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.
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.