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Old Friends in the Stable: Manistee Winapeg
Old Friends in the Stable
Manistee Winapeg (Winnie), a 26-year-old registered Morgan Horse, is the newest retiree to The Ranger Foundation, Inc., located at Greenbriar Farm in Keedysville, MD. The chestnut gelding arrived at the farm on August 16, 2007.
He came from Star Equestrian Center in Hagerstown, Maryland, where he worked as a therapeutic riding horse. After a successful career as a favorite ride, Winnie had to sadly be retired due to troubling arthritis. In 2005, he was chosen as the Maryland Therapy Horse of the Year at the Maryland Special Olympics, but now has knee problems, which could cause him to stumble, making him unsafe for riders.
Winnie was recently featured in the story (ITALICS)A True Horsewoman by Suzanne Thackston, which was published in the June 2007 issue of (ITALICS)Dressage Today.
Adjusting well to the easy life, Winnie shares a pasture with buddies Caesar and Admiral, fellow Ranger retiree geldings.
The Ranger Foundation is a non-profit retirement home for horses that have served people either as police horses, military horses, or therapeutic riding horses. Its mission is to give quality care in a peaceful setting to these horses. The organization is entirely staffed by volunteers.
Sponsors are sought for the horses from individuals and/or businesses. Sponsorships are $100/month, which covers feed, supplements, veterinarian, farrier, and dentist visits. There are also half-sponsorships for $50/month available, as well as $1,000 donations, which count for one full year.
Businesses and distant individual sponsors will receive periodic reports and photos of their horses, nearby sponsors may visit and care for their horse.
Learn more about The Ranger Foundation and sponsoring a horse like Winnie at our website www.rangerhorse.org. Contact Diana at 301-432-2110 if you would like to volunteer to work with Winnie and the other horses of the Ranger Foundation.
Experience the joy of horse ownership by sponsoring one of our wonderful Ranger horses! To learn more about The Ranger Foundation and sponsoring a horse visit www.rangerhorse.org
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