Friday, July 3, 2015

Savanna Four Years Later

Just wanted to share. This is Savanna. We pulled her from an auction in April 2011 pregnant and emaciated. A week later she gave birth to a little colt (Jett). Once we separated Savanna and Jett, both were adopted to amazing owners who have provided amazing education.

I am always so thrilled to see pictures of both and to see how far each horse as come. I just had to share! We were such a small part of Savanna's life. Her owner has done amazing work with her. Savanna isnt' the same horse that we pulled thanks to her owner's consistency and patience. Simply amazing.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Arab Mare at Louisiana Feedlot

Another beauty that deserves better

#2795  Stanna


Stanna is an adult purebred Arabian mare. She was another one that was one's pet that was not treated like a pet should be. She needs someone to take her home and treat her like she deserves to be treated. Shipping date is Wednesday, July 1 @ 12 p.m.

Purchasing Information

Location: Bastrop, LA
Contact: Katrina (870) 703-9996 Text is Preferred
Shipping Deadline: Wednesday, July 1 @ 12 p.m.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Buckskin Beauty on the Washington Feedlot

This is one stunning guy (even just from the pictures). Image what he looks like in person!
Orris - Buckskin Quarter Horse Gelding - $400

Orris is an older saddle horse who should still have many years left. He appears to be in good condition and sound from what I can see. He was not wanting to be caught as there were new horses just added into his pen and it was a bit chaotic. He has a scar on his hip that looks to be from an ols injury. He is supposed to be in his teens but I did not look at his teeth to verify. I would guess him to be about 14'2hh.

Location: Sunnyside, WA
Deadline: 7/03/15
Contact: Sabrina 206-250-5115

#NPCommPix - July Challenge

I didn't get to do the other photo challenge from Stride for Success so maybe I'll get July's photo challenge accomplished instead.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Not Goodbye but See You Later

I knew it was coming and yet I still turned a blind eye. In my mind my brain knew but my heart wasn't ready. I came home Friday night to discover that our faithful little house dog had had a stroke. She didn't improve. We spent the night with her, snuggling on the couch and called the vet in the morning to make arrangements. I'd known a month ago that we needed to put her down a month ago but neither Mike or I could make that call. We said goodbye Saturday morning. I'm still a little in shock and am heartbroken even though I knew it was coming and had to be done. But I hate saying goodbye. This goodbye was a lot harder than some of the others for some reason. I'm guessing because I spent 12 years living with the same dog and being responsible for 12 years. Only Dude has been with us longer. But it's a little different because Trouble lived with us. She snuggled with us, slept with us, ate with us, went on family vacations with us. She wasn't just a dog, but a family member.

I have dealt with death many times and for some reason didn't understand what others were going through when they lost their beloved house dog. Now I do. We lost LeRoy, my beloved shepherd mutt on Christmas Day 2007 and that was a heartache but the passing of Trouble seems to be an even bigger heartache.

I'm not sure if it's better to plan for it and cry for the few days between the phone call and the actual deed or if it's better to have the shock of making the decision and having to act quickly. I think I'm still reeling but being that Trouble was with us for 12 years is probably the biggest deciding factor. I'm not sure how many times in the past 24 hours I've thought "oh I need to let Trouble out" or "oh her water dish is empty" but then I remember.

And the worst is she gave me the look. That look of "what are they doing to me" just before she passed. That will haunt me for awhile.

So while we continue with our daily chores and tasks at the Sanctuary, our hearts are very sorrowful and we all need time to adjust. If I'm not  posting anything (or at least not posting about the daily activities at the Sanctuary, it's because I dont' want to bring anyone down and I'm simply at a loss for words because I'm still dealing with the loss.)

This is not goodbye but See Ya Later Alligator.

18Yr old QH in Texas Feedlot

Sacramento - 18yr Chestnut Quarter Horse Type Gelding- $775

Sacramento is a sweet and gentle gelding who has a larger frame and should be able to carry a larger rider at 15h+. He seems like a been ther, done that, good ol' boy just ready for his next chapter in life. This horse was accidentally loaded to safety but returned when the mistake was discovered. Being so close to freedom, it would be really nice if he were to get a chance. I am guessing he is 18-20 years old.

Contact: Sabrina 206-250-5115
Deadline: ASAP Can ship anytime

20yr old Buckskin at Washington Feedlot

From the same family that owned the older Arabian. Doesn't seem fair.

Old Faithful - 20yr Buckskin Gelding - $300

Old Faithful and his buddy came to the feedlot together after a change of circumstances from their elderly owner. He is a very sweet gelding who is polite and easy to handle. He has had the same owner and has been with his buddy for his whole life. He is broke but has a swayback so would probably be best suited for light riding. Old Faithful stands approx 13'3hh and will need routine basic care. 

Location: Sunnyside, WA
Deadline: 7/03/15
Contact: Sabrina 206-250-5115