The purpose of PPER is to Rescue, Rehabilitate, and Rehome.
The first weekend I started volunteering at PPER I helped with the Rescue of the five minis. I was nervous about what we would find when we arrived and what shape the ponies would be in. There were 4 stallions and one mare.
First thing I learned very quickly is that a stallion is a stallion – doesn’t matter if it is a mini, a pony or a full-size horse. A mini stallion is just as aggressive as his larger buddies.
Michelle's First Day at PPER
Dedication – that’s the word that comes to mind when I think of Pasture Pals Equine Rescue, affectionately known as PPER. There are currently 32 horses, 5 donkeys, a hinny, a mule, 3 bovines, 3 goats, a potbelly pig, and 4 dogs, in their care at 3 different locations. 18 of them are at the West Olive location alone!
Yesterday was my first official training day. Since I am over an hour away and work full-time, I can only physically volunteer on Saturdays.