We Are Here To Help You Feed Your Horses In Difficult Times
Offering a Helping Hand to Those Needing Hay for their Horses
Provided Through End of the Trail Rescue &
Colorado Unwanted Horse Alliance (CUHA)
The mission of the Western Slope Hay Bank is to help keep horses with their families, so they don’t end up getting sold at auctions and realistically, the vast majority of them are going to go to slaughter. Many people recognize their horses’ value as extending far beyond their pedigree, which would be an unimaginable option for them to go to auction.
“The people we help are often very hardworking individuals who don’t step forward to ask for assistance until relinquishment or a sales auction is their very last option,” says Kathy Hamm, director of Dream Catcher Therapy Center and End of the Trail Horse Rescue, which operates the Western Slope Hay Bank through End of the Trail Rescue in Olathe, CO. “These people don’t have any other options and if we don’t step forward to help them, they are placed in a situation where they have to choose between feeding themselves and feeding their horses. Please let us know if we can help with hay for your horses.”
“We are receiving many calls from responsible horse owners wanting to relinquish their horses to our sanctuary because they feel they have no other option,” Hamm continued. “Creating the Hay Bank allowed us to offer people another option and extends our outreach far beyond the room at our sanctuary.”
The Hay Bank is designed to prevent the abandonment, neglect, euthanasia or relinquishment of horses when their caretakers are struck by the difficult economic times. The high prices of hay, difficulty with a job situation, a medical issue and natural disasters are all issues we support and lend a helping hand with. The hay bank is a logical way to help these struggling horse owners bridge the gap in a difficult time and continue to care for their horses responsibly while they work to get back on their feet.