OCTOBER 2018

Kathi Mooney & Spur -  Ride For A Rescue 2017
RIDE FOR A RESCUE
Annual Charity Trail Ride

It's time for the 7th Annual Pegasus "Ride for a Rescue," Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the beautiful Miars Arabian Ranch in Murchison, Texas. We'd like to welcome all of our supporters, riders and non-riders alike, to come out and  enjoy the day. 



For riders, bring  your horse and join us for a full day of horse fun! We will explore the ranch on a nice, easy-paced, guided ride through wooded trails and along gorgeous, open hay meadows. There will be a "poker run" for prizes, as well as fun horse contests and games for prizes. Non-riders are encouraged to come and enjoy the day with us and participate in the poker run and games. Following the ride, we will have a hot catered meal from  Torchy's Tacos  with complimentary drinks ( beer, wine, water and soda ). You'll also receive an event T-shirt and photographs of you and your horse. 

Our Pegasus shop will be open for you to pick up the latest  Pegasus logo apparel. You don't want to miss out on our newest fall fashions!



This event is limited to 40 riders, and so register today! Riders and non-riders must register in advance.  For riders, if you register and pay before October 20th, you will receive a discount. 

For more details and to register, please visit our website by clicking this link:  Ride for a Rescue



Please join us on Sunday, October 21st for our quarterly Open House & Hay Ride. Slip on your jeans and boots and spend your afternoon at the beautiful Pegasus Ranch. Every three months, The Pegasus Project swings open the gates for an Open House. Tour our facility from 1pm to 4pm, meet the horses, and get to know our incredible staff. We'll have a hayride tour at 2pm, serve refreshments, and have Pegasus logo attire on sale. Admission is free!

It's one thing to follow The Pegasus Project from afar, but there is NOTHING quite like seeing this operation in person. The minute you step foot on the ranch, you feel the sense of relief, peace and safety experienced by every horse. We have created a little horse heaven on earth for these most deserving creatures. Come out and see the magic for yourself!

Click here for a map to the ranch:  Map


~COLE~
Old Man Living Large
Cole - Loving his life at the Pegasus Ranch

On February 4, 2017, some community members of Flint, Texas saw an emaciated horse roaming loose. They put a dog leash around his neck and called the SPCA of East Texas. The SPCA contacted Pegasus, and we instructed them to have the Smith County Sheriff's Department pick up the horse so that we could follow up. The Sheriff's Department informed us that this aged gelding had traveled more than 12 miles from the time he was first spotted until he was caught. Smith County published public notice as required in attempts to locate his owners. No one came forward, and so on February 24, 2017, The Pegasus Project accepted the horse after his holding period expired. We named this sweet old man Cole.

Cole was in very bad shape. He limped from multiple abscesses in both front feet. His teeth were in abysmal condition, and he was severely emaciated, wormy, and had several skin lesions. Our dentist aged Cole at 25+ years old.  Our first mission was to provide proper nutrition and to get him comfortable. Cole was suffering from chronic diarrhea, and we began treating that as well.

Cole has multiple brands on him. This tells us that he was likely a ranch horse who served his owners well before being neglected and discarded. It's a shame how some people treat horses as they age. They are often thrown away like yesterday's trash. 

Over the course of the next few months, Cole thrived. He began to gain weight, and his coat transformed into a shiny, healthy sheen. After about five months, all of his abscesses cleared, and we were able to put him in a large pasture with three other horses. He is now a healthy old man who lives happily in a kind herd. Because Cole has few viable teeth, we must soak his meals and feed him twice per day. He eats 4 quarts of high quality feed twice per day, in addition to soaked alfalfa pellets and soaked beet pulp and alfalfa hay. Taking care of elderly horses is not easy or cheap. But proper nutrition is very important to keep weight on the old guys.
 
Cole is available for adoption as a companion horse. He is sweet, loving and kind. He gets along well with other horses, and he's quite active in his pasture. He walks, trots and canters all around, and he loves mealtime. I f you are interested in adopting Cole, please understand the effort required to provide for all his nutritional needs. 

Click the following link to view all of his photos:  COLE

If you are interested in adopting Cole, read all about our adoption process here:  Adoption Process


Cole with his friend, Ringo

A Note from Allyson
 
North Texas Giving Day
Preliminary Results Are In
 
On September 20th The Pegasus Project participated in the Communities Foundation of Texas' North Texas Giving Day. This was our fourth year to be a part of this fantastic event, and we raised just over $57,500! We are pleased with our results and are grateful for everyone who donated.

$37,000 of the funds raised came from our challenge fund donors,** who, in advance of North Texas Giving Day, put up matching funds to encourage others to give. Knowing that their gift would be matched dollar-for-dollar was true incentive for the rest of our donors. On the day of the event, more than $20,000 was donated.

Pegasus is due to collect additional bonus funds paid by CFT. Bonus fund amounts are based upon a percentage of all the 157,184 gifts (totaling more than $48 million) made that day to the more than 2600 participating nonprofits. We are humbled by the generosity of donors for all of these deserving North Texas charities. 

As excited as we are with our success on North Texas Giving Day, we must remind ourselves that this work never ends. We often go from one crisis to the next. One fundraiser ends, another begins. One horse gets adopted, another neglected horse comes through the gates. It's a never-ending cycle of pain, joy, hardship, success, heartbreak and triumph. With an annual budget exceeding $400,000, we will utilize the NTGD funds in less than two months. Pegasus accomplishes great things, but at great cost. 

For now, we are going to revel in our success and celebrate our fantastic supporters. If you were one of our NTGD donors, please give yourself a pat on the back. It is amazing what can be accomplished when people come together for a united purpose. When individuals support their passions and realize that EVERY dollar truly does count, remarkable things happen.

If you donated through the NTGD website, you would have immediately received a receipt via email. If you need to request that receipt, please click the following link, and CFT will resend it to you: NTGD RECEIPT

If you were a Challenge Fund Donor or if you made a donation directly to The Pegasus Project, you will be receiving your receipt via regular mail. We appreciate you all so very much! 

Allyson DeCanio
President, The Pegasus Project

Send inquiries to: allyson@MyPegasusProject.org

**Challenge Fund Donors:
Hemant Elhence
Kay Bracken
Lee Merrick Foundation, Inc.
Cheyenne & Nick Klinger
Lynn Mutschler
Anne & George Ellis
Bob Wright
The Pamela Walters Group
Dobbs & Tittle, P.C.
Lorna Russell, M.D.
Sandra & Larry James
Rodman Law Office
Don & Tara Jones
Caren Carr
Shara Gose & Renee Risinger
Nicholas Vuong, M.D.
The Morrison Law Firm
Deborah Race
Meg & Ralph LaSpina
Don Howe
Kelly & Brian Joost
Margarita Heredia
The Pegasus Project Board

October 18 - Pegasus Partner Happy Hour

October 21 - Open House & Hay Ride



November 9 - Bonfire Concert with Heather Little 

PEGASUS PARTNERS


Thursday, October 18th
6:00 pm
Twisted Root Burger Co.
4601 S. Broadway Ave.
Tyler, Texas

Monthly, fun,  information-packed meetings for  Pegasus supporters at various locations throughout the year. All Pegasus Partners at the $25/month level and higher are Happy Hour members. Membership includes a car decal, a Pegasus hat or t-shirt, a Pegasus logo wine glass and an open invitation  to every meeting!  Discuss the latest Pegasus news and connect with other like-minded horse fans. (Your wine glass is free, but the wine isn't! We know how much you drink!)

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