Last Saturday, at a live broadcast for the grand opening of Tractor Supply Company in Tell City, I had the opportunity to meet and talk with Becky and Pat from Horse Rescue South, Inc.

Becky and Pat and their team travel southern Indiana rescuing horses from homes where they are being abused--sometimes knowingly, sometimes unknowingly. That's right. Some of the horses are rescued because they have been unwittingly mistreated by owners who simply don't know enough about what they are doing to properly take care of these animals.

Stormy BEFORE. (Horse Rescue South, Inc.)

I have to tell you, Becky and Pat told me some horror stories--some with happy endings and some, unfortunately, with unhappy endings.

One of the success stories you can see illustrated on this page. The picture on the left of Stormy was taken soon after he was rescued. It took a year--and approximately $10.00 a day--to nurse Stormy back to health. As you can see in the picture on the right, he's looking pretty good.

Horse Rescue South, Inc. operates on funds made solely from donations. If the money doesn't come in, their hands are tied. So there is a constant need for fundraising events like the one this Saturday in Tell City at Orschlns.

Stormy AFTER. (Horse Rescue South, Inc.)

Rescue horses will be on hand as will representatives who will gladly explain all the work that is necessary to make sure these extraordinary animals are brought back to good health.

The event will feature Jeff Varner and his mule team, along with others, who will provide free wagon rides. There will also be a dunking booth, bake sale, glitter tattoos, face painting, and food will be served.

Plus if you'd like to sign up for the corn hole tournament, contact CJ Ransom at 812-719-3171. It's a Round Robin tournament with an 80% payback, the registration for which will start at 10:30 with play beginning at 11. The price per team of two will be $30.00.

If you'd like to see more of what Horse Rescue South, Inc. can accomplish, check out