Dream Haven Equine Sanctuary is actively looking for donors. Whether you would like to donate your time and skills to help care for the horses, donate feed and hay, donate products, or make a one-time, or recurring monetary donation, we sure would appreciate your help, and so would our wonderful horses.
Dream Haven Equine Sanctuary accepts monetary, feed/hay, and product donations. Please review our list of needs below. Dream Haven currently houses 21 horses with an additional 2 horses offsite.
A lot of these horses come to us with ulcers, hind gut issues, laminitis, and other chronic conditions. Many are difficult to handle due to previous abuse/mishandling, or general trust issues. We currently use and need:
Ulcerguard - $40/tube (Tractor Supply)
Xylazine - 100ml bottle
Equioxx - 180 day supply
Equioxx - 60 day supply
Dormosedan - 20ml bottle
Domosedan/Torb - 5 ml
Banamine - 250 ml bottle
Banamine -100ml bottle
Texas Equine Hospital
13688 Texas 6 Frontage Rd, Bryan, TX 77807
If you would like to donate meds, please call our vet clinic and let them know what medicines you would like to purchase for Dream haven Equine Sanctuary
Farrier - $35/trim
$735/month and totals
Dental & Sheath Cleaning
Our horses receive dental care twice per year, with some only needing once per year. Kathleen cleans sheaths and teats while the horses are sedated for dental work.
Our horses receive routine veterinary care as well as emergency care when needed. As we all know, veterinary expenses add up quickly, especially in emergency situations. Due to the "unknown" factor of when an emergency will occur, it is impossible to give an accurate estimate of veterinary expenses required.
Between the period Jan 2019 thru Dec 2021 medical expenses have been $48,000. This includes dental, surgery, emergency farm visits, prescription and non-prescription medications, coggins, euthanasia, routine vet services. That averages $16,000 per year. First year - $8,000; 2d year - $20,000; current year $20,000. (Rounded off to the nearest dollar)
If you prefer to donate feed, please choose from the list of products from above
and contact one of the local suppliers below for easy donation and pickup/delivery.
Producers Cooperative Association
1800 North Texas Avenue
Bryan, TX 77803
America's Country Store
14675 FM 2154
College Station, TX 77845
Tractor Supply Co.
925 North Market Street
Hearne, TX 77859
Hay & Shavings
We feed a variety of hay according to each horse's needs. These numbers can vary from month to month for a variety of reasons such as illness, injury, stall or pasture requirements, weight gain/loss, etc.
50lb Alfalfa Square Bales - 30 per month at $15/bale
$450/month and totals $5,400/year
50lb Coastal square bales - 120 per month at $8.50/bale
$1,020/month and totals $12,240/year
Coastal Round Bales - 12 per month at $75/bale
$900/month and totals $10,800/year
Shavings - 45 bags per month at $6.39/bag
$287.55/month and totals $3,450.60/year
Total Monthly Hay & Shavings Cost $2,657.55
Total Yearly Hay & Shavings Costs $31,900.60
With 21 head of horses onsite, you can imagine the amount of supplies we go through. Things wear out, get broken, or just plain get used up.
Here are some things that we routinely or specifically need.
Bandaging Supplies - Coflex, Gamgee, Cotton, Elastikon
Grooming Supplies - Shampoos, Detanglers, Brushes
Each horse is an individual and is fed accordingly to his or her dietary needs. We do not
often switch brands or products in order to reduce digestive upset
and colic cases. We feed ONLY the following grain and forage products:
Nutrena Triumph Complete - 160 Bags/month at $18.20/bag
$2,912/month and totals $34,944/year
Nutrena Pro Force Senior - 40 Bags/month at $29.99/bag
$1,199.66/month and totals $14,395.00/year
Pro Elite Omega - 18 Bags/month at $41.99/bag
$755.82/month and totals $9,069.84/year
Nutrena High Fat 12-8 Pellet - xxx bags at $16.35/bag
Nutrena Equine Mineral - 2 Bags/month at $39.99/bag
$79.98/month and totals $959.76/year
Alfalfa Hay Cubes -
30 Bags/month at $14.99/bag
$449.70/month and totals $5,396.40/year
Whole Oats - 35 Bags/month at $18.10/bag
$633.50/month and totals $7,602.00/year
Alfalfa Pellets -
30 bags/month at $16.50/bag
$495/month and totals $5,940/year
12% Textured Horse Feed - 8 Bags/month at $16.35/bag
$130.80/month and totals $1,569.60/year
Beet Pulp Shreds - 20 bags/month at $16.75/bag
$335/month and totals $4,020/year
50lb Trace Mineral Blocks (pastures) - 4/month at $6.49/block
$25.96/month and totals $311.52/year
4lb Trace Mineral Blocks (stalls) - 6/month at $2.79/block
$16.74/month and totals $200.88/year
Total Monthly Feed Cost: $7,034.16
Total Yearly Feed Cost: $84,409.92
8256 FM 1940
Franklin, TX 77856
Kathleen Deegan - Sanctuary Manager
Dream Haven Equine Sanctuary is actively looking for volunteers! We need volunteers that are experienced with horses, to help feed, doctor, groom, help clean stalls, unload and stack feed, put out round bales, and set up feeding buckets each week.
No horse experience? No problem! We also need reliable help with mowing the property, weed whacking, and general maintenance. These are all important roles to help keep the Sanctuary running smoothly, and keep the horses healthy and happy!
Are you a trainer looking to expand your skills and donate some time to horses in need? We have several horses that just plain need handling and gentling. All of the horses here deserve to learn to trust humans so they can live out their days peacefully, respectfully, and with dignity.
If you would like to become a volunteer, you must be at least 18 years of age and sign a liability waiver form.