…”Horses are non-judgemental, honest mirrors. They know when we are angry or anxious, they know when we are excited or happy.”…
This is Jate.
He was a race horse who was owned by a college student in Upsate NY. Jate broke his pastern in a race. His owner locked him in a stall for a month and never treated him. He dropped him off at the H.O.R.S.E Rescue & Sanctuary and walked away.
Jate is one of the most spirited and funniest horses I have ever had occasion to meet.
He knows he is handsome. He works you for treats. He is full of beans. Jate…a beautiful racehorse now has a club foot. All because some rich kid couldn’t be bothered to treat him.
I fell instantly, desperately in love with Jate.
Perhaps he was a mirror. A little broken, dealt a bit of a raw lot in life…but still bucking, rolling & jumping as if he were perfectly fine.
Still proud. Standing tall. Pure fortitude. Scarred. And all the better for it.
He had gotten a bath that morning from the rescue volunteers…after which he promptly stopped, dropped and rolled in 4 inches of mud making him as dirty as can be….and full of crusty mud.
(Rebel. Which just made me love him more.)
If you would like to donate the the H.O.R.S.E. Rescue & Sanctuary you may give through our website. Every penny you donate goes directly to the rescue…and you can even sponsor a horse directly. Maybe even Jate.
Or you can purchase a beanie from our website…100% of the proceeds go to the horse rescue.
Peace, Love & Horses