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"A tale of two horses arriving at Proud Spirit... this is the first
ten minutes of their new life here. (Literally... the first ten
minutes). Narrated by Portia. We got off the trailer. Then we got a
drink. Then we smelled the ground. Then Polly looked left and I looked
right. Then we went to meet the herd. Ho-Hum. Then we ate some grass.
Now we're gonna have a nice life. See ya!
Portia and Polly are exceptionally lucky to have the opportunity to join the natural lifestyle offered there, running with the
herd on the beautiful 180-acre ranch—just being horses. Proud Spirit
acts as a rescue, as well as pasturing sanctuary horses, and most
rescues are often full. RRHR is fortunate that Proud Spirit had two
spaces available to accommodate Portia and Polly. Ruby Ranch Horse Rescue is supporting the effort by another rescue,
Colorado Horse Rescue Network (CHRN), to bring 13 horses to safe haven.
The pictures are graphic and will not be posted here, but include skinny
horses, slipper hooves, dead foals, etc. Three mature studs are loose
with the herd of 10 mares. All are awaiting paperwork to get them moved
from Wyoming to Colorado. Foster homes are needed, donations toward vet
and farrier care and for hay and feed would be appreciated. Any
donations received here at RRHR will be forwarded to CHRN for these
horses. See their facebook page for updates. And "like" them while you
This cooperative action between Proud Spirit and RRHR not only provides
better fit for Portia and Polly, but it also eases the resource
spending and immediate space available, giving RRHR the freedom to
assist other horses in need in Colorado.
Both organizations are
501(c)(3) approved through the IRS and are non-profit charities in their
respective states. Operating expenses are dependent on the generosity
of donations from the general public. These donations help feed and
provide veterinary and hoof care for starved and neglected horses. To
donate to the Portia and Polly fund for their expenses and
transportation, or to contribute in a more general manner, contact Proud
Spirit at www.horsesofproudspirit.org or Ruby Ranch Horse Rescue at www.rrhr.org. Both organizations appreciate any and all consideration.
At this time we would
like to reserve any further comment until this has been fully resolved. We
appreciate your trust and support and assure you that more information from
Ruby Ranch will be forthcoming as soon as it is appropriate.
We are excited to announce a new partnership with the crowdfunding website, LoveAnimals.org and we would love to have your help.
LoveAnimals.org helps organizations like Ruby Ranch Horse Rescue raise money for critically needed projects. For a small donation
(think $10 or less) you can make a huge difference at Ruby Ranch. Here’s how you can help:
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Mike W. Ross, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, a professor of surgery
at the University of Pennsylvania’s school of veterinary medicine said,
“I wish horse owners would think about alternatives to longeing.
Constant turning places forces of torsion on the
distal limbs, exacerbates lameness, and may potentially lead to chronic
arthritic conditions later in life.”
He philosophized, “Each step while turning is worth
two steps in a straightaway.” Alternatives to longeing include long
reining, in-hand work, and even “advance-retreat” work with a loose
horse (through obstacle courses, etc). All of these
techniques will help keep you fit as well.