My name is Catherine Gagliardi/ Ellis
A few months after I lost my Father in November 2012, myself and my daughter were grieving for quite a while.
In January 2013 we bought our first horse Bella
Our love of Horses is what helped us deal with day to day life of losing a wonderful father and a much loved Grandfather.
People often say horses have a way of soothing the Heart which i believe to be true ...
I started REIN Rescue in 2015 after meeting a person with a passion for saving horses and after seeing all of the good work that she was doing a passion began to burn inside of myself.
An urge came over me to show the love I have for horses by becoming a voice for them that can be heard for the ones in need of help as well as to be there for them and to show them love once again.
Once the decision was made, I instantly felt at peace. It felt right!
I’ve always had a love for horses. Although I was never allowed to own my own as a child, I was never far away from my cousins who all owned their own horses and this is where I learnt to ride and developed my love for them. I used to spend hours with my cousins horses - sometimes just brushing or talking to them. It’s not all about riding!
My first save was a personal save with a horse called Buddy.
Buddy - a STB Gelding - was at Echuca and my heart shattered. He looked ill, sad and very skinny with a dull coat. But his lifeless eyes struck me the most, even before my eyes discovered the tight chain around his neck. He was thrown away and neglected - a standard bred whom was only two years of age at the time. I was scared and nervous but i knew what I had to do. I won against a meat buyer and was overwhelmed with relief that he was safe and mine.
Buddy is now living out his days happy, Healthy and full of life and energy running around his paddock like a 'WONKY DONKEY' as we call him, with his forever adopted mum Camille :-)
From that day forward nothing has stopped me from saving more magnificent and worthy souls that deserve another chance.
I thank you for visiting this page and your support. Every bit counts to help us rescue and save a special horse in need to be safe forever within the REIN Family !
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