Skye Pie. . .with Aubrey of Adkins Quarter Horses in training.
Her assessment of this pretty mare?
She is a go anywhere, fearless trail partner for any intermediate type rider. . .She really likes her and can’t really figure out why she DOESN’T HAVE A HOME.
Neither can we.
She is a super intelligent mare, and she requires you to be the leader in the relationship, and if you aren’t, she will take the role. You do have to be a solid, smart rider that wants a real partner.
Today Marks a Week of “Meet the Rescue Team” Posts. . .
We continue with Suzanna and Raven J.
HOP Adopters, Trainers, Fosters, Haulers, Administrative working extraordinaires
This mother / daughter team covers so many bases for us from 4 hours away. . .it is simply some of the most awesome dedication to Equine Rescue you can fathom.
From Canmer, Kentucky, Suzanna meticulously processes our applications in a manner we have the utmost confidence in. This has been something I’ve personally never carried out either well or timely, and I’m beyond grateful to know this important part of the adoption process is covered. It isn’t something you can do without solid intuition without waste a lot of volunteer time, either.
She also keeps me from making a ninny out of myself at least part of the time by catching all the hilarious and ridiculous typos I am famous for all over this page and the website!
Anytime I get a lead on a horse in need, I can send the most brief overview you can fathom, and Suzanna will make the calls, get the photos and help us figure out whether we can help in this situation and that situation. This applies to any inquiry I want to make but am simply pulled in too many directions to even remember to sit down and check into. Knowing you have someone willing to do the non-fun, non-horsey stuff when needed is amazing. Let me tell you what!
This duo went out into Ohio when they heard of a young mare in danger of being euthanized in early 2013 because of behavior . . . a horse no one else was willing to give the time of day and saved her life in more ways than one: Skye. The only thing between Skye and have having meet a stark end back then was this team. . .Not us here. ..we had no room, no ability to tack the challenge over here at that time.
They picked up an urgent needs mare for sale on Craiglist for the rescue, Ariel, and gave her a soft place to rest until she was humanely put down when her condition proved too advanced to give her any quality of life. . .arranging vetting, a humane passing and burial hours from the support base we have here during such hard events.
They cared for nurse mare foals, sleeping in a barn to see them safely on their way to Lilly Pond in Maryland after a long trip from way out in Kentucky to WV to meet LP’s director, Hauled Sawyer to their farm and held him until they could haul him to our more local Ky location to finish up rehab and they took Alfie in to start training when he really wasn’t even sure how to lead. . .and had him effectively undersaddle for most anyone in two months time, giving him the best shot possible at a future!
Niteza (2011 HOP Alumni) calls their farm Four hours away from us here in WV home, Alfie calls it hard work and for Ariel, it is a final resting place. . .
For me. . .it looked like Paradise. . .
and reminds me when your heart is in it, if there is a will, there is a way to help. . .no matter how far away you might be.
Snow during her photoshoot for our HOP calendar two years ago and before her adoption (she is pictured with Kate’s adopter here)
She now resides at Ferrell Hollow Farm-Senior Horse Sanctuary in TN
She was pulled from the mire and filth of Cattletsburg Stockyard for $50 going on 3 years ago (Feb 2012)
She was aged at 35 years old then.
Her body showed a life of toiling for man.
It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to have been there for her and have pulled her out. . . .
— with Stephanie Pauley.
HOP team day number 8 continues . . .
With what? A horse, you say?
No, no. This is actually Alice. . .adopted by Stephanie D.
If I included Stephanie’s photo, I imagine there might be a hit put out on me. . .so in order to continue working as the rescue’s director, I give you good people. . .Alice.
Thanks so much to Stephanie for initially hanging in there and staying interested in volunteering back in . . .what? 2012. . .when I couldn’t coordinate brushing my hair, let alone really keeping up with people claiming to want to be involved in HOP. Most really just wanted to pet horses. . .and I simply had no time for that.
Stephanie wanted to do whatever we needed. Initially that was screening applications, but as a CPA, her accounting skills have surely been much needed and appreciated by this girl here who keeps receipts stuffed in no particular order in this box and that drawer and her in purse.
Sure, she gives me interesting looks when I hand receipts, bank statements and so forth off to her periodically. . .perhaps even an eye roll paired with a scowl. . but darn it if her work in that area isn’t priceless.
And she saw through the arguably homely looks Alice could give, too. . . the attitude and the advanced age. . .and saw a gem and gave her a home when someone else had only just remarked something to the effect of: “Who is going to want to adopt a horse like this.” She did. . . a life long lover of Morgans. . .became adoptive mom to 23 year old Standardbred, Alice.
Bringing some voice of reason and business to HOP. . . Thank you, Stephanie
— with Stephanie Davis.
Misty made the move to Angela’s to finish rehab and receive an ultrasound with Dr. Walker this week to see how far along she is. She has made awesome progress already!
This emaciated draft mule (pictured after rescue here) was on craigslist for a ridiculous amount of money. I saw the ad and it broke my heart. A kind person saved him. . .Follow his story here https://www.facebook.com/groups/441191599356346/