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We are very excited to announce we have officially changed our name to Horse Rescue Ontario and Sanctuary and given permission from the Charities Directorate effective July 1/2015.  This is where our hearts have led us with so many horses needing a final, safe and loving retirement after years of service to man.  We hope to have new pictures of all the equines here soon.  Thank you to everyone who has lovingly supported us these past years.
 
We have been a Federally Registered Charity since Feb. 2003 rescuing and placing over 160 horses most destined for slaughter.  Please look through the pictures of the many horses who have come into our care and the pictures of the ones who presently reside here.  We receive no funding and depend on donations and fundraising to feed and care for the horses.

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A donation has been made by Arthur Shannon in Memory of  Mme Lucille Bourgeoise who loved horses.

A donation has been made by Lisa Holmes in Memory of Kelly Mittler, a wonderfully kind woman who loved animals, especially horses.

A donation has been made by Richard and Brenda Palmer in Memory of Monica Kimble

A donation has been made in Memory of Monica Kimble by Herb and Marlies Brownell for the horses.

A donation has been made in Memory of Monica Kimble by Sarah Titchner for the horses.

A donation has been made by Allan and Kimberley Hughson for the horses in Memory of Monica Kimble.

There is a hay shortage and we desperately need hay to get us through the winter.  If you know of anyone near Waterdown with extra hay, please contact us.

Thanks to "My Dog Spot Pet Grooming" in Toronto for their monthly donation in Honour of Quinn Liang who loves horses.

Thank you to Wendy Springer for her donation for the horses.  We appreciate your support.

Thank you to Sue Crowe Connolly for her generous donation to build a run for the horses before winter.  We appreciate your friendship and support.

A donation has been made by Deniza Fagundes in Memory of  Monica Kimble and her love for horses.  She will be dearly missed by her dear friend and all whom have come to know her.

Chance arrived Tuesday, July 12th!  He is a lovely Appaloosa who is fitting in amazingly.  We received notice on Monday at 8 a.m. he was being put down on Tuesday at 8 a.m. and we scrambled to get someone to trailer him and he was brought here where he immediately fit in.   He even goes into the barn with the 17 other horses.  He is quiet and gentle and very happy and safe.

There is a hay shortage.  We have put 238 bales in our barn and have pre-paid for 500 which our farmer is storing for us as the quarry took over part of the land so he will not be able to supply all our hay this year.  We had a new farmer but he said he does not have any more hay for us.  We normally pay $5-5.25 a bale and we may have to pay $6.70 a bale a that is the only hay I have found.  If you know of anyone close to Waterdown with good quality hay for sale, please contact us.  There is another horse needing to come but cannot take unless we are sure we can get enough hay and have the funds to pay for it.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you to everyone who came out in support of our 14th Annual Open House for the horses!  It was the most successful Open House ever!  We are grateful for all the support and for our wonderful volunteers who made it such a success. Thanks to our farrier, Jodi for her demonstation.  Everyone enjoyed seeing what it is you do for our horses' hooves. Thanks everyone!!! 

 

2015 was a great year here at Horse Rescue Ontario and Sanctuary!  Thanks to many people who have supported us and helped in many ways, we are grateful!  Our 13th Annual Open House was the most successful ever.  We met many great people and although the volunteer forms from the event went missing and we were unable to contact you, hopefully you will come to the 2016 Open House.   We officially had our name changed July 1/2015 to Horse Rescue Ontario and Sanctuary as we have evolved into a sanctuary for the horses with few options when they need to retire and cannot be ridden due to lameness or age.  We survive totally on donations and fundraising and we are grateful for all of your support. Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Hope to see you all at our 14th Annual Open House June 4 and June 5/2016!!!!  Wishing you all a wonderful, healthy 2016!  

"Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not find peace for himself."  Albert Schweitzer

 

All the horses were let out on pasture yesterday for the first time this year.  How they ran and had such a great time.    We had to let the grass dry and grow and now it is lush.  Blind pony knew immediately where the gate opening was and ran through it and ran around the field.  She is amazing and happy and so smart. 

Thank you to Helen Caffery for her donation for the horses.  We hope you can make it for a visit soon.

Thank you to Alan and Pamela Crost for their donation for the horses.

Thank you to My Dog Spot Pet Grooming for their monthly donation for the horses in honour of Quinn Liang.

 

 

Thank you to Stephen Lindenthal for his generous donation for the horses.  We appreciate his kindness and hope he can visit them sometime.  They love visitors especially visitors with carrots!

 

Thank you to Sue Crowe Connolly for her monthly donations for the horses

A donation has been made by Carolyn Chu for the horses.

A donation has been made by Wendy Springer for the horses.  We hope she will be able to come to our 14th Annual Open House June 4th or June 5th and  meet the horses.

 

A donation has been made by Tachia Montague In Honour of San Martin Caballero for the horses.

 

Thank you to Applied Pneumatics for donating the proceeds of their Friday dress down collection for the horses.  This request was made by one of their employees, Jodi Killen.  Thank you, Jodi and thank you to everyone at Applied Pneumatics for your generous donation for the horses!!!

 

A donation has been made for the horses by B.M. Boyd in Loving Memory of Cassie who loved and was loved by the Culbert family.

 

Thank you to Sue Crowe Connolly and June O'Brien for their monthly sponsorship for the horses and My Dog Spot Pet Grooming for also sponsoring monthly and donating in honour of her niece, Quinn Lang,  Thank you!

Thank you to Steffen Lindenthal for his donation for the horses.

A big thank you to all who delegate their United Way donations to go for the horses.  Thank you, thank you thank you!

Thank you to Patrice and Violet's husband(never can spell or pronounce his name) for all their help with every shipment of hay.  They are the best!

Thank you to Brittany for giving the horses her love and attention and great care when we are visiting family in Michigan. Thank you!!!!

A donation has been made by Wendy Springer for the horses.  We appreciate your continued support.

A donation has been made by Lynda Simms in Memory of Dorothy Perkins for the horses.

Thank you to My Dog Spot Pet Grooming for the monthly sponsorship in Honour of Quinn Liang for the horses.  We hope Quinn will be able to visit the horses sometime.

A donation has been made for the horses by Lauren Pasut in Memory of Sam on behalf of Ashley Thompson.

 

A donation has been made by Steffen Lindenthal for the horses.  Thank you for your kindness and continued generosity.

Thank you to Sue Crowe Connolly for her monthly donation for the horses.  Also thank you to Patricia Crowe(her mother) for her donation for the horses.  We appreciate your friendship and support.

A donation has been made by Steffen Lindenthal for the horses.  We appreciate your on-going support and hope you can visit the horses sometime.

A donation has been made by Brenda Wood in Honour of Julia Armstrong's Birthday, Love Bren and Gerry.    Happy Birthday, Julia!

 

A donation has been made by Jane Hewlett for the horses.   Thank you to everyone for their generous donations for the horses!

A donation has been made by Sandra Iazzetta for the horses.

A donation has been made by Barrie Zwicker In Honour of his grand daughter, Leah Zwicker, who loves horses and requested donations to the horses here in lieu of Christmas presents for her.  Thank you, Leah!

A donation has been made by Pamela Cook In Honour of Julie Frost of Quiet Haven, who is ( her daugher )Gillian's great riding coach.  They mentioned that they have been donating to the horses here since their daughter began riding lessons 7 years ago!  Thank you Gillian and family!

A donation has been made by Richard Begley In Honour of Jackie Ablett for the horses.

Thank you to Joy De Ath for her generous donation for the horses. We are grateful for your support the last few years.

Thanks to Dawne Bergsteinson for her generous donation for the horses.  We appreciate your support these past several years!

A donation has been made in Honour of Hayley Chown for the horses.

A donation has been made by William Wolfe in Honour of D. Wilkinson, G. McKenzie, and B. Loof for the horses.

A donation has been made by Heather Wade for the horses In Honour of Dr. Nicole Folland to celebrate her becoming a doctor.  Congratulations!

Thank you to Sue Crowe Connolly for her monthly support for the horses and her generosity throughout the year.

A donation has been made by Liz Palmer in honour of her 13 year old granddaughter, Sanela who wanted a donation for the horses for her Christmas present.  Thank you, Sanela. What a kind and generous gift!

A donation has been made in Honour of Kerri and Andrew Wickware for the horses.

Peggy from "My dog Spot Pet Grooming" is sponsoring the horses monthly in honour of  her niece, Quinn Liang for her Christmas present as her niece loves horses. We hope to have her visit the horses sometime. 

Thank you to Elizabeth Lorimer for her generous donation for the horses.  We appreciate your kindness and support.

Thank you to Steffen Lindenthal for his donation for the horses. We appreciate your continued support.

Thank you to Rick and Darlene Andrews for their generous donation for the horses. 

A big thank you to Ian of Mighty Pencil for once again donating  the adorable(and true essence of horses) "Happyhorse Cartoon Corral"calendars for the horses.  We are presently selling them in a few locations for a $5. donation.  There are some available at Rose Hill Liquidation, Brant County.  Thank you!

Thank you to Dorothy Barker for her generous donation for the horses through Canada Helps.  We appreciate your on going support!

Thank you to Teresa MacDougald for driving over an hour to donate Scorp's blankets and supplies for the horses.  She gave Scorp his final retirement home which he so deserved after giving his all to so many humans before Teresa took him.  He was lame when she took him and she kept him until the end giving him the best of care and love.  Thank you, Teresa.

It is with our deepest sympathy for the loss of  Seguin who was only one year old dying of collitis this week.  Her owner(Meghan) had even had a baby shower for her when she was born giving all the donations to the horses here in Sequin's honour. 

PLEASE HELP!!!

There is a missing horse and the owner from Maine is desperately looking for it. Apparently it was shipped to Canada.  His name is Remedy, he is a white/bay roan appy gelding 6 years old. For more information, please look at: netposse.com/view_report 2652 .  There is an $800.  reward for finding this horse and contacting the owner.

Thank you to everyone who allocates their United Way donation to the horses.  It is very much appreciated and buys so much of their feed and hay. I have respected privacy and not mentioned names or even places of employment who have donated.  If you would like your name mentioned, just e-mail us.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thank you to Janet Williams for the 50 lb. bag of carrots dropped off for the horses.

 

We are happy to announce the arrival of Champ today.  He is lame and had no place to go as he had to be out by the 12th of Sept. and being lame we knew at auction it meant slaughter.  Jack and Yvonne Mayes kindly picked him up for us and said he was depressed and was giving up as his friends were all gone.  He was accepted immediately by the herd here.  They all ran out to check him out and then went back to the pasture or barn.    He is happy and is out grazing as I type this with the herd.  He is a very gentle horse and we are happy he is safe and happy.

Malone arrived July 1st(Canada Day) this year.  He is also doing great.  He is quite lame but very happy in the herd.  He and Angel have a special bond and are rarely apart.  Blind Pony loves him, too and has refused to go into her stall all summer once he arrived.  She is out 24/7 with Malone and the herd.

 

Thank you to Rose Hill Liquidation and Butch for our successful BBQ he holds every year for us.  We met some very nice people and thanks to Sue for coming out in support and for her donation.  Thanks to Betty for BBQing again in this heat.  We appreciate Butch and Rose Hill Liquidation's support these many years, selling our cookbooks and calendars throughout the year! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

 

Thank you to everyone who came out in support of the horses making it the most successful Open House ever!!  We met so many great people and thank you to all our wonderful Costco co-workers who came out in support!  Thanks, Jen Z. for all the help and time staying with us both days! Thanks to our great volunteers and June for her lovely crafts to sell for the horses,Betty, Christine, Tara, Amy, Carrie, Patrice, Mark, Lois, Sue, Kathy and everyone else for all the support and help.    Special thanks to Paternos, Lois, Deneyce, Maria, and Betty for the amazing raffle prizes.  Thank you to Adeline Halvorson of Alberta for her amazing print for our silent auction.  Thank you for all the donated carrots and apples for the horses.  The horses and Chico, Pippin and blind pony all LOVED the attention!  There were sooo many people to talk with and I apologize in some situations of being interupted talking with one to talk to another.  Also, thank you to Alex, Brittany for the face painting and to Brittany and Rich for "horse and animal sitting" so we could attend my son's wedding June 11 out of the country.  Thank you everyone!!!  Debbi and Courtenay and Equine friends.

 

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A donation has been made in memory of Pete and Ollie.

A donation has been made by Meagan Potter in Memory of Bailey.

Thank you to the All Charities Campaign for their generous donation from employees of the Govt. of Manitoba and affiliated employer groups.  We are grateful for the support.

Thank you to Sue Crowe Connolly for her donation and on-going support for the horses.

A donation has been made by Ronald King In Memory of Henry Gilbert.

A donation has been made by Wendy Springer for the horses.  We appreciate your support.

Paul Valder has made a donation in Memory of Marjorie Gardner for the horses.

My apologies for taking so long to post donations as our computer crashed.

I apologize for the belated thank you to Joseph and Dianne Homer for their donation for the horses.  Also thank you for coming to our Open House this year!

Thank you to Sue Crowe Connolly for her generous support and kindness for the horses.   Also, thank you to her mother, Patricia Crowe for her donation for the horses.

A generous donation was made by Jori Goldberg in Honour of her Bat Mitzvah which she recently celebrated.  She said, "Horses are a big passion of mine so I wanted to do something to help them."  Thank you, Jori, we hope you will be able to visit the horses sometime.

A donation has been made by Steffen Lindenthal for the horses.

A donation has been made by Wendy Springer for the horses.  We appreciate your support.

Thank you to Gwyn Hildebrand for her donation in Honour of Heather Varnish for the horses.

A donation has been made by Vivian Hart for the horses, thank you.

Thank you to Dawne Bergsteinson for her donation for the horses and her support these past several years.  It was so nice to see her at the Open House this year!

Thank you to June O'Brien for her sponsorship of Baddick and her wonderful support these past several years.  All her beautiful crafts she sells for the horses, thank you!!!

So many great people we met at this year's Open House!  Donations were made by Cheryl Lawson for the horses, Joe Fennema, Rudy and Margaret Fecteau, Karen Winn, and Margaret Dunham.  Thank you!

We received a donation from Sandra and Lloyd Worrall for the horses.  Thank you for coming to this year's Open House.

A donation has been made by Muriel Gibow for the horses.

A donation has been made by Dianne and Joseph Homer for the horses.  We were pleased they came to the Open House and met the horses and saw how beautiful and happy they are.

A donation has been made by Dawn Soucier in Honour of her Mom, Donna Hie, for her birthday.  Happy Birthday!!

We are experiencing computer difficulties so if you e-mail us and don't get a response right away, that will be the reason.  We normally respond within 12 hours.  Hope to see you at the Open House this weekend.

A donation has been made by Chantel and David Quinn for the horses and wishing us good luck for our Open House.

 

A donation has been made by Joelle Clark for the horses with the message, "to support the valuable work you do." 

A donation has been made by Megan Elliott in loving Memory of George Garcia.  Mr. Garcia passed away on May 14/2015.  His daughter, Linda Kent is an avid animal lover, especially horses.

A donation has been made in Honour of Barb Wilson for the horses.

Steffen Lindenthal has made a donation for the horses.

Jason Sugg has made a donation for the horses in Honour of Laura Bailey.

A donation has been made by June Solntseff for the horses.  We appreciate your yearly support.  We hope you will be able to make this year's Open House. 

A donation has been made in Memory of Marie Dean by Pamela Evely for the horses.

A donation has been made in Honour of Jody Markow for the horses.

A donation for the horses has been made by Anne Patterson in Memory of her cousin, Madison A. Crich, an accomplished horsewoman.

A donation has been made by James Lawson in Honour of 1 year old Katie Gunn for the horses.  We hope you will be able to come to our 13th Annual Open House on June 6th and June 7th.  From 9-5 p.m.

A donation has been made for the horses by Leena Moselhi in Memory of Helen Shaver, a life long lover of horses.

A donation has been made by Wendy Springer for the horses.  We hope you will be able to come to this year's Open House in June.

A donation has been made by Sue Crowe Connolly for the horses.  We appreciate your support.

A donation has been made by Steffen Lindenthal for the horses.
 
A donation has been made by Wendy Springer for the horses.  We appreciate your on going support.
 
A donation has been made for the horses by Sandy Jones for Sabrina in Memory of "Red" from her friends at the Meadows.
 
 
A donation has been made by Keith and Elaine Childerhose (my cousin) in Memory of Lois Phipps(my mom) for the horses.  Thank you for thinking of my mom whom I loved very much.
 
Thank you to Janeyce Ouellette (my cousin) for her donation in Memory of Lois Phipps (my mom) for the horses. I have very special cousins.
Thank you to Mary who made it possible to be with my mom and dad at Christmas and in February when mom  was rushed to the hospital. 
Thank you to Brittany for looking after the horses when Hospice called and said I needed to return to Michigan.  With frozen pipes looking after the horses was not easy but I am very grateful for everyone who made it possible to be with my mom and dad during this difficult time. Also thanks to Rich, and Tana for helping Brittany.
 
 
A donation has been made by Wendy Springer for the horses.
 
A donation has been made in Honour and Memory of Esme Travers for the horses.

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