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ANY SHERLOCK HOLMES’ OUT THERE?! We received a lovely, anonymous donation for Eddy! Was it yours? And, more ways to help Eddy and also check off your Holiday List!






I’m catching up on all of the mail I’ve neglected… do you go for the colored envelopes first?  I do.  Always.

So the first envelope I picked up was this HOT PINK one.   It had no return address… but that isn’t that abnormal.  Also, it didn’t seem to have gone through the Post Office stamping machine, I didn’t think – but wasn’t sure.

Inside, there was a hand written note, “Drop In The Bucket Fund”.  It was written on paper that would have been kept in a ring binder – but it wasn’t ripped out, it was taken out.

And, a $20 bill!

No name, no return address.

I like to thank everyone who donates, personally.  I try to never miss.  So, if this is you, Thank you!

SEE BELOW FOR OTHER WAYS TO HELP EDDY AND MAYBE CHECK THINGS OFF YOUR LIST!

DID YOU SEE OUR DECEMBER BUCKET FUND STORY YESTERDAY?  If you missed it, click here to read about our beautiful, elder gentleman Eddy.  His freedom was taken, but we can help him reframe his life through gentling – and find a forever, loving home – Click here to donate!  THANK YOU.

OTHER WAYS TO HELP EDDY (maybe check off something on your Holiday list?)

  1.  I have two LG Bitless Bridles!  One Black Smooth and one Brown Smooth.  I import these bridles from Germany and, IMHO, they are the best bitless headstalls available.  They give you traction at the poll and the nose.  Click here to read about them.

–If you would like the brown LG bridle ($125 includes shipping), click here.

–If you would like the black LG bridle ($125 includes shipping), click here.

 

2.  We have 4 copies of MICHAEL JOHNSON’s  “The Trials of Joe Ben Black, Confessions of a Rope Horse”  books available!  $30 (free shipping!)  I LOVE THIS BOOK!  So much learning about teaching and training… all with humor and a smile.  All proceeds go to the Bucket Fund for Eddy!

Click here to get your copy!  Free shipping!

3)  CYBER MONDAY BLOWOUT!  All jewelry sale proceeds go to Eddy!

EVERY DONATION COUNTS!

Click here to visit sales page! All jewelry sold benefits the Drop in the Bucket Fund. To follow us on our beautiful FB page, click here! fb-icon

Shipping (within the continental USA) included in all prices!

NEW!

CYBER MONDAY BLOWOUT! PRECIOUS METALS necklace! Sale Price Only $88!!!

This has all the colors of precious metals in Czech glass beads and pearls. Matte gold, bronze, copper, silver, crystal and pearl. Perfect for layering with anything or as a stand alone. Wear single or doubled. Handmade Sterling silver heart charm at crystal closure. 42″

TO PURCHASE, CLICK HERE!

CYBER MONDAY BLOWOUT! LAVENDER CREAM necklace! Sale Price only $38!!

This one doesn’t photograph as pretty as it really is in person! Gorgeous translucent cream Czech glass beads in graduated sizes with plum Czech glass seed beads. Handmade Sterling heart charm at Amethyst nugget closure. 16.5″

TO PURCHASE, CLICK HERE!

CYBER MONDAY BLOWOUT! HOLIDAY REDS necklace! Sale price only $28!!

Czech glass red and red mercury glass beads with crystal closure. So sweet and perfect for a holiday party! 17″

TO PURCHASE, CLICK HERE!

CYBER MONDAY BLOWOUT! TRUE AMETHYST necklace! Sale Price only $48!

Sweet, delicate amethyst gemstone faceted beads with crystal closure. Very nice and graceful. 18″

TO PURCHASE, CLICK HERE!

CYBER MONDAY BLOWOUT! TEALY PLUM necklace! Sale Price only $40!!

Oh this is so mysterious and fabulous! The beads are graduated Czech glass teal/plum/gold. Depending upon the angle, it can look like all three or variations of teal/plum/gold. So pretty! Sterling silver handmade heart charm at crystal closure. 16″

TO PURCHASE, CLICK HERE!

CYBER MONDAY BLOWOUT! BRONZE CROSS/BRONZE HEART necklace! Sale Price Only $55!

This is really pretty! Precious copper patina’d cross with bronze Czech glass beads and turquoise nuggets and copper patina heart at crystal closure. Chain is 20″. Pendant an additional 1″.

TO PURCHASE, CLICK HERE!

CYBER MONDAY BLOWOUT! TURQUOISE PROTECT THIS WOMAN necklace! Sale price only $99!

Sweetbird Studio coin charm with turquoise heart and sterling flower, back side says, “Protect this Woman”. Chain is turquoise nuggets, turquoise beads, Czech glass mercury, crustal and silver beads at Crystal closure. So perfect! Chain is 18″ Pendant and additional 1′.

TO PURCHASE, CLICK HERE!

CYBER MONDAY BLOWOUT! PERFECT HOLIDAY necklace! Sale price only $42!!

Oh my gosh, this is so pretty and perfect for your holiday outfit. A lovely matte burgundy Czech glass bead with matte gold in varied sizes, crystal gold, rose gold and crystal closure. Very lovely. 18″.

TO PURCHASE, CLICK HERE!

CYBER MONDAY BLOWOUT! SEAFOAM LOVLIES!  Sale Price Only $34!!

This is a gorgeous color! Seafoam Czech glass beads tin graduated sizes with clear peridot beads to Crystal closure. Such a beautiful pop of color this season! 17″

TO PURCHASE, CLICK HERE!

CYBER MONDAY BLOWOUT! PROTECT THIS RIDER necklace! Sale Price $124!!!!

These one-of-a-kind necklaces are NEVER on sale! Wohoo!! Sweetbird Studio Protect this Rider pewter pendant (back says, “And the horse she rode in on”) with gorgeous turquoise nuggets, silver chain and lobster clasp – so you can vary the length! Awesome alone or layered. I always receive so many compliments on mine! Chain is 17″, Pendant an extra 1″.

SOLD!

CYBER MONDAY BLOWOUT! PERFECT COLORS LONGG! Sale price $135!!

So much work and lovely color here! 54″ of Czech Glass beads of all shapes and sizes in winter bright colors! Wear layered or alone – long, doubled or tripled – decided what is the front and change it around whenever you want! Such a deal!

TO PURCHASE, CLICK HERE!

THANK YOU!!!


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ON GIVING TUESDAY, PLEASE MEET OUR DECEMBER BUCKET FUND HORSE: EDDY. A gorgeous 22 year-old wild horse who desperately needs a second chance. Please, can we SPONSOR gentling for this very successful survivor (until he was caught…) son of Mother Nature so he can find a deserving, forever home? Could you be his forever home?!






When I hear about a healthy, strong, vital 22 year-old BLM mustang who lived for so long successfully in the wild… and then was CAPTURED… and now deemed worthless due to age…

IT JUST GOES AGAINST WHAT IS RIGHT!  EDDY IS EXACTLY WHAT MOTHER NATURE INTENDED.  STRONG, VITAL, SMART – A SURVIVOR.

But in the BLM corrals, EDDY is disposable.   He was just too old.  Luckily, a very big-hearted adopter got him out of those disgusting pens in hopes that someone would help Eddy the rest of the way.

Let’s do that!  Let’s help Eddy by supporting his gentling – and giving him back a new life!  This gorgeous, strong mustang lost his home, but he is still who he has always been and he wants to survive – and survive well.  Let’s give him life in the human world.  Let’s show him what is good about humans!

LET’S SPONSOR EDDY!  WE CAN GIFT HIM GENTLING WITH HONOR so he can find a loving, forever home.

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At 22 years, we took away his freedom.

Is there a more godly creature than a successful, wild horse?!  JUST LOOK at Eddy!  This horse is a stoic, muscled, healthy prime example of survival of the fittest.  He is a specimen of what is RIGHT about wild horses.  And yet, after capture, because of his age, he is deemed worthless.  How could any wild horse be worthless?  How could this incredible being be worthless?

WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT EDDY DURING HIS DONATED PHOTO SHOOT!

These glorious photos were taken by photographer Kate Mehmet of Kya Photography in hopes of garnering help for Eddy.  During the photo session, the onlookers gave these descriptors of Eddy:

Wise and brave
Intense presence
Powerful
Caring
Determined

And through all of those learned behaviors to keep him and his band safe, Eddy has already learned to take treats, eat from a hay bag, come when called and to not put his hind quarters near the human.  All very, very good signs.

LET US PLEASE help Eddy be gentled so he can find a forever home.  He doesn’t have to be ridden, he just has to be a good citizen.  And his age is no issue in learning how wonderful humans can be…



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THANK YOU SO MUCH!  I PROMISE TO KEEP US ALL UPDATED ON HIS TRAINING AND FUTURE ADOPTION AND LOVING HOME.  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

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