Humbly I come to you, asking for help with Mama Tess’ treatment.  Although she looks good, her condition is very critical.

Today, DR E called Rood and Riddle (They are the ones who saved Rachel Alexandra). Their decision was to (hopefully) stabilize the drainage and infection in her soles with 24/7 intensive care and then to consider her for stem cell therapy…

The fees are quite a bit more than I can handle on my own…

I’m not willing to let her go without a fight.  I will do my best to move mountains if there is a way to fix her.

I wouldn’t ask for help if I didn’t absolutely need it.

I will be forever grateful…

Saving this girl means so much to me – not only for her, but for all the horses out there.  It was her illness that started this blog.  If we cure her, I will stand on a mountain and shout to the world how we did it…holding her healthy hooves in mine.

Humbly I ask for help with my mare, Mama Tess, as our August Bucket Fund recipient. Click here to read her story and/or to donate

Humbly I ask for help with my mare, Mama Tess, as our August Bucket Fund recipient. Click here to read her story and/or to donate

So, very humbly, I stand before you with my heart in my hands, asking for help so I can support the Miracle Workers who are doing everything they can think of to help my mare, HVK Noble Heiress… a very noble and brave girl, indeed.

(You can read her stories  here and here and here.)

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My girl.

HORSE AND MAN is a blog in growth… if you like this, please pass it around!




HORSE AND MAN is a blog in growth... if you like this, please pass it around!

15 comments have been posted...

  1. Nina Eckhoff

    Dear Dawn, your blog has been a part of my daily life for several years. It has been many things, and all of them good. So, though I can only donate $20.00 for the current needs of Mama Tess, I do so with gratitude. I pray for your burden to be lightened, for MT to be healed. Blessings from Connecticut.

  2. Kathryn Baker

    Dawn, please email an address to me so that I can send a check for Mama Tess. I don’t do paypal any more and I only use debit cards. I hope that Mama Tess will be able to recover. You have done so much for so many, it is the least we can do for you.

  3. Stacy Ferris.. Ocala fl

    You have done so much for other it is my pleasure to be able to help out. Not only by raising funds for horses in need. The knowledge of the products and research you do to bring awareness to different things. Thank you so much for all you do.

  4. Doris McQuiddy

    Hi Dawn, I want very much to make a contribution, though it will be small. Would you please e-mail me a regular mailing address so I can send a check? I cannot do Pay Pal. I did this once before, but I cannot find the address. Thank you so much. I’m sending love, hugs and prayers for you and Mama Tess.

  5. Marty

    Dawn it is an honor and privilege to be able to help you.You have helped so many and it is your turn. Please people step up and help Dawn out.it’s the right thing to do. Prayers coming your way! Hang in there!

  6. Susan Williams

    First, I want to thank you for all the smiles and laughter I receive from reading your Photoblog on Saturdays. I am so glad to see that donations are making that upward climb to help with Mama Tess. Have sent you a donation packaged in healing, loving thoughts for both Mama Tess and you.

  7. Robin Jude

    This is a very special horseandman from Dawn who has helped so many others especially our precious Beauty’s Haven.
    This time she needs help for her Beloved Mama Tess and is Humbly making her the August bucket fund
    I know this took everything she had in her to do this ,so for Dawn who has helped to save so many horses lives let’s band together and give back the love she has unselfishly given to others.
    Her Horseandman blog and bucket fund gave and gives hope to the hopeless.

    When all ego is gone and true love fills every corner of our hearts .
    That’s where we meet God -at the bottom of the heap embracing the little cripple


    Blessings and prayers for Dawn and Mama Tess
    Robin Jude

  8. Linda

    What goes around, comes around. Dawn has been instrumental in saving so many animals in need. If people don’t want to donate, don’t. There are plenty of us who will donate what we can. If anyone is thinking of criticizing, don’t. Dawn has the platform to raise the money – so more power to her. Good luck Tess! I am hoping for total recovery!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. ~ cheryl mendenhall

    To Dawn & Mama Tess – Happy to help with this cause – as every horse should receive the benefit of updated medical care when possible. I also believe that this helps veterinarians learn more about the disease process and benefits future horses suffering from similar ailments. Best wishes and lots of positive energy are being sent your way!

    BTW – I’m sure Dawn will receive some flack for asking for help – but I think her asking shows an incredible amount of courage and trust in her readership. Asking for help is not an easy task and can be misconstrued by some people. However, with all the help Dawn has found for others, I hope people will step up and help her when she most needs it. I only wish I had more to give.

  10. Lindna R. Moss

    Hooves crossed for Sweet Tess! Our house is rooting for her and believe that if any horse can do it – SHE can!

  11. Leslie Tucker

    I’ve been following Mana Tess’ progress and so very much hope she will get well. I wish I could donate more but glad I can help some. Hugs to Mama and you. Know that we are fighting with you in thought and prayers. Go MAMA!!!!! Get well.

  12. KarenTX

    Dawn, you have helped so many with the Drop in the Bucket Fund, if all your followers would donate at least $10, we can do it! Come on people! Let’s help Mama Tess the way so many other horses have been helped!

  13. Tracy Bradshaw

    Love the work you do and eagerly read about Mama Tess & her progress, have donated $25 USD to help with her treatment. Will keep everything I have crossed for her complete recovery. Please give her a big hug from Down Under xoxo

  14. Alex

    I’m not able to donate right now, as I’m dealing with quite a few money issues with my horses myself right now, but my prayers are with you, and if i come into some extra money I’ll be sending it your way!!!


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