Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Nancy Lee Farms Donates Hay To Angel Acres!

Big Thanks from the Velvet-Nosed Gang at Angel Acres To Nancy Lee Farms for their generous donation of hay to our rescue!

We were contacted by Nancy and she offered to donate hay to us, we were on our way pretty quickly! LOL!

We are very appreciative of the hay and thank her and Nancy Lee Farms for their generosity to us!


Friday, May 29, 2009

Dreamer competes on behalf of OTTB horses!

Video of Dustin's Dreamer at a Local Show:

Dustin's Dreamer had a good day at the Boumi Temple Show at McDonogh School today . His winnings were:

Pre Green 1st Yr- 2nd over fences
" " " " - 5th over fences

Pre Green Hack- 3rd

Thoroughbred Hunter over Fences - 1st!!!
" " " " - 2nd
Thoroughbred Hunter Hack- 3rd

Reserve Champion Thoroughbred Hunter

$10 is on its way towards the Dustin Dreamer Feed Fund!!!

Way to go Dreamer- this horse was saved at Pimlico Racetrack- his only fault was that he was too slow. He competes on behalf of those TB's who were not as lucky and sadly were slaughtered.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Update on Hillbilly Betty AKA Bella

This is an update on Bella aka Hillbilly Betty!
She looks fabulous and is doing great in her home with Jessica!
We are thrilled at her progress...she was an Adams County seizure from the Arabian Farm and was in deplorable condition when she arrived at the shelter. She then was brought back to the beautiful mare she had been and turned out to be a fantastic horse! Angel Acres then took over the adoption and the rest, as they say, is history!
Big Thanks To Jessica for giving this sweet girl a second chance at life!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Stonewood Farms Donates 200+ Bales of Hay!

Stonewood Farms in Dover, PA has generously donated 200 bales of hay to Angel Acres!

We are so thankful for this generous donation! The bales are huge and the horses have started in on it already!!

Pics to follow shortly...

Big thanks to Stonewood Farms from the Velvet-Nosed Gang!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Token and Pokey!

Token and Pokey have been delivered to their new home!

Nikki from Conneautville, PA was looking for a nice guy to go trail riding with and another horse for her son and these two guys fit the bill perfectly! Both are fabulously sweet guys...more details after they get settled in!!

Thanks Nikki for giving these 2 great guys a second chance at life!

Jo & The Angel Acres Gang!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Markie & Liesha

Markie & Liesha on this past Sunday!

Thanks for the gorgeous pictures!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Dreamer Does It Again & Big Hay Donation!!

Dustin's Dreamer does it again!

3 more Blue Ribbons at yesterdays show...with last weekend that $50 towards the Feed Angels Fund!!


We got a call from a local farm and they are donating 200 bales of hay to Angel Acres!!!

Big Thanks to Stonewood Farm in Dover, PA!!!


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Paige Unitas with Cookie Lee Jewelry at Padonia Station

Padonia Station:

Join us for a SPRING BLING Happy Hour!

Friday May 15th 5-7pm

Join Paige Unitas, your Cookie Lee Consultant for a fundraiser at:

63 East Padonia Road in Timonium

At the corners of York & Padonia Roads


Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

From Dustin's Dreamer....

Dreamers latest told to Fran...right from the horses mouth:

Yesterday turned out to be a great day at the Balto County McDonogh School show. Dustin's Dreamer did well schooling in the ring before the show started. We were hoping for LOTS of blue ribbons since $10 for each will go into the Angel Fund.

This is how the day turned out-
2nd Low Hunter over Fences
5th Low Hunter over Fences
3rd Low Hunter Under Saddle
Reserve Champion Low Hunter

1st Open Hunter Over Fences
1st Open Hunter Over Fences
(we didn't go in the under saddle class as my shipper had to get home!)
Champion Open Hunter

Jo, $20 will be coming your way to help the horses..Many thanks to Jennifer Radebaugh, my trainer who keeps Dreamer performing to the MAX!!
Fran :)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Can You Catch a Dreamer? hhhhmmmmm...

Dreamer has decided that for every blue ribbon he wins he will be donating $10 towards the Angel Acres Feed Angel Fund! Say THAT 5 times REALLY fast! LOL!

Seems that Dustin's Dreamer has decided to challenge other horse show participants too! If you and your 4 tootied, velvet-nosed riding partner would like to participate...just drop us a note!


Friday, May 8, 2009

Dustins Dreamer Make Grandmom an Angel...

From Fran Burns...

Dustin's Dreamer is donating $20 to Angel Acres Feed Angel fund in honor of his Grandmother, Fran Fox.

I will be sending $10 for any blue ribbon he wins at this Sat. Balto County McDonogh Horse Show to go towards the Feed fund.

Please feel free to post on the site..his photo is attached.

From The Velvet-Nosed Gang...THANKS FRAN!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Natty aka Super National in his new Colorado home!

This is Super National in his new home with his new mom, Sara!

We think he is going to be a very happy and spoiled little boy! LOL!

Thank you Sara for giving this super sweet guy a second chance at life!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Rainy, rainy, rainy day...

Its been raining cats and dogs here at Angel Acres. The ground is really, really saturated, the fields are completely muddy...but its better than being in a drought!

The gang feels the need to roll in every single solitary mud puddle they can find, then they come back in drippign in mud...SSSOOOOO much fun when they decide to wait just till you have the halter half way off to shake like a rag doll!!! I have changed 3 times today!

I am sure in the heat of August, I will be complaining about the excessive heat and hoping for rain! LOL!

Have a happy day everyone!


Monday, May 4, 2009

Unwanted Horse Myth - from Homes For Horses

taken from web site

Debunking the "Unwanted Horse" Myth

In recent years some industry groups and other supporters of horse slaughter which consistently fight passage of federal legislation to ban horse slaughter have claimed that there exists a huge “unwanted horse” population in the United States.

These organizations, which include the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Quarter Horse Association, have been lobbying Congress to block passage of the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act (PECA) on the premise that slaughter offers a humane way to dispose of these animals, a necessary evil without which horses would be subjected to neglect, abandonment and abuse.

In short, they argue that horse slaughter improves horse welfare. Ironically, these groups were largely silent on issues of equine welfare prior to introduction of the PECA or its predecessor, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. Yet now that the horse slaughter industry is seriously threatened the coalition’s partners are citing animal welfare as the basis for their pro-slaughter stance.

The truth is that, no hard data exists on an "unwanted horse" population. The Unwanted Horse Coalition’s own website states:
"No accurate figures document how many unwanted horses actually exist, their age and sex, the breeds represented, how many are purebred versus grade, their most recent use, their value or what happens to them in the long run. Tens of thousands of horses that could be classified as unwanted are being sent to processing facilities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico each year."

In short, the coalition has absolutely no evidence to support its claim that horses going to slaughter are "unwanted". What is clear is that killer buyers working for the slaughterhouses are outbidding other buyers at auction because they have a financial incentive to do so. The market for slaughter horses is set by the international demand for their meat in other countries, not by the number of "unwanted horses".

Here are the facts:
Horse slaughter is a brutal, predatory business that purposely seeks out healthy, marketable horses. A U.S. Department of Agriculture study revealed that more than 92% of horses going to slaughter are in good condition.

The notion that without horse slaughter there will be flood of abandoned horses is simply unfounded. When the number of horses slaughtered in the U.S. fell by approximately 90% between the early 1990s and the early 2000s there was no correlating increase in abandoned, neglected and abused horses.

Likewise, equine cruelty investigators in Illinois report that horse abandonment and abuse cases actually dropped during the temporary closure of the Cavel slaughter plant in the early 2000s (the plant is now permanently shut under state law). In California, not only was there no increase in horse abuse and neglect cases following passage of the state’s stringent anti-horse slaughter law in 1998, but there was a 34% drop in horse theft.

Horse slaughter actually encourages abuse and neglect. Unscrupulous owners who tire of caring for their horses have the easy outlet of dumping their horses into slaughter.

Cruelty investigators report multiple instances where owners stop feeding or providing veterinary care for their horses prior to selling them to slaughter. Such neglect is illegal.

There is no statistical evidence to support claims that more horses are being abandoned following closure of the domestic horse slaughter plants. Abandonment is illegal and any instances of abandoned equines (or other animals) should be reported and prosecuted.

Ultimately, those supporting horse slaughter – allegedly in the name of equine welfare - suggest that the horse slaughter industry provides a service for the humane disposal of unwanted horses. Nothing could be further truth.

While there may not be a home for every horse, horse slaughter has no place in a society that cares for its horses. Responsible breeding and ownership, coupled with veterinarian-administered euthanasia when necessary, are the answer – not slaughter.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Miss Judge

Miss Judge is settling in well to her new home with Pat! I think she is going to be a glorious example of the OTTB becoming anyones next sport horse! She is simply beautiful and Pat cannot believe how wonderful she is.

Pat is a native of Bucks County, PA and is a Parelli Student. We are thrilled that Miss Judge got such a wonderful home. Pat will be sending us some pics soon!

More updates in the morning...I keep losing my connection due to the weather...thanks for reading!

Have a happy Monday everyone!