Illinois March 31, 2019
Not Many People Know About This Horse Sanctuary Right Here In Illinois
If riding horses is your dream, there’s a horse sanctuary located in Beecher, Illinois that will make you think you’ve died and gone to heaven. From equestrian therapy to educational programming, this wonderful place offers many fun ways to get involved with these majestic creatures. Check it out:
The Illinois Horse Rescue of Will County is a nonprofit organization in the northern part of the state that promotes the well-being of both animals and humans. It uses a unique style of rehabilitation to save the lives of horses and people alike.
All the staff at this organization are volunteers and the place is 100 percent run on donations which go toward funding bedding, food, medical attention, and the educational and therapeutic programming.
This amazing horse sanctuary currently houses 28 horses with room for seven more in quarantine as they are brought in and evaluated. Each is given medical attention and their own treatment plan before being placed for adoption or in one of the on-site programs.
For more information about adopting a horse, check the sanctuary's website (link below).
Programming at this horse sanctuary includes educational and therapeutic services. Equestrian therapy is available for at-risk youth, veterans, and kids and adults with developmental disabilities. The programs aim to help individuals overcome fears, build self-esteem, engage in a non-judgmental experience, and work on skills like time management, decision-making, and responsibility.
Educational programming is also available to the general public at this incredible place. Whether you schedule your own appointment or show up to an event, you'll get to learn how to groom and saddle a horse as well as have the opportunity to ride.
Horses are not the only lucky critters to be saved by this outstanding organization. It also operates a Barn Cat Program that started in 2012. It aims to take cats from barns, factories, and warehouses and re-home them.
You'll actually find all sorts of critters on-site at this unique place. Birds, bunnies, lambs, donkeys, reptiles, chickens, llamas, and many other animals in need have been the benefactors of this rescue organization.
This incredible horse sanctuary is always in need of donations. Whether it's money or supplies, your charity is much appreciated. One asset that is very helpful for the organization is land to grow hay to feed the horses.
If you wish to visit this horse sanctuary or participate in its programming, you'll want to contact the organization ahead of time to set up an appointment or find out when scheduled programming is taking place. Office hours are Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. as well as Saturday between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
The Illinois Animal Rescue of Will County is located at 3751 W Church Rd., Beecher, IL 60401, and you can learn more about it on its
website or Facebook page.
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