If you would like to donate toward daily essentials to help Kindred Hope purchase the different products we use on a daily basis, we have provided a list below highlighting the most-used items and current pricing we incur from our suppliers for these products. Some items, particularly hay and feed, drastically increase in usage October thru March when the weather cools and pastures die off. During this time our operational costs for feeding greatly increase. Each item has an individual donate button that is set-up to send a donation in the amount of the item when you click on it if you chose to donate toward any of our essential items we use. Thank you for considering donating to fund our mission & our passion!
Kindred Hope proudly feeds Purina, Manna Pro, Triple Crown, Formula 707, Farnam and DuMOR products
Your donation toward purchase of essential items is greatly appreciated!
100% of donations go toward the upkeep and maintenance of our resident therapy animals
Purina Impact Performance Feed
Average usage is approximately eight (8) bags per month. During the winter we can go through as much as fourteen (14) bags per month.
Purina Equine Junior Feed
Currently usage is one (1) bag per month, but usage increases and decreases as we have weanlings and young horses up to two years old.
Purina Miniature Horse and Pony Feed
We feed this to our miniature horses and donkey. Current usage is two (2) bags per month.
Manna Pro Cool Calories 100
$60 per 20# bag
We supplement both OTTBs feed with this product. Gracie is a hard-keeper and needs this supplement to gain and then maintain weight, while Hope is on a maintenance dosage to keep weight on.
Current usage is one bag per month
Triple Crown Essential Omega Blend
Formula 707 6-in-1 Joint Supplement (two options)
$106 for 10# bucket
$200 for 20# refill bag
Current usage is 20 pounds per month
Essential Omega Blend is fed per recommended dosage instructions.
Current usage is two gallons per month.
Trace Mineral Salt
$9 for 50# bag
Trace mineral salt is mixed into feed to provide additional mineral supplement and ensures the horses and donkey drink adequate amounts of water in cooler temperatures as recommended by our vet.
We estimate using two bags per year.
Farnam Horseshoer's Secret Supplement
$83 per 38# bucket
This supplement is necessary to maintain healthy strong hoof structure to avoid having to shoe the horses. One 38 pound bucket is two month's supply. Current usage is six (6) 38# buckets per year.
Champions Choice Selenium 90 Trace Mineral Block
Selenium blocks are left in the pasture for free-choice feeding. We go through about four blocks per year.
This is a prescription medication from our vet that is used for maintenance and treatment of inflammatory issues in one of Gracie's rear legs due to an old soft tissue injury that she sometimes aggravates by stepping wrong of slipping in mud. Estimated usage is appox. three (3) bottles per year.
Square Bales of Hay
5 x 5 round bales of hay
We use 15 to 30 round bales of hay per year. Horses and donkey are provided round bales as free-choice forage during cool weather when there is no grass available.
This donation button allows you to choose the amount you'd like to donate toward square bales of hay.
We use anywhere from 150 to 200 square bales per year
Purina Enrich Plus Ration Balancer
Purina Equitub with Clarify (two options)
We occasionally add this to feed as a replacement to forage when transitioning from grass pasture to hay, and estimate our seasonal usage as 10 - 15 bags.
$?? for 55# tub
$?? for 125# tub
Formula 707 Daily Essentials (three options)
$56 for 12# tub
$70 for 20# refill bag
$155 for 50# bucket
40# Chopped or Compressed Alfalfa
We add alfalfa to normal hay forage during lower than normal temperatures. This helps the horses and donkey create their own body heat. We use approx. 10 - 18 bundles each season.
Treats & Miscellaneous
"Treats are a great way to entice a horse or donkey to engage with a new visitor for the first time"
Manna Pro Peppermint Flavored Wafers
$20 per 20# bag
Red Vines Original Licorice Twists
DuMOR Crunchy Apple and Oat Neigh Nibblers
Redmond Rock Mineral Salt
Purina Apple and Oats Horse Treats
$16 per 15# bag