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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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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« 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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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« 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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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« 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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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« 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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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« 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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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« 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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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« 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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