Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Major Improvements for Lightening

Lightening's foot has made a huge amount of progress! He has gained quite a bit of weight, is easy to handle and his foot is almost healed.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Rest in Peace Dear Woody

Your life here was short but I did everything I could to make it as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Having you in my barn was an honor. Every time I walked in, you serenaded me with your beautiful voice and it brought back fond memories of Jackie, the first donkey that I had who was also a rescue from 20 years ago. I am at peace with knowing that you are no longer in pain. Even though I only got to know you for just a short amount of time you will be remembered.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

More Much Appreciated Help From Volunteers

We had more visitors here from some local mini fans. They brought their equine vaccuume and spent a great deal of time trying to vaccuume the lice eggs and dermatitis off of Mocha and Tornado. The eggs proved to be tougher than any vaccuume or comb so they ended up having to roach off both horse's manes. Even though neither of those horses had been handled much they both were really good about standing there and allowing everyone to vaccuume, clip, bathe and brush them. After all that hard work they bothed looked like champions.

Later in the day, I got a call from a great family that wanted to adopted a couple of my minis. They came and looked at Mocha and Tornado and decided to take them both. They showed me pictures of their pasture and housing facilities they have set up and it all looked great. These people came recommended by one of my volunteers who knows them personally so I am confident that they will provide an excellent home. I made sure they had plenty of feed supplies to get them started and sent them on their way. They don't have a lot of experience with horses but their grand daughter does so I'll keep in contact with them to make sure it's all working out.

One thing that I like to make sure of is that all of my rescued horses have good homes. All I really ask of my adoptive families is that they provide adequate shelter, safe pasure, good food and lots of love. I follow up with all of the horses that I adopt out to make sure that eveyone is happy and I make sure that everyone knows that I have a revolving door here. If for ANY REASON you can't keep the horse or it doesn't work out just bring it back NO QUESTIONS ASKED and I will take it back. I'd rather take any horse back then have the horse or the people unhappy.

I am a firm believer that my prescreening process, no questions asked return policy and the fact that all of my rescues are FREE are what makes my rescue so sucessful for me, the horses and my adoptive homes.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Making Progress

Tornado is doing so much better! Just take a look at this photo and you can see for yourself that he is already gaining weight and just looks so much happier.

Here also is a shot of Mocha and Tornado enjoying their breakfast this morning

And here is little Stormy enjoying a run with is adoptive mom Gigi

Lightening finaly enjoying a turnout with his new friend Kayla!

Jasmin was pulled from Foster Care last night and placed in her new permanent home. Her new owners called me after they got her home to let me know that she settled in very well and is getting along great with her new companion, a halflinger. I'm hoping that they will send me pictures soon.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

We Get A Lot Of Visitors

Every day there are people comming and going. Some to come look at the rescues, some to drop off supplies for them, some to donate some time working with them, cleaning stalls, brushing etc. A lot of people bring a friend or two with them and this is all good because the more people that know about what I'm doing here, the more support I get. The more support I get, the more horses I can help.

Tornado continues to do well since his visit with the dentist Wednesday.
Mocha is getting a little more friendly.
Stormy is still a little stinker but he's fun to pet and play with.
Lightning needs his bandage changed today.

Today promises to be another busy day, I like staying busy so this is a good thing!
I am not afraid of death and I am not selfish therefor no animal shall suffer at the hands of my weaknesses.