Yesterday, Cooper and I had the chance to volunteer with a local horse rescue, Laughing Pony, in honor of one of our donors, Rebecca Payette.
Laughing Pony is a small operation located in Rancho Santa Fe, just east of my hometown. The organization has a small staff that works day and night to care for 10-15 horses who have all been badly abused or neglected. The owner, Celia, works to rehabilitate these horses and provide for them, even sometimes staying up with them all night, and once they’re back in health she works to find proper homes for them. This process can take a while– we were told she once turned down thirty applicants for adoption for one horse because none of the prospective owners had a home that would be better than the situation the horse currently had at Laughing Pony.