Picked up two young mustangs today for some TLC. Both were attacked by some type of large feline. Sassy and Magic both have injuries that are pretty infected and painful, and lots of scratch marks.
Luckily it appears it may have been a kitten in training. Although the scratches are large, the horses came away with minimal injuries considering what could have happened.
Please send prayers as felines can cause serious infections and be hard to treat. PTL we have some clay on hand. That is what saved DaBubbles when he was attacked.
(Am behind on sending out raffle ticket numbers as we had to head out and get these babies asap. Will get ticket numbers out as soon as I can - Thanks for all the support for the TAWNEE Hay and Hernia fund raiser. )
Hope your Thanksgiving was warm, happy and filled with blessings. We are so thankful here at Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang to have so many wonderful people being such a huge part of saving these babies and helping the wild horses. We feel truly blessed to be surrounded by so much love for the horses and to be able to continue doing what we do. Y'all are the reason that each and every one of these babies have survived and have a chance at a wonderful life.
As we approach the holiday season, we have once again been blessed beyond measure. We were able to get half the funds to purchase new tires for the Chilly Pepper truck. All of the rubber from the previous tires is spread across the western states, either delivering babies, picking up babies or transporting wild horses or picking up rescued horses, or simply picking up hay and feed. This is truly an "equine rescue vehicle" and unfortunately we live rather far away from the babies we save. My wonderful hubby picked up the rest of the tab, so we once again have a safe vehicle for pulling the trailer. That is so important when it comes to traveling back and forth through the mountains, and being able to safely transport our precious cargo.
Even MORE exciting news!!!!
* * AN AMAZING HORSE LOVER HAS OFFERED TO MATCH $500 IF WE CAN RAISE THAT FOR TAWNEE'S SURGERY AND TO PURCHASE HAY!!! * * So please buy your raffle tickets now and help raise the $500 so we will receive the matching donation. This will pay for TAWNEE'S surgery and hay and munchies for the next several months. * *
We have a beautiful print that we are auctioning off from Anne Hall. This is for our Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang's "Hernia & Hay Raffle”. Anne Hall's print is gorgeous, and is so clear you can see the spit coming from the Stallion's mouth. It is an incredible and rare moment caught in time. It would be a beautiful Christmas gift for a friend and loved one or for yourself. Go to www.chillypepper.weebly.com, or go to PayPal at Palominodancer@yahoo.com or purchase your tickets through the mail at Chilly Pepper, 34694 Sidebottom Rd., Shingletown, CA 96088. The drawing for this picture was December 10, 2014, but we have extended it to December 15, so it can still be shipped in time for Christmas. So get your tickets now!! Tickets prices are as follows: One ticket is $5, Five tickets are: $20 and Ten Tickets are: $40.
The weather is getting colder and we are already starting to feed winter rations. Right now we have not seen any snow, but we have had lots of cold rain and there is pretty much nothing worse than a horse being cold and wet. Cold isn't too bad, wet isn't too bad, but combined together it can be very hard and even cause illness. So they are getting their winter size munchies to make sure they have enough fuel in their bellies to turn into heat, so they can stay warm and cozy. They have shelters, but as in nature, they do not spend all of their time under cover. We try to stick to a "natural setting" as much as possible, as God did a pretty darn good job making these horses amazingly self-sufficient without human interference. So anytime they want to be out of the weather, they each have a comfortable place.
We are looking forward to having a "wonderfully prepared for", upcoming baby season. We now have the monitor heater hooked up in the nursery so it will be even easier to keep the temperature at the perfect level for the critical babies. We also have installed new windows in the nursery so that also makes it much more heat efficient. Although it seems like we are never done preparing for the babies, each year we can provide better and more efficient care and that is what it is all about.
We want to remind folks that you can come and visit Dabubbles, Honey Bandit and Donkey, not to mention any babies we have, pretty much anytime. Some folks are hesitant to call during the holidays but we understand all too well that is the time that many folks have grandkids, nieces, nephews, friends etc. visiting. We love it when you come and share the smiles. Mica is heading out to her new home in Livermore and will be reunited with her nursery buddy from Shirley Allen's. His name is River and they are great friends, so her new home is blessed even more.
As always, thank you for making what we do possible. We feel so very blessed to have so many folks in the Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang family. God bless and stay safe and warm.
THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US
MATT, PALOMINO & THE CRITTERS
Chilly Pepper - Miracle MustangEquine Rescue & More -Rescue/Rehab Project LRTC www.chillypepper.weebly.com