Charity of the Week: Simon’s Legacy

Simon was special.

He was a used up and thrown away working draft standing in a pen at New Holland in November of 2008. He arrived at Helping Hearts the Monday before Thanksgiving. It was HHER’s first year. He arrived a sad and depressed horse who over time found his smile, and developed an incredible personality that he shared with those around him. Night mushies and Stud Muffins were a daily ritual that never failed to brighten my day. He found a place in my heart where he remains, even after his passing this past June 24, 2013.

Since his passing, I’ve wanted to honor Simon by helping other senior work-drafts at the end of their “useful” lives. Those poor old, used-up work-drafts who head to slaughter or some other heinous fate after a life of servitude. I want them to experience peace, contentment and hopefully happiness in their golden years, as Simon did.

Hence, Simon’s Legacy. Donations earmarked for Simon’s Legacy will be used to obtain/purchase/pull what would otherwise be “end-of-life/career” senior drafts and bring them to Helping Hearts. Funds will also be used for month-to-month care, for veterinary and special needs to give them a comfortable and dignified life without pain or suffering. And yes, lastly, the final gift – if and when physical and medical circumstances no longer allow that comfortable life, to let them go gently and kindly with a veterinary-assisted euthanasia.

Helping Hearts’ goal is to raise the initial funds for Simon’s Legacy to be operational by 2014, if not sooner. Donations can be sent to Helping Hearts, earmarked for Simon’s Legacy.

Donations can be sent to Helping Hearts as follows:

~Paypal – use our email address,

~Mail: HelpingHearts, PO Box 342, Perrineville, NJ 08535



Lisa M. Post, President

Helping Hearts Equine Rescue

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