Mid America Horse Rescue
Web Address: Mid America Horse Rescue
Mid America Horse Resuce
3823 stringtown rd
Fults, IL 62244
Our first initial fund raising was on 8/21/08 the day before the Fairmount park paddock sale. We were able to raise $2500 to save 13 Tb's.
Media stories: (link to stories about rescue)
==Description of Rescue==). This newly formed rescue is based in Millstadt, IL which is about 30 minutes from the So. IL track Fairmount Park. It is primarily set up to provide an outlet for the TB's coming from that track at the end of their careers. It is a LLC that has a 42 stall barn with an indoor arena. It has 67 acres of pasture and and additional barn that will become part of the final purchase in 2009. Horses taken into the rescue are not discriminated on physical issues and the ones that are capable will be retrained with Natural Horsemanship techniques and rehomed to approved homes with a contract to ensure their future safety. Visitors are welcome at any time and volunteers are needed all the time. Fostering is done on a as needed basis to homes that follow the same principles as set forth by MAHR. Education programs scheduled throughout the year are several natural horsemanship clinics and in the future a equine touch therapy program for disabled children is in the works. It will enable students to intern and develop their own program in the future and give these TBS a wonderful new career.
We have been able to successfully work with Illinois equine humane center. ON 12/6/08 Mahr with Ilehc. attended a large TB dispersal in Mt. Vernon IL. The rescue had been given a heads up that the killers had been invited to attend. Due to the generosity of the Fob's online enough money was raised that we were able to outbid all the killers and they went home empty handed. It was an effort that spread throughout several forums, sport horse people, polo people, but all 65 Tb's were protected.
Sosezhe aka Seth was one of the initial rescues we made from money raised online from the Fobs. A big 17 hand gelding he was like a big puppy dog. Didnt like racing much. He is now in a new home in Northern Il with a 9 year old riding him and starting him over fences. He is our first success story.
Feedback from FOBs
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Questions from FOBs
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