Rocking R Ranch and Rescue is an organization that prevents horses from being killed by bidding for them at livestock auctions and then taking them to a safe place. This rescue organization that is based in Mississippi also takes in donkeys, mules, and mini-horses.
Jennifer Aylesworth, the Vice President of Rocking R Ranch and Rescue spoke of the love and devotion the founders have for these gentle creatures. She says how they would always go an extra mile from preventing any horse from ending at a slaughter house.
“We rehab them and find them a new home where they are placed under contract,” she told Liftable. “If they cannot remain at their new home they are to come back to the rescue. We have many permanent residents as well that are not considered adoptable.”
This time however, they not only saved the life of a 30-year-old pony, but they made one boy’s wish of owning a horse come true. After learning that the pony would be offered at the auction, Aylesworth and her mother made sure it wouldn’t end in the hands of someone who would kill it.
“The very old, the very young, and the untrained are the most at risk equine at an auction,” she explained.
Aylesworth knows all to well how to distinguish a kill buyer from a private buyer and only bids for an animal if she is certain it would save them from being slaughtered.
Among all those people who took part at the auction, there was an elderly gentlemen who seemed very interested in getting the pony. When Aylesworth’s mother approached and asked him why he wanted the horse so badly he explained how his young grandson loves horses and he would really want to get him one.