Timberline Tours (Lake Louise) trail ride for 2: Greg Creencia
Photo print of Zane: Rebecca Nichols
Bucket of horsey stuff: Madison Stepp
We raised $945 between the raffle and t-shirt and hoodie sales.
A big thank you to Kathleen of The Tack Collector (used tack sales, located in Calgary). They held a raffle benefiting the Rescue at their Mane Event booth and raised $630!
There was an article about Bear Valley in the Calgary Herald Neighbours paper - here's a link to the article:
Ellie and Dru left for their new foster home, thank you Linda and Ken for fostering!
Yoshi got a small cut on his hock, Zane had to come up to the house for a few days when he developed an abscess, and Saffron had a scary colic episode last week. Our vet here did what she could but because Saffron's heart rate remained high we rushed her in to Moore's clinic in Calgary that evening for an ultrasound. She stayed at Moore's for 2 days and everything returned to normal. Colic is such a terrible diagnosis and is so often fatal, and we are SO thankful that she recovered. She is back with the herd and doing fine. Django has had ongoing issues with sarcoids, he's got several now - 2 on his chest, one on his neck, and one on the side of his face, and possibly one more on the other side of his face right by his mouth. I've been diligently treating them with Xxterra and the biggest one is starting to fall off so hopefully we'll get rid of them all within a few weeks.
I can't recall if I mentioned Missy in the last blog. Missy is a big Thoroughbred mare, over 20 years old. She was badly neglected but is doing well now. She might even be a good mount for someone with experience looking for an occasional ride around the pasture. She is very food motivated and can be a bit pushy.
This past weekend we picked up a beautiful 2 yr old bald-face bay gelding named Mac. We bought him from one of the local horse dealers who had asked us if we'd be interested in him because he was too nice a horse to ship. His owner was moving out of the country and apparently couldn't be bothered to try and find Mac a home. Mac is a nice horse, beautifully put together, a good height, nice and straight and correct, halterbroke, great feet, but we've discovered that he has serious food aggression issues which will have to be worked out before he is safe to be around. I assume Mac was badly spoiled as he doesn't seem to have any concept of personal space or respect for people and is downright dangerous where food is concerned.
If you haven't already done so, check out our home page! Through the efforts of our great volunteers and our good friends at AARCS, we have the opportunity of matching a donation of up to $10,000 (for a total of $20,000 raised) towards a skidsteer (generic term for a 'bobcat'). Mike is SO excited.
Please consider making a donation, any amount is appreciated, which will double through the matching donation and allow us to purchase this much needed piece of equipment. So far we've raised almost $6,000 and it's only been a week! Thank you to the anonymous donor who donated tack, including SEVEN saddles, to our used tack sales to add to this fundraiser.
If you are looking for good used tack, check out our facebook tack sales page, managed by Mary Ellen - just message her to get added to the group. - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bvrusedtack/