Ballerina Syndrome in a filly, kicked in teeth/eye in a stud and a gelding with founder. MAY BUCKET FUND! LET’S HELP THESE POOR AUCTION HORSES!

Hello Everyone!  I haven’t written a Bucket Fund post in a while – mostly for personal reasons… BUT THIS ONE is pulling me to my computer.  I’m so upset.  These three were set to ship to slaughter  in Mexico TONIGHT.  Could you imagine the pain of that very long journey for these three?!  Horrible.

Although these horses drew the short straw in their lives so far… tonight we hope to get them the critical care that they need.  We can help!

I’m so disgusted that I’m begging all of you – if you are moved like I am moved – to donate whatever feels right.  Every penny counts.  Every donation is 100% tax deductible and every cent goes to these horses.  Please let’s get them out of their pain and into their lives!

These horses have been evaluated and all can be helped!

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All three of these horses were tagged for direct ship to slaughter in Mexico TONIGHT. They were pulled and we can help! The black filly has Ballerina Syndrome, the grey gelding is foundered horribly, and the bay (papered) quarter horse was kicked in the mouth and eye – his teeth are no longer attached to the bone.  He needs surgery right away!


All were found at the meat auction in Bowie, TX – all were tagged to direct ship tonight. These three were pulled by All Seated in a Barn because it was unbearable to think of the pain they would suffer on this long haul to nowhere.  I’m writing this as they are being evaluated – it is very hectic back there.

They are safe, but they need immediate medical care.

The black filly, Alicia, has Ballerina Syndrome.  The is a cartilage issue that can happen in utero, from poor nutrition or from confinement.  The vets are optomistic.

The white gelding, Pete, is horribly foundered… but the miracle farrier, Pete, thinks he can save him (hence his name).

The poor quarter horse stallion, Ray,  is PAPERED and has won lots of money.  He was kicked in the mouth and eye.  He will need surgical repair and gelding surgery… and lots and lots of TLC to recover.  His front teeth are literally hanging, no longer attached to any bone in the front.  Just awful.


I am in direct contact with All Seated in a Barn and I will post follow up pics and the prognosis for each..

Please, let’s do this for them!

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2 comments have been posted...

  1. dawndi Post author

    Hi Jan. I totally remember HiCaliber. We didn’t ever support them. There are a few others I can name. I have been to this rescue and I have adopted from them and so have many of my neighbors and two wineries that I work with. If I could post photos here, I would show you all three horses after their treatments. I will send you an email and show you. Yes, I do require vet reports (which they provide) and all donations go straight to the vet hospital (and I post those receipts). I’m not sure why you feel so strongly about them, but maybe it isn’t them, just the horrible slaughter pipeline. Yes, it is true. Yes, bidders bid up the people trying to save them… but in the end, it is all about he horses. So everyone is free to help the type of horses they wish to help. And I understand if the slaughter pipeline is not your thing. But I am doing my homework, as I always have over the 14 years of doing this, and the Foundation’s goal is to help horses in dire need. If I pick horses that you feel are not worthy, please don’t donate. If you feel I am supporting the kill buyers… that is one way of looking at it. I just look into the horses’ eyes and I cannot not try. As you will see with the photos I will send to you, these three will live on – and that will mean everything to them.

  2. Jan Schultz

    You should know better than this. Where are the vet reports? Second hand reassurances are not real. But veterinarian reports are. Asking for thousands of dollars without proof of doctoring and potential for good life is just being part of the scam. You know, if a horse is going to slaughter, they go. These horses are perfect for raising big money. You know that! This is exactly what HiCaliber did. Where are the vet reports??? You are reading them, right? Or are you repeating what asatb told you?

    Find a trustworthy rescue!

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