This is my horse, my best friend, my soul mate, Smokey Lonesome. This picture is the day we won the coveted Trail Class in the Estes Park Gymkhana. I took us three years but we did it! It was the happiest day of my life!
Now, after being diagnosed with Atypical Parkinsonism I need to raise $1000 to secure his spot at a boarding facility or let him go to friends to be re-homed in Granby...I'm not ready to let him go!
Working with him helps me with my physical issues. and I have an exceptional trainer who does hippotherapy and other activities which help with my disability.
The money will go to pay up front for his hay through the winter. I will be able to pay his board once the hay is paid foras he will earn his keep partially by being a program horse and will also be sponsored by another person.
It isn't easy for me to ask for help, but I just can't imagine my life without this boy so soon!
I have mounting medical bills since my diagnosis . I know I won't always be able to continue to do the things I do with him but don't want to cut our time short while I still can.
I have some wonderful friends who have agreed to take Smokey when the time comes and I am so very grateful. I just don't want to do it before both he and I are ready. I want to spend the winter building our bond and giving him a job that makes him feel valued.
My birthday is in a month and I would be so grateful if you could find in in your Heart to donate a few dollars to my "Keep Smokey Home" fund in honor of the most beautiful relationship ever.
The funds are needed as soon as possible to secure his
spot at the ranch. Thank you in advance for whatever you can do to help.
In Loving Gratitude,
Lauren and Smokey Lonesome
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