A note to potential sponsor:
Every horse needs several sponsors to fully fund their care, averaging $300/month or $3600/year at Dove Creek Equine Rescue.
Joe was our first rescue horse and considered the "grandfather" of the herd - at 23 yo (1995). He came to the ranch in 2009 when Laurie was rescuing privately. A former roping horse, Joe has seen it all, and he in his elderly way keeps the herd in line - from a distance. Because of his gentleness and calm energy, he is one of our main teaching horses in the volunteer program. Another reason for this "high honor" is because he has come back twice from a harrowing foot injury. He almost lost his hoof getting caught in a cattle guard which kept him in rehabilitation for a couple of years. He was clearly unhappy being penned, always wanting to be with the herd roaming the prairie. Because of his fighting spirit and consistent therapeutic farrier work, he has healed and now runs with the herd again! Joe truly is one of our miracles!
Jan Krieger, Iowa City, Iowa
C. Coney Burgess, Herring Bank, Amarillo, Texas