Sunday, February 9, 2014

Thanks Patrick from MN, and Claudia from SD, for helping to sponsor Lovely Lily this year!

A few days ago, on Lily's rescue anniversary, Feb. 7, she received a wonderful present through our paypal account, from returning sponsor Patrick from Minnesota. Thanks Patrick! He'll get his name on Lily's sponsor sign that will hang on her stall door this year. Also on that sign will be Claudia's name. Claudia gets her name on HotShot's stall sign too! We have received $350 in donations this month to help sponsor Lily in 2014. Her estimated care cost is $1,900 for the year. So there's certainly room for more sponsors.
Lily is a valuable facilitator in our horsemanship and equine assisted learning programs. She's really good at helping people figure things out. Here she is with some of the members of the Fightin' Fillies Softball Team. They wear our logo on their uniforms! Lily loves them very much, and they love her too. 
Would you like to help sponsor Lovely Lily this year? Donations go toward her feed and care. We are 501c3 (Horse Help Providers, Inc.). Send checks to DoubleHP Horses, 25337 470 Ave, Crooks SD 57020. Or paypal to Or use the Donate button on this website.

Oh yes, Lily enjoys trail riding now too! She truly does have an amazing rescue & rehab story. Why someone thought it was OK to treat her like garbage, we will never understand.
Here is Lily at beautiful Lewis&Clark and Chalk Bluffs near Yankton, South Dakota.
Can you believe that people were so lazy, irresponsible, and cruel that they left Lily and her friend out in a field one winter with no food, no shelter, and no water? Lily's friend died. But Lily, by some miracle, survived. She was only 3 then. She is registered APHA, and she is a grulla color which is somewhat rare. Plus, she has been a dream to train. Lily's story is an example of why many people who breed horses should not. They could have made a lot of money on Lily, if they had any business sense and ambition. But they didn't. Nope, they just put Lily out like a bag of garbage. Fortunately (for Lily and for us) it wasn't the garbage man who picked her up. It was the Sheriff. Lily's county officials did the right thing. They made sure Lily's offender paid for his guilt, and they made sure she was signed over to us. After we rescued Lily we did have her available for adoption for quite a while. But no one wanted her. No one could guarantee how Lily would turn out, if she would be a good riding horse, if she would be sound, etc. And so, we promised Lily a forever home here with us. And now she helps humans figure things out, through our horsemanship and equine assisted learning programs.