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New Beginnings Equine Facility

 

 

Situated between Apopka and Mt. Dora Florida, New Beginnings Equine Facility was founded by Amber Randolph.  A veteran horsewoman, Randolph was raised by parents who were committed to animal rescue.  Those rescues focused largely on desert donkeys that were at risk, but her home had plenty of horses, and by age 13 she was taking care of more than a dozen horses herself.  She eventually went on to work at Thoroughbred training farms, and she attended farrier school.  Today she is a certified farrier.

 

Her first rescue 13 years ago came through a chance encounter with a 17.2-hand Thoroughbred named Fearless Fred.  She was visiting a barn to look at another horse she was considering buying when Fearless Fred caught her eye due to his poor condition.  When she inquired about him, she was told he was being sent to the slaughter auction because he had navicular and could no longer jump.  So she bought him.  When she later attended an auction herself, she recognized the plight of horses slated for the kill pens and began working to outbid the kill buyers at auction.

 

Today Randolph runs New Beginnings Equine Facility with help from a number of dedicated volunteers.  The horses frequently arrive traumatized due to the harsh treatment received at the auction, and so volunteers spend a lot of time working with the horses on the ground, trying to rebuild their trust.  By the time a horse is ready for adoption, he is very people oriented, having received a lot of patient grooming, gentle handling, and handful after handful of treats.