Suzy MacKenzie wrote -Eagle’s Nest Ranch located in Elizabeth, Colorado seeks to be a place that is a safe haven for people and horses so they can soar above the adversities of life. The opportunities are growing as more and more are experiencing time with horses Danny, Lucy, and Honey and finding hope in the struggles. In the midst of this developing time, an unanticipated need and opportunity has opened. Blue, a beautiful paint mare, was a part of Suzy MacKenzie’s family for a number of years. Suzy is the Founder and Executive Director of Eagle's Nest Ranch. Blue first came as a Christmas gift for Suzy’s 10-year-old son, but over the years, held a special place in their hearts as she helped Suzy heal and gain confidence following a riding accident. Blue has a friendly disposition and loves to be around people, even choosing Suzy by winning her over with a winsome nudge the first time they met. In 2013 Suzy’s financial situation changed and with a very sad heart, she was forced to find a new home for Blue. Suzy discovered that the new owner has now hit some hard times of her own and has had a difficult time caring for Blue. Blue once again needs a new home so she can recover from poor health and to find a place and purpose … to rise above her adversities. Because Suzy wants to do right by her old friend and knows Blue will become a vital part of hope and healing for many, she feels called to bring Blue home to the Ranch. There are significant related costs, of course, to be able to give her a home, shelter and the medical care and healthy diet that she needs over the next several months. But the investment goes beyond the obvious to all those who will eventually find their own story in Blue’s story of redemption and healing. This is the story not just of Blue, but of each one who finds new hope, new healing, and all it takes to rise above their own adversities. Sun Valley Youth Center is partnering with Eagle’s Nest Ranch in the effort to help Blue out of this hardship and toward a new lease on life. The kids in Sun Valley’s youth program understand challenges and difficulties of life and have committed to give themselves to Blue’s rehab and restoration. These children, from the inner city of Denver, will come out weekly to the ranch to groom and care for Blue. The children have already come out to help paint the panels for her pen. Our hope is that by giving love and care to one in need, they will also come to understand and experience the unconditional love of a horse and ultimately come to know the One who loves and gives to us all unconditionally. Will you be a part of establishing Eagle’s Nest Ranch and bringing Blue home? We are seeking donations to meet the goal of $5000 for Blue’s care, but also the long-term provision for ongoing support of our programs and Ranch needs. Funds received over and above our goal will be used toward the care of our other horses and other ranch needs. All donations are tax-deductible. If you prefer to make a monthly donation, go to our website for a few giving options www.eaglesnestranch.org. Thank you!