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
(22)

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.

When we adopt a horse out, we talk with our adopters about diet (it's even in our contract), saddle fit and other vital ...
07/07/2020

When we adopt a horse out, we talk with our adopters about diet (it's even in our contract), saddle fit and other vital information to keep our horses safe. We recently had a horse returned from an adopter. We were told the horse was unpredictable and they just couldn't work things out. There's no doubt that they had problems while they had the horse. They had been feeding a very high sugar diet and the horse's back was sore. We switched the feed to our recommended low-carb diet, had chiropractic done and put the horse on ulcer medication just in case all of the sugars had triggered ulcers. The horse went back to the same trainer that had worked with the horse before adoption and within a week of chiropractic, the horse is back riding normally. Mind you, this is not an easy horse, being sensitive and forward by nature, but simple changes made a world of difference.

Lily says "check your saddle fit and don't feed sugars!" Her advice applies to all horses. If someone finds unusual behavior changes, look for the reason, it's rarely the horse's fault. Diet, dental, saddle fit, proper bitting, conditioning, good riding posture - if all of those things check out, then move on to ulcers, lyme or EPM as the next most common cause of behavior changes, add to that a good eye exam. 75% of problems we find in the rescue are tied to one of the above items, once fixed, the horse becomes quickly normal again.

GAIT, Inc. has several nice gaited horses available and ready for their new homes.  Click on photos for details.  Each a...
07/05/2020

GAIT, Inc. has several nice gaited horses available and ready for their new homes. Click on photos for details. Each adoptable horse is up to date on core vaccines, coggins, farrier, dental and worming. Any health needs have been addressed and disclosed and each has been thoroughly evaluated under saddle to help us match horse to adopter. All horses placed by GAIT, Inc. go with a Contract that requires they be returned to the rescue if their adopter is no longer able to care for them (no rehome) and a no-breeding contract. Details are included with each photo, adopters need to be within a reasonable driving distance of Maryland and we require all potential adopters come, meet and ride their potential horses. An Adoption Application is required before any appointments are made for a potential adopter to come meet a horse. Helmets are required, we encourage you to bring your saddle so we can check saddle fit and all horses adopted from GAIT, Inc. need to be on a low-sugar/Low-Starch forage first diet with forage available at all times. Visit www.gaitrrr.org for more information.

The swelling in Topper's eye has finally gone down enough that the quarantine barn was able to get some antibiotic ointm...
07/03/2020

The swelling in Topper's eye has finally gone down enough that the quarantine barn was able to get some antibiotic ointment in there. Still can't get a good look at the eye yet, but there's definite improvement. These pics were taken Sunday, then Monday, then today. He's resting comfortably now with a fly mask on to protect him.

Gaited Advocate Intervention Team, Inc. 501c3's cover photo
07/02/2020

Gaited Advocate Intervention Team, Inc. 501c3's cover photo

GAIT, Inc. is VERY excited to announce that we have been awarded Guardian Status with the Equus Foundation.  It was a le...
07/01/2020

GAIT, Inc. is VERY excited to announce that we have been awarded Guardian Status with the Equus Foundation. It was a lengthy and in-depth application process to assure transparency and accountability in horse rescues. We are honored to have been awarded this status.

Meet Topper, he's a 17yo registered Rocky Mountain gelding who, just two days ago, was in a Shippensburg, PA kill pen.  ...
07/01/2020

Meet Topper, he's a 17yo registered Rocky Mountain gelding who, just two days ago, was in a Shippensburg, PA kill pen. He was trailered to the Knoxville auction but due to an injury he sustained on the way there (or while being loaded), he was sold loose lot direct to the kill buyer. This horse has been loved his entire life up until recently when he was sold cheap enough to make him attractive to a dealer - who in turn, took him to auction. This never should have happened, his breeder was devastated to learn what happened and was so happy to hear that he is now safe.

Topper saw a vet yesterday morning, however, his eye is still swollen shut right now. He is in good hands and is getting pain relief, there are no signs of illness right now and he's in very good spirits. He's had a bath and once the swelling calms down, we'll have the vet back up to see him and assess to see if there's any serious damage to the globe or the eye. There is a cut above the eye so he whacked it pretty hard. His breeder said he wasn't good about loading so most likely he thrashed around when being forced to load for auction and did it then. We do not believe he was hit on purpose.

Topper will be in quarantine for the next 30 days, we also need to assess his soundness, we understand that he does go off on the left front when ridden regularly, so we'll need to see what's going on there. In the mean time, we're thrilled to have this guy with us. He will be available for adoption within a reasonable driving distance. We have already gotten a lot of requests about him, we will not be processing any adoption applications until after he has been through quarantine and been assessed for soundness and riding skill.

Thank you to everyone who supports GAIT, Inc. so that we can continue to help horses like Topper.

GOAL MET - thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!FUNDRAISING for first 30-day expenses. Meet Topper, a 17yo regist...
06/30/2020

GOAL MET - thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!
FUNDRAISING for first 30-day expenses. Meet Topper, a 17yo registered Rocky Mountain horse. Amount needed to meet goal $0 see below for details. You may use the "donate" button here or give through PayPal at paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2417873 See the bottom of this post for an address if you prefer to send a check.

Topper was sold through the Knoxville, TN Livestock auction directly to a kill buyer in Shippensburg PA this past weekend. He was discovered by Omega Horse Rescue, Kelly Smith and she contacted us to see if we could help. We were able to say yes!

Because Topper was sold with his papers, we were very lucky to have been able to track his history. Topper has been well loved and cared for most of his life. His breeder owned him from birth until a couple years ago, when he was sold to a local rider. She was moving and down sizing and she believed she had sold him responsibly. He was not 100% sound for mountain riding at the time and this was disclosed to the buyer and he was priced accordingly. Topper had been trail ridden all over the mountains of TN and was a reliable and safe mount with impeccable bloodlines. His only flaw was that he didn't load in a trailer well.

While we know who the owner was just before he ended up at auction, we have opted not to phone them, we feel we have enough history for Topper to not contact the folks directly. Bottom line, they let this horse down in a big way. Whether they were lied to by a dealer, or simply didn't ask the right questions is immaterial. He ended up with a dealer, and on the day he was being trailered to the auction he must have smacked his head - hard. By the time he got to the Knoxville auction, his eye was so swollen it was nearly closed. The dealer chose to sell him loose direct to a kill buyer instead of running him through the auction at that point. While he was there, a private buyer approached the dealer and was told that he was sold "a guy fell in love with him and I sold him to him" - that "guy" was the kill buyer - the horse never had a chance!

People on a post on a Rocky Mountain page speculated that he ended up at the auction because of the eye - they were wrong, the eye was an injury from just that morning. He was discounted as "something wrong with him" - no way a nice horse could end up like that. They were wrong! This horse simply couldn't do the heavy riding the owners wanted and they sold him, cheap, to a dealer. That was his only sin. Now he's been injured in the process.

We held off fundraising until we had his full story, he was picked up yesterday from the lot and has seen a vet this morning. I wish I could give you news on the health of his eye, but right now there's so much swelling that it can't even be examined. He's on banamine for pain, and resting with a quiet small herd in quarantine. He enjoyed a good bath yesterday and is comfortable. We will also need to do xrays on his fronts to see what he needs, his lot video shows a sound horse, so we know he can be at least light riding sound, and with proper maintenance and good farrier care, we're hoping that he's going to make someone a great weekend riding horse!

We are fundraising for the following first 30 day expenses for Topper's care:
Balance of bail $400
Transport $100
Basic first vet care including vaccines $200
Dental $75
Farrier $40
Quarantine board $300

Emergency vet care for his eye $500 - Donated, thank you Shanna

GAIT, Inc. is a 501c3 Horse Rescue based and licensed in Maryland. Our focus is to help at-risk gaited horses and provide safe haven for gaited horses who may otherwise not have somewhere to go. GAIT, Inc. focuses on rescue, rehab and then when appropriate, thorough evaluation under saddle addressing training issues when found. We then work with potential adopters to find these horses forever loving homes backed by a Contract. We are fully volunteer run and rely on donations and adoption fees to continue helping horses like Topper. If mailing a donation, please send to GAIT, Inc. 14515 Chrisman Hill Dr, Boyds, MD 20841 Donations eligible to be tax deductible if you itemize, please consult with your accountant. If you donate here through Facebook, be sure to keep your emailed donation receipt, we do not receive a report for donors through Facebook.

Traveler is progressing nicely in his first week of training.  He arrived as an unbroke and frightened 5yo who had only ...
06/25/2020

Traveler is progressing nicely in his first week of training. He arrived as an unbroke and frightened 5yo who had only been gelded in April. Thanks to Rocky's Horse Rescue and Rehab in Thurmont, MD who stepped up for Traveler as well as the prior owners' 2 other horses - all three were thin, barely handled and both boys were still stallions. Training is what will make all the difference for this horse and others like him. Please consider helping us offset those training costs with a donation, GAIT, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit based in Maryland.

Someone has thier first official ride!
Traveler was a very good boy and tried his best to make the right choices. Traveler had a hard time excepting the saddle but has quickly moved past that stage and on his way to great things!

This handsome fella will be available for adoption through Gaited Advocate Intervention Team, Inc. 501c3 when he completes training.

We are very pleased to announce that Delilah and Penelope have both found their new human partners. Both will be staying...
06/23/2020

We are very pleased to announce that Delilah and Penelope have both found their new human partners. Both will be staying at their respective partner trainers' farms for a while and will eventually be going home to their peoples' new farms once their properties are ready. We can't wait to hear all about their new adventures in the coming months and years.

Traveler is a young gaited horse who found his way to GAIT, Inc. through a cooperative effort with Rocky's Horse Rescue ...
06/22/2020

Traveler is a young gaited horse who found his way to GAIT, Inc. through a cooperative effort with Rocky's Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation in Thurmont MD. He is an unbroke gelding who was still a stallion just a short 2 months ago. He arrived to Rocky's malnourished and abandoned with two others that Rocky's still has. He had very little training or handling in the past. Follow along on his journey to success. https://www.facebook.com/Legacy.sport.horse/ Please consider a donation to help offset his training fees! paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2417873

GAIT, Inc. is one of the 10 finalists for Rescue of the Year on the Equis Save Foundation.  Help us win - you can vote d...
06/18/2020
Vote For Your Favorite Rescue Of The Year Finalist · Equis Save Foundation

GAIT, Inc. is one of the 10 finalists for Rescue of the Year on the Equis Save Foundation. Help us win - you can vote daily. Just click on the link to vote. (ps. We let them know Gaited is spelled wrong) https://equissavefoundation.org/rrp/rescue-finalist/?fbclid=IwAR0qxeP00rRjtHR1MKkwgDxeBf6y-eBtUsJITPKm_q5M4svuCog2CFylVbk

After reviewing nearly 300 rescue nominees, 10 finalists have been selected for a chance to win the $1,000 grant to help with the care of rescue horses and facility upkeep.

GREAT NEWS - Penny has an adoption pending!  We're so excited for her and her new human partner.Penelope was thrown away...
06/16/2020

GREAT NEWS - Penny has an adoption pending! We're so excited for her and her new human partner.

Penelope was thrown away at auction, emaciated, and bought for $75 by Gentle Giants Draft Horse rescue at the end of December. They thought they were buying a neurological horse, but this mission of mercy ended up being a gaited horse. She came to GAIT at the beginning of February and after a few more months of rehab, and now consistent work to rebuild her muscles, she's ready for her new home.

Penny is a 17ish yo TN Walking Horse mare that stands 15h. She likes to walk out but is brave and sensible and is being posted for confident novice or above that is able to continue the muscle strengthening exercises. She's a low-maintenance horse but does require 2x daily low-starch feed along with her hay. We will be posting videos soon. visit www.gaitrrr.org for details.

Rooster has come full circle from emaciated and lice infested to starting his under saddle evaluations.  He needs some s...
06/14/2020

Rooster has come full circle from emaciated and lice infested to starting his under saddle evaluations. He needs some strengthening work still but he's really doing so well and should be available for adoption soon. This senior gelding is going to make someone a great horse!

Update - he's not quite ready for prime time yet.  Still a bit tense out on the trails.  Back to the drawing board for a...
06/12/2020

Update - he's not quite ready for prime time yet. Still a bit tense out on the trails. Back to the drawing board for a bit longer.

Get ready for some more information on this gorgeous boy - Smoke is going out for his trail evaluation ride today! He's a 2001 model, 15.1h Spotted Saddle Horse, registered and sweet. More info coming after his trail ride, stay tuned.

We would like to give a big shout out to Foxden Equine. We were already using their Quiessence with many of our horses a...
06/09/2020

We would like to give a big shout out to Foxden Equine.
We were already using their Quiessence with many of our horses and they have donated three 50lb bags to GAIT, Inc. for our use! Many of the GAIT, Inc.
horses are on magnesium. It has so many positive benefits, including helping to calm anxiety, helping with metabolic disorders like Insulin Resistance and Cushings and other benefits. This donation will be very beneficial to so many of the horses and is greatly appreciated. We are also using several of their other products including Balance EQ for our cushings and insulin resistant horses. https://www.facebook.com/FoxdenEquine/ https://www.foxdenequine.com/collections/all

This mare came back with non-specific hind end lameness.  The Chiropractor looked at her today and she's sore through he...
06/05/2020

This mare came back with non-specific hind end lameness. The Chiropractor looked at her today and she's sore through her backend and the pain is causing muscle loss. These are her hind feet, they are currently very long in the toe making it difficult for her to break over when they're this long, which in turn puts a lot of pressure on joints and are causing her to compensate by swinging her gait instead of the normal bio-mechanics of front to back movement. With chiropractic, a balanced trim and some reconditioning we hope she'll be good as new in no time. Of course if that doesn't help her, we'll do a more thorough lameness eval with our vets.

06/05/2020

We would sincerely like to thank Linda Hansen (https://www.facebook.com/Linda.S.Hansen.DC) for coming out and working on GAIT horses today. These gaited horses, are so prone to chiropractic problems and the rescues are even more at risk since prior owners may have not recognized classic pain symptoms and chocked it up to bad behavior. She worked on seven horses today, Sadie, Rooster, Desi, Josie, Beauty, Elsa and Penelope. Everybody needed adjustments and we know all of them are going to feel so much better now.!

06/03/2020

This is one of our horses at GAIT, Inc., Smoke and this video shows a very interesting progression to the walk and how posture affects gait. Keep in mind, this is still a work in progress...

Thought I'd post this interesting study of the "walk" on this guy. The first video you can see a horse that is going at walking speed, but is in a hard pace. His body posture is tense and hollow even though he's not rushing. At the time of the first two videos he was suffering from hyperthyroidism and this pacey walk was a huge improvement from where he started - which was basically a run-away.

In the third clip, you'll see a much more relaxed frame in the "walk" and it is at that point a slightly broken pace - some might call it a stepping pace.

And in the final clip after working with him to drop his head, you'll see he finally starts to break the pace, it's still not an even 4-beat walk yet, but it's noticeably better - the second and third clips were shot yestserday over a matter of about 10 minutes. You can see how quickly you can effect change simply by changing the gaited horse's posture under saddle.

We will continue to develop the 4-beat walk stride and lengthening of the topline so that he starts moving more through the shoulder and hip and redevelop his muscle and posture so that he can just walk like a "normal" horse. From there we will then work on carrying that over to his gait. This is a work in progress, but thought it was super interesting to see the progression. As the old saying goes, you have to walk before you can run.

I'm super proud of all of the folks that have and are working with this horse, Jamie Dice and Christina Grogan at StarryNight stables and Ashley Lauer, who put 60 days on him to start when he was basically a run-away under saddle and in the process we found the tumor on his thyroid, which was causing a lot of his anxiety under saddle.

Address

14515 Chrisman Hill Dr
Boyds, MD
20841

General information

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.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00
Thursday 09:00 - 19:00
Friday 09:00 - 19:00

Telephone

(240) 720-4545

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Gaited Advocate Intervention Team, Inc. 501c3 posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Gaited Advocate Intervention Team, Inc. 501c3:

Videos

Our Story

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.

Nearby non profit organizations


Other Nonprofit Organizations in Boyds

Show All

Comments

Griffin in front with his new buddies Peppy and Elliott. He loves his new friends and home. We love him very much. Thank you Gait, Inc for such a wonderful horse.
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!
Ohio
And another one :(
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