Girls Horse Club Blog

How You Can Make a Difference

Published by • Apr 9th, 2009 • Category: Take a Stand

Take a Stand
by Stargazer, age 12

With so many issues hanging over our heads dealing with our beloved equines being hurt, it’s easy to feel as if there is nothing you can do. With the unwanted horses, horse slaughter, neglect of horses, and much more, it seems like no matter what we do, nothing is going to make a difference. But think about it; if you don’t do it, then who will? Sure, there are so many kind-hearted people out there helping horses, but for all the horses that need us, it’s still not enough. Some of us would love to help, but aren’t sure how. If that is the case for you, then read on.

Volunteer
If you are lucky enough to have a rescue center near where you live, then why don’t you give some of your time to help out the rescue? You’ll get to be around horses, and you’ll be helping them too! There are a lot of things to be done at rescue centers. From mucking out stalls to getting horses ready for adoption, there is something for anyone of any experience level to do. See if you have a rescue center in your area and if you do, give them a call and offer your service.

Fundraise
If there is a rescue center or charity that you know of, then you could raise money for them. You could do this by hosting lemonade stands, selling candy bars, or anything else you can think of. Be creative! Also, be sure to tell what you are raising money for, because people will be more likely to contribute if they know their money is going to a good cause.

I know that not all of us have the time or resources to volunteer or fundraise, so I also have some ideas that don’t require much other than yourself.

Educate Yourself
Learn as much as you can about what is really happening to your horses. Get the facts. The more you know about what is really going on, the better. You never know when the information you collect will come in handy.

Educate Others
If there is an issue, like horse slaughter, that really upsets you, then try to get others to support your opinion. Write them a letter or email, or just tell them in person. Give them the facts, and why you think something should be done about the issue. The more people who are aware about what is happening to horses, the more likely it is that these problems will put to an end.

These horses can’t speak for themselves, so we have to do it for them. Now is the time for horses to be treated the way they deserve. Now is the time for change. But in order for change to happen, we have to stand up for what we believe in. So get out there, and start making a difference in our beloved horses’ lives.

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  1. That’s a really good site you put for that link! A horse rescue I really like is Pure Thoughts Horse Rescue.

  2. thanks for this imformative blog on how to help out! And don’t worry about my educating others, a few weeks ago I gave abot an hour and a half speach to my grandma who Horse Slaughter makes me angry and why it is wrong. I told her that killing a horse because it was in too much pain or something like that wasn’t bad but doing it for money when it was a perfectly healthy horse witha bright future gets me steamed. She seemed….in shock that such slaughter was happening!

    I am telling you what, don’t EVEN get me started. I would write a 900 page book on all my frustrations, views, opinons, hates, wishes, and thoughts on slaughter and I still wouldn’t have covered HALF of what I have to say! Seriously, I get steamed.

  3. Fantastic blog,Stargazer!

  4. Gret blog! Very informative!

  5. I think I’m going to look up a rescue center near me right now! Thanks Stargazer, and wonderful blog.

    MM

  6. Great idea for girls who love horses and want to help them, but can’t own their own horse! I’m going to check into this!

  7. I volunteer. :)

    I think it’s the second best feeling in the world. (I think we can all guess what number one is).

  8. Horses?

  9. Great blog! I already volunteer, but I will try to do more!

  10. I’m surprised I didn’t already say this. GREAT blog Stargazer!

  11. Great blog :) I will look into your ideas.