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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Our Mission is to provide homeless working horses a sanctuary and the opportunity to be useful and positively improve their lives, while bringing education, equine awareness, skills and healing to the community and the environment.
Blue Star Equiculture finds suitable adoptive homes for homeless working horses and offers a sanctuary to retired working horses whose health problems make them difficult to place in adoptive homes. Some of Blue Star Equicultureâ€™s residents are able and eager to work, and, since draft horses thrive on having a job to do, we find them jobs in the community â€“ giving history tours and hayrides, delivering the bride to the church, moving compost and other equipment on the farm, and teaching the public through workshops and driving lessons. In turn, these activities, through fees or volunteer donations, help support the horses in residence at Blue Star Equiculture.
In these difficult environmental and economic times, educating the public about the jobs horses can do, and the role they can continue to have in our society helps not only the horses in Blue Starâ€™s care, but also working horses across the country. Horses with a job are not mere luxury items, are generally happier and healthier, and are â€œrecession-proof.â€ We encourage people to think outside the box to discover ways to reincorporate the horse into our everyday lives, and in so doing, reconnect with local history and the natural world through contact with real horsepower.
Horses belong to the whole community, not just to an elite few. It also takes a community to care for our nationâ€™s homeless or unwanted horses.
Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation): Horse Welfare
Our organization operates programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement.
Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses.