Spirit Keeper Equine Sanctuary
501(C)(3) Non-Profit Charity
Sponsor Patch by the Month
Patch is a pinto gelding who stands at about 14.2H and weighs about 1000 lbs. His approximate date of birth is Spring 1999. Patch originally went to Ruby Ranch Horse Rescue (RRHR) after being one of the last horses standing at the Cavell slaughter plant in Illinois that closed in 2007. Patch was adopted and well cared for, but his family ran into financial troubles keeping their ranch and Patch was returned to RRHR to find another excellent home. In 2012 Patch went to a foster home for the winter and returned to RRHR in May 2013. Over the years much time was spent training Patch and he was with a few different trainers. In September 2013 and after much evaluation and careful consideration RRHR determined that Patch was not suitable as a riding horse and would do better as a companion horse. Spirit Keeper Equine Sanctuary has experience with 3 other horses who came to Colorado from the slaughter plant along with Patch and this has been our assessment of each of them as well. Whatever happened to Patch and the others in their past has caused them to experience extreme anxiety and concern under saddle to the point of it being a safety concern for the horses and any riders. In the fall of 2013 Patch was sent into another foster home where he kept another lonely horse company. It seemed Patch was a lucky boy to find an excellent permanent foster situation where he could be a companion horse. In January 2019 Patch’s foster home contacted RRHR saying they could no longer keep him. With RRHR no longer having a facility of their own, they asked to have Patch transferred to Spirit Keeper Equine Sanctuary. Unfortunately, due to our own financial stress Spirit Keeper Equine Sanctuary is unable to admit horses into the sanctuary program. Patch’s foster mom agreed to pay Patch’s special needs board with Spirit Keeper through May 2019 while a new adoptive home or foster home could be located for him. Unfortunately, Patch, a 20-year-old horse who cannot be ridden, has not found anyone willing to welcome him into their family.
RRHR is working on finding another rescue or sanctuary to take Patch or to find him a new home. Patch was not an easy horse to initially integrate into a herd of other horses here at Spirit Keeper. He didn’t get along well with several groups we attempted to place him with. Patch is now established and bonded with a group of geldings and one mare who he is getting along well with. We hate to disrupt Patch’s life yet again, relocate him again, and send him away to an uncertain future. To allow Patch to remain at Spirit Keeper Equine Sanctuary 501c3 we are looking for someone to sponsor his stay here. Sponsorship is $250 per month which covers his feed, veterinary and dental care, farrier care, and other incidentals. Individuals, organizations, clubs, or businesses, etc. can sponsor Patch for one month or more if you like. During your sponsorship month you can visit Patch, take photos/video of him, take photos/video with him, and advertise your product/business/club (or whatever) on our website and Facebook page.
NOTE: If you have a specific month or months you would like to sponsor Patch please indicate that at checkout; otherwise, we will assign you a month and let you know what month(s) you get to be Patch's benefactor for. THANK YOU!
Some of the Horses who will Benefit from this Fencing