Sunday, December 12, 2010
Warm and Toasty
Yep, I am warm and toasty but not all the horses across the street are. People donated some nice waterproof blankets. We really wanted to put a blanket on all the skinny horses but some of them just wouldn't stand for it, literally! Some stood and then turned and looked at the blanket hugging them...then they walked happily away. Some of the horses were just afraid to have any human get too close to them and refused out efforts to keep them warm and toasty.
The journey of these horses is not exactly known. There was a Craigslist ad that offered 60 horses, mostly Tennessee Walking Horses and a few Quarter horses FREE. There was an article in a TN newspaper and TV News station featuring some malnourished horses left in a pasture stating the owner was unknown. The photos matched some of these horses. They must have been loved when they were born but through no circumstances they had any control over, they ended up at an auction. These were some of the lucky horses that now have daily hay and feed and soon will have new homes. Many auction bought horses aren't so lucky.
Stay warm and toasty everyone and thank you for your support.