Horses and Hope 2014 calendar preview: September
Shown in these photos is the latest group of adoptable Standardbreds from New Jersey's Horse Rescue United. Volunteers at the rescue teach the horses about being ridden and expose them to a variety of environments under saddle; horses learn about the trails and the beach and are trained to cross water, ride in groups, and become all-around riding horses.
Lovely Lucille (above) earned over $300,000 on the track, and had less than an hour under saddle at the time when we did this photo shoot. She handled it all in style.
Horses and Hope 2014 Calendar
Horse Rescue United is one of the many organizations featured in my 2014 Horses and Hope calendar. With the help of Gina Keesling of HoofPrints, the 2012 and 2013 Horses and Hope calendars featured stories and photos of hundreds of horses. Thanks to the support of horse lovers everywhere, it raised thousands of dollars for One Horse At A Time, helping hundreds of horses in need directly, and untold others indirectly through increased public awareness. Now that we have two calendars' worth of experience to draw upon, the 2014 version promises to be even more exciting, even more creative, and as always, inspirational and positive.