Monday, November 29, 2010

Lots Going On

Looks like we are gearing up for another storm. I had this winter storm marked on my calendar so I shouldn't have been surprised, but I always am. Much has happened since I last posted. It's all a mix of work, extra work, family, and horses.

But here's the gist of the horse related activities:

  • The trainer who had Tommy and Skippy this summer/fall is ready to bring the kiddos back.
  • That means I need to find a place to put them. All the corral panels are either in use or ear marked for temporary pens/stalls for this winter.
  • We pulled Rabbit out of the pen to wean Mayhem. Rabbit is hanging out on the fence line watching Mayhem. I've never weaned a horse before so this is very stressful for everyone involved. The boys have never been around a mare and foal before so this is all new to them too. I've had to lock the geldings in the dry lot otherwise they want to hang on the fence next to Rabbit. And Rabbit gets upset because she's not in eye sight of Mayhem (because the boys are blocking her view).
  • Rabbit has aggravated her right hind leg so I'm not sure what to do with her now.
  • A winter storm is coming and I don't know where to put everyone. Rabbit will destroy the barn but if I put her in the hay shed next to Mayhem, will that ruin the weaning efforts?
  • Jim and Thor always fight. But this weekend pointed out that Thor is more in charge than I thought.
  • Ivan CAN pull his "man part" into his sheath. We measured him for a blanket but I haven't had time to order it yet. But on the bright side, Ivan can pull it in to his sheath so he's really ok (but I'll still buy him a blanket). Not sure if it's uncomfortable to pull it into the sheath or if he prefers to let it all hang out. But either way, we won't have to worry as much. When the weather warms again, I'll return to applying Nitrofurizon just to keep everything lubed up.
  • Brego scratched his eye and now has a spot on his right eye. It's getting better and he can still see out of it. But there is always that concern that he'll have problems in the future.
  • Still don't have the leanto built or the fence put up (going to attach the temporary fence to the lean to). Not sure if we'll get it built now that everything will be covered in snow.
  • We did repair a portion of the fence along the mare pasture and the dry lot. There wasn't much holding it all together. Luckily the boys don't push too much. I still need to do some fencing so that I can pull the electric fence down. I forgot the solar panel fencer last year in my hast and I don't' want to lose it again (and in the process re-break it).

So that's it, in a nutshell for everything that's been going on with the horses at Borderlands. Lots of other things going on that seem to be taking a majority of my time. I know I'm letting the little things bother me so maybe if I tackle some of the smaller projects I'll not be so stressed out.

It'll be nice to have the ponies back. I sure have missed those naughty ponies. I'm anxious to hear how they behaved for the trainer. I'm sure I'll have stories to tell you all when they come home. I need to make arrangements to get them home. The trainer wanted to drop them off this weekend but I wasn't around. So hopefully they don't mind hanging on to them until tomorrow when I can have a plan in the works for where I want to put them for the winter.

There's always something going on at Borderlands!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Just wanted to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. We are truly blessed at Borderlands to have such wonderful horses and such caring people. Thank you for all you do and for all your support. We couldn't do it without you.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy 5 Month Birthday

Happy five month birthday Mayhem. I can't believe that you're already five months old. It seems like just yesterday we brought you home. Of course you were 2 1/2 months old when we brought you home.

You have grown so quickly (and I haven't even gotten any recent pictures to record your milestone birthdays and growth spurts). You've also come along way. You're turning into such a diva. Even though I don't get to spend more than about a minute with you in the evenings you are such a doll and insist that I groom you.

Even at five months you're starting to come into your own. You are a sweet girl. Hard to imagine the place without you now. I look forward to many more monumental birthdays with you.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Apologise and Rambling

I want to apologize for yesterday's blog. I realize I need a thicker skin to do rescue but it's aggravating none the less. I will do my best to keep my cool and point out the facts and not let my emotions get in the way. But remember, this is a blog and the information is what I have been provided or know about a horse. Some people might not appreciate their horses being called "rescues" or the matter in which the horse came to Borderlands. For those that are offended by the word "rescue" perhaps I'll look for a different word that better associates these horses. For those that are offended by the facts about a horse coming to Borderlands, they are facts and will remain that way. Tracking the history of a horse is very helpful but not always necessary. The goal of Borderlands is the horse. If you don't like how Borderlands is run, provide positive comments or no comments at all.

Now moving on to better topics, it looks as though the winter is officially here. Unfortunately I didn't get everything done that I needed to. Good thing for corral panels. I may need to do some temporary fencing to fix an issue that I overlooked all summer.

We had terrible weather yesterday (freezing drizzle) and it sounds like we'll have freezing rain and snow on Wednesday, along with below zero temps. Just thinking about the temps makes me exhausted. I don't yet have everything set up to pull horses so I'll be working frantically tonight to get stalls ready for tomorrow when I get home from work.

And on a side note, Borderlands is run solely through my paycheck with very little assistance from anyone else. We don't ask for donations as we aren't a non-profit just yet. We also don't have volunteers to take care of the horses. My paycheck funds the sanctuary and all of my free time is taken caring for the horses. I dare anyone to work 40+ hours (but be gone for 10 hours a day, working and drive time), care for 17 horses (ok so there's only 15 right now as the ponies are at the trainers), house work (yup, I'm the only one who does the skirt work), and does family activities (more activity now due to personal issues). Let's see how someone else stands up to that grind for more than a month before they decide it's too much for them. Ok, I'll stop with my ranting.

Thor came up lame early last week so we took him to the vet but without stocks he was not helpful. Luckily I think it was only a stone bruise as he's walking just fine now. Sam also is doing better. It seemed like he was losing weight and was very unhappy about the hay feeding situation. I think I've fixed that by giving him morning soaked alfalfa while I toss out the hay and toss out hay while he's still in the barn at night so there's no uproar by the rest of the herd. Thanks to some new friends, I'm following their advice and giving Sam Tums. Yup, that's right Tums. He eats them like treats (and he insists on his Tum when he walks out the barn). He seems to be doing better and has kept on the pounds.

I'm a little worried about Ivan. After contemplating, we decided to leave him out but he'll be going in when the weather drops below zero and when the wind chill is below zero. With his "man part" permanently sticking out, I want to protect him as much as possible. As Mike pointed out, he's probably dealt with it for years (for sure since last January/February). We measured Ivan, so I'm going to order him a blanket. If anything I hope that the blanket will buffer some of the wind. And since he's a Thoroughbred with thin skin, we're both thinking he'll need a blanket during the cold months of winter.

I'll be switching Rabbit over from her waterproof sheet to a waterproof blanket. She was just starting to put on a winter coat when this nasty weather hit. She doesn't have enough padding yet to withstand the wet weather so I insist on, at minimum, a sheet. We'll see how things progress but I'm betting the blanket will go on soon and stay on. I also noticed she's lame on her left rear. Not exactly sure what's going on but will have the vet look at her when we get her teeth floated. Not sure when that will be. Mayhem will be five months old tomorrow. Still debating on weaning a month early to give Rabbit some time to pack on the pounds. But with the nasty weather coming, I may leave them together over the long holiday and see how things play out.

Keep your fingers crossed that the nasty weather will be short lived and we wont' receive too much nasty weather this winter as a whole. Pray for those horses left out in a pasture with no protection. My heart goes out to them.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ranting and Raving

I am aggrevated, irritated, insulted, and down right sick of people telling me what I should and should not be doing. All I am doing is presenting facts. Nothing more. I am not trying to be rude about it, I'm simply giving the facts that I know.

I am tired of people insulting me along with those people who are trying to do the right thing. Instead those people are bashed time and time again for doing what they thought was right. It might not be the right thing, but at least they tried.

I'm tired of people preaching to me about certain things but in the same breath telling me that they are going to avoid the situation (and stick their head in a fricking hole.. not their words of course).

I'm insulted by people telling me that I didn't provide the correct information. No, what information *I* was given is what I'm providing. Is the information *they* where provided correct, who knows.

Once a horse leaves an owner's possession, who knows what will happen. Contract or no contract, the horse is damned anyway. I'm not willing to change my practices and I'm not about to change any of my information.

Any horse in Borderlands possession is the sole property of Borderlands. I have signed only ONE contract for a horse. I have, and will abide by that contract. All other horses have been taken in on good faith and will follow BORDERLAND POLICIES and no one elses. If someone begs differently, to bad, you gave up the horse.

What I have provided in this blog are the facts as best as I can provide. Some obviously is my ranting and raving. But remember, this is MY BLOG NOT YOURS. DO NOT TELL ME WHAT TO DO. If you don't like it, follow Fugly's advice ( and stop following this blog.

My aplogize to those innocent of this rant.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


I saw another shooting star last night while doing chores. Not sure if that's a good sign or not.

I pulled Thor from the mare pasture last night. After having the farrier look at Thor, I decided I'd put Thor in with the mares so he wouldn't be on dirt/concrete and pestered by the geldings. Well, last night was the last straw for that. I DO NOT tolerate kicking a blind mare. Thor made it clear that he was going to protect Queen and not Babe and lashed out at Babe when she bumped into him. He also managed to demolish one of those over the fence plastic feeders.

Into the big herd Thor went. He was not thrilled but I won't tolerate kicking a blind mare. I didn't see Thor this morning so I'm guessing he was out in the pasture snoozing. I did come up on him yesterday morning while he was sound asleep and dreaming. He spent a large portion of his time curled up in the mare pen these last few days.

Thor does seem to be doing better so I wonder if it wasn't a stone bruise. We are going to wait before we make another attempt at going to the vet. I'll not even mention the hassle of getting Thor to the vet on Monday.

Both Babe and Queen seemed relieved when I pulled Thor out. Wonder what will happen when I put Rabbit in their herd. No luck in finding her heaves medicine at the local shops. Guess I'll order some for her. She does seem to be doing better but I think it has something to do with allergies (now that the combining is done and there isn't as much dust).

Mayhem has become a total diva. She walks right up to me and patiently waits for me to groom her. She is getting a bit naughty so we'll need to start working on manners (and working on halter breaking her).

I was worried that Sam was starting to lose weight. I think his ulcers are back. I was told to try Tums so we bought some but I haven't had a chance yet to try it out on him. I also discovered a better way to grain him. I've always had to deal with soupy grain because of the beet pulp. Now that I'm dealing with pellets instead of shreds life is easier and getting even easier. Sam now gets three separate dishes for his grain mash. One for soaked beet pulp, one for soaked hay pellets (going to switch him over to alfalfa pellets), and one for soaked senior and calf manna. It only took me a year to figure it out. Sam is enjoying his grain. I've also taken to feeding him a small amount of soaked hay pellets (which will switch over to soaked alfalfa pellets) in the morning. He doesn't seem to look as bad as last year (although he had ulcers and a cold last year).

I'm keeping a close eye on everyone to make sure they aren't losing any weight. So far everyone is plump and sassy. I don't have the herd up to full hay ration just yet. Was hoping to wait until the first of December but I don't think that's going to happen. The temps are starting to plummet so we'll see how everything goes. It's about time to turn on the water heaters too.

I'm also debating on when to wean Mayhem. The day before Thanksgiving she'll turn five months old. I'd really like to keep her with Rabbit until she's a full six months old but that puts us right at Christmas. I'm worried that Rabbit won't have enough weight on her yet. She's still thin along her ribs and topline. She's also not putting on her winter coat like I'd prefer. Her belly is starting to get her coat on but nothing else. I did keep a waterproof sheet on her a few days back so I hope that didn't cause any problems. I just don't think she can handle trying to stay warm during a downpour. I need to get more pictures of Rabbit so everyone can see how well she has progressed (and how big Mayhem has grown).

I'm struggling to do chores these days. Still haven't adjusted to daylight savings time. I seem to be doing chores in the dark these days (both morning and night). We also have a pack of coyotes. It bothers me that they are so close. I just hope that they stay away and don't bother the really old and the baby.

No measurable snow as of yet but I'm sure that will change very soon. And then it will be back to the daily grind of winter chores I need to regroup my thinking and figure out how I'll handle winter chores. It means hauling warm water from the house out to the barn and taking in beet pulp to soak.

I'm in communications with another very new horse rescue/sanctuary. If something falls through, we may be getting an old, thin mare. We'll see. Luckily the people involved want to do the right thing (and were totally uneducated about slaughter). Every time I talk with this other rescue, I get so enthusiastic about rescue and education. I really do need to sit down and get things figured out. There's so many who are uneducated about slaughter. Maybe that will be my winter project I'll work on after chores are done and the horses are tucked in for the night.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Thor and a Shooting Star

Saw a shooting star this morning. I took it as a good sign. Well, part of the morning is good. I have an appointment for Thor at 2pm today. It's the latest we could get in. Unfortunately the normal vet is out so we're headed to a different vet office. We'll see if I like them better. Keep your fingers crossed that whatever is wrong with Thor is not major. I dont' want anything life altering. I can handle "pain in the butt", I can't handle life/death altering.

Also, this morning as I was pulling in to the gas station, who should be pulling out but the local (and very skummy) horse trader/killbuyer. He had half a load in his big gooseneck. I'm positive he was headed to Corsica. Luckily it'll be the last sale of the year for Corsica and then they are changing to weekends so maybe I can go and save the worst of the worst. That trader/KB makes me want to punch him in his face. It makes me feel slightly better that he thinks he's a big shot until he goes to one of the more major sales and then he's a nobody and no one bids on his horses. Still, it's disheartening to see horses headed to a fate so unknown. I'm sure he bought them at Saturday's Kramers sale (which I didn't have the energy to attend), and that he's going to take them through as loose horses. Never ending. Need to start fundraising to pull horses from auctions.

I must remember seeing the shooting star and to keep that as a good sign of good things to come. Keep your fingers crossed and please keep Thor in your thoughts and prayers.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Thor Pictures

For all that Thor has been through, he still has a laid back attitude. He's now in with the mares so that he's not harrassed by the geldings and so he's on softer ground. I'm calling the vet tomorrow to see if we can't get him in. The following are pictures I took of Thor the day before we lost Joe.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Injured Thor

I'm feeling a bit guilty. Drove right past Kramers this afternoon but we didn't stop to see what horses were there. I just don't seem to have the energy today. After not being vocal enough at two separate auctions and with Thor being injured I just dont' have much energy.

We'll be headed to the vets early this week. Thor is having some serious hoof problems. I hope it's nothing serious but it's definitely painful for him. We had the farrier come out right away Saturday morning but he couldn't find anything. And with Thor being so large and uncooperative (didn't have stocks to put him in), we decided it might be safer to take him to the vets.

The only problem, no vets are available today. We I have to wait until Monday morning to make a couple phone calls. My vet is gone until Wednesday so I will try to get in to a different vet. Hopefully it's nothing too serious. But whatever it is, it'll be another vet bill. At minimum we were thinking it's an absess but it could be something bigger like ringbone or navicular. We wont' know until we have an x-ray done on him.

Poor guy. I put him in with Babe and Queen so that he wouldn't get picked on by the rest of the herd, and so he'd stay off the concrete and dirt. He's been curled up ever since I put him in the pen with the mares. Luckily the mares are laid back. I just feel bad. I wish I would have caught this sooner but I still would have struggled finding a vet.

Tis the season for vet visits.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Because of Love

This email came through and I wanted to share. It brought tears to my eyes. I must be one of the "old ones".

Because of Love
A brother and sister had made their usual hurried, obligatory pre-Christmas visit to the little farm where dwelt their elderly parents with their small herd of horses. The farm was where they had grown up and it had been named Lone Pine Farm because of the huge pine, which topped the hill behind the farm. Through the years the tree had become a talisman to the old man and his wife, and a landmark in the countryside. The young siblings had fond memories of their childhood here, but the city hustle and bustle added more excitement to their lives, and called them away to a different life.

The old folks no longer showed their horses, for the years had taken their toll, and getting out to the barn on those frosty mornings was getting harder, but it gave them a reason to get up in the mornings and a reason to live. They sold a few foals each year, and the horses were their reason for joy in the morning and contentment at day's end.

As their children prepared to leave, the young couple confronted the old folks "Why don't you at least dispose of The Old One? She is no longer of use to you. It's been years since you've had foals from her. You should cut corners and save so you can have more for yourselves. How can this old worn out horse bring you anything but expense and work? Why do you keep her anyway?"

The old man looked down at his worn boots, with holes in the toes, scuffed at the barn floor and replied, " Yes, I could use a pair of new boots. His arm slid defensively about the Old One's neck as he drew her near with gentle caressing he rubbed her softly behind her ears. He replied softly, "We keep her because of love. Nothing else, just love."

Baffled and irritated, the young folks wished the old man and his wife a Merry Christmas and headed back toward the city as darkness stole through the valley.

The old couple shook their heads in sorrow that it had not been a happy visit. A tear fell upon their cheeks. How is it that these young folks do not understand the peace of the love that filled their hearts?

So it was, that because of the unhappy leave-taking, no one noticed the insulation smoldering on the frayed wires in the old barn. None saw the first spark fall. None but the "Old One". In a matter of minutes, the whole barn was ablaze and the hungry flames were licking at the loft full of hay. With a cry of horror and despair, the old man shouted to his wife to call for help as he raced to the barn to save their beloved horses. But the flames were roaring now, and the blazing heat drove him back. He sank sobbing to the ground, helpless before the fire's fury. His wife back from calling for help cradled him in her arms, clinging to each other, they wept at their loss. By the time the fire department arrived, only smoking, glowing ruins were left, and the old man and his wife, exhausted from their grief, huddled together before the barn.

They were speechless as they rose from the cold snow covered ground. They nodded thanks to the firemen as there was nothing anyone could do now. The old man turned to his wife, resting her white head upon his shoulders as his shaking old hands clumsily dried her tears with a frayed red bandana. Brokenly he whispered, "We have lost much, but God has spared our home on this eve of Christmas. Let us gather strength and climb the hill to the old pine where we have sought comfort in times of despair. We will look down upon our home and give thanks to God that it has been spared and pray for our beloved most precious gifts that have been taken from us. And so, he took her by the hand and slowly helped her up the snowy hill as he brushed aside his own tears with the back of his old and withered hand. The journey up the hill was hard for their old bodies in the steep snow. As they stepped over the little knoll at the crest of the hill, they paused to rest, looking up to the top of the hill the old couple gasped and fell to their knees in amazement at the incredible beauty before them. Seemingly, every glorious, brilliant star in the heavens was caught up in the glittering, snow-frosted branches of their beloved pine, and it was aglow with heavenly candles. And poised on its top most bough, a crystal crescent moon glistened like spun glass. Never had a mere mortal created a Christmas tree such as this. They were breathless as the old man held his wife tighter in his arms.

Suddenly, the old man gave a cry of wonder and incredible joy. Amazed and mystified, he took his wife by the hand and pulled her forward. There, beneath the tree, in resplendent glory, a mist hovering over and glowing in the darkness was their Christmas gift. Shadows glistening in the night light. Bedded down about the "Old One" close to the trunk of the tree, was the entire herd, safe. At the first hint of smoke, she had pushed the door ajar with her muzzle and had led the horses through it. Slowly and with great dignity, never looking back, she had led them up the hill, stepping cautiously through the snow. The foals were frightened and dashed about. The skittish yearlings looked back at the crackling, hungry flames, and tucked their tails under them as they licked their lips and hopped like rabbits. The mares that were in foal with a new years crop of babies, pressed uneasily against the "Old One" as she moved calmly up the hill and to safety beneath the pine. And now, she lay among them and gazed at the faces of the old man and his wife. Those she loved she had not disappointed. Her body was brittle with years, tired from the climb, but the golden eyes were filled with devotion as she offered her gift--- Because of love. Only Because of love. Tears flowed as the old couple shouted their praise and joy... And again the peace of love filled their hearts.

This is a true story.

Waiting for Something

It feels like I'm waiting for something. I'm not sure what that something would be. My guess is that it has to do with the fast approaching winter. Or maybe it's the downpour we are currently having. Or maybe it's trying to find the time to hunt down the paperwork to be incorporated. Or maybe it's the horse sale in Mitchell in just over a month. Or maybe the ads for cheap horses that keep appearing. Or maybe it's just that I haven't adjusted to daylight savings time yet.

Some years are fine while other years I struggle. My biggest struggle right now is getting chores done before it's pitch black . To keep the sanctuary running, I must work. Unfortunately I have to work 10 hour days this week which puts a bind in getting chores done at night. By the time I pull into the driveway, the sun has already set. I currently drive to work in the dark and drive home watching the sun set. Unfortunately I don't know that this will change for the next two months as I having to get a huge project done before the new year. I might be able to swing getting home at a somewhat better time starting next week but there's still stress in finding time to get everything done.

Sam has also added to my stress level lately. We've known that he's a hard keeper but he's been off for the past week. I can't place my thumb on what's wrong but I know he's not himself. I'm wondering if his ulcers aren't flaring up. He had ulcers last year around this time. I wonder if he's stressing over the feeding routine/schedule now that I have to throw out hay.

I am contemplating buying pelleted timothy hay and feeding him that instead (soaked of course). I am pumping him full of grain which is a cause for ulcers but I don't know what else I can do to keep the weight up. I'm wondering if I shouldn't just switch him over completely to pelleted food that I can soak. I'm starting him on alfalfa but he's so engrossed in his grain mash that he ignores the alfalfa for the most part. If I wasn't so worried about him colicing and stocking up, I'd simply turn him into a stall horse and stall him for the nights during winter. I wish I had more time in the mornings to grain him. If I want to grain him, I would have to get up at 4am to feed him and go back out an hour later to feed everyone else. It's an option I may have to consider.

The only other horse I'm concerned about is Rabbit. She doesn't have enough weight on her yet and she doesn't have a winter coat. But I think soon that'll change. I'm going to pull Mayhem off and put Rabbit in with the other mares over Thanksgiving. I'm thinking Rabbit may just wear a blanket all winter if she doesn't pack on the pounds and/or put on a winter coat.

I'm also considering putting Ivan in a blanket all winter. I'll always have to stall him in the coldest weather but I'm thinking if I put a blanket on, at least the blanket would block the coldest of winds from his "man part". I'm not sure what else to do to keep Ivan comfortable since he can't retract his "man part" into his sheath. A protective shield (aka blanket) is the next best thing I can think of (other than turning him into a stall baby, which may be an option).

I think some of the stress will melt away once we build the open front. We had the bare skeleton built but the wind blew it down. I think once the open front is built and I can lock horses in, I'll feel more comortable about the upcoming winter.

My biggest concern is not knowing what winter will be like. Will it be like last year or years past? If it's like last year, I'll be worried not only for the Borderland herd, but for the other horses left to fend for themselves in a pasture. There needs to be more I can do. Maybe that's the biggest part of what's bothering me. I don't feel as though I'm doing enough. There's always something more that I could be doing. But at this point, I can't find the time and even if I could find the time, I'm not sure what it would be.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Joe's Sunset

The evening of Joe's passing we had an absolutely gorgeous sunset. I'll thank Joe for it. The memories are still too fresh to talk about his passing. But I wanted to leave you with some pictures of the skies (courtesy of Joe).

Monday, November 8, 2010


aack, I MUST STOP looking at the local ads. I just get furious. Found a young mare that needs a new home. The price was cut in half. She's sure to be picked up by a killbuyer. I saw four horses listed for cheap on the local ads. Nothing over $300 and it was $300 or OBO. They were all OBO (or best offer).

Uugh, why did I not buy additional hay?!?! I need to do some searching and see if I can't come up with some cheap hay so I can bring more horses in to the sanctuary.

Getting so frustrated.

2fers for Stupid People

GRRR... someone go pick these babies up before a killbuyer does.

2 for 1 Tennessee Walker - $100 (Rock Rapids,IA)

Date: 2010-11-08, 5:50AM CST
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]


I have two six month old horses for sell. one is bay in color and the other is bay with white blaze and white socks. they are starting to get use to humans around them. i just have to many horses. need to get rid of some. call 605-214-4183

Thursday, November 4, 2010

South Dakota Horse Sales

Just read the South Dakota Horse sale catalog consignment. Looks like there's a sale in November and not another one until February and they are moving the sale date to Saturday. Not sure what that means for loose horses but it may mean I'll be going to Corsica more often. If I can go to Worthing, I can go to Corsica. Just need to start fundraising and haul a trailer.

They did mention the Canada and Mexico laws stating that loose horses must be free of drugs. Canada requires each horse to have EU paperwork. Mexico only requires that an owner with multiple horses fill out one form. Rather upsetting. We need to start pulling horses from Corsica since no one else will.

Maybe by February I'll have a better idea of what's going on. I just need an "in" at the Corsica sale so that I can go and get a feel for the auctioneer and actually SEE the horses first before they run through the ring. Wish we had a pot o' money to go and pull horses from that terrible auction.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Whoo hooo!! We're going to actually get Mayhem's papers!!!! I figured it was a lost cause but the previous previous owner got everything sent in and figured out. The previous owner will be getting them in the mail. And then we'll be getting them!

Hope we can get her registered with the name we've been calling her!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Don't Get it

ARG. I had an entire blog written and blogger wouldn't publish. So the short of my venting is that someone contacted me to transport horses today. I couldn't because it was too late notice.

All I know is that there are 19 arabians looking for homes. None are broke to ride. I dont' know if they were taken following the correct process or if not. The person in charge has had issues with following proper procedures.

This same person contacted me about three emaciated horses. I can't take any more horses on since I am not sure I have enough hay to get me through winter as it is. Any emicated horse would push me over. I saw the pictures though, they look terrible.

On the bright side, someone put an ad for a free horse on Kelo and the only responses she got back were warning her not to give away a free horse (or at least to check references). I did email her and she said she'll probably just pull the ad and put some training on the horse. Good call. Should have donethat in the first place. Problem is, she'll probaby breed the mare instead. This same person breeds HYPP N/N horses. We don't need any more HYPP N/N horses in the world.

I just don't get it any more.

Making my blood boil

This ad totally burns me. If I could afford to go get this poor horse, I'd be there in a flash.

Free Horse 19 year old (Northfield)

Date: 2010-11-01, 11:36PM CDT
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]


Hi there we have a under weight saddle bred that needs a new home she is a great horse will do what ever you ask of her very easy going horse loves to be riden by kids anyone great horse just a little thin needs a little extra weight to make it though the winter so if she sounds like she would be right for you just give me a call please 507-685-2675 thanks

Wish I was closer.