PLEASE JOIN OUR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS FOR IJADA
IJADA is 20-years-old. On November 4th we bailed her out of the Lone Star Kill Pen in Texas. Without our intervention she would have shipped into Mexico to be slaughtered.
From what we know so far, she came through a livestock auction in Louisiana along with several other Thoroughbreds who were culled from the Guidry operation. The other horses had individuals and rescues step up for their redemption. IJADA had no one.
Unbridled is devoted to championing for older mares. They are the least likely to be saved off of the kill lots. Through the generosity of contributors we raised her bail money and have paid for her freedom ride to quarantine at Spirit Run in Gilmer, TX.
We are in need of financial aid to assist with her quarantine ($750), veterinary care ($250), shipping to New York ($2,000), andmonthly sponsorship partners for her aftercare in Sanctuary.
In New York, IJADA will join our teaching herd of sanctuary mares to introduce students to ‘who’ horses are, and to foster kindness and empathy through hands-on engagement. Thoroughbreds like IJADA have much life, light, and love to give. Our senior mares are the best teachers, and they melt even the the most calloused hearts into a new consideration of the who-ness of horses.
With each of the horses we have redeemed we have their individual stories in development to be included in a larger series of publications. We'd love to include you in IJADA's journey.
With sincere thanks and gratitude for the generosity of your time and consideration for IJADA.
OUR MISSION: Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation (Unbridled), is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization devoted to saving the lives of Thoroughbred horses who are at-risk of entering the modern slaughter pipeline. We believe that every horse is worthy of compassion, respect, and protection from harm. Through advocacy and education Unbridled sheds light on the inherent value of horses and seeks to change the cultural view of Thoroughbreds as commodities to that of friends and companions with moral status, and valued as autonomous and fellow sentient beings.
The Thoroughbreds we redeem from the slaughter trade arrive in shock and trauma. The hell of enduring livestock auctions and kill pens takes a mental and physical toll.
With time and space, most regain their health, dignity, and grace. When they are ready, we work to find them loving homes.
For senior and special needs horses we offer a place to call home in Unbridled Sanctuary.
SPONSOR A HORSE
IJADA is from generations of beautiful bloodstock. Her breeder Allen E. Paulson was the owner of the great racehorse CIGAR. Mr. Paulson loved his horses. He was the breeder and owner of IJADA's dam SIDONIA, and he purchased IJADA's granddam NUREYEV'S BEST as yearling for $560,000 at Keeneland July in 1986.
Mr. Paulson passed away on July 19, 2000.
Unbridled is a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit public charity serving the needs of Thoroughbred Horses since 2004
Tax ID 77-0664331
We are a volunteer-based organization devoted to saving the lives of Thoroughbreds who are bound for slaughter, retiring, in peril, or unwanted.
We offer rest, refuge, second chances, and safe homes for Thoroughbreds of all ages.
MEET THE HORSES
There are many ways that you can meaningfully amplify our impact and embolden our mission to usher in a new era of kindness and consideration for the "who-ness" of Thoroughbreds.
Join our team and become part of our story: VOLUNTEER, DONATE, FOSTER, ADOPT, SPONSOR, INTERN, BUY SWAG, GET SOCIAL WITH US, BE AN AMBASSADOR,
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