Sue and Jewel
I can't believe I forgot to put it on this page, but it is all over Facebook, that we're having our spring fundraiser
horse show tomorrow, May 30th, at the Pillager Fairgrounds at 10:00. It's a fun show, open to everyone and mostly
traditional events. This notice is too late for most, but if you're local and have no plans, join us!
The Spring Fundraiser was a total success!!! Great day.....great turn-out.....had so much great help,
that I really got to visit with everyone.....couldn't be happier! To see a ton of photos, go to the "Great Expectations
Fundraiser Page" on Facebook. I'll get a few pics on here, later.
The fall 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!!!
7/16/15 - New horse for sale:
10 year old grade Appaloosa trail horse, a mare named "Whinny". See her ad under "Horses For Sale".
Also have 2 new horses in: 22 year old grade quarterhorse mare, trail riding horse. Registered
Pinto gelding, professionally started years ago, will need somewhat of a "restart". Great project horse. Will
be adding pictures of these 2 soon, under "horses for sale".
4/1/15-Update on Sonic: He will be ridden here in the next week or so, just to be
sure he's the same sort of horse he was, when we placed him years ago. His weight is back on and we'll be putting on
new pictures real soon. He has the most wonderful personality, he's a "people horse" as well as a real clown!
5/1/15-Update on Sonic: We will be placing
him into the right home, at no charge, as a companion horse. If you go to the page that he's listed on, the "for
sale" page....there will be an explanation.
Saddle for Sale: Used Trail-Blazer saddle, 14 1/2" seat, 5 1/4" gullet. This saddle has seen
a lot of use, but has many years of use left. The fleece is worn down and it could use a "re-fleecing" at some point,
but is ready to use right away, with a good saddle pad. There is one concho missing on the back, where you'd tie on
large saddle bags (easily replaced) and a dent in the silver on the saddle horn. Pictures will show all.
It is a chocolate brown (dark oil) color, with some buck-stitching. It'd make a great trail saddle, it's really comfortable
and could even be used as a back-up "show saddle" in small horse shows. It has "quick-change" stirrups and big silver
plates on the back. Asking $225.00
This is a collage I made, using some of the photos taken at out 2014
Fundraiser Horse Show. I literally ended up printing it out and taking a picture of "the picture", emailing it to us,
downloading it a memory card and uploading it on this site. The site I created it on kept trimming too much off to use
their emailed copy. Just explaining as the quality could have been better. Will probably add a second one, as
I have a lot more pictures.
These pictures were taken the 2nd day of our Fundraiser Weekend, the day of the trail ride. There were many more
people there, but Brook was only able to grab a few photos as she had her hands full with her horse, that day. I missed
the ride, sadly, as I was extremely sick that weekend, or there would have been a bunch more pictures.
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!