The Issue: Aging Horse Corrals
Corrals undergo damage over the years, both from the horses who run within and the rain and sun beating on them from without. Currently such weathering has caught up with many of Laughing Pony Rescue’s corrals: some gates don’t latch correctly and some panels are bent and rusted. To ensure the horses stay safe, Laughing Pony Rescue must rebuild many of its enclosures.
The Campaign: Rebuilding Horse Corrals
All donations to this Grassroots campaign will be used by Laughing Pony Rescue to rebuild the corrals at its rescue facility. For every $150 raised, Laughing Pony Rescue can purchase a new panel or gate, plus the hardware to connect them. With restored corrals, the horses and the humans who tend to them will be able to interact safely.
Laughing Pony Rescue
As with many equestrians, Celia Sciacca’s affection for horses can be traced back to her childhood. When she was just 10, she received her first horse, Hot Foot Honey, who she would ride bareback through the streets of New York. In a way, more than 300 horses now owe their health and happiness to this steed, because Hot Foot Honey sparked in Celia an abiding passion for the animals that lasts to this day. Working closely with the United Pegasus Foundation, Celia takes in sick, abused, and abandoned horses of any breed, and rehabilitates them through her organization, Laughing Pony Rescue.
As president, Celia oversees an all-volunteer staff that tends to as many as 20 horses at a time, giving them nutritious food and clean water, daily vitamins, and plenty of room to run, roll on their backs, and nap in the sun. Horses at Laughing Pony Rescue also find something that the herd animals can lack: the companionship of other horses and positive social interaction with people. For example, Laughing Pony Rescue offers therapeutic riding sessions for adults and children with disabilities. After training and veterinary care have given the horses back their strength, Laughing Pony Rescue puts the animals up for adoption and sees that they live out their lives at a loving home.