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Trying for a tractor

By C.J. Maxwell


A new tractor for A Horse Tale Rescue is a necessity in dealing with snow, hay, and the 800 lbs. of manure produced daily by the 14 horses currently cared for by the non-profit organization.

A Horse Tale (AHT) equine rescue organization has launched a fundraising campaign to secure money for a purchase of a much-needed tractor.

“With the onset of our landlord retiring, we need to be self-sufficient and get our own tractor to take care of the essential services of running a 14-horse barn,” said AHT Executive Director Mike Grenier. “Manure management, mud/paddock management, snow management, pasture management and hay are all services we need a reliable tractor for.”


The non-profit organization located in Vaudreuil-Dorion is volunteer-run and is home to retired calèche pullers as well as other horses whose owners could no longer care for them.

Their ‘We Need a Tractor’ campaign will be running over the next four weeks and, to date, has raised $5000 of the $15,000 goal.

The link on CanadaHelps.org explains in detail the challenges of dealing with a growing manure pile (800 lbs a day!), along with all the other seasonal maintenance issues associated with caring for and feeding the horses.

For more information and to make a donation, consult ahtrescue.org/en/

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