FCER is an all volunteer non-profit group dedicated to the rescue of horses, burros, and mules: their rehabilitation (both physically and mentally), and their adoption into good, loving homes. We will assist wherever, whenever we can, to help horses in need.
Located just outside Aztec, in the Four Corners area of New Mexico,we follow the guidelines for rescues as set forth by the AAEP (American Association of Equine Practitioners). This guide can be viewed by clicking on the Forms icon, then AAEP.
Happy Valentine's Day
A Valentine’s Day Letter from Revere & Senior Groomer Aunt Jo
I thought you might like to meet this beautiful blue-eyed pinto. He’s slightly dirty and decked out in a Valentine heart garland. His name is Revere, and he doesn’t know if the British are coming. He came from southern NM where the owner had too many horses and didn’t take care of them. Revere is 17 years old, and he arrived skinny, in need of dental care and feet trimming. He’s a kind horse who is doing really well now. I told him about Valentine’s Day and asked, “What do you love, Revere?”
He answered, “What do I love? I love sweet hay, mash in a black pan, cool water, and warm air. I love nice brushing, soft talking, warm shelter and clean hair. I love watching big Nick open gates which is actually quite rare.”
“Revere, I thank you for your answer. Can I ask what you don’t love?”
“Certainly, Aunt Groomer Jo,” replied Revere. I don’t like horse dentists, farriers and ‘stangs with ‘tude. I don’t like sudden loud noises, a dirty stall, or any kind of meanness. But what I hate the most are trailers - even trailers with hay inside like a nice place. Trailers are monsters except when they bring you home.
“Anything else you’d like to add, Revere?” I asked.
“Yes. If you will be my valentine I will be yours! A sign on my stall door says: Love for Sale. Soft kisses for a$1.00. Sloppy wet kisses for $5.00 I want to give Deb and Terry money for more grain. Did I get that right, Aunt Jo? “
Mostly, Revere. You ARE A GOOD HORSE! Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!
FCER has the opportunity to acquire much needed acreage! A 2 1/2 acre parcel of irrigated pasture will soon be ours with your help! This parcel is located very close to our main facility and land here doesn't come available often - especially irrigated. We intend to use the parcel for much needed relief, as well as being able to provide our horses some time in a pasture setting - something we can't do now. We need to raise $70,000 to obtain the property and replace the old fence around it. It even has trees for shade!
Please Help Give Our Horses some Green!
FCER Awarded GFAS Verification
FCER has been awarded Verification Status by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries! GFAS is the only globally recognized organization that provides standards for animal sanctuaries. This is totally voluntary on the part of FCER, and we did it to hold ourselves accountable and to provide our donors assurance that your donations are well spent!