Saturday, August 19, 2017
01 October 2015

The Beginning

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My husband and I began rescuing horses in April 2015.  I had no idea when I brought Otis and Smokey home that they had lit a fire and passion in me. 

A few weeks later Sunny and her newborn foal, Canyon, were rescued.  She was terribly thin and weak from malnutrition and had a huge abscess on her spine.  The next day a fellow rescuer posted a picture of a sorrel mare and her filly. 

 

My daughter named them Brandy and Star even though the little filly had a blaze.  While Sunny and Canyon were calm and sweet, Brandy and Star were wound tight and came out of the trailer with all the bad girl attitude they could muster seemingly saying, "Who do I have to whip to prove, I'll never be thrown away again?"  Next came Nora and Noah, a brother and sister, who were reticent at first, but have proven to be very talented and a little ornery.  Then a text from another rescuer brought us Whisper and her colt, Shout. He is a very lovey boy who will make a great horse when he grows up.  Whisper keeps showing us that she knows more than she lets on.

They all arrived frightened and bewildered.  Needing love, attention and respect, wondering if this is just another stop, not knowing that they had found safety and security.  They are settling in each with their own challenges.  Each with secrets and wounds that are not reflected in their now shiny coats, but every now and then are expressed in a flinch or wild-eyed stare.  The challenge of this work is rewarding.  I had no idea when I began praying that God would bless the work of my hands that I literally would be earning blisters and callouses. The horse and human healings are beyond wondrous.  We hope that each of our horses teach each of us and each of you how to mount up on wings like eagles.

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The ranch is always in need of items to help it run more smoothly. 

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Foals are born with legs 90% of their full adult length.

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