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Pure thoughts foal rescue

19181 capet creek
Loxahatchee, FL 33470
561-847-5327

User Reviews (38)

  • 1. Great for the kids

    by: Jmstack

    this is great place for the kids to come and learn about the horses. They take the time to teach them how to handle and care for them.

    Pros

    kid friendly

    Cons

    none

  • 2. lovely lovely

    by: noeldickson

    They care so much about the horses and take such good care of them. They are so smart and sweet and great to be around.

    Pros

    friendly and clean

    Cons

    none

  • 3. found them from my daughter

    by: JudymT

    They are a great group of volunteers and horses. I have met them throught my daughter and enjoy spending time with the horses.

    Pros

    knowledge and kind

    Cons

    none

  • 4. For school

    by: eve09olution

    I started doing this for extra credit, but now i actually enjoy going on this site.

    Pros

    extra credit

    Cons

    n/a

  • 5. A great place

    by: dfarias

    These folk are just wonderful. They do a great job of caring for these horses and finding them forever homes. I'm hoping to get down there to do some volunteer work someday soon.

    Pros

    ALL

    Cons

    NONE

  • 6. Pure Thoughts is the best horse rescue around!

    by: jgrover

    Pure Thoughts is the ideal place for a horse who has been through the worst to go. The horses and ponies who are there right now have seen it all, and their stories make you doubt the human race. But once you see the wonderful care they are getting at the rescue, you will gain your trust in human nature back again. Knowing that these horses have such great friends among the Pure Thoughts Rescue Staff, I have absolute trust that every one of them is going to live a fabulous life from here on out.

    Pros

    knowledgable staff, happy horses

    Cons

    none

  • 7. Best wishes

    by: iluvhorses

    Best wishes for you at Pure Thoughts Foal Rescue. Hope you can make it into the top twenty, your efforts regarding horse rescue are very worthy of our support.

    Pros

    worthy endeavor

    Cons

    none

  • 8. looks like a beautiful place

    by: dralindalia

    All that I read about it looks like a very dedicated hard working rescue site .

    Pros

    rescue a horse

    Cons

    must be able to deal with "baggage"

  • 9. way to go Pure Thoughts

    by: Cawalker415

    This shelter has a wonderful staff that is so helpful to all their volunteers. They teach you how to handle the horses and to learn what they are thinking. This shelter deserves to win the makeover

    Pros

    wonderful horses and staff

    Cons

    none

  • 10. heard great things

    by: Ridersmom

    I've only heard about this rescue from those that have visited. But what I have heard is consitently wonderful.

    Pros

    sounds like a very concerned group of volunteers

    Cons

    too far for me to actually volunteer

  • 11. Always thinking about the horses

    by: karascares1

    I love every bit of what pure thoughts is about; I am a volunteer now and plan to stay one forever if I can. I cannot fault a place that has given new life to the most THE MOST beautiful creatures we have on this earth. I find the best way to promote this beautiful cause is to surround myself with beautiful horse pictures at my job which often prompts questions about horses, which always leads me to talk about Pure Thoughts Inc. I am beside myself now that we are no longer in the top 20...the next 20 days are gonna be ridiculous for me getting this rescue back up where it belongs.

    Pros

    make it easy for anyone to get involved

    Cons

    not have 1 central main location for everything

  • 12. The Greatest Rescue

    by: topsecretmoon

    Pure Thoughts horse and foal rescue is one of a kind. They do things the right way. They give the horse as much time as needed if they need to be rehabilitated. I have seen many rescues but have been a supporter of Pure Thoughts for over 5 years now. They have never let me nor any of their adopters down!!

    Pros

    Will Take on the biggest of challenges

    Cons

    Too big of a heart sometimes

  • 13. Brown Equestrian visits PT

    by: becks8687

    We went to visit PT during our equestrian team's winter training trip to Florida. The work they do and the amount of love and care that each horse receives is INCREDIBLE. I had never seen a place or met people quite like the group that works there, and they do such wonderful things for horses that are needlessly abused and in terrible shape. The horses and foals that come to PT really go from strength to strength during their time there and their website has many more details about their success stories. This is an AMAZING organization!

    Pros

    Absolutely amazing.

    Cons

    More people like this should exist?

  • 14. wonderful

    by: carar

    Pure Thoughts is an amazing rescue run by people who truly care for horses and their well being

    Pros

    The horse comes first

    Cons

    It's not closer to where I live!

  • 15. Commend you & wish you luck

    by: ArtsofEden

    I just want to commend you on all you do and wish you much luck and success for staying in the running..:)

    Pros

    a heart of gold

    Cons

    none

  • 16. unbelieveable rescue!

    by: rain0058

    This place is beautiful, and they treat their rescued horses so well. The people here love their work, and it shows in their frequent newsletters, photo postings, and wonderful website. Not to mention the horses after their wonderful care are a testament to the great work this rescue does! SUPPORT them, please! Make this your affiliated rescue for the makeover contest, please!

    Pros

    rescue beautiful and needy horses from slaughter!

    Cons

    NONE!

  • 17. Excellent rescue

    by: bbpalmcity

    This is a rescue that "walks the walk" They take all types of horses, donkeys, ponies. They rehab and rehome the horses, and work hard to make sure it is a good match. They are fighting against horse slaughter, and making more people aware of the alternatives available when a horse needs to find a new job.

    Pros

    They do it all for the horses

    Cons

    they have not discovered how to clone themselves (yet)

  • 18. No other like it!

    by: sunnybroad

    I don't think it would be possible to find a better place for any horse with any problems, Jen has a heart of gold and cares for each and everyone of them with the greatest love, and of course gentle hands to care for their physical troubles. Brad is a # 1 trainer, he will take on any horse and thru gentleness and knowledge bring them around to be wonderful horses.

    Pros

    very loving, caring and knowledgable people are here

    Cons

    that these places are needed

  • 19. Best Rescue

    by: emmac

    This is an amazing place, with amazing people committed to a very worthy cause.

    Pros

    everything

    Cons

    none

  • 20. Strong Support

    by: bluehydron

    I strongly support Pure Thoughts and wish the whole community all the best. The people I have met are very friendly and enthusiastic. Ride on!

    Pros

    Great people I know!

    Cons

    None.

  • 21. Pride of the community

    by: susanmarks

    Pure Thoughts Horse and Foal Rescue is a true sanctuary. The staff and volunteers are absolute angels for all kinds of horses in need, who are truely at their "eleventh hour." They have literally performed miracles bringing many horses near death back to excellent health and into very purposeful lives. This facility is the pride of our community. Check out their website or better yet, come visit.

    Pros

    Facility in the heart of a large equestrian community affording some of the best equine vets around; the most dedicated staff and volunteers

    Cons

    They wish they could save more from slaughter

  • 22. Safe Haven for Horses, Foals, Donkeys, etc!

    by: mtolleync

    Pure Thoughts Horse & Foal Rescue is an incredible horse rescue farm, and the people who operate this wonderful rescue have "hearts of gold" - Jennifer Swanson is a strong, amazing woman who will not rest until horse slaughter ends in our country and overseas...She is always there for a horse in need! Brad Gaver is her partner, and he is affectionately known as the "horse whisperer" - Brad works with the horses and gives them the best possible chance at a new life. Alan Schwartz is another huge part of the rescue, and his heart is the size of Texas!! Victoria McCullough has become a partner with PTHR under The Triumph Project, and the work she is doing to help all horses is staggering! She has passion & drive! I am very happy to support this horse rescue!

    Pros

    Saving Horses from Slaughter, Neglect & Abuse

    Cons

    NONE

  • 23. simply the best

    by: dfarias

    Kinder more dedicated people I have never met. This is only topped by their knowledge of horses and how to care for them

    Pros

    too many to list

    Cons

    wish I lived closer

  • 24. Great Group

    by: KlassAct

    Jen and Brad have created a great organization. It's amazing how many horses they are able to rehabiliate and rehome. They're great with the people too.

    Pros

    Great attitudes and love to share their knowledge

    Cons

    Need more space and funds

  • 25. A Great Place

    by: RebeccaAshenfelter

    I learned about Pure Thoughts from my Yahoo group AC4H and I want to live there! They do their best by every animal that comes through their doors. They never stop learning in the pursuit of better caring for their horses. I aspire to be as compassionate.

    Pros

    They turn no one away

    Cons

    Not enough space or money

  • 26. This is a great rescue

    by: stupper3

    This rescue is awesome. Jennifer and the staff at Pure Thoughts are wonderful people who love horses and give their everything to save these beautiful creatures from harm. They also find loving homes once the horses are rehabilitated and retrained.

    Pros

    dedicated people who go out of their way to save horses from slaughter

    Cons

    none

  • 27. A wonderful organization

    by: kgoetz

    They truly love horses and are committed to honoring and caring for them. This commitment is clear in the variety of horses they purchase to prevent them from going to slaughter. Some of these horses need little to no care or training before they can be adopted out and others are babies, pregnant, or injured. \nMy trainer has a number of older (geriatric) horses who she keeps because they have earned their retirement and we find it sickening when someone puts down their old horse because they want a new one or don't want to keep them, and not because they are suffering. Sending them to slaughter, in inhumane conditions, would be even worse.\nPure thoughts has the same commitment to honoring our equine friends. Some of the horses they rescue do need a lot of care and they see that they get it.\nBut they cannot rescue every horse, so they are committed to ending slaughter, so that this will be one fate they will no longer have to rescue horses from.

    Pros

    their commitment to and love of horses is what makes this such a wonderful organization

    Cons

    They can't rescue every horse

  • 28. Wow - What a difference these people make !

    by: callahanusa

    I have only recently became aware of Pure Thoughts Foal Rescue and I have been over come with emotion on the great work that this staff does. Keep up the GREAT work.

    Pros

    Everything

    Cons

    None

  • 29. Pure Thoughts has a great approach

    by: Seabiscute

    Pure Thoughts is a model horse rescue, because they do it all: they rescue animals from life-threatening situations and nurse them back to health or help them leave this world with dignity and caring. They train their horses to have useful lives, and adopt them out to carefully matched forever homes -- and a horse is always welcome back at Pure Thoughts if a situation changes (rescue is forever!).\n \nSome rescues don't have the training facility or expertise that Pure Thoughts can boast -- it is harder for them to place horses, because they have to rely on whatever previous training each horse may have. But PT can let down an OTTB and teach it to be a trail horse, or a dressage prospect. \n \nThey also are a community resource -- offering programs and events to benefit local residents, who in turn are great volunteers and potential foster or adoptive homes.\n \nIf you are near Palm Beach County in Florida, Pure Thoughts is worth checking out -- give them a call!

    Pros

    Horses are rescued, rehabbed, trained and adopted out

    Cons

    None!

  • 30. Nothing less than a Miracle!

    by: RhythmBeadsUSA

    What has been accomplished by those at Pure Thoughts Foal Rescue is nothing less than a Miracle! \r\n\r\nAny time you need to lift your heart and spirits take a look at the love and compassion as it is showered on the animals at Pure Thoughts Foal Rescue ~ those that have been battered, abused and forgotten by others.

    Pros

    Many lives have been saved by those at Pure Thoughts!

    Cons

    Probably not enough time to accomplish everything they would like to accomplish!

  • 31. Love these guys!

    by: Betseys309

    Pure Thoughts is a great team. Even though we aren't close in miles, I feel like part of the family. Every rescue has a name, a face and a personality. The group supports each other for horse and non-horse situations. I love that I am able to come to the team for help, advice or just to vent without feeling like there is a lecture coming.\r\n\r\nThere is an end to this horror and I look forward to being part of the solution with this group!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n

    Pros

    Keeps team updated; shares highs and lows - seeks to educate vs preech - Looks for a solution

    Cons

    There are so far away from me!

  • 32. Thank you Pure Thoughts

    by: WSB

    Thank you all at Pure Thoughts for saveing all of these wonderful beautiful horses from a horible inhumane death. Thank you Jen, Brad, and Victoria without you none of this would have happened. Thank you to all of the donators and volinteers for helping all of these horses. And all of the horses thank all of us everyday and every second.

    Pros

    It is all great

    Cons

    There are none

  • 33. Glad to finally find this SITE!

    by: zephyri2

    I just wanted to stop in here. I have created a page here. I hope that you win your shelter makeover so you can continue helping all the horses. \r\n\r\nI am so amazed at how much work your doing. I am so pleased to see such positive things coming from such a bad situation. With time and education it will be sooner than we all think to turn it all around. \r\n\r\n\r\nGod bless you for all your hard work. And I am uploading things and writing journals. Trying to get you all kinds of points.\r\n\r\nNot sure of I am doing it right but I am trying !\r\ngem

    Pros

    EVERYTHING

    Cons

    NOTHING

  • 34. Pure Thoughts is outstanding!

    by: bullwinkle

    Pure Thoughts has been saving horses from a brutal death for a long time. They are not interested in a particular breed, if the horse is in peril Pure Thoughts is there.\n\nThey follow strict guidelines to run their rescue and they follow up on their horses who are adopted to well screened homes.\n\nKudos to Pure Thoughts!!!

    Pros

    This rescue takes horses of all breeds and ages.

    Cons

    None that I can think of...

  • 35. a wonderful Rescue

    by: horsehun441

    Pure Thoughts is a wonderful rescue. All of the horses are so sweat and great to be with. I wish they would all go to wonderful homes. I will miss them but be very happy for them too. I would take them all home if I could but I can't so someone needs to and soon so Pure Thoughts can rescue more horses from slaughter. Pure Thoughts does so much wonderful things for these horses so they get a second chance at a happy life and without them just think what would have happend to all of these horse, ponies, minis, foals, and yearlings.

    Pros

    great for horses

    Cons

    there are none

  • 36. Mother's Day Foals

    by: DawnLight

    There are so many great things to say about Pure Thoughts. However, one that stays so close to my heart, was when I was able to pick out a foal and sponsor/adopt him. This was on Mother's Day...a very appropriate day! \n\nThe foals had been rescued by Pure Thoughts Horse & Foal Rescue from a horrible fate...SLAUGHTER! It is unimaginable how any horse can be slaughtered, and these little babies torn from their mothers!!! R.I.P. all the mother's who went to the horror of slaughter. Know your babies were saved by the BEST, and raised with the top-notch care and...*LOVED. \n\nToo sad...deep breath... \n\nSo, I was guided by Jen, owner with a *dedicated-to-horses man, Brad, of PTHR. I was offered many foals to choose from. But there was the photo and description of the boy foal I adopted! Just knew, this boy was the *ONE. \n\nMy heart <3<3<3 \n\nHe was the independent, shy one. All rusty-golden in color with a white blaze and white socks. And so little. Smaller than the other foals his age. I knew this baby was so special, "shy," but born with an inner strength and dignity. And of course, just too cute...and BEAUTIFUL!! \n\nThis was a Mother's Day gift to my daughter and little two-year-old grandson. My daughter was absolutely thrilled, and my grandson goo'd over the baby "horsey." \n\nSo excited, my daughter picked out the name for our new "family member." And she took some time to choose a name!! :) She finally chose the name, "CASSIDY" for her new baby. Oh, btw, I was the Grandmother! My daughter, Mum .\n\nCassidy was the best name and it fit him so well. A class act with a little "imp" thrown in. Loved it!\nAnd this was a name my daughter wanted for her little baby boy...but Dad wanted another name...so a consensus was made for Alexander. But, I know it sounds strange, but, Alex had similar coloring to Cassidy...reddish-blonde hair, and the impy look and personality. And of course, always kicking-up a storm~~ \n\nWe were given constant updates and photos of Cassidy's growth, personality...antics! We could not wait for the so-frequent updates of photos and emails about Cassidy. It was like visiting him. My daughter was even planning on going down to Florida from New England to visit Cassidy. And there was talk amongst us of maybe, maybe, adopting Cassidy and bringing him home. Yes, we were gonners for Cassidy! He was now family. \n\nMy grandson adored Cassidy. He could not wait for more photos...and videos too, to be sent to us by Jen at Pure Thoughts. Cassidy & Alex. \n\nSome of the photos sent showed Cassidy having his first bath by a 4-H group that regularly comes to Pure Thoughts for education...and joy. Cassidy was like any kid, did not at first care for the shampoo by all the girls. LOL. We saw Cassidy in the paddock playing with all his foal-baby friends. Running, kicking and playing with the red ball! Jen would write how he was becoming a leader with the group. And he was g-r-o-w-i-n-g!! He was always easy to pick out from the bunch of kiddie foals from his golden-rust color and those white socks. And we also learned all about his foal friends. We could watch them all grow..and play...and EAT!\n\nThen came the day that Cassidy was adopted by a family just down the road from Pure Thoughts. We knew this was the goal, for Cassidy to have his Forever Home with a good, loving, new family. At first we felt like we had lost Cassidy, that is how attached we became. But at the same time there was such joy and happiness that "our" Cassidy had found a good home. We were further updated with his progress with his new Mum and Dad and were sent photos of the human family too! They too had picked out Cassidy from all the foals, just-like-that. Like me, they JUST KNEW this was the little guy for them. And Jen and Brad carefully screen all adoptive families...and with a contract to bring the horse or foal back in case it does not work out. No more chances of a bad home...or slaughter, for these girls and boys! \n\nAnd an added bonus was another foal was also adopted by the same family that cherished Cassidy! So they were foal-mates to help each other with the transition. So nice. And...lol...I knew from the Pure Thoughts group/forum, via internet, the sponsor/adoptive "Mommy" of the other foal. So were were now all related in an extended family. Yes!!\n\nA week after Cassidy was adopted, thinking of Cassidy, I passed by FAO Schwartz in NYC. The great toy store. It was night time and they were closed. I looked in the window, and there was a life-size exact image of Cassidy...color and all...right down to the white socks and up to the white blaze! It was almost unbelievable. Nope, no coincidences. Sigh~ I wanted to buy this "Cassidy," of course, for my grandson, but he was too big for space, and the price was out of my range at that time.\n\nHowever, just recently, I was at a horse-jumping show and looking around at the vendors. A children's stick riding-horse caught my eye. I loved it for some reason, other than the fact that it also neighed, whinnied and made galloping sounds. I bought it and gave it to my grandson. Giddy-up they went! It was then that I realized the coloring...and white blaze on this toy horse was so, too similar to...YES (!)...CASSIDY! \n\nLOVE YOU ALWAYS, (((CASSIDY)))!\n\nMy grandson is now 4 years-old. Soon he will begin pony riding lessons. I will be the one to lead him on the horse. We have been out to local horse rescues, sanctuaries together. And the first horse...no pony...we saw looked so much like Cassidy. My grandson thought it was the same. \n\nNow my grandson is all into horses. Books, videos, toys. So many Breyer horses, barns, trailers. And horsey slippers, too! And robe and towels and...ok, enough...:):)\n\nAnd it all began with one very special horse, Cassidy, and one very special rescue, Pure Thoughts. And two beautiful, caring people, Jen and Brad. \n\nI am forever dedicated to and support Pure Thoughts. The "work" they do to rescue foals, yearlings...all age horses, is more than unbelievable. This is their life's work: To rescue horses from the hell of the auction house and from barbaric and heinous slaughter. \n\nThey have strong hearts and souls. It is almost unimaginable how one can even go to a brutal auction house and see all these poor souls on auction for the kill buyers. But when one has a PASSION for ALL horses, and to rescue and mend and make well, physically, mentally and emotionally, it is not given a second thought. There is no choice. It is what one has to do. Needs to do. Wants to do. Lives to do. Life's work. \n\nTo see the horses come through, too, with stronger hearts and souls. This can be seen in the eyes of a horse. The eyes tell all. \n\nThe joy of working with the horses and seeing them become whole after all the abuse and torture of the auction house and by many previous owners, is heaven-on-earth. \n\nPure Thoughts, Brad and Jen, are the voices for the horses and foals who can only speak with their eyes and cries.\n\nBless you Pure Thoughts.\n\nYou are truly ~*~ Amazing Grace ~*~. \n\nRonnie\n\n \n\n \n\n

    Pros

    All the horses are family at PTHR. The BEST of care & LOVE.

    Cons

    None...Na Na...No Way...Cons??...Never...Ever...

  • 37. Amazing Rescue

    by: nachoborb

    I have adopted 3 of my horses from Pure Thoughts and have no regrets. The group of staff is amazing and they do so much to help the horses!!

    Pros

    They do great for our horses

    Cons

    none

  • 38. Great Place For Kids T Learn

    by: Mikester

    My kids learn more in one day at PT than they do in a week at school. Jen teaches them respect for adults and Brad teaches them how to listen.

    Pros

    Teaches Kids Responsible

    Cons

    far away from house