HELP RARE LIPPITT MORGAN HORSES STAY IN THEIR HOME
Please help us purchase hay for 9 pure Lippitt Morgan horses living on a farm in Massachusetts, as winter approaches. Lippitts are a special strain that has been carefully selected and nurtured to have the qualities of the original Morgan horse –sturdy, smart, handsome and versatile. The farm owner, Elyse, is committed to the well-being of her horses. At considerable expense, she has rescued two she bred and sold to what she thought were good homes – one from abandonment on the West Coast, and one from abuse in the South. They are again home where they belong, safe and restored to health.
But now Elyse faces unexpected outlays and financial difficulties through no fault of her own. For many years, she has been able to count on income from a small rental apartment on the farm and from breeding and selling her special horses. But her rental unit was left in need of serious repair by former tenants, and it needs considerable work before new tenants can move in. Her horse business suffered a sharp decline in the recession, and she has not bred any since 2008. In the summer, her horses eat the lush grass in the farm’s extensive pastures, but in the winter hay is needed, and she is running out of money to buy it.
Please join with us, her friends in the Morgan community, to raise $1800 for hay to tide Elyse over for a couple of months, until the apartment is repaired and new tenants are found – please help these special horses stay in their home.
Donate $50 or more and receive an “autographed” picture of one of the Lippitt horses.