If you cannot sponsor a horse at this time will you consider a one-time donation of any amount to help us help the horses?
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Due to issues that arose during the COVID-19 shutdown, we have made some changes to the "Sponsor A Horse Program." We have made some updates to the program. We now require a minimum of 3 months of volunteering prior to a request for entering the Horse Sponsorship Program. We welcome you to volunteer and interact with the horses and other animals during this time to see if our program is a good fit for you. It will also give you a chance to get to know the individual horses and see which horse might best fit your needs. Volunteering for a 3 month period allows you to learn somewhat about the care and feeding of horses as well as how the ranch operates. You will feel more confident and comfortable as you learn if sponsoring a horse is really a good fit for you.
F.R.I.E.N.D.S. has a very unique program that offers horse lovers the opportunity to "Sponsor A Horse" at an affordable "Flat Rate Monthly Donation". There is no lease or "time term" in our contract. So, you may sponsor a horse for as long as you choose, and you are not "locked" into anything. However, our contract does say that if you decide that "sponsorship" is not for you, what we do require is a 2 week, written notice to terminate the "sponsorship".
This program is convenient, easy for everyone and we have something for every budget. This program is geared toward people that can not afford the high cost of owning and boarding a horse. It is also geared toward beginner and intermediate riders that have limited time and have never owned a horse before. It is a terrific program for parents who don't want to jump into the deep end of horse ownership, the high expenses of owning a horse and the time commitment. Our program will teach children what it really takes to have a horse and what they will have to do to help care for them. Everyone knows kids change gears easily, & do it with sports and hobbies all the time. We solve the problem of worrying about what to do with a horse if they are no longer interested in it or you can no longer afford it.
No experience is necessary as we match you to one of our "orphans" based on your riding ability and experience.
If you are interested in sponsoring a horse, we offer two options, "1/2 a Horse" or a " Whole Horse". The first step to sponsorship is establishing your budget. Once you know that, we can show you the available orphans within your ability and price range. The difference between having a half or whole horse is how much access you have to your sponsored horse. If you are sponsoring 1/2 a horse you get 15 days per month and if you have a whole horse you have access to your sponsored horse every day.
What is included in your "Flat Rate Monthly Donation?"
The Horse, Stall, Feed, Hay, Supplements, Stall Cleaning, Feeding, Watering, Turn Out & Monthly Dues.
The cost varies based on the horse sponsored. Applications and payment CANNOT be done online. An appointment must be set to go over the Sponsorship Program, Rules & Regulations and so you can meet the available horses. Payment must be made upon signing the application.
Private Access Key
Access to your sponsored horse from “Dawn to Dusk” ~ Riding is only allowed in the late afternoon with weather permitting.
Choice of Bumper Sticker
Access to our CLOSED GROUP for Members on Facebook
What is not included in the "Flat Rate Monthly Donation?"
Paste worming every 7 weeks=$13.00. Shoeing every 6 to 8 weeks, if reset $45.00 or new shoes $50.00. Shots & Worming once a year at $125.00 - $150.00 per horse. Vet Bills - Cost depends on the injury, average cost $100.00 - $300.00. Vet bills are NOT a regular expense. These prices are for full sponsors, so if you choose half sponsorship, please divide the costs in half.
If you are interested in our SPONSOR-A-HORSE Program and you would like to set up an appointment to come out and meet the available horses please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our facility is located at 19801 Sheridan Street, Southwest Ranches, Fl 33332
We are a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization that was established in 1987. We remain Broward County's oldest and largest horse rescue and only equine sanctuary. Our facility is located in Broward County on 50 acres of land and over 10 acres of pasture turn out for the horses. It doesn't cost anything to come and check it out. We have many different interactive programs you may find appealing.