If you’re watching the news at all, you know about Afghanistan. I try not to watch the news. I read it instead, but certain things are much more powerful on video, like the images we see coming out of Kabul. It really is depressing and heartbreaking. I feel bad about my daily life and how… Continue reading Doing Good When the World is Evil
I’ve had enough fosters and rescues come through that I’ve noticed some patterns. We’re starting to understand horses’ emotional states a little better, and starting to recognize that getting moved around is hard on them. A herd animal finds safety and peace in a group. He depends on the group for survival. Getting passed around… Continue reading Rescue Horses Have a Honeymoon Phase…
There are a few things I do with every new horse I get in. They get their feet done, their teeth done, they get wormed and on the boys I check for a bean. “What is a bean?” you might ask. A bean is one of the most disgusting parts of horse ownership, but only… Continue reading Not So Magic Beans…
Yesterday I drove 14 hours round trip to pick up King the Foster Horse. I could have hired a hauler to bring him to me, but I really like being involved in the entire process. I learn so much about them by watching how they react to getting in the trailer, whether they eat and… Continue reading First Impressions of King the Foster Horse
I’ve been fostering horses for a few years now. I can honestly say it’s the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done in the horse world. I’ve done a little bit of competing, and I’ve won a few ribbons (nothing very impressive), but all of that pales in comparison to the feeling I get when I… Continue reading Questions I Get Asked About Fostering Horses…
A while ago I posted about possibly getting a horse out of a kill pen in Pennsylvania. I came really close to buying him, but every time I would pull up my PayPal to send the money, I just couldn’t do it. He ended up getting bought by a woman I met in a standardbred… Continue reading I’m getting a foster horse!
After puzzling over it for months, I think I have finally figured out what Olaf’s breed is. I knew he was definitely at least half Belgian, but he’s only about 16.1, which is little for a full draft horse. I didn’t think he looked like a cross with a thoroughbred or quarter horse because he… Continue reading Update on Olaf the Draft Horse
My friend Teri is in the process of setting up a 501c3 non-profit called Breezy Meadow Horse Rescue. Teri’s been rescuing horses for years on her own dime. I’ve lost count of the number of horses she’s picked up, rehabbed, and either kept or found homes for. She is one of the most generous people… Continue reading This is horse rescue.
Olaf came to live with me in February of 2019. He was skinny and not looking his best back then. It is now July and he’s put on about 150 lbs, his coat has shed out to a beautiful champagne color, and he continues to be the sweetest horse in all the land. I didn’t… Continue reading Update on Olaf the Gentle Giant, July 2019
Overall, Olaf is doing very well. He is gaining weight steadily, although not as quickly as I’d like, and he has the most delightful personality of any horse I’ve ever owned. He is a sweet horse with a heart of gold. He seems to be filling out from the bottom up. His belly is nice… Continue reading Update #2 on Olaf the Gentle Giant