Monday, March 16, 2009

Tumbleweed

This morning as we drove to Shiloh, we came across a concerned woman walking an emaciated horse down the road about one mile from Shiloh. Of course, we stopped and asked if we could help. She said, "well, I am bringing the horse to you." Late the night before in the same area, she had almost hit the horse on the road. As there are no street lights in that area, she did not see the horse until she was almost upon it. She stopped and tried to find it again with her car lights, but in the dark, she couldn't see the horse. So, this morning she went back and found the horse standing by the road again. That is when we came along. Jill stayed with the horse, while Sally and Sharil went to Shiloh to get the trailer. We brought her to the rescue and she is now comfortably relaxing and eating in the barn. We have named her "Tumbleweed". She is very sweet and friendly, but emaciated. Another horse dumped in the desert. Of course, whoever dumped her one mile away from the rescue must have known she would make her way to Shiloh. Sally with Tumbleweed on the side of the road.

All we had was a piece of baling twine in the back of the truck. The woman who found her was using her purse strap! Shiloh is one mile straight down the road behind her.

Emaciated.


Poor girl...


More photos from Sunday and Today!



We had some special visitors on Sunday, Families who are members of F.E.A.T.- Families for Early Autism Treatment. The kids had a great time with all of the animals and the rescue horses really enjoyed the extra attention! Here are P. Shaggy and Rugrat with the kids...


Jimmy Dean got in on the attention too!

Capone stood quietly for some gentle grooming and loving...

Orlando and some of the kids...

Rugrat.

Sitka eats her Equine Senior this morning in her barn stall.

We moved Capone, who is doing so much better, out of the barn and into the Mare Motel. He is as happy as a clam and can wander from there. Here he is enjoying his Equine Senior...

We moved Ketchum and Booty out of Fear Factor and the Duplexes and put them out in Big Vacation Village where they caused a ruckus!

Providence had his hooves trimmed...

White Cloud was moved out of the Mare Motel and out into a big Duplex. He is right next to his friends, Sweetie, Val, and Lovely, who are in Fear factor.

Out in the Cuckoo's Nest Pasture, Stretch and Vanilla enjoyed the warm sun...

Keller and GG relaxing in the VC pen. That is the end of Assisted Living behind them.

Enjoy this video of Levi having some fun in the turn out today. He might be tiny, but in his mind, he is as big as Tanis and Cochise in the turn out next door! Leviis really feeling his oats and we are all looking forward to his gelding day on April 1st...



4 comments:

the 4 D's said...

Welcome To Shiloh Tumbleweed!!!
Looking forward to meeting you.
Deonna

Mikey said...

Oh my goodness, that poor horse! That is deplorable that the horse got in that condition in the first place. I'm SO glad she made it to Shiloh. Man..
That Levi, lol, what a character! And Tanis, he is so beautiful. What gorgeous animals.
Thank you also for the picture of Keller. I love to see that girl, she's a special old girl. Thank you again for taking care of her forever. You are truly the perfect home for her. She's safe.

Mom said...

I wonder how long Tumbleweed had been out there. She is so emaciated. How sad not to know the history of some of these horses. Were they once loved? I'm glad she has come to Shiloh.

Eric Clayton said...

Welcome to Shiloh, Tumbleweed! Can't wait to see you all fattened up and healthy.

It's a shame, truly a shame. She looks like she has been out there in the desert for weeks.