Wow, what an amazing display of love for horses, the auction fund now has $2915 in it. We are getting very excited about saving lives in a few more days. We would like to raise the entire $5,000. The more funds we raise, the more lives will be saved.
Today was a “normal” day almost. Office work was done, adoption applications were worked on. Horses were showed to potential adopters. All in all, it may have been the most normal day we have ever had.
Claire got out of the office long enough to spend time with the new mini’s. They are so incredibly cute! We were able to get their too tight of halters off that they came with. They seem quite happy without them.
Tawnee decided that the mini’s should play together. Tawnee got Dottie and Macho Man, who are dwarfed miniature horses, out and put them in the nice sandy round pen with the new mini’s. Dottie stands at 30 inches and Macho Man is 28 inches.
Patty and Buck were quite amazed to see even smaller horses than themselves. Patty and Buck are about 33-35 inches tall. No doubt they have never seen a horse smaller than themselves. Buck’s tongue fell right out of his mouth in amazement
. It definitely
made them feel big and important.
Patty and Macho Man enjoyed making peace right away.
And then the race was on! Dottie and the others all enjoyed running around, playing and jumping for joy. Any idea’s why we call Dottie our little wiener
horse? All body, no legs.
Macho Man and Buck looked so cute prancing around together.
We’ve decided that we should change Patty’s name to Sandy Patty. Put her in a sandy round pen and she will blend right in.
We received a press release for a new movie entitled Blinders. “Blinders, the award-winning documentary film that exposes the “truth behind the tradition” of the infamous NYC horse-drawn carriage industry, will be broadcast on the Documentary Channel (on the Dish Network) throughout December and into 2009: http://www.documentarychannel.com
. A portion of the film takes place at a horse rescue and includes interviews with people who rescued former carriage horses from the “meat men.”
“After BLINDERS won the award best “Point of View” film at the 2008 International Wildlife Film Festival, actor Alec Baldwin hosted the NYC premiere at Lincoln Center. Now, in time for the holiday season, the DVD is available to the public at http://www.blindersthemovie.com/.”
We are very interested in watching this film. While we are far away from New York, there are horse drawn carriage operations all over the nation, including in our own little town of Oroville. Tawnee
was driving home the other night through downtown in the freezing
cold, and there was a poor horse drenched in sweat pulling a large carriage along the streets. There were dozens of folks lined up to go for a carriage ride, waiting patiently to make him work even harder. The fact is, horses + cars = extremely dangerous. We are glad to see there is a very enlightening film that will hopefully bring relief to the poor horses that work tirelessly pounding their joints apart on hard city streets day in and day out, dodging speeding cars literally for their lives. If you watch the preview you can see where a lot of horses live: in the upper stories of abandoned apartment complex buildings.
4 days until the auction, we are hoping and praying that the funds will come in to enable us to rescue the needy horses at the upcoming auction. Thank you so much for your support!