Hi ya'll, Hope all is well, or as well as it can be with all the roundups.
Was just noticing how much Honey Bandit has grown and figured ya'll might like to see the pix. (He is walking with "the tall one")
Yesterday, watching DaBubbles and Pete with their heads mashed together, eating their goodies, I realized we are very blessed. (See pix)
The other two "large horses" want to smash the mini's, so it is awesome that Honey Bandit not only gets to hang out with a full size horse, he still gets to keep his brothers. It is so important that he learns, gently and in a manner that wont' hurt him, how to be a "horse". He still carries those scars inside though. Pete apparently did something that made him flashback, and Honey Bandit panicked and missed me by a hair as he bolted away. I am thinking though, that he missed me on purpose! But in all reality, I am much less scary than Pete. ha ha. so running over me would be merely survival to him.
We put up some temporary (?) perimeter fencing so the guys have more room. Although moving was definitely not the first choice, I think that it will be wonderful once we get everything set up for the rescue. The animals are all happy and I think they enjoy being farther away from the noise of the highway.
Seth, Manager at Home Depot, in Red Bluff, California, is one of our heroes. He started out our "WINTER, WARM AND DRY - DRIVE" off in a wonderful way. We have a list of items we are looking for and he was the first to donate. He donated 12 2x6's and some cement. This takes care of one of the "steps" we have to take for winter. We are extremely grateful for his help and the way his store supports the community. After all, Honey Bandit is a huge part of our community, as has been proven time and time again.
It looks like one of the two main foal "angels" in Nevada is finally going to retire. After many years and thousands of babies lives' saved, she and her hubby are calling it quits. She took in 21 (approx) orphan, critical foals this year and my friend Shirley had about 19. So it looks like we need to "git er done" and be ready to pick up the slack. That is the focal point of our rescue, although we have dogs, cats, etc. So it is even more urgent that we are prepared with the rolling foal hospital and some "hospital rooms/pens" etc.
God Bless and come and visit Honey Bandit in his new digs and meet the new guy. We truly enjoy all the visitors. We will be putting the "WINTER, WARM AND DRY - DRIVE" on the website (as soon as possible) and you will be able to see all the stores that are stepping up and helping to keep HONEY BANDIT, AMERICA'S POSTER BOY TO STOP THE ROUNDUPS! alive and well so he can continue the fight against the roundups and the inhumane treatment of our beloved wild horses. We hope to continue visiting schools and educating our youngsters about what is going on. They are the next leaders! Visit us at www.chillypepper.weebly.com, and if you'd like to buy raffle tickets for our fabulous 2 night stay at the BAILEY CREEK LODGE, send your checks to Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang, 34694 Sidebottom Rd., Shingletown, CA 96088 or call 530 474 5197 or 530 339 1458 to come and visit.
Palomino & the gang!