Our Drop in the Bucket Fund for May of 2016 was the Hung Horses (linked here).
For many of you (and me) this was one of the most difficult stories of the year. Awful. The owner hung these horses from the rafters (they never saw daylight) so that they wouldn’t have to have their feet trimmed.
When a delivery person happened upon these horses, she was scarred for life… but she went into immediate action. Five of the horses had to be put down on site. Six went to Bright Futures Farm for rehabilitation.
Here were the horrible photos (not the worst) of the six surviving horses. Two TWH and four Rocky Mountains.
PHOTOS OF THE HORSES ON THE FIRST DAY…
These photos were taken the very first day these poor horses were discovered.
OK, NOW… THIS IS WHY WE HAVE BUCKET FUNDS. TO MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF DESPERATE HORSES.
Look at how these horses have blossomed under the care of Bright Futures Farms and the horses’ new owners!
From Bright Futures Farm: All the horses are doing so well! I can’t thank you and your readers enough for helping with the cost of care. We put a small fortune in medical care for just Tanner because he had bleeding ulcers.
CANDY IS NOW ‘INGA’! (Go ahead and scroll up, you won’t believe the difference!)
This is Candy, now called Inga, the Palomino mare. She lives with Dolly, now called Journey, in Pittsburgh with friends and two other horses. They are pets and may or may not be ridden. Colin and Kelly are happy to just watch them enjoy life.
DOLLY IS NOW ‘JOURNEY’
Tanner… he is now gelded and has his own 16 year old girl as his best friend and a pasture buddy. She and her mother started him under saddle in September and he’s doing great!
Jet was adopted early on by Connie the woman who found them. He’s been under saddle and was also the first to be gelded.
CIDER! – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION (PA) (724) 496-4960
Cider the Palomino stallion – now gelding -. he is up for adoption! So if any of your readers are interested….. He’s been under saddle since October and is doing really well. He’s integrated into a large herd and has no issues with any horses He needs a lightweight (he’s only 14 hands and has a small frame) junior level rider. I’ll be posting his adoption ad on our facebook page soon. He’s located in Union City, PA which is near Erie.
LADY IS NOW ‘ADDIE’
Last one, Lady renamed Addie was adopted by Connie’s daughter, Rene and Addie went under saddle in August.
AWESOME. INCREDIBLE. HEARTWARMING. THIS IS WHY WE HAVE A DROP IN THE BUCKET FUND. TO HELP INNOCENT BEINGS WHO ARE LITERALLY TRAPPED IN UNFORTUNATE SITUATIONS.
PLEASE HELP WITH OUR 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 $240. Our goal is $2640.
Donate here! 100% Tax deductible. THANK YOU!