This month’s featured client is a new one at Jump Media: Days End Farm Horse Rescue! 🐴
The nationally and internationally known non-profit organization is celebrating 30 YEARS of rescuing horses this year! Since the Maryland-based organization’s founding in 1989, Days End has rescued more than 2,300 abused horses. (That’s🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴 x 230 a.k.a. a LOT of horses!) Now, we’re so excited to get to be a part of telling Days End’s story and spreading the word about their mission in order to save even more horses!
Here are 4️⃣ things you likely didn’t know about Days End Farm Horse Rescue that we think are pretty neat!:
1️⃣ The rescue isn’t just about rescue. Days End Farm Horse Rescue is also hugely committed to education 📚, and the organization offers educational programs and classes for kids, adults, and animal welfare professionals. School groups can frequently be found on field trips at Days End, and the Days End team travels to schools, universities, conferences, and more – all in an effort to educate others about horses and the important issue of equine abuse and neglect. Days End also offers incredible internships in areas like equine care and rehabilitation and equine training – and they get applicants from all over the world!
2️⃣ The rescue gets its name, Days End, because, for founder Kathleen Howe, at every day’s end, there was no better place to be than in the barn with the horses. (We couldn’t agree more, Kathleen!)
3️⃣ Days End’s work is made possible by generous donors and by an incredible volunteer base. In 2017, 1,100 volunteers gave 51,736 HOURS of service! And what’s really neat? The volunteers don’t have to have any horse experience! The Days End team offers onsite training and various volunteer options, allowing volunteers of all ages and abilities the chance to make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected horses.
4️⃣ Visitors are welcome almost any time – no appointment necessary. That’s a rare find at horse rescues, but the Days End Farm team is always willing to stop what they’re doing to take the time to give guests a tour. For them, it’s a valuable part of continuing to educate others on horse care and equine welfare.