BH September 8th – 12th Update

I apologize for this update being late – I found it in my “Draft” folder.

September 8th

Oscar and Pistol are doing great – their adoptive mom loves them dearly!

It was a very long day today and I’m beat – I’ll update tomorrow. Have a good night everyone.

September 9th

And what in my path did appear? Yes, a little flymask that happens to be JoJo’s. Now, off to find the boys…

"Mommy Theresa! There you are! I looked all over for you but couldn’t find you! Look at what I did! The sun went away behind the clouds and I was a big boy and took my mask off all by myself! I even left it where I knew you would walk so you’d be sure to find it – we wouldn’t want it to get lost because then I know I’d have to stay inside when the sun comes out. Aren’t you proud of me? You don’t have to search all over looking for it this time!"

Victoria took an indirect lightening strike several weeks ago which really took a toll on her but she is slowly recovering. We believed she could pull herself out of the fog she was in with time. She’s never lost the light in her eyes even on the darkest of days when she couldn’t more than a few feet – she never gave up. And we never gave up on her. We believe….

When Handsome arrived on August 30th he was wearing pony shoes that were way too small for him and he had terrible thrush. His feet hurt him – he didn’t want to move. The farrier pulled his shoes and we put him in Soft Ride boots – he was so tender footed. Last Wednesday, a package arrived for Handsome from Thrush B Gone!

His feet got the first treatment on Thursday and the product has worked wonders (http://www.thrushbgone.com/)! Hats off to the ladies that make it – it really works! The thrush cleared up in just a couple of days and he’s not nearly as tender-footed. We’re going to make sure we always have Thrush B Gone on hand. The first photo of his hoof was taken the day after he arrived. The 2nd one of his foot was taken last Thursday. I’ll get another one tomorrow and you’ll see how far his feet have come in a very short time.

Handsome had lived alone for 5+ years before coming here. Yesterday, he was feeling so frisky we turned him out with Santana. They did the gelding "meet and greet" thing and it was beautiful to watch. Today the boys grazed and ran together. It’s really heartwarming to watch a horse come in and begin to heal both mentally and physically.

Hay Handsome – wow, can I call you something else? Don’t you have a nickname or something? I hear you have an appointment with Dr. Bess to get your teeth done tomorrow. She’s pretty cool. Doesn’t hurt at all."

"Thanks CaryLou but how would you know that it doesn’t hurt? You’re only a year old and all she’s had to do is look in your mouth!"

Oh these silly boys! I guess we’ll let Athena go first tomorrow so Handsome can see it’s not bad.

It’s been a rough couple of weeks with Donovan but we’re staying positive that he’s going to be just fine. Have a good night everyone!

September 10th

We welcomed Athena to the rescue today. She has gained weight since we’ve been feeding her. She’s a 15 year old Arabian cross that we had vetted a couple of weeks ago. We had a place lined up for her but just after the coggins came back, the home offer fell through. We hadn’t planned on bringing her in but she had no place to go. Tomorrow she will get her teeth done (so will Handsome). And she’ll possibly get a hooficure – we may wait until next weekend for that. We need to work with her a bit on picking and holding up her feet. If anyone can offer a good home with lots of TLC for this sweet girl please let know. She’s very, very sweet. Thanks Pamela Zarem (Double B Equine Transport, L.L.C.) for safely transporting this girl.

Poulticing front left and running DMSO at the same time. We need clouds and a breeze and Donovan needs prayers.

September 11th

When we woke up that morning we had no reason to think that the future of mankind would soon change forever. Our daughters, sons, and grandchildren would never know the world as we did before that day. We all need to remember…

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis"

Artwork by Greg Ambrose

September 12th

The day started out in one of the best way’s possible – finding Donovan walking on all 4’s! He blew another abscess in the wee hours and this morning he was putting weight on his front left – he’s been 3 legged for the last several days. Watching any horse walk on 3 legs is hard but watching a huge – huge horse, well, it’s not easy. It’s been tough these last few days but we will get him through this! Dr Julia was going to work on Donovan today but she ran out of time because she helped the farrier with Donovan and then she worked on Peaches. She will be back to treat Donovan.

What did Peaches do while she was in Betsy Rose’s stall today getting her acupuncture/massage/TENS/chiro treatment? Well, it looked like there was a heck of a party – toys everywhere! None of them were injured and they are all back in their rightful places now. Betsy didn’t mind.

Dr. Bess Darrow worked on Handsome and Athena yesterday. Both had some dental issues and I bet they are much more comfortable now. Handsome is an 11 year old Saddlebred gelding that was about to be euthanized a couple of weeks ago and Athena is an Arabian cross that needed help – she just arrived a couple of days ago but we had been providing feed for her for a couple of weeks.

Dr. Bess had her awesome assistant with her, and the horses cooperated so well, we got to actually sit and talk for a few minutes and she was able to leave here in record time! She’s the best! Her website is http://www.tuneupsequine.com/Tune_Ups_Veterinary_Equine_Dentistry.html.

The dynamic duo playing "let’s take everything apart and knock things over to give the humans something to do" game!

By evening I was simply too tired to even walk to the house. LOL

"Mommy Theresa you look like you need a nap!"

Do we have any Appaloosa fans out there? We really need some help networking to find a good home for Serenity and Bryce. They are such sweet horses. We don’t want to separate them – they are brother and sister and have always been together. Serenity is 18 and Bryce is 6.

Serenity is trained.

Bryce is ready for school.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Sincerely,

Theresa

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BH September 1st – 7th Update

September 1st

I caught Freckles overseeing washing of the breakfast tubs this morning. LOL

We had some extra helping hands today – thank you Elizabeth, Bri, and Kelly, Katie, Bobby and Michelle! Low branches on trees got trimmed, cobwebs at the barn got vacuumed up, poop got scooped, and lots more got done! Lucy even got a bath! And while everyone was here JoJo threw one of his throw himself down on the ground tantrums. LOL Marie and Karol were here too – despite the heat they always come on their volunteer days and we appreciate them so much! Bri and Kelly also helped me out with something in the office that I never would have solved myself – I’m technology challenged!

Betsy Rose always loves extra attention. She stayed under the shade of the tree much of the day.

Ruby and Michelle – Ruby is never shy for a selfie.

Cookie got out of her stall for a bit while the Bri and Kelly vacuumed up cobwebs. CaryLou was an angel – except when he was trying to pull JoJo’s sign off the gate.

CaryLou and his hairdo. He’s a riot!

September 2nd

Handsome. He will be getting x-rays of his front feet tomorrow.

September 3rd

Both Donovan and Handsome need x-rays done of their front feet. The vet is coming out around noon today.

September 3rd

Bryce and Serenity are STILL looking for their forever home! Serenity is a reliable trail horse and Bryce is ready to start! Perfect pair. Please share!

September 4th

Handsome is a happy boy – his x-rays came up clean! He’ll never wear pony shoes that are too small for him again! His breathing is fine and he’s feeling good.

I know he remembered Dr. High today. Dr. High is Handsome’s hero! It’s because of Dr. High that Handsome is alive today! Well, he still has some thrush, but we are expecting something in the mail to take care of that.

September 5th

Matilda had a flock of Egrets all to herself yesterday. Notice the black bird photo bombing. LOL

We had the gray Arabian mare, Athena, vetted and her coggins is now in hand. While waiting for her coggins to come back, we have been feeding her and making sure she was taken care of (she is still at her owners). But now that the home offer has fallen through and she has no place to go, it gives us no choice but to squish together some more and we’ll be picking her up no later than Monday. Would anyone like to sponsor Athena? She’s 15 yrs young and is very, very sweet. If anyone would like to adopt this beautiful girl and give her a forever home, please let us know If anyone would like to help with her expenses, it would be so greatly appreciated – right now, she has nobody to help with her expenses.

Happy Friday everyone! Here’s a little JoJo for your entertainment! It’s a little loud but so is everything about JoJo’s personality!

September 6th

Please, we need prayers for Peaches this am – she can’t get up. Peaches is our little pony mare that was hit in the head routinely before coming to us. She comes up lame now and then. She recently has been assessed by two vets and they believe she has cranial nerve damage. Dr. Julia has been working on her for this but Dr. Julia is out of town. Another vet is coming out.

The vet is here.

The vet had to go get the X-ray machine.

Peaches’ leg has been iced and she is now resting on a thick bed of shavings. Based on x-rays, it appears to be a splint issue. If anyone would like to help with today’s vet call (exam, x-rays) it would be greatly appreciated. I don’t have the total yet but it’s a least $390. Donations can be made to PayPal: bhfer or via other methods found on our www.bhfer.org website. Donations can also be called into the vet’s office at 352-368-1616. We have eyes on her 24/7 thanks to our camera system. Thank you.

September 7th

Check it out! First day I’ve been able to get a boot on since Donovan and I had a little accident last Thursday. He got my right foot good. Wasn’t his fault though. Swelled up like a football and turned a bazillion colors I’ve never seen before. I’ll update tonight on what we found in his X-rays but right now I’m headed out to visit some horses. Handsome is out there having a great time!

Sincerely,
Theresa

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BH August 28th – 31st Update

Thursday, August 28th

"Did you find my mask yet mommy Theresa?" He asks with a snicker on his face.

A bit later in the day…

"Joshua! I’m so glad you’re here! You were a little boy once, right? Can I tell you something? Mommy Theresa says I can’t go out in the sun without my flymask because of my nose – it gets burned easy and I don’t like that slippery stuff my aunties put on my nose – I just rub it right back on them and I don’t think they like it either! I really want to go out to play with CaryLou but yesterday my my mask kind of sort of disappeared and I’ve looked everywhere for it – I th…ink maybe somebody picked it up and put it in this trashcan. Can you help me look? You’d be my hero! Just take the lid off and see if it’s still there – oops – I mean let’s see if someone put it in there!"

"Sure thing JoJo. I didn’t like that sunblock stuff on my nose either when I was a kid! Here, let’s see – you’re in luck!"

"OMG you found it! I wonder how it got in there? Maybe CaryLou wanted to get me in trouble! He must have found it outside after the wind blew it away and then he sneaked in the barn to put it in there somehow. Well, can you tell mommy Theresa that you found it around the barn somewhere? Maybe the wind did blow it and it landed in here. But if you tell her now maybe I can go out to play! Thanks – you’re the bomb!"

"CaryLou why don’t you have to stay in the barn at night?"

"Because I’m not a baby anymore JoJo! Oh no, what did you do with your mask now – where’d it go? It wasn’t me! You blamed it on me last night – I know you did!"

"I got my get out of the barn mask – yeah! Wonder what we can do with it next time CaryLou? It was fun watching the humans look for it today."

Friday, August 29th

Attagirl is a really sweet girl.

Saturday, August 30th

Meet our latest arrival. He has a few medical issues going on but he will be fine. I got a call from our vet yesterday afternoon about a horse he had been called out to euthanize. But he couldn’t do it. He said the horse had light in his eyes. It’s sad that people are sometimes put into a position to have to make a decision to euthanize because of circumstances out of control. His owner loved him but just could not afford to keep up with his ongoing health needs. She was… in tears and didn’t want to have him put down but didn’t want him to suffer either. Deciding to euth is a responsible thing to do in some cases. Fortunately, our vet assured her that we would take good care of him and find him a good home when he is ready. She cried tears of relief. Our vet was relieved. And them we reached out for help to get him here. Steve and Karen Holgate made a bit of a drive to pick him up and bring him to the rescue which we appreciated very much. He settled into the qt paddock and seems very content. The farrier is here and is pulling his shoes today and fixing his feet up. We will try to get Dr. Bess out next week. He can only have a soft diet at this time. He’s loving talking to the other horses. He’s been a lone horse for awhile. Meet Handsome, a 10 year old Saddlebred.

I’ll go into detail tomorrow about our findings with Handsome today. I’m a bit discouraged, to say the least, but not really surprised. Have a good night everyone.

Sunday, August 31st

Sorry for the delay in getting on here today – it’s been busy. When Handsome arrived on Friday evening he walked ok but by the next morning he wouldn’t move. I didn’t want to bute him because the vet suggested Handsome had ulcers which were likely due to medication/stress related to his respiratory issue a couple of weeks ago. The farrier came yesterday and pulled his shoes (which were fairly new) and found a mess – thrush, shoes that were way too small for him and there w…as very deep carving marks and long bars. Once the shoes were pulled, thrush treated, etc. pads and Cavello boots were put on him. Handsome managed to get around a little but still wasn’t comfortable so by yesterday evening I did give him bute. Once it set in, he started to graze and walk.

I don’t know how he managed to walk on the trailer and unload and settle in just fine and graze the evening before unless perhaps he’d been given bute and we just didn’t know about it. I can’t speculate but had hoped to get the answer today but my phone call wasn’t returned. His feet are going to take some time to get better. We’ll see how he’s doing in a couple of days but we may need to get x-rays. The owner told the vet that Handsome had stopped eating a few days ago and started cribbing. Next will be an appointment with the dentist. He’s eating a mash little bits at a time but isn’t interested in hay – he isn’t comfortable with anyone touching his mouth. We have not seen him crib at all. If anyone would like to help with him our PayPal is bhfer. Other ways to donate can be found our website at www.bhfer.org. Thank you.

Victoria and Lucy grazing today. Victoria is gaining strength in her back end. She took an indirect lightening strike several weeks ago.

Caught! CaryLou was trying to rip down JoJo’s sign again today!

Aaleyah Belle and her silly, lovable surgically corrected as best as possible wry nose. She still loves to slime people!

Sincerely,

Theresa

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BH August 25th – 26th Update

August 25th

"Ok everybody listen up! Mommy Theresa is going to physical therapy this morning and she asked me to guard the barn – isn’t that special? So, I’m sorry CaryLou you’ll have to wait to play with me this afternoon. Mommy Theresa says I have to be on my best behavior to help make things run smooth today with all the other horses – she’s counting on me! I feel special! This is a big job so no donkey play until later!"

JoJo did a great job today – I’m very proud of him! He looked like he was pretty proud of himself too. He did such a good job he got to go out and play with CaryLou this evening.

Donovan is so handsome. He’s a gentle giant like Gentleman was.

Bryce getting a good scratching from Kylie this afternoon. Bryce and his sister, Serenity, are very nice horses. They are looking for a home together. Serenity is trained and ready to ride. Bryce is ready to start.

August 26th

It’s a beautiful morning!

Matilda got an acupuncture/massage thanks to Janet! Matilda loves her treatments!

SOS ~ Arabian Mare

Is there anyone that has room for this Arabian mare that needs help in a bad way? We don’t have the resources to take her. Until we can find a solution for her please consider making a donation – we would like to collect enough to at least buy her some hay, probiotics, and sand clear. Her feet haven’t had attention in months. Her stool is soft. The owners do not have the knowledge or financial means to care for her at this time. I was told she is ridden around the paddock sometimes (bareback). Even though we don’t have the resources to take her in, we can’t just walk away and do nothing. We left hay for her today and hope to get more hay for her tomorrow and we are taking out a salt block and some probiotics. They have been feeding her some grain. If you’d like to help her with a donation our PayPal address is bhfer@earthlink.net. Other ways to donate can be found on our website www.bhfer.org.

Sincerely,

Theresa

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BH August 27th Update

Dr. Julia examined the Arabian mare, Athena, today. Athena was very good about everything. She was oiled to help move sand out of her gut. Her vitals were good. Blood work was done – we should those results back this evening. We are working on a potential home for her. Thank you to everyone that has helped us to help her!

Gentleman – the day before he left us for Rainbow Bridge.He’ll always be a hero in my book. I miss him so much.

I asked Cookie to smile for the camera and this is what I got. LOL

Dr. Bess Darrow (Tune Ups Veterinary Equine Dentistry and Services) worked on Attagirl this week. We will never know what caused it, but Attagirl has had her tongue split into three sections at some point in her past. No matter what caused it, it had to have been very painful. Surprisingly, Attagirl’s teeth were not too terribly bad.

"Oh mommy Theresa where are you? I have to tell you something. I hope I’m not in trouble but I can’t find my mask. It just kind of fell off when I was playing with CaryLou – oh wait – no – CaryLou pulled it off! That’s what happened! And then I think maybe it got carried away by the wind and it isn’t coming back. But it’s not CaryLou’s fault that the wind carried it away so please don’t tell him I told you what happened, ok?"

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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SOS – Arabian Mare 08/26/14

Update 08/27/14 am: We have a few people that have offered to take this mare and we will be contacting them today. We’re dropping food/hay and things off to her today when I meet the vet there this afternoon and I’ll update tonight. Donations can be sent PayPal addy bhfer@earthlink.net.

Is there anyone that has room for this Arabian mare that needs help in a bad way? We don’t have the resources to take her. Until we can find a solution for her please consider making a donation – we would like to collect enough to at least buy her some hay, probiotics, and sand clear. Her feet need attention. Her stool is soft. She’s about 15 years old.  The owners care very much for her but do not have the knowledge or financial means to care for her at this time. I was told she is ridden around the paddock sometimes (bareback). Even though we don’t have the resources to take her in, we can’t just walk away and do nothing. We left hay for her today and hope to get more hay for her tomorrow and we are taking out a salt block and some probiotics. They have been feeding her some grain. If you’d like to help her with a donation our PayPal address is bhfer@earthlink.net. Other ways to donate can be found on our website www.bhfer.org. If you have room and the financial means to provide her a home please let us know.

This mare is a proud Arabian beauty that has hope in her eyes – please help us to help her.

Sincerely,
Theresa
Beauty’s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue, Inc.
A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
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BH August 19th – 24th Update

August 19th

"Let me out! Please?" JoJo is so silly! His personalized sign reads “KEEP GATE CLOSED – Don’t let the donkey out no matter what he tells you!”

August 20th

Victoria took an indirect lightening strike several weeks ago. Today is the first time she’s been able to get a hooficure since then. Slow but steady progress!

August 21st

God bless all of our volunteers! We couldn’t do what we do without them!

"If I just look the other way and don’t look at mommy Theresa maybe she won’t see me sneaking up the stairs!"
JoJo is a hoot!

August 22nd

Good morning everyone. I want to apologize for not being on here a lot lately. Losing Gentleman took a huge toll and the sense of loss is as fresh today as it was that morning he left us for Rainbow Bridge. I find myself in tears often – I’m just having a really hard time. When I get up in the morning I still look out the window to see him under his tree but he’s not there. I know he is still with us in spirit but I want to touch him, smell him, and look in his beautiful… eyes and tell him how much he is loved. He meant more to me than words can say. It isn’t the same, it never will be. Anyway, I’m going to kick myself in the backside and try to get in gear again. There are so many others here that need your support. Thanks everyone – have a great day.

This is Jake and Gentleman with friends a few years ago. Jake and GMan are running with the heavenly herd now but they are still very much alive in my heart.

"Mommy Theresa look deep into my eyes – you see my mask on my face, right? If not, look deeper, deeper, DEEPER!"

Give them a bath and how do they thank you? LOL

I want to share in detail, hopefully this weekend, what we found in Attagirl’s x-rays. Her feet have been neglected for a long, long time. She does have some issues but there was absolutely no reason to euthanize her. It’s important to me to share our experiences here in hopes that it may help others. We had to have many x-rays done which were not inexpensive. Her initial vetting, x-rays, farrier work were more than anticipated. The dentist will be here next week to work on her teeth. We’d like to ask everyone that pledged funds to help her to please go ahead and send them in and if anyone else would like to help please just mark your donation for "Attagirl". Donations can be sent via PayPal to bhfer or via various ways on our website at www.bhfer.org. She is going to need to see the farrier every 3 weeks for awhile. She’s a darling little mare. Thank you!

August 23rd

I admit it. I’m petrified of lightening.

So much for the baths and clean flymasks.

Lucy getting some attention from Barbara during the storm.

No sooner are breakfast tubs washed it’s time for lunch. LOL

August 24th

Good morning from Betsy Rose!

"Don’t even think about it JoJo! You’ve got to stop throwing yourself down on the concrete when you have to wear your mask! It’s for your own good – your little pink nose and around your eyes will get sunburned without it."Yes we use sunblock and/or zinc oxide but no sooner do you put it on him he rubs it off onto the closest human in sight!

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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BHFER August 18, 2014 Update

I can’t believe Serenity hasn’t been adopted yet. She’s so sweet. BTW – first time I’ve ridden in awhile.

This little mare is enjoying her Safe Starch forage this morning. Vet appt at 11ish. X-rays around 3 pm. Her name is Attagirl!

We are not pregnant. Whew!

I gave Attagirl a needed bath this morning – she stood like a pro and I think she really enjoyed it. Dr. Ryan Meeks x-rayed her feet and gave us some good news – she has not foundered. She hasn’t got much sole but now she’s got time to grow it – a good diet and some supplements will help. Dr. Julia Simonson examined Attagirl and we got more good news – she is not pregnant! Bloodwork was done. Attagirl is thought to be about 20 years young even though the coggins she came with (issued at auction in GA) states she’s 7 – that’s quite a difference! It was mostly good news for Attagirl today – we are very blessed to have an amazing team of professionals!

Some not so good news is that Attagirl has a bone chip in her back hock – an old injury. It doesn’t seem to be causing any discomfort. She also has some low ringbone in her front right. Now that we have all of today’s info gathered the farrier is the next step – she will be here on Wednesday. Dr. Bess Darrow is going to check her calendar and get Attagirl set up for her dental. It’s rehab time for this little mare. Oh – she taped in at just around 562 lbs.

I can just see JoJo’s mind at work here with Betsy Rose! LOL!

Lucy and CaryLou look to be planning something as Katie rides Serenity this afternoon – these little ones are always up to something!

This is Karol changing out flymasks on Serenity and Bryce today. They are such sweet horses – they need forever homes. Serenity is ready to ride and Bryce is ready to school. Please share their info and help us to find them a home together – they are brother and sister. If we don’t find a home for them soon we may have to separate them to find homes – that would break my heart.

Donovan blew an abscess in his front right. I’m really glad he cooperates when asked to pick up his feet. We’re still working on the back one but it’s much better. His sweating is still not consistent.

It rained off and on all day which meant flymasks off and then on again. The weather report said the rains were done and then the sky would open up again. Victoria got a treatment by Dr. Julia today and she is finally stable enough to get a hooficure done. Would anyone like to help sponsor this? The farrier is coming on Wednesday. Victoria took an indirect lightening strike some weeks ago. Dr. Ryan was amazed when he saw her today – she has improved a lot but still has a ways to go. But she IS improving and for that we are grateful. Slow and steady.

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
Beauty’s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue, Inc.
A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
Website:

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BH Weekend Update: August 15th – 17th 2014

Friday, August 15th

A new sign just for JoJo!!

"Come on CaryLou – mommy Theresa is working in the office. It’s just up the stairs and in that door right there. Let’s surprise her – she’s taken me to work in the office before. We can have a blast – come on!!!"

Donovan is a big teddy bear. It’s great to have Lisa back!

Big day tomorrow – Skye is leaving for his new home and Amber is going to a foster home where there is lots of shade. This place is just not a good place for a horse that sunburns as easy as she does. She’ll get some training too. I hope everyone has a great night – sweet dreams!

Saturday, August 16th

A new day begins. Have a great one everybody!

We need some prayers for Ginger. She is not feeling well. The vet is on the way.

Ginger is doing better this evening – she was pretty gassy and uncomfortable this morning. Kylie noticed that Ginger was down and looking distressed. She checked Ginger’s heart rate and gums – both were not good. Kylie alerted me and as soon as I got to the paddock Ginger had explosive diarrhea. Ginger is the oldest (17) of the two mares – Amber is 6. Dr. Julia examined and oiled both of them today and Ginger got fluids. Ginger’s intake tests upon arrival several days ago indicated anemia, stressed liver and kidneys, her body was breaking down it’s own muscle to live off of (it had already used up all of its fat). Ginger also had a corneal ulcer, heart murmur, rain rot, electrolyte imbalance, etc. Both mares also had quite a bit of sand in their gut and Ginger had a high parasite load. Ginger has a long road of rehab ahead of her but she’s got a great attitude and we have faith that she will pull through. She’s a very good patient.

Amber was supposed to go to a foster home today where there is a lot of shade which she desperately needs – we do not have an empty stall or much shade to offer her. But because Ginger was not feeling well, and they have been together since they got on the trailer last week to come here, we opted to postpone Amber’s departure in case there was something that could be spread (Dr. Julia does not think to be the case – Ginger is just in much worse condition then Amber and starvation has taken more of a toll on her). We’ll reschedule Amber’s departure once Ginger is feeling better and neither of them have signs of diarrhea. This is just a bump in the road and, in cases like Ginger’s, there may be many bumps. Please keep both of them in your prayers. Thank you.

Skye went home with Roxy and her dad today – Roxy is one happy young lady! And some added good news – Morgan went too to keep Sky company! It’s just a foster arrangement for now – we’ll see how it works out. I hate to cut the updates short tonight but I’m beat. Have a good night everyone.

Victoria suffered an indirect lightening strike a few weeks ago but is slowly recovering. She is a proud and beautiful Arabian mare that also believes….

Sunday, August 17th

It never stops – incoming thin pony mare – possibly pregnant and foundered. It’s possible her coffin bone may have rotated – it’s not sounding good. Someone that saw the mare suggested euthanization but the owners didn’t want to/would not do that. We offered to pay for a vet to go out to determine her condition and treat her one way or another – the thought of her having to trailer here or anywhere is upsetting to me but it’s better than her lingering where she is and suffering – but the owner’s want to rehome her. Looking for pledges at this point.

Update: We should never be too quick to judge – the mare was brought to us (in a deeply bedded trailer) by her owners which, I must say, seem to be very nice people that I do believe care about this mare. They recently took her out of a bad situation – it’s the previous owners that put her through auction and neglected her needs that are the ones that should be ashamed. Today, a bloody abscess popped when someone was checking out her feet and it was thought that her P3 had penetrated the sole. That’s when the search for a rescue to take the mare began – the owners didn’t have the resources needed for x-rays and long term rehab but felt she didn’t need to be put down. When I saw a photo of the mare this afternoon, my little voice said to give her a chance and I’m glad she’s here. She is underweight, she has a large sarcoid type lump in her ear, she’s somewhat lame, IDK if she’s pregnant – we’ll figure that out later. Tomorrow she will be vetted and x-rays need to be done. The family that surrendered her wants to come back and volunteer their time. If anyone would like to help this mare we would appreciate it – no amount is too small. We operate totally off of donations which are tax deductible. Thank you.

IDK why JoJo insists on sleeping on the black mats when he could be laying under the shade of the tree or in his stall of shavings. I guess he just wanted to keep Ms Judy company this morning while she cleaned the breakfast tubs.

Winding the day down here – everyone is tucked in. We’re exhausted – the heat and humidity takes a toll. Ginger is doing better today. The new mare is settled in and Dr.Julia will be here tomorrow. We’ll get x-rays done ASAP on the mare and go from there. We’re keeping the faith that she’ll be ok – she’s been through enough bad. She’s so sweet – I could almost bet you that she was once some little girls special pony with ribbons and bows in her mane and tail. It’s really sad that she ended up at auction and in a bad way. Have a good night everyone and please keep the horses in your prayers.

Sincerely,

Theresa

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BHFER August 11th – 13th 2014 Update

And the heavens have opened up.

The rain is good but not in buckets!

Bella on the right and her BFF Sandy happily grazing. Bella is completely off her cough meds and still cough free!!

Betsy Rose, JoJo, and all of the others are all tucked in for the night. Have a good night everyone!

August 12th

‘Got Milk?’

August 13th

Serenity is still looking for her forever home!!

Bryce is still looking for his forever home!! Please share!

The new girls are getting their teeth done today. Ginger needs a few more weeks to grow strong and heal but we are taking applications now so that when she is ready she has a home to go to. We need to free up space for many others that need help. Please share out and if anyone is interested please visit our Facebook Beauty’s Haven Equine Rescue Adoptions page for additional info, reqts, etc. and you can PM us on that page or by PMing Melissa Ingram.

Dr. Bess Darrow taking care of Amber’s teeth.

Dr. Bess Darrow has an awesome set up and the horses love her!

Dr. Bess always has her little doggies with her. Today, Presley got to meet Vegas – they look like twins (except Vegas weighs more). So cute!

OK – there were many people interested in the two TWH mares so now is the time to make giving them a forever home a reality! Ginger will be ready to go in a few weeks and Amber within a week or two. We are taking applications now – we need to free up space for many others that need help. Please share out and if anyone is interested please visit our Beauty’s Haven Equine Rescue Adoptions page for additional info, reqts, etc. and you can PM us on that page or by PMing Melissa Ingram. Please share out and let’s get these girls homes.

Peggy Sue got her hooficure this week. She can’t bend her back leg so we have to do her in the sling.

Betsy Rose is doing well – she’s so lovable!

Matilda and Donovan – they are simply amazing. Matilda – love those long ears!

CaryLou is still "in your face" kinda guy. He’s hilarious with his "strut".

Sincerely,

Theresa

Beauty’s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue, Inc.
A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
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