Monday, June 16, 2008


We have decided to name the new mare from the desert, America. We named her after the line from America's song which goes "I've been through the desert on a horse with no name". So, America it is. This is a very sweet and friendly mare, approx 20 years old, a tattooed Thoroughbred. Unfortunately, her tattoo is too faded to trace her information. She does have front shoes on and we believe she is probably very well broke.

America video from today.

Big thanks to Kelly who donated flymasks to the Shiloh Horses! Also thanks to Janice who donated money to purchase more...

A really nice woman came out today to try out Cooper for a possible adoption, it looked like a great match and we are hoping that she decides to adopt him. He's a sweet gelding who deserves a home of his own.

We will be going to the Fallon, Nevada auction this coming Saturday. It is a new auction, run by the people who run the feedlot up there, and they are thinking there may be up to 100 horses run through. It is a 7-8 hour drive for us, so we will be staying overnight. Many of these Fallon horses ship direct either to Mexico or Canada, so we need to do what we can to save the horses we can. We will be using our Slaughter Fund to help pay for our auction bill. If you would like to contribute, please do so here. One hundred percent of the funds go directly to paying the bill and as always, we will give a full accounting of each horse's cost. Shiloh has regularly saved horses for as little as $25.00- up to $250, so any amount truly does save a life. Shiloh only bids on the horses who are being bid on by the Killer, if a family looking for a horse or "normal looking" horse person bids, we stop.

Here is a reminder of why we drive hours and hours to get to an auction and why we do what we do. This video is very hard to watch, but it is the reality of what horses are going through. See Video here, WARNING IT IS GRAPHIC!

1 comment:

Katherine said...

America is a very sweet mare that loves attention for sure! I could not see her tattoo, as you say, but she appreciated the time I spent petting and talking to her.