Central Virginia Horse Rescue founder Cindy Smith had fostered a lifelong dream of saving equines from the traumatic reality of slaughter. When she was offered an old bony work mule that had been turned away from slaughter in 2009, she knew it was time to move forward with her dream.
At Greenfield Equine Retirement Farm the mission is to provide a forever home for each of the horses that finds its way here. “We want their last days to be their best days,” states Angela Self, one of the founders of Greenfield Farm. Specializing in elderly horses that need a place to live the life that they have left, it all began with the simple act of helping a friend in need.
Due to the wide variety of animals in need, Hope’s Legacy takes in any equine that needs assistance. “We are an all-breed rescue so we get everything from minis to draft horses and anything in between,” says Maya.