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Kachina, a victim of violence, and Carol Grubb, trainer for Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary, share a tender moment.

by helping to fundraise, handling the adoption process for rehabilitated horses and pitching in to help the never-ending list of chores that are part of a busy horse sanctuary.

Youth play a big role at the sanctuary. Each summer dozens gather as part of the “Youth Corral” program, designed to enlighten young people to the plight of the American horse, provide physical activity away from computers and television, and teach responsibility, teamwork, compas- sion and the innate connection between humans, horses and nature. Equine Voices also partners with T e Youth Center of Southern Arizona, allowing young people to spend time at the farm, learning by helping. T ey discover new skills and ambitions by interacting with other volunteers and the horses. Friendships are formed, and the thread that connects them is the love of life that cradles Equine Voices.

T ese and other programs at Equine Voices create fun and excit-

ing adventures and learning opportunities for children and adults. And the teachers are those once unnoticed, unwanted horses who are happy and grateful for the chance to help. Did you know Gulliver has a fan club? You can join his fan club

for just $10 a month. You’ll get newslet ers, a cool sticker and be part of something wonderful helping to change lives, animal and human. To fi nd Gulliver’s fan club go to www.equinevoices. org While you’re there check out all of Equine Voices terrifi c programs, success stories and links. Check out their horses and foals ready for adoption. In March 2010, Equine Voices became the fi rst equine rescue

and sanctuary in Arizona to be recognized and certifi ed by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the nation’s premier organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries. “Equine Voices is exemplary in so many areas, it is hard to choose

just one to highlight,” says Pat y Finch, executive director of GFAS. “But clearly laudable is their work to help pregnant mares and their cast- off foals, cruelly exploited for urine collection, used in the production of estrogen-replacement drugs. And their eff orts to educate the public and medical community about the cruelty inherent in procuring them.” Gulliver, we thank you and Karen for helping so many to notice

the unnoticed.

Dutch Henry is a novelist and freelance writer who writes about “People & Horses Helping Horses & People.” He resides in Virginia with his wife of 35 years, Robin, along with his horse and dogs, cats and chickens. You can reach Dutch at He would love to

hear from you. His novel, “We’ll Have the Summer,” is available on Amazon and Dutch’s website


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