HONEY BANDIT INVITES YOU TO ENJOY THE BIG DAY IN SHINGLETOWN. His birthday party and our 2nd annual Open House.
For horse lovers, people who enjoy the fresh clean mountain air, grandmas and grandpas who want to take their kids out for a special day, and anyone just looking for adventure, this is your day.
Drive up State Highway 44 East from Redding towards Mt. Lassen. Stop at 'RAIN', (Rescued Animals in Need), one of our local spots. Rain is a non-profit with a darling little thrift store and they rescue critters, find them homes and have been monumental in providing funds for spaying and neutering our local pets. Their work ensures that no more critters are added to the mix when there are so many thousands of puppies and kittens (adults too) that are in need of a home to avoid being euthanized. They are a wonderful organization and would welcome your support. They are located at the cross street of Black Butte, and Hwy 44. You can call 474-5885 for the actual address.
Honey Bandit's OPEN HOUSE & BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION with CHILLY PEPPER is from 11:00 a.m. to about 7 or 8. This gives you time to drive down and visit the Wild Horse Sanctuary and then come back up the hill and out of the heat to cool off in the fresh mountain air.
You can stop by the WESTON HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST on Shingletown Ridge Road. Visit their website at firstname.lastname@example.org for a preview. Enjoy a cold drink while you sit on the back deck overlooking the horse sanctuary and if you bring your binoculars, you may see wild horses munching away. Weston House Bed & Breakfast is a veritable oasis and will surprise you with it's lush beauty. Relax and cool off, while marveling at the view of the Sacramento Valley and surrounding areas. Peace will fill you in this beautiful location. Meet Jackson (who was one of the lucky foals at the sanctuary that survived the mountain lion that attacked him). Listen to the story of how brave and intelligent he was and the fact that within one half hour of his being "sorted" from the rest of the babies he was in a stall, haltered and allowing us to administer medication to his wounds. He needed no chute or restraints. He demonstrates the intelligence of our beloved mustangs. Then meet Penny, the gorgeous filly who also came from the Wild Horse Sanctuary. Spend a few moments with the beautiful Angela and have "hands on" visitation with her mustangs. She will be open from 12:00 - 5:00.
Stop by and say Happy Birthday to HONEY BANDIT, AMERICA'S POSTER BOY TO STOP THE ROUNDUPS, AND THE COLT THAT PUT SHINGLETOWN ON THE MAP, and also to CHILLY PEPPER, our first "MIRACLE MUSTANG" and the inspiration for our rescue. Also meet CARSON, the inspirational colt for WHISPERING WINDS ANIMAL RESCUE, who has been rescuing wild horses (and other critters) for years. I had worked with wild horses for about 8 years, and after meeting Sue for about 3 minutes at a protest to Stop the Roundups, she was the one who helped us get this all started. Without her, their would be no CHILLY PEPPER - MIRACLE MUSTANG, EQUINE RESCUE & MORE, (ORPHAN FOAL DIVISION OF WWAR) and HONEY BANDIT WOULD NOT HAVE SURVIVED! She is an amazing lady and puts the horses and animals before anything. So come by and meet her, and tell her thank you for making all of this possible!
So there you have it. Three great events for the family and a visit to RAIN. HONEY BANDIT will be greeting his friends from 11 a.m. until about 7 or 8ish, to give everyone time to visit the other attractions and cool off in the fresh mountain air. We will be having birthday cake around 4:00 and hope to see you there. This community is an unexplored treasure by many, and Saturday, August 20th will be a day for all to enjoy. The little ones will enjoy one on one time with DaBubbles, Shingletown's famous survivor of the mountain lion attack. Meet Patches, the other mini who was donated for therapy work. Don't forget little SURI, who survived a week in the snow without her band or momma and is now doing very well. She will be up for adoption, but we need to raise the funds for her upcoming hernia operation. Another Miracle Mustang. Do you sense a theme???
Call 530 474 5197 or 530 339 1458 with questions. God Bless and see you Saturday!