THE VAULT: ONE HORSE AT A TIME

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Raised by 43 people in 43 months
"I am only one...I cannot do everything. But still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do." (Edward Everett Hale)

In 2011, I started THE VAULT: Horse racing past and present. As you may know, THE VAULT is a non-profit website. I haven't made a dime from articles that have been enjoyed worldwide, including credit by PAULICK REPORT (USA). My mentor is Steve Haskin, who has unfailingly supported my efforts from the very beginning.

https://thevaulthorseracing.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/changing-a-culture-one-horse-at-a-time/

Now, I'd like to use my writing to help desperate horses, ponies, donkeys and mules to find forever homes. Places where they will be respected and loved. 

I know that I can't save every horse, but as one person I'm doing what I can. If this initiative reaches others, I know that together we can help to change a tragedy that takes place each and every day at horse auctions and slaughter houses in North America and around the world. 

Please join me and show your appreciation for THE VAULT, as well as for the horses you've loved. 

Every dollar counts and no donation is too small.

Please be assured that any money raised will only be used to support horse rescue and a regular report will be published on THE VAULT.

Thank you so much for supporting this effort and helping to change the culture, one horse at a time!

From the heart, 
Abigail
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November 11, 2015: Well, the American Pharoah print raised $400 USD for OLD FRIENDS at their post-Breeders' Cup BBQ & Auction, and the print that I sent to OUR MIMS RETIREMENT HAVEN is now up for sale on EBAY! If you're looking for a stunning print of America's newest champion thoroughbred, please consider bidding to benefit OUR MIMS: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/131653311715?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

The profit from the sale of the Pharoah prints was used to bring comfort to a young couple, John and Jessie Kunz, in a really special way, The Kunz's rescued BEAR WITNESS, a son of the great Lady's Secret by Skip Away, and grandson of SECRETARIAT, from a feedlot a few weeks ago. "BEAR" was in terrible shape. The Kunz's were working on bringing him back to health when he fell in his paddock and couldn't get up. He was humanely euthanized just hours later.

I decided, with the help of a friend of THE VAULT, Jim Pettyjohn, to adopt a BLM (mustang) mare in honour of BEAR WITNESS. Not only did we adopt this young mare, who had been in captivity for 4 of her 5 years, but we also adopted her best friend, another mare of the same age. Then, with the support of the incredible Susan Watt of Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, our "girls" will be transported to South Dakota, where they will run free for the rest of their lives.

These beautiful mares now have names: MAYA LITTLEBEAR (shown below in close-up) and FELICITAS WITNESS. So, you see, BEAR WITNESS' spirit will live on through them. The Kunz's are delighted (and named Felicitas at our request).

As for HALE (our poster boy, shown above), his owner reports that he is one happy (and sometimes goofy) horse, who is going to be started under saddle shortly with a professional trainer!

Thank you to all those who bought Pharoah prints and donated to THE VAULT. Our important work continues.
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October 9, 2015: Other than the work readers of THE VAULT and yours truly had already accomplished by early September -- saving HALE, our poster boy (photo shown), plus 3 other horses (including one pregnant Morgan mare), donations have also been sent to Our Mims Retirement Haven, RREFUGE (Canada) and Hidden Pond Horse Rescue in the USA. We now have a balance of $125.00 CAD that we are "growing" so that we can send more support to at least one more horse rescue before November. (Please keep in mind that total indicated here is in Canadian dollars.) As well, I have completed a portrait of American Pharoah that I am printing as giclee prints, 1 of which will go to OLD FRIENDS and another to OUR MIMS that they can sell to raise funds for their respective operations. In addition, I have sold another 4 giclee prints and raised an additional $360.00 CAD for horse rescues! Our important work continues! I send my thanks to each of you for your support. Together, we have indeed changed the world for the horses we've saved and the rescuers who save others each and every day. From the heart, Abigail
American Pharoah by Abigail Anderson
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Sunday, September 5

Hello everyone. VAULT readers and yours truly helped to save this blue roan mare and her unborn foal (please see photo below) from slaughter yesterday. Since then, another 110.00 CAD in donations have been received. The next round of donations will go to professional horse rescues once we have enough to really help out. Thank you so much for your continued support! We're making a difference for animals that would otherwise go to slaughter. HALE, our poster boy, is absolutely thriving! His owner reports that he's gained weight, seen a farrier and a vet, and is getting over his wary attitude so fast that he now follows her around. HALE has also made friends with her other horse, the sweet SONNY.
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Hello VAULT readers. We haven't raised any new money yet but I'm hoping that those of you who love THE VAULT will step up and makes a donation. Every penny goes to horse rescue and no donation is too small. Our poster boy, HALE, is now home with his new owner and showing himself to be a sweet, loving boy who so appreciates feeling safe at last. But there are too many like HALE standing in feedlots around the country both here and overseas. The more we can cobble together, the more we can help rescues who work each and every day to save their lives. VIDEO: This black thoroughbred gelding is going to slaughter this Saturday, Sept. 5 unless someone saves him. Can you help?
Black thoroughbred has until Sept. 5
HALE safe at home
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Jim Pettyjohn
38 months ago

One Horse at a Time: One life saved is a Memory of a Lifetime. Small gifts yield big results.

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Donna Rehder Powell
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WISH IT COULD BE MORE ABIGAIL. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO FOR THE HORSES.

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Pat Alvestad
38 months ago

A small donation to help with the good work that you are doing, Abigail. If the funds can be used for a Canadian rescue, that would be a bonus, but I trust you to apply them where they are most needed.

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One Horse at a Time: One life saved is a Memory of a Lifetime. Small gifts yield big results.

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