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DECEMBER BUCKET FUND: This Mighty Trio of starved horses BROKE OUT OF THEIR DEPRIVED HIDDEN HELL and found neighbors to alert the authorities – JUST IN TIME! Please help feed these very starved and deserving horses!






If these horses hadn’t decided to break down their fence, they would have surely been dead in a week or two – max.  Luckily for this Mighty Trio, they escaped their hidden hell and were able to reach neighbors – who called the authorities.

This is an approximately 20 year-old mare.  A ‘1’ on the scale.  Her entire spine is palpable.  She is covered in skin rot so she doesn’t have a winter coat – in OREGON!  I’m told she is very eager to EAT.  She was taped at 600 lbs.  Let’s help this girl!

This is the elder mare (approx 20) of the escapee group. She is very sweet and so ready to eat!

Very sucked in. This girl had little time left…

The Sheriff asked Strawberry Mountain Mustangs to take the horses TODAY – and they drove together to rescue these sweet faces.  All have horrible skin diseases, all are 1- 2 on the scale and all need extra slow -re-feeding, medical attention and emotional healing during the rainy and cold weather in Oregon now.

Please let us reward these horses for breaking free… and help Strawberry Mountain Mustangs in their efforts to right this wrong.  Taking on 3 new horses in winter who need extreme care is a burden – but I when I got the call to help, I couldn’t say NO.  I want to help, don’t you?!

All donations are 100% tax deductible!  Any amount adds up in the Bucket!  Thank you in advance.  I greatly appreciate this help for these lovely equines!

(Scroll down to see other ways to help these horses this holiday season!)



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THE OTHERS – all in horrid shape!

The authorities believe the gelding was the one who initially broke free and went to the neighbors for help.    He is approximately 13-14 years old.  Body scale of 1+.  His entire spine is visible.  He taped at 700 lbs!  His coat is horrible, as well.  This is the quote from Strawberry Mountain Mustangs:

This is the savior of the group, the precocious personality who kept escaping until neighbors and a paper boy found him and started the ball rolling with the sheriff’s department. All three horses lived in a very remote area and without the help of this gelding – would have never been seen. 

The third horse, a mare, is in the best shape at a 2+ on the scale.  She is a very large girl and approximately 10 years old.  She taped at 900 lbs!  She also has scabs all over her body.

This mare is the youngest at approx 10 years. She is very large but a 2.5 on the scale. Taped at 900 lbs.



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TONIGHT, THEY HAVE WARM MASH, SOOTHED TUMMIES AND A ROOF OVER THEIR HEADS.  Tomorrow, the body healing begins.

These photos just came in from SMM.  Stalls were made ready so that they could have roofs over their heads – and soon their skin treatment will begin.  For tonight, they have fresh shavings, a warm mash and comfort, for the first time in a very, very long time.

THANK YOU, FOR HELPING US HELP THEM!

This is the elder mare, gobbling up her mash in the comfort of a STALL with a roof and shavings!

This is the smart gelding that saved the group! He is eating his warm mash outside on fresh grass. His clean stall with fresh shavings awaits. Tonight, he will rest safely.

THANK YOU! Look at this face!!

 

 

 

THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO BENEFIT THE DECEMBER BUCKET FUND HORSES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

 

 

 

1**ANYTIME YOU USE PAYPAL, choose Horse and Man Foundation as your ’cause’.  Here is the link.  Thank you!

2– ANY PURCHASES THROUGH AMAZON SMILE for THE HORSE AND MAN FOUNDATION using this link, benefits the Bucket Fund!

Horse And Man Inc

3–Any HOOFPRINTS.COM CALENDAR sold ($14.95, free shipping!) gifts these horses $10!!!  Use this link!

Click image to purchase a full of coupons Hoofprints.com calendar for $14.95 and the Bucket Fund receives $10!

4–Any Michael Johnson THE TRIALS OF JOE BEN BLACK, THE CONFESSIONS OF A ROPE HORSE purchased through this link for $25 – the entire amount benefits the Bucket Fund!

5 – ANY PURCHASES AT RIDING WAREHOUSE USING THIS LINK!

6–ANY SAY WHOA! TO COLIC PURCHASE through this link! (Everyone should have this on hand.)  USE coupon code:  ‘HMFUND’ to get your $10 discount!

USE THE COUPON CODE: ‘ HMFUND’ TO GET YOUR DISCOUNT

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EVERY DONATION COUNTS!

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How about GETTING a little SOMETHING for your GIVING TUESDAY?! Look at ways to help THE BUCKET FUND and get something, too!






I know there are so many charities asking for donations today – including the Horse and Man Foundation which runs The Drop in the Bucket Fund.

But… we have a few ways to give that also let’s you get!

We have a calendar which directly gives $10 of purchase to the Bucket Fund.  We have Michael Johnson’s book, The Trials of Joe Ben Black which 100% benefits the Drop in the Bucket Fund.  And we have lots of Horse and Man Jewelry!

FIRST, I MADE A LITTLE VIDEO ABOUT THE HOOFPRINTS CALENDAR…THAT GIVES $10 FOR EACH SOLD!!  So generous for such a great calendar!

Every calendar purchased through this link for $14.95 (free shipping), Hoofprints.com will donate $10 to the Bucket Fund!

I made a little video showing you my hoofprints.com calendar, so you’d know what you will receive!

NEXT, MICHAEL JOHNSON SENT BOOKS FOR THE BUCKET FUND!

Here is the description from the website:  The Trials of Joe Ben Black – Confessions of a Rope Horse.  Enjoy the wit and profound wisdom of Shine and Blue as they teach the young colt called Joe Ben Black the ropes!  Printed version: $29.95

These gift books are selling for $25 each including shipping!  So these are a HUGE deal!  Click here to purchase a Joe Ben Black book for $25 – all proceeds going to the Bucket Fund!

HORSE AND MAN JEWELRY!

EVERY DONATION COUNTS! – FREE SHIPPING!

 All jewelry sold benefits the Drop in the Bucket Fund. To follow us on our beautiful FB page, click here! fb-iconCLICK HERE TO REFRESH PAGE TO SEE WHAT HAS SOLD!

1–Gorgeous and bright Green Blue necklace! Only $38!

So brilliant light cobalt blue and teal green Czech glass beads with a handmade sterling silver heart charm at crystal closure! Great alone or layered!

To Purchase, click here!

2–PROTECT THIS RIDER! Only $158!

We love this Sweetbird Studio pendant that reads, ‘Protect this Rider’ – with “And the horse she rode in on” on the back. I get so many compliments on mine similar to this one. Large chrysoprase nuggests, antiqued silver chain, Czech glass beads in light emerald green and grass green with handmade sterling flower charm on large green turquoise nugget at closure. Chain 18″ Pendant an additional 1.5″.

To Purchase, click here!

3–KELLEY’S necklace! Only $38!

My friend, Kelley, has skin that looks wonderful with this necklace – and you probably do, too! Rich creamy golds and amber Czech glass beads with amber crystal at closure. Gorgeous colors!! 20″

To purchase, click here!

4–GORGEOUS CHRYSOPRASE POLISHED NUGGET necklace! Only $165!

Such a striking necklace that lays perfectly. Polished chrysoprase nuggets with Sterling silver heart charm and large chrysoprase rock at closure. 18″

To purchase, click here!

5–HOLIDAY RED AND BRUSHED GOLD necklace! Only $36! – SOLD!

Brushed gold brass Czech glass beads with ruby red alternate Czech glass. Sterling silver heart charm at crystal closure. 18″.

6–JUDY GARLAND necklace! $42!

Striking 8mm Ruby Red Czech glass beads with smaller faceted beads plus crystal laced with gold Czech glass beads and silver crystals at crystal closure. Very pretty! 18″

To purchase, click here!

7–CLEOPATRA necklace! Only $62! – SOLD!  THANK YOU LAURIE!

Wear this striking necklace in large, rich seafoam greens with a hint of blue Czech glass beads with bronze patina’d greek medallion. necklace 18″ Pendant an additional 2″.

8–GOLD AND PEARLS necklace! Only $64!

This one is a favorite! Great layered with pearls or golds or silvers.  Lots of different colors and shapes of Czech glass beads – all in golds and soft whites and creams and handmade sterling flower at crystal closure. 21″

To purchase, click here!

9–CAT EYE necklace! Only $32 – SOLD!

Wow! Such a great color! Really pops on the neck! Czech glass beads with handmade sterling silver heart at crystal closure. 18″   

10–MERCURY CROSS! Only 64!  SOLD!  THANK YOU, J!

My favorite silver beads! These look like mercury! Czech glass in multiple sizes. Perfect alone or layered with silver or pearls or any color! Silver cut-out cross pendant! Necklace is 24″ with an additional 1.5″ for pendant.

11–MINTY GOLD HOLIDAY necklace! Only $48!

Such a beautiful necklace at a great price!! Minty, gold, cream, some pinks… Czech glass beads in many shapes and colors with amber crystal closure. 20″

To purchase, click here!

12–TURQUOISE ‘WATCH OVER ME’ necklace! Only $76! – SOLD!  THANKS, R!

Turquoise gemstone discs with silver Czech glass beads and handmade sterling silver heart charm at crystal closure with Sterling silver winged heart pendant (back side says, “Watch Over Me”. Necklace 24″, pendant an additional 1″.

To purchase, click here!

13–CRYSTAL PALACE necklace! Only $38! – SOLD!  THANKS, RENEE!

This one goes with ANYTHING! Any color, any shape! I like it with pearls or silver. Also great alone – especially on a tan! Crystal and crystal crackled Czech glass beads in several shapes and sizes with handmade sterling silver heart at crystal closure. 18″.

14–OZ necklace! Only $40! –     SOLD!  THANKS, R!

Gorgeous emerald greens! Large, faceted emerald green Czech glass beads with a few round emerald beads and handmade sterling heart charm at crystal closure. 19″

15–Amethyst and Custard necklace! Only $48!

Fresh and Fun! Amethyst gemstone faceted beads with Czech glass lemon custard beads and handmade sterling silver heart at amethyst gemstone bead closure. 20″

To purchase, click here!

16–YUMMY, CREAMY necklace! Only $48!

Lovely, creamy, yummy Czech glass beads in a few shapes and sizes with handmade sterling silver heart at crystal closure. Very pretty and dainty. 17″

To purchase, click here!

17–LARGE AND LONG PEARLS! Only $48! – SOLD!  THANKS, YVONNE!

8mm Czech glass pearls! A gorgeous strand! Wear alone or layered! Sterling silver handmade flower at crystal closure. 22″

To purchase, click here!

18–PURPLE GHOST necklace! Only $44!

So pretty, dainty and subtle. A very nice piece. Czech glass beads in all shapes and sizes of crystal, purple, plum with real amethyst faceted gemstones and handmade sterling silver bird charm at crystal closure. 20″

To purchase, click here!

19–HARVEST NECKLACE! Only $38!

Great fall colors! Czech glass beads in bright tangerine amber with trade beads in harvest colors at crystal closure. 19″

To purchase, click here!

20–LONG MERCURY necklace! Only $52!

This is another version of the mercury beads necklace that I love! It works alone or layered with just about anything! Mercury Czech glass round beads in a few sizes starting at 8mm (large). Handmade sterling silver heart at crystal closure. 24″

To purchase, click here!

21–True Gemstone Yellow Chrysoprase Polished Nuggets! Only $125!

Lovely, rare yellow chrysoprase gemstone polished nuggets. Gorgeous, unusual, one of a kind. Lays beautifully on the neck. 18″

To purchase, click here!

22–SOFT WATERS necklace! Only $42! – SOLD!  THANKS, R!

Gorgeous Czech glass beads in bright, watery blues. Lead beads are silver lined. Sterling silver handmade flower at crystal closure. 17″

23–PERFECT MIXTURE necklace! Only $48!

Really pretty deep periwinkle blue with chartruese yellow gemstone chrysoprase discs. Very pretty. Handmade sterling silver heart charm at crystal closure. 15″

To purchase, click here!

24–Silvery TEAL and crystal necklace/bracelet! Only $52! – SOLD!  thank you, Y!

Beautiful Czech glass teal beads with silver inserts plus silver and crystal Czech glass and a handmade sterling silver charm at crystal closure. Perfect for layering, too! 25″

To purchase, click here!

25–SOFT RIVERS NECKLACE! Only $64!

Gorgeous, large, soft river colors Czech glass beads. Handmade sterling silver flower charm at crystal closure. Wear alone or layered. We have never made one like this before… 18″

To purchase, click here!

26–AMAZING LAYERING PIECE! Only $154!

Very long and very fun, mixed media bead and chain necklace/anklette/bracelet. Turquoise beads, Czech glass beads in teals, greens, blue and a pop of red. Mixed silver chains of varied lengths. 70″

To purchase, click here!

 TO DONATE TO THE BUCKET FUND (all donations are 100% deductible), CLICK HERE.  Thank you Thank you!!!!


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Supporting The Bucket Fund through Amazon Smile
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