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Blog Entry for 12/30/13


Today is my day off, what that means is if I go to the sale to get rescues it is today, if we go to an Amish family farm it is today. If I do not “do anything rescue” I do not do anything at all. I need this time to let my brain slow down. Today started out that to be a quiet brain day, but around 10:30 am we got a call that one of the rescue’s rides (trailer) was here and the horse was not loading. Around here (North Wind or Saddlebred Rescue) the buck stops with me, cannot get a horse caught, then I have to, horse will not load, tag it is me again. What that really means is I am more stubborn than anyone else around these parts. I got dressed and headed to the village and what I saw was our very large rescue Eiffel Tower not wanting to go into a large two horse trailer. If I were him I might have offered to pull it to get to his new forever home but of course horses cannot reason that stuff out. Eiffel was sure he would not fit in the trailer. I know he hauls as he loaded in my trailer from the sale to come to SBR, so I start out doing my thing. No magic, just a training technique added with patience. After a few moments I was not sure that this horse would load in this trailer so I had Jason get my truck and hook it to my trailer for plan B. Plan B is since the horse was going to Connecticut I would haul it. This would not be my favorite thing to do but I do not want to disappoint anyone so it would have to be done. I REALLY did not want to spend my day driving, so the stubborn side in me took over. Needless to say in less than 30 minutes the big boy was safely the two horse trailer and ready to go to his new home. The next time he needs to load he should be easier.

As I sit and think about today I am glad that I was able to work with Eiffel and have him load in a calm manner and be able to go to his new home. Besides that good news Noel got a new home today and will be leaving to Ga. AND have her own girl to love her! Today even though did not go as planned turned out to be a good day for Saddlebred Rescue. PS my trailer is hooked up and ready to go………….hhhmmm I wonder if that means new rescues coming to SBR in the near future?

 

Animals in Need

 
Copied from Facebook post dated December 9, 2013
I cannot tell you how much it hurts to see videos of all of the animals that need help and that includes the ones at SBR. It makes my heart ache at the thought of horses (and other animals) in need and there is so little I can do. Everyone at SBR does everything they can but I want to do more. I am begging everyone who has horses, shows horses or just likes horses to help SBR place, provide for the ones we have and donate so we can do MORE. I can only imagine what it is like to be hungry, thin and be in this cold wet weather. How many horses are needing help and I cannot go get them or help them. SBR has put together a system that is not negative towards breeders, trainers, owners or Amish. I know that there are a lot of people out there that do not know what is adequate care for horses is but the way to help the horses is not through negative bashing, it is through education. I also feel strongly about doing evaluations on the horses so they can be placed in the right home for each horse. PLEASE, PLEASE help us do more. It will make you feel better knowing you have done something positive and I will make a whole lot of horses have better lives. Please share and ask your friends and family do something for those in need and for those who need to have someone buy them and put them on their way to a new pain free life. Nealia
 

Xmas Tree Fundraiser

 
Copied from Facebook posting dated December 13, 2013
 
SBR Rescue Xmas Tree Fundraiser is up at the Mediterranean Diner in Hope, NJ at Exit 12 on I 80. Great family restaurant and food. They were more than willing to let Saddlebred Rescue Inc. decorate their tree for a fundraiser to support the horses in rehab. The theme is "Tis the Season to Do Something Special". People can look at each card on the tree with a different rescue horse and story and they can pick to do a virtual foster by filling out the card and sending it in to SBR. See this businesses website at www.mediterraneandiner.com

 

   

Thanks for Buying on our Wish List

 
I (Nealia) would like to take a moment to Thank the people who have given to SBR via our wish list. We have much needed supplies dropped off daily from UPS. Our Treasures need so much but really start getting better with with just the basics. As many as possible live in small pastures that we have named. We have the mare pasture with most of the mares and one gelding who wants to be in there with ...the girls. Next is the we are not thin nor fat pasture it is the largest. Of course we have the fat pasture, these horses have a reduced grain diet that keeps them fat but does not get them any fatter. We have just moved our skinny field to one of North Wind Stables retirement pastures. My retired horses got move around and go in and out so the pasture was needed for the thin horses.

Jason is going to film a video of what it looks like around here and I will make it into a movie. All of our Treasures were turn out blankets as you will soon see. Everyday one of the guys goes out and checks the blankets to make sure that they are still waterproof, have no tears and are not making any sores. Each horse gets in about every third day for a good grooming and to make sure Erin or I see them. Of course everyone at North Wind and SBR check the horses many times during the day.

I will write more later. Signing out Nealia

 

AMERICAN HORSE ADOPTION operated by Saddlebred Rescue Inc. a 501(c)(3) Horse Rescue

 

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WE HOPE EVERYONE HAD A GREAT HOLIDAY

AND WE APPRECIATE OUR YEAR END DONORS THAT SUPPORT OUR PROGRAM.

ALSO CHECK OUT THE HORSES FOR ADOPTION TAB AS ALL THE STORIES HAVE BEEN UPDATED!

THE RESCUE WAS SUCCESSFUL OVER THE HOLIDAYS TO ADOPT OUT

ABOUT A DOZEN HORSES TO NEW FAMILIES.  WE CALL THAT A SUCCESS.

AMERICAN HORSE ADOPTIONTM operated by Saddlebred Rescue, Inc. (SBR) is a truly unique rescue that incorporates the thinking and practices of a professional show stable with the realities of the plight of unwanted horses today.  SBR buys all horses in our program mostly from auctions and sales where they were slaughter bound. We have our own professional trainer who works with each horse to evaluate and design a schooling program to help the horse be as adoptable as possible. All horses in our program are evaluated by two professional horse trainers before they are placed. We operate exclusively from New Jersey.  Our only rehab location is in New Jersey just off of I 80 near the Delaware Water Gap.  The adoption program is nationwide.

Each horse’s overall health condition is assessed by our staff and veterinarian, if necessary, and immediately needed health issues are treated.  Chronic conditions are recorded as such.

All SBR horses are in a lifetime program and will always have the option of being returned to SBR if the adopter’s circumstances change.  We do not operate with any foster facilities outside of New Jersey.

SBR encourages every potential adopter to visit our facility In northwestern New Jersey and try out any of our treasures that may be a potential match.  We are located 50 minutes from Newark International, 50 minutes from Lehigh Valley Airport and 2 hours plus from the Philadelphia Airport.

While we encourage visits, we understand it is not always possible to visit us on-site.  In these cases, our trainers work with you to understand your needs and to pick out a horse that is perfect for you.  Our placement rate is very high and returns to SBR for incompatibility are almost nonexistent.

Every day our professionals work to improve the care, training and placement of our treasures.

 

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