THANKSGIVING 2016!






HAPPPPPPY THANKSGIVVINGGG!

May you all be doing and feeling what you hoped to do and feel on this day.

And, thank you all for reading HORSE AND MAN.

You all inspire me daily with your comments, emails and notes!

Thank you for being who you are ~ and thank you for helping me be who I am.

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HERE’S A HAPPY STORY ON THIS DAY OF THANKS… THANKS TO THOSE WHO RESCUE OUR EQUINE FRIENDS – who are so very thankful.

I found this story on my FB and wanted to share (Courtesy of Skydog Sanctuary).

So on the day after Biggie left us we had a new mustang arriving and when he stepped out of the trailer I had to smile. He is the without a doubt the biggest and tallest mustang I have ever seen. The color of caramel pudding and just the sweetest boy. It was absolutely the right horse to fill a hole as large as the one Biggie left in our hearts. He has to be over 17 hands and just has a presence that is amazing. His story is unique – he was found running down the highway near Klamath Falls in Oregon – skin and bones, he had been starved for months. I cannot help feeling that he knew he would die there and kicked down a gate and ran. And we are so glad he did. Two lovely ladies (they do exist) from the BLM took him in and then contacted us to see if we would take him. This is what they told us about him – “Sundance is a 17 year old titled gelding from the Calico Mountains Complex, Northern Nevada. He was adopted at 2 years old and titled at 3. And we know nothing more about him until he was found running down the highway ! Project Spirit Rescue took him in and quickly realized that people had truly let him down. He does not trust easily but once he does he rides amazing” They were unable to find anyone to bond with him at this late stage of his life and so they thought of us. When we heard he was a Calico mustang there was no question we were taking him. The Calico roundup in 2010 was one of the most brutal and fatal for at least 86 wild horses, over 40 mares spontaneously aborted their foals after being run so hard for so far. Roundups are not the answer. But for Sundance there is a happy ending and we are glad to be his forever home. What a horse to heal our hearts x

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He has some very bad scarring on his back legs that look like rope burns

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Looking out at the mountains around him and making some new friends x

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His eyes are so soft and sweet

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Sundance – in all his caramel glory

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Enjoying all the space

BE GOOD TO YOURSELF… AND IF YOU CAN’T DO THAT, BE GOOD TO SOMEONE ELSE,  IT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD.



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