September Bucket Fund receipts, a small update on HOPE and the Deal of the Month!

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 | Filed under Handy Tips


I am back from ranch hunting in the Paso Robles, CA area.  So far we have not been able to match our dreams with our pocketbook.


Our Real Estate Agent keeps telling us that this will take time and not to become discouraged.  So, we are believing her and also crossing our fingers behind our backs, just in case. ;)


The September Bucket Fund was dedicated for the UNLUCKY 29 Mustangs from Twin Peaks who were shipped to Michigan and left to starve.

Luckily, we were able to help raise the money to aid DreamCatcher Santuary in bringing back the first 9 who were released into freedom on DreamCatcher Sanctuary’s wild acreage!

There are a few more of the Unlucky 29 who have been turned in and will also come home to California this Spring!

Linked here is the original post about the plight of the UNLUCKY 29.

Here is the dramatic post about the first 9’s release into freedom!

We raised $1830 to help these Mustangs!  Thank you, Thank you to all of the HORSE AND MAN Group well wishers and donators!  Wonderful, wonderful!!  It is incredible to watch these Mustangs inhale their freedom again!

The first $1000 which helped haul the initial 9 horses back to safety.


The second receipt which was collected for the second group of Mustangs who will come home in the Spring!



Our October Bucket Fund is dedicated to the little knock-kneed 6 week-old filly, Hope, who was left in a field to be coyote dinner by her breeder.  Yikes.

This is Hope... no longer coyote food.

After being rescued by an alert neighbor and turned over to Alder Hill Farms, Hope is healing from the make-shifts splits that were put on her legs (don’t ask…) which created gruesome sores.

The Bucket Fund will help pay for Hope’s corrective surgery and after care.  You can read her story here.

Poor knock-kneed Hope... she was left out for the wolves to eat.

Knock Knees are fixable!


As I am writing this post, we have collected $900 IN ONE DAY towards the total needed ($2500) for surgery expenses and aftercare!  $900 is enough make the deposit to schedule the surgery – so this is terrific!

Alder Hill Farm has made Hope’s surgery appointment for Wednesday, the 12th!  I will send to Alder Hill Farm whatever money we have this Friday and then continue to collect throughout the month for the balance of her surgery (hopefully) and maybe even some left over for her intensive aftercare.


This is Hope greeting her neighbor the goat.


Wahoo!!  I will have updates as soon as they send the surgery pics and post surgery information.

So far, so good!

This is Hope's nursenanny and her kid!

Here is Hope chowing down on her dinner. She is becoming much stronger for her surgery next week!


If you’d like to read more about Hope, please click  yesterday’s post.

If you’d like to donate to Hope, please click here.  THANK YOU!



Just an fyi… many of you don’t know that if you order Equine Chia through HORSE AND MAN, they will donate to the Bucket Fund.  So, if you need Chia (I love it for filling in the toplines of my older horses as well as coat/hoof health), please order it via this link and the Bucket Fund will benefit.

Click if you need Chia!


HORSE AND MAN is a blog in growth… if you like this, please pass it around!


Click here to donate to help Hope!



Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

HORSE AND MAN is a blog in growth... if you like this, please pass it around!

Only one comment so far...

  1. Linda Horn

    Just viewed Horse Properties around Paso Robles, and it looks like something out of Goldilocks! Too big, too small, and nothing I’d consider even close to “just right”. The one I like best overall is 104 acres … for $1.4 million! YIKES!!!

Post a comment!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *