VFR EQUINE RESCUE
“You don’t throw away a whole life just ’cause he’s banged up a little.” ~Seabiscuit
“Back to Gold”
The VFR’s Rescue Thoroughbred
The power of “Gold”
RELAXED, RESTORED, and REJUVENATED
FINDING THE GOLD
The first glimpse of the Gold…, a broken racehorse…the thin body…the sadness in his eyes, alone in the corner of a small dirty stall. He was scheduled to be “put down” at the end of the week. Gold who was once a valued race horse was mismanaged given up as no longer worthy of support. And now, alone and forgotten, he awaited his fate.
FINDING THE MAGIC
Enter David, on a chance visit to the barn, saw the faded beauty and the glimmer of light in the soft eyes. He offered the voice of comfort, the gentle touch, the hope of rescue. That evening David went home and remembered a quote from the film “Seabiscuit”… asked why he was saving this horse…the reply was, “because I can” …the next morning Gold was rescued and the vision of him as a symbol for VFR was born…” For the first time in a long time, somebody cared. For the first time in a long time, you were no longer alone”.
THE PERFECT FIT FOR VFR
VFR’s vision of providing a healing journey is symbolized by the rebirth of Gold…The belief in the power of healing both man and animal is personified in his comeback. Both the rescued and those who rescue are empowered by the compassion and caring in a world frequently too busy to become involved. VFR will become a safe haven for man and beast with healing and helping hands all along the journey.
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