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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2016, 05:50:49 AM »
If anyone else is interested  Texas Miracle Ranch Has 398 Horses and mules and donkeys to
either foster or adopt and they need volunteers also to help out at the ranch.
They are at 9977 Country Rd. Plantersville Tx. 77363
www.tmrrescue.com
936 894 2867

my Wife and I made a donation to these folks (and thus received a "tour" of their facilities - and went thru a couple of cases of Ginger Snaps, for equine "treats") - the Wife just told me that they are now allowing fostering.....not sure about horses but plenty of mules and donkeys.....and, they might be easier to "work with" because they have a physical location for their hqs (we're having a difficult time communicating with Bluebonnet due to the fact that "their people" are all volunteers - no central/physical location)

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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2016, 09:51:03 PM »
Tango,

Does the ranch actually adopt-out horses/burros/mules?? 

Maybe I've gone blind but I see only information on fostering??

I would quickly adopt a gaited saddle mule that is 14 or more hands OR an over 3YO that would be suitable to train to saddle for trail-riding before the SA Rodeo & the associated trail-rides.

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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2016, 06:15:35 AM »
Tango,

Does the ranch actually adopt-out horses/burros/mules?? 


I'm sorry, I don't have the answer to your question - perhaps a phone call to them (?)
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« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2016, 07:32:01 AM »
Tango,

Does the ranch actually adopt-out horses/burros/mules?? 


I couldn't find it either (but, call 'em) - my Wife just said they do have adoptions but I believe she's only guessing 

She did, however, offer that Peaceful Valley does offer adoptions ( http://www.donkeyrescue.org/adoption.html ) and she said "they deliver" (I'm not familiar with them..)

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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2016, 09:32:24 AM »
Tango,

Called the ranch, left message but haven't heard from them yet.

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« Reply #25 on: December 25, 2016, 08:25:58 AM »
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a Merry Christmas update ref our Equine Fostering.....  our good neighbor (a retired vet Tech for Large Animals and owner of 2 Sorrel Horses) put us on to another Animal Fostering group and we've had very good "communication" with these folks (vs the almost non-existent comm with Bluebonnet)

they've recently gotten legal custody of another 4 Horses from Washington County and our Rep says there's 2 that would be a perfect match for my Wife and myself

we've almost completed our property to accommodate Horses (rebuilt fence around 2 acres, barn repair and update, equine equipment) and now we're waiting for an on-site inspection by the Rescue people

the Horses are in the process of having the Vet "do" all their immunizations updated, a coggins and worm check and a visit by the ferrier

so, we're hopeful that we'll be "tending" by the New Year

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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« Reply #26 on: December 25, 2016, 08:56:37 AM »
It is a nice thing you are doing.
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« Reply #27 on: December 25, 2016, 09:09:41 AM »
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thank you - we feel that these "unfortunates" need care and love - we'll furnish that for whichever animals are entrusted to us
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« Reply #28 on: December 25, 2016, 09:27:26 PM »
That really is a good thing you all are doing to give them a home and  treat these animals like they deserve.

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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2016, 12:59:52 AM »
If I had the land... I always wanted goats, my first goat would be called "momo" short for Mohammed. Oops sorry it's not PC.
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« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2017, 09:39:58 AM »
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I believe we'll be getting the 2 Horses this Friday (6 Jan) - got notified by the rescue head that they're at the Vet's today, coggins to follow, then trailering to here
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« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2017, 10:21:49 AM »
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my Wife is a new grandmother.....

the man who lived 2 properties away from us was put into an assisted living home because of a dementia problem (by his brother).....the man owned a dog who's been living on the 3 acre property ever since.  my Wife has been feeding and watering the dog (female) for a month, or so

guess a stray dog got into the property and impregnated the dog - the female has since been trapped and put into a secluded and now secured room in the vacant house

anyway, she went down to feed and walk the dog this morning - she just called and said the puppies have been born

we're working with a rescue outfit (same one from whom we're getting the horses) to see if the mom and pups can be fostered

good luck mom and pups   :th_thicon_idea:
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« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2017, 06:48:57 AM »
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an "update" on our fostering.....the Mom and her Pups were turned over to the SPCA by the property owners Brother - so we're not privy to what's happened to them

the Rescue people brought us 2 horses - a very healthy Bay mare (7 years old) and a very underweight Sorrel Gelding (20- years old)

after their morning feed on day two the Gelding fell and was unable to get up (too much muscle loss in the hindquarters) - our neighbors converged and for the next 2 days we worked to get him up - finally did so by using a tractor and straps - but he fell again.  the rescue people arrived while the poor boy was lifted again and loaded into a trailer - to be taken to the rescue people's Vet - we learned later that he crossed the Rainbow Bridge (don't know but suspect that he was euthanized  :th_thicon_cry:)

since then we've had great pleasure in caring for Moxie, the Bay Mare - she is such a joy for us and she loves her Ginger Snap Cookies and raw Carrot treats

we're now expecting to get a 2nd folster - a Pinto mare that had been severely cut across her belly in 3 places - it's said the cuts were from her getting tangled in wire (?).  anyway, her stitches are out and when she no longer requires nursing we'll be getting her

Moxie, by the way, has gone up on the rescue website for adoption (and I'm secretly hoping that no one adopts her - then again we've got 1st refusal rights for an adoption.....)

we're also in the process of having our property, from our house to the public road, fenced so as to give us a 2nd pasture in which our fosters can graze
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« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2017, 08:48:29 PM »
Way to go man just wish I had a few acres to something like that.
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« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2017, 12:58:53 PM »
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my Wife got a text today that our 2nd Rescue Horse will be arriving this Friday, 21 Apr - this is the Pinto Mare that was severely injured with cuts and stab wounds across her belly - she was coming to us a couple of weeks ago but one of the wounds opened and she had to stay under a Vet's supervision and care (we're not qualified to "nurse", just to give food, water, shelter and love)

we've been making preparations for her arrival (newly fenced area = more pasture) and are anxious to take her in - we've decided to name her "Sailor Moon"
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« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2017, 04:41:46 AM »
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after many delays with her arrival our newest Foster Horse arrived yesterday afternoon - we've named her Sailor Moon - she's a Pinto and about 14 hands - here's a pic taken shortly after her arrival - Moxie, our Bay, and Sailor Moon giving each other the once over

this is the girl that was severely cut across her belly in a number of places - "they" said from being tangled in wire but I suspect something more ulterior

so far they appear to be "getting along" but we only were able to observe them for a couple of hours last night - I'll keep a close eye on their behavior today (Monday, 24 Apr)

I finally got my Pinto

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« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2017, 08:23:07 PM »
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after many delays with her arrival our newest Foster Horse arrived yesterday afternoon - we've named her Sailor Moon - she's a Pinto and about 14 hands - here's a pic taken shortly after her arrival - Moxie, our Bay, and Sailor Moon giving each other the once over

this is the girl that was severely cut across her belly in a number of places - "they" said from being tangled in wire but I suspect something more ulterior

so far they appear to be "getting along" but we only were able to observe them for a couple of hours last night - I'll keep a close eye on their behavior today (Monday, 24 Apr)

I finally got my Pinto



Man a couple of great looking ladies you got there. :th_thicon_idea:


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« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2017, 10:47:14 PM »
Very nice looking gals. Congrats and kudos for taking them onto a good home.  :thumbsup1:
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« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2017, 10:51:37 PM »
If I had the land... I always wanted goats, my first goat would be called "momo" short for Mohammed. Oops sorry it's not PC.

We have 10 acres, and got 2 minature goats a couple yearts back. Had them for about 5 years. 

Those little buggers can totally destroy every tree and shrub you got.

I sent them to a big farm that needed something to mow brush.  They are in heaven there.

No shortage of brush to eat. And the guy wants everything flattened into pasture,, so, right up their alley. 

But the vet made a comment one time to which I kinda agree.

Wanting a goat is kinda like wanting a toothache.  :bangheadonwall:  :th_thicon_idea:
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« Reply #39 on: June 21, 2017, 04:01:11 PM »
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our on-going Equine saga - we got crossways with the rescue people - we tried acting as responsible fosterers by wanting to keep their medical needs up to date (inoculations, etc) so we asked the rescue people to send us the dates of when they received all - they refused to do that, said it wasn't our responsibility.....so - told them that we couldn't be responsible fostering people without that information and therefore we gave our notice to cease with our contract (30 day notice).....the damned people sent their son, the next day, to pick up our Moxie (Bay Mare) and our Sailor Moon (Pinto Mare) !!!!!  we probably would have adopted both had the rescue people not been such a..holes !

so - we contacted the Houston SPCA and made application to adopt - we and our facilities were "approved" so we paid a visit to their "barn" (in Hempstead) to see their animals - they are in possession of a lot of the "Conroe 200" (abused Horses by a guy that needs to be in jail/or underground)

shorten the story - we've adopted 2 Geldings (a dark Bay and a Sorrel Mustang) - the Bay was one of the Conroe 200 (google it..) and has been brought back from near death 5 friggin' times - he, Cinco, and the Sorrel, Ali are the best of buddies and the SPCA was hoping that "someone" would take them as a pair - we are so happy to accommodate !

we brought the pair to our place yesterday (20 Jun) and are just getting "acquainted" both ways (us with them/them with us) - we hope to make our home their "forever/happy" home

will post pics of our 2 Boys..... :th_thicon_idea:
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