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BETT'S NEW HORSE

Well, folks. I don't have any Donks, but I just acquired another draft horse! There was a purebred Belgian mare who had found her way to the feedlot. She is 14 years old and doesn't seem to have anything physically wrong with her, except being underweight. Gail Garrett, of TIER rescue knew I was looking for a very large horse to use as a pony horse for my draft babies, and notified me about the mare. We don't know if she is broke to ride, so everybody keep your fingers crossed that I don't get pile-driven straight into the ground by this 17 hand mare. You can see picture of her at the TIER web-site. She is coming home on Thursday. Don't know about there, but here, where horse keeping is so expensive, a lot of very good horses end up at the feedlots. Some people will rather let them go for a quick buck to the meat men than to go through the hassle of trying to sell them. Selling a horse, as most of us know, takes a LOT of time and money. Thank God for those wonderful folks who cruise the feedlots weekly trying to save the savable ones. They all wish that they could save them all and at least let them go down with dignity. Well, enough on that subject.

A FEW WEEKS LATER

Thanks for asking. My newest mare, Big Molly, the Belgian, is doing great! Se has gained weight,is shedding her long coat, and is bright eyed and frisky. She on a 10 acre pasture a few miles north of here with five other horses, and I have actually seen her gallop around and play with them. Her hind end lameness has even improved. The change of the look in her eye is the most astounding difference to me. Her eyes looked dead when I got her. Almost as if she knew she was at the feed lot awaiting her end. She now has a sparkle about her. Of course, I am sure the worming, and extra feed has a lot to do with it too. Havn't ridden her yet. Still don't have a bridle to fit her. Guess I'll have to order one from Meader's. I only get to drive up where she is about twice a week. Would like to have her closer, but would have to stall her, and I don't think that would be good for her considering her size and condition. Took some photos, but havn't gotten them processed yet.

Cactus Pete

Cactus pete the rescue donkey from the ALERRT rescue group finally arrived today. We had many problems getting him here from the foster home, mainly every time we planned to go get him or have someone deliver him, it would snow. The weather finally cooperated and the day was nice and warm. Pete was not to sure about loading in that two horse trailer, but finally, the smell of grain did it and in he went. He had a very un-eventful trip and arrived home safe and sound. Right now he is in his own pen to keep the larger horses and mule from harassing him to much. His main job will be as a guard donkey for the sheep I am planning on getting later this spring, so I do not want him getting to buddy buddy with the others yet. I did lay across his back to see how he would do as a riding donkey and it looks like I can start him soon. He is about 12 years old and had previously been abused so he is somewhat scared of people but doing ok with handling. Check back for pictures.

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