WE WANTED TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS!
Exciting news - We received a message yesterday that our new "Angels in Idaho" will be taking three babies. Seanna, (shown above), Boots and Cicero will all be heading to their new home this week.
Matt and I will be transporting them. We will need roughly $375 fuel for transport and a little for Health Certificates and needed blood work for transport. So we are looking at between $400 - $500 to secure these three great homes.
(Unfortunately it won't reduce our monthly board as they have been at Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang and we do not receive any funds for "boarding" even though they were part of the 55)". ) But it will certainly be a reduction for feed expenses and leave me more time to help gentle other wild ones and care for the upcoming orphans.) Finding them homes is the biggest blessing ever :)
IF we don't get a call to Yakima or OR for orphans while we are out, it will be about 1600 miles round trip. We normally average around 10 miles to the gallon with a little less efficiency in the mountains, sometimes closer to 7 or 8 mpg. when pulling the heavy trailer. As always, we will be "camping" on the way whenever possible and cooking out of the trailer for the most part. The average fuel price in NV is about $2.25 a gallon for diesel, and although it is more here, we will be doing most of the driving going through NV.
EVEN BETTER NEWS - Our Angel (Kim) in Idaho is planning to take 10 of the Wild Ones that we are currently supporting in NV. This move is planned for approximately 2 months down the road, after they beef up their fencing on the large acreage. Then Kim told me of a rescue she did and it left me in tears.
"I drive truck, and while driving in North Dakota for the oil fields I parked at an auction where they were unloading a trailer full of horses. There were 5, one pregnant with a foal by her side. I walked up and said so they are auctioning off these horse today? and the man said yes, for 23 cents per pound. So I bought them all and leased 5 acres until I could make arrangements to get them here. Here's where the rescue started. They were what started it all for me."__
They have rescued and re-homed many horses since that day.
So you can imagine how excited I was when she said we could bring the babies now and 10 more in a month or two. This is what we need. To move these horses down the road to safe and loving folks.
Of course I have my own tears too. It is so heartwarming to find someone with such a beautiful heart, but once again I am taking my babies and leaving them with someone else. No matter how wonderful it is for them, it still breaks your heart when you have spent the time with them and have grown to love them so much. So it is bittersweet as always. You just can't keep every one that you save, and this is what we do - find homes for them so they can have the future they deserve. But it still breaks your heart each and every time - even knowing that there will be more around the corner. How wonderful it will be when the day comes where there won't be more around the corner, and we can all rest easy. That would be the miracle.
We so appreciate everyone who is part of this rescue and helping us keep these horses safe. Please share far and wide so we can continue to find forever homes for these horses. We also have a possible home for more of the wild ones in Virginia. We are working on that - who knew there were angels everywhere? With so many people in the United States, we only need a few to step up and help us place the remaining horses. Together we CAN do it!!
If you want to help You can go to You caring - https://www.youcaring.com/let-em-run-foundation-for-55-wild-horses-orphaned-foals-415297 to help us save these horses.
You can go to Paypal - Palominodancer@yahoo.com or go to Donate & Support page if you would like to help these horses.
You can donate via check at Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang, 34694 Sidebottom Rd., Shingletown, CA 96088
530 474-5197 If you are interested in visiting or adopting one of these beautiful horses.