* weekly on Saturdays: Elkhart Texas
* monthly 4th Saturday Billings Livestock, Billings/MT
* monthly 2nd Saturday Five Valleys Livestock, Missoula/MT
1H@AT will not be attending any auctions until further notice.
We have many, many beautiful horses that are looking for homes, but we are at capacity and will not have new intakes until our current horses find homes.
We are pledging the best possible care to our horses in need and can only help "so many" at a time! Thanks for understanding.
We do hope for your ongoing support for those that are with us already, thank you!
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
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!
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 18 pounds of grain a day and remains hard to keep weight on, especially as he grows in age! We believe him to be a 2000 model, maybe a little 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
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!
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!
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."
"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.
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!
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
White Bird Cranio Sacral Therapy
Revive Your Stride Equine Massage
Montana Equine Acupuncture
Tammany Veterinary Hospital
OUR AMAZING FARRIERS
At 1H@AT, farrier care is extremely important to us. We are grateful to say that not only do we have our regular, stand-up farrier Wes Mallin of Diamond Horseshoeing, but we are extremely lucky to have David Whitlow of Blackfoot Horseshoeing come to us with his tilt table! This allows us to trim some of our not so well trained drafts, but also makes it easy on the older ones with arthritis that have a hard time lifting and holding their feet! We are usually on an 8 week schedule with the tilt table, whereas Wes tries to help us out as new horses come in outside of that schedule!
As farrier day nears, we will ask for you to sponsor a trim for one of our Gentle Giants and we always greatly appreciate the support. Trims range from $40-70, with shoes/special work ranging a bit higher!
WAYS TO DONATE
Zelle: firstname.lastname@example.org (4978)
or send a check to:
326 Popham Ln
Corvallis, MT 59828
All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law!
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It's as easy as that and the gentle giants will thank you!!! So do I! Thank you for your support!
WHAT THE MEDIA SAYS ABOUT US
1 Horse At A Time in the news
Gentle Giants: 1 Horse At A Time Draft Horse Rescue prepares for annual fundraising event
Ravalli Republic, October 2020
Rescue draft gets new job
October 9, 2019