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