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Emergency BUCKET FUND for very young and starved tribal colts – FOUND AT A MEAT BUYERS – who need our help!






FIRST NEWS:  Yes, we are watching ASIAB who are at a kill pen in Texas.  They know to call us and use our Keep Them off of The Truck Fund ($2395) if needed.

EMERGENCY BUCKET FUND FOR VERY YOUNG AND STARVED TRIBAL COLTS FOUND AT MEAT BUYERS

A photo tells a thousand words…  these two babies were found at a meat buyers lot.  They are very young tribal mustangs who rated a 1 on the scale.  They are boney and starving under that winter coat.  So very, very sad.

Please let’s help these youngsters!  Both are at Bend Equine Hospital, fighting to survive!  We can help right this wrong!

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THEIR STORY AS TOLD BY 3 SISTERS EQUINE RESCUE.

See something, say something, do something and sometimes serendipity, of sorts, can help us to help too!

While we are at our heathy operating capacity, there was something about these two very young horses and this situation that we could not turn our back on— we will call it serendipity as we know the reason these horses were brought to our attention will come clear in time.
This colt and filly are two tribal mustangs that landed in the lot of a grotesque meat buyer. We were able to do a safe, very quick, and very preliminary halter training to secure them for their emergency vet care at Bend Equine Medical Center. They have a body score of 1. We are having tests run to see what else we are up against, while they are currently receiving IV fluids.
These rescues can take a toll on the horses and humans, as we are all a bit weary. Please know we appreciate our supporters and will update you as soon as we can. These horses are in the best of care now.
We are grateful to Lindsey Wagstaff Brown, for her brave efforts in locating these horses, the hard and emotional work she did to secure them and get them to us for their acute medical care and training. Thank you to those that helped her in that effort as well, Joan Steelhammer and village. They saw something and did something and that is brave work. That is how rescue happens.
Follow along with us in what we hope is the journey to heal, gentle and then find the perfect homes for Tru and Yarrow.

THEIR STORY told by Bend Equine Medical Center

These very malnutritioned, ill and debilitated horses were rescued by the amazing 3 Sisters Equine Refuge yesterday from out of state. They were brought directly to us late last night and were both hospitalized for supportive care, treatment of their secondary diseases and initial refeeding. Both are feeling better already today, though the road ahead is long.
We are so grateful to work with the volunteers of 3 Sisters, who are experienced, capable and get ‘er done people. We love you guys, your spirit, and what you do!
And learn more about the tricky business of refeeding starved horses here!

THANK YOU!!


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Well Drilling at my house. Wow… Such an endeavor.






We waited for 8 months.   Every other week we would buy a tank’s worth of water.  They deliver it and pour it into the empty tank.  We have been not watering much, not washing clothes much, not washing dishes much… no horses getting baths.  No dogs getting baths.  No humans getting baths.  Showers.  We took showers.  Army showers.

I had been taking our ability to have water at our disposal for granted.  That was a mistake.  Water is the new gold out here in the West.   People with deep pockets are buying large properties out here, just to gain water rights.  With so many more people, crops and vineyards, water has become quite the commodity.

Yikes.

Anyway, they started drilling yesterday.  Yay!

It is a big deal.  After 8 months of waiting, it is even a bigger deal.

The trucks they brought – 6 of them – are larger than the horse shelter out there in that pasture.  There is the drilling rig, the cement rig, the water rig, the equipment rig, the drilling rig stabilizer rig and the all the other stuff rig.

For an example of size (besides every truck being taller and larger than the horse shelter out there), I can get my truck and trailer all the way around our property with no issues.  For these trucks, they could only go one way around – and we had to trim back several trees to make it passable.

These trucks are B I G.

Last week, before this big drilling started, they came when we weren’t here and dug a pool-sized hole in the top pasture.  Literally, fill the hole with water (if we had water) and we’d have a real-sized swimming pool…   They use this big hole to put the mud they draw up from the drilling.  After they are done drilling, they just cover up the hole they dug.

Since the new well will be at 875 feet, there will be a lot of mud.  So, they made a huge hole.

I don’t know how long the well drilling will take (maybe 2 weeks?); I only know the estimated cost – and you don’t want to know that (eye roll/gasp).

In the long run, we are grateful to have a new well now, instead of trying to sell the house and then discovering that the well was drying.  So, we are lucky there.

PHOTO JOURNAL.

This is our water tank. Usually, that float is at the bottom so we know we have a full tank… now, with the well not functioning, the float goes up and tells us how much water is left. Here you can see it has just under a half of a tank.

This is the huge hole they dug. It is swimming pool sized.

I know it is difficult to understand perspective here… but this is a large pasture…

Here, this helps. The horse shelter is shorter than all the trucks.  (Yes, the wind took down one side of the shelter.  No horses are in there so I didn’t notice.)

I took this photo this morning. The guys weren’t here yet. That is the drilling rig.

They man this thing all day, shooting water into the hole to push dirt out.

I am 5’4″. My head hits just above the red panel on this truck to the right. That’s the water truck ahead of me on the left.

This is me, under the drilling rig about an hour ago.

 


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