BH October 17th to 20th Update

October 17th

Victoria says "Good morning!"

I wish I could say that Victoria is doing great but I can’t. But I can say, she had an ok day. IDK what tomorrow may bring – it’s one day at a time with her. Please keep her in your prayers.

CaryLou thinks he won the hay lottery! LOL

October 18th

Kylie is usually here before the sun comes up on Saturdays. By the time the sun is out, tummies are full.

Today is Hooficure Day!

October 19th

Handsome had another abscess pop in his right front over the weekend. On Saturday Kylie went to get him for Ola to work on and he was only wearing one of his SoftRide boots – he had been wearing both of them at breakfast. Kylie went back out and looked all over for the missing boot – it was nowhere to be found.

We then decided to look once more and guess where we found it? Handsome had TOSSED it over the fence onto the OTHER side of the road! Never a dull day here – this boy has quite the personality!

Victoria being pampered by Katherine.

While Donovan still isn’t 100% yet he is much better. His sweating continues to be sporadic – it’s a good thing cooler temps are coming. Many of the horses like to play in the sprinklers. Bob is always having to fix them. LOL

Kathy helping feed in the morning a few days ago – it was great to see you Kathy! Little E got his cookies!

October 20th

Handsome in the morning sun.

Please help us find Amber a home! She’s a registered 6 yr old TWH that is very sweet.

JoJo has seemed a bit down at times these past few days. He didn’t care to eat his breakfast this am – his temperature has been normal. He’s been staying off to himself a bit when he is turned out around the house which is where CaryLou and Lucy are. He seems better when he’s in the barn. Maybe he’s just wanting a bit more attention. He was munching on Victoria’s forage when I came up to the house this evening. When I left him at the barn it seemed like he wanted to tell me something – he was wearing his flymask so I don’t know it’s not about that.

Barbara came up for the weekend – the weather was perfect! This is Barb trying to convince Handsome to stand still for just a few minutes.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit equine rescue organization that operates totally off of donations from the public. We are not funded by County, State, or Federal funds. Please consider making a one time or monthly donation to help us to continue what we do – we can’t do it alone. Funds are needed for vetting, farrier needs, dental needs, equipment maintenance, and there is so much more. There are various ways you can donate if you visit our ‘Donate’ page on our website (bhfer. All donations are tax deductible and no amount is too small. Please share us with friends, family, and co-workers – it takes a village! Thank you!

Sincerely,

Theresa

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BH October 12th to 16th Update

October 12th

HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY LEGACY! Thank you Jan for giving him the kind of life he so very much deserves – he is SO loved! This is Legs eating his birthday cake!

Yesterday was a really nice day and some horses got a much needed bath. This is Serenity – we are going to have Dr. Julia palpate her this coming week just to make sure she isn’t pregnant. She was the worst out of many horses we took in this past January – she was going to be shot because she was in such bad shape. She has not gone into estrus since she has been with us and we’re just seeing a couple of things that make us wonder. She’s such a sweet mare and has come a long way!

Remember Lace? I love to see our horses making others smile! Well, Lace and Mackenzie are both smiling – and they should be! What a great accomplishment – they placed 4th in Showmanship this weekend! Congratulations girls!

Remember Magnum? He’s doing great! I just love to see our horses bring smiles to others!

October 13th

I was informed tonight that we have been entered into the new Fall 2014 Shelter Challenge that just started today! So, here we go – please vote daily and help the horses! It’s over on 11/23/14 and the 1st place winner gets $500!

October 14th

Matilda in the morning.

Eva and Magic cleaning up his paddock. He’s "selectively comfortable" around some humans – he picks and chooses. Some can rub his face, some his neck, and some can even scratch his withers and part of his back. He will, however, take carrots from most. LOL If he isn’t comfortable he will not approach the human or he will just walk away. But if anyone tries to restrain him or approach him with a rope/lead he will retreat – and I dare anyone to try to go after him! He’s a happy boy and that’s what matters the most. He’s got his own safety bubble and that’s just fine. He lets me do what is needed and it took awhile to build up that trust – I’ll never betray it. Trust is key to a relationship with a horse – especially one like Magic. I adore him and he knows he is safe here.

Roxy with Ginger

Peggy Sue getting a hooficure a few days ago. We have to put her in a sling because of her back leg not being able to bend.

Remember Handsome? The first pic is the day he came to Beauty’s Haven in Aug. He had a hero for a vet that saw too much life in him to do what was being asked. He had serious thrush and his shoes were too small for him. After a little time of recovery here at the rescue, second photo below is Handsome meeting Santana, another gelding, for the first time. Handsome had been a lone horse for 5 years, and it was breathtaking for us to see this this meeting occur. Handsome needs some diagnostics: labs/testing done on a lump on his elbow, and he doesn’t have sponsors for any of his care or upkeep. Please let us know if you can help sponsor Handsome…

Handsome. His name fits him well.

Why is it when we get inquiries about gaited horses we have none and now we have 2 and we can’t find them homes? Ginger is a VERY sweet mare that is ready for a forever home. She was born in 1997 and is very good under saddle. She’s a registered TWH that is not quite 14 hh.

Amber is coming back to the rescue from her foster home. She NEEDS shade. Isn’t there anyone that is looking for a nice TWH mare? She was born in 2008 and is registered.

JoJo escorting Auntie Ruth to her car. He’s a good boy.

October 15th

Classy is walking more comfortably today.

JoJo wanted lots of attention this am. I walked up the stairs to go into the office and looked down behind me and there he was. LOL "Mommy Theresa can I go to work with you in the office for a little while? Um, I can’t find my flymask and the clouds are gone."

And CaryLou wasn’t far behind JoJo! Mini see – mini do! LOL

Victoria is still holding her own. She had an acupuncture treatment today. Bob and Dave removed the boards between two stalls last evening in order to open up the birthing stall for her. I just did not want her out in the rains and I thought the 12 x 12 stalls were too small. She had a shelter but I’m not sure she would have stayed in it. And we had some really torrential rains through the night.

October 16th

Well, the golf cart that we use to pull the poop spreader is broke again.

CaryLou learning to tap dance. LOL

He’s back….

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit equine rescue organization that operates totally off of donations from the public. We are not funded by County, State, or Federal funds. Please consider making a one time or monthly donation to help us to continue what we do – we can’t do it alone. Funds are needed for vetting, farrier needs, dental needs, equipment maintenance, and there is so much more. There are various ways you can donate if you visit our "Donate" page on our website (bhfer. All donations are tax deductible and no amount is too small. Please share us with friends, family, and co-workers – it takes a village! Thank you!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Sincerely,

Theresa

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BH October 6th to 11th 2014 Update

October 6th

Barbholding Donovan for me yesterday when I was getting ready to change his boo boo bandages. He is massive! I’m so glad he’s better. We still watch him closely to make sure he sweats. Sometimes he does, sometimes he doesn’t. At least the temps are getting better which will help him – it will help all of us! It dipped below 50 degrees last night. Little E had to wear a lightweight blanket – he’s been known to shiver if it goes below 50.

Little E getting some scratches from Jenny today.

Ginger is so sweet! She’s a TWH mare looking for a forever home.

CaryLou enjoying the mister – he’s a hoot!

October 7th

Dr. Ted Specht came out today to x-ray Peaches, Classy, and Victoria’s front feet. Well, sometime through last night Peaches popped an abscess in her front right – we found her walking just fine this morning so we passed on her for x-rays. Classy has been having issues in her front right also.

Victoria is still very tender on both front feet and abscesses are still draining which has me a bit worried – infection is always a concern. She’s not run a temperature – she’s lively, alert, and has a great appetite. Today she was up and moving almost all day long. The last 2 days, she was down quite a bit. She’s been through so much – please keep Victoria and Classy, in your prayers. The indirect lightening strike back in July really shook her but she’s always maintained a positive and determined attitude. She has a lot of light and love in her eyes.

Victoria and Donovan – they are very good friends.

October 8th

The world from Ginger’s back. What a sweet girl!!!! I needed this!

October 9th

Good morning from Beauty’s Haven! I hope to get to the computer this evening after a busy day here at the rescue because I want to share what we learned from Classy and Victoria’s x-rays. Dr. Specht will be coming by on Saturday to discuss them in detail and to review their history and suggest our options. Dr. Julia and I will be in touch today – she is out of town this week. I will say it’s not good news but I’m praying there are options. We love these girls so much – we have to believe that there is hope. Please believe with us and send them good thoughts and prayers. We’ve experienced miracles here – we need two more. Believe…

I have to say that Ginger is wonderful under saddle. Kylie and I both got on her for just a bit last evening. We have beautiful sunsets here almost nightly.

Lisa giving Victoria some extra attention this morning.

Classy and Lucy graziing. Happy ponies.

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October 10th

Three amigos waiting for breakfast this am. Bouie, Frodo, Peggy Sue.

Our ‘Little Herd’ happily grazing.

Victoria has never lost her Arabian sass. She knows I’m in here making dinner!


And so ends an uneventful day at the rescue and believe me when I say that uneventful is good! Donovan had a hooficure – his feet are doing much better which makes me (and my back) happy. Victoria and Classy are holding their own. Classy hangs out quite a bit outside of Cookie’s stall window. Victoria hangs around the barn.

We reviewed Classy and Victoria’s most recent x-rays with the farrier today and will be meeting with Dr. Specht tomorrow. Dr. Julia will be back next week to see them. We will identify what our options are and go from there – I have a lot of faith in these two mares. For now, we try to keep them comfortable (so far we seem to be doing a good job – a couple of days were bumpy when we had heavy rains but we’ve had no rain for a few days now). We pray for many more years with them, and, we keep believing… Please keep them in your prayers.

Have a good night everyone – we are going to be calling it a day here real soon. I apologize to anyone that I haven’t responded to via emails or PM’s – I haven’t had much time at all in the office. Hopefully, tomorrow I’ll be in the office for a bit. I wonder what the big guy was telling JoJo?

October 11th

It was a really nice day and some horses got a much needed bath. This is Serenity – we are going to have Dr. Julia palpate her this coming week just to make sure she isn’t pregnant. She was the worst out of many horses we took in this past January – she was going to be shot because she was in such bad shape. She has not gone into estrus since she has been with us and we’re just seeing a couple of things that make us wonder. She’s such a sweet mare and has come a long way!

This is our son, Joshua, visiting with Classy. I do believe her feet are feeling slightly better. We haven’t had anymore rain.

JoJo having a conversation with Classy.

Ruby overseeing Paul cleaning the cobwebs out of the barn aisle-way. The aisle-way looks great! If only it would stay looking so good!

Katie came home for the weekend and got to ride Ginger for a little while today. Ginger is a petite little TWH mare that is so, so sweet! She’s looking for a forever home.

Look what y’all did for the horses!!! This is what a Village can do! Believe!!!

Have a great week, everyone!

Sincerely,
Theresa

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BH Oct 5 2014 Weekend Update

I didn’t realize this was still in my pending box – it should have gone out last Monday!

Many thanks to Eva Ponko and her son, Delaney, Sue Sefscik and Diane Gregoli Marchand for manning our booth at the Williston Peanut Festival this past Saturday! And many thanks to those that donated to help! We have some new really nice shirts that we will be putting on the storefront on the website this week. Many thanks to Lynn Lawrence, Deborah Hill, and everyone that made this possible!

Delaney and Katherine gave Cookie a much needed bath today. The weather today was perfect!

Katherine and Delaney took care of cleaning Lucy’s trach area this morning. We try to keep the area around it clipped – it’s easier to keep it clean.

Dr. Julia Simonson did a nerve block on Peaches to try to better define where the issue in her right front shoulder/leg is. We had x-rays done a couple of weeks ago and it was thought she had a soft tissue injury. And she likely did – this may be a different issue. In any event – the current issue is in her foot. Classy’s right front also has an abscess. The abscessing isn’t just happening here – the periods of heavy rains keeping the ground saturated has caused many to have issues. So much so, that when the vet called to place an order for AnimalIntex this past week, it was out of stock!

Barbara trying to have some quality time with Peaches today but JoJo wasn’t about to let that happen.

JoJo happily, finally found his fly mask!

JoJo was determined to help me pack/wrap Classy’s foot today. LOL

The boys are constantly into something. Always.

We make it a habit to look over into the paddock where Peggy Sue lives often. When she lays down on her left side she can’t get back up. Most of the time she will lay on her right side but sometimes I guess she forgets and feels so good she wants to roll – and roll she does! All the way over onto her left side. Then she can’t get up or roll back over. Her back left leg is straight out – she doesn’t bend it . Her pelvic area suffered a few fractures many years ago when humans tried to pull her baby out. She gets around just fine. She just can’t get up from the left side and we have to roll her back over.

We were told the area where the mass was removed from Attagirl’s ear would get worse before it gets better. Well, so far, it’s looking pretty good.

Cookie is just beautiful.

Remember Missy and Hightower? They are doing great and are SO very much loved! It’s so awesome that these two are together – they have been best friends for a long time.

Good night everyone! This is JoJo making sure he is the center of attention. What a kid! And yes, the clouds were here at the time so no flymask required.

Have a great week, everyone!

Sincerely,
Theresa

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BHFER October 1st to 3rd Update

October 1st

We picked Baby Legs up in 2009 when he was only a few days old – we found him trying to nurse from his momma that had died almost 2 days earlier. He was his momma’s legacy and he was all legs – so the name Legs (short for Legacy) was perfect. Legacy wasn’t very healthy and the first couple of months were tough – I’ll never forget the 3 distinct times we almost lost him. Plasma, around the clock nursing, and lots of TLC brought him through. Now, he’s a happy 5 year old that is very much loved by his human adoptive mom, Jan Braakman. Legacy – we love you!

Betsy Rose, Ruby, Peggy Sue, and a few others here need sponsors to help with funds to resupply some medications (Previcox and Prascend). We currently need $400. Would anyone like to help?

October 2nd

I knew when I saw CaryLou and Lucy running past the office earlier something was up….. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLzhRWKZfjE
Play Video

Awhile before I saw CaryLou and Lucy running past the office today I had seen JoJo (wearing his flymask) and CaryLou playing.

Poor JoJo – even some rubs on his ears didn’t make him feel any better this evening.

Cookies eyes are doing great! She’s a survivor! Cookie had cancer removed from both third eyelids and from her lower left lid this year. Her UF team had to do reconstructive surgery under the left eye and they did a great job.

October 3rd

I wonder what JoJo and Peaches were talking about so early this morning?

Athena waiting to see Dr. Julia. She’s a very sweet mare.

Betsy Rose is napping in front of her cooler.

Serenity & Bryce need a good home! They have always been together.

It’s that time of year that we need sponsor’s for annual deworming kits! We need to purchase 25 of these kits – they are on sale for $30 a kit! The sale is going through Oct 15th so we’d like to place our order by October 14th. Who would like to sponsor 1 or more? We ask that any donation made for this need be marked for "wormer pack". Getting this taken care of would help tremendously! Thank you all for helping the horses! Only 19 more kits needed!

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit equine rescue organization that operates totally off of donations from the public. We are not funded by County, State, or Federal funds. Please consider making a one time or monthly donation to help us to continue what we do – we can’t do it alone. Funds are needed for vetting, farrier needs, dental needs, equipment maintenance, and there is so much more. There are various ways you can donate if you visit our "Donate" page on our website (bhfer. All donations are tax deductible and no amount is too small. Please share us with friends, family, and co-workers – it takes a village! Thank you!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Sincerely,

Theresa

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BHFER September 25th – 30th Update

September 25th

Look how well Bella is doing! This is Brody and Bella practicing up for a trail ride!

Handsome and Attagirl have become friends.

Attagirl clearly had her head buried in hay in her stall. LOL

September 26th

Kiana is doing wonderful – Jody and her family love her to the moon and back!

September 28th

It was another VERY busy weekend! Much got done with help from many others. JoJo always has to be the center of attention!

I’m happy to report that Donovan is doing better. We think (hope and pray) that his abscessing is over. He’s walking much better. We had rains all evening, again, which doesn’t help the ones having abscess issues. The barn has been a busy place – all stalls have pretty much been occupied.

September 29th

Our wonderful adult "kids" that make us so very proud!

September 30th

The "Welcome Committee" greeting Auntie Sue.
"Auntie Sue you don’t have any flymasks in your car do you? If you do, I don’t need any, ok? Anyways, lookie up in the sky – the clouds are out!" Silly JoJo.

Evidence of the sound of little itty bitty tiny feet. The ground is still soaked and more rains are coming.

Victoria was up today more than she’s been in several days. She has a pretty good size abscess in her front right toe that needs to resolve. But it’s really good to see her feeling better. Please continue to keep her in your prayers.

Attagirl’s ear is healing nicely. Her front feet still need some time – the right one mostly. She’s such a sweet girl.

Remember Lacey? She’s loved very much and is doing great!

Peaches is still mending a soft tissue injury. She had some increased heat in her front right today – she may have an abscess trying to resolve too. Everything is still saturated here. We need the rains to let up for a few days. We have a new volunteer – this was Anita’s 2nd day with us! She tagged with Marie yesterday and with Lisa today. A lot got done but there is always much more to do. We do truly appreciate all of our volunteers – we couldn’t do this without them!

Ginger and Athena are doing well. Athena has put on a bit of weight. Now we just need to get her into shape. Both mares are looking for forever homes.

Hey friends! JoJo invites you to write a review at about us for the GreatNonprofits Top-Rated List! ^tb #bhfer#JoJo

Sincerely,
Theresa

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MATCH GAME FOR THE HORSES

A wonderful supporter has most generously offered a $500 Match Game to assist Beauty’s Haven with their Hay Needs. All donations up to $500 will be matched ~ $5 will become $10, $10 will become $20 etc. Contributions may be submitted via our PayPal address: bhfer or via the ‘Donate Page’ on our website:

Thank you so very much on behalf of JoJo and the remainder of the Beauty’s Haven Herd. UPDATE: There is currently $420 remaining in the match game!

Sincerely,

Theresa

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BH September 22nd – 24th Update

September 22nd

JoJo trying to back up the stairs to sneak up on me. He thinks if he can’t see me that I can’t see him! LOL

Finally, a short break from the rains. The stalls are full. So thankful for the shelters. Headed to shower. It’s going to be another long day tomorrow. Victoria will be getting x-rays. The sarcoid on Attagirl’s ear will be removed – it’s grown and is becoming quite a mess – we wanted to get her immune system stronger first and I think we’re there. I hope and pray the weather will be good. Have a good night everyone.

September 23rd

We need an ark. Please pray that these rains stop!THE SUN IS OUT – FINALLY! Even if for a short time!

I don’t know what it would feel like to not have a donkey to greet us in the mornings and I’m not sure I want to find out. LOL And then there is Matilda’s morning breakfast serenade. I just love these long ears!

"Good morning mommy Theresa – lookie my nose is just fine!"

The boys having fun in the new lake this morning. LOL! I’m so glad the rains stopped today and the sun came out for a bit. Everything is saturated. I truly wish we could redirect some of the rains to places that need it.

Betsy Rose out grazing with little Lucy. Everyone needs a bath. LOL

I would consider today a good one. Not all great news but it could be much worse. After the indirect lightening strike that Victoria took in mid-July, I was concerned she would colic or founder from the stress of it all. But she slowly improved and was doing well. A few days ago, she didn’t want to put weight on her front left foot. She blew an abscess but there were more suspected. We’ve been packing and wrapping her feet and she’s been CleanTraxed. Victoria’s x-rays today indicate she’s had some rotation but the vets don’t think it’s new. The current issue is believed to be abscesses. After Victoria took the indirect lightening strike back in mid July, it took many weeks before she was able to comfortably stand for all 4 feet to be trimmed. I video her progress and I’ll post a video of her tomorrow to show how well she was doing before the abscesses started. She’s a tough Arabian that has lots of spark in her eyes – this is just a bump in the road.

Some relief – Victoria popped an abscess! Unfortunately, there are more, I’m certain. As soon as I unwrapped her foot this am I could smell it. The vet should be here in an hour or so to do x-rays. Please say a prayer for her – hopefully this is just a case of abscessing and nothing more. The weather has been horrible which isn’t helping the situation.

When Victoria, Matilda, and Donovan arrived last year they all had unhealthy feet (among other issues). Bars were long, there was thrush, white line, gravel abscesses, many were pretty long and some were chipped up pretty bad – there where cracks that went all the way up the foot, and there were abscesses that resolved midway up the foot. This was one of Donovan’s feet upon arrival. But I can tell you that looks can be misleading – I’ve seen some feet "look" bad that were very healthy. But the feet on these three horses were not healthy. All of them have been quite a project in many ways. But they are all worth it. I’ve no regrets for saying "yes" when we were asked if we would accept them into our rescue program.

This was Victoria upon arrival last year. That is Matilda in the background.

If anyone would like to be a sponsor for Victoria and help her along this journey we would great appreciate it. She will need more acupuncture/TENS treatments and supplements. I don’t think we will need more x-rays but she needs help with today’s expenses. This photo was taken in late April. We had just put her up for adoption a few weeks before the indirect lightening strike. It’s sad, just sad. This mare deserves a happy forever life and we’re going to try to make sure she gets it. Once we get her through this she will make a wonderful pasture pal. She’s incredibly smart and loving. We do believe she will make it through this – please keep her in your prayers. If anyone would like to help her, donations can be PayPal’d to bhfer. Donations can also be made via our "How You Can Help/Donate" page of our website. Thank you

September 24th

The sound of itty bitty hooves running around having fun. Priceless!

Victoria is just beautiful – inside and out.

Matilda is an older Mammoth Mule that came to us about this time last year. She arrived very emaciated and with a high parasite load, neglected teeth and feet, and her blood work was that of a typical starvation case. As Matilda progressed through our rehab program she gained weight and perked up physically and mentally. But she would often pass soft manure, go off her feed, and “park out” as though she had a stomach ache. We treat incoming compromised horses for ulcers, even if just as a preventative, for the first few weeks they are with us – the GI tract can be easily challenged, even in a healthy horse, when put under stress. A horse that has endured starvation for any amount of time is at higher risk for colic, colitis, etc.

We opted to try something different – we put Matilda on a product recommended by Dr. Julia Simonson made by Bluegrass Equine Products, Inc. called EquiOtic. Matilda got 20 cc of EquiOtic paste twice a day for four days – a day after, she stopped parking out and having soft manure. She was then put on a maintenance dose of 20 cc once a day – we have not seen her “park out” since and she eats all of her meals. She now gets a packet (powder) a day and still has not demonstrated any signs of a GI issue. EquiOtic is a bit different than other products we use – it combines a probiotics with an immunoprobiotic (a bacteria that interacts with the host immune system).

Bluegrass Equine Products are also where we get the Deluxe Slippers from – they work great. And Victoria – she gets EquiBios – also from Bluegrass Equine Products. They have a Facebook page – EquiOtic(tm) – check them out! Their products are available through various online stores. And if you have any questions give them a call!

Here is Matilda before EquiOtic – “parked out” under her favorite tree where there is a water mister overhead to help keep her comfortable in the Florida heat.

Dr. Julia Simonson, DVM, performing acupuncture/electronic stimulation on Matilda.

Matilda is HUGE! She is a very sweet girl that everyone adores – we are very blessed to have her with us. She’s served humans well and we intend on making her sunset years good ones! Thank you EquiOtic!

The sarcoid that was on Attagirl’s ear is now gone for the most part. We are now treating it topically. Dr. Julia suggested we send the mass to the lab to determine what, exactly, it was. Please say a prayer that this works – they usually get worse before they get better but we’ll see.

Dr. Julia also aspirated some fluids from a lump that is near Handsome’s elbow. Handsome was a very good boy about it. I’ll let everyone know what we learn when the lab results come back.

Coming soon to: Beauty’s Haven Equine Rescue Auction Page!! Who will be the lucky owner of this one and only original JoJo miniature? Stay tuned for more details . . .

If anyone would like to help with the extra vetting expenses and some hay it would be greatly appreciated. Our PayPal is bhfer. Donations can be made through our website www.bhfer.org. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Theresa

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BH September 16th – 21st Update

I apologize that it’s been so long for us to get an update out – it’s been very busy. Lots of vetting needs going on.

September 16th

I started the day out having some fun with Beauty – it was really nice! I wish I could do that every day!

September 17th

Please everyone we need prayers for Victoria. She took an indirect lightening strike several weeks ago and has had her ups and downs. Today has not been a good one for her.

September 18th

Victoria’s bad days do not outweigh the good — she’s got lots of life in her eyes and she’s not ready to call it. Neither are we. She’s grazing and doing all the important things horses do. We all have setbacks during the healing process of some injury types – it’s expected. She may have gotten up wrong during Tuesday night, twisted just the wrong way, who knows what. My biggest concern from the day it happened was that she’d colic or founder from the stress of it all. But she didn’t. But that doesn’t mean she won’t – her injury set her up for almost "the perfect storm".

Victoria’s front legs/feet are working overtime as she tries to put more weight on them – her back end is still not muscled up to where it needs to be – but its better. Colic and founder are still a concern. Please keep her in your prayers – she’s trying and she needs our support. We may have to have x-rays done at some point. We’ll know more after Dr. Julia comes today and the farrier comes tomorrow. She’s standing under her favorite tree this morning with a tummy full from breakfast. God bless – thank you all. Donations to help with her expenses can be made to PayPal bhfer or via our website www.bhfer.org.

I just got home – it’s been a rough day. The good news is that I have good news about Victoria. The bad news is that I got a call on the way home from physical therapy about a mare that was down which is where I’ve been for the last couple of hours. But I just wanted to get on here real quick and thank everyone for your support and let you know Victoria is better. I’ll get back on here after a shower and go into more detail.

Victoria got relief today when Dr. Julia popped an abscess in her front left foot. I can’t tell you how relieved I was when I found out. I truly did not want to leave the farm this am but I missed a PT appointment last week and really needed to go today – I knew between Dr. Julia, Bob, and the volunteers that everything that could be done, would be done. And they kept me updated which helped me a lot. It was the first time I insisted at PT that I not put my cell phone in the cubby to wait for me until I was done and I guess the look on my face said I wasn’t about to give it up. LOL

Victoria got CleanTraxed in both feet. She got acupuncture and Essential Oils. She still has healing to do from the indirect lightening strike – injuries such as hers can take months – perhaps even a year or more. It’s possible she may have more abscesses – her Soft Rides will be here hopefully by Monday. She will get another treatment in 2 weeks – sooner if needed. Victoria stays around the house with Lucy and CaryLou – I won’t put her in with another horse – not until she is stronger in the back end. She’s a tough Arabian mare that still has spunk – we love her dearly! I truly can’t thank everyone enough for your prayers and help with Victoria today. I was so worried about her this am – she parked herself out in a founder stance and looked at me with those beautiful eyes which said she needed help. It was all I could do to not cancel my PT appointment. I’m so thankful to everyone that pulled for her today and to everyone here that took good care of her while I was gone. When I was leaving PT I got another call – mare down. I’ll update on that in a few. Thank you all so much – it’s a wonderful feeling to know that when we need our Village to pull together, you’re there. God bless you all!

September 19th

The call I responded to after I got out of PT was for a mare that was down and could not get up and the owner did not have the resources to have another vet out. I’m too exhausted, mentally and physically, to go into detail but it was a very sad situation. I’m very thankful to Dr. High for responding on short notice – he was clear on the other side of town. But it was an emergency and he responded right away. He examined the mare and, after hearing her history and assessing the situation and prognosis, it was determined that the most humane thing to do was to help her to the Bridge. The mare is no longer in pain – she runs with the Heavenly herd. It’s never easy – I only knew her for a short time – she had the kindest eyes and I know she is grateful for the release. I won’t post photos – it’s not how the mare should be remembered. I’m calling it a day. Thank you all for staying with us on this roller coaster ride of helping horses. The horses appreciate you and so do us humans. Have a good night and, again, thank you for your support. Now, I pray for sleep that likely won’t come. But tomorrow is a new day and, hopefully, it will be a good one.

I am so ready for today to be over. Just spent hours cleaning the feed room. Little bugs in the senior feed. They run faster than I can vacuum. Lost two bags. It could have been worse I guess. It’s Pouring rain. Weather check says only 10% chance of rain right now. Ha! I can’t wait to eat something and take a hot shower. Yesterday was tough. Today feels like "the day after." Losing a horse, any horse, takes a toll on my heart. I’m going to finish up at the barn and call it a day. I’m sorry but I haven’t gotten to email or PM’s today nor have I listened to my phone messages. Tomorrow. It will all be better tomorrow. Have a good night everyone.

September 20th

"Good morning mommy Theresa! The clouds are here so JoJo doesn’t need to wear his mask today, right? Can he come out to play now?"

Ruby all pretty after being groomed.

September 21st

Bella and Brody going for a ride – I’m so very happy that the move north has helped her quality of life significantly! It broke my heart to see her struggle to breathe here.

We were in Gainesville watching our son’s competition yesterday evening when I got a call from Kylie that Ginger was choking. Choke can be a horrible experience for the horse and the humans trying to help. Fortunately, Ginger’s was a pretty mild case but a choke is a choke. Kylie and Barbara did a great job and had it pretty much cleared by the time we got home but I opted to have the vet out anyway to pass a tube just to make sure the obstruction had cleared – and it had. Ginger now gets a couple small pieces of salt block in her feed tub to slow her down from being a piggy when she eats. She’ll be on a soupy mash for a few days.

I’ve wanted to give a detailed update on Donovan and Victoria for days now – hopefully tomorrow I can. Donovan did get his treatment and he is doing better, thankfully.

Matilda was so good for her hooficure – she’s just a sweetie! Would love to get her a Dr. Julia treatment now that her feet are much better balanced.

Attagirl did well for her hooficure too. Her feet were pretty bad when she arrived – really bad. But they are recovering nicely. It’s just going to take some time.

Peaches is still having issues. She gets better then worse. It was diagnosed as a splint soft tissue injury after x-rays several days ago but we’re wondering if she may have an abscess that needs to resolve too.

Peaches getting a bath by Eva and her son. In the background that’s Barbara walking Betsy Rose to the shade of the tree for her lunch.

Have a great week everyone! If anyone would like to help with any of the extra vet/farrier and related expenses it would be greatly appreciated. Our PayPal is bhfer. Donations can be made via the “Donate” page of our website at http://www.bhfer.org/donate.cfm. Donations are tax deductible. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Theresa

Beauty’s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue, Inc.
A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
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Reminder – For the horses…

Dear friends,

The expense of rescue, rehabilitation, and follow-on care are out of this world and we need your support!

We are asking you to help us by supporting our Park Lane Jewelry Fundraiser. The holidays will be here before we know it! But you don’t need a holiday to make a purchase – make a purchase and surprise someone with a beautiful gift “just because”!

Park Lane Jewelry, founded in 1955, is all about giving back. A full 50% of our fundraiser sales will be “given back” to benefit BEAUTY’S HAVEN FARM & EQUINE RESCUE (not 10% or 20% like others).

Our goal is to raise $5,000 for our ever growing daily expenses. You, your family and friends may place orders September 12 – 23, 2014. When you place your order you will have the choice of direct shipping to your home, please choose the direct ship option. Your order will be individually gift boxed and shipped, within two weeks following the close of our fundraiser.

Simply click and shop to help us reach our fundraising goal. Follow this link or cut and paste the link in your browser:

https://parklanejewelry.com/store/start/fundraiser/168#sthash.UGgK4DMh

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,
Theresa
Beauty’s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue, Inc.
A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
Website: http://www.bhfer.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bhfer.tb

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