MECHANICSVILLE, Maryland (Oct. 5, 2018) — This weekend, Last Chance Animal Rescue and the Maryland Fund for Horses will host “Appy Fest,” a two-day family friendly festival (Oct 6 and 7) celebrating the rehabilitation and training of some of the 100 plus starving, feral Appaloosa/Quarter horses seized from a farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore (read their story at DelMarvaNow.com).
Appy Fest 2018 is an innovative way to find new homes for horses from large scale cruelty seizures, as well as showcase the horses and their training.
Horses are available for meet and greets as well as adoptions at the event, according to a release from Last Chance. Appy Fest 2018 also includes a trainers’ competition, horse adoptions, equine demonstrations, shopping, food, face-painting and pony rides.
In March 2018, more than 100 starved feral horses were seized from a farm in Wicomico County. The horses were placed with rescues throughout the Mid-Atlantic area, and since then their recovery has been nothing short of miraculous. Most of the horses have received professional training, preparing them for new adoptive homes.
The next stage of their transformation is finding loving, permanent homes. There are several mares who have had foals who are also available for the public to meet and see their training.
The two day event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m on Saturday, Oct. 6., and Sunday, Oct. 7, at Last Chance Animal Rescue’s Eldorado Farm, located at 29844 Eldorado Farm Lane in Mechanicsville (click here for map). Adult admission is $7.50 for both days or $5 for one day. Admission is free for children younger than 10 years as well as seniors and veterans. To purchase tickets, fill out a horse adoption application or to get more info: http://bit.ly/APPYFEST.
Note: On the bottom righthand corner of their APPYFEST page, they have a list of hotels offering discount APPYFEST attendee rates. Mention APPY FEST when making your reservations.
Really. We do — our beloved horses around the world.
Every one of them are our sweethearts, full of love, ready to give and receive love.
Even those horses who appear shy, or not very sociable, they are sweethearts too. There is a loving heart inside that waits only to be encouraged by the patience, trust and love of someone else.
It may be another horse who befriends them, loving them, caring for them, and giving them hope and understanding.
Perhaps it is a kind human who offers them a loving touch, holds them when they are frightened, or suffering and feeling alone — and that the world is anything but a place where there is love for them.
Someone who lies next to them and comforts them in their final hours, maybe showing them love for the first time in their lives. Even if for a few days, hours, or simply moments — they knew there was some love in the world for them.
For anyone who has been loved by a horse, who have heard those welcoming nickers, you know there is no other feeling like it. You have been accepted into their herd, their family. They see you as one of them, and there is no higher tribute than that from a horse.
We have added a page to our current website that existed on our former website. It is called “Horse Quotes”.
It is very inspirational. There is a lot of love on that page. There are quotes from people who have loved and been loved by horses, or been awed by their beauty, grace, warmth and elegance.
Here is a sample:
When your horse follows you without being asked,
when he rubs his head on yours,
and when you look at him and feel a tingle down your spine…
you know you are loved.
~ John Lyons