DECEMBER BUCKET FUND: This Mighty Trio of starved horses BROKE OUT OF THEIR DEPRIVED HIDDEN HELL and found neighbors to alert the authorities – JUST IN TIME! Please help feed these very starved and deserving horses!






If these horses hadn’t decided to break down their fence, they would have surely been dead in a week or two – max.  Luckily for this Mighty Trio, they escaped their hidden hell and were able to reach neighbors – who called the authorities.

This is an approximately 20 year-old mare.  A ‘1’ on the scale.  Her entire spine is palpable.  She is covered in skin rot so she doesn’t have a winter coat – in OREGON!  I’m told she is very eager to EAT.  She was taped at 600 lbs.  Let’s help this girl!

This is the elder mare (approx 20) of the escapee group. She is very sweet and so ready to eat!

Very sucked in. This girl had little time left…

The Sheriff asked Strawberry Mountain Mustangs to take the horses TODAY – and they drove together to rescue these sweet faces.  All have horrible skin diseases, all are 1- 2 on the scale and all need extra slow -re-feeding, medical attention and emotional healing during the rainy and cold weather in Oregon now.

Please let us reward these horses for breaking free… and help Strawberry Mountain Mustangs in their efforts to right this wrong.  Taking on 3 new horses in winter who need extreme care is a burden – but I when I got the call to help, I couldn’t say NO.  I want to help, don’t you?!

All donations are 100% tax deductible!  Any amount adds up in the Bucket!  Thank you in advance.  I greatly appreciate this help for these lovely equines!

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THE OTHERS – all in horrid shape!

The authorities believe the gelding was the one who initially broke free and went to the neighbors for help.    He is approximately 13-14 years old.  Body scale of 1+.  His entire spine is visible.  He taped at 700 lbs!  His coat is horrible, as well.  This is the quote from Strawberry Mountain Mustangs:

This is the savior of the group, the precocious personality who kept escaping until neighbors and a paper boy found him and started the ball rolling with the sheriff’s department. All three horses lived in a very remote area and without the help of this gelding – would have never been seen. 

The third horse, a mare, is in the best shape at a 2+ on the scale.  She is a very large girl and approximately 10 years old.  She taped at 900 lbs!  She also has scabs all over her body.

This mare is the youngest at approx 10 years. She is very large but a 2.5 on the scale. Taped at 900 lbs.



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TONIGHT, THEY HAVE WARM MASH, SOOTHED TUMMIES AND A ROOF OVER THEIR HEADS.  Tomorrow, the body healing begins.

These photos just came in from SMM.  Stalls were made ready so that they could have roofs over their heads – and soon their skin treatment will begin.  For tonight, they have fresh shavings, a warm mash and comfort, for the first time in a very, very long time.

THANK YOU, FOR HELPING US HELP THEM!

This is the elder mare, gobbling up her mash in the comfort of a STALL with a roof and shavings!

This is the smart gelding that saved the group! He is eating his warm mash outside on fresh grass. His clean stall with fresh shavings awaits. Tonight, he will rest safely.

THANK YOU! Look at this face!!

 

 

 

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When HOUSES were moved by HORSES!






Hubby sent this article for all of us to enjoy!

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These incredible vintage photos certainly put a new twist on the concept of mobile home living.

Images from the 19th and early 20th centuries in America reveal teams of horses being used to move entire houses to new locations. It was a common practice across the country at the time. Many homes were constructed and then sold for prices from $40 for a one-storey house to $72 to $85 (the latter equivalent to around $2,500 in today’s money) for a two-storey house.

The timber frame structures were loaded on to wheeled wooden platforms and the horses used to drag the whole load into the desired position.

Images from the 19th and early 20th centuries reveal teams of horses being used to move entire houses to new locations. Above, settlers move a house with the help of horses during the late 1800s. Many homes were constructed and then sold for prices from $40 for a one-storey house to $72 to $85 for a two-storey house (the latter equivalent to around $2,500 in today's money)

Images from the 19th and early 20th centuries reveal teams of horses being used to move entire houses to new locations. Above, settlers move a house with the help of horses during the late 1800s. Many homes were constructed and then sold for prices from $40 for a one-storey house to $72 to $85 for a two-storey house (the latter equivalent to around $2,500 in today’s money)

The timber frame structures were loaded on to wooden platforms with wheels, before horses were used to drag the whole load into the desired position. Above, an entire family gets involved with a house move, with children watching on as the horses cart their heavy load

The timber frame structures were loaded on to wooden platforms with wheels, before horses were used to drag the whole load into the desired position. Above, an entire family gets involved with a house move, with children watching on as the horses cart their heavy load

One photograph shows six horses straining as they pull a two-storey abode forwards, with a group of men steering them as they go.

Another image shows an entire family getting involved with the house move, with children watching on as the horses cart their heavy load.

It appears that the practice of moving houses by horse power proved tricky at times.

Indeed, one shot shows how a team of horses started trotting over a bridge but the house they were transporting was too wide.

American historian Jane Sweetland notes on her blog, Ancestory Ink, that people moved frequently in the 18th and 19th centuries in pursuit of ‘fertile farm land, rock quarries, whales, religious tolerance, fair weather’ and ‘sometimes after local catastrophes like a fire or hurricane’.

One shot, taken around 1915, shows how a team of horses started trotting over a bridge but the house they were transporting, was too wide

One shot, taken around 1915, shows how a team of horses started trotting over a bridge but the house they were transporting, was too wide

This picture is from a postcard dated to 1909. It shows an amazing wintertime house-moving operation possibly in America's Upper Midwest (the exact location is unknown), with 24 horses all harnessed together to provide the 'horsepower' to get the job done

This picture is from a postcard dated to 1909. It shows an amazing wintertime house-moving operation possibly in America’s Upper Midwest (the exact location is unknown), with 24 horses all harnessed together to provide the ‘horsepower’ to get the job done

Instead of moving into a new home, Sweetland notes that people would merely uproot the foundations of their abode and move it to a new spot.

She adds that this was a particularly impressive feat when ‘chimneys, fireplaces, plaster walls and moldings’ were thrown into the mix.

Over time, the horses were replaced by trucks, of course, and today the practice of using them to move houses is pretty much obsolete.

However, in some Amish communities where historical traditions are preserved, horses are still sometimes recruited to move houses.

In 2016, the oldest known Amish house in Illinois – dating to 1865 – was hiked a few hundred feet by horses. The rest of the move was carried out by trucks.

The two-level home, which covered around 960 square feet, weighed an estimated 45 tons.

Sweetland says along with horses, oxen, trains and sled dogs were also used to move structures before the rise of motor power.

Over time, the horses were replaced by trucks, of course, and today the practice of using them to move houses is pretty much obsolete

Over time, the horses were replaced by trucks, of course, and today the practice of using them to move houses is pretty much obsolete

An engraving dating from 1877 shows a horse being used to move a three-storey house in New York

An engraving dating from 1877 shows a horse being used to move a three-storey house in New York

MODERN DAY 8-UP AMISH HORSES PULL A HOUSE.

Here is a video from the above article that I found on You Tube.  THE HORSES START at approx 12:05, so fast forward.

Click to watch video of modern day Amish horses moving a house.  Fast forward to 12:05 to see the horses take over.


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