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Save a Horse...Ride a Rescue
There are thousands
of starved, abused, abandoned, & unwanted horses in the state of NC. Rescues such as the Horse
Protection Society struggle to help humane societies and animal control with this daunting problem.
How can you be a part of the solution?
Volunteer your time at the HPS sanctuary
Make a donation
Give a home to a rescue horse
your stallion and prevent the birth of unwanted foals
Sponsor a Horse of Your Own
For as little as $20
a month or more, you can sponsor a horse at HPS. It costs about $250 per month to feed and care for a horse at
the sanctuary. Sponsors receive a newsletter every month, and may visit their horse Saturdays between 1:00
pm and 4:00 pm. Become an Angel Sponsor today. Click on the link below to print a sponsorship form and indicate
the name of the horse that you would like to sponsor. Or if you like, we can choose a horse for you.
CLICK HERE to view and print your 'Angel Sponsor Form'.
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& Training Participants Needed! The purpose of the HPS riding & training
program is to get the horses back into condition before going to new homes, to give them any additional training they may
need, to help them overcome their fears of being ridden, and to learn about the horses' abilities & personalities
so they can be matched with an appropriate home.
If you would like to participate, you must have a current
HPS membership, volunteer 14-16 hours a month on the feed schedule, possess a willing attitude and be prepared to make
a long-term commitment to the program. HPS has a paid trainer to help our members learn to ride. We start by teaching
the correct ground work to build trust with the individual who will be riding the horse. The horses have
recovered from starvation and do not have the muscle tone to carry much weight. There are some weight restrictions
for riding, but we also need people to help with groundwork, grooming, and tack maintenance.
The program meets
on Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. For further details, please contact the sanctuary firstname.lastname@example.org.