Jackson never fails at capturing the hearts of children. Along with planting the seed of love for horses, he teaches us all the power of trust.
By sheer accident while networking; I ran across a wonderful lady by the name of, Bethany Padgett. Oddly enough, not only did we share the same last name but we also shared the same compassion and love for horses. In God's perfect timing a friendship formed and blessed my life in a way I never saw coming.
I had taken in a emaciated mare that I had named, Adaiah. She was so fragile and weak I had to keep her separated from other Whippoorwills until she could build her strength. Barely able to eat I had to sit with her at each meal and hand feed her and her skin's condition was one of the worst I had seen. Adaiah had bald and bleeding spots throughout her coat, wounds that had become infected from neglect and scabs from rain rot was all over her body.
This is where I learned what Bethany did for a living and why she was placed in my life; Bethany had her own line of horse skin care products.
Through a few late night conversations it was decided by her giving heart to ship us her entire line of skin care. Within days I opened a box filled with everything from lotions, shampoos, wound salves and more.
What became of Adaiah's body was amazing to witness; she had dental care, vet care, good food, lots of love and Equiderma's donation to turn a corner into a new life. Today she shines in more ways than one and her life is one of a Cinderella story. Thank you Bethany & Equiderma for all you did and continue to do to help those suffering.
If you would like to try Equiderma, which is great for everything, Whippoorwill Horse Rescue will receive %10 of proceeds when ordered from our website. I highly recommend them and am so grateful our paths crossed. I keep this product in stock now ... as a rescue, there will always be another Adaiah in need.
"A Whippoorwills's Journal. The Story of Our Horse Rescue" Is an incredible journey of our rescue's beginning and how we've grown. Join us in a span of over two years of heartache and triumph with short stories of each horse. We invite you to get to know us, our mission, our horses and adoration for Heaven's masterpiece.
All proceeds go directly to the aid of rehabilitation of horses who have lost their way and with your help ... second chances are made possible.
~ Mission Statement ~
In our rural mountains of Tennessee lies a great need for horse rescue. Whether it be good people in bad situations due to our economy or abandonment & abuse cases, many of our horses are left behind and horse slaughter is alive & thriving in the US because of this.
If we take a look back on the history of our horses we can have a better understanding of how much we have depended on them. Through their courage we were carried into battles. Through their strength we forged our way into new lands and homesteads. And through their loyalty they carried us home at the end of each hard working day.
It would only take a moment of standing next to a horse to understand that they hold the power to bring us harm but most will choose instead to stand beside us
Now more than ever, our horses need our help and I believe we owe them that. I believe in second chances.
Too many times I have seen the look of sorrow, pain and the scars left behind. I have seen the simplest of needs such as food and water go unmet, leaving a frail body and the look in his eyes that says ... I have nothing left to give.
The mission of Whippoorwill Horse rescue is to bring in those horses bound for slaughter.
To give them that second chance to thrive with good food, quality hay, vet care, farrier care and most of all kindness.
I hope to watch our rescue mission grow to meet the needs of those who need us. I also hope to one day see that there is no longer a need for horse rescue but, until that day I will strive to provide a safe haven.
Rehabilitation and adoption is the answer .. Not slaughter.
Through volunteers, donations and compassion we can work together to bring back the broken and forgotten horse to the majestic creature it once had the ability to be.
Whippoorwill Horse Rescue of TN
Photo 1: The day before Adaiah arrived. Photo 2: One of many sores on her body. Photo 3: Adaiah today.
WHIPPOORWILL HORSE RESCUE