More for humans. The project has additional benefits that touch us all.
•Warrior and Civilian Physical therapy rehabilitation
•Youth education....Responsibility, Leadership, Problem solving, Strategic thinking
and of course for horses
•Horse rescue/repurpose/ abandonment/excess
We work directly with Farm, Ranch and Forest Families to create measurable benefits for all. Farmers and ranchers love the land and passing their land to future generations. They look to the rest of us for profitable markets. Horses provide this and in turn receive a life they would choose. Owners get lower costs. Wildlife areas are incorporated. Topsoil, water and air are improved. Everyone from the urban dweller to the naturalist gains a higher quality world.
The wide open space horses need, and we need as well, is rapidly disappearing. Thousands of acres per day are paved over. "Out There" - beyond our city borders - are serious problems that affect the urban dweller. Topsoil is being used up. Carbon and water cycles are out of balance. Our family farm and ranch economy is being industrialized and soaked in chemicals. We know we are better than this. For the horse, the end result is high costs that leave many abandoned resulting in a short tragic end.
Let's paint a better picture to benefit our grandchildren. We show how horses can be taken out of stalls and placed in pastures to improve agricultural land. This builds topsoil. Wildlife areas benefit and grow. Water quality improves. Oxygen is produced. Unneeded chemicals are removed. This improves our environment now and gives lasting benefits for future generations.
Thank you for your interest in the Camp Rusk Foundation.
We are a 501c3. While focusing on horses, we have brought together people who found what is good for horses is good for humans. That “Good” is rapidly disappearing. Horses are made to run and have friends. Most however are confined to a stall lifestyle for life. We know instinctively that “After a life of service, they deserve the life of a horse.”
This is your chance to create something significant and put your name on it. Our Foundation, after years on loaned land, now has 3300 acres to work with permanently. The initial endowment is being built. We will work with you to make this your own project of accomplishment.