Monday, December 30, 2013

Jason Scott Super Foods Hay

The year is not over yet.  This is Jason.  He brought to us a load of beautiful hay at a beautiful price.  Our volunteers Ken and Nick worked all Sunday morning to get our hay shed ready for our hay.  Jason and his dad did not arrive until almost dark Sunday evening.  Volunteer Joan met them on the road and directed them in.  They started their trip from Montrose at 2 am.  This unexpected storm caused icy roads and the ice build-up on the tires caused two tires to blow out.  They finally made it here safely and got the hay unloaded and stacked and still had energy and good spirit enough to smile for this picture.  They are called Super Foods and specialize in NON-GMO and organic feeds and supplements.   The animals love this hay.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Happy New Years To All!

May all of you have a happy and safe New Years Eve!

From all of us animals at The Edwards Foundation! (Lynda included)

Thank you so much for all of you help and support over the last year and may 2014 be an even more bountiful year for you all.

And so no one worries, Lynda will be out of commission for a couple weeks due to knee surgery and will be back and posting as soon as she can ride her skate board again.

Here's Chuck and Molly coming home from their pedicure. That's Joan, My co-pilot helping me out.
This is Toby getting his hooves cleaned and trimmed. We thought he may have been going lame, but Terri came out last week and found a rock in his hoof. Aaron Craigie, the farrier came out and cleaned and trimmed his hooves.  He is walking well again and as a reminder, horses need to have their hooves checked and cleaned on a regular basis to make sure they don't get thrush.

Here's Chuck the Zebu. He's getting ready for his pedicure. He's gently laid on his side so Eddie can work on his hoofs to keep him walking tall.
We has haven't seen Chuck this relaxed in a long time. Must be looking forward to his pedicure.
This is Eddie. He specializes in tending to cows hooves in his spare time. You can find him and his beautiful wife Roberta in Buyers, running his feed and tack store, Buyers America. Stop by and say hi if you're in town.
This is Neil and Linda. They are two very special volunteers that help me out all the time. They gave up their Christmas morning to help.

Thank you so much!
This is Laura and Roxanne pampering Aspen, cleaning her ears. Long eared dogs need special attention with their ears. They can develop yeast infections if they are moist. So please keep an eye your dogs so they stay in good health.

Laura has her application in to several veterinary schools.

Sports Authority Execcutives Donation

This is Grace. She and her family just moved out here from Virginia. Her dad works for Sports Authority and got to chose a recipient for their donation fund. Their whole family has been volunteering at the foundation. It was a true gift when Grace arrived with enough money to cover the fees from the auction to rescue the two yearlings. (See previous blog)

We are so appreciative to have them help out as much as they do.

Thank you so much Grace and your family!

Ponies Rescued From Auction

In mid December, The Edwards Foundation joined with Terolyn Ranch to go to a live stock auction held in Ft Collins Colorado. A plea had been extended to attend this auction to get a Morgan mare. A lady in Texas had offered to adopt her if we could save her from being sold at auction to be sent to slaughter. When we arrived at about 10 in the morning, we discovered that the mare was not there. After sitting through a day of auctions of other animals, the horses were brought out to be auctioned on a price per pound basis. All the horses, young, old sick and healthy were being sold to be slaughtered for food. 

After feeling disgust for the killer buyers I felt even more disgust for the owners who brought their horses to be auctioned; Some too crippled to make the trip to Canada and Mexico. Some too young or small to survive. These proud owners submitted papers telling the registration and breeding. Like that mattered. There was even a beautiful black stallion right out of the pages of Marguerite Henry's book. All gone. Loaded in the dark for transport to Canada and Mexico. Good news is that we brought home two yearlings (one a mini).

Both horses were taken to Terolyn Ranch for quarantine and then will available to be loved on and adopted.

Thank you so much for your help Terri, Callea and Denise! You three were absolutely wonderful!

Thank you everyone for the generous donations and help from all our facebook friends and followers!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Computer Technician

Chris came by to make sure everything was functioning correctly. He has the patience of Job and the skills of Einstein.If you have any computer issues, Chris would be glad to help out. Contact is 405-313-9826
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