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Willie today

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Pecos and his girl today in VA

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Skye is adoptable – consider her if you’re an experienced rider looking for a rest of your life partner!

Michaela also got in a little work with Skye! We were able to shoot some great video that we will post tomorrow!

R & M Stables Wytheville, Virginia

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More Willie! He is adoptable to a kind, sensitive home
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Dahlia (now Catniss) with her adoptive family today
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More photos I’d forgotten to upload of Boone – the most recent rescue. . .
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Check out Alex, rescued with Blake and Rowan, one year after rescue (adopted by HOP volunteer, Nicky W)— with Nicky Walters.
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Its here – the freeze brand iron!!
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Poor Sawyer arrived today

He appears to be a 16-17 year old Saddlebred gelding. He stands 15.1 HH and is an extremely friendly fellow! He loads and unloads from the trailer nicely and picks up his feet well. His hooves are a mess, by the way. It seems likely that he is well trained but he is a long way from being able to be evaluated. He comes to us from Indiana and is currently fostering with Suzanna J in Canmer, Ky

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What a sweet face! Sawyer arrives into HOP.

He appears to be a 16-17 year old Saddlebred gelding. He stands 15.1 HH and is an extremely friendly fellow! He loads and unloads from the trailer nicely and picks up his feet well. His hooves are a mess, by the way. It seems likely that he is well trained but he is a long way from being able to be evaluated. He comes to us from Indiana and is currently fostering with Suzanna J in Canmer, Ky

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He is a 16-17 year old Saddlebred gelding. He stands 15.1 HH and is an extremely friendly fellow! He loads and unloads from the trailer nicely and picks up his feet well. It seems likely that he is well trained but he is a long way from being able to be evaluated. His fee will be determined after we learn more about him!
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The share from Flying 45 Branding Irons  When they completed the iron for us!
This is a very special brand for a very special place! It’s on its way to the Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue, INC a truly wonderful rehab home that helps many, many horses! So honored to do this one. Check out and like their page! — at Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue, INC.
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The mass we had removed from Beauty was not cancer and was trauma related! We assumed since we were told is resulted after her last foal in her previous home, it was trauma, but it has the look of possibly something more. At any rate, This is great news and the mass is gone now.
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It takes a long time to explain rescue

To explain to folks just how much is involved, why and how we do what we do. . .

It breaks us down,
It builds us up

It destroys our faith in man kind,
it restores our faith in man kind

We are sure we can’t do this one more day;
We are sure we could never rest a night if we ever gave up

We see horses at rock bottom,
only to see them at their best in the blink of an eye

We drag these shattered bags of bones covered with lice in, throw aways, not as well attended to as a bag of trash might be. . .

To watch the process,
the progress,
the fear recede,
the confusion clear,
the awakening of a soul that has went to dark place and just turned off. . .
to survive

Perhaps they just wait, I really believe they do.
They wait and hope for a day it will turn around,
and they remember a day with a brush, a treat, a pat and a full belly.

To show they survive.

It is a Rush, a decent purpose to life. . . to be the change for the voiceless at such a time as this when too few will speak up, take action, too many defend the evils happening the equine world.

Too many willing to defend their actions;
Too few willing to call out what is wrong

The change we know can be worked in the lives of a horse saved from a horrible fate is A reason to listen to the lies we are told by the people who withhold food, water or any type of care just long enough to get the horse in the trailer and get them out. . .

To see people in the equine community defend horrors that blow one’s mind, to see people able to help, to give, to change, just turn the other way, to filter through a stack of unsuitable adopters to find the one gem in the pile to be the end of the rescue story for one Lucky horse. . .

To love a horse you’ve saved, a horse that would not be there in front of you had you not answered a very clear call to action when most would not,
To love a horse, save a horse and let the horse go when an
adopter comes and not hold on in order
TO save Another, another, another

To give you, the supporter, the whole story, not shield you from anything, to let you see it as we do, even if through a screen. . .to know the good, the bad and the why. . .

To say Thank you for being one of the few who stand with the horses. . .

Like I said. . .

It takes a long time to explain rescue

Sawyer intake video with Foster, Suzanna J
Thank you so much for your continued support!