures of this “miracle of life” that happened in this quiet barn, early in the morning with just the “three” of us. At 1:23 in the morning, my daughter and I welcomed this little filly (with our own hands) into this world. We named her “Princess Anna”.

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Beau returning to the pasture to be with his buddies 😀 This is proof of what a team of doctors and a team of loyal supporters who believe in "life" can do . Run free my big beautiful Beau. You are worth it all and more 💖 ...

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Beau ... This is the moment I knew without doubt that Beau's life saving surgery of his stifle truly did save his life. To go from dragging his back leg in pain to this moment is truly a miracle 💖 I also knew beau needed to be out with his buddies. He had been lame for so many months and it is time to let him run free ! ...

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The minis... Gracie, Lily, Gabby and Chance <3
New volunteer to the rescue, Izzy, enjoys the day spending time with the minis. Izzy is the daughter of the manager of Tractor Supply in Gainesville. During my last event at Tractor Supply the manager asked if his daughter could spend the day at the farm. Sharing this world of rescue with others is very important to me. Giving young adults a chance to learn about the horses, spend time loving the horses, is also important to me. Izzy shared with me during the day that she wants to become a large animal vet. When Izzy entered the barn she took a deep breath and said, I just love the smell of the barn and horses.
Last Stop Horse Rescue welcomes Izzy !
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Sharing… not sure of the meaning of this or why, but I feel something very special happened today. I had opened Beau’s paddock area that led to the larger pasture but still separate from the entire gang of horses. He had been confined for the past 4 weeks to the stall. As I stood watching Beau finally walk and then run, there was a small bird that followed him. Each step Beau made, this bird remained with Beau. I watched this for some time and then went to get my camera. This little bird was still with Beau when I came back to the pasture. I took many pictures and expected that the bird would fly off but he didn’t. I put the halter on Beau to bring him back to his own paddock for the night and the little bird fluffed his wings and increased his speed to keep up with Beau. I do wonder… was this the friend who kept Beau company while he was confined to the stall. The most delicate of creatures with the most powerful and majestic…..Believe ...

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