Sunkissed Acres Equine Rescue and Sanctuary, Summerville, GA

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A Fundraising Event for Sunkissed Acres

Please mark your calendars!

Halloween Fundraiser

Day Lilly Horse Farm will be hosting a Halloween fundraiser for Sunkissed Acres on October 29, 2011 from 11am – 4pm. Last year the event raised more than $2000 for our organization!

The kids will decorate all the horses and we will have food, games and a contest for best costume(s). A Georgia foundation will match all donations so this would be a great time to have your generous donation DOUBLED. If you would like to make a donation or are interested in sponsoring or donating prizes, please contact Sunkissed Acres or Becky Morton at Day Lilly Horse Farm for more information.

To make your donation, please make your check payable to Sunkissed Acres, marked with Halloween Fundraiser and send by mail c/o
Day Lilly Horse Farm
321 Meadow Dr.
Chickamauga, GA 30707

You can also make your donation online

Bake a treat for your friend

Sunkissed Acres has a very active Facebook page. This week we have discussing our horses favorite treats! There were some really neat suggestions offered that I would never have thought of! Please come on over and join us at

If you are in the mood to do some baking for your friends, give this recipe a try:

Basic Horse Cookies (dogs love them too!)

  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 grated apple
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1 cup flour (whole wheat is excellent)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease or spray a cookie sheet

1. Mix the carrots, apple, oil and molasses together to combine well.

2. Fold in the dry ingredients.

3. Spread evenly on your cookie sheet and lightly score with a knife into a size that you want.

4. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until crisp. Let cool and break into pieces. Refrigerate the leftovers!

New Arrivals, and a heartbreaking story…

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These two horses arrived this week, rescued from an abandoned dog fighting den. There was evidence of cock fighting as well, and sadly, two horses froze to death…unable to find food due their confinement after being abandoned. These photos were taken before they were removed, today they are warm and dry and will begin a structured re-feeding program under Lori’s gentle watch.

Lori will need help for these two, so please…if you can spare even a dollar, it will go a long way toward helping these two start new lives. Thank you!

Miss Scarlett

You remember our new friend from Thanksgiving right?

Our friend Ann suggested that her name be Scarlett. Thinking of Vivien Leigh and that epic moment as she grabs the earth and says “As God is my witness, as God is my witness they’re not going to lick me. I’m going to live through this and when it’s all over, I’ll never be hungry again.” Yes, it was only right to give her the Sunkissed Acres name “Scarlett O’Hara”.

Miss Scarlett has been eating well and is trying a bit of turnout with new friends. This is a new photo of her today…lookin’ GOOD!

Miss Scarlett is very aged and placing her elsewhere at this point in her life is not in her best interest. She has earned her sanctuary and will become a Sunkissed retiree. If you are thinking of a worthy cause to donate to this holiday, this sweet old mare certainly is deserving. With a warm blanket, hay, love and care she will live out her final days at peace and she will never, ever be hungry again.

A donation of any amount is welcomed toward the care of Miss Scarlett. The donation button below can be used for this purpose. We thank you for your support, without you horses like Miss Scarlett don’t receive a second chance at a new life that they deserve.