HfH Assists Financially Strapped Texas Horse Owners
“I can get by with a little help from my friends…” In the middle of a financial crunch, the difference between a horse staying with the family that loves them or having to send the horse off to a rescue, or worse, sending it to auction, is often a matter of needing just a few more dollars. When the choice comes down to either buying hay and feed or feeding the family and putting gas in the truck, the horse suffers.
It isn’t the horse owner’s fault. Bad things happen to good people – jobs are lost, illness strikes – and what was once a secure home for the horse becomes torn by a family that is struggling to hold it together.
That’s where we can step in to help and where you can keep your eyes and ears open to direct horse owners to Habitat for Horses for assistance. We ask that you help provide a bit of oversight by occasionally checking on the horse and making sure things have leveled out. Our number one, primary goal is to keep the horse in the home. If a little bit of financial assistance can help, we’re willing and able to step forward.
All it takes is a phone call. The Habitat for Horses Financial Assistance Program is often able to step in and grant that brief amount of monetary assistance that helps a family get through their money crunch. Our goal is to keep the horse out of the rescue, out of the auction house and staying in the home with the family.
- There is a brief application for assistance that will need to be filled out.
- Once approved, money will be sent to the service provider (vet, farrier, feed store, etc).
- All we ask is that the applicant agree to follow up visits so that we know the horse did actually stay in the home.
Habitat for Horses will help pay for:
- necessary medical attention
- dental work
Please contact the office for more information – email@example.com or call 409-935-0277 during business hours Monday – Friday
Please pass this along to your vet, feed stores, riding clubs – anywhere horse people gather. You never know how close someone might be to needing financial help.