Diesel needs help!!
Diesel is one of the newest additions to our rescue that needed a phallectomy to survive! We have his surgery scheduled but we need your help raise $900- $1000 to help cover the cost of the surgery, medications, recovery care and start toward his nutritional improvement.
The last year of life for Diesel and his previous owners has been very hard, life had thrown them many curve-balls and they were managing to stay at bat but this most recent curve ball (Diesel injuring himself) was a swing and a miss. Diesel's previous owners were not ready put him to sleep but they could not afford all the cost of his surgery to fix him. So they called us to see if we could help. Due to the nature of Diesel injury he needed a drastic surgery so he can continue to urinate. He will have a phallectomy and to be castrated at the same time in hope to prevent him from injuring himself again in the future. With Diesels body condition along with the degree of damage he inflicted upon himself, surgery holds some high risk but this sweet boy is worth the effort! Which is why we are asking for your help. Would you please consider donating to help Diesel!?! No donation is to small, every little bit helps! Because with out people like you, horses like Diesel would never have had a second chance!
Help Diesel by choosing one of the following donation options:
Mail a check: Ride-A-Rescue
3390 Roanoke St.
Christiansburg, Va 24073
3390 Roanoke St.
Christiansburg, Va 24073
Update on Diesel:
Many thanks to everyone that came out to help support Randy Tuck!
April 1, 2017 was our
Trail Ride Poker Run, Dinner and Music Fundraiser for Randy Tuck!
With the help of Professional Catering Services Inc. (who provided the Hot Dog Plate and catering), All For Jesus Ministry (who provided the live amazing music), many individuals (who donated snacks, dinner plate sides, drinks, prizes, physical labor and so many different things) and of course all the AMAZING participants ( 63 trail riders and many more who came for the Hot Dog dinner); our fundraiser raised a
little over $2800
to help our friend and farrier, Randy Tuck, who is currently out of work due to his injury. GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!! And thank you all so much for your love and support.
Congratulations to Monica Longest for collecting the best poke hand and Lori Miller for collecting the worst poker hand!!!
May God bless each and very one of you who showed your support for Randy Tuck!!
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Recent horses rescued that are in need of help!
Posted March 20, 2016
On March 8th 2016 Ride-A-Rescue was contacted about 4 emaciated horses in Floyd County that were in need. One horse on the property had become entangled in a fence while trying to find food and had died. Of the remaining horses, an 8 month old filly named Gambler, was down and unable to stand on her own. Her body condition score was 1. Once at Ride-A-Rescue, Gambler was immediately attended by volunteers and a licensed veterinary technician. Under veterinary orders, an intravenous catheter was placed in the very dehydrated filly; she was monitored carefully the following 24 hours and given fluids as well as introduced to feed. The next day, the veterinarian was out to pull bloodwork and overall assess Gambler and the other three horses, but unfortunately Gambler was far too weak, anemic and emaciated to be saved even by drastic measures. The other three horses include: Gambler’s mother, Cassino Royal aka Cassy, who came in with a BCS of around 2; Gambler’s 2 year old sister, Chancie, who has a BCS of 2-2.5 and is the size of a weanling; and Chancie’s mother, Roulette, who is in the best condition of the bunch at around a 2.5 BCS. Roulette also had some old wounds that had to be attended by a veterinarian.
Winterfrost Farm’s and Ride-A-Rescue has in their care 58 horses other than these. The rescue does not often rely on donations as the horses in the Ride-A-Rescue program tend to pay for their own care by being good equine citizens providing trail rides and riding lessons to the public and attending special events in the NRV area. While three more horses may not seem like a lot to take on, winter is often a time of hardship for all livestock caretakers as winter feed is typically the biggest expense. These three horses need more feed and veterinary care than the long term residents of Winterfrost Farm and Ride-A-Rescue. As winter funds have been depleted caring for the rest of the rescue herd and spring rides/lessons have not yet truly started to bring in money for 2016, monetary donations for assisting in buying additional food and paying for veterinary care would be greatly appreciated!
Hay, grain, dewormer and other non-monetary donations are also truly appreciated but please keep in mind that we have these horses on a specific feeding/vet care regiment, so we advise you to call or email for specific non-monetary donation needs.
Thank you so much for taking you precious time and energy to read about these sweet horses that are in great need of help! Without amazing, caring and loving people like you, Ride-A-Rescue would not be able to do what we do and help the horses we help! Please know that no donation is too small!
Fun Show and Obstacle Course Adventure
Posted: June 1, 2015
We had a wonderful time during our Fun Show and Obstacle Course ride in May. With the help of our volunteers, much hard work was put into making the outdoor arena ready for our show classes. Thank you to all of our volunteers and patrons who helped make this weekend possible. Visit our Facebook page to share your photos from this weekend, and we hope to see you again next year.
Radford Farm Rescues Horses and People
Posted: March 29, 2015
Many thanks to Travis Williams and Matt Gentry from the Roanoke Times for their time and effort in writing a wonderful article about our rescue operation! If you haven't seen the article yet, then check it out at the Roanoke Times.
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