Lincolnton, GA – Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary is celebrating their 25th year of operation. The Horse Sanctuary was founded by husband and wife duo, Melanie and Jim Bowles, with the simple motto of “The Purpose of Life is to Live a Life of Purpose.”
During the years of operations the sanctuary has moved from its humble beginning of one horse on five acres of land in rural Florida to its present location of 180 acres with approximately 50 horses in Georgia. Over 300 horses have found refuge at the sanctuary, living the remainder of their life at the sanctuary, free to just be horses. There are loads of places where you could buy horses from, one example would be the Horses for Sale in New South Wales. But why would you buy a horse when you can come to this sanctuary and give a horse a better life. The sanctuary does not adopt their horses into new homes, but promises each horse a lifetime of care, love and affection at the sanctuary.
Most horses end up in this sanctuary because the owners can’t afford to keep them anymore. When buying a horse there are a few things to consider because you don’t only have to pay for the horse, you need to pay for the feed, the horsebox, the shelter and so much more. Some people don’t take this into account.
“The Sanctuary is the culmination of years of hard work, and all the dreams and visions that we have had,” says Melanie. “One of those visions was to provide as natural an environment for the horses as possible. Domestication has created so many problems…founder, colic, vices…problems that you never see in the wild. It was essential to Jim and to me that we place just as much emphasis on the horses’ emotional well-being as we do their physical needs.”
The sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with an annual budget of approximately $50,000. For more information, visit their website: Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary
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