VALENTINE'S DAY CARDS FOR RESCUE HORSES
Double L Stable Equine Rescue and Sanctuary is once again holding our Valentine's Day Cards for Horses fundraiser contest. We are asking anyone who can to please send a Valentine card to our rescue horses here at the sanctuary and include a $1 bill. The cards are all hung in the barn for our visitors to see and the $1’s all to go funding the rescue operation. Everyone who sends a card will be entered in a contest to win a $20 gift card to Tractor Supply Company. Make sure you put your return address on your card! All cards will be collected from now and must be post marked by March 2,2013 to be entered into the contest. The winner will be drawn on March 9,2013 and notified by mail.
Send your card to:
The Horses-Double L Stable Equine Rescue and Sanctuary
9 Tilford Rd.
Argyle, NY 12809
Please join us at Tractor Supply Company in Greenwich, NY Feb. 9th. We will be holding an meet and greet event at the store.
We will be holding a can and bottle dive so bring any cans and bottles you might have to help the horses.
We also are collecting used printer ink cartridges for recycling.
Hello Friends. It is that time of year, again. Where does the time go? Who can believe it is Winter time. I guess when you are busy scrubbing buckets, mucking stalls, and tending to the neglected, unwanted, and abused you lose track of time.
Our rescue, Double L Stable Equine Rescue and Sanctuary has been very busy over the past year. We have expanded our program working with high functioning handicapped folks, opened the barn to some high school students with social disorders, and we have been involved with some serious horse rehab. Our last mare we took in turned out to be pregnant so -surprise- we now have a baby! One of our newest groups of volunteers are from our local high school. These are students with various social disorders who are interacting with our sanctuary horses and each is getting something different from the experience. Recently Cindy Davidson, a local professional horse woman, ( check out her awesome Trakehners and pony X's at www.silvereaglesfarm.com) came to teach them the basics of starting a foal halter leading. Each student got a chance to lead our baby, June.
We have done several adoptions this year as well as so many other exciting things. We have been extremely busy helping private horse owners who have become victims of the economy find good safe homes for their beloved horses they can no longer afford to keep and feed. Did any of you see our TB, Isaac (one of our rescues from the Center Brook Farm case), featured in The Bloodhorse this year? He went from needing the law to becoming the law! He is now a police horse. Pretty cool, huh?
You can read his story in The Bloodhorse here-
We have seen several cases over the past year of horses losing their homes. When their owners lose their jobs or homes or take a cut in hours the trickle down effect eventually lands at their hooves. We have stepped in and assisted dozens of folks looking for help. There are 16 horses wintering with us at the sanctuary this year and with the price of everything going up we need help more then ever. Please remember we don't charge anything to the groups we open the barn too but we still need to cover all of the costs for the horses, the barn, and the insurance for these groups to be able to come to the rescue. No rescue- no programs. It would be a double loss if we could had to cut back. Please help us to continue to help the horses and the folks in the community who count on our barn as part of their programs.
FOR THE LOVE OF HORSES! Show your support for the rescue by ordering a necklace or earings with a horse theme. All pieces are hand made by a Florida artist in her studio.
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IT'S A FILLY!!
Double L Stable Equine Rescue and Sanctuary is proud to announce the birth of little ‘June’ to their newest sanctuary horse, Maddie the paint mare. June was born on 6/21/11 -the longest day of the year at 11:36 p.m.
THIS BEAUTIFUL YEARLING IS NOW UP FOR ADOPTION! GIVE US A CALL. MUST HAVE YOUNG HORSE EXPERIENCE.
Double L Stable Equine Rescue and Sanctuary
Placement - Rehab - Sanctuary - Retirement
Abuse and Neglect - Slaughterbound - Ex-Racers
DOUBLE L STABLE EQUINE RESCUE AND SANCTUARY HELPING THE HANDICAPPED PROGRAM
The rescue horses of Double L's sanctuary have found yet another way to contribute to the world. They are now helping the handicapped. Each week a group of high functioning handicapped volunteers come and help out in the barn. They clean, groom, feed, stack hay, and do any other job that needs doing. This group does not ride, just helps. They are building job skill and learning what it might be like to hold a job. A few of our volunteers in the group do have outside jobs already. The horses love the exta attention and the people really blossom around the horses.
Come see more about us, our stories, and pictures on a new blogsite!! copy and paste into your browser. www.llstables.blogspot.com
Our Featured Pet...
Right now we would like to feature all older horses. We recently saddle trained a 20 year old. This mare is now enjoying the trails and seeing the sights. You can teach and old horse new tricks. Give it a try, you will be surprised!
Double L is always collecting cans and bottles as well as used ink cartridges for recycling. The money from recycling these items goes to the opteration of the rescue. We are also looking for feed tags from bags of any Nutrena feeds. We send them into to the company and depending on the tag they are worth up to a quarter each. They can really add up. The last time we mailed in a box of tags Nutrena sent the rescue a check for $600! Yahoo!
Who We Are
Double L is a sanctuary first and foremost for the equines of the northeast that need a safe place to live.We deal with abuse, neglect, slaughter-bound, ex-racers, and other 'unwanted' or 'at risk' equines. We are a 25 acre 18 stall facility with lots of open pasture for the horses to run. Each horse is provided its own stall for eating and sleeping and staying out of the bad weather. We got our start with the PaSPCA in the 90's in Lancaster co. Pa and then moved the entire barn to the Adirondack region of upstate New York. The move was made to be able to enlarge the sanctuary as well as the retirement portion of the stable. We still will take in rescues for the PSPCA when called on as well as working with local law enforcement. We also work with a few other rescues to broaden the adoption area for their equines. Occassionaly we do auction rescue as well. If you are interested in sponsoring an auction rescue let us know. Any new horse entering the barn is keep in a quarantine situation untill deamed healthy. Visitors are always welcome in the barn but we ask that you try to call ahead.
RETIREMENT RETIREMENT RETIREMENT
The retirement portion of our barn is set aside for privately owned horses that have owners looking to place them in a permenant retirement situation. There is a one time entry gift to the barn and the equine is signed over into permenant sanctuary. The animal will be cared for during the duration of its life as a Double L family member. Each horse will be looked at and considered on its own for entry. The basic guidelines for retirement are a min age of 23 confirmed by vet statement, UTD on shots and teeth, shoes pulled, and in fair health. Each horse has a unique story so please don't be shy about contacting us if your horse is a little young or has a medical issue. I am afraid we can not accomadate stallions. We do have draft stalls available. Each horse can have its own retirement plan to fit its needs. No more ridding. A little excersize. Special feeds. Each plan is taylored to fit the horses (or mules or donkeys!) needs. We currently have 15 horses in living in the sanctuary portion of our operation. Retirement space is limited so please don't delay. The sooner you contact us, the shorter your wait will be.
HOW WE OPERATE Double L Equine Rescue and Sanctuary is operated totally on gifts and donations. Donations of any kind are always welcome. Supplies such as hay and grain and supplements are wonderful. Don't know what to buy or what is needed most? Cash is always a welcome donation. We can used it where it is needed the most in the barn. No donation is too small. Even a single dollar will buy a salt lick! Check can be made out to Double L Stable Equine Rescue and mailed to -9 Tilford Rd. Argyle, NY 12809.
Adopting a friend
Equines that are available for adoption are adopted into approved homes only and have adoption contracts. They may not be sold, given away, or bred. They may not be moved form the approved home into a new home without the rescue being notified so the new home can be approved. Most of the horses are adopted out for little or no fee, but some of the riding horses are adopted out for a fee ofaround $500 or less. We will not approve a home with barbed wire fence! Most TBs now have a 2 year contract.
Many of the horses we are placing lately are private owner horses looking for new homes. No contract usually and no fees.
Come Visit Us!
PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR A VISIT!
Directions to the farm can be obtained by giving us a call. We love to talk horses! 518 638 6929
or drop us an email at Manemare04@aol.com
Double L Stable Equine Rescue and Sanctuary