Monday, October 26, 2009

Christmas, Birthday and the Fourth of July!

Yesterday felt like all three rolled into one.

This area is absolutely crammed full of wonderful people who really love horses. Foals, show horses, race horses, trail horses, polo ponies and yes, retired "pasture puffs." Virginia's horse lovers want to see them all well cared for.

Yesterday we saw that love of horses represented, again, by the staff and customers of the Charlottesville branch of Dover Saddlery. Thank you Heather, Amanda, Wendy, Michelle, Beth, Jules, Lisa and everyone else who donated anonymously.

The bed of a large pickup was fairly well filled with goodies for the geezers. Rambo blankets, fly masks, wound ointments, bandaging, leg wraps, hoof picks, snaps, manure buckets, sponges, ivermectin, grooming and first aid supplies of every imaginable sort, mineral bricks, and more. It truly felt like Christmas at TREES!

Every now and again, when we run into a horse like Mona, we wonder what goes through someone's head that allows him to let a horse fall into that condition. The good news, however, is that people like our visitors from Dover far, far, outnumber those that don't appear to care. We know that because we meet more of them every week.

Thank you, all. We couldn't do this without you.

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