Joni Paterson says ...
Primo!! Absolutely primo. I investigated a lot of equine rescue organizations and can honestly say ERAF is one of, if not, the best. They do exactly what they say they do: rescue magnificent horses from dire fates, provide excellent care, allow them to heal and progress to find their natural abilities, and carefully vet loving homes for them. The volunteers are so passionate and well trained. Love and respect just flows! The facilities are top notch and the organization is well managed by consummate professionals who know and love horses and what it takes to run a clean business based on integrity. Donor dollars are well placed here. They are used appropriately and efficiently. Gosh, what more can you ask for??? So impressed!! ERAF is an absolute gem!! I'd give them 10 stars!!
Grace Ratto says ...
"This wonderful group of loving, caring, & thoughtful people do amazing things rescuing, nursing back to health, training, & especially regaining the trust of, these neglected & abused horses so they can find a forever home. The transformation is incredible & heart warming. Want a way to give back? This is the right place for young & older!"
Robin Brooke says...
"What an amazing place! The loving energy that surrounds the barn (cleanest one you will ever find), paddocks, and grounds, is a reflection of the people who come together (from all walks of life) to save lives and wrap their arms and hearts around beautiful and amazing horses once forgotten or abused. Volunteer here and not only will you help some amazing horses but you will feel great yourself!"
Susan Burigo says ...
"Good Morning Linda,
I was dragged to ERAF by my good friend who loves horses. She was telling me what a wonderful place this was, a place that rescues horses, where 90 something percent of all donations go straight to the care and well being of the horses. I thought that was wonderful but horses? I'm a dog person. Horses are so big and kind of scary. She finally talked me into coming to a fundraiser to volunteer. I thought that would be OK, no horses there. Well I met some really fantastic people while I carried boxes and helped clean up after the event.
Next step was for me to actually go to the barn to volunteer, but, horses, they are so big and scary. Needless to say I went and now I'm in love! The volunteers are such wonderful people. I'm making new friends and learning so much about the everyday care of these gentle giants.
There are no CEOs making three figure salaries, in fact I think there are only two to three people that even make a salary, the rest are dedicated volunteers.
This is such a wonderful organization, I couldn't think of any place I'd rather give my time to. These rescued horses come to us like skeletons and leave with their forever family looking healthy and beautiful.
There is always something to do, building, mending fences, mucking stalls and pastures, grooming, haying, feeding, doing laundry, but mostly I love hugging the horses. And you know, they are not so big and scary anymore.
Susan Burigo, a PROUD ERAF VOLUNTEER!"
Susan BurigoNow An ERAF Volunteer