It was just over 2 months ago that we learned that Pony Tales had been selected to receive the $10k Full Circle of Life grant from Horse Plus Humane Society. The funds are earmarked to build a larger barn here to allow for a more user-friendly facility for volunteers and adopters, increase our ability to bring in, vet, evaluate, and care for more horses at a time, and allow us to have space of our own (away from Nate’s shop) for our feed, our supplies, the horses, and our helpers. Over the last two months, the $10k account is slowly, but surely getting larger and we are so thankful to all who have donated so far and plan to do so in the future. Be sure to check out Nate’s GoFundMe here. Stay tuned for another awesome way that you can help raise the roof here at Pony Tales. Details coming soon!But, beyond the grant, we were selected to receive mentoring from the largest equine welfare organization in the United States based on numbers helped each year. In just the first 2 months, we have a new fabulous, easy to navigate website designed by Horse Plus. In just the first 2 months, our social media following has increased by nearly 1,000 followers. In just the first 2 months, 51 horses have found their new homes. In just the first 2 months, we have been able to help 16 more horses at risk and over half of them have already found homes. In just the first 2 months, we kept 10 horses out of the greedy hands of the killbuyers as we outbid them over and over again at the May auction thanks to all of you and your generous donations. But, we’re not done yet. Not even close! And you’ll need to hold onto your hats for the next 2 months!!Next weekend we head down to Breyerfest where the Equus Film Festival will be airing the trailer for the upcoming reality TV series “Horse Rescue Heroes” featuring your’s truly. The following weekend is auction time and we are hoping to get as many as last time, if not more, safe and out of the slaughter pipeline. Then, by this time next month, part of the Pony Tales Crew will be in Tennessee going through “boot camp” with Horse Plus as we learn, hands-on, from the best of the best. We will be bringing 2 of our most trusted volunteers along to learn right beside us. More filming for Horse Rescue Heroes will also take place at that time. Shortly after we return from Tennessee, it will be auction time again.The sky is the limit on what we can accomplish over the next 2 months with your help. We will be working hard the entire time to ensure that we can help as many as absolutely possible. Please consider a small donation to help us help them. And don’t forget my personal goal of helping 200 horses by May 2020. We still have 184 to go and we cannot do it without you. Thank you all!