Saturday, July 3, 2010

New Faces!!

Meet Sonny! He's a 12 yr old, 15.3 hh QH gelding. Registered name: Sansational Lee by Docs Peppy Count out of Cagey Imperial Page. Sonny's owner is going through some major life changes and wanted to find a good home for Sonny. She's been looking and looking, listed him as a Rescue assisted adoption. Tried everything. Then, I heard about Sonny. We e-mailed back and forth and made arrangements. Sonny is sound for trail riding and perhap pleasure showing. Barrel racing and team penning are out, but that's ok. I don't mind. Sonny had golden eyes, instead of brown. He's really pretty cool looking, don't you think?


Cathy decided that it was time, come hell or high water, for Frankie to go to Big Boy School. She also decided that it was time to give up and stop throwing good money trying to "fix" a horse. I'm talking about Lucy. (FROM THE COMMENTS) - Lucy is not ex-CBER. She was rescued from the July 2008 Enumclaw sale (well, from the kill pen afterward) by a client of Signature West Farms in Spanaway. Lucy has had some pro training but she is blind on the left side and while she CAN ride quietly (I have seen it!) she is spooky about mounting. She is still available for adoption but I know her chances aren't good and I'm cool with boarding her the rest of her life if needed. However, if anyone does NEED a companion horse, she does get along great with everybody, loves babies, and to the best of my knowledge would work fine as a recipient mare. She has definitely been used as a broodmare (why, we will never know...). Tattoo is illegible but we think we see an X, so she is 18.

So Cathy asked if she could swap Frankie for Lucy, since board is so much cheaper here. (Actually, EVERYTHING is cheaper here than in Western Washington.)

Avalon Mist acquired a grandson of Exceller named Texas Chili (Is that a cool name or WHAT???) Anyway, it was determined that permanent retirement was the only path for this guy, so they contact the Exceller Fund, who helps decendents of Exceller. Would the Fund be willing to take over caring for this horse. The answer was "Absolutely! Let us find a retirement home for him." And they got a referral from Cathy. We have a wee bit of room, so we said "Yes. We'll take him." Click here if you'd like to donate to Chili's care.

Below are Lucy and Chili. They were immediate friends, no drama, nothing. It was actually very anti-climactic when you compare Kaci's greetings! The sprinkler are on, so of course, why not stand under them!! Lucy on the right, Chili on the left.



And here's a picture of Bullwinkle, just because I love him!

4 comments:

Denali's Mom said...

Congrats on your new boy! He's very cute! I saw him on SAFE's page a while ago, and thought how adorable he was!

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verylargecolt said...

One correction - Lucy is not ex-CBER. She was rescued from the July 2008 Enumclaw sale (well, from the kill pen afterward) by a client of Signature West Farms in Spanaway. Lucy has had some pro training but she is blind on the left side and while she CAN ride quietly (I have seen it!) she is spooky about mounting. She is still available for adoption but I know her chances aren't good and I'm cool with boarding her the rest of her life if needed. However, if anyone does NEED a companion horse, she does get along great with everybody, loves babies, and to the best of my knowledge would work fine as a recipient mare. She has definitely been used as a broodmare (why, we will never know...). Tattoo is illegible but we think we see an X, so she is 18.

verylargecolt said...

P.S. OMG my grandson is SO CUTE!

Nikker said...

Bullwinkle is a doll! Sonny is pretty handsome! ( : The other newby's are nice looking as well!! How many pony's does that make? You are a busy, busy woman!!
I told Chad that Squirrel probably really needs a new home now...he reminded me that we do too! LOL!! ( : I still "play" around with that thought...