Become a monthly donor to keep them together.
They need your help.
Studies show that horses form lifelong relationships. Birdie and Wills are proof of this. They truly need each other.
Your donation ensures a future for Birdie and Wills. It also frees up our resources so we can help even more horses.
Keep Them Together
Birdie was horribly abused before coming to TPR. Although we gave him extensive training, he is not a good riding horse. Despite his past experiences, he is kind and loving. Birdie’s relationship with Wills has enabled him to gain confidence and let go of some of his fear.
Wills is a very insecure horse. He believes you run from danger and ask questions later. Suffering from EPM, Wills has been treated by our great medical team, but this condition has further depleted his extremely fragile confidence.
Putting these two friends together has created amazing results. They have formed an incredible bond that has shown incredible benefits for their health and well-being.
We continue to pursue finding adopters for both horses, but un-rideable horses are extremely difficult to place so it’s been no surprise that they are still here. In 2018 we made the decision that we would keep them together, offering them for adoption only as a pair. This makes the prospect of finding them a home even more difficult, but it’s in their best interest to stay together.
We held a fundraiser in 2018 that raised the funds to cover the cost of their care for 2019. This enabled us to help more horses such as Nora who is featured on the front page of this newsletter. We also attracted several monthly donors who support the cost of their care serving as “foster parents” of Birdie and Wills. The expenses for the proper care of a horse in our area are $600 per month and that’s being extremely conservative. Thoroughbreds require more hay, more grain, protection for their feet in addition to the regular required maintenance such as vaccinations, deworming and dental care. The costs add up quickly but our donors have ensured that Birdie and Wills continue to enjoy a happy and healthy life together!