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UPDATE ON ROOSTER (with the groundbreaking wound protocol!) and his donation receipts!

Last month, we supported the gelding, Rooster.  He had a very deep and profound wound on his leg that had not healed in a year.   All vet hospitals had given up hope.  At the last minute, Kerecis offered to help Strawberry Mountain Mustangs with a groundbreaking protocol.  You can read Rooster’s original story here.


After a few unsuccessful grafting attempts (learning long-distance on how to apply the grafts…), the graft on Nov 26th – took!  Today, two weeks later, Rooster’s wound had closed 3/4″ from top to bottom, 1/4″ from side to side, and 1/2″ diagonally!  This is the first improvement in a year!

Is he not the cutest, happiest guy?!

His wound is wrapped.

You can see how the edges of the wound are creeping inward.  Kerecis Omega3 is intact fish skin rich in naturally occurring Omega3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. When grafted onto damaged human tissue such as a burn or a diabetic wound, the material recruits the body’s own cells and is ultimately converted into living tissue.



Kerecis wants us to do more grafts. ? Waiting on a cost estimateRooster is eating 2 cups of senior grain twice a day with elevate vitamin E concentrate, DAC bloom and Immubiome Lean Muscle supplements.


Here are our donation receipts!


Big Eddy is a gorgeous, huge blue roan who was gathered by the BLM in his elder years – and deemed worthless due to his age. Well, he isn’t worthless. He survived all these years in the wild. Eddy is the epitome of strength and knowledge. Let’s give him a new freedom… let’s allow him to learn the ways of his new world so he can be adopted into a wonderful, forever home! Thank you so much!

DID YOU SEE OUR DECEMBER BUCKET FUND STORY?  If you missed it, click here to read about our beautiful, elder gentleman Eddy.

All donations are 100% tax deductible.  No donation too small, it all adds up!

Click here to donate!  THANK YOU!

Big Eddy


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Oh my Gosh, the colors of this one are so amazing!! I can hardly describe the hues except to say Cream Soda, Cloudyskies and plumdrop Czech glass beads with handcrafted Sterling silver heart charm at amber crystal closure. 17″



This is it! All you have to wear is this and you will be HOLIDAY! Bright red Czech glass beads in graduated sizes with cherry pop Czech glass beads at crystal closure. 19″


JOAN OF ARC MEDAL necklace! ONLY $70!

I found this pendant when I was in France. It is a gold bronze Joan of Arc medal with Czech glass beads in matte bronze gold, silver, crystal and pearl with gold cross charm at crystal closure. This is a stunning piece. Wear it long or double it so the cross shows as well. Chain is 32″. Pendant an additional 1.5″



Lovely Czech glass 3mm beads in all different hues of rich blue with Crystal closure . The weave is tight and so pretty and dainty. 25″


NEW PROTECT THIS RIDER necklace! Only $142!

Our most popular Sweetbird Studio pewter pendant “Protect this Rider” and the backside says, “And the horse she rode in on”. PERFECT! Necklace has hearty Turquoise nuggets, embossed silver chain, Czech glass Tahitian beads, Turquoise seed beads and a large Turquoise nugget at closure. Wear alone or layered! I get so many compliments on mine which is similar. One of a Kind! 20″.


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″


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You know that dream/nightmare where you haven’t studied for the test… or you can’t find the right door… Uh huh. If you don’t listen to those messages, life steps in and sits on your head.

To be honest, the first two weeks after surgery, even though it was an incredibly painful and inconvenient time, it was also wonderful to have a rock solid excuse to not do anything.  I actually remarked to Hubby and a few of my friends that this guilt-free vacation was amazing.  I was so happy!  Truly, I thought about that a lot.  I thought about how unburdened and happy I was in those first weeks.

As I started to feel better and could walk pretty well, I thought that I had better get back to life.  I had responsibilities and that voice started up again in my head.  “Enough is enough… Better get back to it.”

Today, 4 weeks post op, I went for my first checkup.  I figured my surgeon would give me the green light to go back to work… or at least tell me when I should be ready to go back to work.

In a way, I fully expected to be graded, or something, as to how I was progressing compared to other hip replacement patients.  I wanted to know how I was doing… was I on track?  Was I doing everything I was supposed to do?  When should I go back to work?

Then came the life lesson – again – the same one.

Here’s how it went down…

My cheery DR came in.  He looked at my incision and gave me the synopsis from his perspective.  No infection, some swelling still, numbness, but good mobility.

I asked, “How am I doing?  When can I go back to work?”

He said, “You tell me.”

In that moment, once again, I got myself handed to me on a platter.

He said, “You cannot compare yourself to anyone else.  This is your body, your experience.  Your healing.  So, you tell me.  How are you doing?


Me (stuck – still looking for a grade or a measurement compared to others):  “Well, how do you think I am doing?”

DR:  “You aren’t infected.  You look good.”

Me:  “Yeah, but I’m tired all the time, sometimes there is so much pain, I walk with a limp, I still use the cane, I’m tired, I nap, my muscles are weak…”

DR:  “That’s totally fine.  Nothing unusual.  Give yourself the time you need.  You’ve just had major, Major, MAJOR surgery.  Stop reading the internet.  Use this time wisely.  Don’t watch the clock and stop pushing yourself.  Just listen to your body.  REALLY LISTEN, and you’ll know what to do for yourself.  As far as work, you tell me when you are ready.  When you feel you are ready, just tell Sonja (his nurse) and I’ll send the letter you need to resume work.”

Me (still stuck):  “What about the pain?”

DR:  “Yes, there is pain.  But here is the issue.  YOU are the exact type of patient that I won’t renew any narcotics.  Because when YOU have narcotics, you get more things DONE.  You say to yourself, I need to take the pill so I can get all this stuff done.  When in reality, you should NOT be getting all that stuff done.  You should rest and heal.  People like you take twice as long to heal because they don’t honor the healing process.  They try to overcome it or push through it… and that scenario never, ever works.  Stop doing.”

Me:  “That is exactly me.”

DR:  “I know.”

Sometimes angels come in varying forms.  They even whisper what to say into your Doctor’s ear.  Now I just need to figure out how to apply that into my journey.

Or in my case, a total physical breakdown.



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