Gaited Advocate Intervention Team, Inc. 501c3

Gaited Advocate Intervention Team, Inc. 501c3 Our Mission Statement: GAIT, Inc. facilitates the rescue of gaited horses and other at risk equines from slaughter, abuse and neglect
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Gaited Advocate Intervention Team, Inc. is a MD registered Tax Exempt, Non-Stock Corporation. 501c3 approved. WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO: Who is GAIT RRR - Gaited Advocate Intervention Team, Inc. - Rehab, Retrain, Ride... ?? We are a team of gaited horse enthusiasts who have been working for the last several years as individuals working with various rehabs on at-risk gaited horses in addition to training gaited horses in traditional and non-traditional gaited disciplines. All of our members are SOUND horse advocates and only train flat-shod horses. We have team members located across the country, including Maryland, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas and California to name just a few. This national presence allows us to work with a HUGE network of folks. The majority of our team met through our work as sound horse advocates trying to stop soring in the Tennessee Walking Horse industry. Those of us active in that facet of the industry found that we needed to do more than work on the humane issues facing the TWH and soring. We decided to expand that work and focus on gaited horses that are at risk of going to slaughter or suffering in the hands of uneducated owners or unhealthy environments. Along the way, the team has expanded to include many other individuals that have a similar mindset - helping the gaited horse. We are a 501c3 non profit Corporation and not a traditional rescue. We do not have a central location where we house horses for rehab and rehoming like some traditional rescues. Gaited Advocate Intervention Team, Inc. IS a registered corporation in the state of Maryland and have a federal EIN number 81-3550579. Our officers of record are Denise Parsons, of Boyds, Maryland and Lyn Montgomery of Fallbrook, California. Articles of Incorporation for a Tax-Exempt Nonstock Corporation have been filed in the state of Maryland. We would be happy to send copies of those Articles as well as our Bi-Laws to anyone that requests to see them - please message us for those files. We are NOT interested in debate about the pros and cons of how these at-risk horses are purchased. We ARE about the HORSE not an agenda - a SAVE is a SAVE regardless of where that horse is acquired from. If you do not agree with this philosophy, we understand your opinion and welcome you here, however, we are not interested in debating this issue. We are here to help HORSES not debate politics or the rights and wrongs of purchasing from various sources. WHAT WE DO: Since our team is a diverse group of people from around the country, we can DO a lot! Each member of our team is a very experienced horse owner and all of them contribute in different ways. We have team members with skills in graphic arts, legal issues, business professionals, trainers and more. All with a common background in horses. With this background, we are able to help the HORSE in many different ways. 1. First and foremost, we NETWORK. This is where we can make the biggest impact. No single person can ever save them all, but networking allows us to join together with thousands of people to save many more than any one person can. We watch national groups and lists, these include broker programs (kill buyers that offer resale), sale sites in areas of the country where many horses are at risk, many gaited and non-gaited social media sites, CraigsList, etc. We find horses that we feel we can help and we post these horses out to various social media sites and through personal networks that we have established. We then attempt to find good homes for these horses that are at risk. 2. We work with RESCUES... Many of our team members work directly with with established non-profit rescues throughout the country that may not have a network for the gaited horse and help them to network for horses they have in their program or have found at-risk. This work includes offering evaluation rides and videos for horses that they have in their programs as well as networking these horses to try and match riders looking for a horse with horses already in rescue programs. 3. We are a REHAB/RETRAIN/RIDE team... Many of our individuals purchase at risk horses. As a team, we then either attempt to place these horses directly with folks that are ready to step up and rehab these horses or some of our team members do the rehab/retrain job ourselves. These purchases range from private owners that are in trouble and need to place these horses, private owners that are selling below meat pricing, auction purchases and direct broker purchases. Remember folks, our goal is for the HORSE - if you don't agree with where we purchase horses, please move on, we've heard all the arguments, we appreciate your concerns and opinions, but we are more interested in helping HORSES that need help, not debating the rights and wrongs. Those horses that are brought into our programs for rehab and retrain are then placed to private homes (well below the cost of the actual purchase/rehab) with contracts to protect the horses in the future. Each horse is carefully evaluated for their skill and training level, those needing retraining are then worked with that they will have the skills to be a great riding partner and homes are then carefully screened to make sure each horse is a match for their new owner. Each of us stand behind any horse that we place so that they are not at risk of ending back into an unsafe situation. Funds obtained from placing any of these at-risk horses are then put back into helping future horses. 4. We are happy to SHARE ADVICE... Because of the vast collective knowledge that this group has both in the training and in rehabbing horses, many of us actively post in sites giving advice to those who have or would like to save an at-risk horse. This helps many transition the new horse from being at-risk to being a healthy, happy and productive member of the equine family. 5. We are a COLLECTIVE RESOURCE... We advise folks on how they might be able to be involved in helping an At-Risk horse. There are many that would like to be involved but have no idea where to start. We help folks by offering suggestions for resources like quarantine and transport. We help by offering advice on the risks and rewards involved in helping at-risk horses. We help to facilitate the purchase or adoption of an at risk horse. 6. We are MATCH MAKERS... Many of our team members have become a go-to source for folks looking for that special horse. We maintain a list of "find me a horse" folks. People that want something specific and are good homes for horses. Many don't know where to start looking - we keep an eye out for quality horses from reliable sources and become match-makers for the rider looking for a horse and the horse looking for their new home. WHAT YOU CAN DO: Like and visit this page. Watch for our SOS stories - horses in immediate need and SHARE, SHARE, SHARE. Be INSPIRED, if you have the skills to take on an at-risk horse, please contact us and we can help you make those steps towards making your first save. Let us HELP you - if you are looking for the perfect new riding partner, message us and let us know where you are and what you're looking for. A rescue horse is NOT a cheap horse, but they are a worthy horse. Let us help you find your perfect riding companion. CONTRIBUTE FUNDS to help horses in need. You can direct funds to help a specific horse, or you can send funds for a general pool. Every week we see horses that are in need. Funds can be made available to our team members for private rescues, or sent on to non-profit rescues to help them pull at-risk horses. OFFER HELP - can you offer inexpensive hauling, offer short-term quality quarantine care, or have other skills that you can offer to the team. We would love to hear from you. Please message us with your ideas. IN CLOSING Our team looks forward to working with you. As we begin to work together, you will be introduced to individual team members who will help guide you through any processes in which you would like to become involved. You will get to know that team member so that you can build trust with us and we can, together, give another great horse the HAPPY ENDING that they deserve. *** Denise Parsons, President, Gaited Advocate Intervention Team, Inc.

Mission: GAIT, Inc. facilitates the rescue of gaited horses and other at risk equines from slaughter, abuse and neglect.

Got some great pictures and videos of three of our adoptable mares today.  Stay tuned for more, but here's some previews...
03/10/2020

Got some great pictures and videos of three of our adoptable mares today. Stay tuned for more, but here's some previews... Trixie, Tikvah and Jewel.

We are pleased to welcome back Hoofie!  This is a real baby-sitter of a senior gelding that is ready to enjoy many more ...
03/09/2020

We are pleased to welcome back Hoofie! This is a real baby-sitter of a senior gelding that is ready to enjoy many more trail rides. He's sweet & Sound, he's stands around 15.3h and is a 22yo well experienced trail horse. He's polite on the ground, although can be a little squirmy when tied, he self loads and is UTD on all vaccines, coggins etc. Hoofie was a horse that was adopted before ever hitting this page 2 years ago. His adopter loves him dearly, but has had some life changes that makes it financially impossible to continue having him as a second horse. He is currently located in Frederick, MD. Please visit our website, www.gaitrrr.org to complete an adoption Application located at the bottom of the Available Horses page. Hoofie's adoption fee is $800.

Jimmy is officially adopted!  He is going to a client of Clarity Riding, thank you Elizabeth for making that connection ...
03/06/2020

Jimmy is officially adopted! He is going to a client of Clarity Riding, thank you Elizabeth for making that connection for us.

Jimmy has passed his trail evaluation with flying colors, he did great at Horse World Expo as well, and his adoption is pending! Looks like the $900 eye surgery was all he needed to go on to be a confident and happy trail horse. We are so happy for him.

Since our founding as a 501c3 in August 2016, GAIT, Inc. has directly rescued 124 horses!  That's 124 lives affected by ...
03/06/2020

Since our founding as a 501c3 in August 2016, GAIT, Inc. has directly rescued 124 horses! That's 124 lives affected by folks like YOU - those that donate to GAIT, Inc. Those lives range from unborn foals to seniors and everything in between, gaited horses that had uncertain futures. We are not 100% successful, in that time, 13 of those horses were euthanized at the direction of a veterinarian, another, a foal born septic due to illness her mother was exposed to in the kill pen, died in the care of a veterinarian. But that means 110 horses have gone on to happier lives, some still with us awaiting their forever homes, others already in good homes. We rely on private donors to make this happen, and are so thankful for those that believe in what we do. We are goal oriented, not volume oriented. We want the GAIT, Inc. horses to find quality homes, and we want our adopters to have great horses. We invest the time and money to make that happen. Yes, that means we may not have the bulk turnover other rescues have, but we believe our donors support how and what we do. Thank you each and ever one of you!

03/04/2020
MishMash

Meet Misha! Formerly known as MishMash, Misha joined the GAIT program just this past weekend as a rescue to rescue transfer. She was originally saved by Omega Horse Rescue and is a sweet 14.2h, 17yo TN Walking Horse. She arrived to Omega in an emaciated state, they rehabbed her and put professional retraining on her. She is now ready for her new home and is located in Frederick, MD Her adoption fee is $1300. Check out her video https://youtu.be/yhSG6kAbkKs (Omega's video is being used with their permission). While the Omega post does mention she is suitable for beginners, we feel a novice rider would be a better suitability under saddle.

14.2hh TWH available for adoption from Omega Horse Rescue

GAIT, Inc. attended Horse World Expo this past weekend in Harrisburg, PA.  Thank you to everyone who stopped by, said he...
03/03/2020

GAIT, Inc. attended Horse World Expo this past weekend in Harrisburg, PA. Thank you to everyone who stopped by, said hello, donated or asked about our horses. The Expo serves two purposes, to bring awareness to the plight of at-risk gaited horses but also to promote the gaited horse and their uses as a pleasure mount. After all, if there's a strong demand for the gaited horses, they will not become at-risk in the first place. Below is an accounting of costs and money received for the event. This is copied from our private "Expo Team" page but I wanted to share it here so you can see what a positive immediate impact events like this have for GAIT.

"I wanted to pass on my heartfelt thank you to everyone that participated in some way in the Expo this year!!! Not only was it wonderful exposure for our horses, which I know will result in adoptions and future donations, you guys ROCKED IT getting funds coming into GAIT.

There were MANY folks that I don't know, who donated their time, items for raffles, items for sale, and direct monetary donations. I want you all to know exactly how successful your efforts were directly from the Expo. Here's an accounting of direct booth costs and purchased merchandise and sale/donation receipts. These are direct cost and income for GAIT and does not include those that purchased their own stalls, bedding, electric, etc.

GAIT Booth expenses
$400 booth rent
$375 stall rental
$94.50 bedding (thanks Elizabeth for hauling that up)
$35 health certificate for the GAIT horses at Jamie's

GAIT Booth directed donations
$855 Facebook donations run by Elizabeth
$200 Booth sponsorship from Missouri Fox Trotter Assoc.

Net - $140.50 income for GAIT before we even got to the Expo

Now comes the fun part!

We paid $134 for 4 new purple jackets and $1080 for a supply of t-shirts and hoodies.

Donations, raffles and sale of merchandise:
$515 credit cards (this includes 3% deducted by the CC company)
$108 sent to PayPal
$620 in checks
$1588 in cash

After deducting the costs of merchandise that leaves us with $1617 that goes directly to GAIT, PLUS we still have merchandise left - all additional merchandise sold will be pure profit at other events.

That means our total take from the Expo after expenses was $1757.50

That will cover the board bills for the majority of our horses for a month! That's a major positive impact and it's all because of YOUR hard work!"

03/01/2020
02/23/2020
Triple Crown Feed

Send your Triple Crown Proof of Purchase to GAIT, inc. Put your feed to work for rescues. Www.gaitrrr.org for our mailing address.

We have a NEW Frequent Buyer Program for 2020. Receive a $25 VISA card when you buy 12.

Faith and Chief have arrived in their new home.  Both of these horses were loved by their owners who entrusted GAIT, Inc...
02/22/2020

Faith and Chief have arrived in their new home. Both of these horses were loved by their owners who entrusted GAIT, Inc. to keep them safe. Both became "special needs" horses much to the surprise of GAIT and their former owners - Faith is a young mare who developed lameness issues after being put into work (she had sat idol for almost a year) and at one point a vet had even recommended euthanasia. Chief required eye surgery (that his former owner donated to pay for). Both horses are doing well and their adopter is fulfilling a lifelong dream to have horses to care for, even though she really doesn't want to ride. It's a perfect scenario for both horses.

Come meet GAIT, Inc. at Horse World Expo!!!  We won't be answering calls or emails next week - but not to worry, you can...
02/20/2020

Come meet GAIT, Inc. at Horse World Expo!!! We won't be answering calls or emails next week - but not to worry, you can came talk to us LIVE AND IN PERSON at our booth, B1 at the start of Breed Row. Feb 27-Mar 1 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA. Talk to volunteers, pick up some great GAIT, Inc. apparel, tumblers or other assorted goodies. We're having daily raffles only available to folks at the show and will also be drawing for the saddle raffle live at the show. Meet some really great adoptable horses, some GAIT Ambassadors and other folks helping us promote the gaited breeds. www.horseworldexpo.com for tickets and show details.

What an exciting weekend for GAIT, Inc., our precious horses and three new families!  First up - Griffin had his first e...
02/17/2020

What an exciting weekend for GAIT, Inc., our precious horses and three new families! First up - Griffin had his first evaluation trail ride. He's not quite ready yet, but his first ride on the trail was a complete success! Next Desi! This little previously unloved, unbroke, stallion has so much try in him. He's gelded now, gained appropriate weight. learning to live in a herd of geldings and this weekend he was backed for the first time - only a few hesitant steps forward, but we're more than happy to accept that.

Now on to the rest of the excitement! FOUR of our available horses found new homes. Ash and Pie were adopted together for mom and daughter and will be staying in Maryland. Daisy was adopted by a wonderful gentleman who is also in Maryland and Josie finally found her perfect person and left for PA yesterday after a great ride at Gettysburg.

We can't give enough thanks for dedicated volunteers, Tracy Kiefer who is doing the hard work with Griffin and Desi and Jamie Lynn Dice of StarryNight Stable, her farm, her lesson kids and her willingness to drop everything to help with adoption showings is invaluable beyond words! We could not do this without the dedicated group of volunteers behind the scenes.

Make sure when you come the Expo to watch GAIT, Inc. in action you stop by and say hello to our sponsor Freeform Saddles...
02/15/2020

Make sure when you come the Expo to watch GAIT, Inc. in action you stop by and say hello to our sponsor Freeform Saddles while you're there!

🐴 Come meet Paulita & Whitney of Freeform Treeless Saddles at the 2020 Horse World Expo in Harrisburg, PA. See our new 2020 saddle selection and learn about saddle fit and rider comfort. Mention you saw this ad on Facebook for a FREE gift. 🎁

Find us at Booth 226-227. February 27 to March 1, 2020.

For Expo information: https://www.horseworldexpo.com/
For Freeform Treeless Saddle information: https://treelesssaddle.com/

02/12/2020

Just wow! Jewel is getting some refresher training in the ring, and we're hoping to get her out on the trails to confirm what she's been proving so far. This is one nice mare! Soft, long-strided, but calm - a "push" ride. She's a true flat walk, running walk type of Walking Horse!

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02/10/2020

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02/10/2020

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Delilah went on her first trail ride yesterday.  Elizabeth Farina with Clarity Riding restarted this young TWH/SSH just ...
02/09/2020

Delilah went on her first trail ride yesterday. Elizabeth Farina with Clarity Riding restarted this young TWH/SSH just two weeks ago. She was green broke but hadn't been touched in quite sometime. Her owner had passed away and the family was unable to sell her. They surrendered Delilah and Beauty to GAIT, Inc. Delilah is going to make an experienced rider an excellent mount! She has a great brain, and a gait to match, real potential for Endurance and CTR. She will be making her public debut at Horse World Expo at the end of the month. Please consider a donation to help offset our training costs on Delilah - it's training that helps these green horses get into quality forever homes! It can make such a life-long difference for these horses.

02/05/2020

We finally have enough weight on Griffin to start his under saddle evaluation. He is broke to ride and so far seems like a good egg! He doesn't have a lot of buttons, but he didn't do anything wrong. Watch for updates on this nice gelding coming soon! Griffin is approx. 12yo 15h gaited gelding.

Penelope arrived at GAIT, Inc. a couple days ago, she's being boarded with Starry Night Stables in Frederick.  She was p...
02/03/2020

Penelope arrived at GAIT, Inc. a couple days ago, she's being boarded with Starry Night Stables in Frederick. She was pulled from auction for $75 by Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue and they donated her first 30-days of care! And what great care it was, they've done all of her vaccines, basic blood work, dental, feet and the change in her body is simply incredible. She still has a little way to go before we'll start her riding evaluation, but this is a very sweet and kind mare that is going to be a treasure for whoever ends up adopting her.

02/03/2020

Introducing FoxyBrown. FoxyB is a 1997 model REGISTERED Walking Horse that stands a solid 15.2h. He comes to GAIT, Inc. from a private owner who was going through divorce and had been forced to sell her property. After doing a bit of research on his papers, he was originally bred by a well-known breeder in TN, the gentleman (now deceased) bred and owned multiple World Grand Champion Walking Horses. We do not know when FoxyB left his breeder because no transfer of ownership was ever filed with TWHBEA. His previous owner had him for at least 10 years and didn't ride him. He has no show record so it's safe to say he's a low-mileage trail model. FoxyB had little to no handling for quite some time before coming to us, and his ground manners were quite bad at the time.

He has now completed 30 days of professional training with Ashley Lauer and we were very happy to learn that FoxyB is a trail horse EXTRAORDINAIRE! This horse is broke, broke, broke on the trail. Leads or goes alone, he'll follow, but he'd rather be up front, he's happy to wait for your friends. He has a wonderful signature ground-covering walk and a smooth as ice flat walk and running walk barefoot and bitless. He is suitable as your new best friend, spare horse for your riding companions or a husband horse under saddle. We recommend a private home situation vs. a boarding barn as FoxyB does require an experienced handler on the ground who will give him routine and consistent boundaries thanks to his previous owner's lack of handling for so many years. We suggest he would do best in an all gelding field as well. This is a horse that is sound and healthy, tested negative for Cushings and is going to carry his new rider on miles and miles of uncomplicated and fun rides. FoxyB's adoption fee is $800. He is located in Dillsburg, PA. Like all GAIT, Inc. horses, FoxyB is UTD on vaccines, coggins, dental and farrier. GAIT, Inc. is a 501c3 horse rescue based in Maryland and adopts within a reasonable driving distance of the Mid-Atlantic area. Visit www.gaitrrr.org for an adoption Application today.

Delilah's training is coming along well!
02/03/2020

Delilah's training is coming along well!

Delilah has started her under saddle training and is doing fantastically. This sweet young mare is attentive and light on the aids with a very smooth and natural gait.

You can see Delilah in action at the Horse World Expo in the GAIT booth on breed row as well as out and about in clinics and demos. Delilah will be available for adoption through GAITrrr.org once she completes her training.

02/01/2020

Desi has absolutely no idea how to "horse". Thank goodness for Tracy's young gelding, firm but kind. Herds healing Horses...

Great update on Jewel, she's been with Buckin H for just a few days.  Looks like this will be a "refresher" not a full-b...
01/31/2020

Great update on Jewel, she's been with Buckin H for just a few days. Looks like this will be a "refresher" not a full-blown training job! Thanks to Tracy Kiefer who has been working with her on the ground and with some saddle basics over the past couple months as well while she found "normal" again after being abandoned at a kill pen.

First ride ✅

Either this girl has been ridden before or that was seriously the best first ride of my life 🤣

To our surprise Jewel 💎 seems to at least be green broke. Which is fantastic news for her because hopefully she can find her forever home sooner than expected 🤗

She has a few things that need to be worked on but so far this sweet big girl has been easygoing and confident.

💥If anyone is looking for a sweet Tennessee Walker, definitely stay tuned for more updates!

01/31/2020
Desi Update

Desi update time! He has been gelded and there were no complications. He's been settling and getting better and better every day. It's amazing the change that the testosterone leaving the body can effect. His weight is looking great and we are planning on starting light ground work with him shortly.

Zora arrived safe to quarantine last night.  She's snotty and running a 101 fever, but she's alert and chipper.  Allie, ...
01/31/2020

Zora arrived safe to quarantine last night. She's snotty and running a 101 fever, but she's alert and chipper. Allie, her QT provider, said she loaded right up even in the dark and walked politely to her stall. Looks like we have another good one! She'll be in quarantine for the next month in Pennsylvania. Zora has already received an Excede shot (antibiotics) and will get much needed farrier care. She's actually VERY fat, so she'll be on low-cal, high nutrition rations and hay will be limited by use of a slow-feed hay net for her own good. Someone nearly loved this girl to death...

When someone says Pasos are crazy, we say - think again!  Gemma is a 17yo, trail, parade, youth rider, camping experienc...
01/28/2020

When someone says Pasos are crazy, we say - think again! Gemma is a 17yo, trail, parade, youth rider, camping experienced sweetheart of a mare. She'll get up and go along when asked, but as safe as they get. At 13h, she'll need a size appropriate rider, but what a special mare this is! Check out her video, https://youtu.be/IiKiM5bPQEs Located in Waymart, PA, adoption fee is $1100. www.gaitrrr.org for more information or to get an Adoption Application.

Meet Zora.  She will be arriving to GAIT, Inc. on Tuesday (Jan 28) from a kill pen in Shippensburg, PA.  This est. 15yo ...
01/27/2020

Meet Zora. She will be arriving to GAIT, Inc. on Tuesday (Jan 28) from a kill pen in Shippensburg, PA. This est. 15yo Walking Horse mare will be starting her 30-day quarantine and once healthy, will be evaluated under saddle. Her lot video shows a well-broke, well gaited and willing horse, but it always remains to be seen how they do once they're feeling better.

UPDATE:  GOAL MET, Zora is safe and sound in quarantine in Pennsylvania. FUNDRAISER Started.  Total currently needed to ...
01/27/2020

UPDATE: GOAL MET, Zora is safe and sound in quarantine in Pennsylvania.
FUNDRAISER Started. Total currently needed to meet goal $0 - Goal Met (see breakdown below). https://www.paypal.me/GaitInc or use the button on this post. See below if you prefer to use a check. This est. Walking Horse 15yo mare stands around 14.2h and is owned by a kill buyer in Shippensburg, PA. She needs our help. She appears to be well broke and well gaited from the lot video. We have had a few adoptions lately, so we have room but we need to raise first 30-day expenses. Check out her video: https://www.facebook.com/PAKillPenNetwork/videos/485310929027379/

Details for funds being raised:
$725 bail
$300 quarantine
$150 vaccines, coggins
$75 dental
$85 intake antibiotics

GAIT, Inc. is a federally recognized 501c3 non-profit licensed and inspected in Maryland. Each horse that comes to GAIT, Inc. is brought in, rehabbed for health issues if needed, thoroughly evaluated under saddle and then if needed, received training to patch any holes that may make them unsuitable for the average rider. All horses are adopted with a thorough Application process that includes a background check through Been Verified and each horse is adopted with a no rehome, no breeding contract. They all receive updated vaccines, dental & farrier care. All donations may be fully tax deductible under the law.

Not comfortable using PayPal or paying online through Facebook? You may mail a check to GAIT, Inc. 14515 Chrisman Hill Dr, Boyds, MD 20841

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14515 Chrisman Hill Dr
Boyds, MD
20841

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Vision Statement: Gaited Advocate Intervention Team, Inc. (also known as GAIT, Inc.) has been formed to meet an ever growing demand for the gaited horse breeds and other equines who have become in danger of being shipped to slaughter or are in the hands of neglectful owners. GAIT, Inc. will serve as both a direct rescue for horses as well as a resource for educating others on the care and training of the gaited breeds and horses in general. In addition, we will educate the public about the issues of slaughter and auction pipelines as well as how the gaited horse can be used successfully as pleasure and versatility mounts via public exhibitions, fairs, expos and other similar venues. GAIT, Inc. will act as consultants doing evaluations, video and/or as networking facilitators for private owners as well as other rescues and non-profits that may not have experience with the gaited breeds, but who have taken gaited breeds into their rescue programs.

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Gaited Advocate Intervention Team, Inc. is a MD registered Tax Exempt, Non-Stock Corporation. 501c3 approved. WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO: Who is GAIT RRR - Gaited Advocate Intervention Team, Inc. - Rehab, Retrain, Ride... ?? We are a team of gaited horse enthusiasts who have been working for years doing rehabilitation for at-risk gaited horses in addition to training, riding and showing gaited horses in traditional and non-traditional gaited disciplines. All of our team members are SOUND horse advocates and only train flat-shod horses. We have team members located across the country, however our focus area is the Mid-Atlantic and So. California. While we focus in these two regions, we have resources around the country as well. This national presence allows us to work with a HUGE network of folks. Our team originally met through our work as sound horse advocates trying to stop soring in the Tennessee Walking Horse industry. A few of us active in that facet of the industry found that we needed to do more than work on the humane issues facing the TWH as it pertains to soring. We decided to expand that work and focus on gaited horses that are at risk of going to slaughter or suffering in the hands of uneducated owners or unhealthy environments. We are a 501c3 non profit Corporation but not a traditional rescue. We do not have a central location where we house large numbers of horses for rehab and rehoming like some traditional rescues. Gaited Advocate Intervention Team, Inc. is a registered corporation in the state of Maryland and have a federal EIN number 81-3550579. Our officers of record are Denise Parsons, of Boyds, Maryland and Lyn Montgomery of Fallbrook, California. Articles of Incorporation for a Tax-Exempt Nonstock Corporation were filed in the state of Maryland in 2016. We would be happy to send copies of those Articles as well as our Bi-Laws to anyone that requests to see them - please message us for those files. We are NOT interested in debate about the pros and cons of how these at-risk horses are purchased. We ARE about the HORSE not an agenda - a SAVE is a SAVE regardless of where that horse is acquired from. If you do not agree with this philosophy, we understand your opinion and welcome you here, however, we are not interested in debating this issue. We are here to help HORSES not debate politics or the rights and wrongs of purchasing from various sources. WHAT WE DO: Since our team is a diverse group of people from around the country, we can DO a lot! Each member of our team members is a very experienced horse owner and all of them contribute in different ways. We have team members with skills in graphic arts, legal issues, business professionals, trainers and more. All with a common background in horses. With this background, we are able to help the HORSE in many different ways. 1. First and foremost, we NETWORK. This is where we can make the biggest impact. No single person can ever save them all, but networking allows us to join together with thousands of people to save many more than any one person can. We watch national groups and lists, these include broker programs (kill buyers that offer resale), sale sites in areas of the country where many horses are at risk, many gaited and non-gaited social media sites, CraigsList, etc. We find horses that we feel we can help and we post these horses out to various social media sites and through personal networks that we have established via our sister page Gaited Rescue Team, Sharing and Caring here on Facebook. We then attempt to find good homes for these horses that are at risk. 2. We work with RESCUES... Many of our team members work directly with with established non-profit rescues throughout the country that may not have a network for the gaited horse and help them to network for horses they have in their program or have found at-risk. This work includes offering evaluation rides and videos for horses that they have in their programs as well as networking these horses to try and match riders looking for a horse with horses already in rescue programs. We have also taken several gaited horses from more traditional rescues as a “Rescue to Rescue” transfer as many traditional rescues simply don’t have the network or resources to home gaited horses in their rescue. 3. We are a REHAB/RETRAIN/RIDE team... We directly rescue at risk horses. These horses come from a variety of sources including from private owners that are in trouble and need to place horses, private owners that are selling below meat pricing, auction purchases and direct broker purchases. Those horses that are brought into our programs for rehab and retrain are then placed to private homes (well below the cost of the actual purchase/rehab) with contracts to protect the horses in the future. Each horse is carefully evaluated for their skill and training level, those needing retraining are then worked with that they will have the skills to be a great riding partner and homes are then carefully screened to make sure each horse is a match for their new owner. Each of us stand behind any horse that we place so that they are not at risk of ending back into an unsafe situation. Funds obtained from placing any of these at-risk horses are then put back into helping future horses. 4. We are happy to SHARE ADVICE... Because of the vast collective knowledge that this group has both in the training and in rehabbing horses, many of us actively post in sites giving advice to those who have or would like to save an at-risk horse. This helps many transition the new horse from being at-risk to being a healthy, happy and productive member of the equine family. 5. We are a COLLECTIVE RESOURCE... We advise folks on how they might be able to be involved in helping an At-Risk horse. There are many that would like to be involved but have no idea where to start. We help folks by offering suggestions for resources like quarantine and transport. We help by offering advice on the risks and rewards involved in helping at-risk horses. We help to facilitate the purchase or adoption of an at risk horse. 6. We are MATCH MAKERS... Many of our team members have become a go-to source for folks looking for that special horse. We maintain a list of "find me a horse" folks. People that want something specific and are good homes for horses. Many don't know where to start looking - we keep an eye out for quality horses from reliable sources and become match-makers for the rider looking for a horse and the horse looking for their new home. WHAT YOU CAN DO: Like and visit this page. Watch for our SOS stories - horses in immediate need and SHARE, SHARE, SHARE. Be INSPIRED, if you have the skills to take on an at-risk horse, please contact us and we can help you make those steps towards making your first save. Let us HELP you - if you are looking for the perfect new riding partner, message us and let us know where you are and what you're looking for. A rescue horse is NOT a cheap horse, but they are a worthy horse. Let us help you find your perfect riding companion. CONTRIBUTE FUNDS to help horses in need. You can direct funds to help a specific horse, or you can send funds for a general pool. Every week we see horses that are in need. Funds can be made available to our team members for private rescues, or sent on to non-profit rescues to help them pull at-risk horses. OFFER HELP - can you offer inexpensive hauling, offer short-term quality quarantine care, or have other skills that you can offer to the team. We would love to hear from you. Please message us with your ideas. IN CLOSING Our team looks forward to working with you. As we begin to work together, you will be introduced to individual team members who will help guide you through any processes in which you would like to become involved. You will get to know that team member so that you can build trust with us and we can, together, give another great horse the HAPPY ENDING that they deserve. *** Denise Parsons, President, Gaited Advocate Intervention Team, Inc.

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do you have any gelding ponies for sale? Under 14h and middle aged for beginner rider
This beautiful saddlebred ships tomorrow night at 6pm without an identified home!🔥🔥🔥 Can anyone offer her a safe landing??? 🙏 We need your help! https://www.facebook.com/1601537750169823/posts/2588512068139048/?d=n
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQtJOuaZlkE I don't normally cross post these but is there anybody in NC affiliated with Gaited Advocate who can help this girl?? She looks way to nice and young to end up like this!
They helped me with my Spotted Gaited Saddle Horse when the person I left him with while I moved out of the country threatened to take him to New Holland auction because she needed money. I am forever grateful for their fast response.
Gina LaRuffa this is the farm in Thurmont, Md
‼️⏰ Stunning Arabian Mare that Came in with 9 others from one owner⏰‼️ She’s one of 5 left💔 She is stunning & SHE IS CRITICAL⏰🆘 DEADLINE SUNDAY🆘⏰Please help us save these beautiful mares! https://www.facebook.com/1601537750169823/posts/2284083181915273?sfns=mo
💔⏰💔⏰RUBY DOESN’T HAVE TIME TO HANG OUT IN A KILL PEN WAITING FOR A HORRIFIC RIDE TO SLAUGHTER⏰💔⏰💔RUBY came in with 9 other Arabian Mares from one home where they have been for their whole lives & now find themselves dumped😥PLEASE look at Ruby’s beautiful head & sustaining dignity🙏Please click on the link to view her sweet & pretty photos, read her profile & watch her video🙏PLEASE SAVE RUBY & give her a chance to be a gift to you‼️💜💕 Call/txt Bridget (336) 904-8903/Amber (336) 564-7650 or message the page to request an invoice to save her💕⏰🔥 https://www.facebook.com/1601537750169823/posts/2284057811917810?sfns=mo
💜🆘💕PUDDIN IS 1 OF 10 ARABIAN MARES DUMPED BY THE SAME OWNER TODAY💕🆘💜She seems confused & lost😥 Her eyes say so much & yet she has class & grace❤️ 2 of the 10 are Safe now, PUDDIN & her other mare friends NEED TO BE SAVED FAST‼️Given only until SUNDAY & their bodies also show a deadline🔥Please click on the link to view her beautiful photos, watch her video & read her profile🙏🙏 Call/txt Amber (336) 564-7650/Bridget (336) 904-8903 or message the page to request an invoice & SAVE her life‼️🙏 https://www.facebook.com/1601537750169823/posts/2284065248583733?sfns=mo
🔥🔥10 ARABIAN MARES DUMPED BY THEIR OWNER🔥🔥 2 are safe💜 8 ARABIAN MARES LEFT‼️TIGRESS IS SO SO BEAUTIFUL & SHE HAS NEVER BEEN AWAY😥 THEY HAVE ONLY GIVEN THEM UNTIL SUNDAY🔥🆘SOME ARE VERY YOUNG. Click on her link to view her beautiful & sweet photos, watch her video & read her profile🙏Call/txt Bridget (336) 904-8903/Amber (336) 564-7650 OR message the page to request an invoice & SAVE HER LIFE‼️🙏 https://www.facebook.com/1601537750169823/posts/2284083181915273?sfns=mo
Hi All. Trying to locate a gaited horse trainer in the PA/MD area that would be willing to evaluate a rescue mare for me to determine level of training, etc. She is currently in QT board. Ideally, would like a video of entire evaluation so I can determine whether she is untrained, green, etc. On a budget, so trying to keep cost down as much as possible. Thanks for help. PM to discuss further.
5 yr old CASSIE, TWH. This very special gal is so ready and willing to learn. She is headed to the Trainer this Winter and available to adopt thru GAIT.