***COMING UP October 26th**
We will be at the Billings auction.
Some kill buyers frequent this auction to purchase horses for slaughter. We will save a draft horse in need if there is one and we are asking for your help. Please consider a donation if you can. We are a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax-deductible.Tax-ID 82-3848202. Thank you!
1 Horse At A Time Draft Horse Rescue is driven by a single goal: to save unwanted, neglected and abused draft horses from going to slaughter! The rescue wants to do its part in making the world a better place for all, even if it can only be done 1 Horse At A Time. The rescue strives to build productive relationships and to make a positive impact with all of their pursuits.
Throughout the course of our work, other rescues have seen our success and reached out to partner with us. This allows us to proxy bid at auction on their behalf and thus place more horses into save, loving homes.
Each year, more than 100,000 American horses—working, racing and companion horses and even children’s ponies—are inhumanely transported long distances in cramped trailers without food, water or rest. Then they are brutally slaughtered, and their meat is shipped overseas for human consumption. The majority of these horses are young, healthy animals who could have led productive lives with loving owners if they’d been given the chance.
That's where 1 Horse At A Time comes in. The organization actively seeks out draft horses at auctions that are at risk of being sent to slaughter. The unwanted, old ones, the injured ones, the hurt ones, the ones that have "served their purpose" and now don't serve their purpose anymore and are being thrown out. Sometimes the healthy ones that are just not wanted anymore. The rescue takes them home, nurtures them back to health, feeds them, gives them proper medical attention but most of all: loves them!! And it can only be done with your help. Yes, the organization will ask for donations. We will hold fundraisers. We will speak at events to raise awareness, but one thing we will do for sure: we will save that life no matter what! And we are excited to have you follow us on this journey!
Please also check our Facebook page for current happenings by clicking the link below. Thank you!
Jasmin Shinn, Founder
1 Horse At A Time Draft Horse Rescue
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
TO SAVE UNWANTED, NEGLECTED AND ABUSED DRAFT HORSES FROM GOING TO SLAUGHTER!
Whisper, saved from Missoula auction October 2016. Unhandled, 7 year old Percheron mare, falling in the hands of the kill buyer!
MEET TINY, THE FACE OF OUR RESCUE!
Tiny was NOT going to head to slaughter on February 24, 2018 at the Billings auction when 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! It was either the kill buyer or us and we sure enough ween't going to let that happen, even with the kill buyer driving the price up like that! Tiny stands 19hh tall and while he weighed in at 1855 pounds. As you can see in the picture on the top left, he was quite a bit under weight! 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. We put Tiny 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 also gets 5 pounds of grain a day! Other than that, he is a happy, healthy 2200 pound beautiful Belgian gelding who will be living out his days at the rescue, occasionally riding and driving. 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 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 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 is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. Donations are greatly appreciated and needed and will go directly towards the horse(s) and their needs.
All donations are tax deductible!
Thank you for following us and supporting us on this journey!
Jasmin Shinn, Founder
Animal Rescue and Care
Our goal is to save unwanted, neglected and abused draft horses from going to slaughter. We will provide quarantine and care for them and ultimately find them a new forever home. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with us today.
With our organization’s mission always in mind, one of the first things for a new rescue is always a veterinary check. Veterinary Services is something that we take very seriously. It is important for each rescue so that we know what we are possibly dealing with and also to keep our other residents safe.
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 an equine 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 Diesel with his new forever home mom Pam.
"Saving one horse may not change the world, but it will surely change the world for that one horse!"
Tiny, slaughter-bound and saved from the Billings Auction February 2018.
You Can Make a Difference
Your support is important to our work at 1 Horse At A Time Draft Horse Rescue. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.
Help Us Help Them
Once we get a horse in, we want to make sure it receives the best care.
What the horses need:
- $55 trim
- $30 coggins
- $30 basic vet check
- $60 ultrasound/pregnancy check
- $81 vaccinations
- $125 teeth float
- $29.99 1 tub of MSM (joint supplement)
- $5.99 salt lick
- $7.00 1 bag of shavings
- Dewormers ($3-17 depending
on which kind)
- 1 Cranio Sacral Therapy Session $65 (White Bird Cranio Sacral Therapy, Tanya Drayton)
- 1 Chiropractor Treatment $65 + $20 (office call fee) (Dr. Allie Vandermotter, Tammany Vet Hospital)
- 1 series of acupuncture treatments $150 (Breeze McCormack)
HAY! They'll never stop eating HAY! If you have good horse hay (grass or alfalfa mix), we'll gladly take some any time of the year as we never know how many mouths we're feeding at any given time! Hay runs $150-220 per ton depending on the time of year and supplier.
Would you like to call in a donation to a feed store directly?
Cowpoke Ranch Supply, Corvallis/MT, ph. (406)961-4917
Murdoch's, Hamilton, MT. Ph 406-363-7644
Axmen, Missoula, MT. Ph 406-728-7020 (Carries all of the Purina products we feed)
We feed the following Purina Products:
Ultium, Senior, Strategy Healthy Edge, Supersport, Amplify, and Outlast.
Just tell them you have a donation for 1 Horse At A Time and they will gladly put it aside for us!
All donations, big or small, very much needed and greatly appreciated! Thank you!
Asher, bound for slaughter and saved from the Billings auction May 2019.
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Help Us Help Them
Do you find yourself in a position where you just can't take care of your horse anymore? Fallen on hardship? 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!
Committed to the Cause
Denise Pullen Vietz
Board member, Secretary
Board member, Director
Would you like to meet our horses and learn more about the rescue? Visits by appointment only please! Call or write to get scheduled, with a suggested donation of $20. You'll be sure to leave with a smile!
WHO WE WORK WITH
White Bird Cranio Sacral Therapy
Revive Your Stride Equine Massage
Montana Equine Acupuncture
Tammany Veterinary Hospital
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