One of Shiloh's signs...
Laramie in Little Vacation Village. He is looking great and keeping his weight up.
Jackson in Little Vacation Village. Jackson is an older Sanctuary horse who has Shivers.
Seemore in the Mare motel where he is being treated for his hoof abscess. He was feeling much better today.
The shade of City Center was very busy.
Tanya and TC. Tanya is riding and caring for TC now. He remains a Shiloh horse- his JC registered name is Tony Curtis, and Tony won't let me adopt him out! :o) Tanya and TC make a great pair and TC enjoys having a person of his own.
Emily rode Priceless today. They were a great team and explored all over the ranch. Abbey rode Moses again, they are also a perfect pair.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
One of Shiloh's signs...
Did you know that Las Vegas means "The Meadows"? It got it's name from this very area!
In fact, the Springs that were once here were the beginning of the entire Vegas area. Travelers and Pioneers would stop here for water as they head further west. It was an oasis in the harsh desert and the perfect place to settle. Huge herds of cattle were even able to be grazed on the lush grass surrounding the Springs. Of course, Native Americans were here first and they used the water to cultivate gardens to grown food.
There are really cool trails all over this place!
They have a really neat interactive museum. It tells all about the area's history...
You can even experience a flash flood first hand! Now that was a bit scary!
They have a very good short film to watch as well. I learned all about what I can do to help conserve water in the desert.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
ROY UPDATE: Roy is staying in the clinic another few days, his catheter site is still really inflamed and swollen. We are playing it better safe than sorry, especially when there is a Jugular vein involved. Otherwise he is ready to come home...
Sanctuary Horse, Seemore is now in the Mare Motel being treated for a hoof abscess. Poor guy, but another thing we deal with out in the dry desert. He should be feeling better in a few days.
We welcome one of our new Shiloh Riders, Kelly. Kelly was riding with Elisa and is now an official Shiloh rider. She worked with Bombay, Broadway and Woody today.
We are still looking for some more riders, especially someone who likes to work with young horses, weanlings, yearlings, etc. They all need consistent handling to help them find homes. We are also looking for some riders who can help evaluate and exercise the adoptable horses. We pay $10.00 per ride. Back in the "old days", I rode and worked with all the horses personally. But with 140 in the rescue, I just don't have the time. We are hoping to go to another slaughter auction in a few weeks to save more horses, so we need the help. If you are interested in helping us out, please email Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is Cortez guarding Salsa. Actually, we think Salsa is playing dead!
Area 51 this morning.
Kelly working Woody in the round pen. We had given Woody some time off in the pastures for the last few months and we are starting his adoption evaluation now. He is going sound and just loves attention.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
I am so thankful that he had a safe place to pass on. He was very loved and will be greatly missed. Galaxy is buried at Shiloh.
Here he is in last Saturday's Basic Horsemanship class. He was such a gentle soul.
Wasabi out in Big Pasture.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Heavenly got a bath by some new hard working volunteers...
Our Farrier was out, working hard...
The vet testing horses left for this month's test. Waco, Shadow, Pablo and Dodge will be back next week. Here is Dodge getting into the trailer... Elisa worked with City Slicker... Abbey helped Sally give some meds to Flower.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday was a busy day, as all the days are. Another very hot one, but much more humid than it normally is. We had some rain and thunderstorms as well as gusts of incredibly strong wind for a few nights.
The high winds caused some damage at the ranch, an isolation area shelter blew over, as did some roofing on City Center and one of the Wanderers' wooden sheds. It's so strange out in the Valley, huge gusts will blow through, almost like little tornadoes. A few years ago one blew in and completely destroyed our old Bungalow area. Luckily, no one has been hurt in any of this damage...
One of the Wanderer's old wooden shelters flew right up and over the fence! These wooden sheds are super duper heavy!
Super Gummie pen members, Mendoza, Vista and Heavenly shared their food with Sausage Patti on Tuesday morning.