Just a quick update to share some good news and a tiny bit of sad. The good news is that thanks to the beautiful and generous folks who are making it possible for these horses to stay safe, we were able to purchase some much needed groceries for the month of December.
What a beautiful Christmas present to be able to care for and feed God’s Creatures.
We were able to purchase another $600+ load of supplement buckets for the horses. These have protein and the extra nutrients these horses so desperately need in the winter weather.
We also were able to purchase a load of the most gorgeous hay we have ever seen from Oregon and we got a wonderful price on it.
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We were also able to vet the 6 babies (3 coming to my place for gentling, training and adoption), and 3 heading to their new home in California. This was to the tune of $778 which included shots, worming, Coggins, health and brand certs etc. These are legal requirements for crossing the border and although a bit expensive, simply part of the cost of rescue and “saving horses from slaughter “.
So we just wanted to share the good news for December and let you know where the funds are going.
We had a bit of sad news. A beautiful old bay who was nicknamed “53” was really struggling to keep her weight on. We were unable to corral her, as she was old and very wise and not “falling for that”. We were so very pleased because with the last set of supplement buckets she had started to gain weight and appeared to be doing much better.
Unfortunately, she laid down the other day and was struggling to get up. Luckily John noticed right away and a vet was summoned. Due to her age and the fact that she had too many other health issues, the vet felt it was the kindest thing to let her go. So the guys stayed with her and she left this world peacefully, surrounded by her band.
This was another case of God knowing what was best for her. Instead of us catching her and taking her away from her family to “help her”, she was able to feel better from the supplement buckets and when it was her time, she was surrounded by her family and had not dealt with the stress of being moved. She was approximately 25 and that is a great life for a wild one.
Of course it still is heartbreaking, and you can’t help but cry, but it is more for us than for her. If every one of our wild horses could live for 24 years out on the range before being rounded up and then leave this earth so peacefully, I could certainly rest better at night. I am not sure what her vet bill was yet, but it is definitely one that is worth it.
So as always, we share the whole story. Those of you who were able to help made December a great month for these horse kids. THANK YOU!!
We so appreciate the love and support for these horse kids and are doing everything we can to keep costs down and find their forever homes. We will be keeping you posted on the progress of the little ones we are bringing here and it is always fun to see the little bits of progress being made.
We need prayers for Cowboy’s mama who is just a touch away from “hands on”. She has a sore front leg and I really need her to be comfy enough so we can check it out. She is doing very well but unfortunately time is something we lack.
If you want to help You can go to Youcaring –https://www.youcaring.com/let-