Mountain View Rescue Newsletter

Holiday 2009 Edition
November 17, 2009

In This Issue:

1. 2009/2010 MVR Hay Bank Program
2. Wreaths & Swags For Nags
3. Community Corner
4. Don't Breed...Adopt Your Steed!

1. 2009/2010 MVR Hay Bank Program

The mission of the MVR Hay Bank Program is to allow established horse rescue organizations, sanctuaries, and law enforcement officials avenues to provide hay to horses owned by private individuals in need and to help horse owners who are facing financial hardship with temporary hay assistance; and further, to assist such entities and individuals in planning for the future.

By providing this service, we strongly believe that we can help to keep Kentucky's horses with their loving families. We firmly feel that when a horse can stay in its known environment, and with people who are educated, care about the horse, and know its history, that is the best solution available if possible. Through our hay bank, we then hope to keep Kentucky's horses at home though critical times of need.

The "Hay Bank" is funded entirely by tax-deductible donations and contributions. Thanks in part to The Arabian Horse Foundation, ASPCA, K.E.E.P., Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation and to local volunteers and businesses who have contributed to make this program possible.

For more information on this program, or how you, your company, or your foundation can support this project, please visit the below link.

2. Wreaths & Swags For Nags

Our featured fundraiser this edition are high quality, all natural, handmade wreaths and swags created from fragrant evergreen varieties.

The proceeds generated from these sales go directly to the costs of rehabilitation and care for our residents this winter.

Purchase an exquisite "Season's Greeting" for the door of your home or business this holiday and know your dollars are hard at work for horses in need.

3. Community Corner

Our philosophy here at MVR is that charity starts at home. While we are thankful to receive generous outside support, we are truly fortunate to be located in a community who is active in our programs, and who supports our efforts & mission.

Local fundraising has been very successful this year, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank our kind community for all their support.

If you are in the area, we will be having a booth at the Christmas in Columbia Weekend Saturday December 5th. We will be offering our fresh wreaths for sale, as well as homemade baked goods to support rehabilitation and program costs for this winter. We would love for you to come out and meet us!

We have been blessed to be able to grow steadily in our little hometown and would like to share our latest Farm Restoration Project that was completed at no cost to our rescue only through the kindness and generosity of local businesses and individuals. Please visit the link below for more information on this much needed farm improvement.

4. Don't Breed...Adopt Your Steed!

Last but certainly not least, we have some GREAT horses available for adoption. All adoption fees are $200 for un-broke horses and $400 for horses who are trained to ride or drive.

*Mosely- 25+ year old Standardbred Gelding who is a great beginner and lead line lesson horse. Mo is smart, friendly, and patient. Mo still has plenty of steam left and likes to offer a challenge!

*Penelope- is a 2 year old chestnut Thoroughbred filly who is now 15.2 hands. She going well in her caveson and surcingle, and is well suited to be a hunter, jumper, or event prospect.

*Jamboree- is a 3-4 year old Morab filly who is 14.3 hands and chestnut in color. Don't let her size fool you, she is all heart! She is currently ground driving as we feel she will be very suitable as a road or cart horse with her lofty and animated action.

*Scarecrow- is a 7 year old Thoroughbred gelding who is 16.2 hands and bay in color. Scarecrow is a great guy and is very easy going. He works well on the flat and trails are no problem!

*Buddy- is a 14.2 12 year old paint gelding who is suitable for intermediate riders and does well on trails.

*Promise- is a 15.2 17 year old black TWH horse mare who was abandoned here locally. She is a very sweet girl and is cleared for light riding. She does well with beginners and children.

In order to be able to serve horses truly in need, we need to make room at our farm by placing the horses who are fully rehabilitated. MVR is a no-kill rescue, but we can only house up to 12 horses at any given time. Please take a look at the deserving horses we have available and give a rescue horse a chance today.
The holidays bring a warm endearing feeling and a renewed hope for a new year. They also bring the cold winter months and the unfortunate fact that many horses will grow hungry, uncared for, and unwanted. I encourage all caring horseman to embrace your neighbors and less fortunate horses within the industry. By taking in a needy horse, offering a tax deductible donation, volunteering, or just offering your sound judgment, you can make a positive difference in the lives of needy horses and the people who care for them. Please let this season fill your hearts with brotherhood and kindness for benefit of man & horses in need.

Warm holiday wishes from our farm to yours,

Raquel Ferotti
Founder/ President
Mountain View Rescue