Grit & Grace: Devan Tyack

“I’ve always had a love for animals. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to do something with horses and dogs. I adopted my first horse when I was 18, and after adopting 5 of my own I became a Board Member for Baby Bluebonnet Equine Rescue where I continue to help other equines in need. About a year ago, I became the Director of the Rescue.

My passion in life is saving equines. So many people simply just don’t know that our American horses get slaughtered. Although they may not be slaughtered here in the United States, they are packed on hot trailers with no food or water and sent out of the country. I honestly can’t explain the feeling and relief when you have saved a horse from going to slaughter. I am most motivated by watching their progression, them learning to trust humans, and most importantly knowing that they will never have to be let down again.

My horses and their health and happiness are the most important things to me. Each and everyone of my horses have gone through something horrible in their past; I promised everyone of them that they will always only be shown love and care for the rest of their lives.”

Devan is the owner of Devan’s Canine and Equine Services and Director of Baby Bluebonnet Equine Rescue.

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*Devan Tyack is Alison Standley’s daughter, another Grit & Grace woman