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 www.gaitrrr.org Gaited Advocate Intervention Team, Inc.
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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 an

d non-traditional gaited disciplines. All of our members are SOUND horse advocates and only train flat-shod horses. 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 are fully volunteer run, all of us also work full time jobs, so please be patient. 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. With that said, we will not perpetuate the current trend of brokers and fake kill pens by advertising for these lots. On occasion, GAIT, Inc. will decide to purchase a horse from a broker or dealer, but when we do, we do so from those that are local to our area so that we don't incur exorbitant transport costs. We prefer to get horses before they end up at these lots and will not advertise for the lots by sharing posts about their horses. Only horses that are coming to our rescue will be shared as fundraisers so that people know where their donations are going. 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. We work with other 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 also accept rescue-to-rescue transfers when we are able.

2. We are a REHAB/RETRAIN/RIDE team... Each horse that is brought into the rescue receives a thorough evaluation of their health needs. We take the time needed to get them healthy and sound if possible. When no longer pasture sound or when their quality of life is diminished, we follow AAEP guidelines for humane end of life by a licensed veterinarian. But in most cases, our horses, once healthy, are then able to move to the next step, and that's evaluation under saddle. If training issues are identified, they receive training before being offered for adoption. If a horse is pasture sound but not rideable, we offer safe sanctuary until we either find a suitable companion home or until they are no longer pasture sound. Those horses that are brought into our programs for rehab and retrain that are riding sound are adopted into 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. We 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.

3. 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.

4. 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. GAIT, Inc. adopts to within a reasonable driving distance of Maryland or So. California (for those horses that are on the west coast already). 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. As a 501c3, your donations are tax deductible under the limits of the law. 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.

From sickly late weanling to stunning 4yo - this is why we do what we do. Link was purchased at auction, was adopted the...
05/15/2024

From sickly late weanling to stunning 4yo - this is why we do what we do. Link was purchased at auction, was adopted the following spring after rehab, castration and halter training and look at him now!

His adopter did an amazing job getting him grown and started, but she has had health complications and called and asked us to take Link back. She is no longer able to safely ride due to her health. So Link is now back with us and getting some evaluation rides before we decide what type of new home will be appropriate for him.

As a real Win-Win for everyone, the adopter asked to take a non-rideable horse because she still wants to work with them on the ground and see horses out in her pastures. To our surprise and joy, she opted to take Neo as a long-term foster. Neo is the young walking horse that came in to us over the winter with a severe roach back congenital deformity. He's pasture sound, but should never have been ridden, even though he was being ridden through auction after auction before we rescued him.

Willow update. 12 days into her quarantine, he feet have been done and she's so much more comfortable. She nickers at he...
04/21/2024

Willow update. 12 days into her quarantine, he feet have been done and she's so much more comfortable. She nickers at her caretaker, Tina, and is seeking out attention, very sweet girl. She's a totally different horse than we picked up two weeks ago. We are still short of our fundraising goal, so if you can help, we would certainly appreciate it. paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2417873

Willow got her badly neglected feet done today. She's so much more comfortable now. Check out our fundraising post for m...
04/11/2024

Willow got her badly neglected feet done today. She's so much more comfortable now. Check out our fundraising post for more information on this sweet girl. We are still very short of our fundraising goal. https://www.paypal.com/US/fundraiser/charity/2417873

FUNDRAISER Started. Goal is $1100, amount to meet goal, $525 (see below for breakdown) paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/...
04/09/2024

FUNDRAISER Started. Goal is $1100, amount to meet goal, $525 (see below for breakdown) paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2417873 to make donations. Meet Willow, a senior Walking Horse mare. Her owner passed away a couple years ago. She was thrown out with the cows and has remained untouched until the son decided even that was too much trouble. She was given to a dealer to sell with the instructions that he couldn't care less what happened to the horse. The owner's son couldn't even give her the dignity of passing along her name. Thankfully the dealer decided to give her a chance at a rescue or private sale before taking her to auction. We were tagged in the sale post and at just $400 we decided to go into action. After a shout out for help with transport and quarantine, Maryland Horse Rescue stepped up with an offer of help.

As you can see, her feet are a mess, clearly neglected over quite a long time. But she's safe now. She was happy to be in caring hands and quickly knew she was in a good place. After a happy roll in the grass she got a groom and the farrier is coming tomorrow.

Now we need your help. Our fundraising goals include her $400 purchase, fuel down and back 2.5 hours each way, farrier, minimum 21 days quarantine care, initial vetting to include coggins, vaccines and possibly bloodwork to check for cushings, and a good dental, her teeth are probably as bad as her feet.

Your tax deductible donation towards Willow's care will be greatly appreciated.

Don't do PayPal? We're happy to accept checks payable to GAIT, Inc to 14515 Chrisman Hill Dr, Boyds MD 20841. Thank you for your support.

Please give a warm welcome to Strider. He's a 20ish Racking Horse gelding. He comes as an owner surrender. His mom loves...
03/28/2024

Please give a warm welcome to Strider. He's a 20ish Racking Horse gelding. He comes as an owner surrender. His mom loves him very much but she is facing a critical health challenge and wanted to make sure her beloved boy was cared for if the worst happens. Her family are not horse people and it was important to her that she be able to take care of Strider even if it meant allowing us to do that for her. We were happy to say yes. We'll be doing health work-ups and evaluations in the coming weeks and once we know more, we'll start looking for the right adopter for Strider, someone who will love him just as much as his mom loved him.

Another busy week at GAIT, Inc.  We were able to welcome Apache and Cowboy to the rescue. They arrived earlier this week...
03/22/2024

Another busy week at GAIT, Inc. We were able to welcome Apache and Cowboy to the rescue. They arrived earlier this week as owner surrenders. Their owner loved them very much but he is no longer able to ride and moved out of state. The person that had been caring for them after his move decided they were not working out and they needed somewhere to go by the 1st of April. Thanks to several adoptions and foster placements that happened at the end of February, we were able to say yes. Both of these geldings are broke to ride and we will give lots of information once they've had time to decompress and are then evaluated.

Speaking of placements, we were able to find a wonderful long-term foster home for Beauty. It was a quick placement after the person boarding with the foster provider decided to move their horse leaving her horse alone. Alone is never a good thing for a herd animal and we were looking for a placement for Beauty where she can hang out and just be a horse where there wasn't a lot of grass since she is a very easy keeper. It was a win-win for everyone.

We want to take this opportunity to introduce three new intakes to GAIT, Inc. With an unexpected group of adoptions occu...
03/11/2024

We want to take this opportunity to introduce three new intakes to GAIT, Inc. With an unexpected group of adoptions occurring in February, we were able to say yes to several owner surrenders. Zephyr, Jetsun and Lilla. Zephyr and Jetsun come from an owner that is no longer able to care for horses. She rescued Zephyr, this sweet chestnut, from the Moore's feedlot several years ago, he's around 22yo and will need to be tested for cushings. Next up, Jetsun, is a nicely broke and nicely gaited palomino gelding, around 13yo - it's been a couple years since he's been ridden, so he'll be getting a refresher and evaluation in the ring and on the trails, once he settles in that is. And last but very not least is Lilla, this little Paso Fino mare was rescued by a GAIT foster, rehabbed and now she's in the last phases of being ready for adoption. She's in Littlestown PA with one of our trainers for some final evaluations before we are ready to place this low brio Paso mare in a forever home under contract.

All three horses will need at a minimum of 30 days and while they came with most of their vaccines done, the boys will need a dental, Zephyr needs blood work and cushings tests and Jetsun will need at least a 30 day refresher. We are happy to accept donations to help with our first 30 day expenses as these three settle in at GAIT, Inc. Donations can be sent to paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2417873 please be sure to save your receipt from PayPal Giving Fund for your taxes.

TC came to GAIT, Inc. in early December, he was ready to retire from life as a field trial horse. His owner didn't want ...
01/27/2024

TC came to GAIT, Inc. in early December, he was ready to retire from life as a field trial horse. His owner didn't want him to end up somewhere bad, so she let him come to us. TC is a mid-20s Spotted Saddle Horse. He has some dental challenges, his front teeth are worn down, and have been for many years - likely from either a grazing muzzle, extended use of feed bags or metal hay feeders. So pulling hay from round bales, or even cropping short grass is difficult for him. He arrived under weight, no doubt from his dental issues. We treated him for ulcers on arrival since he had loose stools and he was anemic - both indicators for ulcers. He was changed over to a varied diet of chopped hay, soaked Purina Ultium feed and soft flake hay and as you can see, he has bloomed! TC left today as a temporary foster while he continues to gain weight in preparation of riding evaluations later this winter. He is blind in one eye, but sweet as pie - honestly, we're hoping for a "foster fail"! Big shout out to Jamie Dice and the Starry Night Stables crew, there was a lot of effort put into his feeding program but it worked! TC looks amazing.

Jasmine was our New Years Eve auction save. She had been in the auction pipeline since at least October and that saddle ...
01/27/2024

Jasmine was our New Years Eve auction save. She had been in the auction pipeline since at least October and that saddle in the catalog was hiding her diminishing condition. We got her home, got her warm and clean, treated her for ulcers (no way a horse goes through months of dealer to dealer, auction to auction without major stress). That quiet and subdued but friendly horse has quickly blossomed, she feels really good and looks great. She may not be the "beginner, quiet" horse she was advertised as, we'll see, but she'll be the right horse for someone special eventually. Your donations make this work possible! paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2417873

It's our goal to change the lives of horses and the people that find them. "Skinny Sid" arrived as an owner surrender, s...
01/25/2024

It's our goal to change the lives of horses and the people that find them. "Skinny Sid" arrived as an owner surrender, she wanted what was best for him. After purchasing him from a dealer who lied to her, he arrived in terrible condition, nothing like the pictures she was sent by the dealer. She knew his rehab was above her abilities to deal with and asked us for help. We said yes. Today, Skinny Sid is now happy, healthy "Handsome Syd" - lots of kuddos go out to his adopter Olivia, who continued the work we started. He looks absolutely amazing! It's hard to believe it's the same horse! And we also give a shout out to his previous owner, who knew he needed the specialized rehab work that we do and asked for help!

Remember Jasmine? She was our surprise New Year's Eve save from Eyler's auction. She had been in the auction pipeline si...
01/20/2024

Remember Jasmine? She was our surprise New Year's Eve save from Eyler's auction. She had been in the auction pipeline since at least October with no other known history. She was underweight, which was being concealed by tack at the auctions. Well today was her first day post-quarantine where she could go out, run and be a horse. We'll begin her riding evaluations soon.
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We are still fundraising for Jasmine, we collected about half our goal toward her purchase, vet bills and initial rehab. She could still use your help!

Status: AvailableName: BoboBreed: Grade TN Walking HorseAge: 16yo (est) ​Gender: GeldingSize: 14.3h (est)Handler Appropr...
01/13/2024

Status: Available
Name: Bobo
Breed: Grade TN Walking Horse
Age: 16yo (est) ​
Gender: Gelding
Size: 14.3h (est)
Handler Appropriate: Confident Novice
Rider Appropriate: Confident Intermediate
Limitations: none
Adoption Fee: $1600
Location: Frederick, MD
Video Link: https://youtu.be/CllGRXd5sT8

Bobo is a beautiful black sabino TN Walking Horse that joined GAIT, Inc. after his owner's circumstances changed and she was no longer able to keep him. Bo has a very lovely 4-beat natural gait and is currently barefoot. He's happy to quietly walk along, or slide into his natural gait - no tricks needed here. He has over 120 days of professional refresher training and is working well in a lesson program while he awaits his forever home.

Bobo does well in a mixed herd and is middle to low in the pecking order. He is great on trails and will work in the ring as well. He is more on the sensitive side, so we recommend him for a rider who has good hand, seat and leg aids, he's not as stoic about mistakes as some Walking Horses. He does best with other horses on trails and we do not recommend him for folks that ride alone. He prefers to follow, but with that said, he is more than happy to put up with the antics of less settled horses and will lead for short periods if asked. Bo is good for the vet and farrier, he knows his groundwork and is easy to deal with on the ground and in the saddle.

Now for the "bad", Bobo does have a past history of ulcer induced bolting. Remember we said he's the more "sensitive" type? Well he is not about to suffer pain without expressing it. He may stress when moved to a new environment, his adopter is going to need to take some time to build trust, do the work to establish a partnership and may need to do an ulcer treatment when he arrives to his new home or proactively when doing stressful activities away from home. But not to worry, we are more than happy to help you with all of this and even have a very cost effective ulcer treatment that we are more than happy to share.

Bobo is available through Gaited Advocate Intervention Team, Inc. and is located in Maryland. We adopt to within a reasonable driving distance of Maryland and do not adopt sight unseen. Visit www.gaitrrr.org for more details or to apply to adopt

Status: AvailableName: BoboBreed: Grade TN Walking HorseAge: 16yo (est) ​Gender: GeldingSize: 14.3h (est)Handler Appropriate: Confident NoviceRider Appropria...

01/12/2024

AVAILABLE through GAIT, Inc. under an adoption contract
Name: Starling
Breed: Grade Spotted Racking Pony
Age: 18yo (est) ​
Gender: Mare
Size: 13.3h (est)
Handler Appropriate: Novice
Rider Appropriate: Confident Novice
Limitations: None - but easy keeper - so no lush pastures
Adoption Fee: $1300
Location: Frederick, MD

WOW is all we have to say about this amazing pony. She does it ALL! Solid 4-beat racking gait nice enough to keep up with the big horses. Looks? you know it! She's as flashy as they come. Sweet - yep, she's happy to have you loving on her. Trail rides - you got it! Obstacle clinics - yep, she's done those too. This is just a nice all-round pony mare.

Starling needs a size appropriate rider, she's a stocky 13.3h gaited pony. The video shows her being ridden in a snaffle and barefoot. The bad? well she is more than happy to move out, she needs a confident rider because she will move forward when asked. Starling has been with us since July, she needed to lose a few pounds on arrival and needed some rest from an injury, but she's 100% sound and being used consistently in a lesson program.

If you're within a reasonable driving distance of Frederick MD and would like more information on Starling contact us at [email protected]. GAIT, Inc. is a 501c3 Horse Rescue that specializes in gaited horses. All of our horses go out on a LIFETIME no rehome, no breeding contract. We do NOT adopt sight unseen, so plan to come and get to know the horses before you adopt. Adoption applications must be received before appointments are set up to visit any horse that is available through GAIT, Inc. Visit www.gaitrrr.org to see other available horses.

We would like to give a thank you to Darlene S. She donated funds today to cover the care costs for our sweet Amigo for ...
01/05/2024

We would like to give a thank you to Darlene S. She donated funds today to cover the care costs for our sweet Amigo for the month of January. She donated in the memory of her dear friend, Peggy Parker Blackmon who lost her battle with cancer. Peggy was a long-time Paso Fino enthusiast. We were honored to accept this donation in Peggy's name and our sympathies go out to Peggy's family and friends.

Amigo has been with GAIT, Inc. since 2021 and while he has not found his forever home with a private adopter, he is loved and cared for and will stay in sanctuary until his forever person comes along. If GAIT ends up being his forever people, that's ok too, because he's safe, happy and well fed.

We refuse to give up on the gaited horses that we are able to help! but we need your help to continue to do what we do f...
01/03/2024

We refuse to give up on the gaited horses that we are able to help! but we need your help to continue to do what we do for these horses. We are still over $1500 short of our goal for Jasmine, our New Year's Eve auction save. Please see the post below for details.

Please consider a donation to GAIT, Inc. click below for details. Unplanned auction save on New Year's Eve
01/02/2024

Please consider a donation to GAIT, Inc. click below for details. Unplanned auction save on New Year's Eve

FUNDRAISER started, New Years Eve surprise. Goal $2500, amount to reach goal $1535. paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/241...
01/02/2024

FUNDRAISER started, New Years Eve surprise. Goal $2500, amount to reach goal $1535. paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2417873 for donations. Unplanned save from the New Year's Eve auction at Thurmont, MD. Meet Jasmine.

They braided her tail and mane with ribbons, they put a saddle on her and took her to auction. What people might have thought, this mare was loved, someone really cared, look how pretty her tail is. What people didn't see, because she was kept saddled most of the time she was there, was the protruding hips and withers, the dry skin and hair from a lack of just routing quality feed and grooming. They didn't see that this sweet mare has been in the auction pipeline since at least October. They may not have noticed her feet, needing care because she's a big, pretty mare.

On Sunday afternoon, we got a call from one of our strongest supporters, Jamie Lynn Dice. She was headed to Eylers to evaluate a pretty quarter horse for a friend and was told there was a gaited horse there that looked to be in poor condition. She would keep us up to date. We weren't looking to add any horses into the program in the middle of winter, but we were willing to take a chance that our donors would support our decision.

We chose not to ask for donations before the auction, more times than not, the gaited horses we see at these types of auctions, end up going to private homes at high prices. So we gave Jamie a budget and told her if it looked like this mare was not going to sell, or sold to a dealer, we'd find a way to get this done. We just knew we could count on YOU, our loyal followers, to back us up on this decision.

In the mean time, Jamie too the opportunity to watch this mare, Hip No. 73, she put her hands on her, checked all four legs, checked her teeth, watched her move and had a chance to see some of what that saddle was covering up. She saw a completely sunken topline - a sign of poor nutrition, her backbone was easily visible, her withers are sunken where muscle should be, and when she put her hands on her under that fluffy winter coat, she could easily feel ribs. She was advertised as an 11yo and Jamie was able to confirm that she appears to be under 15. But most notably, she just looked defeated, sad, tired and Jamie just new, she needed help. Through all that was going on, this young mare remained sweet and willing.

Jamie went home to spend time with family, but she was registered for online bidding. She was watching and waiting for Hip No. 73 to come up for auction. It was finally time, the bidding started at $1000. No one was bidding, it dropped to $500 and that's when Jamie stepped in. She started bidding, and once she did, the price went up fairly quickly to $1200 in the favor of another bidder. She hesitated, she was now over budget if she went any further, but she took a leap of faith that she could help fundraise for the difference, and put in one more bid at $1300 and all the sudden hip 73 was ours!!! As we've seen at other auctions, especially with online bidding, "friends" of the owners will often bid up horses against legitimate buyers. It is possible that this is what was happening, and when there was hesitation to go the "one more bid" the other bidder knew she was considering backing out and chose not to try to bid up more. That's not something we can prove, but we've certainly seen it happen before.

Since Jamie was at home and bidding online, she did not need to actually go back to the auction house late on New Year's Eve, but she just couldn't stomach leaving our mare there for even one night. She drove to the barn, hooked up the trainer and headed over to Thurmont. Instead of spending her evening watching a ball drop, she spent her evening watching the mare that caught her attention, safely munching hay in the barn.

Quarantine has been donated for Jasmine, which will help keep our costs down, but she will need premium hay and feed so that she can begin the recovery process. She needs her feet done, her teeth are sharp, she needs a dental. She'll need her vaccines and who knows if we'll discover any other health problems once we start evaluation. Our goal for Jasmine will eventually be to adopt her to a loving home under our adoption contract, but we have at least two months of care, body rebuilding, evaluation training and unknown medical or training issues that we may need to deal with.

Jasmine, you are safe, you will be loved, you are Hip No. 73 no longer!

This is where YOU, our loyal followers, come in. Your donation to Gaited Advocate Intervention Team, Inc. 501c3 will help us provide the care she will need over the next couple months. We are fundraising for her purchase price, feed, hay, initial vet, farrier and dental costs, and her evaluation re-training costs. We need your help and we know we can count on you! Help us start the new year off right for Jasmine.

Don't do PayPal? no worries, we also accept Venmo -Parsons-GAITInc, you can click the "donate" button here on Facebook and we are happy to receive checks to GAIT, Inc, 14515 Chrisman Hill Dr, Boyds, MD 20841. When paying through the link at the top of this post, please make sure to keep your receipt from PayPal Giving Fund for tax purposes.

GAIT, Inc. is a federally recognized 501c3 horse rescue, licensed and registered in the state of Maryland. We are a Guidestar Platinum rated charity and are recognized by both the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and the Equus Foundation.

New Years Eve save! Well, this was unplanned but this very deserving young Walking Horse mare is coming to GAIT, Inc. We...
01/01/2024

New Years Eve save! Well, this was unplanned but this very deserving young Walking Horse mare is coming to GAIT, Inc. We will be doing a fundraiser, but that will wait, we need to get her home, warm and fed first. Jasmine is said to be an 11yo Walker mare, advertised as "beginner broke trail horse" - we'll see how much of that is true. What we do know, is that this mare was in trouble. She's already under weight, and if she had stayed in the auction pipeline, she could have been lost forever.

One of our volunteers, Jamie at Starry Night Stables attended the auction at Eyler's Stable in Thurmont Maryland. She went to evaluate a horse for a friend, but then saw this gaited mare and just knew she needed to help her through GAIT, Inc. if she could. Jamie called us and we gave her a budget - starting bids were $1000 on most horses at this auction, she bid up to $1300 knowing that she had a volunteer for quarantine, so that would save us some up front costs.

She appeared sound and was ridden through the auction. Jasmine let her handle her before the auction, Jamie checked her teeth and she was very sweet even in the hectic environment.

Jasmine is going to end 2023 safe, warm and loved. Stay tuned for our formal fundraiser to help us offset the costs of purchase and first 30 days. We'll be posting the fundraiser on Tuesday with more details.

Christmas Benefit Auction, Week 2, Item 12 SOLDOne-Month Lesson Package (1 lesson per week) with Jamie Dice in Frederick...
12/11/2023

Christmas Benefit Auction, Week 2, Item 12 SOLD
One-Month Lesson Package (1 lesson per week) with Jamie Dice in Frederick, MD
Retail value $220
Minimum opening bid: $175
Auction Close date: Dec. 16 at 6pm
Location for pick up: Lessons at Starry Night Stables in Frederick, MD
Information: Jamie specializes in Jumpers and offers lessons from beginner level and up, she also works with gaited riders. Lessons can be on your horse or one of the program lesson horses.
Donated by: Jamie Dice at Starry Night Stables
Item Details: https://www.facebook.com/StarryNightStablesMD

Christmas Benefit Auction, Week 2, Item 11 SOLD1-Hour Lesson with USDF Medalist Elizabeth Farina in Davidsonville, MDRet...
12/11/2023

Christmas Benefit Auction, Week 2, Item 11 SOLD
1-Hour Lesson with USDF Medalist Elizabeth Farina in Davidsonville, MD
Retail value $70
Minimum opening bid: $65
Auction Close date: Dec. 16 at 6pm
Location for pick up: Lesson at Clarity Riding in Davidsonville, MD
Information: Elizabeth is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist and specializes in Dressage, Eventing, Hunt/Jumper and Balanced Seat riding. Lesson can be on your horse or one of their school masters.
Donated by: Clarity Riding and Elizabeth Farina
Item Details: https://www.facebook.com/ClarityRiding

Christmas Benefit Auction, CARRY OVER ITEMSonny Garguilo Safe Halter for Riding Retail value $54.99Minimum opening bid: ...
12/10/2023

Christmas Benefit Auction, CARRY OVER ITEM
Sonny Garguilo Safe Halter for Riding
Retail value $54.99
Minimum opening bid: $40
Auction Close date: BUY IT NOW - first comment wins
Location for pick up: Boyds, MD (can be shipped at cost)
Condition: New with label
Donated by: Sonny Garguilo
Item Details: https://sonnygarguilo.com/shop/ols/products/sonny-garguilo-safe-halter-for-riding?fbclid=IwAR0opBhJzUzvuNmP0YfYxGtbPECjUht45Neq6w9wLNu6ki0-QOJQa353qvc These halters are amazing, they are designed to prevent the halter from rotating on your horse's face and also have rein loops to be used as a bitless bridle.

Week 2 of our online holiday benefit auction is underway. With lots of great items available this week for both horse pe...
12/10/2023

Week 2 of our online holiday benefit auction is underway. With lots of great items available this week for both horse people and non-horse people your bid will help us raise money for the horses of GAIT, Inc. Just scroll through the our page https://www.facebook.com/GAITRRR/ to bid on items you like. Simply comment on the post with your bid, please bid in minimum $2 increments and read each item carefully for pick up and shipping information. Gaited Advocate Intervention Team, Inc. 501c3 helps at-risk gaited horses find safety and forever loving homes. 100% of funds raised during this auction go to help with the costs of care and training of the horses in our program.

Christmas Benefit Auction, Week 2, Item 10 SOLDEquine Bodywork by Starry Night Equine Bodywork Team (within 40 miles of ...
12/10/2023

Christmas Benefit Auction, Week 2, Item 10 SOLD
Equine Bodywork by Starry Night Equine Bodywork Team (within 40 miles of central Frederick, MD)
Estimated Retail value $125
Minimum opening bid: $75
Auction Close date: Dec. 16 at 6pm
Location for pick up: Travel of up to 40 miles from central Frederick included
Condition: Dani Forney will come to your barn for 1 equine bodywork session, your horse will LOVE this one!!!
Donated by: Dani Forney of Starry Night Equine Bodywork Team
Item Details: https://www.facebook.com/StarryNightEquineBodywork

Christmas Benefit Auction, Week 2, Item 9 SOLDWeatherBeeta turn out blanket; ComFITec Classic Standard neck, Medium in R...
12/10/2023

Christmas Benefit Auction, Week 2, Item 9 SOLD
WeatherBeeta turn out blanket; ComFITec Classic Standard neck, Medium in Red with Silver Trim, choice of one size 69, 72 or 75
Estimated Retail value $95
Minimum opening bid: $65
Auction Close date: Dec. 16 at 6pm
Location for pick up: Frederick, MD (can be shipped at cost)
Condition: New in package
Donated by: WeatherBeeta
Item Details: 600D, 220gm fill medium weight waterproof https://www.chewy.com/weatherbeeta-comfitec-classic/dp/276567?utm_source=google-product&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=WeatherBeeta&utm_campaign=19725169411&utm_term=&gad_source=1&gclid=Cj0KCQiA4NWrBhD-ARIsAFCKwWsuGMkc4qbRUSLOWM7lLG-Yd6eom1AESMtHTMSFuAoXiiWyhHaLMloaAlEUEALw_wcB

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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.


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