caring Helping a Horse in Need Writer Lynsi Freitag
Recent headlines regarding the dire fate of horses are difficult to ignore. Stories “There are 170,000 unwanted or unclaimed
have included horses turned loose in the desert, horses in need of a home because of their owners’ loss of employment, and the overwhelming number of unwanted horses in America.
horses in the United States,” says Ken Bacher,
“There are 170,000 unwanted or unclaimed horses in the United States,” says Ken
president of Triple R
Bacher, president of Triple R Horse Rescue. “Our goal is to take horses that have
Horse Rescue. “Our goal is to take horses that have a future and rehab and re-home them.”
a future and rehab and re-home them.” Established nearly seven years ago, Triple R Horse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Cave Creek and is essentially 100 percent volunteer-based. In fact, its home at Rockaway Hills Ranch is generously donated by owners Curt and Amy Roseman, which enables the organization to help as many horses as it can. “We currently have 17 horses at the property and six out in foster homes,” says Bacher. “Our goal is to bring them in, get them healthy and trained, and adopt them out, all in 90-120 days.”
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Published on Mar 29, 2013
April 2013 Edition. Local magazine distributed to North Scottsdale, Carefree and Cave Creek.