I know you all are wondering… can Horse and Man help the horses of Texas during this flooding?
I’d love to! As of yet, I haven’t found a horse(s) in urgent need who have not been helped already or that I can verify their story. I swear, those people in Texas are resourceful and mighty… of all the people I’ve contacted about their needs, I’ve heard, “We’re OK, go help someone else who really needs it!”
Amazing people in Texas – and helping Texans.
However, that being said, I would still like to offer help from Horse and Man, if there is help needed. The only criteria are: ‘dire need’, verification and photos.
REMEMBER LOUISIANA LAST YEAR… THOSE HORSES SUFFERED AFTER THEY WERE RESCUED.
When we helped the horses of Louisiana during their flooding ( story linked here), we were successful because I could verify the story, I could get photos daily and we were giving the money to an equine hospital (not an individual) that was directly involved with the care of those 40 horses.
Right now, I don’t have a line on a facility or Rescue that hasn’t already been funded, aided or otherwise taken care of … they all told me to find someone else in more need.
I CALLED OUR AUTHOR FRIEND, MICHAEL JOHNSON, AND ASKED IF HE WAS OK DURING THE FLOODS… HERE IS HIS REPLY
A woman called the other day and said, “I want to order two books.” I said, “Okay, let me get your address.” When I asked her where she was from she said, “Spring, Texas.” I almost dropped the phone. I said, “What? You are thirty or so miles from Houston! Are you safe?”
She says, “Yes. I’m in a boat.”
I said, “You are in a boat?”
She says, “Yes, I’m out looking for our cattle. Our ranch is flooded. I found the cattle and they are okay and on high ground. I’m waiting for the creek to subside so I can get home. A friend told me about you and I had nothing else to do waiting for the water to subside so I’m ordering books.”
Wow. See what I mean?! Those Texans are tough!
EMAIL ME AND LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE A STORY OF EQUINE(S) IN DIRE NEED!
If you know of Texas flood horses in urgent need who are not already well funded and that I can verify, please send me their story and contact information. You can email me or write in the comments section below.
I remember all too well that the horses left in standing water in Louisiana had a horrible fight on their hands… it isn’t just the rescuing, but the caring for the infections and diseases that come from polluted water.
Oh my gosh! I just wrote about that exact song last month! Here is the link: http://www.horseandman.com/?p=44894
Wow! What a small world story! Thank you for looking for a BF story… I hear of so many, but they are all receiving
great help already. Amazing the efforts and the love being sent to those who are helping.
I was hoping that you’d want to do a Bucket Fund for Houston, as I lived and rode there for a number of years. I was so surprised when I read this to see that post of the trailer going through the water. That post was by my friend, and that is my old barn! Isn’t that insane? Just wanted to tell you that all the horses were evacuated safely and are now in temporary housing. I’ll keep an eye out for a good Bucket Fund!
I can’t help but think about those poor horses with the terrible skin infections you helped after A flood due to standing in dirty water for days. I pray that doesn’t happen again in Texas ??????????.
Mini with the noodles made me think of this Lyle Lovett song.