|Posted by Natalia on September 16, 2014 at 2:05 PM||comments (4)|
We have a new member in our rescue Family. Harley was well taken care of by his prior family. They just didn't have the heart to put him down as suggested by a vet. He was obviously misdiagnosed. Sometimes we have to give even the old ones a chance to heal. Harley is a aprox. 27 year old Arabian and as sweet and gentle as can be. He developed a small wound that grew into a huge ugly growth. Since the wound is on his belly right by the stifle it is hard to cov...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Natalia on July 18, 2014 at 1:35 AM||comments (0)|
ONE OF OUR TEENAGE VOLUNTEERS RECEIVED EDDIE FROM HER MOM AS A BIRTHDAY GIFT.
CONGRATULATIONS LEXI.. A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN
|Posted by Natalia on May 26, 2014 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
With great sorrow and a broken heart , we had to call our vet to help our old lady to better pasture. She couldn't get up anymore.
She was part of our family for almost 19 years. I have been trying to prepare myself for the last 1.5 years but it doesn't make the heart ache any easier.
My wild heart.
When born as a foal we first run free
then as I grew, with human to be,
I have chased cattle and ran like a wi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Natalia on April 27, 2014 at 1:05 AM||comments (21)|
Sammy has packed on a lot of weight and finally his spine is not protruding any longer. He looks huge and intimidating but he is just a sweet and loving guy. He specially loves BJ, my disabled daughter. They have a very special bond and it shows.
We found out that Sammy is smarter than a whip. Part of the pasture was reseeded just a few month back and the young grass sprouts are showing. We figured, since all the other horses respect the vinyl hot wire even if it has no elec...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Natalia on October 13, 2013 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
Although I have been around horses all my life, I never had a chance to watch herd behavior, until in the last 3 years. We have been able to show kids as well as parents how the herd reacts when we introduce a new horse. There is :
The Messenger : this horse is sent to see how assertive the newcomer is. The rest of the herd stays
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|Posted by Natalia on October 13, 2013 at 3:00 PM||comments (0)|
Sammy is thriving and almost at this full weight. Maybe another 50 lbs to fill ea side of the spine, but other than that he has become massive. Now he looks HUGE. Sammy is such a enchanting guy who loves to hug and get lots of attention. Everybody loves him and his cuddly ways. Pretty soon we will saddle him up for his first ride since he arrived here. Please watch the short video we made of Sammy. Enjoy !
|Posted by Natalia on August 2, 2013 at 10:30 AM||comments (0)|
It never ceases to amaze me how horses can change and express the liking for something they have never done before. At this time we are teaching the advanced riders to jump over small obstacles.
Choosing the right horse was not easy since neither of the horses had jumping experience. Since Gizmo was one of our most reliable horses, we decided to do a test run. Gizmo instantly loved it. Ever since that first time jump, Gizmo has made a enormous change. He always was a little on the ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Natalia on July 25, 2013 at 11:45 AM||comments (1)|
Sammy is the newest member of our family. Sammy has always been very loved. He used to be a therapeutic riding horse and then was given to some folks who love him very much. He displays a slight tendon and weight problem which is easy fixable . Sammy is about a sweet, 16 hand, gentle Tennessee Walker. It didn't take but a soft whinny for him to sneak into all of our hearts. At this time we are concentrating on having him gain weight and he sure is. A 3 acre pasture full of sweet clover and go...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Natalia on December 31, 2012 at 9:30 AM||comments (0)|
Our old lady is now 31 and suffering from artheritis. She might be still able to carry the very beginners in a walk untill the rest of her days ( she would not like it otherwise ) but it is time for her to be lazy and just hang out untill she goes off to better pastures. With this we had a need for a lesson horse. Thanks to Julie, we recieved a surrender / donation and her name is Ginger ( view photo album ) Ginger has made herself at home already. Some of our lesson kids came over and gave h...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Natalia on September 30, 2012 at 8:15 PM||comments (0)|
Thanks to all that donated something we were able to sell in order to get funds for winter hay.
We did great and hope to do well again next saturday in front of Orscheln in Holden MO.