I have alot of movement going on and am trying to keep everyone in the loop in Gilroy, Scotts Valley & Larkin Valley
Frank is doing wonderful in his new Home. Bella his momma now blind in one eye is fully sponsored by a wonderful woman named Bella!.
Nutmeg has been adopted (Joann haul) Momma has 2 folks interested after her surgery and baby weaned
Abby hopefully going to Julia soon. Julia may be close to having Dakota adopted.
I have a woman volunteer that I may be sending Whiskey plus one, as she has offered full sponsorship and work. She may do Wonder of Horses this season...on Buena Vista (close :)
I have rescued a very pregnant mare out of Texas . She is a brown and white paint. She would have been shipping this am to slaughter, instead she is on her way to QT. We also replaced Jack the donkey with a rescue Mule. Monies were taken out of paypal. More will be coming. I have to raise money for the haul.It is important that we have a mule out here, as we have had lion sightings. With our location backing up to open space and dense shrubbery it is irresponsible not to have a mule on property.
I submitted a request for the IS foundation Grant of $2000 to cover the surgery for Ari at Steinbeck. I believe it will be received. Aimee shared that the ASPCA grant is almost complete. With the KSBW highlighting our plight here, and the fundraiser for Ari and the Movie nite. I believe we are doing a little better financially.
Now there is a bit of sad news to share as I have been very upset about it! I allowed a volunteer to hire a trainer to come and work with her sponsored horse. The first 2 visits demonstrated a very kind/patient person with nice gentling moves and good natural horsemanship skills.
She asked if she could work with Mollie just a bit. I said yes making the mistake of trusting that her training methodoligies would remain consistent. I unfortunately was not present , Denna was in charge.
This trainer cornered Mollie until she was trembling. Denna asked her to slow down and go easy. My person left in charge , Denna, was laughed at and told "The horse was FINE!". Mollie jumped over the water trough, reared and gashed her head wide open. This trainer continued to work this poor animal until Tom came to my door enraged. I ran out and observed. Everything was shut down and I spoke to the trainer. My summary..Her agenda and ego got in the way. If you have to get a horse thru their trama shouldn't you do it on the horses timeline. Instead of pushing them over their capacilty to cope? Instead of "flooding them"? This trainer said horses have no emotions. They don't love and only care about food....She is gone now.
I am heartbroken as our poor Mollie has sustained a serious head injury. Mollie has been living at PMR 4 years. She has been in perfect health and an easy keeper.If not at PMR, Mollie would be dead.
I heard commentary was made that PMR has no business having a horse like Mollie on property. Would this person rather see her dead? It's these short sighted criticism's that grind on my nerves. If I had given Mollie an hour every single day for the last 4 years...she would be haltered, she would be touched. She has never been given the appropriate help to move thru her terror. Last attempt the trainer (a guy) lasso'd her and she blew out of the round pen, could have impaled herself. This trainer 2 dys ago mentioned she'd like to rope her, then asked if I had a squeeze chute. Thats when I ended it all.prayers and reiki are needed for Mollie and the rest of the horses here. Trauma flows like blood when its this intense. The volunteer has quit, the trainer is not welcome back. Ray Berta, Joann Hall, Julia Hyde, Carolyn Resnick, Mark Rashid, are about the ONLY trainers that will be ever welcomed here.
I am pleased to state that I have just finished my book, second round off to the editor this am...it addresses the very problem in the horse world and why the abuse continues...It's the trainers, the humans...and our poor horses suffer. Mollie may never be the same.
I ask you all to please pray for Mollie , send her reiki.
I have to continue moving forward and now raise money to get the pregnant mare and John Mule here safely. Have a good week.Keep praying.