HALLELUJAH! A shelter! Thank you TERESA CABA, this “Cabana” is named in your honor!






Most of you know I’ve been fretting about not having enough trees or shelter for the horses at the new house.

My incredible cousins, Nick and Teresa Caba, donated a shelter for Annie.  (Nick and I were close as kids but I rarely see or speak with them now.  If you see them, give them a huge hug!)

Now, first, let me step back and say a word…  My immediate family has no interest in this blog and doesn’t read it or ask about it or the horses (long story).  My cousin’s wife, Teresa, who isn’t a horse person at all, is kind enough to check in every now and then.  I think my cousin, Nancy, also checks in from time to time.  Also, Hubby’s mother does the same.  Very appreciated by me, for sure.

OK, now the story… my cousin’s wife TERESA intuited that I was struggling – so she asked to purchase one of my diamond pieces.  I was happy to do that… But then she said, “You know…. I want you to keep the ring.  I want to donate the money to your Foundation so that Annie (one of the Foundation horses) can have a shelter.  Why don’t we just do that instead.  You keep the ring.”

And that was it.  She immediately donated the money.  She didn’t ask for a thing.  Just, ‘there you go’.  You need it, now you have it.  No obligation or worry.  The money is yours.  Here.  Take it and be happy and I don’t need anything in return.

Can you believe that?!  Me, neither.  Blew me away.  It still makes me cry as I write about it.

Wow.

A huge round of applause for Nick and TERESA Caba!   I hereby christen Annie’s shelter, “The Cabana”, in honor of their gift.

This is my cousin, Nick, and his angel wife, Teresa. If you see them, run up and hug them for me.

THE LESSON

For me, the lesson is in the doing.  Sure, we all can do things for other people easily.  But often we don’t because of so many reasons…   But it is the ‘follow through’, the doing that makes a difference in another person’s life.

Is there something I can easily do to remedy a burden in the life of someone else?  That’s what happened today.  Teresa took that step.  And in doing so, she made a huge impact on my life.

For me, sitting on the right side of Horsegod is Teresa.  She reached out from far away  and fixed it for me.  Just like that.

A great lesson.  A great human.

HOT OFF THE PRESS PHOTOS – and it is raining!!

It will rain for another 4 days.  I am so relieved to have this shelter.  So relieved.

And, Annie, Dodger and Norma are all using it.  They don’t care about the sound of the rain on the metal roof.  They are all under it like bugs in a rug.

Thank you, horsegods, for pushing Teresa my way.

It is thundering and raining… and they are snug as bugs. Phew!

I am going to watch the storms and see if I need to add roll-up canvas on the far side or on the backside. Right now, they are dry.

OUR JANUARY 2017 BUCKET FUND: THE OLD AND FORGOTTEN HORSES of the Golden Carrot

JANUARY 2017 BUCKET FUND!  In honor of Mama Tess, we are offering the MAMA TESS’ OLD AND FORGOTTEN FUND supporting the very old and forgotten horses who landed at The Golden Carrot.  You can read their story here.  Please help if you can.  The Bucket has $840.  Our goal is $2640.

Donate here!  100% Tax deductible.  THANK YOU!

This is late 20s early 30s, gorgeous Glory!


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LOOK AT THESE FACES!






(I am feeling much better.  Thank you all for your kind words and thoughts yesterday… made my day!)

Mama Tess.  She was such a proud and strong mare.

I FEEL LIKE IT IS MY FAULT that “The Mama Tess Old and Forgotten” January Bucket Fund is not very full…

I feel that I’ve been distracted by being ill and have not done all that I could to show you the value of supporting the old, forgotten  horses of The Golden Carrot (want to help sponsor one?)..  So, today I am showing you more candid photos of their lovely selves so you can get a feel of their personalities and why they deserve support, too!

I think Mama Tess could have easily been an old and forgotten horse with her feet… yet she was an amazing, loving, strong, incredible mare.  She passed at 26 years.  I wish I could have kept her going so much longer.  Her mind and body were all there.  But, her feet…  So very sad.

But here we have several very healthy older horses who can live on very happily!  They just need support for all of their daily necessities.

Remember, all donations are 100% tax deductible!  Thank you thank you in advance!

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HERE ARE SOME OF THE OLD ONES WE ARE HELPING AT THE GOLDEN CARROT

This is Glory (late 20s, early 30s). Isn’t she delicate and pretty?!

Trace (30s) and Jeeps (26)  love each other…

Bear (late 20s,/early 30s)  guarding Polly (20)

Beautiful Daisy (30).

Ashley (28) loves her donks!

Carson (mid 30s) napping.

Old Man Jet (33) – still proud.

PLEASE HELP support these oldsters.  Your donation is 100% tax deductible!  Thank you.  MT thanks you.

CLICK HERE to donate and thank you!

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