Five days since the last post and donation. A few updates. Working on sectioning off and fence in additional pasture to get the best out of it via rotation. Cricket should be going to her forever home on April 5th. She has captured the hearts of a family in the Dayton area. Horse 28 has come through the doors, though he is a sponsored "lifer" per request of some of our followers, because of his past. Bailey should be finishing up her refeeding program and available for adoption within the next 30-45 days. I am currently screening interested parties for her future adoption. This week, some changes were made to the run within the barn, where the horses get out of the weather. The farrier came out, and the 5 horses within my full care are now current on their pedicures. The dentist came out and did everyone's teeth, but Luke as he was not here. Round bale order should be here by the middle of next week. If you could, please donate a few dollars or cross post and share to reach audiences that I cannot. I appreciate the continued care and support, as do the horses and ponies of the past, present, and hopefully future!
Thank you, Laura, for the donation. Trying for another $35, today. The farrier was out, which ran $150. Receipt to come. Please, if you cannot donate, cross posting and sharing mean just as much. Thank you!
Thank you, Tari! $410 left to go. This week is round bale week as well as farrier, so anything and everything is more than appreciated. If you could, please cross post and share if you are unable to donate. This week a new page will be set up for the rescue itself. While it won't be posted as much, it will strictly be for funds associated with the horses, farrier, feed, and only a percentage of the bills that involve the barn or fuel, etc.
Thank you Kimberly and Christy. $485 to go to reach the last of rent. This is the last month I will ask for assistance on this page before I shut it down. Cricket is still looking for a home and Bailey is still being rehabbed for her weight and then she will be evaluated as far as her riding. I apologize for the lack of updates. I lost my job due to the injury and was replaced by two people, so I have been selling things and scrambling to make ends meet, because donations are down. I know it has been a hard winter and times are tough, but if you could cross post and share, it means just as much as any donation. Thank you.
There are over 1,000 people who may see this message daily. If every person just donated $1, it would help keep the farm and rescue running for the month. At this time, the farm's truck and only vehicle is in the shopdue to an acciden. Everyone was okay, including the horses on the trailer that ran over the front end of my truck. At this time, I am unable to haul and I am not sure when things will be fixed. If you can't donate, please cross post and share. It means just as much. Thank you!
The goal still stands at $45. Today's horse story is about Saint. It was close to Christmas and a call came in about a mini that was going to be "shot if not taken tonight." Being as we had no truck and trailer that night, we ended up coming to the rescue in a PT Cruiser. He was full of worms, needed weight, and to our surprise... A 2 year old, un dropped stud colt! He was adopted by a woman in New York and continues to flourish in his new home!
Today's goal is $45. The rescue story of the day is Dottie. Dottie was illegally ran through an auction in Carrollton by an ex camp worker. She is completely blind and has Cushing's disease. After being dumped, she was brought here and put on the proper medications to manage her ERU flare ups and Cushing's disease. She has been here for over 2 years and brought joy to special needs children and adults. She has also taught a few children how to ride and care for horses and ponies properly. After serving her life at the camp, and being thrown away, she has become a sanctuary horse due to her many needs and the stress some blind horses have when they are rehomed. She has learned the pasture and calls to the other horses when she gets "lost." If you cannot donate, please cross post and share. It means just as much to Dottie and the other horses who find a safe haven and a soft place to land. Thank you, so much!
I am going to try something new. In 2.5 years, 27 horses have found sanctuary, new homes, and safe haven. Every post made will be to showcase those horses. The first horse that was rescued was Tonka. Tonka was a 2-3 year old stud colt that was abandoned at a boarding facility. He was auctioned off. Because he was untouched and unhandled and gelded right before the sale, he was a likely candidate for a kill buyer. The RKR had the winning bid and a friend trailered him for no charge. Luckily, our patient farrier was able to give him his first trim. After a year on pasture with some handling, he was sent to a trainer to work with his stud like behavior. 3 home offers fell through. Luckily, he bonded with my ex-wife and found a home with her. He is truly a one person horse and will live out his days in her care. If this story moves you, please consider making a small donation, cross posting, or sharing. Another story to come. Thank you!
Only in Ohio does it go from 60 degrees back to freezing rain in just the matter of a few hours. The horses are tucked inside for the day. Bailey cannot e out in this weather, due to her body condition. While it is better, the cold and wet day is not the best for keeping weight on and the rain makes it impossible to blanket for turn out. If you could, please cross post and share and possibly make a small donation. Thank you, so much!
I just say down and did a count and it has come to my attention that 24 horses have come through the rescue in less than 3 years. A few found sanctuary due to their blindness, and all but 2 have found forever homes. While Bailey is still rehabbing, and Cricket is waiting for her forever home... To me? It is incredible. Every dollar donated helps keep the farm and keep the horses cared for. And every cross post and share helps reach audiences that I could never dream of. If you could, please toss a few dollars as an icebreaker. Thank you!
Eight days since the last donation. It's been busy here with the nice weather and I have not been able to log on. The hay order was taken and the receipt will be posted. Sadly, no interest in little Cricket, once again. She would love a forever home! Bailey is still rehabbing so that she can be available for adoption sometime this spring. Dottie is still enjoying her life as a sanctuary horse in a pasture she has memorized. Most don't realize she is blind until they see her up close. There is no goal. If you could, please cross post and share and spread the word. Thank you!!!
4 days since the last donation. Saturday or Sunday, the hay delivery will be paid for and picked up. Still little to no interest in Cricket and Bailey is still putting on weight. Farrier is coming this month, as well. The goal of the day remains at $30. If you can't donate, please cross post and share. Thank you, so much!
Belated update for the day. Sadly, someone siphoned approximately $80 in fuel from my truck last night. To be frank, I hope they needed it more than I did. And that says a lot, considering that I am still on unpaid leave. Despite the loss, today's goal is only $30. If you could, please cross post and share if you are unable to donate. Thank you, so much.
Today's goal will be set at $30. A round bale order is pending delivery. Cricket is still looking for her forever home and Bailey is still recovering. If you can't donate, please cross post and share. Thank you!
Thank you, Jessica and Brenda, for the belated icebreaker for the day! Looking for a second tier goal of just $5 to keep things rolling this evening. If you cannot donate, please cross post and share. It means every bit as much to me. Thank you!
A silly goal is being set for the day. Next week, we have a hay order. I know it's a long shot"¦ so we'll do it in chunks. We have 4 round bales coming, let's start with a $30 goal for the day. Each round bale is approximately $40 after fuel to pick up and drop off. If anyone is brave enough to toss out an icebreaker in this belated post of the day, it'd be much appreciated. If you can't donate, please cross post and share. You can reach audiences that I couldn't dream of. Rent will be paid on Tuesday, which zaps pretty much what is left in the account. Thank you, everyone, for your continued care and support. Thank you! (And as always, receipts will be posted.)
Lowering the third tier goal to just $5 for the rest of the evening. Please continue to cross post and share. Taking care of the evening feeding, and bedding down the indoor critters for the night. Thank you, everyone!
Thank you, Shonta! Second goal reached and surpassed. I am setting a third goal of $30. The day is still young, and things are spiraling in a good way! Please keep spreading the word and keep this snowball going! If you can't donate, please cross post and share. Thank you!!!
Thank you, Christine, for the donation. Only $5 until the second goal is reached! What an amazing start to an amazing day! If you could continue to post out and share, that would be amazing. March is coming and that is farrier month! Cricket is still looking for her forever home. Dolly is leaving for her new home this weekend, and Bailey is still being rehabbed to gain weight. Little blind Dottie still makes her home here, and has to have Dailey medicine for her Cushing's disease and special meds for her ERU flare ups. A round bale order will be placed next week, which will run $140 + fuel and it's almost time to pay the farm rent. Please cross post and share and thank you for the donations!
Thank you, Kristina and Kim! What a wonderful icebreaker for the day! The new goal of the day is $30. Feeding time, so this message will be a little shorter than usual. And please remember, if you can't donate, cross posting and sharing means just as much. Thank you!
Three days since the last donation. Unfortunately, the job interview yesterday (if I were to get the position) would have left me just breaking even. It was over an hour drive. I'm currently looking for other positions, local. I am NOT clear to work yet, but things are dwindling here and I have to do what I can to help myself save the farm. It's early and the goal for the day is just $15. If you can't donate, please know that you can help in so many other way. Cross posting and sharing mean just as much to me and the animals here, so if you could"¦ please spread the word. You can reach audiences that I can't. Thank you, so much for your time and your continued support.
A little late in the day, but I had to make a feed run and do some other errands for the farm. The goal for the day is $15. I have another job interview approximately 1 hour away from the house at 10AM, tomorrow in Zanesville, despite not being cleared. I may be raffling off one of my beautiful, antique saddles in the near future in hopes of getting ends to meet.
Thank you, Shawnee, for the donation! That's two chunks down and $15 to go before the goal is met. It will be the first time the goal has been met in 3 days if we meet it! If you can't donate, please cross post and share! It means the world to the animals and I. Thank you!
Thank you, Nancy, for the icebreaker. It's late, but the goal can still be reached. Another $25, and the goal for the evening will be met. Please, if you can't donate a few dollars, cross posting and sharing means just as much. You can reach audiences that I couldn't dream of. Thank you!
Posting for the evening crowd. Had some visitors today who fed the horses carrots and loved all over them and even helped groom a few out. The goal for the day is $40. It's been 3 days since the last donation. While I am still not cleared to work, I am actively looking for a job because at this point and time, the farm is highly at risk at being lost. If you can't donate a few dollars, please consider cross posting and sharing. Thank you, everyone!
The second family coming to visit Cricket got called into work, so instead we are having some helpers and Dolly's adopters are coming to visit her. Pictures to come. Everyone's munching on hay and enjoying this beautiful weather before the snow rolls back in again. There were 8 visitors yesterday. If each visitor donated a mere $5, the goal for today could be reached. If you can't donate, please, you can help in other ways. Cross posting and sharing mean just as much to me. Thank you!
Three days since the last donation. Putting in more applications, despite not being cleared to work. A family came to see Cricket, yesterday and another may be coming to see her today. Dolly will be leaving in approximately a week. Bailey is still on her long road to recovery. And little blind Dottie is doing what she does"¦ bumbling around the pasture and visiting the neighbors over the fence. The goal of the day is $40. If you can't donate a few dollars as an icebreaker, please consider cross posting and sharing. It means just as much. Thank you!
Two days since the last donation. I'm sick, so spending a weekend between the barn and the couch. Dolly will be leaving in about a week and a half. NightMare has been re-named Whitney and is doing amazing in her new digs. Cricket may have a family or two coming to look at her within the near future, despite all of the rain! Bailey is still putting on weight, but has a long road to recover. If you could, please cross post and share if you are unable to donate. The goal of the day is $40. Thank you, so much!
Really trying to drum things up this evening. Yesterday, we had 24 visitors. If each visitor donated just $5, we could surpass $100. Despite not being cleared to work, I am currently searching for a job. It's come to a point where the farm may be lost by March if I can't get something to happen. While I am currently on the search (I had an interview 40 minutes away from the house today), let's see if we can get the ball rolling. If you can't donate, please don't worry. Cross posting and sharing means just as much. Thank you, so much, everyone!
Thank you, Kim, for the donation. Tomorrow, we're rolling out the last 2 round bales, so a hay order will be made. The new hay order of 4 will be $160 and I will post the receipt again. If you can't donate, please cross post and share. You can reach audiences that I may not be able to, and it means just as much to me. The goal for the day is $40. Can it be reached? Can it be surpassed?
Hourly updates, for the most part of today. We're on tier 2 of today's goal. $25. That buys part of a 1,200 pound round bale from our new supplier, helps with the $700 rent to keep the farm, keep the electric on to keep the troughs de-iced with all the terrible weather Ohio has been having, and so on. Please, if you can't donate, cross post and share. It means the world. Thank you!
I missed something, this morning! Thank you, Brent and Abbey. For some reason, the notification never went through. So, I apologize for the belated icebreaker for the day. Goal met, and now a second goal of $25 is being set. Thank you, so much. And please remember, if you can't donate, cross posting and sharing means just as much to me. THANK YOU!
Three days since the last donation. NightMare has gone to her new home and is fitting in nicely. Dolly won't be leaving for two weeks from today, because she has to have a Strangles vaccine to be accepted into her new boarding location. Cricket has been moved from her foster location, to the farm itself, and Bailey is still working on gaining weight. If you could, please cross post and share if you are unable to donate. Due to my own fault (I've been very busy trying to get around in the snow), I haven't been very diligent at posting this link. The goal for the day is $25. If we can, let's meet it"¦ surpass it! THANK YOU, everyone!
Dinner time! If you could, we have the second tier of the day. Can we get another $25 before the night is up? Every dollar donated truly helps. Every $5 can buy a square bale of hay or 1/4 bag of feed. Every $20 donated can buy a bag of quality feed. Every $30 donated helps with a hoof trim. Every $40 donated helps with a 1,200 pound round bale to assist in free choice hay. Other things donations help with? The $700 rent to keep the farm safe. The electric bill, which keeps the barn lit to aid the horses with vision issues and blindness"¦ to help them find their way "home." It also helps keep the troughs de-iced. Thank you, everyone, for helping and your continued care and compassion.
Thank you, Rev. Lynn, for the icebreaker for the day. Goal is met"¦ now let's go for part two. Things have been slow as of late, so let's get the ball rolling. The equine dentist is coming out as soon as the weather breaks (hopefully next week, with predicted temperatures), and it'll be time to purchase round bales in a few weeks. So, if you could"¦ please spread the word. We still have an adorable miniature mare for adoption. Cricket's pasture mate has since found a home with the Walters family, but sadly, she doesn't have a home of her own, yet. If you can't donate, cross post and share! Thank you, so much!
Still pushing for an icebreaker for the day. Yesterday wielded 24 visitors. If each one of them tossed out a single dollar and some change, the goal for the day could be reached. That's a gas station coffee, or a snack. Please, if you're not in the position to donate"¦ don't fret or feel bad. Cross posting and sharing mean just as much to me. Thank you, so much!
Today's goal is $25. It's slowed way down, and there's still nearly 2 months left before I am cleared to work. I am having trouble with my ligaments stretching properly, which explains the bruising in my foot. Thankfully, I have help around the farm so things can get done. There's also the potential for my arch collapsing, though it's a touch and go issue at this point and not something immediate. Receipts for the bills will be posted this evening. If you could, please cross post and share if you are unable to donate. We're about 2/3 of the way through my injury with only 58% of the goal met. I'm considering auctioning off some of the items I have around the house in hopes of raising funds quickly, because at this point, the farm could be lost. Even with a goal set, every dollar helps. Is there anyone able to make an icebreaker this morning in hopes of getting the ball rolling? THANK YOU, from the animals and I. Pictures to come.
It is official. Dolly is adopted, adoption papers are signed, they are boarding where I use to keep my horses before securing the farm"¦ and she'll be leaving in approximately 2 weeks. This leaves little Cricket, who has been moved from her foster home, back to the farm. If you could, please cross post and share this in order to help raise funds to keep the farm going. There's about 2 months left before I'm cleared for work, and it'd be a shame to lose the farm at this point. The goal for the day is only $25. I apologize for not being on sooner, but I was doing paperwork and adoptions for a majority of the day, and trying to get affairs in order. Thank you, everyone!
Thank you, Melissa Walters"¦ and everyone in her crew... Kellie Schuster, Traci McGuire, Nancy Bachman-Potter, Becky Williams, Claire Zwiggy, Theresa Ferrante, Carol Stephens, Debbie Doran-Flory, Gilda Lopez, Ashley Cole, Kim and Amanda Gray. The account was rocked, but let's see if we can take it a step further this evening. Only $25 to reach the original goal of the day. Thank you, so much, everyone for helping the best that you can. :)
See this adorable little girl on the right? Her pasture mate Shelby (now Roxie) to the left has since been adopted"¦ but Cricket is still waiting for her forever home. Please, if you can donate a few dollars to help with her upkeep and to help meet the day's goal of $25, it would be more than appreciated. Thank you, so much!
If you can't donate, please cross post and share. It's still early enough in the day and the goal can be reached. Thank you!
Still looking for the icebreaker for the day. The goal is only $25. If 5 people gave up Starbucks or a pack of smokes for the day, the goal could be met. Please, if you can't donate, cross post and share. Every little bit helps. Thank you, so much.
Thank you, Tari, for the donation. And thank you, Violet, for the donation. Good morning, everyone. The goal for the day is $25. Still waiting on a call back from my surgeon to figure out what the random bruising in my foot is. The limp won't go away, which is fine. It's the bruising that's worrying me. 11 more days until NightMare goes to her new home. 4 more days until we find out whether or not Dolly is going to be adopted. Yesterday, we had 44 visits. If every person who visited donated just $1, we could meet and surpass the goal and be a little more secure in keeping the farm and the horses safe. If you can't donate, please consider cross posting and sharing. It's just as important and means just as much to the animals and I. Thank you.
Changing the goal from $30 to $5 for the evening. What should I do to drum up donations? It'd be a shame to lose the farm with only a few months left!
Still looking for an icebreaker for the day. I know it's getting late, but it's been 3 days since the last donation, so I'm really pushing the best that I can. Please, if you can't donate, cross posting and sharing help just as much. THANK YOU!
Still looking for a few dollars to be an icebreaker for the evening. Here's a shot of yesterday's evening feeding time. Everyone's lined up (Dottie is fed separate, because of her handicap), munching away happily without conflict. During the cold weather, these ladies and gents get three feedings a day. Headed out for the third feeding of the day and to top off the troughs. We've got another snow storm coming Thursday/Friday, so every few dollars helps with these extra feedings. Thank you, so much.
Big news here, which is why I haven't been posting. My sincere apologies. So, NightMare is OFFICIALLY adopted and will be leaving on the 22nd to her new home. Dolly has a 99% sure family coming on Saturday"¦ and there are a few families interested in Cricket. Bailey is still steadily gaining, though her behavioral issues still remain, but she's in good health and happy, so I don't mind. They're being corrected as they surface. I want to thank my incredibly patient farrier, Matt Peters. There's still a few months until I'm allowed back to work so I'm going to be trying relentlessly to reach our goal. Once these mares leave to their new homes, it will open up some space for horses in need AND allow us to split pastures and help make repairs to the barn that happened during the tornado and severe thunderstorms this summer. The goal for the day is only $30. Is there anyone who'd be willing to donate a few dollars to break the ice in hopes of reaching our goal? I am making an appointment for my surgeon this week, due to some unexplained bruising in my foot that had nothing to do with my recent surgery, so I will keep everyone updated on that. Remember"¦ every $5 can buy a square bale. Every $35 can buy a round bale. Trims are $30, and so on. I will make a more detailed list this afternoon, and I've got some more pictures of the happy horses. If you can't donate, please cross post and share. THANK YOU!
Just because a horse is considered a senior, it doesn't make them any less deserving of a loving and caring forever home. Dolly and NightMare have seen many things in their years on this earth. They are safe to handle and have valuable lessons to teach loved ones. Don't pass up these ladies, because of their age. If you could, please keep that donation ball rolling. We've hit the $20 mark for the day. It takes a minimal $700 to keep the farm, per month, without any added expenses. Every single dollar, cross post, and share helps. Thank you, so much!
Thank you, Shawnee, for the early morning icebreaker! Let's keep the ball rolling. We still have 3 amazing mares looking for their happily ever after! Thank you! Another shot of Miss NightMare, showing off her good looks.
On the night of September 27th, I was moving fence posts for my new pasture to better serve the horses. Unfortunately, I was doing this alone. 2,500 pounds worth of fence posts rolled and shattered my ankle. I then lost my balance and fell out of the bed of the truck and broke my leg in multiple places. Because of the way that I fell, I also tore all the ligaments holding my foot, ankle, and leg in the proper position.
I am very glad to be alive. I am thankful that my leg and ankle were the only things damaged. However, I do not have insurance. I am out of work until April or May (projected by the doctor). I am a Registered Veterinary Technician and I work primarily with horses. I can't do my job safely, so he has placed me on the "bench." Not being able to work, I risk losing my farm. On the side, I rescue horses. Many of them are special needs. I have taken in the blind, the emaciated, and the aged. Some of these horses cannot be ridden, due to injury or neurological issues.
The farm alone, without bills, is $700 a month. Electric generally runs between $80-$100. The gas bill fluctuates, and can range anywhere from $10-$250 in the colder months.
I am ashamed that I can't work, but the state won't help me, because I don't have children and I am not pregnant. I have to do what I can to keep my personal pets and those that I provide sanctuary for and a home until they find their forever place safe.
Many of you won't know me from Eve, but every dollar helps. If I surpass what I would spend per month in rent and bills, the surplus will go towards feeding the animals and providing them the care they need. (The animals are being fed. Prior to this, I had purchased my winter hay and had a surplus of grain, etc. No one is wanting for food at this time. If my surplus gets low, feed and grain and anything else needed will be the first priority.)
Thank you for reading this. I appreciate you taking your precious time to at east glance it over. I know things are tight for everyone right now, but if you can't contribute, please cross post and share. Thank you.