Kindred Farm Horse Rescue

Tanya Boyd is a bundle of energy with an easy smile and a twinkle in her eye.  She also saves unwanted horses from the slaughterhouse.  The owner of Kindred Farm in North Gower Ontario, Tanya does everything she can to rescue the horses and ponies that are sent to auction and often purchased by meat buyers.  These are once-loved family pets, racehorses, trail riding horses, even petting farm ponies....they all have a story, and they all deserve much more than this.  I first visited Kindred Farm this past spring and met the whirlwhind that is Tanya Boyd.  Together with an army of volunteers, Tanya addresses any medical issues the horses may have.  Once the horses settle in at Kindred Farm, they are re-trained with care and compassion, and eventually they are re-homed to spend the rest of their lives with loving families.

 Tanya Boyd with rescued horse Demi

Tanya Boyd with rescued horse Demi

This summer, Tanya Boyd was a guest of honour at a luncheon hosted by Ladies Who Lunch.   The women in attendance raised $680 for Kindred Farm.... and Tanya did a beautiful thing with that money.  She went to the livestock auction and rescued 'Red' the thoroughbred racehorse and 'Lucy' the pony from the slaughterhouse.  Red and Lucy fit right in at Kindred Farm!  Ladies Who Lunch founder Catherine Landry (and our dogs Heidi and Dude) visited the farm to see how the newcomers were doing.  At the time of this writing, Red was adopted by horse lover Ashley, and Lucy is going to stay at Kindred Farm as a sweet pony for children.  For information about Kindred Farm, click here.

 Catherine Landry with 'Red', rescued from slaughter

Catherine Landry with 'Red', rescued from slaughter

 Rescued horse Red, rescued pony Lucy with Tanya, Catherine and Red's new owner Ashley

Rescued horse Red, rescued pony Lucy with Tanya, Catherine and Red's new owner Ashley