Editor's note: The Vail Daily is running a series of articles on nonprofits that are participating in Colorado Gives Day, Dec. 4.
Mountain Valley Horse Rescue is an all-volunteer nonprofit based in Eagle. The organization is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing of abused, neglected, and abandoned equines. With over 6,000 unwanted horses here in Colorado alone, Mountain Valley Horse Rescue has set a goal of helping 1 percent of these horses (60) per year. People often ask us why we do what we do when we could never begin to "solve the problem" or reach all of those horses in need. We suggest that looking into the eyes of just one of the horses that we have rescued, rehabilitated, and found a loving home for will tell you all you need to know. Their quiet grace and noble gratitude shows that we can in fact make a world of difference, one animal at a time.