This is the answer to our prayers. (About 4 or 5 years worth)
We got her home - THANK YOU SO MUCH STEPHEN N SAVANNAH. We will always remember the gift in honor of your beautiful angel Sondra. PTL for once again blessing us with such amazing people in our lives.
We need to do a lil bit of work, but she came home like a champ and is going to be so very perfect for the babies. The folks that donated her are beyond amazing and I cannot believe how lucky we are that God puts such amazing people in our lives. They are Sweet Pea (aka Luna) and Bay Baby (aka Baby Boo McClellan)'s new mom and dad, and are taking amazing care of those little girls. Was so awesome to get to see them. They are growing and very happy, and couldn't really care less about their old mom and dad. They said hi, but are extremely happy in their new homes, as it should be
Getting it was the easy part LOL Now we have to "git 'er done" as far as getting her ready and road worthy. Our first stop will definitely be tires. Matt wouldn't let me drive it home cuz he was worried cuz the tires are so crackly on the side. It will be a lot of work but absolutely priceless when it is ready to go. She has about 268000 + / - miles, so we will be testing her out a bit before we go on too many rescues. But I have great roadside service - haha. Am just so very grateful
God is once again showering us with His blessings. Time after time He shows us that this what he wants us to do. After many years of praying and looking and trying to find the perfect "Rolling Foal ICU", we are blessed to have found the perfect one.
It needs some TLC and most likely a new transmission, but we could not have asked for a more perfect vehicle. It even has a lift, so when we pick up a horse like Precious, who could barely stand and could not get up by herself at all, or even try to help, we can load them much easier and safer, with much less stress.
There are many reasons we have been searching so long for a vehicle like this. Often times we have to pick up critically ill or newborn foals in poor weather. It is hard on the babies to be in a cold trailer, and is also hard for them if the weather is too hot. Extreme temperatures can be the deadly to an orphan foal in a matter of minutes.
Our response time for pick up will be shortened by nearly an hour in many cases. This can also mean life and death to a baby. You have to drive 55 when towing in CA, and in our van we will be able to travel the speed limit. Every second can count with these little ones....
We will be able to monitor and maintain appropriate temperatures for the condition of the babies as needed, another very critical area. It often takes us 3 or 4 hours longer than normal to get home if a baby is in dire straights as we stop about every 20 minutes to administer fluids etc.. I will be able to care for them the whole way home and we will not have to spend those extra hours in a moving vehicle and can get the little ones tucked in all safe and sound in the nursery.
Not sure about y'all, but I am scared to death when I have to pull my trailer on icy roads. Where we live, you can go nowhere, and I mean literally, without going up or down winding and steep mountain roads. Pulling a horse trailer in these conditions is very nerve wracking at best, and we would be much safer (especially the babies), if we are in a van and not towing thousands of pounds on icy mountain roads.
The difficult part is that we need to re-do or put in a new transmission. So we are going to RAFFLE OFF this beautiful:
Limited Edition print signed by Roberta "Roby" Bear."
I absolutely love it, but am hoping that y'all will love it enough to buy a raffle ticket for $5 in the hopes that you might be the lucky winner, and we can raise funds to fix up our little van.
You can go to the Donations page and use the donate button and make sure you put for RAFFLE - raise funds for Rolling Foal Hospital...... You can also go directly to Paypal and Palominodancer@yahoo.com. Please be sure to mention you want raffle tickets. We will post the numbers as we go and hopefully we can "git 'er done". Soooooooooooooooo excited!!!
Tickets are $5 each, and you can also purchase them via check by sending it to Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang, 34694 Sidebottom Rd., Shingletown, CA 96088 and please put the notation "Raffle Tickets".
God bless and thank you for all your support and love for the horses.
Hey folks - Please give serious thought to where you adopt your wild baby mustang from. The numbers of wild mustangs and their wild babies (and yes, that is in addition to the domestics) going to slaughter is beyond horrific. So before you adopt from folks that are PURPOSELY breeding mustangs on private land or in sanctuaries, ADOPT A TRULY WILD ONE, not one bred in captivity. The folks that are breeding indiscriminately and unfortunately, no matter how many excuses they have, or what the supposed reasons are - those folks need to take care of the additional horses that they CHOOSE to deliberately bring into a world that is already over crowded with mustangs headed to slaughter. Every single baby that is DELIBERATELY BRED and then adopted out is KILLING an innocent baby that had no choice and WILL SUFFER A HORRIBLE AND PAINFUL DEATH FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN THE HOME THAT COULD HAVE BEEN THEIRS WAS GIVEN TO A BABY THAT WAS BRED ON PURPOSE, .......... I understand that there are some breeds, like the Santa Cruz Island Horses, who were nearly wiped out under the care of humans, that NEED to be revitalized. But folks, we need to stop the madness. Until all the wild mustang babies and adults are safe from the horrific slaughter train and unspeakable pain they suffer, we need to stop breeding more mustangs. Their is ONE legitimate rescue that has a reason to allow breeding, and that was started by Wild Horse Annie. http://www.ispmb.org/. They have the only TRULY UNTOUCHED bands of horses living in the wild on a sanctuary. They are NEVER touched, fed, rounded up or bothered in any way. Her place is the ONE place where "observing" mustangs who are left in their family state IN A SANCTUARY could actually help force the BLM to see the reality of how leaving the horses alone is the best solution. Visit http://www.ispmb.org/ So please, be part of the slaughter solution, not part of the problem. Adopt from the right source... Don't be a reason that an innocent baby is sent to slaughter. The babies that are deliberately bred, on purpose, are the responsibility of the sanctuaries that breed them. Obviously we all know how many thousands of U.S. horses are going through slaughter every single day, so they must have a back up plan, so those babies are the ONLY ones who are safe.... Adopt one who doesn't have any other chance. I am not talking about the ones that are born in captivity after their mom's were pulled from slaughter. These babies are also in danger as it takes such a vast amount of money to support these critters the rest of their lives. By adopting from some of the larger, well known groups who are now over full because of the emergency situations where they had to take in huge numbers to save the mares from slaughter, you will be part of the SLAUGHTER SOLUTION, NOT part of the slaughter problem..... Thank you for your consideration and love for the horses.
Babies at Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang. They are growing up fast Having some camera (or rather camera operator issues lol), but they still show how cute the little ones are...... Lil Bit looks soooooo different and is doing so well and also trying to go grey......