SPONSOR A HORSE DURING COVID-19
Why Sponsor a Horse at Back of Beyond?
Back of Beyond has 12 horses in need of support. Many of these are old, rescued and retired horses and ponies. These special horses are an integral part of our summer Christian Ministries, Biblical Counselling and individual sessions. All these programs promote the saving hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
In a normal year, we generate income to support the horses and the Ministry through wagon/sleigh rides, camp programs and school groups. However, as you can imagine, this is not a normal year. Despite the sudden and unforeseen absence of regular income, the horses continue to need food, medicine and care. Back of Beyond does not qualify for any government assistance and is looking to the public for help.
We are offering a sponsorship opportunity for interested individuals. When you sponsor a horse or pony, for a month, at $300 (the actual cost of feed, bedding, hoof trimming, vaccinations and veterinarian care) you receive an update and a photo. Sponsors can schedule in-person visits to develop your own horse connection for that month. Please call or email when you want to visit so that we can be sure to accommodate you and maintain social distancing protocols.
Click on a horse to learn more about them!
Before Muffin came to live with us she belonged to a little girl with Autism. Muffin was a very special pony to her, however, since Muffin is so small the little girl outgrew her. So Muffin needed a new home.
Once Muffin came to Beyond of Beyond she settled right in and quickly found lots of new children her size to love her. With new children coming each year Muffin will never be outgrown again.
Muffin has Cushing’s disease and requires medication every day. Left untreated she would not survive. Muffin is just like her name, cute and cuddly. She loves to be brushed and is really steady and quiet. Despite her small size Muffin is a strong contender in her herd, proving that small is mighty!
Jackson came to Back of Beyond as a retired show jumper with really sore front feet. Over the years we have him back to being barefoot (no shoes) and he is pretty happy. He is really big (17 hands) and requires a lot of extra food to maintain his weight especially in his old age. His teeth are also getting worn out with age.
He is a really friendly horse and likes to connect with one or two people instead of large groups. Best friends with Damascus. Chestnut has some skin issues that require medications on a regular basis.
He is really enjoying his retirement and has made some special connections at Back of Beyond.
We have calculated the average monthly cost per horse for general routine care is around $300.00 but whatever you are able to donate would be a blessing to us. You can simply use the Donate button below or send an e-Transfer to [email protected]
Sponsor A Horse
Most of the horses at Back of Beyond are rescued or retired show horses. Their riding days are over. They still, however, have much to give and many things to teach people, young and old. For the horses who call this place home, Back of Beyond offers a safe haven, a gentle hand, and a life purpose.
Our Sponsor Program
While many of our regular income-generating programs are closed for COVID19, sponsoring the care of one of our horses enables us to ensure quality care for them. Your support will help with the cost of feed, bedding, hoof care, vaccinations and veterinarian bills.
- Receive updates and photo of your horse
- Come for scheduled onsite visits to develop a connection with your horse
- Stay connected through Facebook Live Events
Social Media Updates
Sponsors will be able to stay connected with us and their sponsored horse through Facebook Live Video Updates. Every week we will create a Live with one of our horses giving you the opportunity to check-in and chat with us.