Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Giving Tuesday results and our newest rescue, Blue


Thank you from the boys

Rimson & Buddie say THANK YOU!

Hello, Everyone!

Before we talk about Blue, our newest rescue, we want to give everyone an update on the fundraising effort on GivingTuesday (November 30, 2021). We had a matching grant from The Maverick Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego in the amount of $5000!!!

THE GOOD NEWS IS WE MATCHED THAT IN DONATIONS....if fact we exceeded it. With the checks deposited today our total funds raised is $8,974, add the $5000 for a total of $13,974. Rimson & Buddie say THANK YOU.

Our goal was to match the grant so we could purchase a Bemer Horse Kit. It provides electromagnetic therapy to help increase blood flow, bringing oxygen and nutrients to the tissues, muscles and help promote healing or pain reduction for many, many ailments our equines have and you helped us reach that goal.


Bemer Therapy Blanket and leg wraps

On 12-3-21, King received the first Bemer treatment with OUR Bemer blanket and leg wraps. Cost to the rescue $5410.66, so the grant covered most of the expense for us to now have this wonderful therapy at our fingertips which will be a huge savings to the rescue over time. Thank you, thank you, thank you all so much!!!

20211205 head shot
20211207 Cindy Strong and Blue

Blue loves the scratches from our volunteer Cindy.

Several weeks ago I got a call about a local man who passed away needing homes for his horses and mules. On Sunday, 12-5-21, we transported Blue Boy, Blue, to the rescue. We were told he was underweight and needed his feet done and thankfully he was not as thin as King. He is thin weighing in at only 980 pounds, a good 120-200 pounds less than a horse his big size usually weighs.

How big is Blue?? His withers, top of the shoulders, is my total height, 64 inches. That makes him 16 hands tall in horse lingo. Most horses that size weigh 1100-1300 pounds so he has some weight to gain and he needs good nutrition which we can provide.

20211207 Blue and King

We now have two horses in our refeeding program and hopefully they will gain weight at the same speed. King is in the near stall and Blue behind. They get along well which is a true blessing.

King is getting 18 pounds of Purina Equine Senior feed a day and we are increasing Blue's senior feed daily till he gets that much also. They both get alfalfa which King can only eat the flowery part, his teeth cannot chew the stems. We will be doing King's teeth tomorrow, Friday, and Blue's in a few weeks after he has settled in and has put on a little weight.

King has gained almost 200 pounds since arriving on 10-26-21 and is doing so much better. This weight is so needed with winter weather here.

20211205 right side

Blue rescued 12-5-21

Blue and King look like brothers and we are glad that with your generosity we are able to provide the care that is needed for both to get healthy. They are very close to the same age with King about 25 and Blue we were told was 24 this year. We will keep you updated on both.

With good care they should each have many very good, very happy years to enjoy life.

You make this happen!!!!

At this holiday season we just can't express how blessed we are to be able to provide for the 36 horses, donkeys and minis at the rescue and live up to our name Equine "WellBeing" Rescue.


Last years winter storm of 2020-12-9

Tonight we have a winter storm coming in with winds currently gusting to 40 mph. We have the boys in the barn and will be bringing in the minis and blanketing our oldsters since they are saying we may get rain turning to snow. Hopefully it won't be much because I am not quite mentally ready for lots of snow like we got a year ago today.

We hope you stay warm and bundled if you are in the storms path.

If you would like to help during the holidays with a tax-deductible donation just click the button below and it will take you to our website's donation page with options for PayPal, Venmo, Debit/Credit cards, and instructions where to mail a check. We are 100% volunteer run charity so no funds go for salaries or wages which allows us to help more in need.

Thank you, thank you for helping us help the horses, donkeys and minis at the rescue and others in need.

Happy Holidays!!!

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