WAVERLY, KAN. - What started with saving one horse has turned into a full-time mission for Kristin Chambers. The equine manager has saved almost one hundred horses from abuse, neglect and death since she opened Winding Road Equine Rescue & Retirement four years ago.
This year kicked off to a miraculous start when Chambers stumbled upon Clever Allemont, a former champion racehorse.
The 27-year-old dark-brown mare was about to be sent overseas for slaughter. Chambers asked for donations online and found full support within 30 minutes from a woman in New York who remembered the horse's fame.
Clever Allemont moved to Old Friends Equine, a retirement home for horses in Georgetown, Ky., in early January.
Winding Road is registered as a charity organization with a mission statement "dedicated to working with individuals, groups and organizations, primarily youth, who can benefit emotionally from involvement with horses."
The program is completely funded through volunteer efforts and donations.
Go to www.windingroadequinerescue.org to find out more information.