Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cotton Rugs/Combo's and Flysheets

Coming into the summer months we are desperately in need of cotton rugs/combo's and flysheets. The sizes we need the most are 5'6 - 5'9 - 6'0 and 6'3. However we will greatly accept all sizes. If you have some that you would like to donate please send to:

PO Box 451
Helensvale QLD


Call me 0405053740 / email and I can arrange picking them up or drop off.

Or if you would like to make a tax deductible donation to go towards buying some please deposit into:

BSB: 084852
ACC: 189538671
Name: Save A Horse Australia
Bank: NAB

and email if you would like a tax receipt

Please remember to use "RUGS" and your surname as the reference.

Massive thanks to everyone for your love and support xxxxx

Would you like to sponsor Gemmy?

Gemmy is looking for some sponsors to help her through her rehabilitation. It only cost $10 per week and at the end of her rehabilitation, once she is re-homed you will get a nice framed photo of her. Sponsorship is 100% tax deductible and tax receipts will be sent out at the end of each financial year.

Please email me with the subject "Gemmy" if you would like to sponsor her and ill send you the details.

Gemmy is a 23 year old, 15hh TB mare with the softest most beautiful personality.

Ella Update

Photos of Ella's eye has been sent to the eye specialist at Manly Road Horse Hospital (The wonderful Pauline Gaven who has preformed surgery on a few of our babies now all of which are now living full lives). We are waiting on her to call back with instructions on what to do next. Fingers Crossed. Our wonderful Vet Andy from Nerang Equine Practice is sure its a SCC.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sadly we lost our little Tessy

Tess was surrendered a few months ago and she was extremely lame suffering from what looked like chronic arthritis. She was assessed by the vet who confirm advanced Degenerative Joint Disease causing a fully fused fetlock with no flexibility and she was in chronic pain. X-rays showed that she had no blood supply in her hooves at all from laminitis which was left untreated for so long. We did toil with the idea of cortisone shots but she would have needed heart bar shoes to help her laminits which would weigh her hooves down and be more painful with her fetlock. The shots are extremely painful and she would have needed them every 6 weeks and in the end, it wouldnt have completely managed the pain, they would have made it comfortable for her to walk around. She would never be able to run around free like horses should and with the rest of our retired babies. Tess was a 25+ year old horse and in the end we decided that it was best to set her free. There is no way she would have been able to live out her days without pain and I'm not one for keeping a horse alive and in pain. We tried high dose's for joint guard, herbal treatment and Heal With Ease healing plan. She had a magnetic boot on during the day and a float boot on in the stable at night but nothing worked. Her joint Disease didn't happen over night and neither did her clubbed hoof and laminitis.

RIP beautiful Tessy you are now free to gallop the green pastures at Rainbow Bridge.

Massive thanks to Nathan from Nyanda who buried our beautiful girl under a tree on our beautiful new property.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Rescue Mission Was Successful

On Monday I was called about a Clydie Mare who needed urgent attention. Her owner loved her very much but due to hard economical times he was unable to provide for her. While on the property it was established that there was also a TB mare needing help. Both mares were surrendered to us and made the journey home. The Clydie mare was really weak and she was given electrolyte paste as well as vitamin shots and she is now going really well. Her eye is badly infected and the vet suspects a SCC which will require surgery, but at the moment she isn't strong enough. She will have her eye removed as soon as she is well enough to have surgery. Ella the Clydie is 17 years old and about 17 hands. Gemmy, the TB mare is 23 years old and about 15 hand. Both and lovely mares with amazing natures. Massive thanks to Cindy and Lori for helping with this rescue and massive thanks to Karen Hood from Heavy Horse Heaven Rescue who put us onto the mares. Massive thanks to my vet Andy at Nerang Equine Practice for coming immediately when we called and for taking such good care of our babies. Massive thanks to Yatala Prodcue for bring food down for Ella, for sponsoring her and offering to home her on their property to retire with Harry and Whiskey once she has been rehabilitated.

Gemmy the bay TB mare is looking for some sponsors. If you would like to sponsor her please email me for more information. It cost $10 per week and last until she is rehomed. When you email please put in the subject of the email "Gemmy" 

Thank you xxx

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Chester is looking for a forever home

Chester came to us as a stallion with limited handling, he was gelded and is now broken in and looking for a loving home to start his education. Chester is about 12hh and 3 years old. We are not sure of his breeding but the breaker seems to think he is a brumby. Chester is extremely smart and willing to learn. He was broken in by a natural horseman using soft calm methods and Chester excepted everything calmly. He is still very green and needs someone experienced to educate him but will make a great little kids pony club pony with the right training and in the right hands.

Adoption Fee ~ $300

If you would like to see Chester please email with the subject heading "Chester" and I will email you an application form to complete. Once I have this back we can arrange for you to come and meet her. I look forward to hearing from you.