Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Back at Shiloh...

It's so nice to be home, but we had a wonderful time in San Diego. All was well with the animals while we were gone but we missed everyone.

Great news as we SOLD OUT of the beaded horse shoes at the Hotel Del events! We sold 45 horse shoes, every single one was picked up! So the Shiloh Horses earned a whopping $1020.00 which translates to one big red shelter! They gave up their shoes and earned it! We will be adding the money to our $3,000 shelter grant that we are receiving from the EQUUS Foundation. This will enable us to buy four big red shelters, enough for The Duplexes, Little Vacation Village and the Visually Challenged pen. Now we have to furiously bead more shoes as we will be selling them in Sedona, AZ in two weeks time...

A beautiful day at the rescue today, the weather was just perfect.

Today we are saying good bye to boarded adopted horses Blue Moon and Twinkle. They are heading to their new home in North Carolina with Nancy and Carol. Their new green pasture actually has a stream running through it! Not bad for two little feedlot babies who were born at a rescue. We also are saying good bye to Chico, who is going to live with Shiloh's friend, Jo Deibel in PA. He will also enjoy green grass and be spoiled for the rest of his life. Thanks Jo! All three horses are being picked up tonight.

Sidewinder was worked a bit in the round pen. He is sound and willing and will begin his adoption evaluation next week.

Sheriff, Ethel and Taco with Fiesta in the back ground.

The new guys, Spice, Harmony, Bonanza and Boone had some fun in the turn out.

We are worried about old Mendoza. He is just really losing weight. He has very few teeth left to chew with, his whole jowl is actually atrophied and sunken in from the lack of teeth. The vet gave him a steroid injection last week to try to boost his appetite. He eats a mush of senior feed, alfalfa pellets, etc, but it basically just falls right out of his mouth now. We have moved him into the barn so we can really keep a close eye on him. Otherwise, he is still interested in his life and friends...




1 comment:

Found art blog said...

Do you need more beads then? I shall go hunting for them!! Hugs to Mendoza too.