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..Equine fostering..
« on: November 23, 2016, 04:00:22 PM »
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my Wife and I, over the weekend, submitted our application to become a fostering home/property for equines that are currently with an Equine Rescue outfit (B/CS area)

we are hoping to be approved so that we can care for 1 or 2 animals (horses preferably but donkeys, mules, ponies or hybrids would be acceptable)

we aren't into riding, working, showing - simply want to offer good care, a healthy environment and love to whatever animal is in need

we realize that "fostering" could be a temporary "thing" but we're willing to go that route - we just want to help the helpless for however long they need help

so, we're on pins and needles - waiting to hear if we're "approved" and if we'll be able to do some good (and for this we're thankful this Thanksgiving)
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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2016, 04:08:50 PM »
Very cool, and best of luck to you.
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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2016, 04:34:52 PM »
Cool. Hope it works out for you.

My 1st ex wife bought a horse, but I am allergic to most animals. And, the smell of the horses at the stables carried like 50+ feet (she kept it at a place with a lot of horses). Gave me a sore throat just being around them. I looked at it from my car 1x, and that was the full extent I was involved with that horse. It was her deal. When she got home from being at the stables, she had to take a shower right away.

So, no horsey for me  :P

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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2016, 06:07:15 PM »
best of luck  and hope it works out for you . :th_thicon_idea:
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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2016, 05:00:44 AM »
That's great.. We've rescued many over the years. Own several horses now that we use in Ranch sorting and penning.. Although haven't had the time to ride much lately.

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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2016, 09:17:24 AM »
Sounds like a nice thing to do.

My problem would be that they probably eat like horses.  :th_thicon_lol:

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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2016, 09:45:48 AM »
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hope so, that'll keep 'em healthy.....
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2016, 10:06:57 AM »
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hope so, that'll keep 'em healthy.....
Like feeding teenage boys,
I can't afford that, either.  :P

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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2016, 10:59:37 AM »
Tango,

WHERE is the "B/CS area"?? - We would foster/rescue again, if we had the chance.

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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2016, 12:20:53 PM »
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here's the "rescue" outfit :  http://www.bluebonnetequine.org/

they get their mail at a PO Box in the Bryan/College Station area - they don't have a "physical" addressed hqs
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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2016, 12:22:14 PM »
Tango,

THANKS.

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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2016, 07:35:33 AM »
Tango; All,

Bluebonnet is a cooperative equine rescue that is solely staffed by volunteers & doesn't have a physical acreage. - All the horses are "fostered with" the various volunteer families.
(I had a long phone conversation with "Susan", who has been a long-time volunteer.)

Fwiw, I'm very likely going to adopt a BEAUTIFUL little paint filly that's about 6 months old from the rescue, with the goal of eventually training her to harness.

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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2016, 08:27:00 AM »
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"Lucky Charm" ? 
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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2016, 09:13:32 AM »
Tango,

YEP. = Susan & I think that she will look quite handsome in light harness & hitched to my "high-wheel" golden oak cart in a couple of years. = We think that she will mature as a "Big girl", as  her sire is HUGE.
(My friend "Lonnie" has a paint gelding that he drives to one of the carts, that I designed & that Christian Yoder built. - "Breaking Dawn" is STUNNING to see & exhilarating to drive.)

"LC" is just the right age to start working on becoming fully "traffic safe" & "bomb-proof".
(My old harness mare was retired to the pasture about 6 years ago & died of old age 2 years ago & I'm now "settled enough" to start handling/training a new filly.)

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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2016, 11:00:35 AM »
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well good for you two - for some reason I'm partial to Pintos/Paints - good luck with your new gal..... :th_thicon_idea:
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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2016, 05:38:03 PM »
Tango,

I really like the look of "loud-colored" BLACK/WHITE or "Black-line" DUN horses in harness.

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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2016, 08:17:59 PM »
hopefully you'll get to keep some of these animals
that need proper care.
there were 2 hauled off about a mile from here that
were not cared for properly. the owners had put them
in the garage for lack of proper stall facilities.
(tried to find a news link, but they're all gone i guess)
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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2016, 09:32:14 PM »
Ranger99,

A garage might be OK for a ersatz stall but the horses need PROPER care in any case.

I raised a orphan Palomino filly about 45 years ago in the screened-in porch of our farmhouse. She spent some cold/wet nights IN the house. = She was raised on a baby bottle & later a "calf bucket", after her dam died & grew up to be the BEST saddle horse that my late mother ever had.
(Her registered name was: DOMESTIC GOLDEN DAWN but was called, "Sweet Baby" all of her life.)

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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2016, 09:51:17 PM »
jmo, i'm thinking they were trying to hide
them from view as much as anything else.
these folks had already been visited by the
authorities for their dogs being in poor shape.
on a return visit this week the dogs were down
and one later died and the horses were found
in the garage.
it was on one of the television news broadcasts,
but i can no longer find it to post. too gruesome
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Re: ..Equine fostering..
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2016, 08:39:30 PM »
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
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