This morning Tawnee and a volunteer headed out. In the valley where they started everything was hot and dry.
Soon they were up in the mountains where it was a bit cooler, but it was still hot but a lot greener. The drive was very pleasant with beautiful pine trees.
Finally they arrived to pick up Tanker. We rescued him from Roseville Livestock Auction last July. He was adopted into a very loving home, but sadly due to a divorce, he had to come back to the rescue.
Last July Tanker, who was called Uncle Bob, was a poor thin gelding who found himself at the auction with very little chance of a good life.
Last year this picture was taken right when Tawenee loaded him up to take him to his home. You can see the difference in his eyes.
There was a quick stop at the vet on the way back to the rescue. Rose was ready to come back to the rescue and she is looking for her forever home now. She had sunken soles and was in a lot of pain. The vet recommended shoes and pads, and now...
...her shoes and pads are on, and she is definitely more comfortable and can walk pain free. She still needs time for her soles to grow out, but her improvement is amazing.
He is such a cute little guy, we would have loved to make him one of our permanent additions, but with so many horses coming in at the rescue, we need all the room and funds we can spare.
If you remember when we got him at the end of June, his feet were long and he had a hard time walking comfortably.
Poor little guy, he needed a hand getting into the trailer. There was no way he was going to be able to get those front feet up there. Tawnee gave his front legs a boost...
Last time she was at the rescue she was in a lot of pain and could barely walk to get to food and water. She laid down a lot because of her pain. Now, she is so comfortable.
Then Tanker was unloaded. He is a Thoroughbred cross gelding in his early 20's. He is trained to ride, but prefers walking as he says his trotting and galloping days are over. He really would like a forever home where no divorce is in the future! Divorce is so sad, it breaks up families and makes animals suffer too.
All day at the rescue Jason and several volunteers were setting up dozens of little stakes into the ground and drilling holes with the post hole digger.
The shelters are being lined out for being set up! This is such exciting progress on getting Phoenix Fields setup.
His new mommy was so excited to get him! She said she could barely sleep at night just thinking about getting this little guy in her arms. Literally in her arms.
Royal's previously approved potential adopter came out to see him today and really fell in love with him right away.
After taking him on a ride, Royal looked back at the pasture as if he knew he wouldn't be here long: he had found his mom.
It is so nice to have Rose back, in great spirits and very comfortable. We wouldn't be able to save horses like Rose and give her the care she needs without your support.
Desi posed for a photo this evening, she wanted to make sure she got in the blog. She is such a beautiful girl.