Posts Tagged ‘JM Horse Rescue’

It’s just impossible to understand. I suppose there’s truly loving your animals and then there’s looking at them as possessions. I would give up any possession to assure the health, safety and happiness of my animals. As a matter of fact… I have. Scottie and I sacrifice time and again to care for those we truly love.

Cass & I have an unbreakable bond.

Now I have to show you the result of someone not truly loving their animals or even feeling slightly responsible. Again, I don’t know the people involved. The owner is an elderly and ill gentleman but there is an able-bodied caretaker on the premises. One must drive past these horses to leave the house. Neighbors must drive past daily. No need to be a horse expert to see there’s a problem. There is a history of neglect on this property. It finally caught up to them. An anonymous complaint was called in to Seminole Co. Animal Services. Gears got rolling once the officer on scene alerted his boss to the situation. Rescues were in place the next morning to remove the horses that were signed over.

Momma & baby Paso Fino horses before leaving for rescue.

Eighteen horses were in total. Fourteen are now safe. These are the four my friend Terri opened her farm to. They will now get food, veterinary and hoof care and simple attention. Just in one day of having some basic needs met, they are brighter. Their potential is trying hard to shine through the the bones and ragged coats.

The yearling filly now named Chica.

Her Momma, Sierra.

A baby so young should not know such hunger.

Chica is cautious but curious.

Momma could very well be carrying another baby. There were 5 stallions/colts on the property.

A horse’s lifeline are their hooves.

These have long been neglected.

Chica’s never had hoof care.

The matted tails are the worst we’ve ever seen.

The protruding bones speak volumes.

Hundreds of pounds underweight. Backbone & hips.

Absolutely no muscle on this baby.

Chica’s backbone & hips.

Pretty grey mare is in better condition. Now named Gypsy.

Still too thin but not as bad as the others.

This sweet girl is Lilly.

She has a wound on her nose. Probably from a halter left on too long.

Lilly has a sponsor. Thank you Gayle! She has a thing for bays.

Lilly keeps herself a bit away from the others.

She seems somehow sadder than the others. Maybe she’s the one who recently birthed a baby only to have it die w/in 24 hrs.? The complaint wasn’t called in soon enough.

Their foster barn is a safe & happy place.

They can actually graze on acres of grass!

This rescue was a joint effort between horse lovers extraordinaire! When the call came out everyone was up for the daunting task before them. It was a long, hot day of rescue. Loading untrained, scared horses onto trailers is not for the faint of heart. It’s dangerous. It took time, some skill and a little luck but the 3 mares and filly were loaded and sent to Terri’s farm. John and Missy of  JM Horse Rescue worked together with Tia of Ridin Dirty Ranch & Rescue and the Seminole Co. Animal Services officers to load up the remaining 10 horses! Bless Tia for taking those stallions/colts. And thank God, no one got hurt! When you do animal rescue, oftentimes you just have to have faith things will work out. You go get the animals out of harms way and worry about the rest later.

A young stud colt getting used to a halter.

His 1st steps toward a new life!

Each of these horses will need work and more importantly, time. None seem to be trained but their medical needs are the most urgent. This costs money. Money the rescues don’t have. We know more horse lovers will come forward to help these babies begin new lives. Please go to JM Horse Rescue to donate. (You can also find them on Facebook.) If you want to help geld the stallions/colts please contact Tia 352-638-0432 or email:  talbert590@aol.com.

Keep checking the blog for updates on Chica, Sierra, Lilly & Gypsy!

Chica, Sierra, Lilly & Gypsy

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I will never understand how a person can stand back and watch their animal starve. Scottie & I will go hungry before any of our animals ever will. If we were not able to feed them we’d get help… somehow. Not everyone feels this way. Unfortunately some of those who don’t, own animals they have no right to. Meet Meadow & Blossom.

Mother & daughter Mustangs.

Blossom is a 6 year old BLM (Bureau of Land Management) Mustang and Meadow is her 3 year old daughter. They are now safely in the care of JM Horse Rescue in Deland, FL. If not for their immediate call to action, these horses would be dead. Meadow’s growth has been stunted, though Blossom has done her absolute best to care for her daughter.

It certainly doesn’t take an animal professional to see these horses are unhealthily skinny. Yet, their owners continued to see them decline slowly day by day. They knew they weren’t feeding them. They knew they weren’t asking out for help. They only gave up ownership once animal control came out. I don’t know the people. I don’t know their situation. I do know it doesn’t matter to me. They were starving these horses.

Blossom & Meadow have a long road of recovery ahead. They’re in a great place to do it. They received veterinary care (probably the first in a long, long time) before even getting off the trailer. Meadow had collapsed during the drive. You can see more pics of them on JM’s website. The girls are no longer scared. They feel safe and they have full bellies. It takes months to drain this much weight off a horse. It’ll take as many to get the weight back on.

They no longer have fear in their eyes.

You can help save their lives. JM Horse Rescue didn’t hesitate when called upon. They simply heard two horses were starving and were on their way to the location with food. They picked them up the next day. Saving and rehabbing horses takes time and money. These special and sweet girls deserve the help. They deserve to feel safe and loved. Any little bit will be deeply appreciated.

Here’s the link to donate: Blossom & Meadow’s Care Fund.

Blossom says THANK YOU!

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