April was another exciting month for PND! Park North sponsored a division at the local GOHJA show and we were able to make progress with the development of some other exciting pieces for the brand. PND was also featured in The Small Town Equestrian Blog (I will post the link in a separate post)! However, most importantly we were able to make a feed donation to Faith Equine Rescue that is based in Lakeland, Florida.
Faith Equine Rescue is operated by a family passionate about the rehabilitation of neglected horses. When you visit their website and click on the donate tab, you'll notice that they have a "Worst Cases" link that has a warning outlining that the images displayed may be distressing to some. Of course, I had to click on it because this is not only the most heart breaking part of what these great operations do but they also (usually) have very happy endings with amazing transformations. The pictures are quite disturbing, horses of skin and bones are displayed. Literally, nothing but skin and bones!
As they mention, it is not easy bringing a horse back and re-introducing them to quality feed. As any horse person knows, their stomach's are already finicky enough! It takes constant monitoring and meticulous care to ensure the horses make a smooth transition back to health. While the "before" images are heartbreaking, Faith's also displays their "after" images as shiny, plump, healthy horses. Even some that have been adopted to their forever homes! This is what drives the PND movement, just seeing the time, effort, love, and of course money that people put into saving the animals that we love so much. Be sure to check out Faith's for more information about the work they do!