Friday, February 27, 2009


From Texas Horse Talk today..

And right below it, this...

First we use them to honor a fallen Marine, then let's just slaughter them all.. This makes me so angry. It's all about the money to be made by the foreigners. Not about what's best for the horses. The proslaughter people say there are 100,000 unwanted horses. There were around 140,000 horses salughtered last year in Canada and Mexico. Have we run out of unwanted horses yet????? Guess not, they are still shipping across the borders to the plants. The slaughter of our horses is all about the money to be made. It's not the old, thin, and sick that are sent to slaughter. We all know that. I'm tired of the lies from the AQHA, APHA, the appy association, Cattlemen's association and the Farm Bureau. For God's sake, tell the freaken truth, IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY!!!!!! A horse has the mentality of a 4 year old child. Picture a double decker full of 4 year olds heading to a slaughter plant, going without water, food or rest for over 18 hours. How does that picture sit with you? GRRRRRRRRRrrrr

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Noisy visitor

Heard this guy after the vet left this morning. Now we live between 2 air bases, Tinker in OKC and Vance in Enid so there are planes flying over all the time. Most of the time, I don't even notice them but this one was buzzing overhead really low. It was a crop duster. He was spraying north of the house. Maybe the wheat field up there????? I found that I have tulips coming up!!! Yea. Well, the last of our horses got their shots this morning. All did well. Star tried to be a hellion but she got her shots anyway. The dogs also got their rabies shots. I've got to take the cat in because she will need all 3 shots and the vet didn't have the other 2 for her. I have to pay the bill for the equines anyway, ouch! The vet made several comments on how good our horses behaved and what good shape they were in. We must be doing something right, lol. Have a great weekend everyone.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Feels so good!

Nothing like a good roll to make a gal feel good. This is Sweetheart, our latest adoptee. She is around 19 and I would say she is a TWH from watching her move. She is black. I've not found a white hair anywhere. She has the best personality, so quiet and gentle. Picks up her feet well for the farrier. I'll never understand how they can be just thrown away like garbage. But then, I can't understand how dogs and cats are just thrown away either. Someday, we all have to answer to our Maker and what will some say in their defense. "They were just animals..." Some humans are more animals than animals are.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Yesterday was such a nice day, temp at 70 degrees. Today, it's back to cold and north winds. If we get through this up and down stuff without a case of colic, I will be so thankful. The equines are busy looking for a sprig of green. There is some green beginning to show but not much yet, but it's early. The new run in is done. Not really pretty as we recycled some old tin on it but a nice coat of white pain will help it look like the rest of the place. Pictured from top to bottom is Hawk, Dunkey and a bit of Pepper the goat. Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Is spring here?? Do these little guys sleep during winter?? I'll have to do some checking on the net. I saw 2 of them rooting around in a field yesterday. Personally, I think they are cute, strange but cute. We saw one here last Spring. Scooter was amazed, he had the funniest look on his face. His forehead was wrinkled and he looked at me as if to say, "let me out, I want to see what that is!!" Of course I didn't, the dogs must stay inside the backyard fence. I don't believe in letting my dogs run loose. I know, it's the country but still I want my dogs to stay home where they are safe. I have seen another loose dog twice now. It has a red collar on, I'm hoping it belongs to a neighbor and is not a "dumpee" like Jake was. At least this one looks to be in good shape......for now. It's cold again, 22 degrees but should be sunny with calm winds so we will work on getting the tin up on the new run in. Have a great day everyone.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Ah, what would we do without good ole h2o, water. All life depends on it. Belle and Dunkey continue to be wonderful additions to our lives. Belle is so sweet. She does this little squeak thing when she sees me outside. She has learned to life her nose to give me kisses. A soft nose cures all ills, lol. Their coats are a lot more coarse than a horse's. Belle loves hugs and a good scratch on her chest and ears. I love just spending time with them and the horses. Just watching them interact with each other. One can learn a lot just watching and listening. Holds true with humans too. Gives you a perspective on what another human is really like. Most days, I perfer the company of the equines. No judgements, no backstabbing. Just honest feelings.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

After the Storm

Eight people died Tuesday night during our first outbreak of tornados for 2009. This was about 90 miles south of OKC. My sympathy to those who lost their loved ones. We badly needed the rain. The dry winter has contributed to fire danger. The horses all seemed to enjoy their unscheduled baths. They all rolled in the red dirt afterwards. Dunkey looked like a little ball of red mud. He is so cute. He is like a 10 year old boy when it comes to lovin on him. Aw Mom, not infront of the guys..... Belle likes her lovin. The new girl Sweetheart is true to her name. She is the true black and is beautiful. We will start on her run in today. Then she can be out of her round pen. She will be happy to have more room to roam. Have a great weekend everyone.

Friday, February 6, 2009

This is Sweetheart. Saved from slaughter by the Fans of Barbaro. She is #10. We are full now. Until someone crosses the Rainbow Bridge, there will be no more new ones. She is supposed to be 19 years old. I named her sight unseen and it must have been devine intervention because she certainly is a Sweetheart. We now have 8 saved from slaughter equines. Each one is different and each one is special. Rescues are having a tough time now because of the economy. If you can help out even with a few dollars it would be great. Even giving of your time to a rescue can help out a bunch. Working with rescued animals is such a great thing to do, they are so greatful for your attention.

One way to help is to visit and donate $10.59 for a rescue. Here is the link:

I did. And it feels great to know that just that small amount can help a lot.