To raise awareness of equine slaughter in America through education, and by rescuing and rehabilitating unwanted or slaughter-bound horses and, using affection, training and dedication, develop their skills and spirit through equestrian drill competition; then fulfill their potential by placing these horses in new adoptive homes to give them happy, long and productive lives as riding companions.
How We Started:
In 2005, a couple of girls decided to form a new equestrian drill team in the Pacific Northwest. In putting together the team, they found they had lots of willing riders, but not enough horses to go around. They decided to go to the auction and pick up some inexpensive horses. But once they saw what was happening at the auction — all the amazing animals going to slaughter — they knew there had to be a different mission for the group. From that point on, their philosophy was to save unwanted horses from slaughter, rehabilitate them, retrain them using drill, then adopt them out to forever homes. The Cowgirl Spirit Rescue Drill Team (CSRDT) was formed.
For more info, visit the website: www.csrdt.org