Hi there, Hey there, Ho there! We are as happy as can be! One year ago today, (July 4, 1998) we rescued a skeletal, scarred black horse from one of the Southern California feedlots. It turned out that this 4 yr. old was a registered American Saddlebred named Kerry On Kenyatta out of Winter Sultan. We named him 2nd Chance, or Chance for short.
This magnificent character of a horse is now sleek, fat, shiney, no trace of the scars that were all over his back, and he is a clown! He is my husband's horse and it is an emotional experience to watch these two together. They are learning together and teaching each other. And to think this wonderful horse was going to slaughter.
Chance was our second rescue. Our first rescue was Libbey. She was rescued from the same feedlot a week earlier. It was the presence of these two wonderful equines in our lives that inspired us to see if we could help some of the other horses we saw at these feedlots.  Thus, the idea of True Innocents Equine Rescue was born. For that we are grateful. But the idea could never work if not for people like you who go the extra mile to help the horses in need. We thank you from the depths of our hearts.
Although TIER itself has but a few horses, most of which need retraining before they can be adopted out, we, as individuals, have been very fortunate to be able to have been a part of over 80 horses being ransomed from the feedlots and finding safe, healthy, responsible homes. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this.
Also, (gosh, will she ever quit typing???) we are proud to announce that True Innocents Equine Rescue, T.I.E.R. is now a bonafide 501(c)(3)! A State and Federally approved non-profit equine rescue! Yup, your donations are TAX DECUCTIBLE! HA!
Thanks for your encouragement, faith, shoulders to cry on, experience, strength and hope. Without you, there would be no TIER. I cannot do this alone, but, WE CAN do it together.
And.....(Sheesh, isn't she through yet?)
Take a gander at the new pics of Chance in celebration of his birthday!