I know that many who are led to follow rescue efforts often “know” better than those successfully rescuing.

Folks, I know that many who are led to follow rescue efforts often “know” better than those successfully rescuing.
I get it.
We, the rescuers, do not know anything from our years of work. We are ignorant, Right?
I know we’ve rehabbed cases most everyone else in the nation said couldn’t be saved with success. I know we’ve made a non-profit rescue work in a place no other had before over the long term. I know we’ve been transparent and proven almost 300 times over, we know what we are doing. . .
Apparently, we are fools, right? I (personally) have no idea what is going on here, right?
I wish that all of you who know so much more could take this unpaid position and run with it because it seems those who have never done this work here with the success level we have (first time in our state’s history) know better than we do over and over and over again.
I hate to be grouchy.
But you know what? You haven’t held the horses I have. You haven’t talked to them in their final hours like I have. You haven’t ran your hands over the bones of living creatures like I have after living 20 years as vegetarian, since you were a young kid. You haven’t been there giving them kisses and handfuls of grain when you came too late like I have. You haven’t been there when not another soul would be there. . .to validate their life.
You haven’t begged for their lives like I have to law enforcement. You haven’t prayed over their lives when it seems recovery from starvation was unlikely like I have. You haven’t sat with my team, haven’t seen the tears, haven’t spent days unable to sleep like I have. . .
You do not remember them like I do. You do not talk about them years later, remember little bits of their lives. . .
SO forgive me if I can’t take your Facebook, keyboard warrior, expert advice as seriously as I take my own blood, sweat and tears. The blood, sweat and tears of a team that blows my mind, that are my friends and my team. A team that is priceless beyond any measure.
I am sorry. I can’t.
If you cannot respect experience we’ve proven out over years, over many videos and posts and photos, move on.
We aren’t the page for you.
We are a rescue for someone looking for something higher, better and something proven. Keyboard warriors fail at life, in my opinion, but what do I know?

5 thoughts on “I know that many who are led to follow rescue efforts often “know” better than those successfully rescuing.

  1. You are so right. Us keyboard warriors have very little clue of all you have experienced and the knowledge you have of how it all works. God bless you and your team for the strength to deal with the things you see. Bless you for all you do, the ones that don’t make it at least are loved and have the comfort of a loving touch at their end. The successes are amazing because of your love and dedication. Thank you for all your hard work for such beautiful creatures.

  2. Shared..
    What got you to this point that you felt the need to write this…?
    I have always noted that people make the choice to speak negatively of another as this is a weakness within, but it takes a person with strength and integrity to speak well of and Positve of another and there work….
    Keep on keepin on your team is impeccable…untouchable…respectable and above all successful…

  3. I feel what you are saying. I too have rescued but on a way smaller scale than you guys. I too have cried over the state of the horses that have come to my home, been there with them in their final breath, loving them and whispering them to their sleep. It is a hard life and all rescuers, whether you are big or small..only able to take one horse every so often, my thanks go out to every one of you. The Horse rescue world is a tough one, the rescues are bad enough but the people make it way more difficult than that needs to be…so much gossip and hate. It has to stop. If you can rescue…then rescue. If you cannot…then support the rescues and maybe offer some time or a bale of hay. DO something. Talk is cheap, doing has so much more value.

  4. very well said like I tell people it’s not issue issue it’s really a shame that all the rescues can’t work together because there’s strength in numbers but I see so many greedy selfish things that I’m appalled that I thought that way I’ll be able to work together so everything you said in there I could have said it better thanks for all you do and for the horses that you help and that’s a big thank you from Corral of Comfort Horse rescue

  5. Praise God! You said what needed to be said! Para phrased it amounts to ” Walk a mile in my shoes, before you tell me how”…………………….Thank you for your heart of hope and Bless all your efforts on behalf of these loving creatures, AMEN!!!

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