Sponsoring an equine is one of the many ways you can support Blue Rider Stables.
In order to perform well in a therapeutic environment, our equines require vigilant care and maintenance. Many are aged or have health problems because of the abuse and neglect they suffered before being rescued. Your sponsorship helps ensure that our equines remain happy and healthy so they can continue to do the life enhancing work they do. In return for supporting our Equine Sponsorship Program, get quarterly updates on “your” equine, their health, work, and life at the barn. Visit your equine and spend time getting to know him/her, but please call ahead!
Every horse at Blue rider costs:
*$150. per month in hay, feed, and dewormers
*$180 for yearly vaccinations. ($15. /month)
*$50 every 8 weeks for hoof care ($33./month)
*$300/year dental care ($25./month)
*$25/month in mineral supplements = $248/month for minimum care. This does not include any work expense, pasture, anything else.
OR PAY FOR THEIR ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE FOR A SPECIFIC TREATMENT OR FOR A YEAR
Most of our horses have come to us in less than ideal conditions.They have endured neglect, hardship, and in some cases severe abuse. We need our equines to be as comfortable in their bodies as they can be in order to help us be comfortable in ours.
Our chiropractor does laser treatment and nutritional evaluations as well as Chinese medicines along with adjusting them.
Along with chiropractics, we learn stretches to help maintain suppleness; our staff evaluates each horse and helps with health issues on a daily basis.
*Herbs ($30/month per horse)
*Hoof boots ($140/pair) for those horses that need support
OR MAKE A DONATION TO THE GENERAL HEALTH CARE FUND
In return, have our undying gratitude, and come visit our equines. (Call ahead to make sure we are there.)