Buy-A-Bale 2

Buy-A-Bale 2

Life-Saving Happens Here

Every horse that arrives at the MSSPA comes with a story. Nellie, a sweet Quarter Horse cross mare, spent nearly a year tied to a post with an 8-foot-long rope, an unbearable existence. The halter scars around her ears and nose were evidence of her gross mistreatment and discomfort.

Nellie arrived at the MSSPA’s River Road Farm completely shut down, starving and despondent. The staff gently handled her, established a re-feeding program, and slowly rebuilt her trust. After several months of recovering at the MSSPA and flourishing under the skilled professionals at Horses with Hope, Nellie found her match in adopter Teresa Hough. She knew Nellie would love exploring Maine’s trails and beaches. Their relationship, like Nellie’s physical and mental health, has blossomed. Nellie’s story has many happy chapters yet to be written.

Horses arrive at the MSSPA because they have been forgotten, abused, and cast aside.

When starved horses arrive at the Society, they are provided with all the hay they can eat. Grain and supplements are added when their digestive systems are ready and the horses continue to recover. Each year, the Society’s Buy-A-Bale campaign provides the herd with this fundamental building block in their rehabilitation. Your donation ensures desperately – and deservedly – needed care for every horse that comes to the farm. Please consider making a life-saving gift today.

Feed the horses now

Your compassionate gift can support this campaign and give you a chance to win this gorgeous and functional upcycled Horse Blanket Bag!

Thanks to another generous donation from Alexandra Doan and Katie Dodge of Horse Blanket Bags, the MSSPA is pleased to offer this gorgeous and unique Saddle Bag to one lucky winner. This wonder of a bag repurposes retired horse blankets into a beautiful, sturdy, trendy, and useable bag with a retail value of $250!

Please make your $35 or more donation online by midnight on March 15, 2023, for a chance to win. The prize winner will be notified by email and the prize will be available for pickup at the shelter by March 18, 2023. Shipping is also available.

About the Saddle Bag

This work of art was hand sewn using a horse blanket for the body of the bag, bottom, and front pocket. Designer fabric depicting horses lines the inside top third of the bag. Blue trim, Kentucky leather handles, an inside zipper pocket, an upcycled clasp, brass rivets, and a zipper top closure complete this stunning piece. This custom bag was lovingly handcrafted in Maine by two horsewomen with a desire to support rescue horses.

Dimensions: 14 inches L x 12 inches H x 5 inches W

Constructed of leather, polyester, cotton, and metal

Have a worn-out horse blanket in your tack room, or maybe a sentimental blanket you saved from a special horse in your life? Contact Horse Blanket Bags to turn your special blanket into a custom bag like this one!

If you prefer to make an impact all year with your gift, consider becoming a Horse Hero as a member of the Monthly Giving Club.