Beechmont Stables & Rescue
Web Address: Beechmont Stables & Rescue
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Mission: The prime reason for this facility is to rescue horses from possible slaughter that could have a meaningful place in society. Retired, injured, or slow animals are often sent to slaughter. Instead of needlessly killing these animals Beechmont Stables would offer them a home, retrain them, adopt them out to families with good homes, or put them to work with area horse lovers, for riding and development of horsemanship skills. Every spring we will also endevour to rescue as many nurse mare foals as possible and place them in loving homes.
Our Equi-Kids program is a 501(c)charity. Equi-Kids is a division of the Child Wellnes Fair in Cincinnati. It is a program where kids between the ages of 12-18 can ride and be around horses, when in most cases, they would not have the opportunity. Our objective is to enrich the kids lives and promote responsiblity, pride in their work, and respect. The kids are encouraged to ride often. Their lessons fees are reduced to $10 in exchange for working around the barn. We have had over 75 kids in the program over the past two years. We also provide an inexpensive means for scouts to obtain the Horse Lovers and Horse Fan badges, groups of handicapped visitors, and school children field trips.
Who Am I: My name is Judy Quinlan. I have been a horse lover my entire life. In 1990 I began saving race horses one by one. Each horse needed plenty TLC and months of training, but it was worth it in the end to see them go to good families instead of a meat producer.
In 1998 our daughter Sydni was born with a genetic problem that caused her to need a liver transplant at the age of 10 weeks. Sydni survived but is diagnosed with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. This prevented me to going back to my profession as a "computer geek", but enabled me to work at home with the rescues.
Beechmont Stables and Rescue is my dream combining rescuing horses and giving them an occupation or home that will give city-bound horse-lovers (especially kids) a chance to be with horses.
Description of Rescue
Business Status: Beechmont Stables & Rescue, llc is Limited Liabilty Corporation Equi-Kids division of the ChildWellness Fair is a 510(c) charity located at Beechmont Stables.
Location: 3962 Gardner Lane Cincinnati, Ohio
Size: 13 Acres 12 stalls 6 paddocks
Years of Operations: Since June 2004; Type of Rescue: Rehab only. We cannot take horses that are sick or severely injured.; Fostering procedures; We do not have room to Foster horses; Adoption policies: Adoption Application located at wwww.beechmontstables.homestead.com; Source of Horses: Track, private starvation and discipline cases, nursemare farms; Visitor hours: 9 to dusk; Volunteer information: Located at wwww.beechmontstables.homestead.com; Education programs: Scouts, school programs, several festivals informing the public on rescue and the nurse mare foal situation.
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Our Rescue Horses
Baby is a 21 year old blind mare. Her owner, Shannon, has had her for years. Shannon recently lost her income and is unable to care for Baby or the 4 large dogs she has on the property in Bethel, oh. Shannon provides a good clean home and wanted to keep Baby with her. Baby had not been feed anything but a bit of grass in about two weeks when we got to her. Her withers (the bone directly in front of the back) stuck up about 4 inches before the flesh started. Beechmont Stables was contacted in Dec and asked to take her. We did not have the room to keep her here, but tried to locate a new home for her.
After two weeks I was contacted by a wonderful group at http://forums.prospero.com/AlexBrown. The Alex Brown group is based on the race horse Barbaro, helping with off the track rescue and others. Within 48 hours we had a network of people set up to donate the $300 that Baby needed to survive for the winter. I highly recommend it for any of you who seriously want to help rescue horses (finacially) but don't have the time to volunteer.
Rick and I also took 70lbs of dog food (and some of Leo's bones) over to Shannon. I set up and account at Bethel Feed store so she can pick up hay and grain when they get low. We also took over some ivermectin for worming.
Baby still needs to have her feet done. If anyone knows a farrier that might run over for a quick trim, contact me at 735-4410.
We were able to provide one more rescue for 2007! Thanks everyone.
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