Equamore Blog

NeighSaver Summer 2014

Thor and Bryant are featured as is a horse’s version of a famous song about fences. Come sing along with us as we make the kind of improvements to the Sanctuary which will allow us to save more of the estimated 100,000 “unwanted” horses currently without alternatives in the United States.

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Casper’s Big Day

Casper, once labeled “afraid of his own shadow,” has blossomed into a sweet and loving horse. Each day everything at Equamore gets a little less scary (including the vicious leaf blower and even the potentially horse-eating fly system), allowing Casper’s true nature to begin to shine through. He is an incredibly affectionate horse who is learning to truly adore human attention. He will trot to the fence when called, just to say hi, and follows anyone around in the pasture,…

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Back in the Mare Field and Loving It!

Well, with spring grass, Magic and I are back in the dry mare field.   Last year I was blue at this time.  But this year, it’s great.  First, the people re-fenced the fields and the mare field is huge – it goes all the way into the high pasture where I still talk to Hoover.     Second, Preston was removed – too interested in the mares – and the massive Percherons were moved to their new field.   (Diamond is one big…

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Chance Headshot

A Message for Chance

Chance and I have had our differences – all over Bojingles, the lovely mare.   But today he lost Sassy who he had protected and guarded for years.  Even when the other horses in his herd ran off to the top of the field to play and graze, he stayed with the frail Sassy.   When Sassy could not go out at all, Chance stayed in, too.   When she called, he was always there for her.   This reminds me of when Hoover…

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Sassy Slide

Tribute to Beautiful Sassy

Today Sassy went to her final sanctuary.   Sassy was an amazing being.   This beautiful mare had a plaintiff whinny and a powerful kick, showed a loving spirit and a strong will, had a big appetite and yet was a picky eater, and made friends hesitantly but was fiercely loyal to her old friend Chance.   She was a complex and wonderful horse;  sad and funny,  tragic and heroic, determined and frail.   We take solace knowing that after a hard life she…

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Sassy Slide

Sassy

The difficult decision to release Sassy from this life was made after consultation with the vet and farrier who could no longer, with good conscience, continue to treat the badly deteriorated joints in her lower front legs. We learn from all of our horses. From Sassy we are reminded of the strength of raw will power to defy the odds, the kindness of a spirit even in adversity, and the endurance of close friendship. We will miss you so much, Sassy.

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Raffie

Raffie succumbed to a sudden and violent colic in January of 2014. He was with us for less than two years, but they were golden years for him. We are glad that we had a chance to know this kind and gentle soul.

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Hope and Heartache

Our Sanctuary is normally a place of hope and joy.   Sometimes though, we have heartbreak that seems too much.   So soon after losing sweet Buckley last night, today we lost the wonderful Raffie.  After seeming his usual happy self this morning at breakfast, Raffie had a sudden and extreme attach of colic.  After an emergency visit by our vet and an exam and tests, we realized that there were no kind choices for Raffie except to send him to his…

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