Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas to all and a small but powerful request

Please go to and sign the guestbook. The owner of the mare that lost her ear has taken it upon herself to use their guestbook as a personal blog attacking me and the rescue. I have to say it's quite disparaging. Please even if you cannot donate, a kind word on their guestbook helps to keep their spirits up and continue the thankless job they do from day to day, even on holidays. That in itself will be a great uplifting gift to them and push the disparaging remarks of the former owner of the horse who sufferred so much, back into the archives. Thank you so much for reading about this mare and donating so much in this time when donations are not a high priority to many. I understand that buying a gift for someone special is more important so even if you cannot donate financially, a kind word left on the guestbook will be as important and appreciated as a monetary donation.
Merry Christmas and for those that have other believes, a happy and wonderful holiday to you. I mean to offend no one and with the scant knowledge I have for others that are not of the Christian faith, I wish everyone to be safe and do what is right in your hearts. Just remember the family that IS Beautys' Haven will be scrubbing the wounds of those rescued and tending to the sick and unwanted horses even on Christmas day. Their work should not go unnoticed and neither should these defenseless horses. So even a kind word on their guestbook is greatly appreciated.
I know this a blog about judging horse shows and I ask for patience as I navigate my way through this horrific ordeal. As a judge, I do not see this type of injury on a horse and I do not see these types of horse owners so it has been quite an ordeal even for me. Not that I did not know of animal neglect and of people that do not show the kind of perception to their horse as I see in the show ring. But this is beyond anything I've personally dealt with and maybe some of you also.
I wish everyone safe rides and fair judging for the new year. I also hope and pray that some of you will leave a kind word for Beauty's Haven on their guestbook. The words of encouragement and acknowledement of their work is worth as much as a monetary donation. You do not have to use your own name and you do not have to fill in the other blanks for the guestbook form to work. Whatever you feel in your heart about people who so tirelessly continue to work with recues such as Lady Angelica will be enough. Enjoy your horses and family on this Christian holiday if you are of such faith. Those that are of a different faith or different believe, I also wish you safe rides and a guidance in life that never brings you ill will.
Believe that Karma will enhance your life even by leaving a kind word of encouragment on an obscure website guestbook. It's not always about money. Sometiomes words can mean so much more. The continuance of rescuing animals in need by Beauty's Haven is of utmost importance.
Anyone that has any reservations about BHFER, please leave a contact. They are within driving distance although a ways out, but if you want any more evidence that what is shown on their website, I will be happy to oblige. They are a true rescue that considers kind words as much as a monetary donation.
Bless everyone that has helped bring attention to Lady Asngelica's story. If your blog doesn't deal with this sort of situation as mine did not, please consider posting it.
$300 that I was going to give to the former owner to buy Angelica to get her to medical treatment but gave to BHFER when they were able to retrieve the mare
Recent donations - 12/24/09 - girl scout troup in Michigan did a penny drive and raised $27 plus change for Beauty's Haven
Two neighbors of mine - 12/24/09 - $20 for peace of mind
Everyting adds up and if you want to consider a penny drive for any club or group, please email me for a penny drive packet that I'm putting together.
Sincerely praying and wishing and hoping that all is safe and well this holiday season for all


  1. Merry, Merry Christmas Jan.

    This may sound callous, but the BEST thing you can do right now, is continue to educate and LIVE what you teach. ;) Angelica is in good hands, getting great care. The number of owners like her former "owner" is astounding- trust me-- my husband and I see it all too often in our practice.

    Be strong, and move forward, and it will all work out.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS, Happy New Year, and know You Made A Huge Difference!!

  2. Happy New Year!! Love your blog.


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