Update of Yakima Band and Babies
The following is update is from the Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang Rescue.
Thank you so much – everyone who stepped up and made this happen. Every single dollar is so appreciated and being put to good use. Being this was an emergency we had some extra expenses. But thanks to you wonderful people we hope to have enough for what we need. We had an angel who simply paid for the whole band. God is blessing this because it is His Plan. Unfortunately, it is really expensive to do this :(
We have had so many wonderful folks stepping up, so I want you to know what is happening.
We had to purchase 16 Six foot high, heavy duty panels $ 3,385.00
We were blessed to find a safe place to board the 1st night 80.00
Approximate cost for Health Certs, Coggins etc. $ 2,470.00
Approximate cost for Babies $ 500.00
Big horse kids ($900) for the band $ 900.00
Approximate rental cost for chute $250-$300? $ 250.00
Farm call (with hourly charge due to circumstances) ??? $ ?????
Brand Inspections for first group $ 52.50
. Cost for Gelding the stallions (???) $ ?????
Subtotal: $ 7637.50
There are a lot of stallions in this group, and that is why they are so banged up. They are doing their “stallion play fighting” and have done quite a number on each other. When we get them home we will make sure all the mares are separated.
The baby with mama is in horrible shape. His big sister (or brother) was stripping Mom of all her milk. His coat is awful and he is really bony under that long hair. We are giving them the rest of the day to see if he gets to nurse. (We separated the yearling so no more milk stealing.) If he doesn’t get to nurse by tonight, we will have to help things out.
So many folks say “please save the moms and dads”. We are trying, but these kids were saved entirely because of you and the love and support you show. We have a lot of stallions, and they will all need to be gelded.
I knew God sent us to buy “the palace” (our NV Chilly Pepper facility) for a reason. Chilly Pepper in CA is not equipped to deal with wild stallions. However, with the panels and the round pen area in Golconda, we can safely keep these horse kids while we get them gelded and figure out their future.
As we are also bringing back 8+ (still unknown the exact amount) orphans, we will need the additional space. Thank the Lord we have great folks who live at our place when we are gone to watch over everything.
A little bummed because our water heater didn’t work for about 3 weeks, and we just got it fixed the day before we came here. “The palace” (which has a “tear down” mobile which we are fixing up) only has the “hose in the window” for water, so once again no hot water. Oh well, guess we can tough it out for the horse kids. The really important thing is having a safe place for all those stallions. We watched them jump a 4 x 8 block of hay (on its side), a huge over turned water trough and one just jumped higher than my head. They are much more reactive and sensitive than many of the kids from NV as they see no people until they are caught.
Everyone here has been amazing and we are so grateful to work with such caring folks.
I have to say when they pulled in the yard the tears fell. It was such a beautiful moment knowing that together we saved those lives.
We want to thank everyone for being part of saving all of these lives. It means the whole world to each and every horse that we save, and although we can’t save them all, we are grateful for all the lives we do save because of folks like you and your love and support.