Saturday, July 20, 2013
Our Landlord runs a small horse rescue, you can find them here on Facebook.
I'm so excited to be around the world of horse rescue in addition to the dogs. We rescued our two mares in March of 2012, they both had babies in June of 2012....SURPRISE! They were so skinny we had no idea...so cruelty does NOT just happen to the little animals, it happens to the big guys, too.
I've gotten to know a couple of the rescue horses on his ranch, and I'm enthralled with the sweet disposition of one in particular, his name is Jackpot. Of course, I always cheer for the "under-dog", in this case he is the "under-horse", but let's not quibble about specifics. He is SO sweet, and the other horses pick on him a bit....being low man on the totem pole, it really sucks. He gets along well with our mares, and has made friends with my little gelding that turned a year old in June. I'm glad our horses are out there so this guy can have a friend.
I love the idea of rescuing every animal that is out there and needs rescued...but that is not possible. We do not have enough time, money, resources, or space. Instead, we have to do what we can, when we can and hope that there are others out there doing as much, or more than we are. That is such a helpless feeling for me. I have found that I have to concentrate on what I CAN do, not what I CAN'T do, or I will overwhelm myself to the point of not being able to help at all.
So, until the world changes, and more people get on board with simply being responsible, and maybe a bit nicer, then us, and those like us, will continue to make the world just a bit brighter for those that we can help. And to help advocate and educate for those that we can't physically help.
I hope that this small horse rescue truly makes the difference that they hope to make, I know that we had the same hopes and dreams when we started. And although it seems like we have barely made a dent, we HAVE made a dent, and I intent to make even more dents as the years pass.
Thanks for stopping by to catch my ramblings...and don't forget to be responsibull, spay or neuter your critter, don't litter! :)