WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BUCKET FUND THIS MONTH?? – AND AN UPDATE ON LAST MONTH’S BUCKET FUND RECIPIENTS!






This has never happened before…

With all the horses in need everywhere, none came across my desk this month.

Well, that’s not true… a few did, but there are certain criteria that have to be met.

I need to make sure the horse belongs to the person/Rescue, I need to make sure the horse has seen a vet, I need to have some references from local vets or businesses (if they are a Rescue they have to be a 501) and I need photos, plus the story, of course.

Sigh.

Usually it is fairly easy to meet all the criteria.  Owners/Rescues are desperate and willing to give the time and information needed.

Occasionally it doesn’t go very smoothly.

You see, sometimes I find stories that aren’t quite right – hinky in some way.  Or, I have an owner who is too distraught to tell me the story or give me the vet’s information.  And sadly for the horse, I find people who just want money – and I’m not sure it will be spent correctly.

This month, a reader suggested a very needy horse.  I was truly taken by the story and I did contact the owner/Rescue.  They seemed eager… however, I never heard from them again.  And, I did see from their FB page that the horse is receiving care.  So, I think they just didn’t need us.

I am always open to any reader suggestions of horses they know who are in need.  So, if you know of a very needy case – especially during foaling season – who follow the criteria, please let me know!

THE STAGECOACH 8 – UPDATE!

Here are some photos of the StageCoach 8 who were saved in December/January by us and the people of StageCoach.

Here they are – safely, wildy together in their new digs as a herd.

Clearly, the foals are growing up to be much more familiar with the humans than their parents… The human here had a very difficult time taking photos because the youngsters mobbed him!

bandit and burro

This is my favorite photo because of the story… Bandit, on the left, is playing with a burro… it seems that they are old friends. And when the herd was initially picked up and taken away, the burro went into a ‘blue funk’. Now, the friends are back together…

curious youngster

One of the youngsters… We also provided gelding fees for the colts in this herd.

pests 01

No longer very wild… ;)

pests 02

This is the human, Willis, moving the nose away so he could get a photo of the pregnant mares behind them.

pests03

Those are the two pregnant mares. You can see the white feedlot auction ticket still on the rump of the one on the left.

THE ANDERSON GLIDE ARRIVED AND HAS ALREADY BEEN USED IN A TRAINING COURSE!

I received this email from the ER division of Least Resistance Training who purchased a much needed Anderson Glide via donations from the HORSE AND MAN GROUP in January.  I’ve attached the photos below with their attached captions.

Clearly they don’t let any moss grow under their feet… a week after purchasing the Anderson Glide, they were training staff to use it!

And, by the last photo, we see that it was already put to good use!

Poor Nigel got himself stuck again!

Poor Nigel got himself stuck again!

Then he found himself in a trailer accident!

Then he found himself in a trailer accident!

But it was OK.  Lots of responders came to help Nigel.

But it was OK. Lots of responders came to help Nigel.

They secured him to the area's new Rescue Glide!

They secured him to the area’s new Rescue Glide!

Then they brought the horse ambulance.

Then they brought the horse ambulance.

 

And loaded him up so he could be safely on his way!

And loaded him up so he could be safely on his way!

(By the way we had to use some of this equipment on a real rescue two days earlier involving a weanling foal that had gotten injured and was unable to stand on her own.  The foal is now back on her feet and is recovering at our Lucky Horse Rescue Project although from time to time she still needs assistance getting up.)

(By the way we had to use some of this equipment on a real rescue two days earlier involving a weanling foal that had gotten injured and was unable to stand on her own. The foal is now back on her feet and is recovering at our Lucky Horse Rescue Project although from time to time she still needs assistance getting up.)

Thanks again to the readers of Horse and Man for making this all possible!

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2 comments have been posted...

  1. Peggy Rollie

    Hi Dawn,
    I’m a big fan of your bucket fund. I recently read about a 501 in CA (The Gentle Barn) that has an emergency rescue for a filly that was born with a limb deformity that should have been addressed at birth. This poor little underfed filly is in SC and they have found a vet in Kentucky that will perform the surgery to correct the deformity. The surgery is very costly, but they believe she deserves a chance. Once she has healed she will spend the rest of her life at their rescue in CA. Hope we can pitch in and help this pretty girl.

  2. sue tyrkus

    Hi Dawn,

    My husband and I, and another friend, went down in November to help a rescue on their build day. They are just starting up, but she has already done wonderful work,, and has placed many horses into forever homes, who were in the feedlot awaiting the truck to slaughter. She is a social worker, and she goes every week to the livestock exchange where she photographs and reports on all the horses: what they went for $$, where they went (i.e. to a kill buyer, to a home, back to her farm, or left behind), and posts it on their FB site (Justice Love ‘N Care Rescue). She is a no-nonsense, organized and intelligent woman with a big heart. I send her money when I can. We were very impressed with her when we met. I also met someone else at her place that day who is trying to start up a rescue closer to us, but, after my friend and I (who were skeptical upon first day with her), attended their first meeting, we decided that we didn’t want to be affiliated with her. Control freak, big ego, crazy ideas.
    I’m also a big supporter of Transitions Thoroughbreds Rescue, who I know I gave you info about after hearing her interviewed on CBC Radio. These are Canadian rescues, but I know you have a lot of Canadian followers, so just thought I’d put the word out.

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