Missouri Forget-Me-Not is a 501c3 organization.
All donations are tax deductible!
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We are in desperate need of foster homes. If you have pasture and the resources and desire to care for horses in need, please contact us as soon as possible. We get calls daily about horses who are starving or neglected. Please, please do what you can to help. We are full and the rescue situation has never been more dire. Unfortunately, it's not going to get any better this year... Hay is horribly expensive ($70-$80 a round BALE) IF you can even find any. If you have any pasture and/or can foster a horse, that will give us the ability to save another soul. Please contact us immediately if you can foster a horse. Or, click the DONATE button below and give what you can. Thank you...
Our Annual BBQ Contest fundraiser was great fun! The winner of the Vizio 47? 3D-HD TV was Debbie Shivers! Congratulations Debbie!
Our mission is to provide aid and sanctuary to abused, neglected, abandoned or donated horses that come to us in need. Work with law enforcement and other agencies in their efforts to rectify situations in which horses are in peril. Provide horses in our Sanctuary with needed medical care, proper nutrition and a health plan to restore them physically and mentally for a new life. Continue educational and fundraising efforts to both help us support our rescue efforts and to promote awareness of issues involving neglect and abuse in our area.
During their rehabilitation, horses will learn to begin to trust once again by living in a sanctuary free of fear, hunger and human caused pain. Once rehabilitated, we will strive to find them a special home with people who will give them a new life where they will thrive with loving care and can live their life with dignity. We believe that by providing a network of support and basic equine educational resources for humans, we can avoid the unnecessary suffering and unfortunate fate that many horses endure. We want to do more than care for the horses who are suffering... we want to find a way to break the cycle of abuse and neglect! Together, we will make a difference in the life of a horse!
Adopting a Horse... You CAN make a Difference
Adopting a horse is an act of selfless love. It's not always a sound "business decision", but it is one of the best things you will ever do! "There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man." ~Winston Churchill Words to live by! We believe that rescue horses are special. Many have endured untold circumstances, but their ability to forgive and move forward is miraculous. As with any relationship, it may take time to address past issues and earn that respect and trust but once that relationship is forged, it is a special unbreakable bond that will last a lifetime.
At FMNHR, we have to believe that we can do more than just care for those horses who are suffering. Our goal is to provide a network of like-minded horse lovers to all horse owners to help educate and prevent the suffering. Many times, people buy a horse with visions of riding into the sunset. More often than not, that dream is never realized and the horse is blamed, abandoned, thrown away.
Horses think and feel and react to situations very differently than humans. Horses are prey animals, so by their very nature, violence does not work to train or discipline them. Horses respond to leadership. One of the very best things we can recommend (and can never get enough of) is to watch a herd of horses in the pasture, or even documentaries about wild horses. Watch how the "boss" horses interact with the herd. It's amazing how just a look or pinning their ears speaks volumes to the herd. The other horse immediately snaps to attention... "YES MAM!"
As horse lovers, it is our responsibility to learn the language of the horse. Watch herd dynamics and find ways to use that information to become good fair but firm leaders with our horse. Learn good horse leadership skills from reputable natural horsemen. Go to the internet and books resource page for some suggestions. In order to fulfill your dream of finding that special relationship with a horse, you must first learn how to be a leader. In any horse/human relationship, there WILL be a leader. If the human doesn't step up to fill that role, the horse will. NOTE: Unexpected and often undesired results will occur when the horse is the leader... :-)
The information page will provide a wealth of resources to help you as you travel your equine journey.
How can you help?
Sponsor A Horse: Your financial support of just one horse will make a huge difference!
Adopt A Horse: A large percentage of horses currently in rescues are rideable! Consider adopting a rescue horse and sending them to a reputable natural horsemanship trainer. You can make a difference!
Foster A Horse: If you can't commit to adoption but have the means, please consider fostering a horse until a new adoptive home can be found.
Volunteer! You don't have to have acreage or even donate one penny to the rescue! You can volunteer your time and talents to help the rescue. Help with fund raisers, help around the farm, brush horses, anything you can do will help make a difference! Let us know what you could do and we'll find you a place at FMNHR!
Donations: While money is always appreciated, we can also use many things on the farm. Hay, tack, blankets, fly masks, halters, grain, treats, hoses, wheel barrows, manure forks, you name it! For those who would like to make a donation of money, we will have our PayPal information on the website soon! Or you can send a check or drop by your donation of cash.
Want more information?
Complete this online form and your request for information will be emailed to FMNHR! Please be sure to complete your Name, Phone Number and Email address so we can contact you ASAP.