In February, an all-volunteer effort launched to assist a local American Saddlebred owner, who suffered the unexpected loss of a loved one who was the primary caretaker for their 10 American Saddlebreds and a Hackney pony. Team American Saddlebreds (TAS) helped the owner with temporary care for the horses by providing feed, hay and care. TAS has homed seven of the original 11 horses. There are three American Saddlebreds and a hackney pony that require immediate placement.
TAS is looking for permanent homes for the remaining animals, as well as feed and labor donations. Pictures, descriptions and applications for the horses are available upon request. Donations accepted by PayPal (11ASBtreasures@gmail.com); by check (Versailles Saddlebreds, c/o Team American Saddlebreds, P.O. Box 308, Copake, New York 12516); and by donations of feed/shavings/hay, etc. (Woodford Feed Company, (859) 873-4811-TAS Account).