A few weeks ago, an elderly cowboy rode his horse up to Los Compadres Resort in La Peñita. He explained that he was out of work because of the drought and didn’t have enough money to feed his horse. George Leavitt, founder of Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.), is hearing this a lot lately.
Fortunately, word is traveling quickly about this new project. Locals are beginning to accept what J.E.E.P. is doing and some are reaching out for help. Horse owners are encouraged to work in exchange for the goods, services or knowledge they are asking for. In this particular case, the gentleman gladly offered to shoe one of the rescue horses in return for the bag of feed.
About Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.): Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) was established in December 2012 by George & Loretta Leavitt to help large animals like horses, donkeys and mules who are ill, malnourished or being mistreated in Jaltemba Bay, Nayarit, Mexico. To learn more or to make a donation, visit Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.)