Blue Ribbon Equine Rescue is housed for free, by Blue Ribbon Meadows 2820 Old 96 Indian Trail Hwy 39 Wagener SC 29164
All rescues are cared for with no money paid to anyone at anytime. Blue Ribbon Meadows, gives all stalls, pastures, and full care to all horses, dogs and cats free of charge for the past 27years.
Is there a minimum amount to sponsor a horse? NO, any money helps so much
Are my donations tax deductible? Yes, all you need is a copy of your check, and our EIN number and you are set.
Besides horses, what other animals do you rescue? we are set up for horses, but we have rescued, cats, dogs, birds, cows! It’s always interesting
What does “how many hands a horse is” mean? How tall is the horses, done in 4″ sections to the horses withers.
A hand is the unit of measurement used to measure horses. A hand is equal to four inches even. A horse is measured, on level ground, from the ground to the bump that joins the back and the neck (called the withers)
If a horse is said to be 15 hands, that means 15 x 4 = the horse is 60″ tall, or 5 feet.
Often you will see height expressed with a decimal point- that a horse is 16.1 or 14.3 the decimal point refers to an extra inch- or three- that don’t even out to a full hand. So a horse that is 14.2 is fourteen and a half hands- 14 hands (56″) + 2 inches. It is never correct to say a horse is 15.75 or 15.25 hands, horses height can only be expressed in their measurement divided by four, with the remainder shown behind a decimal point..