On Tuesday, September 4th we picked up a beautiful older Arab gelding named Strider. Strider’s owner had recently passed and he was left on the property for the man’s children to “deal with” along with the sale of the property. No one wanted to keep Strider or his companions, a foundered draft and a donkey, who had all been left behind. Two other rescues stepped in as well and between the three of us, all the animals on the property have been given another chance at life.
We do know a bit about his past… having spent many years as a children’s lesson horse in Long Island and later being sold to a woman who took lessons on him and loved him. He was a weekend trail horse for many years, then sent upstate to retire. Some how his luck changed, he ended up with a horse dealer and eventually found his way to his last owner. At some point over the past few months he was clearly not being fed properly and has lost a ton of weight.
Right now he needs our help… there is a beautiful old man in there and he deserves better than this for his retirement.
We hope everyone had a safe & happy holiday! We have lots of big things planned for 2012 and we will surely need all the support we can get.
Our Pepsi Refresh grant period is officially over and we have accomplished so much over the past six months. A new run-in has been built and our second barn & hay storage will be up in the next few weeks. We purchased a used horse trailer from our friends at Rosemary Farm, our 6 acres has been fenced and all the basic supplies we need have arrived. We now have two horses in residence…. One will live here permanently and the second we will work with over the winter in hopes of finding her the perfect home in the spring.
None of this would have been possible without the help of our wonderful supporters. Thanks to all of you for your help, support and encouragement over the past six months and we look forward to sharing more great news throughout 2012!
Meet pretty Lexi, a 6 year old sorrel mare who is 13.2 HH. Lexi came to us from our dear friends at Rosemary Farm Horse Sanctuary, who felt she would benefit from the one on one care and attention we can give her here at our small farm. Headed to auction with a colt at her side almost exactly a year ago, the folks at Rosemary Farm bought her off the truck and saved her and her son. She has been evaluated as being green broke and we will continue to work with her over the winter. A total sweetie, Lexi is enjoying the attention she is getting here and is spending her days with her new friend Ethereal. Welcome Lexi!
Lexi, 5 yo sorrel mare
Rosemary Farm has many horses available and needs room to save more horses from auction! Their horses are healthy and happy; some are re-trained for riding and some still need work, but hey, who doesn’t? They’ve done the vetting and mental re-hab, so you can take over and love your new horse. Let them know what you are looking for!
Meet their newest save, an arab cross mare named Ivy! She is 6-8 years old, maybe 14 hh, super sweet. Not yet tried under saddle, but sound and gorgeous. Snap her up!
Ivy, arab cross mare
Don’t forget to grab a copy of the Daily Freeman this Sunday.. there will be a big story & video feature about our soon-to-be rescue! Perfect timing too as our grant money should arrive any day now (there was a slight delay) and we’ll be on our way! Don’t miss it!