Avoid Overheating Your Horse

By Administrator on July 15th, 2010
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Tips from MyHorse.com:
Ride in the early morning hours
-Avoid pushing your horse past his conditioning
-Offer water and electrolytes frequently
-Make sure your horse is not overweight
-Provide a well-ventilated trailer

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Help Needed with Horse Rescue in Texas

By Administrator on July 2nd, 2010
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Hello,
I am helping with a large horse rescue in the Abilene, TX area…
A horse-breeder near Abilene is ‘going out of business’ and is selling his herd (100 mares with foals, pregnant mares, mares and a few stallions) to a killer-buyer. The horses that we can’t save will be shipped to Mexico where they will be killed for meat in a very brutal and inhumane way!

Because the killer-buyer knows that Lynnette (Lunnette Hummel with Dancing Hooves Rescue) is working on homes for these horses, he is not sending a truck to Mexico this week (thank God for that small favor). Soooooo hopefully, we have one week (until July 6th) to save as many of these horses as we can!!!

We believe the killer-buyer will want about $300 per horse or mare/foal combo (less probably if we can take more horses). We have one person that has paid for their horse and we need funding for the rest. We currently have $3000 in donations. We are told that there are 15-20 mare/foal combos that we are trying to save first. If the foals cannot be saved they will be shot at the killer-buyers ranch because they will not survive transport to Mexico (yes this is legal). If we get enough donations, we have people willing to give permanent homes to some of these horses! An adoption application will need to be filled out (attached) for anyone willing to adopt or foster so that we can keep track of these horses.

If you can help, please let me know in what capacity! Can you adopt, foster, provide transport, provide a holding facility in the Abilene area (or near) for horses until they can be moved to a more permanent location?

Our biggest need currently is donations. Here is the link to donate: We have people willing to take horses if their fees can be covered. However, unless we get more donations we will not be able to rescue all of the mares and foals.

Paypal donations can be sent to Lynnette Hummel with
Dancing Hooves Rescue at https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=AWM6LXFZXRCDE

Secondly, we need people willing to transport horses on short notice. Heidi Allbritton and I have agreed to drive from Houston (we have a 4-horse trailer) and Monique from Dripping Springs has a 3-horse trailer and has been so kind to help us.

Shari Frederich has graciously offered us 3 separate pastures (about 60 acres) to put horses on temporarily until they can be moved to their permanent locations. She is located in Goldthwaite. Shari has also offered those of us transporting or picking up horses a place to stay overnight at her home if needed.

We will also need donations of hay, feed, feed buckets, halters and lead-ropes. If any of you know of a large organization that would be willing to help, please let us know.

As Lynnette mentioned earlier, we were told that these are ‘cow’ bred (ranch-type horses used to team-pen, sort, work cattle, etc…) and Foundation bred Quarter Horses. He also said that they are halter-broke- but we are taking his word for it- we are not sure if any are broke to ride. We still think there are 15-20 mare and foal combos and possibly some pregnant mares. The rest we suspect are mares and maybe 6-8 stallions and possibly a few geldings.

Thank you all so much for your help and please crosspost to all of your riding groups, trail riding clubs, stables and barns, 4-H groups, veterinarians, rodeo associations, etc…. or post in your feed stores or horsey-related places like Tractor Supply!

God Bless,
Holly Fedor

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