Nevada and Battle Born were saved for $375.00.
First, I just want to say something about the Fallon Feedlot where we went. It was snowing and freezing when we went to pick up the horses and see if there were others we could save. There were approx 80 horses on the lot and the trucks were arriving the next morning to pick up a load (approx 30 horses) and head up to the Canadian slaughterhouse. Two truckloads were scheduled to ship out this week. We were told that the young horses (weanlings and under) would be shipped to a large feedlot in Montana where they would be held for slaughter. Babies are killed twice a month in Canada off of this MT feedlot to meet the demand for veal type meat overseas. I know it is hard and horrifying to imagine, but this is what happens.
Luckily, we were able to save seven more horses from shipping the following day. We purchased a one eyed Palomino mare who is well broke for riding ($270) , another six year old Palomino mare who was used on a dude string ($350), Wampum ($350), an arthritic older paint who was in pain from his arthritis and the cold (he was trailered home along with Nevada and BB), a stressed Saddlebred gelding ($255) who came from CA (a non-slaughter state). I chose this gelding as I was told how he would have to be put into the front of the double decker due to his high head carriage. We also saved an Appy Pony ($150), a weanling filly ($90) and a tattooed Thoroughbred gelding ($350) who had been used on a ranch. These seven horses will be trailed to Shiloh this coming monday. Our ninth horse from the first group, a chestnut gelding who was a camp horse, will also be added to this load.
That makes 18 horses saved off of this lot for $4,040.00. We used our Slaughter Fund and the remaining funds came from Shiloh's account.
Battle Born and Nevada, safe at Shiloh.
He is an Appy!
Hawkeye, the camp type paint gelding.
Jerome, the older paint gelding. He was named for the AZ ghost town that Sally and I were visiting when we got the call about the horses at the feedlot.
The Thoroughbred mare.
The Thoroughbred gelding.
Pippi Longstocking, named for her stockings, was saved along with her young colt. Pippi is part Curly Horse.
Pippi's colt. He also has curly hair!
The bay mare.
Her chestnut filly, Sedona (pictured here with the colt).
Sharil and Sally putting on Wampum's blanket. All the new guys are blanketed.
Sharil spends some time with Jerome.
Back on the other side of the ranch:
Veteran is looking cute!
Here is Kerkorian in his Duplex with Little Vacation Village behind him.
Susie Q in LVV.
Daisy was out wandering...
Dave has been working with Liberado and making great strides. It looks like Liberado was most likely ridden at one point in his life and just needs some time and attention to get back on track. Good Job Dave!
That's me, Jill, hugging BB. He is so sweet!
Heading up to the other side to care for the new guys...
It has been a super busy few days!