Dolly is a black thoroughbred mare with Nasrullah in her pedigree, born in 1986.
Her registered name is "Cornish Doll" and she came to us as a relinquishment due to her owner's health issues.
She is broke to race only, and we had initially planned on re-training her.
However it became apparent that Dolly serves a different, more important purpose.
Cheyenne and Studly were both blind.
Dolly faithfully fulfilled the role of seeing-eye-horse for Studly and Cheyenne.
They relied on her to show them where to step...her eyes are their eyes.
Sadly, Studly, our wonderful companion, passed away in December of 2015. He was 27 years old.
Dolly still faithfully guides Cheyenne.
Beautiful Dolly is a guest in our Sanctuary.
Jethro also resides in the same enclosure. He is very gentle, has shown he wouldn't hurt another horse, so we put him in with Dolly and Cheyenne. The three horses live quietly together.
We are asking for your help in sponsoring Dolly. She is a valuable asset to the rescue, she cares for two horses, taking the burden off of us, so we can care for the others.
Dolly is fed 18-20 lbs of senior feed per day to keep her weight up. That much feed adds up quickly. She goes through a $20 bag of feed in 2½ days.
The three horses in that enclosure alone eat one $75 bale of hay per week.
We must pay $25 every 6-8 weeks to keep her hooves trimmed and healthy so she can care for her charges. And we haven't yet mentioned the costs of floating her teeth each year or worming her every 8 weeks as routine health maintenance.
This is the cost of the maintenance of one sanctuary horse alone. We don't spend money to train Dolly for adoption, or have high medical bills for Dolly. Imagine what it costs to care for the horses who are up for adoption, or injured when they come here.
Dolly is only one of the many horses the rescue cares for on a daily basis. We run the rescue with volunteers only. There are no paid positions. All of the money we receive goes to the feed and care of the horses.
Please help us with Dolly's care and feeding by sponsoring Dolly monthly. By sponsoring her, you would be contributing to the care of two other horses, three altogether, with one sponsorship.
We understand that this is a serious commitment. We ask that you consider this commitment carefully and choose an amount that works best for you to maintain. Any amount we can count on is helpful to us.
Click on the button below to start a Dolly sponsorship through PayPal.
Thank you so much!
If you would like to help us provide long-term care for these horses, find out how you can sponsor us monthly.