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 are licensed by the State of New Mexico, and 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.
Spring has Sprung Projects
Spring has sprung and so have several of our gates and fences!
The Spring Project list includes:
We need to build some additional pens with portable panels, so if you have or know of some that could be donated or reasonably priced please let FCER know.
Repairing/replacing gates (6) we have 3
Repairing existing fences (broken welds)
Finishing some fences that need the rails
Pen cleaning - we have 2 tractors if someone knows how to operate
And Manure Removal to the dump (or other place if you know of someone that would take it). I'd like to use a dump trailer for this if we can borrow.
General cleanup of trash (boards, etc) to take to dumpIf you can help with any of this it would be greatly appreciated!!
Come on out, roll up your sleeves, and start on your summer tan!
The New Mexico Livestock Board (NMLB) is currently listing horses that have been found on the "Lost/Found/Estray page of their website. These horses are listed for 5 days and then sold to the highest bidder. Bidding may occur through a variety of methods, but the method of choice seems to be through email bidding. At the close of the 5 days the horse is then "disposed" of through either the write in/call in bidding process or the horse(s) may be taken to a local auction.
To address this change in tactic and save these horses from slaughter a group of concerned citizens have formed a Facebook page to raise funds to purchase these horses directly from the NMLB. FCER has offered to help by collecting the funds for the Equine Estray Protection Fund and helping to secure foster homes and permanent homes for these horses. If you would like to contribute to this fund, please click the PayPal link to make your contribution.
Spark came to FCER on 3-3-14. He had been dumped at a ranch. We estimate Spark to be about 25 years old. He was a cribber at some point so his teeth are very worn, making aging him difficult. We named him Spark because there was still a little spark left in him when we brought him home. And that's about all that was left. His appetite has greatly improved and he is alert and aware of his surroundings. Spark will go to the vet 3-24 for an evaluation.
Spark's evaluation went fairly well. He has a heavy parasite load, ulcers, is anemic and has a slight respiratory infection. But by some miracle NO heart murmur! Since he is in fragile condition we will be addressing his issues slowly. First for antibiotics and iron supplement. Then the worms and ulcers when he is strong enough to withstand the stress.
UPCOMING EVENTS -
Volunteer Orientation at FCER April 19th
2 - 3:30
Registration is required
Open Barn Tours
Open Barn Tours are your opportunity to come out and visit the horses with a guided tour of the facility