FCER is a volunteer based 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.
Horses as Healers and Educators
by Kelsey John
Kelsey does an awesome presentation of explaining the Navajo Mustangs relationship to their People. Kelsey worked with FCER horse Bambi, who had been one of our most challenging horses to connect with. Ultimately Kelsey adopted Bambi - the perfect person for her! Here's the link to watch this video https://youtu.be/zGYM7F5x9ak
Critical Care Intakes
Dulce came to FCER on Wednesday April 24th. Her owner's daughter reached out to us for help. We picked her up and transported her immediately to Animal Haven Clinic in Farmington, NM. Because of the dire condition of her feet the decision was made to sedate her, lay her down, and then do all 4 feet. Farrier Steve Mathews went to work with a reciprocating saw to cut off the first bunch of hoof. Now Dulce is recovering from her procedure. We're waiting another week before working on them a little more. She's quite a gal though. The next morning she was at her stall door bright and shiny, waiting for someone to pet her. We took a little walk, but not far, as Dulce is still wobbly and unsteady on her new feet.
Hay is for Horses! It sure is. And now is the time to fill our hay barns. We feed hay 12 months a year and need to get hay in the barns now. Not only to feed our horses this summer, but to stockpile for the winter. Hay prices go up dramatically, sometimes even doubling in the winter. With our current population we spend $6000 a month just on hay. And that’s getting it when the price is lowest – which is NOW! Please help us make our dollars stretch the furthest by donating to the Hay Fund today.
WE DID IT!
We have finally purchased additional land close to our main facility!
Barn Tours are your opportunity to come out and visit the horses with a guided tour of the facility.
Volunteer Orientations are to sign up to be a volunteer at FCER.
Orientations are at FCER starting at 1 PM and last appx. 1.5 hours
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!