Equine Rescue and Animal rescue Sanctuaries are all over the country. Over the years I have helped out various rescues with donations of artwork for fundraising or with in-kind donations of my time. Late last year I offered my horse photography services to the Yavapai Humane Society Equine Program. June 4th was the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new facility in Chino Valley, Arizona. It was a very warm sunny day. Perfect for a grand opening.
The equine rescue and adoption center…
is located at 3731 N. Road 1 West Chino Valley, Arizona. The new YHS equine adoption center situated in Chino Valley incorporates rescue rehabilitation and adoption protocols. I had a chance to meet and talk with YHS Director of Equine Initiative Nina Ekholm Fry. She explained that the facility is not a place for horses to live out their lives. “The purpose is to find the horses that have been neglected, abused or abandoned that have quality of life and the potential to be somebody’s horse.” Horses will be rehabilitated and re-trained if needed. The facility also features an intake area for medical treatment and evaluations. The method of rehab being that will be introduced and implemented here is called a track system. This allows the horse free reign to move about and eat and exercise on it’s own will. The horses will not be kept pent up in a small stall.
Prescott Arizona photographer is just one of many supporters of the Yavapai Equine Rescue Initiative
Many local companies and hundreds of volunteers and community donations are responsible for getting this project off the ground and coming to fruition. It’s wonderful to see how big and small donations can make a difference in the lives of animals. I feel honored to have been a part of the creation of this years Equine Calendar and would gladly offer my services to do it again next year.
If you want to help support the YHS Equine Initiative financially, visit their website to make a donation. At this site, you will find instructions on how to direct your gift directly to the Equine Initiative.
Jody Miller is a professional photographer specializing in Horse Photography, Equine Photography, and Equestrian photography. Her work can be viewed online here in her gallery section, and she is also featured at Arts Prescott Gallery, in Arizona.