Anyway, at lest we will get most of these guys out, if not all of them. I am willing to foster one or two of the weanlings that are left if someone wanted to sponsor their bail. Just don't like the thought of leaving anyone behind, especially if it is just two little babies. So far we are down to 6 horses with out commitments. Two mares, one two year old, and three babies. I am working day in and day out to find homes and have a few really helpful people that are networking them to get them adopted too.
I just recently brought home my little stud prospect and a broodmare from the same ranch. They are the a nice way to round out my program...for now at least. I have a broodmare or two offered for sale as well as some prospects of my own to move out before winter. And of course i have two rescues from the neglect case left here waiting on their forever homes. Which reminds me, big news! Shadow Valley Horse Rescue Inc. is now officially incorporated as a 501 (c)(3), which is very exciting news. All donations to the rescue are tax refundable and this allows us to seek much needed funding to help out more horses and improve on our facilities so that we can accommodate more horses in the future.
I will be working on a few projects to update and re-vamp this place to get it ready for new rescues in the spring. I have all winter to get it done and hopefully by springtime i will have a new look to the place. Better barns and sheds will allow me to put in more sick horses from the lot and from other places. I will be looking into securing a large amount of hay for the rescue as well, which of course will allow us to take on more temporary cases and more long term special needs horses.
This is all very exciting and i am so very happy that we were finally able to get the rescue incorporated and running like i had always dreamed of. Of course Slash Bar A will continue to operate and we will still raise quality horses , but it will remain as a separate entity from the rescue. We will run the breeding program and the rescue separate so that it is easier to seek funding and support for the rescue, and to seek support and homes for the breeding program horses. Of course any horse in training will be sold as a sale horse and the rescues sold as rescues. It just means we have an easier venue to get the rescue pushed into a huge operating status.
Above all else i am extremely excited for all of this. the new horses, the new incorporation, and of course the way that my program is going. I could not be happier with Gunner and the girls and the rescues that i was able to help this year has been well worth every minute.