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