Written by on October 20, 2020

HorseSense is seeking immediate community support to help feed the organization’s eight therapy horses this winter. The local nonprofit is aiming to raise $7,500 by means of donations from the community to cover the cost of hay and grain for the estimated six months of winter. Each of HorseSense’s therapy horses eats one bale of hay per day during this time frame, in addition to grain throughout the season as needed. A donation of $5 will provide a day’s worth of food for one therapy horse.
“We will go through eight bales of hay per day this winter,” said Samantha Hall, HorseSense’s executive director. “That means we’re spending at least $40 a day to feed our horses. This does not include the cost of grain. “Every dollar counts–especially now. Our organization has lost more than $40,000 so far in programmatic income alone because of COVID-19. We need all the help we can get to ensure the care of our beloved horses.”
All donations are tax deductible and can be made easily online. To learn more about this campaign and make a donation, visit their website or Facebook page.
“HorseSense wouldn’t exist without our amazing herd of therapy horses,” Hall said. “It is vital that they are well-fed and taken care of during the coming winter season. In doing so, we are able to continue to offer life-changing therapeutic horseback riding lessons to those in need.”

Feature Image Photo credit: Shiloh Rose Photo + Film

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