RMR would like to thank everyone who asked to donate to our EMERGENCY FUND. At this time we have been completely reimbursed for the cost of the helicopter. Thank you for your support of our organization. It is an honor knowing if we need to step out on a limb that we have the folks behind us to support whatever steps need to be taken!
Although we hope this type of assistance will never be needed in again, reality is it will.
Remember Me Rescue has offered to assist with the transportation, care, fostering, and placement of the Ryder horses but our request to help has been denied.
On January 18, 2013 we leased a helicopter to get these photos and video of the abuse of thoroughbred horses at Ryder's River Ridge Farm.
Remember Me Rescue first learned of this situation at Firal Ryder's River Ridge Farm in Natchitoches, LA in January 2012. On several occasions we were told the situation was under control and that many of the malnourished horses had been relinquished to another rescue organization in Louisiana.
Unfortunately, we were informed mid January this year that this situation was not handled as we were led to believe. After several attempts to contact authorities and other agencies involved with this rescue we decided it was time to act.
We rented a helicopter and flew over the area to find devastation beyond belief. Hopefully because of the actions of Remember Me Rescue justice will be served and the horses will ALL finally be removed from the property.
have been surrender to the Louisiana Horse Rescue. You can make a donation to their ongoing care at
Sheriff Victor Jones Jr. said in an interview Jan. 24 that he gave Clay Ryder of Ryder Ridge Horse Farm 30 days to improve conditions or face arrest.
Jones said Monday that conditions at the farm have improved tremendously and he will continue to monitor the horses that remain. “At the most recent count last week, 38 horses remained at the farm but they are getting plenty of feed and hay,” Jones said. “Clay continues to work to improve conditions. We will monitor the farm until this is over.”
When the investigation into conditions at the farm began in January of 2012, there were 150 horses being kept on 60 acres.
By January 24 of this year, the number of horses was 57. Now there are 38 horses remaining.
No charges have been filed against Ryder.
Jones said he did not know what Ryder had done with the horses that have been removed but that previously some had gone to animal rescues.
The sheriff’s office began monitoring the horse farm in January of 2012 after receiving complaints that horses were being neglected and abused. Dep. Rob Walsworth visited the farm approximately 20 times during last year as the number of horses decreased and conditions began to improve.
Attention to the conditions and treatment of the horses surfaced to the public through an email campaign and complaints to Jones from the Remember Me Rescue organization.