Sue and Jewel
The fundraiser was a great success! Will
put up pictures soon. The first thing I did was to apply for "non-profit" status and we were accepted. WE ARE
NOW OFFICIALLY A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION!!!
Shiloh is more than ready for a new home, will just need proper feed and farrier work
for a foundered pony.
New horses: In Rehab - Aged Arab gelding,
well broke to ride.
Saddle for sale! We have a 16" heavily tooled, hand-made reining saddle for
sale. We need to get pictures online, but do have them available to email out. The saddle comes out of Texas from
County Line Farrier Service is back! See "services" page for more information.
Fundraiser 2014 Is Under Way.............
The dates are Saturday, October 4th and Sunday, October 5th. I will be putting up the current show-bill on
the website, within the next couple days. If anyone has anything they wish to donate to the silent auction, please contact
us to let us know if you need for it to be picked up, though we'd much rather see you there. I finally found the memory
card with last years pictures on it and have put together a group of them, below. I had a big thank you list ready,
as well, but rather than leave someone out, unintentionally, I'd just like to thank everyone collectively. We had
a great turn out, considering the very damp day, and for the 3rd year in a row, topped the total of the previous year's donations!
It covered 2 big trailer loads of round bales and 3 tons of feed. Providing we are doing fine in the feed department,
this year, the goal is to finish the "non-profit" process. (I have some money squirrelled away, but didn't realize the
full cost as I was getting everything set up.) I'd also like to try to get our truck back on the road again. The
tranny died, last September and we've had to rely on the kindness of friends, whenever we needed a truck and trailer.
WE HAVE SOME EXCITING NEWS TO SHARE........
We have put a 2015 calendar together, using photos that some of the new owners have
sent us, of horses that they purchased/adopted from us. I will post pics of the 2015 calendar as soon as I am able
to get some of them printed. We will be using different horses each year so keep those photos coming!
The first 30 are printed and will be available
at the trail ride on Sunday. There will be more made and we will be putting them up on this page, as well as Ebay, etc.
They will be priced at $20. They were professionally made and feature several pics of each horse for his/her month.
They are also full of wonderful quotes and our logo. This years featured horses are:
Our 5 TBs
Annie and "Little Dan"
Thank you everyone who attended our 2nd annual fundraiser! Thankfully the weather cooperated with us both days, the fun show was a blast and the trail ride was beautiful. The
money raised will greatly help with the care of our rescue horses through the winter months.
Special thanks to:
Ashley and Mark Kelly and Joe
Anne N. Rene
Shayne and Trista
Nikki and Jade
Donna K. The
Jack and Rosemary Gwen
Amanda and JoAnn Josh and Adriane
Janine and Jeff Maria
J and B Western
Turtle River Equine A Bit of Tack
Cyrus the Potter County Line Farrier
And thank you to those that showed up for the trail ride, it was great to see you all!
We will be adding last fall's fundraiser pics in the next week or so......misplaced the memory card
and just found it this week.
Will be adding more fundraiser photos soon!
I've been meaning to mention a few of the extraordinary
people that have had a big part in helping us out this winter. I want to thank Carrie for all the beautiful blankets
she sent us. I can't say enough about Ash and Mark and Kelly for all their help when our water froze up this winter....both
sources became unusable. And I really can't forget to thank those of you that have sent donations, always when we need
it the most: The Dawsons, the Swansons, Deb,Donna and Barb. If I'm forgetting anyone, I apologize from the bottom of
Thanks are in order again, this spring! We'd like to thank Brad, Becky
and Pete for their $$$ donation that we were able to use for our annual springtime worming. Thanks again to Chrissy
for her wonderful pony blanket and tack contribution. We now have pony blankets that are even fancier than our horse
ones, not to mention the "Scottish Plaid" pony fly masks.......especially appealing to us, as we're a good part, Scottish......right
down to our name!
A HUGE thank you for the helpers on our spring workdate!!!
Hope to get up a few pictures, soon. Our good buddies: Mark and Ash, Kelly and Joe, Trista and Wyatt, Lena and
ourselves, managed to set up a huge outdoor arena, they got a hitching post put in for us (our 1st), bad boards replaced on
the outside of the barn and remounted feeders and doors adjusted and better latch systems, on the box stalls in the barn.
With all the hard times we all go through, there comes a time like this, when it makes it all worthwhile.
We recieved a donation today, that is above and beyond any expectation that we
may ever have had. Vic and Trish Thiedek will be heading for their new home in Tennessee next week. Trish
learned about us through our mutual friend/farrier, Kim Otterson. She had up to 2 horses/1 donkey that she asked
us to take on and place for her as the move would leave her with no time. She actually was able to place 2 in marvelous
homes by herself and in bringing the 3rd to us, today, she gifted us with a driving sulky and a much needed 2-3 horse, slant
trailer. I'm still pinching myself to know that I'm not dreaming!!! I hope she realizes what a gift this is.
Ours is so in need of repair and to have a back-up trailer is more than we could ever dream of.
Below are a series of pictures from our 3rd Annual Fundraiser, they're from our 2nd Annual Fun Show and
the following day's trail ride at Pillager State Forest. Even with the weather being on the "damp" side on Saturday,
everyone had a great time!