Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Could sure use some volunteer help at the horse shelter this week

Our main day-time chore helper is gone all week. So, if you are interested in getting in some volunteer hours, please give us a call. 359-0961. We are 501c3. One or more days would be very helpful. And it's excellent exercise too! Not overly heavy or difficult, but it does keep you moving.

Last March and April were so so busy with rescues and court/legal type activity. In fact, it was March 6, 2011, that we got the call about Shadow and Bella. That they were standing in a cattle feedlot (authorities called it an animal shelter, ha!) with a herd of horses eating cornstalks and getting no medical attention after they had been starved again. And, they were headed for the loose horse sale in a few days! Some rescue, huh? So life got frantic here for a while. The result was good. We rescued Shadow and Bella. But we did not get enough donations to rescue any of the others. And some did go to slaughter.

So anyway, if all I have to do is horse chores this year in March, I will not complain. Much. Though I could sure use a little help this week. It's going to be muddy now with these warm temps, and we often feed all 17 horses in their stalls when it's so muddy out. It's amazing how quiet 17 horses can be, just the happy munching noises. So just call if you want to help out. 359-0961. thanks.

here's a little picture story from 2 days ago, this past Sunday.
in the afternoon, the horses coming into the barn area for grain time and supper. and some of them get to go riding at this time, some brushing and hoof cleaning, and they are all observed for lameness issues or anything else that may not seem normal.
 Pretty sure Shadow and Bella are having a much happier March this year than last year.

Shadow's ready to work. Though he and Minerva both made faces about it at first.

Where would you like me to put this, Heidi?
So, I'll just watch for a while and see how Heidi does it. (Bella was afraid to even look)

ok, think I got it!

Bella really wasn't very helpful. Very affectionate though. Appreciative of her new home and good food most likely.