Besides direct intervention, educating people is a major part of the Bay State Equine Rescue Mission. Here are some of the ways we do that:
Hands on Horses, Open Houses, and other courses throughout the year.
Information booths on horse rescue and horse slaughter at major events.
A website that we're about to make even better!
Participating in local clinics.
Fostering and inspiring individual supporters and volunteers to be active educators (like on this blog.)
As an educator outside of horse rescue, I appreciate how ingrained the focus of education is to the rescue. People won't stop abusing, neglecting, and abandoning horses to horrible fates if they don't know better. People don't even necessarily know what they're getting into when they decide to bring a horse into their life, so the rescue welcomes new horse owners to contact us for advice and support.
Donations the rescue receives definitely go to help with direct intervention, but they also help us educate people so they don't need us to rescue their horses.
Ideally, we'd love to educate the world enough so there was no need for horse rescues.
Please help us make this education possible. Thank you.
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