Helping to Find Homes:
Sunrise and High Noon are brother and sister who have been together their whole lives. They were born just one year apart and have enjoyed the gift of a loving and responsible owner who has provided the best of care for them both throughout their lives.
High Noon, in the foreground, is a 30 year old gelding, and behind him, is his younger sister Sunrise who is 29 years old. They are healthy and both are sound. They are also up to date on vaccines and trims but are due to have their teeth floated. Sunrise, the mare, is a good weight and High Noon is just a little on the thin side.
Their life long owner is very sad to have to find new homes for them and is very involved in the process of finding them the best home possible - the ultimate goal is to keep these two lovely seniors together.
If you would like to offer Sunrise and High Noon a loving home to live out their days, or would like more information, please contact BHR at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our tiniest little mini ever is not looking too good today. We have our vet coming out to visit with our kids to check them out and get them on the road to health again. Molly has runny eyes but seems to be otherwise ok. Little Mouse just looks like he doesn’t feel good. Runny nose, cough and goopy eyes, plus that sorry little look - things are not right with Mouse.
So, today was vet day. Molly checked out well other than some drainage from her eyes and a tube of triple antibiotic ophthalmic ointment - this is ok. Mouse, however, is really not feeling good. His temp is 105 and his lungs are compromised - diagnosis: pneumonia. Antibiotics will begin today. Mouse is a good little patient and is willingly accepting antibiotics and daily temps twice a day. Our fingers are crossed that he will feel better soon. Our new foster mom, Tina, is doing a great job and just loves these two little ones. She’s been thrown in the deep end and is doing great. With her care I know that Mouse will be on his way to being a healthy little kid again. A huge thank you to Tina for her great passion and love for these little ones.
Molly and Mouse are slowly settling into their new foster home and getting used to new people, and a lot of new, and I’m sure to them, some very strange and different shaped critters - a full size beautiful horse is their immediate neighbor, followed by two goats, two alpacas, two pygmy goats (very cute) and two donkeys. Life is very different with lots of new things to learn - new sounds are definitely a big part of their new life! The donkeys have quite a voice!
We are so happy to have these two little ones with us and are constantly amazed by their cute and curious personalities. Check back for more on Molly and Mouse.
Molly and Mouse left their temporary home in quarantine in Decatur, Texas on Monday and made their way to Phoenix, AZ for a layover before heading to their foster home in Tracy, CA with their foster mom, Tina. They left Phoenix on Friday night at about 6 pm and made their way across the hot AZ desert and into Southern CA during the cooler hours. They arrived at Tina's at about 9:30 on Saturday morning. We were so happy to be there to greet them and get them settled into their new foster home.
Molly and Mouse have been through a lot of stressful times during the past six weeks or so - shipping to auction from Tennessee and eventually ending up in the Bowie Livestock Auction kill pen in Texas. They then spent a month in quarantine before beginning their journey from Texas to Phoenix. Unfortunately, they made their way through an unexpected dust storm once they arrived in AZ.
BHR is very happy to finally have Molly and Mouse with us! A huge thank you to Tina for welcoming Molly and Mouse into her home, barn and life! And today they are finally here!
Molly and Mouse left quarantine in Decatur, Texas on Monday and are headed toward Phoenix AZ for a two day layover before heading to their new foster home in Tracy, California. We are so very excited that they are finally on their way and can't wait to meet them.
KC (Katy's Choice) came to BHR a little over a year ago and has been fostered by our amazing sanctuary foster mom, Christina. Christina loves the seniors and has a gift for giving them a soft and loving place to live out their lives. KC was a challenge at first but during the past year she has settled down and settled into her great new life. She is one of BHR's sanctuary horses and will live out her days with us. KC is 34 years old. Opinionated like only a mare can be, amazingly kind and a wise teacher too.
When I saw her today, I just burst into a smile. She was shiny and soft, her face was relaxed, and her weight was good. KC started the year with four colics, not eating and really not doing all that great. We were definitely worried, so seeing how well she was doing today was a wonderful gift. During the Spring and Summer of 2018 she has definitely settled and is enjoying life again. She is now living out her senior years with two older mares and is enjoying the love and care of not only a family but a herd of two older mares. KC is very special to us.
PS - KC really doesn't like her fly mask but with constant eye infections it's a must. She's a good sport but definitely lets us know that she would be much happier without it.
Molly and Mouse are the two newest additions to Blue Horse Rescue. They came from the Bowie auction in Texas and we are so happy that they are spending their first night off the lot and safe with Lawrence in QT. They will be spending a month recovering and starting on their road to a safe, healthy and happy life. Molly is a five year old mare and little Mouse is a two year old gelding. We can't wait to meet them in person and help these two cuties find great and loving homes.
Check back for updates on their progress.
Sleep safe tonight little ones.
Today was a big day for our senior horse, Sweet William (aka Sheets). Our Sweet Will is beginning to put some weight on, still on the thin side but looking so much better. So, ... today he is strong and healthy enough to have his his teeth floated. Hopefully, he this will help him be able to chew more efficiently and use his feed to get the nutrients he so desperately needs. He's looking so much better but still has a way to go. As Will feels better his true personality is coming thru which is always good! On the down side, Sweet Will's vet did find and confirm that he does have a melanoma inside his mouth, also on his sheaf and on the underside of his tail. Bottom line, Will is feisty, much more energetic and very sure of what he wants!
So here are a few pics of our boy having his teeth floated. He recovered very quickly from the anesthesia and he was munching on his mushy grains at lunch time, (above pic). I so love the seniors that come thru BHR - they have so many stories to share and are so very willing to trust and be a partner as well. Sweet Will is this horse. Stay with us for more updates on Sweet Will's journey back to health.
A very warm day in late march (80 degrees!) and it time for KC to get rid of all the dirt and lose hair that was so very, very itchy! Looking pretty good for 33 years old!
Well, Calvin and Hobbes are on the road and heading to their foster home in California! It always seems like such a long wait after a month's QT in Texas, but we are now happily counting down the days until they are here and can settle down in their new temporary digs and relax. The boys had rough weather and lots of storms while in Texas so we are hoping for better weather on their trip West. And a few sunny days when they arrive would be great! Can't wait to meet to meet Calvin and Hobbes - they will be the first mini donkeys at Blue Horse Rescue :)
Word has it Calvin is really into people, Hobbes ... not so much, just yet!
Our two little mini donks, Calvin and Hobbes are doing really well. No sign of runny noses, coughs, or any bugs picked during their time at auction. We are two weeks into quarantine and all is good!
Today was supposed to be a big day for the two boys - time to get gelded, but unfortunately due to really bad weather in Kaufman, Texas we had to reschedule for next week.
Two more weeks to go in QT and we are busy trying to organize transport from Texas to CA. Our usual transport is not heading that way due to winter weather. Any suggestions are very welcome! We can't wait to meet these two cute little ones - they have an amazing foster waiting for them.
Calvin and Hobbes are about to start week two in QT. They remain in their small paddock while we make sure that they have not contracted some bizarre illness while at the Bowie Auction. During their time in auction they were exposed to horses, donkeys, etc from all over the US with unknown bugs. We don't know their history, or where they came from. We need to Qt them to get them healthy and also make sure that when they are transported from Texas to CA they do not infect any other horses or donkeys. We are also very committed to our foster moms - we don't want to share bugs with the equines in their new foster home. It's a tough time and very stressful time for Calvin and Hobbes, and we are always checking in to make sure that all is going well. Even the rescue process is very tough on our new kids. We are hoping to have Calvin and Hobbes castrated and wormed during the net week - no stress there!. Also, if doing well, they will be vaccinated for all bugs they may encounter between Texas and Ca. It's still a very tough time for these rescued mini donkeys but we are committed to getting them healthy and on their way to their safe landing, and relaxing time, with their amazing foster family. But, it's still a long process for them and we keep a close watch to make sure that all is going well. Fortunately, we have a great QT lady, Cindy, who shares info and pics. She has also quarantined our past ponies Bo, Belle and Bentley for us. While we count down the days, our hearts and prayers are with Calvin and Hobbes and we can't wait for the day they arrive in Ca where they can chill and recover from the past trauma of auction and finally get them on the road to healing. It's definitely a process for them. Fingers crossed for success in getting them on the road to an amazing new home.
Our two little ones, Calvin and Hobbes have made it safely to the next step in their journey to a new and loving home. It's a lengthy and stressful process for them, but they are now safely in quarantine with Cindy (in Kaufman, Texas) for the next month. Our hopes for them are that they remain healthy during thie next month and that they didn't pick up any nasty bugs during the auction process. And also that they begin to settle. get healthy, and hopefully relax a little. While in quarantine we will have them gelded and wormed, and we will also begin their vaccinations. It still remains a very stressful time for them with more challenges during the next month. Once healthy they will begin the journey to their great foster home waiting for them in California with Carolyn. They will actually be with four other mini donkeys that have been saved from slaughter by our amazing foster mom. We are looking forward to their arrival, and will begin the process of finding a really great home for these two little guys. They will be a package deal and adopted out together when the time is right. Our quarantine mom , Cindy, shared that they have been minimally handled so the training and trusting people process will begin. This can be a slow and lengthy process but when the time is right, we will be looking for a really great home for these little ones. If you are interested in welcoming Calvin and Hobbes into your life, home and heart, please contact Blue Horse Rescue to get the adoption process going.