Half the herd was trimmed today, the difficult half. Very frequently our new arrivals have been through experiences that do not make standing for a farrier fun or they simply haven’t had the proper training. Once again Kasie proves why she’s our excellent choice to keep our herd on the proper footing.
Niache started us out because she loves her Kasie! She ground ties beautifully. Shady and Cinnamon came next to get that pasture completed. No issues found with these three. We missed the picture of Cinnamon.
Next came Penny because we knew she would be difficult but easier than her brother. She only required a little work before she was ready to stand with the lead in a back pocket for all four feet.
Lady and Blue were up next with a check in for Nick.
Lady is definitely thrush free! Apparently her new location is a plus. She is a lot shorter in the toes and was daintily walking back to her pasture.
Huge Standardbred hooves!
Blue had a small bit of thrush in one hoof but stood great. Considering that he didn’t want to be touched at all upon arrival we think he has finally realized he is safe.
Nick has an ugly absess he’s working through and did not get trimmed.
Last but definitely not least Hiawasse was up. He wanted to dance instead of trim his hooves. Finally after some discussion he learned that Kasie wasn’t going to hurt him either and cooperated.
We do work with the horses on picking up their feet but it’s not nearly the same as having all of the equipment and an extra person about. We’re happy to have found a partner who is willing to help us make the horses better citizens while taking good care of their feet.
Peanut is back home with us now after being with a trainer. Through no fault of his own he still has not had a rider on his back. He has had all the ground training he could possibly ask for.
Peanut has always been somewhat spooky and has shown a preference to being a one person horse. He still gets very nervous when a group of people are around him.
He’s currently renewing old acquaintances with Cheyenne and Sabih and we’re sure will move to the fence to check out our new arrivals soon.
Ladies and Gentlemen we need your help!
Over the past three months we have sadly lost two horses and very happily approved adoptions of three from our herd. In the past few weeks we have accepted seven that we do not yet know whether will be sanctuary or adoptable, either way it will take some time to discover. This places us at capacity and we get phone calls/emails/Facebook messages nearly every day about more horses.
If you are on our volunteer list and are still interested in helping us, please schedule today! If you’d like to begin volunteering, please complete the volunteer application and contact us to schedule your tour. We need every type of volunteer. We have horses that are English and Western, and those who have no training. Everyone deserves their spa days. If you’re unfamiliar with riding or training but still want to help the herd there are always ways to assist.
If you, or someone you know, is interested in adopting one of our herd the first step is to complete the adoption application and send it in. We do not currently have any horses that are ‘dead broke’ or for beginners.
Last, and definitely not least, we need your help with donations! Every horse that arrives costs approximately $450 to quarantine and get them current on vaccinations, Coggins, and farrier – if they do not require any additional Veterinary care or shoes which could easily quadruple the cost. Every penny that is donated goes directly to the herd, and if you specify what the donation should go towards – it will. Can you help us continue to save lives?
We feed Mid-South Ener-G-Plus to everyone and add Tribute K Finish to those who are underweight. Sebastian is fed DoMOR Senior because it works for him. We prefer to purchase our hay from our known suppliers to ensure quality and consistency. We have the herd on a Vet recommended deworming schedule. Our Farrier is out every three weeks to trim half the herd. We do not currently have anyone who requires shoes. Coggins tests and vaccinations as our Vet recommends are completed on schedule. Each horse has an estimated annual cost of $2700, baring any emergencies or illness. We will gladly accept in kind donations. Please contact us to determine our current needs.