Today is a newsy day!
AN UPDATE ON THE SKINNY FOAL
Well, this is really good news! I wrote about Evan Almighty in an earlier post and the link is here. Anyway, he came into BHFER very skinny, covered in Rain Rot and with no muscle tone. The poor baby had been weaned from his now gone Mother when he was 1 month old and he was left to fend for himself with all the other horses. Sheesh.
The sweet part of the story is that he was bonded to an in foal Arab mare, Reva. When BHFER answered the Craigslist ad for the colt (Yup, someone was trying to sell him…), they decided to purchase the mare as well. The on the spot thinking was that this baby was in such bad shape, they didn’t want to stress him any more by removing him from his only friend. So, the rescuers went there to retrieve a little baby and ended up with a 3 in 1 package (difficult in this economy…).
The next bit of lovely news is that the folks at HEALING TREE donated their Rain Rot cure. And it worked! So, with food, shelter, love and attention, Evan Almighty is doing very well. Here are the before and after pics! The last photo is Evan with his new friend, Jed. Jed’s Mom needed him weaned and Reva is about to foal, so Evan and Jed are now fast friend and a famous coupla hooligans around BHFER.
Check out the BHFER website to hear Jed’s story. He is blind, poor baby…
This would be an incredible new concept! So, I was looking through my new COWBOYS AND INDIANS magazine and I came across this ad for these boots made by Durago but have a “clog” influence. Wha? How could those two meet up? You certainly wouldn’t find them both at Gillys! It kinda reminded me of that old Reeses Peanut Butter Cup commercial… do you remember that one? One day the Peanut Butter guy was walking and looking at his cup while the Chocolate guy was doing the same thing and they bumped into each other – and the Reese’s Peanut Butter cup was born!! Anyway, how could a clog and a boot meet?
So, I went to the website to check it out… This style is called the Dream Series and there are two models. I’m sure they are seeing if this idea works. Anyway, you can get either the Shrug brown type or the Harness Leather black model.
I didn’t order them, but I am very intrigued. I am NEVER comfortable in boots. So, this might be the ticket for me. (Yes, I have clogs and I do wear them… and they are comfortable.) I always need a platform in my shoe or boot if they are high heeled. Hmmmmmm.
Well, in a post from earlier, I chatted about how some hay nets can be dangerous because horses (athletic ones) can get their feet caught in the holes. Well, this new hay net, called the Nibblenet, has more holes, but they are smaller. So, the idea is to make them take longer to eat. Since horses graze all day, this net would simulate the natural time frame of eating. For me, it would end the foot trap issue! I checked out the net via their website and was hopeful. It looked well made, it has D rings so I can put it in my trailer and it looked wide enough for me to easily stuff a flake into it (or two). So, I bought one. I’ll let you know…
But, I did want to say that these folks give a percentage of the Nibblenet sales to Pure Thoughts Horse Rescue. I haven’t checked it out but the idea is really nice. I like when this happens and it motivated me to pick a particular seller if they donate to horsey causes…
Also on the Nibblenet site, I found these woodworking items. They are called “corbels” and have an entire history which is written on the Barn Art page. I have added a few pics here just because I love it when folks create art!
TREVOR BRAZILE INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO
OK, well, I know not that much about rodeo but I know the name Trevor Brazile. I found this video on a friend’s website called, Fugly Horse. Do you know it? Anyway, she had posted this so I am re-posting it for all of you. You see, I had an inspirational videoposted a few weeks ago and here is the link, but it was Jumping without a bridle. This one is Ropin’ and I love to use different disciplines to say the same idea. In this video, you will see Trevor rope a calf with NO BRIDLE on his horse, Texaco. I love it! How inspirational! Please watch here.
So many of you really liked the idea of a DROP IN THE BUCKET FUND from yesterday’s post that I have decided to make a page devoted to it. In this way, we can add to the bucket fund throughout the month as people read the post, or as they stumble upon the page. Hopefully, this will add a bit to the bucket! The idea behind the bucket fund is to pick one ethical rescue that is in need and help support it, as a group, for one month, with very meager individual donations. The donation (totally optional, and only if you feel you can afford it) is just $5 during these tough times, but I thought $5 might be an amount we could do more easily. Maybe we can forgo the Starbux or the Mr. Pickles run for a cause once a month. Just $5, that is all. Then, we add all the $5 donations at the end of the month and give the ENTIRE AMOUNT to the Rescue as a gift from the HORSE AND MAN GROUP. Y’know, $5 donations add up… It may seem like a little amount, but it isn’t. And, it is greatly appreciated. So, I’m working on the page today and here is a really cute horse holding a feed bowl photo you can click to donate. This month’s rescue is the wonderful UNITED PEGASUS FOUNDATION . They are in a tight spot with 65 horses. You can read about all the good they have done in yesterday’s post.
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