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LOTS of GREAT Bucket Fund News and Updates! You readers are incredible!

As I write this, I am stunned and astounded that within 24 hours, horse lovers across the world have participated in helping to save the 31 Orphaned foals and 8 nursing mares (with babies) who are sitting in a killpen in Nevada.

The goal was $39,000 to save them all and to house them for a year.

It seemed insurmountable.

Faces from the slaughter pen...

But, in less than 24 hours, all $39,000 has been raised from all around the globe!!  Our Bucket Fund (which was started late Saturday night) has raised $1020 in just 24 hours.  Two of those donations came from the UK and Australia!!  Incredible!

(And, because we singly donated $1000 or more, we get to name a mare or baby on top of it all!  She will send us a photos of our mare or baby when they all arrive at the rescue next week…)

You all are GREAT!

If you would like to read all about this intense and huge rescue, click here.


Everyone should be really proud of the power of humanity (and the Internet)!

Our Bucket Fund donation to the 31 Orphan Foals and 8 Mares with babies.

Thank you... (This is one of the babies in the kill pen)


Well, we did it here, too!!  All you readers who donated, and those of you who sent caring thoughts, we reached our goal of $1500 for Itsuko and Admiralty.

Our donation receipt for Itsuko and Admiralty!

Also, I need to acknowledge that your purchases from Equi-Spa accounted for $150 in shipping donations!  Yup, Equi-Spa offered to donate all shipping fees from H&M readers in July into our Bucket Fund.

I love Equi-Spa products (Peppermint Summer Protection Spray and THE BALM are my favs!) and I love their generosity.


Itsuko is the TB mare who had 99 starts, $100K in wins and several babies, only to be left starving in a lonely paddock.  You can read her story here.

Itsuko upon arrival at BHFER



Admiralty is the TB gelding who had refused to get into his last trailer ride (ahem) so his owner used a wench to make him go inside.  Needless to say, police were called and Admiralty was saved, although battered, bruised and in horrible shape.  You can read his story here.


Here is skinny Admiralty upon his arrival at BHFER. He has multiple wounds and bruises externally and internally.


From Theresa, the Director of Beauty’s Haven Farm and Equine Rescue:

Hi Dawn – wow!!!!  This is awesome!  Thank you soooo much!

Admiral is recovering but has a long way to go.  His feet, as are Itsuko’s,
had been neglected for a long time.  We’re treating infection and they are
getting little trims every 3 to 4 weeks.  Admiral is moving better, he’s
stronger, but his body still creaks.  He is best friends to Little E and
little Pebbles has attached herself to him.  Admiral, as big as he is,
shares his food with Pebbles.  They are quite a trio!

Itsuko is doing well.  She’s gained over 125 lbs.  She is a sweet girl that
is also getting stronger by the day.  Itsuko is living in a paddock with
Baby Ray and Legacy.  Her feet need some time to recover but overall she is
much better.  

They both have some skin issues, Itsuko’s being the worst but both are
getting better.  Their eyes are bright and you can just tell how much they
are enjoying life.  They show their appreciation in many ways.  

God bless and thank you and your donors!

 PS:  This helps so much – Admiral got very little support when he came and has no sponsors.

**If you would like to support Admiralty or sponsor him for any length of time, please contact BHFER:  bhfer@earthlink.net


Admiralty, still skinny but doing much better. Here he is graciously holding his hoof for the farrier.


This is Admiralty and Pebbles.



“Dawn this is wonderful!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you and all your bloggers for helping Admiral. He is such a sweetheart! He and Little E are the best of buddies, who would have ever imagined it. Little E is a 33 yr old Arabian and he has never taken so well with another horse. Guess he likes being his own “man”. But wit Admiral it is if they had known each iother for always. Little E hides behind him and follows him. Admiral always keeps a close watch on E. If I lead E somewhere Admiral is sure to follow…LOL. On Friday we gave Admiral a good bathing and tea tree oil mosturizer for his coat. Well he would not walk up to the barn unless his buddy came with him. He is also very taken with the mini mare Pebbles. She can actually “steal” some of his food. We are so happy to see his true [personality starting to shine through and I personally can not wait to see him and Itsukoin their normal weight.

Itsuko is also a darling of a girl. She loves being with Legacy and Baby Ray. She is very sweet and gentle. Thank fully they both are since they are both very tall horsies LOL. They have certainly taken my heart and made it theirs. I call her “sweetie” , “mama”. and Him…well he is “my big hershey bar”. You should see him lip smakc his gums when I ask him if he wants “yum-yums”. They are doing great!..

Thank you Dawn for your comnstant support and pray your kids are all doing well.”

Itsuko is on the left. She has gained 125lbs! Baby Legend (he's tall) is on the right.


Thank you all for your kind thoughts and generous donations.  Two derserving TBs have benefited from your donations as well as 47 horses who have gone from dire straights to a bright, new future because of all of you.

It takes a village to move a mountain… but it takes courage and commitment to actually put yourself into the game!  Bravo.


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What’s Up with the Bucket Fund?

Yup.   I hear you.

Well, here is what is up…

In case you are a new reader and have no idea what the Drop In the Bucket Fund is… basically, Horse and Man has set up an escrow account of sorts where anyone can donate any amount – even a dollar – into the ‘bucket’.  At the end of the month, we make one big donation.  No one has to worry that their donation being too small because when we put it all together, it becomes large!  Here is a link to the Bucket Fund page.

Anyway, every month we have a specific horse (s) that receives our Bucket Fund.


The June Bucket Fund was set up for Itsuko, great grand daughter of Native Dancer who had 99 starts, a bunch of foals and won almost $100K.  She was found starving to death.  (Here is the link to the original post.)

Then, a few days later, we heard of another TB, Admiralty, saved by the same rescue (BHFER) who was winched into a trailer when he refused to go…  Uh huh.  You can imagine… (Here is the link to the original post about Admiralty.)

So, the June Bucket Fund was for these two poor horses.


Then I got busy.  Too busy.  I had the job from hell and I didn’t resurface until June was over.  So, I hadn’t really promoted the Bucket Fund like I usually do.  I hadn’t done many updates and we hadn’t collected nearly what we usually collect.

I felt badly.

I decided to extend the June Bucket Fund (Itsuko and Admiralty) into July.

Sounded like a good idea.



Unfortunately, there were two very sick horses at BHFER, one who was acutely injured and passed… and another who was from an earlier save who had contracted colitis.

They did everything possible and fought every battle.  But, Faith, a wonderful mare, passed too.  She left behind her 75 day old colt.

It was around this time that the owner of BHFER broke her wrist.


… I felt badly pressuring them to give me updates on Itsuko and Admiralty when they had their arms full of sadness and hospital visits.

So, I didn’t have any new news.  And, without updates, it is kinda hard to fund-raise.

July’s Bucket Fund just sat there.


After a few days had passed since the last miserable day for BHFER, I asked for an update on Itsuko and Admiralty.

Theresa, with the broken wrist, responded.  She told me that it was really sad around there but that Indy (the orphaned foal) was doing well and he has a perfect mix of both of his fallen parents who didn’t make it out of the Junkyard in time…

I asked about Itsuko and Admiralty.  To my surprise, “They are doing GREAT!”  was the response!


Itsuko has gained about 100lbs!  She is still wary of other horses but has come to love the youngster Legacy, a huge TB yearling.  They hang out together all day every day.  She’s finally at a home where she doesn’t have to make a baby – she just gets to hang with one she really likes!  And, Itsuko gets food!  Good food.  Yay!

Not bad for a regal gal who has served her humans so well…

Here are Itsuko and Legacy together in this photo below.  Itsuko is the smaller one without the white sock.

Here is Itsuko, playing with the kid, Legacy. She is the smaller one without a white sock.


Admiralty was suffering from internal injuries as well as all the external hole, divits, scrapes and bangs he endured while being trapped, kicking and fighting, under the trailer via the winch.


Anyway, besides all of that, Admiralty was also very skinny.

BHFER didn’t want him to gain too much weight too fast and exacerbate his internal injuries.  So, he is gaining slowly.

But the good news is that he is healing and way less sore.  He can put weight on both of his back legs.  And, his personality is coming back.

For Admiralty in his depleted state, it is lucky he fell in love with Pebbles, the starved mini.  They hang out all day and neither of them stresses the other.

Yay!  Food and love for Admiralty.

Oh, and by the way, he has no resistance to hopping into the trailer.  Fancy that.

This is skinny but healing Admiralty with little Pebbles.


So, here we are around mid July, starting up the July Bucket Fund again.

If any of you feel like helping Itsuko, Admiralty or BHFER who has so graciously housed and nurtured these TBs, please click the button below.  And, today, we will put all donations in the name of Faith, the wonderful Percheron mare who lost her life because of the illness she contracted while living in a junkyard – but not before she gave  us Indy…

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Little Indy and Faith on their last day together...

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