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TIER - True Innocents   Horse Rescue Issues

Started 2/13/12 by Whoa4aminnit; 3055 views.
In reply toRe: msg 62
Whoa4aminnit

From: Whoa4aminnit

2/22/17

2/20/2017 at 7:45 pm Virgil galloped across the Rainbow Bridge. Although I somewhat expected this to happen due to Virgil's recent illness, I had held out high hopes he would make it through as he always had before. I am at a loss for words right now. He brought much joy, tons of smiles, lots of hair (HA!) and laughter to those that knew him. Virgil was with us for 5 years, 7 months, 26 days. Goodbye to our Big Teddy Bear of a horse. You were a wonderful Gift and will be well remembered.

Link to Virgil's page on the TIER (True Innocents Equine Rescue) website:  http://www.tierrescue.org/Virgil.htm

Lina_TX

From: Lina_TX

Feb-24

RIP Virgil.  Say hello from us to our many friends at the bridge.

In reply toRe: msg 64
Whoa4aminnit

From: Whoa4aminnit

Mar-4

2017 has started out pretty rough.  Hopefully, the hard times are behind us for a long, long time.

Our wonderful Sammy has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  He was with us for 14 years.  Despite all the efforts by our Vet, he was unable to be saved.  Sammy had a cantaloupe sized stone (enterolith) that caused intestinal blockage and subsequent rupture/leakage.  His heart rate was very high when we arrived at the vet clinic.  The vet ran several tests and told us the prognosis was not good.  We had hoped that if his heart rate could be brought down he might be a candidate for surgery.  He was given may liters of fluids throughout the day and night.  Although his heart rate reduced, Our Vet felt that he could not be saved.

We and the Vet were amazed that Sammy did not exhibit any signs of pain.  There had been no pawing the ground, looking at his flank, rolling or wanting to lie down.  The morning he went to the vet he had been turned out to see if moving around might help and if he had any interest in eating weeds/grass.  He walked about visiting with the other TIER residents and came when I called his name.  He followed me wherever I went.  When we got him to the Vet Clinic he kept wanting to be near me and put his head on my chest.

 I have been a basket case since I received the call from Our Vet stating the treatment wasn't working and having to tell him to let Sammy go.  The deaths of Virgil (chronic diarrhea), Sunny-The Golden Girl (heart failure) and then to suffer the loss of our sweet, sweet Sammy all within 8 days was a bit much for me.  My apologies for not updating sooner, I just took some time to cry.  I think I will be grieving for some time.  It was painful to lose dear Virgil after trying so hard.  The swiftness of Sunny's unexpected heart failure and passing was a shock and I still haven't wrapped my head/heart around it.  Losing Sammy is ...

Having over $2800.00 in Vet bills over a short period of time has wiped out our Emergency Fund and severely depleted our General Fund for pelleted feed for the older horses, senior feed, farrier, etc.  Contributions to help offset these unexpected expenses would be very much appreciated.  Thank you.

PayPal:  whoanellie@earthlink.net

Mailing Address:

TIER

17130 Van Buren Blvd., #45

Riverside, CA 92504

In reply toRe: msg 65
Whoa4aminnit

From: Whoa4aminnit

Apr-19

Hi All!

We are slowly trying to add a little color to offset the barren grounds at TIER thanks to DJ, Sheila, etc. We have Planted tire teapots (plants & mulch were discounted by our neighbor at TIER's prior facility).


 

Cactus Yard Art (flowers painted by DJ)

Another effort with plants/flowers in Carol's Corner with hopes that the squirrels and rabbits don't kill them all off.

AND......Carol's bench is in place!!  Thanks to Rick L. for his hard work on restoring/painting this bench that I got from Carol's estate.  Rick did a wonderful job and had to replace most of the wood on this bench that Carol Darnell & I sat on at her place in Oklahoma, drank coffee and talked horses.

Speaking of horses.....we have piles and piles of horse hair as everyone is really shedding now!  The ground is a patchwork of horsehair.  (thank you DJ for REALLY brushing Marshall, Woody, Shilo and fuzzy wuzzy Melvin!)  All that shedding burns calories which means it is time to order 1/2 load (256 bales) of HAY! 

We've been frugal with your contributions so that the funds would build up in order to purchase hay.  Good quality alfalfa, fine stem, leafy and soft will run us around $3,400.  We need about $1,100 to purchase the hay and pay for the squeeze which offloads the hay.  Any help with Hay/Squeeze $$ would be greatly appreciated by the TIER residents.  We do have plenty of Teff hay for the donkeys though!  Thank you!

Paypal:  whoanellie@earthlink.net

Mailing Address:

17130 Van Buren Blvd., #45

Riverside, CA 92504

In reply toRe: msg 66
Whoa4aminnit

From: Whoa4aminnit

Apr-20

For some reason the pictures didn't load when I originally posted the above.  Hopefully I have that fixed now.

In reply toRe: msg 67
Whoa4aminnit

From: Whoa4aminnit

Jul-7

Farewell Woody

On 7/1/2017 Woody left TIER. He crossed the Rainbow Bridge sometime during the early morning hours. I went out in the morning to feed/water and found him dead. I'm still trying to process the loss of this lovely boy. There were no marks on the ground to indicate that he had struggled. The evening before a friend and I had been out visiting with the horses and he seemed fine.

He came to us in 2000 and had been with TIER for 17 years, 4 months, 24 days. As best as we can figure, he was approximately 26 years old. We think he was around 9 years old when he came to us.

Woody was a gorgeous Quarter Horse with the "Bulldog" build. He was a Blue Ribbon winner in Western Pleasure until he developed Navicular in his left front foot.

Woody's left front leg was not completely straight and added to the development of navicular over time. He was no longer able to do his "job", win ribbons for his owner or be ridden. So, this lovely horse with the huge expressive eyes, Star on his forehead and "Guys Just Wanna Have Fun" attitude was sent to TIER instead of going to the feedlot. Due to his size, big build and weight, Woody would have brought top dollar at the slaughter plant.

Woody was the guy that you could put in with other horses, ponies and donkeys without any horsey scuffles. His presence clamed nervous horses and he was best friends with Shilo his little Arabian buddy.

He resided at TIER as an ambassador for his breed, teaching novice volunteers and children how to groom, lead, pick out feet, give treats and lots of hugs!

Love you to the Moon and back Woody! Thank you for giving so much of yourself. I miss your beautiful face and sweet personality. I miss YOU!

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In reply toRe: msg 68
Whoa4aminnit

From: Whoa4aminnit

Jul-7

Well Hello Archie!

Archie's previous owner lost her job and knew she would not be able to continue to properly care for Archie and his buddy. She contacted a TIER friend who rescues/rehabs & rehomes horses as they can. They had recently taken in 2 horses in need and had room for Archie's buddy, but they really didn't have room for Archie. Our friend contacted us about taking him in and we agreed.

Archie arrived just a few hours after Woody left us.

Archie does have a BLM brand that we will attempt to decipher at some point. He is a very sweet boy, loves treats (especially peppermints)and likes to talk/bray. He has been on an alfalfa diet and as a result has fat deposits on his back, sides, tummy. He will be fed a Teff Hay diet at TIER with a little bit of alfalfa in the beginning to transition him over to an all Teff Hay diet so that he will trim down.

We are getting pretty low on Teff Hay and the prices have really gotten high ($17.00 a bale!). Contributions to help with the purchase of a squeeze (62 bales) of Teff for donks would be greatly appreciated. PayPal: whoanellie@earthlink.net or checks can be mailed to: TIER, 17130 Van Buren Blvd. #45, Riverside, CA 92504

He wasn't too sure what to make of Jackie, but she will certainly share HER Rules and Regulations! HA!

Welcome to TIER Archie!

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In reply toRe: msg 69
Whoa4aminnit

From: Whoa4aminnit

Jul-7

PILGRIM:  Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary!

Pilgrim came to TIER 7/26/1999. He was at a feedlot (with Garret who is standing in the background) and was only 9 months old. On 7/26/2017 he will have been with us for 18 yrs! Years of his 'Dennis the Menace" antics, rubbing his butt on feeders, fences, etc. that constantly need repairs. And years of smiles and laughter with this smarty pants boy. Happy Anniversary Piligrim!

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In reply toRe: msg 70
Whoa4aminnit

From: Whoa4aminnit

Jul-7

Happy Anniversary Bey Bey!

Happy Anniversary!

On 7/12/2017 Bey Rogue (we call him Bey Bey) will have been at TIER for 3 years. He is now 25 yrs. young and lookin good from front to back. Happy Anniversary Bey Bey!

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gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Jul-7

RIP Woody, my condolences to you and all who loved him. Thanks so much for taking him in and giving him the love and care he needed.

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