Monday, February 25, 2013

find our booth at the SD Horse Fair next month

Hey, we are going to the Horse Fair in Sioux Falls this year. March 15-17. Find us there!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Happy 5-Year Rescue Anniversary, Lovely Lily. We Love you, Lovely Lily!

Five years ago today, we met our Lovely Lily.

 Lily is proof, once again, that neglected horses are not necessarily unwanted horses. They are neglected. It is the human's fault. Not the horse's fault.

Lily has officially graduated from Level Two Parelli Natural Horsemanship.

 Lily was lucky. Her County Officials helped her. As all County Officials should do. Unfortunately, however, most do not. It should not be a choice. In Lily's case, as in many of these cases in South Dakota, there was a dead horse and Lily was emaciated. No food, no water, no shelter, the dead of South Dakota winter. Clearly, obviously, severely, neglect. There should be no choice. Officials in every South Dakota County should help these horses, and prosecute the offenders. To Enforce the Law should NOT be a choice from county to county. Especially not in these obvious, severe cases. Thank you to South Dakota Counties who actually believe in horse rescue in these cases. Shame shame shame on the counties who call in the state officials to send the horses to salebarns or slaughter feedlots. Lily is proof. What a shame it would have been for Lily to get shipped off for slaughter, after already suffering through starvation.
 What a difference a brave human can make. Fortunately for Lily, some good humans came along and did the right thing, not the convenient thing.
Here is Lily's rescue story. just keep scrolling down. this link is all about Lily.
Today is Lily's special day!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Wanted: Assistant Barn Manager

need to hire an assistant barn manager. hourly wage based on qualifications. would like it to be about half time. either every other day or a 3-day-on, 4-day-off type rotation. Would rotate with one other person, so holidays could be rotated too. and weekends. And a week or two off would be possible for vacations. we also have volunteers every once in a while who come and help with chores too. So there would be extra help on some days.
Various responsibilities. cleaning stalls and pens, moving horses around, feeding grain in stalls, putting hay out, driving a small tractor.
The herd is 19 horses.

possible for someone to give natural horsemanship lessons here for extra income.

If you might be interested, please call Darci 359-0961.