Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Dixie Kitten

Look at her now! She has been at the Rescue Farm a short time.
Dixie Kitten has wounds from laying down. 

A thoroughbred mare born February 20, 1998.  Bred to run and win. Born in Kentucky, home to many thoroughbreds.  She won over $110,000 in her racing career. Then her journey is not clear. She may have changed hands several times. She had been bred many times, and her last foal died. Maybe the stress from that loss caused her to severely founder. When SaveTheHorses was called, we were told she wasn't taken care of at the boarding stable. We really don't know what happened to her but we knew she needed help. We couldn't leave her and she laid down more than she stood up because of the pain. Her xrays look terrible but we are following Dr Marcella's advice and trying to keep her comfortable. She's a darn sweet mare. She deserved a change and we are going to give her that chance. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

So Many Horses!

So many horses! 
SaveTheHorses has been so busy with horses, it is hard to find the time to type anything. I forced myself today because I know you all care and love the horses and support what we do...Save Horses!

We recently saved an older horse the owner didn't really want. He went to get two riding horses and was told he had to take the old skinny gelding. He put all three in a pasture but the older guy had special needs, like daily feeding! Even more than once a day, 3 or 4 times would have helped but he really wanted the two other horses who were easy keepers and decided to put the gelding down. A caring neighbor god involved and called SaveTheHorses. We had no room for him so the frantic posting began. It didn't take long to find him a home. People are good, especially people who love horses. 
Bob the gelding

Fearing this old horse would be dead, I went and brought him to the rescue farm for a few days. He was located right near the farm in Cumming, GA. We moved a few horses around so he could start getting the car he needed.  We called him Bob. He really didn't seem to care what we called him as long as he had food and hay in front of him. He is super sweet. 
His new loving home is south of Atlanta and he is now called Gentle Ben. Sometimes we just have to do what is right. Glad we did. It changed his life. It would have been dead by now. 

Cumming, GA

Monday, July 29, 2013

Believe! I do believe.  I believe doing good comes back to you. It is how I have lived my life as long as I can remember. It is the way I run the rescue farm. I know people who plan in great detail but not me, I use my gut feeling, or intuition. 
(Wikipedia gut feeling, or gut reaction, is a visceral emotional reaction to something
I smell the roses, I see the beauty in everything.

Sometimes I am down to my last few donation dollars, have tons of bills to pay and someone hands me a check or donates a car to sell or offers to pay on a feed or vet bill or donates hay. I believe it happens because I did something good; a good deed, a good thought, a word of encouragement.

When bad things happen, I try to understand and learn how to make things better. I was recently trying to help a lady who has many animals and is getting into a better place after living in her car and letting her dogs take over her home. She also has horses. Her animals are not starving but it was hard for her and now it is getting better. She now has a safe home, run ins for her dogs and lovely pasture for her horses. One horse was a stallion, sweet but not handled. She had an older mare who the stallion attacked so gelding was necessary. I see it always as necessary anyway.
Vets planning on how to dart the stallion.

Thursday, two experienced vets, a dart gun, a vet tech and myself finally caught the stud and the gelding procedure went quite uneventful. It was clean and fast. When he started to awaken from the sedation, one vet held the lead rope at his head, the other his tail. He was too unsteady. The vet got him to lay back down. The horse kept trying to get up even as the vet held tightly on to the lead. The horse flailed and rolled around. There were puddles filled with water, guide wires from a  security light, fencing and other dangers around but the vet held on. The horse even crashed into the horse trailer but just had a small cut from the corner of the trailer. The vet had him down on the ground and again, he jumped up, fell into a ditch. slipped again and fell again. When he got up this time, he fell and broke his leg. He had to be euthanized quickly. The owner was screaming, crying and just was inconsolable  We all felt her pain, no one wanted it to end like this.

My gut feeling when we arrived at the lady's farm was this horse was going to die. I surely wasn't going to say that to anyone and tried to get it out of my mind. As I was watching the whole gelding process, I felt surely I was wrong. It went so well. Was this God's way of preparing me for the sad outcome? It was horrible. I have relived it every night as I lay in bed trying to make some sense of it. Every intention was for a good, positive outcome. Why did this happen?

I really needed a good thing to happen. It has been 4 days now. I was still holding onto the sadness and pain. Now it is early Sunday morning and I opened an email about a horse needing a home, one of several I get daily.
Jazzy is blind and needs a loving home

Jazzy is very healthy but only a special person sees the beauty in a disabled horse.

It was a blind mare, owner going to college, parents can't care for to help. The owner loves the mare and wants safety for her. I looked on FaceBook and my dear friend, who loves blind horses was already posting and she is on Central time, earlier then it was here. I told her about the mare and she said 'YES'. It went wonderful, it was easy! It was good. Was it another of God's plans that we both were up early? Was it part of the Universe, the way it should be?  What ever the force , I believe! 

Thank you for believing in SaveTheHorses. 
You are our strength and 
your kindness is our most valuable possession.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Good Bye Lady Jane

Lady Jane has left us. We let her go with dignity. It is the hardest choice to make for any horse. There is no turning back, no changing your mind once you euthanize them. All you have left are the memories and they make your heart feel empty for a long time. 
Sandy put bows on Lady Jane before we let her go to Heaven.
It was nearly a year ago that Lady Jane arrived. Everyone gathered around the trailer to see this majestic beauty. She was a big elegant Percheron mare. Beauty's Haven Equine Rescue (http://www.bhfer.orgin Florida asked if we could take her. She wasn't doing well in the humidity of a Florida summer. She seemed to have some breathing problems. She moved slowly and flared her nostrils. All of the volunteers loved her but Sandy Lehman was totally in love with Lady Jane. She wanted to adopt her but I wanted to make sure Lady Jane was healthy and didn't have any breathing problems like COPD. If she did, Sandy most likely would still adopt her but we would know exactly what she needed to keep her healthy.
Sandy riding Lady in the ring.

As the weather cooled, she started moving better and breathing fine. Sandy started to gently ride her and they both seemed happy to be best friends.

 Sandy started to buy her feed and Lady Jane was never without special treats. Everything seemed perfect.

It was early March when she started laying down. 

We didn't notice a limp for a few days. She was a trooper. The farrier came out to see her, then the vet came out to check out her foot. An abscess is painful but treatable with some work and patience. 
Looking for abscess

More farrier care, more soaking her foot, applying special medications that were sent to cure her. We had radiographs done, dug out infections, cleaned them out to have another place on her hoof start oozing with pus. 
Sandy soaking her foot

Then it would come out above her hoof, more radiographs, more medications, more soaking, more prayers, more hope. All the while we had Lady Jane on anti-inflammatory medication so she would stay comfortable. 
Regional limb perfusion

We did not want to give up. Dr Mary Pat Hill donated her time and expertise to do homeopathic remedies and acupuncture regularly. Sher Kerr volunteered to do Reiki treatments. Everyone sending good thoughts and prayers. We even considered seeing if we could get a prosthetic hoof made for her if we could figure out how to make it work comfortably. We has so many wonderful suggestions for horse lovers everywhere.
Beautiful Lady!
Now 4 months and $3000 later, we could not win this battle against the infection. Lady Jane was put to rest in the big pasture, covered with her new blanket and lovely roses placed at her head. 
Sandy is going to pay Lady Jane's medical bills. Though she never adopted Lady Jane on paper, she surely adopted her with her heart and soul. 

 We question every decision, every treatment. We so wanted a better ending and not now but years from now. Sandy was here every day, many days for hours. I sang to Lady Jane every evening. I would do my night time barn check and sing, 'Lady, when you're with me, I'm smiling'. Now I am crying. 

We will always miss Lady Jane. The emptiness will start to fade away but right now it hurts so much. It is heavy on our minds.

Then one of our little volunteers, Sydney, sent this picture. She says this is Lady Jane running after crossing the Rainbow Bridge and we smile.  

I am sure she is right! Run on Lady Jane! 

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Friday, June 28, 2013

This Ace Almost Lost The Game of Life!

What happens to a horse to look like this? 
Did someone forget to feed him? Did he refuse to eat? 
Did he want to die? 

Ace on arrival at SaveTheHorses.org/ His back legs were covered with dried manure.

I don't have the answer. I know the story the owner told but what was the truth, I have no answer. What mattered was he get to the rescue farm, and we start him on a good refeeding program. He is a big boy but was a skeleton covered with dirty, smelly white skin and his manure was all caked down his back legs. He was so thin, the manure didn't fall away from his body like a normal horse, it fell out and stuck to his legs. When he came off the trailer, we decided to give him a bath right away. We usually wait but he legs were getting scalded from the crud stuck to him for so long.

He is getting cooled off daily now to keep his temp down and appetite up. 

Ace is slowly gaining weight. His appetite is better when he is cool. Early mornings he really eats well. By hotter afternoons, he eats and leaves some food. He seemed to have a virus too. That ran it's course but yesterday he had a  mucus running out of his nose. Today he seems normal. We have never seen him sweat. Vegetarian animals need to sweat to cool off. Ace had a condition called Anhydrosis. He is on a medication for it but beer, yes beer, may help him as well. He is one of the sweetest horses we have ever had. Making him healthy and happy is our goal for Ace. This Ace almost lost the game of life. He couldn't have survived must longer in his condition. We really do not have extra room to keep him here but another Georgia Rescue does. 

He is going to Sunkissed Acres Rescue to retire soon but we wanted to make sure he was healthy enough to travel. He fell in the trailer on the way here so he needs to be balanced and strong enough to make the trip to Summerville, GA. 

Thank you for caring.
We need your compassion and support to continue to help horses like Ace who through no fault of their own end up starving or dead because no one was there to help. 

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wild Horse, Wild Heart!

Animal Control picks up more than stray dogs and cats. Hall County AC in Gainesville, GA had a horse that they picked up that they considered dangerous. They planned on euthanzing her. She could not just go to someone who had little horse experience, for sure. I understand their dilemma. It seemed the only alternative. This mare was a Mustang. She was wild. She was captured by our government agency, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) who is supposed to be taking care of public lands. She had freedom since birth and lived in a herd as wild horses do. It is a symbol of the Wild West. 
A lone mustang who escaped the helicopters watches a Bureau of Land Management roundup in the Stone Cabin Valley in Nevada during the winter of 2012. (Dave Philipps)
How does a Mustang from the freedom of the Western United 
States end up Georgia Animal Control?
They get rounded up with helicopters and forced into small holding pens. They are not seeing humans as friends at all. 
Watch the video and see for yourself. You tax dollars at work.

I can only imagine the journey of Ellie Mae. She is a 1996 Mustang captured in Nevada, sold by the BLM and on a long road to dead ends until SaveTheHorses.org stepped in. 
Ellie Mae's brand shows her information  from BLM

When I first met Ellie Mae, she was in a stall at Chickopee Woods, a holding place for horses picked up by animal control. The officer explained why they considered euthanizing her. They had to get her off the road and wild horses are not cooperative like a domestic horse. You can't walk up to her, offer her a carrot and she come willingly. I am sure it was a 'rodeo' of sorts. I can see the danger of that capture, adrenalin rushing the horse and humans alike. Ellie Mae saw the capture again and resisted like her life depended on it.

 As we approached the stall, Ellie Mae became wide eyed and immediately stepped to the back of the stall to get away from her enemy, the human. To me it wasn't dangerous gesture, just a fear movement. That was October 2010.  We agreed to take her and keep her safe. We spent many hours patiently working with her. We were able to touch her but her heart was wild. She only wanted freedom. Why should we take that away from her? Why should we enslave this wild heart? 

If we had a sanctuary, we would keep her til death do us part, but keep her takes up room for another needy horse. For nearly 3 years, as she stayed safe with us, we tried to find a place out West to release her. Many calls and leads led nowhere. Then space in a  Sanctuary for wild animals became available. We already knew the great work they do. We visited our two adopted miniature horses they adopted for their petting zoo. It is called Tigers For Tomorrow. 

Sounds like a scary place to take a horse? Rest assured, they do not feed the horses to the tigers. It was my thought, too so we personally checked it out first! They care for every animal on the sanctuary with love. They had a pasture they were fencing and what better way to educate the public than with Wild Horses!

Ellie Mae and Ella enjoying their new home. 
The pasture at Tigers for Tomorrow was finally fenced. We recently took in another Mustang, Ella, from Trinity Equine Rescue. Ella is a little more domesticated then Ellie Mae. I put a halter on Ella and loaded her on the trailer. We coaxed Ellie Mae on the trailer by walking behind her and leaving her a way to get away from humans...that was the trailer. When she hopped on and I closed the door, a lump filled my throat and tears swelled in my eyes. I was so happy for her but so sad for me and for all the volunteers who knew and loved Ellie Mae. It is best for this wild hearted mare, she has freedom. It isn't the thousands of acres she once knew long ago but it is freedom. 

You are all welcome to visit our Mustangs and all the other wild animals at Tigers For Tomorrow located in Alabama. Meet the tigers, lions, bears and wolves who were bought as pets or had horrible lives in backyard zoos. 
Sue Steffens having a conversation with one of her beloved bears. 

Every animal in rescue has a story. Some are very brutal. Ellie Mae now has a good story. The past fear is in her heart but the past cruelty is gone forever. 

Thank you all for your compassion and continued support! 

At the top of our wish list is a 100 acre plus sanctuary so abused horses can live their lives in peace. Until then, we continue to help all the horses we can in every way we can. You are the biggest part of our wish list. You keep us going every day.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Mother's Day to everyone who is a Mother loves and cares for 2 legged and 4 legged 'children'. 

SaveTheHorses.org is celebrating you on Mothers Day.
Come to the Rescue Farm and groom a horse, love on a horse and enjoy YOUR day.

Sandy Grooming Lady Jane

The Farm is Opened for you from 1-4 PM.
1768 Newt Green Road
Cumming, GA 30028
770 886 5419

Relax, get away from the crowd and spend some time in the country, Enjoy and learn about SaveTheHorses mission.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Bugsy Was Having a Foal! Not What We Bargained For!

 When you take in a horse from Animal Control, you most likely are not going to get much history. Bugsy was a chestnut mare that needed some weight...that's what we thought. Tracy offered to foster because she had some good grass pastures. That was easy. The plan was Bugsy would gain weight and find a new home and live happily ever after. Tracy was suspicious from the beginning that Bugsy was pregnant but after the vet checked her and said no, she was confident she wasn't. Life went on for Bugsy.

Bugsy was uncomfortable during the last of her pregnancy.
Tracy watched Bugsy gain weight at a rapid speed. After another vet check a few months later, it was confirmed Tracy was right, Bugsy was in foal. Once you know a horse is in foal, you look at her everyday, wondering if today may be the day. Bugsy seemed to be uncomfortable every day. Tracy gave her hugs and kisses but it couldn't take away the uneasy feeling something was wrong. The more miserable Bugsy was, the more Tracy was concerned. It became daily posts about Bugsy until the day came Bugsy was really in labor. Tracy, her daughter, Maddie and Jackie, who are all horse savvy were there to help. It wasn't going well. Bugsy was having a hard time, she was in obvious distress. Humans hands were there to tenderly help the foal be delivered. Another panic moment when the umbilical cord broke and the newborn foal was hemorrhaging. Humans hands again there to help. Many horses are left alone to have their babies but Tracy had the instinct to keep a close watch on this one, thankfully so. 

Baby Buggs was struggling to survive.
Bugsy was also bleeding. It was hard to tell if it was just from the birth or was she hemorrhaging as well. She surely was not a normal mare because she was not acknowledging her newborn as her instincts would call her to do. As she stood a few feet from her foal, her eyes were glazed. Her body trembling and her heart rate and respiration rising along with her temperature. The vet was on her way but it would be a while before she arrived. She told us what medication to give her to help make Bugsy comfortable but it didn't ease any pain for sweet Bugsy. Our hearts were aching for her. To stand their helplessly and watch was painful. All we could do it try and be gentle, stroke her and reassure her it would be better soon. 

Bugsy gently whinnied and looked toward her baby for one tender moment.
Bugsy  quietly looked down at her new baby and gave her a quiet tender whinny but she didn't have the strength to do more than that. Not knowing if Bugsy would survive, Tracy started milking Bugsy to get the needed colostrum Baby Buggs would need to survive. A baby bottle was given to the baby and momma was milked again. 
Bugsy was suffering. The closest large animal hospital was 3 hours away and there is no way Bugsy would survive the trip. One the vet arrived, she knew the only way to relieve her suffering was to let her go peacefully. Now Baby Buggs was an orphan and her survival was up to us. Colostrum is so important the first 12 hours after birth, we had to put out a call for colostrum, fresh or frozen, because we felt that we didn't get enough into the foal even though Bugsy gave us 30 ounces, it was not enough. 
Horse lovers sent out the word and we were able to find 80 ounces of frozen colostrum near by. Tracy set up a mattress in the stall and Maddie cuddled up with Baby Buggs to keep her warm and give her a bottle every hour. To raise an orphan, you need to be dedicated. Sleepless nights!
Baby Buggs sleeping in bed with Maddie.

The next morning Baby Buggs' bloodwork was good, one less worry but we had to organize to get 24 hour humans to take the place of the mare. Baby Buggs was transported to the SaveTheHorses farm. Everyone volunteered to spend time with this little cutie. 
A nice warn blanket kept her warm during the cold nights.

She enjoys all the attention and her bottle.
She was happy to get all the attention she was being showered with. Everyone couldn't get enough of her cuteness. She is thriving on human love and good caregiving.
Lots of kisses for humans like Jeff who spent the night with Baby Buggs

Our biggest problem was she thinks she is a human. She had no interest in horses. Why should she, they did nothing for her. It was those humans who gave her milk, gave her attention and loved on her. We hoped teaching her to lead may help her be a little horse. 

Natalie taught her to walk like a horse.

 Baby Buggs is a quick learner. It took Natalie only a short time to teach her how to lead with a halter on. She became a pro at it quickly. Now we can lead her but we still needed to convince her she was a horse. We put horses around her, walked them by her. There were horses in every direction but still she was a 'people' in her eyes. 

She is doing great and thriving. Watch for an update soon. 

Thank you all for your caring and your compassion. It is our supporters and volunteers who make this happen every day at SaveTheHorses.org rescue farm. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Lady Jane

She seemed like nothing was wrong but why was she lying down more often. A big Percheron mare that weighs about 1600 pounds can move gates and fences out of her way if she chose to but she is a gentle giant for sure. 
Lady Jane limping around outside.

She started to limp a few days after her hooves was trimmed. Maybe she was a little tender footed. It worsened and the farrier checked and thought it was an abscess. We soaked her lame foot in Epsom salts and water and it seemed to help but just a little. It was better for a week but then we could see she was in obvious pain. That is the last thing we want, pain for any horse. We had the vet check it. He dug out the frog of her foot hoping for relief of the infection from the abscess. It helped a little and more soaking seemed to as well. It helped for another week then the pain came back. We could see drainage but not enough. The infection was still there.

Saying prayer to heal her

Lady Jane was laying down more than she was up. Sweet John Micheal kneeled down and prayed for her. She would get better then seem to get worse again. The pus would ooze from her hoof and it would give her relief but it came out of different parts of her foot. We wondered if something was in her foot. She is so heavy a piece of metal or wood could be in there and not come out causing the constant reinfection. The radio-graphs did not give us an answer. The vets suspected something called 'Quittor'. It was rare but a possibility. Radio-graphs sent to UGA expert thought it was not 'Quittor' but it was worth a try to eliminate that problem.

Another week and still not substantial change so Dr Walker came out to dig out her foot again. After 10 minutes of hard work, he uncovered a hole where hit looked as though a nail or something similar punctured her foot. I think we finally are on the way to a back to normal Lady Jane. She is quite sore today and will be for a few days but we are continuing soaking and giving her antibiotics orally and in the hold in her hoof and keeping it wrapped and clean.

This is one of the kindest, sweetest horses ever to come to us.
Sandy and Sydney grooming Lady Jane

 She deserves to be cared for and all the vet and farrier bills are surely worth the price of saving her and making her comfortable. 
We are Rescue! 
Thank you for your continues support and compassion for animals. You are the Angels of SaveTheHorses.org

Monday, March 11, 2013

Faith In A Horse's Life

Faith getting some love from volunteer, Jeff
The Equine Veterinarian left at 2 am. The little filly was still down but she seemed a little bit stronger. She had been down since 6 PM the night before and road in the horse trailer lying down for the one and a half hour trip. 

Faith's body score is in the minus range. 

One year old and nearly starved to death
When the trailer pulled up at the SaveTheHorses rescue farm, we literally carried her to a make shift stall. The rescue farm is full, actually over full but this was a life and death situation so we found a way to squeeze her in. It was cold and rainy, animal control confiscated the horses and only had a field to keep them in, no shelter and no veterinarian available to euthanize this little filly. She barely had a 10% chance of survival. Lori Yonts, who runs Sunkissed Acres Rescue in Summerville GA got the call from animal control. Lori is 3 hours away so she called SaveTheHorses. She was willing to make the 6 hour round trip but we were closer and it was very very critical. Three volunteers from SaveTheHorses, Judy, Sam and Natalie, made the trip to Chatsworth and with the help of animal control officers, carried the nearly lifeless body onto the trailer. They also loaded up a buckskin mare who rode the standing up all the way. The buckskin mare had been down earlier in the day, she was critical as well. Judy took the buckskin mare to her farm, just around the corner from the rescue. She had to make room as well but the buckskin seemed more physically stable.

Cynthia Heaton, along with Josh, came out to help, as well. Cynthia runs Trinity Horse Rescue in Acworth. About the same time, vet arrived about midnight. She gave the little filly 2 bags of fluids. The filly's eyes were swollen and shut with dirt and debris. We washed them with saline several times and applied an antibiotic ointment. Though she didn't have the strength to pick up her head, she was happy to open her eyes a little. She would look at Cynthia every time she spoke. She would kick her legs violently like she wanted to get up. It was good to see the fight in her. It is the kind of hope we hold on to when in such a grave situation. We turned her over to the other side so she could be comfortable. In the morning, we gather several people and we were able to get her to her feet. We slowly walked her to help her get some circulation and strength. She went down two more time that day.  She went down on day 10. Our hearts sank, we wondered if she was loosing her battle. She got up on her own a short time later. Everyone cheered! It does our hearts good to know we are helping her survive another day. 

It has been two weeks now. Her very swollen legs are almost normal. He eyes are clear but all the fur around her eyes is sluffing off as well as skin and fur on other parts of her body. She has a long way to go but she is making progress. Blood work is nearly normal. 
Thank you to everyone who donated to help with her care, her vet bills, her hay and feet. We still have a long road ahead but it looks like we are on the road to recovery.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Meet The Knee High Gang Again

Meet the Knee High Gang!

Saucy just sitting around!

We did it last month and had so much fun,
 we are doing it again. 

Open House at SaveTheHorses Rescue Farm  
Sunday March 10th from 1-4 PM

Come out, bring the kids and the adults. We had kids of all ages last month and everyone just had to smile. 
Our Knee High Gang are miniature horses but they are very special because besides being Miniature horses they are dwarfs. They are Special Needs horses. They have different deformities which makes them more fragile them other horses but they think they are just like every horse and enjoy life. Most weigh about 100 pounds. 
You have to see them to believe it!

SaveTheHorses Rescue Farm
1768 Newt Green Road
Cumming GA 30028
770 886 5419


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Used Up, Thrown Away Percheron Mare

Poor Destiny. From PMU mare to Free Craigslist ad. 
She was used to make a menopause drug called 'PreMarin' for years. Then somehow, after being used up, was discarded. Please consider becoming one of her sponsors so we can continue to keep her healthy. She is on medication for a lung infection right now. 

Destiny loves carrots!
Did you know PRE is for Pregnant, MAR is for mare, IN if for Urine. Pregnant Mare Urine is Premarin. It is now called Hormone Replacement Therapy or HRT.
Destiny is a 30 something year old  Percheron mare

Destiny needs you now. 

Food coming out of her nostril
This Percheron mare was offered FREE on Craigslist. She was saved by a family who didn't want to see her go to slaughter. Because of her age and condition, they felt Destiny needed more experienced caretakers than themselves. The called SaveTheHorses and we gladly said YES. 

She has been a challenge gaining weight and keeping her healthy. Destiny is most likely over 30 years old. She needs a dentist visit soon to see if she needs her teeth balanced because she continues to choke on her food. Sometimes she can clear it herself, other times she needs a veterinarian to tube the blockage. She is an a Senior feed with breaks up easily and has extra fat which she needs. Last week Destiny seemed a bit depressed. We want her happy and that means keeping her healthy. The vet was out to see her Friday, March 1st. An ultra sound discovered she has a lung infection. She is being treated for that. On Saturday, March 2nd, she choked and  needed the vet to tube her throat to clear the blockage. When a horse chokes, their food comes back out of their nostrils because the throat is blocked. They give up eating and serious consequences can occur. 

Destiny is due for her feet to be trimmed soon as well. Keeping her healthy is our goal. 

Is spending money on an older horse a waste of money? We think she is worth the price. She has been used up by people who discarded her. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all horses. 

With your pledge of as little as $5.00 a month, you can be one of Destiny's sponsors and assure her destiny in life stays healthy.
Free Horses are not Free, not if you care about their quality of life. 

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Friday, February 22, 2013

A child hugs a stuffed animal to comfort her. A real animal gives more comfort, especially when it's a horse!

Learn How You Can Help March 2nd at 11 am Cumming, GA 

Horses are naturally social and want to interact with whom ever they are with, horse or human or both. Children enjoy interacting as well and interacting with horses brings such empowerment to children, it changes their lives. 

This is why we started our Barn Buddy program for children in foster care and adopted children, too. Imagine what goes on in the mind of a child, living and trying to fit into a permanent or temporary family situation. Some children have abandonment issues, trust issues, fear, and blame themselves for their situation. Horses help children deal and overcome these fears and problems.

Our Barn Buddy program needs adults who would love to be a buddy for one of these children. Come and learn how you can help make this program successful. 

You can be a hands on help, a virtual helper through the Internet or fund raise. We need you.

The generous support of our community, our volunteers and supporters make this Barn Buddy Program successful.

March 2, 2013 at 11 am, rain or shine

Come on out to SaveTheHorses Rescue Farm
1768 Newt Green Road
Cumming, GA 30028

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