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 501c3 non-profit horse rescue, sanctuary, adoption and rehabilitation program for abused or neglected horses, including “off track” thoroughbreds.

We believe in miracles for both the horses we save and our supporters who love them. It is our solemn promise to provide a safe, loving environment for each horse and allow them time to heal at their own individual pace. Love + Patience= Trust!

We believe in educating the public- children especially– on the importance of animal welfare and kindness. LSHR practices relationship-based natural horsemanship, no-force training methods.

Benny Before & After

OUR VALUE STATEMENT

LSHR does not operate any “for profit” businesses under our Federal 501(c)3 charitable license. Any proceeds generated in conjunction with our organization such as: fundraiser items, children’s book sales, natural horsemanship training clinics, and our new line of custom jewelry, “Finish Line Gems”, are exclusively used to benefit the welfare of our horses.

We feel it is important that our supporters know where their donations are going- directly to the horses! Having 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 effort to reduce the number of unwanted horses, LSHR has a “no breeding policy.” We ensure gelding services to any stallion and/or colt taken into our facility or under our care; Your donations help make that possible… thank you!IMG_1202

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.

Today I was honored by a visit to the rescue. It is actually very difficult to put my emotions into words to express how much this visit meant to me. As you know I shared that a local man, an amazing equestrian, Benny Adams. passed away on Monday. His family knew how much he loved horses and they asked that donations be given to LSHR in his honor and memory. Today Benny Adams’ two daughters, Jennifer Adams Crowe and Lauren Adams came to the rescue. I knew today would be an emotional day for me. I knew these two girls needed to be at the rescue and I prayed that today would be the start of “hearts healing”. We walked the pasture together meeting each horse. And then….. they met our Benny. Both girls walked to Benny and together they placed their hands on him. I knew that Benny was the connection they needed to be closer to their Dad, Benny. Today there were tears but in the pictures that I am sharing there were also big smiles. Those smiles were just what I needed to see today. To know that their visit here helped them to smile. Jennifer shared stories of her dad. “ Dad used to work all day and when he got home he would always first go into the barn to take care of his horses, he loved those horses. Whenever any of the local cows got loose it was Dad that they called to round them up. “ Lauren shared that when she rode her Dad’s horse she would also use his saddle. Because his saddle was such a heavy older western saddle, her Dad always put the saddle on for her with each ride. They shared that after he became sick it was hard for him to even go to the barn and impossible for him to lift that saddle for his daughter. As they were getting ready to leave, both girls came over to me, hugged me and handed me an envelope that had donations in it that were given to them at their dads funeral to the horses. They wanted to personally hand this to me. “This is what he would have wanted us to do” Please take a moment and look at each picture. See the smiles. Horses truly help to heal broken hearts. Benny Adams… you would have been very proud of your girls today. You raised them to be as kind and caring as you. And for Jennifer and Lauren when you are feeling sad remember this. “Benny …your cows are out” and you will know he is always with you. ...

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Taking a moment to send prayers and love to the family of Benny Adams of Clermont, Georgia. Recently I learned of the passing of this man who loved horses, an exceptional equestrian, respected by the community and was described to me as a man who “could really ride a horse”. I would personally like to thank the family of Benny Adams for requesting that donations be sent to Last Stop Horse Rescue in honor and memory of Benny. I am deeply touched by the kindness from this family during a sad and difficult time. Thank you to those who have sent a donation in his memory.
“A true horseman does not look at the horse with his eyes, he looks at the horse with his heart” Benny, you were a true horseman.
With my respect and love, Joyce from Last Stop Horse Rescue
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I was looking. For my horse. He's unusual too. Wonder,have you seen him if he's. Alive. Your little. Horse, he's. Beautiful and well loved. Miss mine, I only was given. Because I knew. What color he was, before born. That made him mine.if he's alive he'd be old, Big C forehead- white, chocolate and black face. White blanket, more. Chocolate, black, white, left quarter hind same, but has white chicken with white snake coming up hoof. If you have him I want to see him, miss a lot.I made him promise. His. Mother died at3mths from west Nile,u understand. But, I,could' nt provide enough to keep him. Just. Really want to see.
Thanks, Cher,Bond
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Sharing a special picture from yesterday's visit with this high school student. " the orbs" This picture gives me chills. I never know why a person chooses or needs to come to the rescue. But in time I begin to understand that we all are looking for something, a safe place to be, a place of acceptance and a place to belong. Murdock was standing off in a distance and walked right to Heather. I asked her to stand quiet and let him explore her. Soft face, soft ears. He walked away and turned and looked at her. Just stood so quiet looking at her and then returned and stood next to her. When I downloaded the pictures of the day, many pictures of each visitor and many pictures of the horses this picture and several others of Murdock and Heather had orbs in them but none of the others did. I believe that something special was happening. Not sure what but in time and when she continues to visit, I will understand more.
****Orbs may appear in different sizes, as a single spot or as a multitude of spots grouped together. Some people believe that orbs are more than dust particles or drops of moisture on the lens--they are proof of guardian angels, captured on camera.****
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A busy day of several visitors at the rescue but a wonderful and important day.
This week I was contacted by a high school student asking if she could come to the rescue. She is doing her senior paper/report on a rescue and she wanted to visit LSHR. She is also preparing for a presentation with her advisors in preparation for college and I was invited to attend. It is so very important to me to represent this world of rescue in a way that helps others to know how important this is....how important this is to me and to all horses that are in need of a safe place to be. To share the beautiful moments and then explain the sad moments that turn into very angry moments when the reality of why a horse needed to be rescued. And then the rewards when a horse that was once fearful or angry start to let their walls down. Today Heather and I walked the pasture and I told her the story of each horse. I feel Heather truly understood why this is so important. As she was getting ready to leave she turned and asked if she could come back and volunteer at the rescue. This is how it starts….
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