How we work:
If a horse in need isn't too big or small and is temperamentally sound enough to load into our trailer . . . off he goes to safety. A team member fosters him (food, grooming, health care,) until he is ready to join the team. We start by reminding him how to be ridden by a caring human, and teaching him manners. He is introduced to simple drill moves with an experienced "trainer" horse next to him. In a matter of days, he or she is "doing drill"!!
Why we're different:
Most drill competitions focus on the riders and their skill. Our team's efforts are on the horses and their lives--saving them! Most of the horses on our team were rescued from a slaughter auction or from a home where they were neglected to the point of starvation. A few were simply cast off and ignored as "too old" after years of loyal work. All of them find a new chance at life with our drill team.
Mission: To raise awareness of equine slaughter in America, by education and by rescuing unwanted or slaughter-bound horses and, using affection, training and dedication, develop their skills and spirit through equestrian drill competition; then fulfill their promise by placing these horses in new adoptive homes to give them happy, long and productive lives as riding companions.