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Nam sodales sit amet ligula ut aliquam. Vestibulum elementum aliquet turpis quis scelerisque. In venenatis suscipit metus ac dignissim. Sed at risus sit amet eros ultricies sagittis. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; In eu congue sapien. Pellentesque consectetur condimentum nunc, vitae elementum erat commodo in. Cras arcu augue, ornare nec hendrerit et, tempor vitae sapien. Donec sed leo et tellus facilisis luctus laoreet vitae arcu. Duis at eros tempor elit tristique tempus id at metus. Etiam tincidunt ante in neque ornare vulputate. Curabitur aliquet fermentum porta.

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Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Quisque semper orci ac volutpat bibendum. Aenean arcu eros, imperdiet in ullamcorper sed, pharetra nec purus. Cras egestas tortor at elementum varius. Suspendisse eleifend, odio non ullamcorper dapibus, eros purus volutpat nulla, in scelerisque nunc tortor a felis. Nullam ultricies turpis sed arcu bibendum, eu hendrerit ante ultrices. Integer consectetur, dolor et euismod aliquet, quam diam luctus massa, ac cursus lectus eros id massa. Praesent pellentesque nec enim sit amet rutrum. Donec pellentesque elementum quam et cursus. Nulla sit amet nibh ac risus pellentesque consectetur a eget ante. Suspendisse condimentum dictum felis, a rhoncus lacus. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Morbi justo turpis, feugiat sed nibh eget, aliquam semper nulla. Curabitur faucibus velit eget sagittis hendrerit.

 

Nam sodales sit amet ligula ut aliquam. Vestibulum elementum aliquet turpis quis scelerisque. In venenatis suscipit metus ac dignissim. Sed at risus sit amet eros ultricies sagittis. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; In eu congue sapien. Pellentesque consectetur condimentum nunc, vitae elementum erat commodo in. Cras arcu augue, ornare nec hendrerit et, tempor vitae sapien. Donec sed leo et tellus facilisis luctus laoreet vitae arcu. Duis at eros tempor elit tristique tempus id at metus. Etiam tincidunt ante in neque ornare vulputate. Curabitur aliquet fermentum porta.

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Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Quisque semper orci ac volutpat bibendum. Aenean arcu eros, imperdiet in ullamcorper sed, pharetra nec purus. Cras egestas tortor at elementum varius. Suspendisse eleifend, odio non ullamcorper dapibus, eros purus volutpat nulla, in scelerisque nunc tortor a felis. Nullam ultricies turpis sed arcu bibendum, eu hendrerit ante ultrices. Integer consectetur, dolor et euismod aliquet, quam diam luctus massa, ac cursus lectus eros id massa. Praesent pellentesque nec enim sit amet rutrum. Donec pellentesque elementum quam et cursus. Nulla sit amet nibh ac risus pellentesque consectetur a eget ante. Suspendisse condimentum dictum felis, a rhoncus lacus. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Morbi justo turpis, feugiat sed nibh eget, aliquam semper nulla. Curabitur faucibus velit eget sagittis hendrerit.

 

Nam sodales sit amet ligula ut aliquam. Vestibulum elementum aliquet turpis quis scelerisque. In venenatis suscipit metus ac dignissim. Sed at risus sit amet eros ultricies sagittis. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; In eu congue sapien. Pellentesque consectetur condimentum nunc, vitae elementum erat commodo in. Cras arcu augue, ornare nec hendrerit et, tempor vitae sapien. Donec sed leo et tellus facilisis luctus laoreet vitae arcu. Duis at eros tempor elit tristique tempus id at metus. Etiam tincidunt ante in neque ornare vulputate. Curabitur aliquet fermentum porta.

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Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Quisque semper orci ac volutpat bibendum. Aenean arcu eros, imperdiet in ullamcorper sed, pharetra nec purus. Cras egestas tortor at elementum varius. Suspendisse eleifend, odio non ullamcorper dapibus, eros purus volutpat nulla, in scelerisque nunc tortor a felis. Nullam ultricies turpis sed arcu bibendum, eu hendrerit ante ultrices. Integer consectetur, dolor et euismod aliquet, quam diam luctus massa, ac cursus lectus eros id massa. Praesent pellentesque nec enim sit amet rutrum. Donec pellentesque elementum quam et cursus. Nulla sit amet nibh ac risus pellentesque consectetur a eget ante. Suspendisse condimentum dictum felis, a rhoncus lacus. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Morbi justo turpis, feugiat sed nibh eget, aliquam semper nulla. Curabitur faucibus velit eget sagittis hendrerit.

 

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Why Mustangs need you!

Choosing a volunteer project is never easy, and obviously there are multiple possibilities and factors that might influence your decision. Many volunteers at the Wild Horse Rescue Centre have a particular interest in horses, riding experience or a personal connection of some sorts. Many others however just want to try something new and learn about something they perhaps have previously not encountered! It’s not a requirement to fall into either of these categories- in fact we welcome anyone with a bucketful of enthusiasm and a great positive attitude! 

One of the key deciding factors for many in choosing where to dedicate their time, is however, the difference that the project will make and the importance of it. The Wild Horse Rescue Centre provides care and support to abandoned and neglected Mustang horses. In the 1990’s the wild Mustang population in the US was estimated at over 2 million, reduced today to only 40,000 with a similar number in captivity, in need of rescue. The centre is working hard to support the latter category, and rehabilitating them from circumstances of neglect and abuse.

Many of the horses are unaccustomed to a captive environment and therefore behave in a way that is unmanageable for their owners. As a result they do not receive the care and support that they need, suffering a range of negative consequences. The centre works to rehabilitate them, providing therapy to bring them back to a condition which can be managed in captivity. Alternatively, those which are beyond this help, are offered a secure and supportive environment in which to live, as they cannot be re-homed in this condition.

Volunteers are making a huge difference by supporting this work with vital manpower- taking care of the horses is not easy and the more volunteers that help, the more horses that can be cared for. This also increases opportunities for horses to receive one-to-one therapy and care.

 

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Orla’s 2 months teaching standard one at Olives School

Choosing a volunteer project is never easy, and obviously there are multiple possibilities and factors that might influence your decision. Many volunteers at the Wild Horse Rescue Centre have a particular interest in horses, riding experience or a personal connection of some sorts. Many others however just want to try something new and learn about something they perhaps have previously not encountered! It’s not a requirement to fall into either of these categories- in fact we welcome anyone with a bucketful of enthusiasm and a great positive attitude! 

One of the key deciding factors for many in choosing where to dedicate their time, is however, the difference that the project will make and the importance of it. The Wild Horse Rescue Centre provides care and support to abandoned and neglected Mustang horses. In the 1990’s the wild Mustang population in the US was estimated at over 2 million, reduced today to only 40,000 with a similar number in captivity, in need of rescue. The centre is working hard to support the latter category, and rehabilitating them from circumstances of neglect and abuse.

Many of the horses are unaccustomed to a captive environment and therefore behave in a way that is unmanageable for their owners. As a result they do not receive the care and support that they need, suffering a range of negative consequences. The centre works to rehabilitate them, providing therapy to bring them back to a condition which can be managed in captivity. Alternatively, those which are beyond this help, are offered a secure and supportive environment in which to live, as they cannot be re-homed in this condition.

Volunteers are making a huge difference by supporting this work with vital manpower- taking care of the horses is not easy and the more volunteers that help, the more horses that can be cared for. This also increases opportunities for horses to receive one-to-one therapy and care.

 

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Creating Calm

It’s important to remember that sadly many of the horse’s we are working with at the centre in Florida have not had the easiest of lives. As wild animals taken in to captivity, many are mistreated and neglected by owners who simply do not understand their needs or know how to handle them appropriately.


We therefore implement a number of therapies and treatments to help rehabilitate the horses at the centre.  Some respond very well and are able to be adopted out to new owners for a positive future, others who are simply beyond repatriation are kept at the centre under conditions which allow them to live comfortably as they are unable to be re-homed. Above is a picture of a volunteer at the centre conducting socialisation therapy one to one with one of the Mustangs.

It’s not all about the horses however, and the creation of a calm environment at the centre is imperative to successful rehabilitation.  On the back of this, yoga lessons have been implemented weekly for volunteers and staff to create a positive atmosphere and provide them with an opportunity to engage their mind and body as well. This ties in closely with the work that is being conducted with the horses and is also a great opportunity for volunteers to try something new!

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How it all began….


The below video is a great insight into the program over in Mims, Florida, and how it all began, from one horse, to so many which have now received valuable support from the team of dedicated volunteers.

The centre aims to rehabilitate Mustang horses which are natively a wild species.  In captivity many owners do not know how to adequately care for them, and they are thus mistreated and neglected, leaving them distressed.  However, the centre does not limit itself to the care of horses- when collecting a horse, if there are other neglected animals in the location, they will also take them in.  This accounts for the menagerie of pigs, chickens, and dogs also residing at the centre!

 
Painting time!


A number of therapies are used in the horses’ rehabilitation including holistic therapies such as Reiki. Volunteers also spend time one to one with the horses, gradually socialising them and encouraging them to trust people once more. The centre keeps things interested and volunteers get involved in all kinds of interesting work, as well as they day-to-day care of the animals.  This week the horses were doing some painting!!

Check out the video to see what the centre is like and get an insight into the valuable work that they are doing.