L.E.A.R.N. Horse Rescue


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Location: Meggett, SC

Year established: 2009

Staff/volunteers/foster homes: “We are an all-volunteer organization, with no paid staff positions,” says secretary and grant coordinator, Rebecca Vaughn. “We have a support base of approximately 25 volunteers led by our founder and director, Elizabeth Steed.”

Types of animals they work with: “Horses, in particular those that have been abandoned, neglected or abused.”

Fundraising targets: “Our ongoing fundraising efforts focus on support for our Nutritional Program, as well as our newly established Junior Master Horsemanship summer camp to benefit our junior volunteers. The camp is based on text created and published by the American Quarter Horse Associatoin and the American Youth Horse Council.”

Favorite rescue story: “Whisper is a seven-year-old Medicine Hat Paint that came to L.E.A.R.N. in March of 2012. He was in grave condition, and rated 0.5 on the Henneke Scale of Equine Body Conditioning. He also had a severe case of rain rot. A large area on his left flank had extensive tissue damage due to an extreme chemical burn that had been left untreated and become infected with maggots. We were told that his previous owner had attempted to eradicate the rain rot by pouring undiluted kerosene and spent motor oil over Whisper’s back.

“The veterinarian attending Whisper the day he was relinquished to our organization suggested he be euthanized, but Elizabeth saw something in the horse’s eyes – strength and a definite will to live. After weeks of round the clock care and intense medical rehabilitation, Whisper began what would be a slow but thoroughly miraculous recovery.”

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