January 15, 202 by Laura H.
Happy New Year! We have missed a few quarterly newsletters and apologize! It is our hope to keep all followers as updated as possible through these newsletters, social media, barn tours etc. There are times when we must put the care of the resident Equine first and 2019 was a busy year so our Newsletter suffered. We are BACK and welcome in 2020 with you all with a renewed spirit.
Thank you all so much for taking the time to learn more about Reality’s Chance Rescue & Sanctuary. I hope you will become as passionate and enthusiastic about our mission as I am!
The Rescue, through many programs has helped so many people in the last ten years. It is truly incredible to be witness to the power of Equine through such things as simple visits to the barn. We have watched troubled youth come in with no smile and heavy heart leave with such happiness. We have had both men and women come in after the loss of a loved one, simply hug on one of our resident Mustangs and see the transformation of sadness to peace. We have
witnessed folks with no real family or community feel empowered to belong to our barn family and feel that sense of community they have been missing.
We have had elderly groups come and within those groups have seen tears of joy as some have touched a horse for the first time. Along with that we had the absolute honor of providing horses to Hospice individuals whose last wish was to see and touch a horse one last time. We all have our own “growing up” stories. For me it was difficult with a single Mother, very poor. For some it’s hard to imagine getting off the school bus to a rental house and being locked out with no place to really go. Others likely know the story well. I knew at a very early age I didn’t want to become a product of my environment. Instead I decided to become a product of my decisions.
I worked extremely hard while raising my son, and best friend! Through the success I earned in the Insurance Industry, I decided that those earlier life obstacles were the reason I would “give back” every chance I could. It has been over 10 years now since the rescue of my first horse. My heart horse – Reality. Looking back on the huge amount of funds, hours of work and exhaustion, there is nothing I would change. We have grown significantly with a large group of the most dedicated volunteers I could have ever imagined. With our first decade behind us and the growth momentum we are experiencing, I KNOW our Rescue & Sanctuary will not only change the lives of so many Equine, but people too! I encourage you to get involved with Reality’s Chance Rescue & Sanctuary. Your efforts will make a substantial difference in the lives of many. We look forward to hearing from you or seeing you at a barn tour in 2020!!
– Laura H.
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