I have found 3 horsey calendars that do good.
If you like one and buy one, either the Wild Horses, the Salt River Wild Horses or the Rescue Horses of Hope will benefit. Yay!
Heck, buy all three! Give them as gifts to everyone you know! Wallpaper your kitchen with them… or your barn!
I’m presenting them in no particular order.
HORSES AND HOPE CALENDAR
Remember this one from last year?
The Sarah K. Andrews calendar… she is the gifted photographer that captures incredible images of slaughterbound horses who were subsequently rescued.
The proceeds of this calender go towards rescuing more horses and supporting those who do.
I ordered this calendar but it hasn’t arrived yet. So, I’ve cut and pasted the promo photo for you.
Here is a link to the purchase page as well as a note from the publisher:
Gina’s note: The most astonishing thing about all these lovely photographs is how much “soul” you see in the horses. Shooting pictures in this environment is incredibly challenging. The lighting is bad. The animals are stressed and unpredictable. The quarters are cramped – it’s hard to get far enough away and/or at the best angle. There’s undesirable clutter in the background. The list goes on. But, you look at these – it’s like Sarah’s got angels helping her out. They’re truly divinely inspired, and HoofPrints is proud to be a part of this project.
SALT RIVER WILD HORSES!
I often speak of these lovely creatures from Arizona. Of course, they aren’t safe. There is a constant battle to keep these horses safe and free… So, purchasing the calendar helps fight the good fight.
My calendars have already arrived so I am showing them to you here.
I purchased one for my purse and one for my office.
VIRGINIA RANGE WILD HORSES!
This one is dear to my heart because these are the people fighting so furiously to save the Mustangs all over the country. They are tireless in their efforts and have been fairly successful in their home state of Nevada.
My incredible Rojo is a Nevada born Wild Mustang…
The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign is doing everything in their power to give a voice to the Mustang.
Here is the link to purchase their calendar that supports their efforts. All proceeds to benefit Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund, a 501c(3) Non Profit organization.
Believe me, ALL THE PROCEEDS (all of it) goes to the horses. This group has saved and currently houses/supports in foster hundreds of mustangs. They are the ones who asked for rescue equipment from the Horse and Man Group so they could help the most helpless. This is the group who erected fences and brought their town together to save their band of mustangs that had been baited and trapped. These are the people who saved Red and his band – who were just released back into the wilds of Return to Freedom Sanctuary… These are the ones who hired the most successful horse trainer from the Prisoner Trained Mustang program… these are the people who marched up to their Governor’s mansion and waiting until he heard them.
Bravo Return to Freedom and American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, Bravo!
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Btw, I’ve never met the owner of this horse. She lives in North Carolina, and responded to my post on Facebook that I was looking for a second gaited horse, specifically for my ride. Her horse is stunning and sound now, but he was a broken down,, previously padded and sored “Big Lick” show horse, thrown away at nine years old. She’s loaning him to me simply for the cause, for the exposure and the media coverage. She knows in her heart that when people see him and hear his story, it WILL make a difference!
I order the Horses and Hope calendar every year, and love every inch of it. Sarah and Gina do such an amazing job putting it together, don’t they? If I’m not mistaken, every penny of the proceeds go to OHAAT (One Horse At A Time), which funds gelding clinics around the country. It’s founder is Penny Austin, a good FB friend and fellow TWH owner. I think all the photos are of horses at the infamous Camelot auction in NJ. One of the two horses I’m riding on my long distance anti-slaughter ride was hip #70 back in April, 2010, isn’t that incredible? He is a gorgeous black TWH that sold directly to the kill-buyer, but a wonderful woman pulled him out of the lineup just before he was loaded on the truck.
I’m definitely ordering the other two calendars this year. They’re equally as beautiful, and just as important. It does my heart good to know so many people are fighting for our beloved horses. As are you, dear Dawn. Thank you so much for what you do!