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Diamonds in the Rough. A permanent home for retired horses.

Today I learned about Diamonds in the Rough, a permanent home for retired horses.

diamonds in the rough retirement farm for horses"Many of our permanent residents have had interesting and accomplished careers. Some are from well-known, famous bloodlines like Man o' War, War Admiral, Alydar and Secretariat. Others came from careers in Polo, Dressage & Jumping. All of them enjoy the attention of volunteers and visitors."

The 501c3 not for profit charitable organization cares for horses that are often no longer wanted because they are past their prime. In addition to caring and rehabilitating horses, they help the community as well. Their Horses for Heros program allows Military Veterans an opportunity to work with these beautiful creatures, offering a way for them to overcome obstacles in their own lives. This equine therapy helps everyone involved reduce stress and find relationship solutions within themselves.

Diamonds in the Rough also offers both private and group riding lessons. The goal of the organization is to encourage responsible horse ownership in an effort to reduce abuse, neglect, and abandonment. 

The facility is located in St Augustine in the World Golf Village area and can be visited by appointment, or at any open house event. They are having a special event on November 24th, 2012 from 11am - 3pm to ring in the holiday season, celebrate the horses and the volunteers who care for them. 

This organization is run off of donations, so please, if you love animals please consider donating to this worthy cause. 

Like Diamonds in the Rough or Horses for Heros on Facebook.

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 Author Bio: Melissa Marro, Home Staging Industry leader, Realtor, and entrepreneur offers a unique perspective on New Home Construction, Resale Residential Real Estate, and Home Staging

For more information on buying or selling in the Fleming Island, Orange Park, or Jacksonville, area, visit StageListSellNEFL.com or call Melissa Marro (marro.melissa at gmail.com), Keller Williams First Coast Realty, for more information (904-466-2093).

 

Comment balloon 7 commentsMelissa Marro • July 29 2012 12:35PM
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