Loving Care For all Equine In Need!
Equine WellBeing Rescue, Inc. Horse and Donkey rescue
April 9, 2011
Today we went out to Borrego Springs to pick up 4 gaited horses in need of homes and when we got there we found six more horses that were skinny, have untrimmed hooves and overall in poor condition. The owners have been doing their best to find homes for them and not been very successful. Each week that no one will take a horse, their condition further declines.
The owners are doing the best they can but in the last year have watched their business experience significant losses and that is topped off by Debby waiting for a knee replacement that makes it so difficult for her to walk. They are no longer able to afford a regular trainer or groomer and are having to buy hay as they go.
The last hay came from Laurie Mc Nally, whose company provides hay for many feed stores in So. Cal., who offered to trade hay for the last chocolate colored registered gaited horse. http://www.hayinabag.com/index.html I am not sure how long that bermuda will last.
I told Debby that I would post pictures of the horses that still need homes on the web-site and see if there is anyone who can help out here. Most of these horses are registered quarter horses and some are broke to ride.
Both her and her husband are very nice people and are struggling to do the best they can for these horses. I will be getting a few more details on the horses, like name, age, breed, etc. and post that as I get it. In the meantime there is only one of each color so she will know which one you are talking about by the color. I know tears were shed as the last of the gaited horses left today.
Quarter Horse mare - broke to ride. Re-homed with Cara 4-10-11
Bear - 11 year old Appaloosa gelding - used on trail, sure footed, but hasn't been ridden for a while.
This is Buster 6 yr old Quarter Horse - Halter broke
Peppy and Buster were never picked up by the person who called and offered to take them so they still need a home and now Debby needs to let Bear go too. The pictures of Peppy and Buster were taken on 4-9-11 and still had their winter coats which are not gone, Bears picture is more recent. I spent a little time with Peppy and Buster and bother were very personable, people horses. I didn't spend anytime with Bear so I only know what Debby has told me.
This is Peppy a 4 year old Quarter Horse - halter broke.
Not Pictured: yearling filly homed with Cara & Fabian 4-10-11
3 & 4 yr KMSH fillies homed with Georgia 4-9-11
2 yr KMSH untrained stud colt (Tristan) and 7 yr KMSH (Gypsy Lawman) very green gelding
(we personally paid $500 for him) rescued by us 4-9-11.
Badger older quarter horse mare and her 5 year old daughter.
Mare - KMSH HOMED at my house 4-10-11
Gelding Quarter Horse re-homed 4-10-11