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 ***Auction Alert ***
 Loose horse sale
***February 26, 2022***
in Billings, MT

We will be attending this auction and hope for your help to intercept and prevent a draft horse from an uncertain fate!! Some kill buyers frequent this auction to purchase horses for slaughter. Please consider a donation if you can. 

We also follow the weekly Centennial Livestock auction in Colorado and Elkhart Horse Auctions in Texas. Together we can save lives! 

Thank you for your kind donations! 
 

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Welcome to 1 Horse At A Time Draft Horse Rescue

Make a Difference Today

501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization

located in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley/Corvallis, Montana

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We try our absolute best at the rescue to help any and all draft horses in need and we actively seek them out at auction to pull them out of that sometimes deadly pipeline!

In the case of our beautiful Baby Bean, we couldn't get to him soon enough. He was so very sick and malnourished that despite all our efforts, we had to end his suffering and let him go.

Baby Bean died at only 8 months and 6 days of age. He had been let down by humans to the point where he simply didn't want to be on this earth anymore.

One thing Baby Bean taught us at the rescue: we will get you out of that auction pipeline, no matter the price. If we can do it, we will! The days of three hundred, or even five hundred or a thousand Dollar draft horses at auction are long gone and we will help if we see a need! 

We are so very sorry we couldn't get to you any sooner Baby Bean, but we will continue our work in your honor, that's our promise to you. Run free baby boy, you are so very loved! 

 

BABY BEAN May 2021 - January 2022

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OUR MISSION STATEMENT:

TO SAVE UNWANTED, NEGLECTED AND ABUSED DRAFT HORSES FROM GOING TO SLAUGHTER!

WHISPER, saved from the Missoula/MT auction in October of 2016. An unhandled, 7 year old Percheron mare, falling in the hands of the kill buyer!

MEET TINY, THE FACE OF OUR RESCUE!

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Tiny was deemed to head for slaughter on February 24, 2018 when we spotted him at the Billings auction and one of the kill buyers told us "I'm going to chop his head off". NO WAY!! We were going to save him, from that horrible fate! And 1450 Dollars later we did! We outbid the kill buyer and took him home! Tiny stands 18.2 hh tall and while he weighed in at 1855 pounds, he was quite a bit under weight for how tall he is! Tiny came home to the rescue with us, and we quickly realized he could barely walk. He had some stifle issues that made him lay down in the pasture for hours at a time, which is exactly why he was dumped at auction. He came from a carriage outfit in Wisconsin and he was of no use to them anymore, now that he had stifle issues.Then he was sold to a guest ranch in Montana, they couldn't keep weight on him and didn't want to deal with the stifle issues either. Now Tiny is with us. We put him on free feed hay, 12 pounds of grain a day and a joint supplement. The chiropractor came, the cranio sacral therapist and the acupuncturist worked on him. Plus lots of well deserved rest. And today, Tiny is much better! His stifle/pain issues still flare up once in a while so he'll receive either an acupuncture or PEMF treatment, or a deep tissue massage when that happens. He IS a hard keeper, which means he needs a lot of calories to keep weight on him and he is basically on free feed hay 24/7 to ensure he gets what he needs. Tiny now gets 13 pounds of grain a day and remains hard to keep weight on, especially as he grows in age! We believe him to be 19 years, maybe older! Other than that, he is a happy, 2000 pound beautiful Belgian gelding who will be living out his days at the rescue, occasionally riding and driving. 

 

Tiny has started to visit a senior home in Hamilton/MT and is bringing lots of smiles to lots of faces. EVERYBODY LOVES TINY!

If you would like to donate towards Tiny's ongoing care and feed cost, we would greatly appreciate that! 

A Bit About Our Founder

Turning Passion Into Action

Originally from Germany, I moved to the Valley in 2014 with my husband, a 26 year Army Veteran, and two children, where we live on a small 20 acre farm. 

 

Having grown up with horses, it had always been my dream to live on a farm and own a horse or two. While my heart beats for all horses, draft horses are my passion and after having been introduced to auctions and the horse slaughter business, I started to educate myself on those "practices" and soon came to realize that there is a great need for draft horses to be saved from going to slaughter and I wanted to be their voice. I have personally saved three that I call my own, two Percheron mares and a Percheron/TWH gelding.

I spent months of research about starting a rescue and particularly a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and finally at the end of 2017, with the support of my husband and two friends, 1 Horse At A Time Draft Horse Rescue, Inc. was established.

My goal was to open my heart and home to those draft horses facing the ultimate end while being dumped at auction and destined to step on that slaughter truck. With the rescue, I wanted to create a safe place for them where I could rehabilitate them, evaluate and train them if needed, and ultimately find a forever home for 1 Horse At A Time!

Please join me and my team in this effort by following us on this page and supporting the cause!

1 Horse At A Time Draft Horse Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization and we are a charity organization registered with the state of Montana.
Donations are greatly appreciated and needed and will  go directly towards the horse(s) and their needs. 1H@AT is all volunteer based with no paid employees!

All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Thank you for following us and supporting us on this journey!

Jasmin Shinn, Founder

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Animal Rescue and Care

While our mission is to save unwanted, neglected and abused draft horses from going to slaughter, our goal is also to help draft horses out of the auction pipeline! We will provide quarantine and care for draft horses in need, with the ultimately goal to find them a new forever home. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with us today!

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Veterinary Services

With our organization’s mission always in mind, one of the first things for a new rescue is a veterinary check. Many of our draft horses come to us in some state of neglect, and a thorough check by our local Veterinary Clinic helps us determine the best course of action for each horse! Providing quarantine for our new arrivals is is also an important first step in keeping our other residents safe!

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Forever Homes

At 1 Horse At A Time Draft Horse Rescue, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Finding a forever home for a draft horse is by no means an easy feat, but through hard work and networking, we believe it is possible! We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

Pictured here is Felicity aka Dream with her new forever mom Arianna. Arianna had recently lost a draft horse which she also adopted from us. Here is what Arianna had to say about Dream: "I love her so much. Thank you for healing my heart. I was devastated when we lost Beauty. There is just something so special about drafts." 
December 2021

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"Saving one horse may not change the world, but it will surely change the world for that one horse!"

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Tiny, slaughter-bound and saved from the Billings Auction February 2018.

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OLIVE

 

Bound for slaughter and 

saved from the Billings/MT auction 9/25/2021.

 

Olive just had a baby weaned off of her when she was sent to auction. She was underweight and malnourished and we discovered she has canker in

three of four feet. 

OUR NO QUESTIONS ASKED POLICY

Help Us Help Them!

Are you a horse owner and find yourself in need of placing your horse in a new home, call us!

Know someone who has fallen on hard times and needs help, let us know!

Unexpected loss of a family member? We are here to help!
 

Please don't take your horse to auction where it will face the unknown!

We at 1 Horse At A Time Draft Horse Rescue will take in your horse and find it a forever,

loving home it so deserves!

Contact 1 Horse At A Time Draft Horse Rescue

Corvallis, MT 59828 USA
Tax-ID: 82-3848202
All donations are tax-deductible

to the extent allowed by law!

ph (406)493-4978

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Would you like to meet our Gentle Giants and learn more about the rescue?
We'll be happy to have you come visit!
Please make an appointment, as we keep very busy at the rescue!
Call or send us a message to schedule. You'll be sure to leave with a smile!

WHO WE WORK WITH

Valued Partnerships

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Tanya Drayton
White Bird Cranio Sacral Therapy

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Revive Your Stride Equine Massage

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Montana Equine Acupuncture

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Tammany Veterinary Hospital

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Advantage Therapeutics

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SPONSORS

Please contact us if you would like to be a sponsor for our organization and the Gentle Giants. Thank you!

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WAYS TO DONATE

Paypal: drafthorserescue@outlook.com

Venmo@drafthorserescue

Zelle: jasminshinn@hotmail.com (4978)

or send a check to:
1H@AT 
326 Popham Ln
Corvallis, MT 59828

All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law!


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WHAT THE MEDIA SAYS ABOUT US

1 Horse At A Time in the news

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Corvallis Woman rescues draft horses

Missoulian, March 4, 2018

Gentle Giants: 1 Horse At A Time Draft Horse Rescue prepares for annual fundraising event

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Ravalli Republic, October 2020

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One horse at a time

Ravalli Republic, March 4, 2018

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Saving '1 Horse At A Time'

February 6, 2019

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Rescue draft gets new job

October 9, 2019