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

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I can finally sleep!

I would like to preface this post with an apology for my absence. I so hope and pray for all to have a great holiday season and a safe show season as well.

Now here is a short synopsis of what I have been doing lately and I would like to impose on everyone to please pass this story around as much as possible. Go to click on our horses, then rehab and read the story of ladybug. Donate through paypal or snail mail if you are able and please sign the guestbook. The owner of this horse actually had the nerve to sign the guestbook, her name is Amber and you'll see her entry there.

The picture is after the mare was finally negotiated away from this neglectful hoarder and her ear was removed. Notice her weight also

Finally....12 DAYS after this mare was attacked by dogs and the owner did nothing....yesterday the mare was finally saved. I tried buying her, bribing this crazy woman, anything to get that horse away from her. I have had people tell me to leave this woman and her beloved horse alone......I saw the mare for the first time on Dec 11, the attack happened supposedly Dec 3 and Dec 14 along with some law enforcement, the mare was brought to a safe haven and is getting medical attention. She lost the ear and this picture is the least gory one so I didn't make anyone sick.....I'm just on cloud nine because I just spent an hour with the mare!!! The owner actually said she would only let the mare go if I never saw the mare or had anything to do with her.....what a freakin' moronic woman!!! This mare got out but that lady still has more horses just as thin AND a dozen or so skinny dogs still on her property. I have not slept in days working on getting this terrorist holding the mare hostage to let her go. At one point she almost sold me the mare for $300 then upped it to $500, then it was a thousand as of Monday. When I went to viisit the mare, I gave the rescue where she is, the $300 and I'm going to see again on Friday and hopefully I can raise some more money for her care. If anyone has even a dollar to send please go to and donate through paypal and or snail mail. I want to rename the mare..her former owner called her ladybug and she's got way too much heart and just so sweet....I like Angelica but not sure. Anyone with fundraiser ideas, let me know.

I'm going back tomorrow, Dec 18 and taking a friend who is donating also. She's close enough that she wanted to meet the mare and she was also very helpful with dealing with the county officials of Dixie County Florida.
God bless everyone this holiday season. Safe rides and I hope to have an update. I know my blog is about judging horse shows and at the shows we never see things like this. This is my first time dealing with such low life horse owners and such a neglected pitiful animal. If all you can do is sign their guestbook and follow the story as it is chronicled there, that is greatly appreciated too. You can also cross post this to anyone and if someone can get it on Fugly, please do. If you're blog is not of this topic, consider posting it anyway. I'll give the mare a thousand hugs for everyone who is praying and sending her cyber well wishes!  Remember, read her story under rehab horses and please, SIGN the guestbook and tell 'em I sent ya! If you can donate, that is hugely appreciated. Everything, even notes are greatly appreciated and all are read.
PS I want to rename the mare Angelica and I hope she will eventually live on my little farm here with my big one eyed thoroughbred, my 42 yo paint and my baby of 10, Belle.