Visiting Days End Farm Horse Rescue

I emailed Days End Horse Farm Rescue over a month ago while I was visiting my parents in Florida to ask if they would be interested in me coming to the farm to take photos of their horses. They answered back right away and asked when I could come out -- and this week I finally made it! Nicky Wetzelberger, the rescues Community Outreach Director, toured me around the farm. We went out in the fields to visit with the geldings and mares whom are all portioned off to their own pasture. 

As you can see from the photos, each horse has their own colored tag on their halter. These colors tell the volunteers which horse is temperamental (red), doing better (yellow) and ready for anything (green). Nicky also told me their names and their story. Every single horse on the farm has their own story and they all start sad but end on a happy note. When you see the before-and-after photos, it is hard to believe it is the same horse. They went from malnutrition, skin-and-bones, sick with disease to happy, healthy, and full of strength and vigor. 

I personally fell in love with a two year old yearling on the farm. She followed me around the field and nibbled at my camera bag as I took photos of her fellow pasture mates. Needless to say, when I got home the dogs wanted to know where I had been to have such a unique smell.

 

I can't thank can't thank Days End Farm Horse Rescue for allowing me to take photos of the horses they have rescued and I cannot wait to visit them again!

I highly recommend that you tour the farm and, hopefully, perhaps become a volunteer! They give tours, which must be scheduled by appointment, so email/call to set up a time to visit this lovely farm, the volunteers, and horses!

https://www.defhr.org/

 

Here are some photos I took during my time there...