Sponsor A Horse
What is A Sponsor?
Basically, a sponsor is a horse’s angel. A sponsor helps provide for the needs of a specific horse through directed monthly or one-time donation. This helps the horses because our general funds are almost always used up on hay, vaccines, farrier service, dewormer, emergency vet visits, and critical rehabilitation costs. There might not be enough left over to elevate the quality of care for another individual to what they would get if they were, say, an “only horse.” For example, while Blizzard was recovering from laminitis, she was able to benefit from a supplement contributed by a sponsor. Arroyo, who needed special equipment, was able to get his Guardian Mask and extra-large winter turnout blanket because of his sponsor.
Colorado residents are invited to take advantage of this opportunity.
Sponsors benefit by knowing their dollar is supporting a horse of their choice, whether by providing something as simple and vital as food, or by making it possible for a hospice horse to live better and longer. Sponsorship is a great way of having your “own” horse if you can’t keep one where you live.
Sponsors send in a monthly amount or a one-time directed donation, with the horse’s name on the memo line of the check. That money is used for rehabilitation and upkeep of the specified horse. Sponsors may help from a distance, or schedule visits to Fresh Start and enjoy a hands-on relationship with “their” horse if they choose. Such interactions will require the sponsor to sign a volunteer waiver and learn about safety working around/with horses.
There is no set sponsorship fee requirement or duration commitment. Even the small donations add up. Though making and keeping a commitment for several months or a year would help us with budgeting, sponsors may contribute any amount they wish and stop sponsoring the horse at any time.
The sponsor is notified when the horse is adopted out. The sponsorship ends then, or the sponsor may choose a different horse. Sponsors receive pictures and updates on the horse’s progress and doings.
EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM HORSES
These special horses have important jobs, helping people emotionally and/or physically. Some of these horses are permanent residents, and others with “the gift” are functioning as Program Horses while they wait for their forever homes. Sponsors are particularly appreciated for Program Horses, so that they can stay secure in the knowledge that their feed and upkeep needs are supported while they remain available to serve the community. Example: COCO,
HORSES IN REHABILITATION
Recently rescued horses are almost always in immediate need. There’s veterinary care, hoof care, nutritional needs, vaccinations, dewormer, and other necessities that come along later, such as care for illness or injury. Examples: SWEETS, TEMPO
LONG-TERM CARE, RETIREMENT, SANCTUARY, AND HOSPICE HORSES
Some horses are long-term rehab projects, whether because of severe starvation and neglect, inherent health issues, or emotional/behavioral problems. Sometimes horses are unadoptable because they are terminal, and are being provided end-of-life care, which becomes expensive fast. Sponsors often help these types of horses to receive more specialized care than they might otherwise get, which could progress a rehabilitation along faster, or enhance the horse’s quality of life. Examples: PUZZLE, Brandy
Fresh Start provides the best care, and the fullest life, we possibly can to each and every horse. All of the Fresh Start Horse Rescue horses would benefit by sponsorships and directed donations while they complete rehabilitation or wait for their forever homes. Fresh Start invites you to look over the website, and sponsor whichever horse tugs at your heartstrings!
Colorado residents can use the Donate Now button on our homepage, which will take you to Fresh Start’s Network For Good donation page. Enter the amount you want to contribute. Choose one-time , or recurring monthly contribution. Then, enter the horse’s name in the designation field and follow the rest of the steps on the page.
Alternatively, you can contribute by check made out to Fresh Start Horse Rescue, with the horse’s name on the memo line. Mail to: Fresh Start Horse Rescue, P.O. Box 124, Lewis, CO 81327. You can use the form below; be sure to write the sponsored horse’s name on it.
“Your” horse will thank you!