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LUCY’S BELL, SILLY DONKEYS, & BEAUTY

October 18th… Thanks to Bonnie, Lucy now has a bell that she wears so that Sawyer can better keep track of her. Sawyer is an elderly pony with greatly diminished vision.  He often gets upset when he can’t find his BFF, Lucy.  Thank you Bonnie! October 21st… Even in the early morning sunrise, JoJo and Jazzy play. “Good morning,…

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JoJo’s “Mini Me” Is Looking For a Home!

October 11th… “JoJo – who’s that?? He sort of looks like you and me! Come on, let’s go introduce ourselves and welcome him to the rescue!” “Guess what, Jazzy – I think it’s a Mini Me! Whatcha think? I know there’s only one me, but does he look like me?” “Mommy Theresa, does this little…

Lois Bathes Mishka

“YOU MAKE A LIFE BY WHAT YOU GIVE”

September 29th, 2016 We are very thankful for all of our volunteers near and far  – they are priceless! Barbara drives over two hours almost every other weekend to come to the farm!  Thank you Barbara and Kevin for your love and support! Betsy Rose did well this weekend despite the heat which was horrid….

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“IT WASN’T ME” Says the Little Donkey!

September 21st… JoJo was looking for anyone who would play ball today. Many thanks to Judy for clipping Sawyer again – he feels so much better and he looks great! Judy is Timmie and Foxy’s adoptive mom. Judy has clipped Sawyer a couple of times this year – he gets pretty shaggy as he has…

Jingle Mask

An Obstacle Challenge & More!

We apologize for the delay in this and the next couple of updates that didn’t go out on time. September 16th… Some wonderful news to share about Spirit – she’s ready to go to her new forever home!  As soon as we raise funds for her journey to Oklahoma, she will be on her way!…

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A DAY WITH ANIMAL WARRIORS

September 10th, 2016 Members from Animal Warriors spent a good part of the day helping out – we got some projects done and some of the horses even got a bath! Animal Warriors is a group of like minded individuals from all walks of life who share a common goal of helping animals with active…

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DAISY AND MOCHA ARE HOME! HAPPY LONGEARS!

August 27th… I never say good-bye when a member of our little herd gets adopted – it’s just a new chapter in their lives.  We love to see the smiles they bring to others! Daisy and Mocha are loved so very much. I’m sure going to miss Daisy’s 6:00 am serenade outside our bedroom window…

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BETSY & SAWYER’S EYES & OTHER HAPPENINGS

August 25th… Betsy Rose and the boys this morning. Dr. Mangan also examined Betsy Rose’s eyes on the day that he came out to check Penny and Spirit. Betsy has lost vision in her right eye over the course of the past several years while her left eye is showing degenerative changes. Betsy Rose is so cute and…

JoJo Jazzy

Blind Mares Update, Donkeys Galore, & the Inimitable CaryLou!

August 20th… Spirit was great for Dr. Mangan! She’s such a sweet mare. She can’t see anything out of her right eye. Her left eye can distinguish light from dark.  Spirit was one of our rescues that was adopted out a couple of years ago.  She went to live with another blind horse. Sadly, the adopter recently…

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TWO BLIND MARES – UPDATE

August 17th… Spirit got a good bath today which she really enjoyed, thanks to Kylie and Sharon! We had to move Penny and Spirit into separate paddocks today as Penny was picking on Spirit too much. They are still next to one another, however. When they were at Liz’s, they lived in separate paddocks. Dr….

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MOCHA & DAISY – THEY’RE GETTING READY!

August 17th… Daisy and Mocha are getting ready to go to their adoptive home. Dr. Julia did a new coggins on the girls today and they also received their scheduled vaccinations. Tomorrow, they will get a hooficure. I’m going to miss these girls tremendously. Daisy’s story is nothing short of a miracle. I’ll post a…

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Two Blind Mares Arrive – Penny and Spirit

August 15th, 2016 Penny and Spirit arrived and settled in. Thanks Pamela Zarem of Double B Equine Transport for doing such a great job – as usual!  This is Spirit. This is Penny, a 29 year old blind Belgian. I’ll be keeping checking on the girls via camera through night. I felt better after seeing…

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RED JOINS LIZ AT RAINBOW BRIDGE

August 11th, 2016 After feeding breakfast to Red this morning, I told him that he was going on a journey to Rainbow Bridge where Liz went to yesterday – that she would be there waiting for him. I explained to him that once he got there, all of his discomfort would be gone. He was…

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RED’S MASS – IT’S NOT GOOD

July 18th, 2016 It’s been a very sad day.  Our dear friend, Liz, passed this morning.  She had been battling cancer.  She was a strong and proud woman that loved animals to no end.  I admired her courage and her strength, very much.  We had promised her that Spirit, Penny, and Red would be taken…

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EAGLE RARE LIFE – HEROISM

August 8th, 2016 I have nominated Theresa for the Eagle Rare Life Award for Heroism! I’d like to ask for your support in this endeavor by reading her story and then voting for her each day. You don’t have to have a Facebook account to vote!  Just click on this link and cast your vote…

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We Made A Splash & Won $3K!

August 2nd, 2016 We won 2nd place in the Make a Splash contest! We had no idea they were offering a 2nd and 3rd place! You all rock – the horses will greatly benefit from the $3000! Much gratitude to Pet Paradise for sponsoring the contest – it’s very generous! We are a little grassroots…

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A Donkey In The Mist!

July 5th… Aaleyah Belle – she’ll never outgrow her love of sliming everyone. July 6th… Bouie and Frodo – happy ponies! Classy is another special needs sanctuary horse.  She has a tracheotomy and arthritis issues in her front feet.  She’s a very sweet girl. July 7th… Sisco is recovering nicely from his surgery. He’s still…

Sisco GFM

Sisco’s Cancer Treatment – Match Game!

July 11th, 2016 There’s a Match Game that got started this morning in support of Sisco and other needs! Please help if you can.  No amount is too small and all donations are tax deductible. #sisco #bhfer #donate #believe

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Sisco’s Treatment – He Needs Help

July 5th, 2016 Sisco came to us in 2013. A tumor (SCC) had been removed from beside his tail and, over the course of many weeks, Dr. Porter injected cisplatin. You can see the original tumor on Sisco’s page at https://www.facebook.com/Siscos-Story-277980622333541/ but its graphic. We knew the area could get worse again so we constantly…

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See The Impact of Your Support – Gypsy’s Freedom – 06/29/16

06/29/16 In early 2013, we were contacted about a “very dangerous” six year old mare that may have been pregnant. The owner got her three months before. The mare had been at the trainer’s for about three weeks – they said she was “dangerous” and “needed to go” and if we didn’t take her, she…