Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue

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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Aug. 3, 2008

Greetings!! I apologize for the lateness of my blog but lots has been happening at Angel Acres and I have been out of town for a few days.

Welcome Home KC

Let me start out first by saying that KC has been adopted. If you have been reading our website KC has not been posted yet. He was in terrible condition when rescued at New Holland several weeks ago. Jo wasn’t going to post him until we could get him back in good shape.Jackie and I have been working tirelessly to try and get weight on him.

Bobbi, an experienced “horseman”, stepped up on Friday and adopted KC, her second Angel Acres horse. She had met KC several weeks ago while helping us with that barn while Jackie was shipping horses for Jo. I know her very well and can personally attest that she is the BEST!! She just happens to be my barn manager!!

After Bobbi picked up KC at Jackie’s barn (Jackie is our trainer) she rode in the trailer with her new “child” over to her farm where her 2 horses, Rumor (adopted from Angel Acres) and Thunder (26 years old), were awaiting. Her barn is only about 15 minutes from our satellite farm in Sparks. Bobbi said all 3 of her horses had a wonderful first meeting and ran off together in the field. A little bit later Bobbi walked out to check out something in the run in shed.

KC came over to her and put his head on her shoulder as if to say, “Thank you for helping me!” Immediately Bobbi started to cry and told him that she wished that she could save them all!! Hey Bobbi! on behalf of Jo, Jackie and me we cannot say enough about how excited and happy we are for KC and you. He couldn’t have found a better home!!

Moving Day
Speaking of homes we have now relocated a few of our horses to another farm in the Monkton area. The farm where we were previously located is up for sale. Thanks to the kindness of some folks in Monkton we are now housing 3 of our horses at Camelot Farm. Jackie and I took Goldie (my special boy), Mojo and George over on Friday. The trip was uneventful with the exception of Mojo’s antics. He doesn’t like to load so Jackie had to blindfold him and back him up the ramp. It took a few minutes longer but we got him loaded.

They love their new field so much so they have no interest in coming into the barn. This is a great farm with lots of grass which the other farm lacked. They immediately cantered all along their pasture. Wish I had had a video camera so I could post their “first gallop”. It was quite a sight. Many thanks to Camelot for their kindness.

State Fair
I also want to remind anyone in the Md. area not to miss our booth at the Md State Fair at the Timonium Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland beginning Aug 22- Sept. 1. (Labor Day) We will be in the Exhibition Hall selling our decorated horse shoes. These are worn shoes that were donated to us. Thanks to Greg, Jo’s husband, they are buffed and painted. Jo is quite the artist and decorates them. Hope to see you there.

Thank you to our newest volunteers .Thank you Renee from the York Development Center. Your group has been SO helpful with helping us to care for our horses and our decorated horse shoes. Also a big thanks to Bobbie and her daughter Kimmie from Baltimore. They have come out several times to help us with stalls, hay, horses, etc. at our Sparks, Freeland and Monkton facility. And Angela Douty’s Pony Club visited Jo at the Pa. farm on Friday. Thank you all so much for your help. We are so very appreciative.

If anyone reading this is interested in volunteering at one of our farms- Freeland, Monkton, Sparks or Pa. please drop Jo an email.
All for now- Fran

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