Miracle Horse Rescue
Blog Site Miracle Horse Rescue Blog
Cam Site: Miracle Horse Rescue Cam
2091 W. Quail Run Rd.
Pahrump, Nevada 89060
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Description of Rescue
Miracle Horse Rescue Inc. is a federally-recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization which is dedicated to the preservation and welfare of abused, neglected and unwanted domesticated horses of all types and conditions. Miracle Horse Rescue does not receive Federal or state funding, and relies totally on the generosity of public donations. It is the goal of Miracle Horse Rescue to rehabilitate each horse to the best of its ability, and then to locate placement into a "Forever" home through our adoption program. Miracle Horse Rescue is anti-slaughter, and those horses deemed unadoptable because of varying disabilities will live out the rest of their lives at the Miracle Horse Rescue facility, receiving the care and love they so justly deserve. At the end of their lives, when all treatment has been tried and the decision is made that further attempts are futile, the only option becomes humane euthanasia by a qualified/certified/licensed equine veterinarian.
Miracle Horse Rescue's Adoption Contract was developed solely for the protection of the horse. Upon being approved for adoption, periodic unannounced welfare checks are conducted to ensure the horse is being cared for as per contract requirements. Additionally, with the contract the following MUST be adhered to. 1). A Miracle Horse cannot be sold, given away, or leased. Should an adopter be unable to care for the horse in compliance with the contract or for any other reason the horse MUST be returned to Miracle Horse Rescue whereas a new adoptive family can be located. 2). A Miracle Horse Mare CANNOT be bred, and should it be a colt that is being adopted it will/must be gelded. Miracle Horse Rescue reserves the right to refuse adoption to any person or persons.
We welcome visitors, however it is by appointment only. Due to the safety and liability issue Miracle Horse Rescue cannot have individuals wandering the facility at their leisure. It is the safety of the individuals and the horses that must be taken into consideration at all times. In January of 2006 Miracle Horse Rescue began a program inwhich children and adults can come to the facility one day per week and learn the Basics of Horse Care and the responsibility of owning a horse. Miracle Horse Rescue truly believes that if we can reach our young people and educate them on the abuse and neglect that transpires, then hopefully it will be discontinued during their lifetime. Miracle Horse Rescue is also involved with troubled teens that must perform community service. The vast majority of these young adults walk away with a new attitude and we contribute this change not to the people they are working with but to the horses. Field trips from the local schools in Pahrump as well as Las Vegas have been conducted at the facility.
Miracle Horse Rescue does have a morning volunteer program as it is during this time frame that the majority of the work is conducted. If interested please contact 775-751-1101.
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MHR Horse Residents
Miracle Horse Rescue was involved with the IN HONOR of BARBARO RESCUE CHALLENGE. Six horses hand picked by the Fans of Barbaro were rescued on October 8th, 2006. They are as follows:
Cloud, Bobbie's Girl (foal at Rosies side) and Chika have been adopted upon their return to Miracle Horse Rescue. Cloud and Chika were adopted by FOB's.
On April the 12th at 3:35pm PST, Rosie gave birth to a healthy little filly Bobby's Lil Angel named by the FOB's in honor of Barbaro.
Misty foaled. Her foal also has been named by the FOB's Bobby's Spirit.
MHR Horses Page: The Barn
Feedback from FOBs
My pics from my MHR visit FOB Janice
I (WendyinMI) had gone to visit MHR earlier this year (2007) and had the greatest time meeting FOB's Sally and Stephanie! The horses are very well taken care of and while I was there one of the horses was adopted out to a friend of Steph's whose father had always wished to own a horse. She got the horse for him to enjoy at her place. It was really great! I took a ton of photos and you're welcome to view my slide show of MHR. Stephanie and Rob are exceptionally welcoming people and I know that they'd love for more FOB's to come and visit!
My husband Shannon and I visited MHR in May 2007. Miracle Horse Rescue is the happiest place in the world!! Stephanie and her husband Rob live on the property and take care of the horses 24/7. The horses are very well taken care of and you can see the love Steph and Rob have for them. In addition, you can see the love that the horses have for them. I highly recommend donating to and visiting Miracle Horse Rescue!! We felt so welcome in visiting. It was like we knew each other the first time we met. We had such a good time with all the horses, especially Rosie, Baby B and Misty. They really like watermelon! Diane Martin (sgm1115)
I visited MHR on 4/26 thru 5/1. You know how you have pictures in your head of how a place and people are like? I had those and the moment I arrived at MHR, it exceeded all my expectations. From driving in the gate to walking around and meeting all the horses there, just far beyond what I had expected.
Stephanie, just no words to accurately describe her, warm, open, friendly and down to business. She is very passionate about what she does there, and for the horses under her care. Nothing goe unnoticed or left unturned. She works from sun up to sun down caring for the horses, feeding, grooming, meds.. everything involved with taking care of the horses. I heard often "the Horses come first" and it shows.
Rob, her husband is a great guy, funny and easy to talk to. Works very hard as a farrier but you can tell also he loves what he does. I saw first hand how dangerous his job could be and how vulnerable a farrier is as they are trimming a horses hooves. He never lets his guard down and is always careful and "intune" with the horses he is working with. He helps feed the horses with Stephanie in the mornings before he goes off to "work". I learned a lot from talking with him, and he is very easy to talk to and fun to be around.
Sally, what a great gal!! Very welcoming and very friendly. She was fun to be around and my ears got a good workout with her around (true huh Stephanie!) you can see how much she loves MHR and her horse Buddy.
My first day there I just walked around and met the horses, and Stephanie told me all their stories on why they are there and what issues they had, some would make you cry knowing what horrors they went through before being rescued by MHR. Of course lots of loving on Baby B and Rosie and Misty!!
The next morning I was up and watched the routine of the day. Met two of the volunteers that help, Joey and Allison, very nice people!! you can tell how much they care about what they did. Feeding, emptying and washing out ALL the water barrels (done each day), grooming, loving and talking to the horses, etc.
What you see beyond the camera is mind boggling!! Rosie and Misty are the first ones that get fed each time, then it is down the line to feed the rest, water them, they all get attention each time, a pat and loving word, no one gets food dumped and not talked too! Believe me, the horses would NOT put up witih that and will remind you very quickly to come back and give some attention!! I got to help wash and groom a horse that morning, Paris, who started out not so white, but an hour later (big girl she is!) and lots of elbow rubbing, she was white and was feeling mighty fine!!
That evening I helped with the feeding, I volunteered to do water buckets and boy do they drink a lot!!.. On the hotter days, (and we had some that weekend!) you MUST go and check several times a day to make sure all horses have fresh water to drink. They have a great system set up so there is a water spigot near or in front of the pen areas. The grounds are well set up for the horses, they are put in areas per their disibilities, ones that can get along are in the large field they call "Football team". Blind horses are together in pairs and they are very bonded to their "partner" esp General and Shiloh, beauties to behold together and neat to see them together.
By the end of the day, you are tired but it is a good tired, you look over the horses all settled in, some still eating, hear all the sounds, see the sun set over the mountains, and it is a blessing to see what has been done and knowing all is well and all are happy.
This is how I felt and I know this is how the horses feel at MHR, Stephanie and all Raise them up to be more than they can be and it shows. One of the Videos is set to this song. MHR gave me more than I can express being able to visit there, I was expected to do nothing but enjoy, but for me to truelly enjoy being with horses again, I had to pitch in willingly and help groom, feed and love on them. Memories I shall not soon forget.
This picture Video I did in tribute to MHR and how they made me feel and the horses(song by Josh Groban You Raise me up")
I so Miss all of them at MHR, more than I can express..........
I did many pictures and videos, you can find many of them on my YouTube Page: Visit to MHR
Questions from FOBs
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