A little about Rescue...we have 10 orphaned foals in Southern Oregon today. Their moms were shipped to the "processing plants" . We are uniting with other rescues and folks comitted to help fundraise for the little ones. I'll be posting updates here so check back.
PMR also has 4 beautiful equines waiting for homes. They are nice, sound horses. Mollie and Treasure are inseparable. (See Below) Treasure had her left eye removed as she developed glaucoma. Her health has greatly improved since surgery. Mollie is a stunning 12 year old quarter horse. She foaled a flashy little jet black filly last spring, and is now ready to go to a nice safe home. Mollie remains fearful of people, but with an experienced gentler would come out of her shell. She is quiet, smart and loves to come and stand next to me....Anybody interested in giving these gals a new lease on life?
Sable came off the Fallon Feedlot and found temporary sanctuary in Yerington, Nevada. It was previously thought she was in foal, and thus made her way down to PMR. She looks to be an older mare, but in great physical shape. She is playing the don't touch me game right now, but I know better as she came off the trailer in a halter and lead. Her manners were impeccable. A person with the skills to earn her trust will find this beautiful Friesian/Paint cross a delight.
Standing in a barn with 79 other mares without room to move for months at a time is the life of a Premarin Mare. The industry making the estrogen therapy drug for menopausal women pays farmers to collect the mares' urine for the production of this drug, Hence the name; PREMARIN, Pregnant-Mare -Urine. But losing your entire life to slavery, and immobility standing day after day is not the end of the story. Once ready to foal they are turned out to pasture. They nurse their newborns until they have their first foal-heat (This is when they can become pregnant again). On that day, the foals are ripped away from their moms, and sent to slaughter. The mares are reimpregnanted and put back into service. They do this until they drop dead on the line, limbs atrophied, hearts broken, minds numbed from the unbelievable disregard for life. This is the life of a Premarin mare.
Malibu and 3 other mares were pulled off a ranch as the farmer negotiated to get out of the business. Panosh, Malibu, Kizmet and Petal all made their way down to PMR. Kizmet is now living a beautiful life with her very own young lady up in Wyoming, Panosh went to a lovely Hollister home, and Petal became a little girls dream horse.The other 3 mares were emotionally in much better shape having missed the experience of standing the line. Panosh and Kiz were "replacement mares" waiting to be put into service, and Petal must have been the ranchers horse. She was social, broke to ride and ready for her person!
You see, Malibu was the only mare actually in foal. She had a lovely filly in the spring of 2012 and began her rehabilitation here at PMR. Once afraid, aloof, untouchable and stressed, Malibu has come a very long way. She nursed and fussed over her filly for a good 8 months and has been enjoying the refuge and sanctuary life for 3 years now.
Because we cannot (Yet) provide a permanent sanctuary for the mares needing to just be horses, we need to find Malibu a very special home. If you can sponsor her, there are retirement facilities that can provide a wondeful home. Or perhaps you have pasture space and would love to adopt this beautiful mare. Please contact Lynn for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org