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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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Millie The Once Loved Pony

Look into her eyes. You can see the pain. She had Cushings Disease which causes abscesses in her feet. She was on medication and we increased her bute (horse pain killer) but she was failing. 

Millie looking so worn out.

Millie was nearly 30 years old. She was the only mare that came into the rescue that was spayed. She was once a treasured Children's Hunter Pony, a high dollar mount for a lucky child. She was a winner. She eventually became too old to compete in 'A' show circuit so she worked as a school pony until she was too lame to trot and canter. The farrier arrived at the lesson barn, the hole was dug and Millie was scheduled to be euthanized. That was about 5 years ago. The farrier called and as SaveTheHorses to take Millie into our care and save her life. She had more years to enjoy as a pet and companion. We did give her a good home and kept her comfortable until a few months ago. Medications were no longer easing her pain. She was down more than up and moved at snails pace if at all. Dr Christine gently let her go tonight. Her companion of the last 5 years, Kidd, was very upset. Millie is in greener pastures but Kidd needs your thoughts and prayer so he can go on understand someday they will be together again. He has another mare with him. I hope she comforts him. Rest In Peace Millie.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Smiles Were Everywhere!

Sunday was a great day at SaveTheHorses rescue farm in Cumming, GA. We brought out 9 of our 10 dwarf miniature horses.
Saucy sitting pretty! She is 19 inches tall

 A cold wind was blowing but it didn't stop everyone from coming and having a great time. The Knee High gang of Dwarfs put smiles on everyone's faces. Girl scouts to Grandmother's along with Moms and Dads meet the gang.

As the little horses ran around entertaining everyone, some of the visitors asked great questions. Something non horse people make me stop and think. I was asked about Miniature horses. It is a breed of horse. They cannot be taller then 38 inches at the withers, which is the last hairs of the mane at their necks. This is an 'A' and 'B' division according to sizes. The dwarfs are between 18 to 24 inches at he withers. Most weight about 100-150 pounds. They have special needs because being dwarfs, they have deformities. Some more severe than others. They see a farrier who trims their feet monthly. 
As they get older, joint supplements will be needed more and more. We want to do everything we can to make them comfortable. 

Who do you want to love on first?

Some of the children pledged to sponsor the dwarfs for $5.00 a month. That is not a budget breaker but it sure will add up in caring for them all daily. I think we need to get a sponsorship campaign going.  

Not the best quality of film but you can see they are having fun.

What to sponsor a dwarf or a horse?  One time or monthly?
Great gift for a any holiday. As little as $5.00 is a BIG help.

Horse Rescue~People Rescue