It's been a busy month for the Angel Acres volunteers! Mattie's Legacy Fund continues to assist horse owners in need of help due to financial or other hardships. Due to the fabulous support we have received for Mattie's Fund, 32 horses are safe and will not be headed to auction!
We will be posting their stories on Matties Blog as soon as possible...working to save lives leaves little time to blog about doing it!
We want to thank Fran Burns and Dustin's Dreamer for their wonderful support of the Angel Acres Gang & Mattie's Legacy Fund! For every blue ribbon won, Fran donates $10 to our rescue fund...well, Dreamer was winning like crazy and we were able to save Lucky Day from a very unlucky fate, as a direct result of Fran and Dreamer.
Fran goes way above and beyond the call of duty for Angel Acres every single day...big hugs from the entire Velvet-Nosed Gang & us non-velvet noses too!
Big thanks to Joni Solis at A Love for Horses ~ & Horse-Logos ~ for designing our logo, constantly answering my sometimes silly questions and being a supporter of Angel Acres! Be sure to check out her awesome work!
If you are looking for Horse Logos and Equine Graphics for web and print, look no farther than Joni!
Don't forget to get your raffle ticket for the November 29, 2009 Ravens VS Steelers Game at M & T Field...winner will be drawn on November 14, 2009..there is still plenty of time to get a raffle ticket. The seats are AH-MAZ-ING and are on the Ravens Side 50 Yard Line, Section 127 (by press box), Row 7, Seats 1 & 2!
Above is the view (seats are actually closer to field then depicted) from this section.
The Angel Acres Shoe Store is now open! Be sure to check out the newest shoes and we will be adding some new items this coming week. The shoes make great gifts for family and friends...and help us help the horses.
Adorable Bay Gelding - Bobby Too aka Tee - is safe and sound thanks to Mattie's Fund! Will post pictures as soon as they arrive from the foster home...
We work quietly in the background to assist horse owners and horses in need and horse in danger of going to slaughter. We do NOT post details or info until horses are safe...so be sure to watch for our next newsletter.
We have been helping so many horses that I am going to post a complete list on Mattie's Blog...we could not do this withour support from the community...so...watch for more updates and news!!
There are two horses in desperate need of homes, they have been assisted by Mattie's Legacy Fund, but the barn manager decided they needed to leave now, instead of in two months, as we were told!
Mattie's Legacy's Bridge The Gap Fund has paid for their Coggins, shots, vet...we were planning to place them, but not with such short notice!
We are looking for a home or even foster care for Belle and Cloud, an 8 year old gorgeous Dark Bay TB mare and 25 year old flea bitten grey Arabian. Below is the email info from owner:
"Belle is an 8 year old thoroughbred mare. She stands 15.3H last time measured. Belle has been ridden English and has the smoothest gates i have ridden.I would consider her slightly green broke. She would excel in dressage and with little training would be a great show horse. She is a sweet horse..."
Cloud (grey gelding shown above) is a 25 year old Arabian. He is 15.1H and flea-bitten gray. He loads, ties, and clips. He will pretty much do anything you ask if he trusts you. He is a great trail horse and will go any where. Cloud is a big sweetheart. Almost anyone can ride him on trails."
They are located 30 minutes North of Harrisburg PA. Please write to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 717-965-7901 if you can help in anyway.
Mattie's Legacy Fund is assisting a horse owner with feed, hay, and blankets for her two horses, she could not afford to keep due to temporary financial situation. After verifying info, we assisted her and will help for another month or two. She has since found a second job and will be able to keep her two babies!
We couldn't do this without the support we receive from our readers and volunteers, who help collect blankets, feed coupons, and more! Mattie really is still watching over other horses in need, isn't he?
The Angel Acres Decorated Shoe Store is now open online! The first 22 shoes are listed and the rest will be up by Thursday...we have had so many requests, we wanted to post this now and the link will go out in the next newsletter.
I am WAY behind on things do to rain and other events, but working on the newsletter and will get that mailed out on Thursday!
Also, in the newsletter will be a write up about Joni Solis, fantastic horse artist, she designed our logo and does a fabulous job working with her clients to get the perfect design for them!
25 years ago Rambo became the blanket of choice for horse owners worldwide, with many still in use today.
Horseware is rewarding loyal customers by offering a trade in of old Rambo turnouts for a $75 credit against a new Rambo turnout of any kind. In addition, the old blanket will be offered to an equine charity. ( Please mention Angel Acres Horse Rescue when you turn in your old one!!)
Simply send or drop off your clean, used blanket to Dover. Your credit will be issued after the used blanket and trade in voucher are received. Applies to Rambo Turnouts only. Offer Expires November 30, 2009. Voucker KD-24167
For more info visit DoverSaddlery.com/Rambo75
A big thank you for the blankets we have just received as part of this program. Thanks for keeping our horses warm this winter. Angel Acres sincerely appreciates it!!
It was a good day for Dreamer at the Baltimore County Benefit show at McDonogh School. The videographer video'd 2 of his jumping rounds and I should have that by the end of the week. Also a photog was there and he will be posting the photos from the show shortly!
He didn't win any blues this week! :(
But did get two 2nds over fences and one 3rd in the hack class and was Reserve Champ in the Open Division. (3 ft)
This was the last show of the season and I am so proud of this horse!!
This is the most recent photo of Boo Boo Baby...we get lots of emails asking how he is doing...many of you remember his horrific injury he arrived with...
He is doing FANTASTICALLY well and his new family loves him! Will post more tomorrow...these were taken today... Big thanks to Joe and his family for giving this big (17.1 hh) guy a second chance at life...and what a great life he has now!!
When I am Old...(this is me now - minus the social security!)
I shall wear diamonds And a wide brimmed straw hat With silver and leather on it and I shall spend my social security On white wine and carrots
And sit in the alley of my barn And listen to my horses breathe. I will sneak out in the middle of a summer's night And ride the chestnut mare Across the moonstruck meadow. If my old bones will allow.
When people come to call I will smile and nod As I walk them past the gardens to the barn And show, instead, the beauty growing there In stalls fresh-lined with straw. I will shovel and sweat and Wear hay in my hair as if it were a jewel. And I will be an embarrassment to all Who look down on me.
They've not yet found the peace in being free To love a horse as a friend, A friend who waits at midnight hour With nuzzle and nicker and patient eyes For the kind of woman I will be When I am Old.