Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue announces a new program established to provide professional training for WHHR rescue horses
Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue is extremely excited to announce a new program established to provide professional training for WHHR rescue horses.
Sand Dollar arrived at the rescue in 2016 as a 2-year-old stud colt and complete wild with no human intervention. He was infested with internal parasites, extremely underweight and his coat covered in embedded mud and manure. His previous home had 18 horses on a small 3-acre farm with many stallions and mares in foal. WHHR helped by taking 5 horses from the situation 3 of which were stud colts. There are several partners who have come together to make this happen, Jonathan Newnham of Newnham Performance Horses, Richard Hurst of Purina Canada - Equine, Barry Finn of the Rider, Jepma Farms
Jonathan Newnham of Newnham Performance Horses will be providing the training services while fostering the horse in training. Jon is
Richard Hurst of Purina Canada – Equine has facilitated Purina’s donation of feed and will be providing nutritional support. Purina has been sponsoring Whispering Hearts for 2 years and has become a vital partner in the nutritional recovery of the rescue horses. Richard Hurst comments “Purina is excited to be part of the process that turns a forgotten horse into a true member of someone’s life. This program is a result of teamwork and passion by everyone involved. Brenda Thompson of WHHR, Purina, Jon Newnham and Barry Finn are making a great team for a common goal. I can’t wait to see Sand Dollar with his new owners”
Barry Finn from the Rider will be providing media coverage on each horse’s journey. The Rider has provided long-standing and ardent support of WHHR, highlighting rescue stories and donating advertising space. In addition, Barry’s father, Aidan, founder of The Rider, has generously donated his Orange aPEEL products to WHHR and his mother, Katherine, was a caring Whispering Hearts sponsor. The Rider is a six-time recipient of the Ontario Equestrian Federation Media of the Year award.
Brenda Thompson says she is “thrilled and grateful that The Rider will be featuring a blog of our first New Strides horse, Sand Dollar. Follow his journey in the next edition of The Rider to see how he progresses!”
Barry Finn: “We have worked with Whispering Hearts since they began and have been fortunate to see their success over the years. We were so thrilled to be asked to participate in the New Strides Program. It is exciting to report on Sand Dollar and let all of our readers follow his progress. We are so happy to partner with Purina, Jon Newnham and especially WHHR in this amazing endeavor."
Jepma Farms are generously donating the hay for each horse in the program
Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue was founded in 2007 as a volunteer-based, equine welfare organization to ensure quality care and treatment of horses through intervention, education
Brenda Thompson, founder
“How rewarding it is to experience these equine partners joining forces to help Whispering Hearts and horses in our care. Our gratitude is immeasurable. I feel this was the missing link to our program here at the rescue and am so ecstatic to see these horses succeed!”