We have humanely euthanized Seneca Sunglow on Thursday, August 9, 2018. He was 30 years old and had been having difficulties with his club foot and constant abscesses. It was time to let him go and be free from pain. It was a very difficult decision for me as he was my favorite horse but he let me know he had enough pain. I miss him terribly and his morning greeting in the barn, the smell of a horse and the soft munching sounds in the barn when eating hay. God never failed us and RRRHorse never ran out of money. We had just enough every time. God gave me wisdom not to purchase hay this Spring and because of that, I was able to take care of Sunny properly in his final time with us. Thank you everyone that supported RRRHorse. .
John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but will have eternal life.
Rainbow Rescue Ranch Retired Horse Ministry began as a vision in February, 2010 while attending a weekend retreat with a group of ladies from my church called Sisterkeepers. We decided to call our group Divine Destiny. Six ladies spending time with our Father God and listening to the dreams in our hearts and the dreams He had for us. God showed me three "R's" just like the picture above and told me "Rainbow Rescue Ranch". He also showed me a heart around the three R's. A friend of mine who has since gone home to be with the Lord would find heart rocks on the shores of Lake Erie and made this special heart rock for me. All she knew were the three R's and the heart and my passion for horses.
Three and a half years later, the vision, the dream of Rainbow Rescue Ranch has finally become a reality. While we can only provide care for two senior horses at a time, those two seniors will NEVER see the inside of a trailer headed to slaughter.
I have rescued horses and I have humanely euthanized two of my aged horses. Gem was about 28 years old and had colic. She could not be saved. She was humanely euthanized on our property and I stayed with her to the end. Moses was about 26 and for the last six years of his life, he was fed, loved and pampered. He had arthritis in his hips and the past two winters we didn't think he would make it but he had such a strong will to live. He went cast in his stall in April, 2012 and though he tried valiantly to get up, he just couldn't do it. We put him down in April, 2012 and I stayed with him to the end.
In June, 2017, Hero was humanely euthanized and in October, Aaron also had to be euthanized. Both were loved to the end, lots of grazing, apples, gingersnaps and peppermints until it was time to say goodbye. I stayed with them to the end and talked to them as they crossed Rainbow Bridge. Please see the Updates tab for further explanation as to why we helped them along and out of pain.
This sanctuary is in existence only by the grace of God and my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank you Jesus for holding my hand when I wanted to give up. Thank you Father God for hearing my declarations that this sanctuary WILL come to pass and all Your promises are Yes and Amen!
Matthew 19:26 says, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible".