We are driving back to Shiloh now with mom and foal and another old crippled paint gelding who was going to ship to slaughter tomorrow morning.
We have named the mom Nevada and we have named the newborn Battle Born after the Nevada state motto. After all he was born in the midst of a horse welfare battle on a slaughter feedlot. We can call him BB. Nevada gave birth to BB in the mud and snow of the feedlot surrounded by other horses on Christmas Day.
Of course, we rescued 9 more horses today making a total of 18 feedlot horses rescued in the past week. Two truckloads of slaughterbound horses are shipping out tomorrow from this lot. It was very hard to walk around and see the horses who will be killed and not try to save some of them.
So, we rescued Wampum, the older paint in the trailer, a one eyed palomino mare who is well broke for riding, another palomino dude string mare, a weanling filly, a Thoroughbred gelding who has worked on a ranch, an Appy pony, a Saddlebred gelding who looks like he was someone's show horse, and of course Nevada and BB.
We used our Slaughter Fund to help pay for these horses. The total for all 18 horses was just over $3600.00.
Thank you to everyone for your support! More info and photos coming tomorrow!