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I fed today, for the first time in 30 days! (I think it’s been raining for 30 days, too!…)






I wasn’t allowed to feed for at least 3 weeks after my surgery.  So, Hubby has been doing it.

Well, last week, it started raining… and as we all know, this place is horrible in the rain – mucky, deep, sticky, wet clay.  So Hubby wouldn’t allow me to feed last week, just in case I slipped and fell.

Today, Hubby is out of town, so it was up to me.  And I was totally ready to feed!   I couldn’t wait!  I had treats and buckets and fresh hay and bits of alfalfa…

Uhhh, yeah… and … it was epicly WET and NASTY and MUCKY and… I pretty much concentrated on every.single.step. so that I wouldn’t slip and fall.  I practically gave myself a migraine, gripping onto every fence rail and placing every.single. foot fall.

Sigh.

But, it was fun anyway!

I took pics – sorry for the mess – but here is everyone!

Gwen gave me that look… FIX THIS, FIX EVERYTHING! Look at her little askew lips. She doesn’t like the rain.

BG: “Hi, you’re looking so much better than last week!”

Wrigley: “Unless you have more treats, don’t bother me… I’m too busy defending my food against EVERYONE. PS: Please clean up the mud; I’m tired of slipping here.”

Finn, the King, being Finn. *I was so upset with him because he dumped all of his fresh hay into the putrid mud. He noses it all out of his very deep Rubbermaid, trying to get the best morsels on the bottom. Grrrrrrrr.

Dalton wouldn’t look at me. I gave him a treat bucket, but I forgot that he hates soaked beet pulp. You’d think I’d slapped him. He is so emotional! He WOULD NOT look at me, but he kept nosing his ‘blech’ bucket. I’m sure Missy and Mo will eat it when Dalton leaves.

Missy and Mo, having no trouble dispatching their buckets. Mo is always so happy to see me!   I love that about him.  He brayed and begged for love. I gave him lots of love. Missy said, HI, then went back to eating.

Dodger and Norma are always so curious and loving. Both wanted lots of love, which is easier to give to them because they are on level ground and they don’t have much muck in their paddock. They are in the Executive paddock because they are the elders and deserve the best!

Brother and sister kitties, with tree leaves EVERYWHERE!

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 – and the BLM deemed him worthless because of his age… but we can help him form a new life through gentling…and that perfect home! – Click here to donate!  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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