Save A Life, Today! by Sarah Winfrey
Horses were once revered creatures who explored the planet with humans, helped us build nations, and sometimes died so people could live. Today, these noble creatures struggle for their very survival. Like so many things in this world, they have become merely disposable.
Think about it. Each sweet foal today is born into a harsh world. People have expectations for these young animals that are unreasonable for their minds and little bodies. A foal will have just a few months with his mother, to grow and thrive in peace. Then, if he is lucky, he will find a wonderful family and live out his life trail riding or learning another discipline with a human companion. But it's more likely that he will face a life of torment, trying to please people but never being able to do so. He will face discomfort and unkindness and, in the end, will die alone.
This might seem like overkill, but it isn't. Every day, horses suffer abuse, neglect, and starvation at the hands of human beings. In this misery, they spend their final days on the road, being hauled to slaughter. This is the plight of so many wild, domestic, and working horses, and it doesn't only happen abroad. Here, in our country, state, and town, horses are disposed of like trash every day.
At All God's Creatures Foundation/Beyul Ranch, we do everything we can to save the lives of these noble animals. We strive to bring them peace and comfort and to relieve their suffering. In many cases, we are their last hope, with one of the only programs still around that offers these animals comprehensive care and a life-time sanctuary.
But we need your help! Caring for these sick, injured, dispirited animals is expensive, and we can't do it alone. Participate in the Save A Life Today! campaign and come alongside us as we work with these wonderful creatures.
The Gem Tree
A tree represents so many wonderful things in our world. It offers a place of gathering for shade, a landmark of recognition, the peacefulness of just being, and patience of growing in one place. The saying of “Be a tree, grow strong roots and reach for the vastness of the stars”, applies to all of our lives.
Now image a mystical tree supporting beautiful colored filled gems of wisdom, compassion and healing. The gems are shared freely with everyone whom cares and nurturers for, the brilliant wish-fulfilling gem tree. The light from the gem tree fills the inner atmosphere of people and the glow can be felt into distant far off places.
This is your invitation to become part the gem tree at Beyul Ranch. Making a difference in the lives of others and growing your own internal atmosphere. The Gem Tree will help keep our minds focused and our hearts open.
With this moment, I wish for you,
That everyday starts with hope
And everyday ends with peace…