A New Chapter for Two Older Mini’s

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A New Chapter Sophia

On Thursday, we picked up the mini’s – a new chapter in their lives has begun! When it was time to transport them to the rescue, I told Cricket and Billy that they were going on an adventure. They walked right onto the trailer. I felt a bit of sadness – they were leaving behind the only home they’d ever known. But their humans did the right thing in reaching out for help – they needed to concentrate on their own well-being as they each were having health issues.
When we received the call asking if we could take in the Minis, we knew that we had no available paddocks. However, even if we can’t take in a horse, we try to help by networking in an effort to find a good home.

After visiting with Cricket and Billy, and speaking with the owner, we knew we had to find a way as we felt a sense of urgency.  Cricket is 32 years young and Billy is 29.  We came up with an idea. We knew Cookie would be proud to help in this endeavor so we set up Cookie’s Corral for them! I miss Cookie so much – there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of her.

 A portable shelter was procured by a supporter and others have promised to help cover the cost of Cricket’s and Billy’s needs. The initial costs will be significant (vetting, dental, farrier, etc.)  It takes a village!
The little ones unloaded and settled right into their area.
On Friday, Cricket and Billy had a full physical by Dr. Simonson. Both were underweight, dehydrated, and had low body temps.  Billy’s heart rate was also low. Of the two Minis, Cricket is more lively.
Dr. Julia double checked Billy’s heart and confirmed that his heart rate was low but the rhythm was okay. We will be monitoring this and are currently awaiting blood test results.
We truly appreciate any and all help for these sweet Minis and we cannot do this without assistance from others. Our village makes this possible!

If you would like to contribute to the ongoing care of Cricket and Billy, you may do so by clicking on the ‘DONATE NOW’ button below or via PayPal: bhfer@earthlink.net. Please designate your donation to ‘Minis.’

Thank you all, for your love and support.

Please also remember to cast your daily vote for Theresa in the Eagle Rare Life contest and please share amongst family and friends as well. Just click on this link and cast your vote.


‘Life is about determination. Don’t give up just because of the obstacles. Regardless of what obstacles face you, just keep going! Go through, go around, or go over – but never give up!’


Beauty’s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue Inc. is a 501(c)(3) grassroots Non-Profit Organization registered in the state of Florida (EIN: 20-4783950).  We are not funded by Local, State, or Federal funds. We operate totally from donations from the public. Please consider making a one time or recurring donation to help the horses. No amount is too small and all donations are very much appreciated. Donations are tax deductible. Beauty’s Haven was awarded Verified status by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) in 2012. GFAS is the only globally recognized organization that provides standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries.  Awarded November 2014 Equine Hero and 2017 Eagle Rare Life Award for Heroism.  A Guidestar Exchange Silver Participant and a GreatNonprofits Top Rated Non-Profit in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Author: bhfer@earthlink.net

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