Well it has been almost 2 months since the seizure of these staving horses and we are very happy to report that all the horses are doing well. Most have gained over 100 pounds since arriving at Remember Me and our foster networks. High On Punch has already been adopted and all of the others except for the old grey mare, Be Bop Baby, are almost ready for new homes.
Ole Suzie Cue and Donna
Kipper and Lilly
Ol Little Mike, Donna and Amanda Cage
Ole Suzie Q and Donna
More than ever we need people to commit to give on a monthly basis. This huge undertaking is going to last 18 months to 2 years before all of these horses can be placed in new homes. There are young horses that need to be broke to ride and mares that are so malnourished they may never return to their previous condition. Please help us continue our efforts to give these horses every chance in the world to succeed. They didn't deserve this. And now we are going to make it right. Please join us with a monthly gift for our program.
Straight Eddie and Donna
Be Bop Baby
Chestnut Yealing Colt
The first 4 horses arrived on January 12th. The next morning we evaluated them for behavioral issues and found quite a few. We had already been warned about Ole Suzie Q who had biting, kicking and striking issues. She was the first one I wanted to work with. I found the majority of her problem was fear and untrustworthiness. After a few minuets of one on one time Suzie was willing to do whatever we asked of her. She is very fearful of loud noises and we will be working on introducing her to new things over the next few weeks. She wants to bite when you take a hold of her halter so we will continue to work with her on a daily basis until she is totally trusting and accepting of our presence. Her trainer, Bill Young, had told me that she had been saddled twice while at the farm. Both times she jerked loose and ran around the farm saddled for a couple of days. She has the scars to prove it.
Suzie's white hair on her withers from the saddle
Suzie was so untrusting of people that she wouldn't even take grass from our hands. After several attempts she finally pulled a few blades from my fingers. Ol Little Mike and Kipper were very willing and wanted to trust us. They were very happy to see the lush green grass at the farm. They will be the first two ready for rehoming. Straight Eddie is going to be more difficult. He is the tallest of all the colts. He is very head strong and does not have a high opinion of people. After all he has been through I understand. He is quick to kick and has deadly aim. He will probably need a little more time than the others before I trust him with anyone else. We appreciate your continued support of our program and will keep you updated as horses flow through our program. Next week mares should begin arriving and one small gelding who was to weak to travel last week.