Help Olivia Rescue Horses!
In southern Italy, at a riding school in Campania, reside two horses that are in need of our help to ensure them a well-deserved retirement. Gummi Bear is a 23-year- old riding school horse and Rihanna is an 8-year-old, former jumping horse.
They are tired.
They long to live out their lives in peace.
They deserve a retirement in green pastures.
They have earned restful days filled with carrots and apples and hay.
Our Mission is to bring Gummi Bear and Rihanna to our Sanctuary in Southern Germany to give them the respite they truly deserve. To join their old friend Miracle, who is retired and was rescued by Olivia earlier this year. Miracle is so happy. He has a new lease on life and wants the same for the other horses.
Our campaign will cover the necessary transfer paperwork and veterinary certification, transport of the horses to Germany, and boarding, food and veterinary care for the next year.
Please take a few minutes and watch our video. We hope it will inspire you to help us to give Gummi Bear and Rihanna the happy retirement they deserve.
Every donation, no matter the size, has an impact.
Animals Without Limits (AWL) is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to the care and protection of senior and ill animals. Your tax-deductible donation will allow us to honor these horses and so many other animals.
Thanks for YOUR help we can keep it this way.
We know it is expensive to take care of one horse need.
And, we have been told numerous times it would be cheaper to put the horses down.
We refuse to give up!
Our goal is to give THANKS back for every child/person they have had on their backs for twenty years. For the sweat, they have dropped for us humans. For all the money they have made us humans earn while they have been working hard.
It’s time to give back!
Respect any life!
“Thank you, what can I do for you now?”
GummiBear blood test cost 100 Euro but it’s important to get the correct analyze. He is on heart medicine, zinkmedication, and Cushing meditation
Every month we have a cost of 1000 euro and that is not including other needs, like the dentist (coming next week) farrier and other veterinarian costs.
We please ask for your kindness and help them have a great, healthy, relaxing, time they have left on our Earth.
Rihanna can only stand it 15 minutes, however, we are taking baby steps.
Please keep supporting, their medicines are very expensive and recently they had to meet the farrier. They cost a lot every month 400 euro each but what a glorious way to give back for everything that they have done for us humans.
Rihanna is a beautiful Diva (20 years) that will not accept early retirement. We let a professional rider/trainer Stefan Hirsch ride her 20 minutes x3 times. Stefan listen to the horses and not forcing, I have followed him for one year.
Rihanna loves to be riden out on the jumping arena together with other horses. You can see she loves the atmosphere from the past as a great jumping horse.
The last year she hasn't been doing much in the stable in south Italy. They tried to have her as a riding school horse but she was dangerous fast.
Yesterday Olivia (12y) climbed up on her and it was amazing to see them both very quiet listening to each other, respectfully getting to know each other.
We still are very behind from our reaching our money goal for being able to give the rescue horses a secure place in the Sanctuary.
They need their regularly farrier and now all three need to see the dentist. Miracle is eating his hey very slow. Otherwise he is doing fantastic too.
Gummibear will have vacation, he wants that and when I look at his back, I would never put anyone up on him.
However, he loves running in the riding arena, following Olivia like a dog.
Stable rent, food and farrier, these expenses are ongoing, but such an important part of the work that AWL does.
It is not glamorous to buy stall bedding, compared to rescuing animals in desperate need, but that does not make it unimportant.
Our donors are critical to keeping the health and happiness of our animals at the highest level.
Please keep help them continuing having a great retirement -- one each with their own scheduled day.
Olivia and Mom
First and foremost, Olivia and I are very sorry we haven't been able to update you in a while. We both had the flu, and the little strength we had went to the rescue horses and dogs. I can assure you it wasn't easy, however, we did it.
Every day I work several hours with the three horses Miracle, GummiBear and Rihanna.
To get to know them better, what do they need health wise, and also very important, what do they want to do.
Rescuing horses doesn't mean the horses only want to stay in their box or in a pasture. They are like us humans, they need different kind of stimulations, and no horse is alike.
Let me also clarify one thing. These horses are not Olivia's own horses. They are Animals Without Limits, and anyone that has interest of helping out is welcome.
Olivia started this campaign to learn all the hard work that is behind rescuing an animal. I can assure you, she is working very hard ever day next to her school work, with planing for the horses, paperwork, the right treatments to each of them, and probably the hardest....getting money to pay all the bills.
The 2125 dollars we collected thanks to you are already gone.
We have a cost every month between 1300 - 1900 euro!
We have veterinarian bills, rent, food and medicin bills to pay.
Dentist time is coming up, and today we have to drive and buy medicine for Miracle. He got a cold.
Thank you for your magnificent unfailing love and help to Miracle, GummiBear and Rihanna.
Olivia's mom Mia
Founder and CEO AWL since 1999