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 St. Patrick's Day
Sizzle's St. Patrick's Day Tale
by Senior Groomer Aunt Jo
Dear Lads & Lassies,
I heard the sound of a horse running last week at the Rescue. I went to check it out & there was Sizzle galloping the length of the isle - a quick turn, then back the other way. She is a young black and white pinto come to us from Grants. She wore a wreath of Shamrocks. Dad Cee Cee watched Sizzle's performance. When she stopped to catch her breath I walked up and asked, "Sizzle you looked fast and pretty with your Shamrocks. What's your story about this?"
"Oh, hi Aunt Jo. I was just showing Dad how I won the Leprechaun's Race for the Shamrocks. It was held in a hidden Irish glen and hundreds of small fold yelled for me to win. And I did! Later in a parade I was a prancing Irish Princess draped in shamrocks loved by smiling Leprechauns. It's grand to be a winner!"
"Obvious question - how did you get to Ireland?" I asked with a skeptical smile.
"Easy - a wee man came up to me at the Rescue and said, "I saw you running. You were sizzling hot! Would you run in a race to win gold for the Rescue?" "You bet." I answered. The Leprechaun told me to close my eyes while he sprinkled me with gold dust. When he told me, "Open your eyes." I was in Ireland! Aunt Jo, aren't you part Irish? Haven't you been under the spell of Green Magic a time or two?"
"Well, maybe Sizzle. On St. Pat's Day I skied really fast but I never ended up in Ireland." Aunt Jo said.
"So you say. But did you ever see crowds dressed in green, everyone laughing, dancing and kissing? See, I can tell that you have. I think you were there Aunt Jo, and just don't remember. Time and space are different under a Green Spell. Think about. Want to see me run again?"
I was taken back by what Sizzle said. Maybe.... "Oh, sure, I want to see you run again, Sizzle. By the way where is the gold you won?"
"Deb and Terry have it. They just haven't found it yet." she replied mysteriously. By the way, say Happy St. Pat's Day to everyone from you, Aunt Jo, and me - Sizzle." Off she ran.
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!