This is the time of year I sit back and reflect on where we’ve been and where we are heading. We had a five-year-plan and we have stuck pretty damn close to it. We have stayed on track with growth, support, and program development. Even with a few complications and set backs along the way, we managed to keep our eyes on the prize and move forward.
This is a year of exponential growth for our little rescue. It’s a make it or break it year. We are moving away form self-funding (as was the goal) and moving towards self-sustaining operation. We have some great ideas and programs in development, are building relationships within our community, and thinking outside the box to not only provide for the horses in our care but to also be a resource for our community. Heck, just a few months ago we pulled off #30GeldingsIn30Days campaign, quite a big undertaking for a small rescue!
Of course this is only possible thanks to our sponsors, donors, volunteers, and our amazing community. We thank you, the horses thank you, and I hope we can count on your continued support as we continue to grow and develop.
What’s in our future you may ask? We are hoping to add two more board members, assemble a strong advisory board, secure long-term funding, and my personal “must do” item: get accredited by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS).
Want to join our team? Email TheraPony@yahoo.com We’d love to hear from you. Here’s to the next Five Years of hard work, amazing opportunities, and many many more lives saved! ~Lana
*** As of the date of this publication, TheraPony has saved 35 horses, placed 4 in forever homes, and laid 3 to rest. Thank you for your love and support.