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September 2023 WARHORSE Ride to Freedom -for Hip #431

Fri September 1 - Thu November 30


Anywhere your heart and horse leads you.


WARHORSE Challenges have partnered up with Copper Horse Crusade to hold our second ever Ride to Freedom event.   This is an inexpensive event of $15 with $10 of the cost going to Copper Horse Crusade 501(c) 3  rescue.  We will be sending out a sticker with #431 on it to remind us all of the horses that still need saving, though also of the one that already has been spared. 

This excerpt is from Copper Horse Crusade's informational page: 

**This is the plea that Copper Horse Crusade put out on their page the last week of August so I reached out to them and said we would be interested in doing a second challenge to help hip #431, although the challenges do not work as fast as is needed to get a horse on that day- so we are sending these funds after he has already been rescued in hopes of helping them pull the next one and support this little halfie.**   From Julie on her page:  

"So what do you do when you're at the feed lot and a horse that isn't the most viable picks you?? Today, we are evaluating horses that are tagged to ship to slaughter tomorrow. While going through the pens we were approached by a small halflinger gelding that decided we were his people. He even tried to pull the bridle off of McKenna's shoulder - hey   try me! This guy is as sweet as the day is long. (Here's the "but.") BUT he is older and has some knobby knees... Hes not the good looking twelve-year-old well broke QH gelding that everyone wants. This haffie walks sound (we know bc he's been following us around the feedlot...) So, before we leave him behind, is there 1. anyone interested in contributing to his meat price. 2. anyone looking for a super sweet older haffie to lead kids around on and keep as love sponge? It's always tough to walk away from horses that you know are shipping to slaughter. It's even harder when it's a horse that is sweet, friendly and wants to be with you...."

#431 is the hip number of an older Halflinger gelding that was in a holding facility waiting for his last ride in transport to Canada for slaughter.  This week Copper Horse Crusade and their supporters transported this gelding to be rescued and rehomed.   We at WARHORSE Endurance wish to support #431 in his journey out of the kill pen and back into a home life. 

This is the second horse we are trying to help with a short 1 day 1 horse event.   My hope for this event is to garner enough funds to send to Copper Horse Crusade to help re pay them for #431's rescue price so that they can go back and get one more out of the slaughter pipeline. 
 Tell a friend, let's network to not only help re pay for #431's ride to freedom with Copper Horse Crusade, though let's also network to help him find his forever home.   He is now in quarantine at Copper Horse Crusade and they are getting to know him to help him find his soft landing. 

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How this works.  Ride Walk Run or Drive - or spend time with your horse and dedicate that time or miles to this sweet, elder little halfie that asked to be rescued.  We will be sending you a momento of this rescue horse and we will be sending the $10 per entry fee to Copper Horse Rescue in Ohio.  ONE HORSE-ONE RIDE.    The last horse we helped with was hip #809 and we were happy to be able to have 50 sign ups and to send $500.  It takes about $700 to save one, though we have to have a short window for sign up because we want to send these funds to Copper Horse Crusade as soon as possible and then go onto the next horse and the next month if there is stil interest. 

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