ARLEE — Danyea Logan-Young got a phone call in 2003 about abandoned horses on the ranch she used to work at.
“They have my heart. How could you not love these guys. They’re gods greatest creation. They have heart and soul, and they teach you how to be kind and patient. They’re your best friend, they talk to you all the time," said Logan-Young.
She poured her time and money into finding them good homes.
Then in 2017, she started a nonprofit in her backyard to continue that work. During that time they have help to adopt over 200 horses.
Logan-Young runs the operation with her daughter, and husband who helps take care of the funds and fences.
They have personal horses, and the rescues. Altogether, in the winter, they go through 12 tons of hay a month.
It usually costs them $140 for a ton of hay, on top of vaccinations, farrier work, and care for the senior horses.
“If folks have any money, she could always use it to buy hay for the winter, so there’s always a need for support.”
Hooves of Promise is hosting a fundraiser on Sept. 15 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Big Sky Horse Park in Missoula.