WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!  This is the most the Horse and Man Group has ever raised!  And we did it during the shortest month of they year!  The people at HAHS are so tickled they can hardly stand it!  They loved having a FaceBook page set up for LeRoy (linked here) and they couldn’t believe the response from everyone for their little broken pony.  I’ll keep up with him and give you periodic reports.

Many, many thanks for all the well wishes and donations.  Great Karma!

Yay for LeRoy!! Click to enlarge




OMG!  I am overwhelmed by the amount of products that arrived today for testing from Omega Alpha (herbal supplements).  Look at this booty!  I cannot believe it!  I feel like I need to go get a lab coat and clipboard… maybe some colored Sharpies and charts…


OMG! Look what came from Omega Alpha (for testing)!

There is so much here, I don’t know where to start!  Well, that’s not true.  I participated in their webinar last week and was able to speak directly to Omega Alpha’s nutritionist (www.OmegaAlpha.ca).
So, I have a pretty good idea on what I want to do.  Here is my list:

This is what I've decided to evaluate first...

Adren-X:  Norma (donkey).  She is insulin resistant, has a cresty neck, has foundered, and looks as if she has Cushings but tests negative.


Adren-X is for hormone and sugar balancing.  This should be very interesting…  If she loses her crest, loses some weight or sheds earlier this year, I will know it is working.

Biotic 8:  Remi (rescued BLM mare).  This stuff looks amazing!  It has a list of benefits a mile long and is a Prebiotic, Probiotic and Digestive Tract Formula.

I think Remi will do well on Biotic-8 because she is always stressed between meals.  She will chew the fence if I don’t give her snacks.


And, she is a difficult keeper.  She isn’t skinny but I have to feed her twice what I feed all the other horses.  So, I think she has stomach and absorption issues.  The Biotic 8 should give her what she needs to put in the good bacteria and help her heal.

If Biotic-8 doesn’t help her, I will try the Gastra-FX which is purely for stomach health.

Respi-Free:  Slick (19 year Shetland)

Slick wheezes when he eats – all year round.


He has been this way for as long as I’ve known him – 16 years.  Nothing has helped.  So, this will be a real challenge for Omega Alpha.

Respi-Free is a total respiratory formula.  It has a ton of interesting ingredients.  The only downside is that it requires you use a syringe to dose the horse.  Ugh.  Slick is not going to like that – and therefore neither am I…

Sinew-X:  Mama Tess (21 year old ex-show horse).

Pinny-Eared Tess

Tess is arthritic and just doesn’t move out like she used to.

Sinew-X is for performance horses.  But, it also says the it is a muscle, joint and ligament formula.  Well, she sure could use a boost in all of those departments.  So, I am going to try this on her and see if she limbers up any…



OK, someone forwarded this video to me and usually all videos stop at my inbox.   But, this one was very amusing and it is short so give it a click.


Click to watch this funny and short dog video!



This came into my Inbox today.  I thought I would pass it along…  Here is the website link.  Who knows, could be alotta fun, eh?!


Click here to go to the page



The very skinny and wormy pregnant mini-mare from our Bucket Fund Junkyard 4 is in the foaling stall ready to give birth!!

She is on Mare Stare and here is the link.  (If you have a MAC like me, it won’t work for you, sadly.)  I’m not sure if I would even want to watch because it could go very badly for her.  Everyone at BHFER is on high alert for little Glory and her foal-to-be.  Crossing fingers.  She will need all the luck and help possible!

If you want to read about our Junkyard 4 Bucket Fund Charity for this month, the story is linked here.

If you’d like to donate to help poor Glory and all the medical bills, please click here.


Poor Glory... look at her spine! Someone sent this to me from the Mare Stare camera


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4 Junkyard horses… Starved while owned by a HAY BROKER! Sheesh. Our March Bucket Fund Charity.

Yup, they lived here in this junkyard.

No shelter – wire and junk everywhere, no clean water…  a total “survive if you can” scenario.

It began with a neighbor who reported that there was a small herd of 10 horses trapped in this junkyard.  None of the males had been gelded and several of the females were pregnant.  There were three yearlings, three pregnant mares, and four studs of varying ages.  All were malnourished, very skinny and miserable.


No one could do anything to help them...

Here is the very preggers and skinny Momma, followed by her skinny colt.

A photo from Animal Control...


Clearly the owner was a hoarder or collector.   Of course, the owner wouldn’t surrender them.  He would prefer to sell them…  Sheesh.  Same old story, different venue.

And do you know the worst part?  These starving horses were owned by a hay broker.  In fact, his hay trailer was parked in the yard with his band of unfortunate horses.  The owner had containers of hay right there!!


They were eating the scraps from the hay container. See the jutting hip bones... this is the only 'shelter' available. The minis stood under it. The Percheron had none.


From what I have been told, there was no clean water for the short horses.  They were forced to drink out of this gacky pond.  It is no wonder that they all have dysentery…

There was absolutely no shelter except the minis could hide under the hay trailer when it was parked in the yard.  There was no shelter for the pregnant Percheron and absolutely no food.

Junk scattered everywhere…

And, what just blows me away – when the Animal Control officer requested that the owner feed his horses some of the hay he was selling – do you know what the owner did?   He angrily opened the doors to the trailer and as expected, the very hungry horses were sniffing and putting their noses inside the trailer.  Do you know what happened…?  They were swiftly and directly smacked in the face by the hand that starved them.  “Get yer noses outta my hay!”



This is the water source. it is no wonder that they are all sick.


Luckily, Beauty’s Haven Farm and Equine Rescue was working behind the scenes with Animal Control to come up with a scheme to rescue these poor equines.

The owner finally agreed to give up 6 of his 10 horses.  BHFER immediately went into action placing them all into Foster Care.


These two were left behind for the owner to make money. She is very pregnant...


The 4 that remained were in desperate condition.   One was a very skinny Percheron mare who is very pregnant.  The second is a mini stud, the next a very, very pregnant and skinny wormy mini mare with her wormy and belly distended yearling colt who was still nursing (no wonder the mini mare is so skinny…).

All of them looked horrible.   None of them had ever seen a farrier or a vet.  Ever.

Luckily, they appeared to be gentle.


This is the very pregnant draft, Faith, who was finally give a small amount of hay... note the yuk water ponds.


Through powers of persuasion that lie secretly between the owner and the Animal Control officer, he agreed to surrender the last 4 horses a few days ago.


BHFER swooped in and gathered them into their wide open arms…

The Percheron was named Faith.  The mini stud was called Red.  The mini mare was named Glory and her yearling colt became Tucker.

This is poor Glory after her bath - so skinny and pregnant

Faith snorfeling grass at the rescue

This is sweet Red with his wormy belly, scours on his backend and a mouth full of food


These four were just rescued this week (!) and already, all were given baths to get rid of the mountains of dingleballs and yuk they had acquired.  All of them were groomed voraciously.  The vet was already out to check their general health, take blood, check teeth, check hooves, ultrasound the pregnant mares, Red was gelded and every horse was given a game plan for recovery.

Wowee.  Moss doesn’t grow under their feet at BHFER!


Red having his surgery with Tucker in the background

All of them had to be trenched because the worms were so bad…

Tubing Red to get rid of all the worms safely

Glory being checked by the vet - notice her nice grooming!

Tucker receiving much love and a bath

A job well done.

But, much care is still needed.  The mares are so underweight that delivery will be difficult.  The little mini mare is a wreck and her baby has been drinking what little colostrum she may have so BHFER needs to bank some more from somewhere – provided the baby survives.  All of them will require farrier service for a little while until they are fit.  They all need lots of groceries.  They all need their teeth done.

And, we cannot forget the babies that are due…  No one knows what will happen here.  Little Glory is going to deliver any day and she is in really poor weight.  Faith is hundreds of pounds underweight.


Tucker and Glory wolfing down some feed


Can we add to the success of Faith, Glory, Red and Tucker by preparing for the births and helping them all have proper feed/care?  Can we help them with their dentistry so they can chew and digest the new feed?

Can we have the cushion ready when those foals drop?

Let’s cushion all the blows and help these lucky 4 (and the 2 on the way) lead a life they deserve!

The two pregnant mares, finally rescued and grazing together


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