LOVE: A visit to Last Chance Corral foal rescue

20 Apr

If you want to bring life back into focus, to feel more grounded, to know what is important and help someone else, I highly suggest volunteering at Last Chance Corral in Athens, Ohio.

In a barn on a hill you can surround yourself with life and death challenges that will remind you that life is truly a gift. There is work for anyone from mixing milk or cleaning stalls to washing foal bottoms or simply sitting and giving much needed love.

And that may have been the biggest take away I got from my recent visit to Last Chance Corral; food and care are needed but LOVE should not be underestimated. Many of the foals are sad or depressed…something that cannot be explained but must be felt.

All the foals I have been around before Last Chance Corral have been secure in their knowledge of who they were because of their mothers. At Last Chance Corral this knowledge of security and love must come from the humans and amazingly the foals respond.

This video is only a glimpse into my stay at Last Chance Corral. Spread the word…it might just help to save a life.


Posted by on April 20, 2014 in Inspiring, Video


32 responses to “LOVE: A visit to Last Chance Corral foal rescue

  1. Lesia Lowe

    April 20, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    OHHHHHHHHHH….. precious!!! Love @ 1:43 how they practiced using their shoulder on the pink ball hanging down…. reminded me of Jac when he used his on popcorn!!! I know you had an amazing time…. thanx for the video!!!

  2. Sherri VanTassel

    April 20, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Again, thank you Stacy for showcasing Victoria and all the Last Chance family – two and four legged! It is hard to describe how it feel to be around this “family” – their commitment is so visceral. If you felt tears running down your face or your heart skip a beat watching the video – PLEASE give – your time, your money, tack, items for their Christmas party/auction, Attend the Christmas Party and give from your heart. Can’t say enough about Last Chance and what they do – every minute of every hour of every day….committed to horses (and all animals).

  3. Patricia Andersen Nickel

    April 20, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    A perfect Easter Sunday Video ! Thank you for posting this …. a Second Chance for these precious Babies ! I wish I lived closer to offer my time as a volunteer …sadley I live in So. California.
    Do they know of a place out here that does the samething …saving foals like this? …I would love to do some Loven on these Babies and help take care , even picking up poo ! \(^.^)/
    Thank you and your Family for shareing your ” Gypsy Traveles “with all of us, enjoying every bit ! …and let’s not forget Jac and your cute minis.
    Have A Safe and Happy Trails Ahead !
    And A Happy Easter !

  4. Mariane

    April 20, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I wish there were some organization like Last chance Corral here in Canada. I would love to help and volunteer there.

  5. Malisss Little

    April 20, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Made me cry miss my boy Chief so much got him at 6 month had him for 13 awesome years so to help that went to work at the stables for 7 years. Just miss everything about them soon I have to get me another so I can feel complete again. Thanks for sharing

  6. Kitty

    April 20, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    So sad. I hope they all survive and have happy lives. I also hope the evil people responsible for these orphans pay for what they do to all these innocent animals-the mothers as well as the poor little babies. Hopefully one day there’ll be a law against the cruel practice of stealing babies away from their mothers!

  7. Dwight Lesperance

    April 20, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    These foals will be worth their weight in gold.

  8. Linda

    April 20, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    This was such a beautiful video! I wish I was closer. Such wonderful dedicated people.

  9. Shannon Sanderson

    April 20, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Looks like the most rewarding job ever. Just wish you were closer to me in Missouri. Would love to help and teach my daughter about babies. .We raise calves and she love them too (all animals) .

  10. Teresa Welles

    April 20, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    I loved the video and I love horses.

  11. Sherri

    April 20, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Thank you Stacy for taking your time and helping to spread the word about these wonderful people and great cause!!!!!!

  12. tammy smith

    April 20, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Love the video. Give thanks to the last chance farm for helping all those foals. What those people who do wrong by the foals moms is so upsetting. One day I hope it stops. The farm the babies come to for love an a good home are angles. I hope u always try to help as many as u can.

    • Ghada al Rimawi

      April 21, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      I love this video….very much….

  13. Tarlawn

    April 21, 2014 at 1:32 am

    So sweet!…do these foals get adopted out to loveing homes or do they end up staying there? …they all see to be very comfortable and calm around people and seem to be desensitized to Many different things ,as well as seeming to be socialized well around the other foals. How do these foals end up at the facility..,what has happened to their mothers?

  14. Stucker Trix

    April 21, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Wonderfull!!! Greetings from Switzerland!

  15. kim hastings

    April 21, 2014 at 4:54 am

    Thank u for sharing that special video and for saving the babies. I can only imagine all the work u do. Glad those foals are offered a second chance.

  16. Joann Hunter

    April 21, 2014 at 8:42 am

    I was a little Concerned about how many were in one stall. Also why is there sand in the stall when some can barely walk as it is? I am a huge advocate for all animals. I hope you can lessen my concerns.

    • Stacy

      April 21, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      The stall was open so they can come and go as they please, they choose to gather together. The stall was sawdust, the outside pen is dirt with good traction for when they play.

  17. Jan Pizzano

    April 21, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    If only there was a transport for these baby’s .I think more of them would get adopted ,i for one would love to adopt a couple .
    That would be another way to spread the word and save a life.

  18. Barbara Jean Alvarez

    April 21, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    What is the process if I would like to volunteer some time at the Last Chance Corral?

  19. Madison Ho

    April 22, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Last year New Albany Middle School raised money for LCC and it was so much fun I even know an LCC baby who is at our barn who is being broke to ride for a little girl

  20. Araceli Bussert

    April 22, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    I’m in Florida… I wished i were closer since i think this could be a nice experience. I have family with Alzheimer and this feeling about life that you are describing. I also near when I’m taking care of them.

  21. Lesia Lowe

    April 22, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Stacy?? ….I have sent a donation a couple of weeks ago to try to help with these babies….but I was wondering if you knew of a way to automatically have a monthly donation sent?? no one has answered my question about it…. I am sure they are busy and may not have had the time and I know you are busy toooo…. but I thought maybe you might know since you have been there and maybe could find out….. thanx!

    • Stacy

      April 23, 2014 at 8:29 am

      Lesia- My guess would be that you would have to look at the online donation form…Is that what you donated through? They also take Paypal but I don’t know if the ‘giver’ can structure the monthly allowance. You should take a trip there sometime….I’m already trying to scheme another trip there from Texas!

      • Lesia Lowe

        April 23, 2014 at 11:31 am

        no… I sent a check the first time…. but I thought it would/could be easier if I just did some kind of monthly “auto-pay”….
        I saw the paypal but I am not to familiar with how that works…I have never used it before…. I will just send another check I guess…. girl I would give almost anything to go up there and volunteer…. from Louisiana to there is a long trip too…and I don’t think I could talk my hubby into that…lol…. thanx for the help…

      • Mandi

        May 29, 2014 at 12:18 am

        Any chance you can bring two foals back when you go up to visit? I am from Louisiana and would love to adopt two babies, but I cannot get up there. I guess a followup question would be if not, “do you know any rescues in TX or LA that adopt these babies?” Raised my first paint colt before giving him to trainer for a young girl who wanted to show but couldn’t afford the training! We would love to have new horse babies now that I am done with law school, so that when we have human babies, they can enjoy the love and joy a horse companion brings!

    • Nancy Charest

      April 28, 2014 at 6:47 pm

      Your bank can set that up or you can set it up yourself using the bank’s online payment application. You would set up the donation just as if it were a bill and the money would be paid to LCR every month just like your rent or mortgage.

      I don’t know how to do this in PayPal because I’ve never tried to set it up, but you might be able to do it as a recurring payment.

  22. Nancy Charest

    April 28, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Thank you so much for highlighting the amazing work that Last Chance Rescue does with foals. I don’t meet the criteria for adopting, so I’ll be donating money instead, but I’ve fallen in love with a few of the foals in spite of myself. I still can’t figure out why no one has adopted Silhouette yet. I would if I could LOL.

  23. Gracie Shelton

    June 12, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Where are you guys located at?


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