NJ PMU Foals
This 11 month old quarter horse colt, one of a group of 8, was destined for slaughter.
Through networking, compassion and an incredible team effort, all 8 were saved.
Four of these babies were picked up at a horse dealer's lot and then transported to a quarantine facility in NJ in late November 2002.
They were all sick, stressed, exhausted and cut up. The veterinarian prescribed antibiotics and anti-inflammatories, and these babies coughs have subsided and they have recovered nicely. Since their recovery, the foals have had their coggins, vaccinations and were issued health certificates! Tuffy was castrated mid April and his kind foster mom allowed him to stay for two more weeks so he could heal nicely in a box stall.
You can definitely make a difference.
Beemer (left) Tuffy (right)
We rescued these 6 month old PMU quarter horse colts from going to slaughter. They originated from Canada, were brought by a NJ dealer, run through a few auctions, and when we picked them up they were "heading west". These poor foals were considered"leftovers". Fortunately a vet student was there at the NJ auction, and put the word out to as many people as possible that this was an emergency and we had to move fast. We joined in this young woman's efforts and reached out to other rescues. Six of these foals went to private homes, and the four that were in the poorest condition were saved through a collective effort of several wonderful people/organizations. A kind family in NJ has graciously opened her farm to these youngsters and they were moved there for quarantine on November 30, 2002. They arrived to us sick, exhausted, stressed out and suffering from cuts. All foals were put on antibiotics and anti-inflammatories by the vet. They bounced back beautifully under the care of KAB Stables, Dr. Spinx and some very dedicated volunteers.
Beemer in NJ for quarantine
Beemer arrived in his new home and is doing very well.
We are pleased with all of the wonderful progress reports we receive from his new mom Vivi.
Here is the most recent:
Just wanted you to know that little old Beemer now nose dives into his
halter- actually he follows me to the barn and asks me to put it on him.
Whinnies when I come over to feed or play. I can pick up & clean 4 feet
(he's still wobbly though), tickle almost any part of his bod, and I can
clean his ears (inside & out- he LOVES it!)... I have found that I am his
favorite scratching post- if he has an itch, say on his neck, he saddles up
to me & starts rubbing his itchy part against my hand - self petting horse!
He rarely gets treats, which is good as he's in my back pocket (altho not in an
annoying way). He lets me lean on him (like when I twisted my ankle & had
a hard time walking)... David loves him! His newest funny thing though is when
I rode my new (old) horse, Bud (a retired mounted park ranger horse). We came
back to the barn (inside the main pasture where the horses hang out) & I rode
up to the paddock where I'd left Beemie... We opened the gate & Beemie just
looked at us as if we were some strange aliens. I started talking & he looked around
trying to find me. Bud reached his nose forward to say howdy & Beemie started
smacking his mouth (which I've learned means "I'm a baby, please don't hurt me!")
which he hasn't done for about 4 days around Bud (the herd found their heirarchy)...
It was pretty funny :) he was freaked out for about 30 minutes, even after I got off
& unsaddled Bud.
Beemer in his new home
Tuffy spent the cold winter months in a nice box stall at a foster home nearby the ERR facility. His foster family took very good care of him and he arrived at Hill Haven Farm in Pine Bush on Saturday, April 26, 2003. This beautiful colt is haltered, leads, picks up his feet and was gelded mid April. He was on our farm for less than 48 hours, and one of the gals from our feed dealer stopped by, and it was love at first site. Tuffy was quickly adopted.
Echo is now in the care of B.I.T.S. for rehabilitation, training and placement.
Guinness was transferred from Bran Manor to ERR. We've just placed him with a facility for training and expect him to be available for placement in the spring through him new mom Laurie P.
Thank you to Alicia, Bruce and Kendra Page of KAB Stables in NJ for taking in these babies and providing them with TLC and a quarantine facility.