NOW STOP! If you are thinking or saying I was not contacted! Nobody reached out to me, there is a very good reason. You are not qualified. Even if you have acreage, it doesn’t make you qualified.
One horse was returned to his owner, only to be stolen out of that pasture. I have no information on that, but know that act is not connected to the difficult, heartbreaking and life-changing task of letting go of those you love and have worked so hard to protect.
Horses that have suffered at the hands of humans are the most dangerous of all equines. My experience in rescue, dealing with wild mustangs, orphaned foals, stud yearlings and more can testify to the fact that humans create the most horrific abuse cases for equines. A horse at the mercy of a “trainer” can and does become a monster.
The herd of seven was just that; horses deemed unsuitable to live. Slated for death because they were dangerous, un-managble, crazy or mean. Indeed, what have we as humans done now?
Rediscovering Horses was founded on the epiphany that a once talented trainer/riding instructor came upon, and it was life changing. To see the healing, trust and softness return to an animal in fear of its life is a beautiful thing. To completely abandon and discredit all well known and accepted methodologies of working with horses takes guts. It takes courage to go against the flow. But when one has the opportunity to witness the transformation, the subtle communication that occurs when in partnership with a horse there is simply no going back. This is the foundation Rediscovering Horses was built upon.
Abused, neglected and damaged horses need a very special circumstance to survive and be well. They carry baggage of past horrors and require an individual who understands how to create that circumstance. You cannot treat these horses like a commodity; a product to be bought, sold, ridden, traded, bred or boarded. You must begin with respect and understanding of what a sentient being is capable of. When one stops asking what the horse can do or be used for, the entire relationship shifts, and that’s when the healing begins.
It is a heartbreaking task to have to let go, and concede that euthanasia is the kindest option. The opportunity to relocate in a ridiculously short amount of time made the endeavor all the more stressful.
I am writing this note asking for prayers for my friends at this time. They feel defeated, heartbroken, stunned and overwhelmingly sad. Please send love and healing out into the universe. While the beloved equines run free on the other side, we are left behind with heavy hearts and tears.
Thanks~Lynn Hummer Founder Pregnant Mare Rescue