I want you all to meet Rain. She was in the hands of a kill-buyer, who was going to have her baby aborted, and have her sent to slaughter.
Thats right, she is pregnant.
We don’t know how far along she is just yet, but we will be having a vet out soon enough to tell us just how far she is! This is very exciting news. She herself is only 7 years old. Young.
We named her Rain. She is an angel beyond words. When she got off the trailer, you could see in her eyes all the hard times she’s been through. I doubt she had much hope for this place. When we walked her into her new pen, and she heard the whinnies of the rest of the ranch greeting her, along with scratches, kisses, and hugs from all of us, I think she knew that she was safe.
And she, and her baby, will be happy and safe forever. Updates on her baby to come soon enough!
On Friday, we had a nonstop rain, which ended up flooding most of the ranch, unfortunately.
We managed to make several channels in the arena leading to the wash to drain out as much water as possible, and have been working to get all the mud out of all the stalls.
Rain in winter time is the worst, because there is no warm air and not much sun (in certain parts of the property) to help dry it out!
But we are doing our best, and the horses don’t seem to mind all that much!
We also had a bake sale at our local Ace Hardware yesterday morning, thanks to Mason and her younger brother for setting that up, to help raise some funds so we can hopefully buy a small tractor from our neighbor!
We will be having another next weekend, so if any of you are in the area, please stop buy and say hello!
This morning, while Cristina was cleaning some hay around the tack room, she yelled to everyone that she had found something buried in the hay.. rats? squirrels? BUNNIES! little babies! There are four baby bunnies that were in a small nest in some of our Timmothy hay, but they were kind of scattered. We put gloves on and put them back in their little nest. One of them was screaming for the mother. We covered them back up, and left a note (and sent texts) so all the workers who were not out this morning will know that they are there. I recieved a text from one of the volunteers after I had left for the morning and she said that the momma bunny had returned for the babies! yay! We were scared that she wouldn’t come back. All is well(:
And last but not least, don’t forget about our Spaghetti Dinner next weekend at Harold’s Corral!!
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Sincerely, Bre (Ranch Manager)
Welcome, Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary visitors!
We are thrilled to launch our new website! It could not have happened without two people. A huge thank you goes to Robert Mattocks of Produced by Deuce and his team for all of their hard work in meeting our demands and creating this beautiful site, and many thanks go to Tierra Madre’s ranch manager – Bre – for hiring and working with Robert over the course of several weeks to make this site happen. We all hope you will find this site interactive, informative and fun to navigate. Lots of great changes have been happening around Tierra Madre in the past few months. With new employees on the management team, new volunteers, new policies and new horses, we are really hoping to accomplish some great things during this new year. (Was that enough “new” for you?) We are experimenting with different social media accounts and really striving to keep the outside world updated on the happenings at our sanctuary.
Our goals for the new year are endless, but one of our main objectives is to draw more people to the ranch so they can help us keep running things smoothly (or as smoothly as possible!) and spoil our beloved herd. Other goals we have for Tierra Madre include re-establishing our board of directors, planning new, creative and successful fundraisers, improving a few things around the ranch such as establishing a tack room organization system (and perhaps including a bigger fridge for the volunteers), and fixing some of our stalls that still haven’t recovered from the nasty rain we had a few months back. With the love and support from you and our volunteers, we know we can make all that happen and more. There is never a dull day around this place, so with goals as big as ours, we are looking forward to the new year with all of its challenges, craziness and excitement.
On behalf of our founder and executive director, Jim Gath, our wonderful volunteers and staff and 30 incredible horses, we’d like to welcome you to this new website and a new age at Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary. Whether you’ve known us for years or are just stopping by to see what we’re all about, we consider you to be part of our family and you are welcome to visit any day.Thank you for your unbridled support. Here’s to the new year and to endless possibilities!