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In need of sponsorship
www.hptrc.org Horse Play, RI
Help for Corsair
At 5:35 a.m. August 25th, I went out to feed all the horses here at
Horse Play. When I went to the paddock where Corsair (13 yr old
Thoroughbred / Welsh Cob cross) and his 3 buddies live, I knew something
wasn't right. I looked at Corsair standing away from everyone and could
see something odd about his face. I entered the paddock and went up to
him and even in the dim dawn light I knew he had seriously injured his
right eye. Didn't have to think twice about calling the vet at 5:45a.m.
I moved Corsair up to the barn and put him in a stall to wait for the
vet. He seemed to be very itchy around his right hip and hind leg and
when I looked him over I discovered he had lots of little hives and one
really big swelling on the back of his left hind leg as well as some
additional scrapes on his face and nose - so what I originally thought
was a kick in the face now seems to be he got stung by something and
banged into a fence post or tree. The vet arrived and took several
x-rays and it doesn't appear that anything is broken however the eye is
so swollen that it's condition is uncertain at thins time - he also has
a minor bloody nose. The vet left me with loads of meds and instructions
to watch the area and he will be back for a better look when some of the
swelling goes down. So I am very thankful for that. Corsair will have to
stay in the stall for a few days as well - not his favorite place! Have
scoured his paddock and can not find any sort of bee or wasp nest
but...? Hey I guess an impending hurricane isn't enough excitement!
Our vet was very generous in that he didn't charge a farm call and also
gave us a discount, but even so, at $400, it has strapped our bank
account. And we're still not out of the woods as he may still have an
injury to the eyeball that may require surgery (approx $3000) - SO - if
any of you could help us by donating any amount we would be super
grateful - also it is tax-deductible! Easiest way to donate is thru
Paypal (you can use a credit card too if you like!) - our Paypal acct is
firstname.lastname@example.org or on our website - www.hptrc.org - "Donate" button
- also feel free to email or call me with any questions - email@example.com
or (401)294-3565 - thank-you all so much!
*** As of today, August 29th, Corsair is improving. The grossly swollen
conjuctiva has gone down. His eyelids are still swollen however and
we're hopefull the the vet will be able to take a look later today or
tomorrow so that we know for sure how is eyeball is doing. Any help is
still greatly and gratefully appreciated!!
Available for adoption
yr old TB mare. This girl has some serious dressage training! Also been
an avid trail horse. Barefoot and healthy and deserves a forever home.
Currently available for adoption. $1500.00
Fostered in Waterford, NY.
Strides Equine Rescue is a 501c3. Our goal is to rehabilitate
horses that come from neglectful situations such as, auctions and the
kill pen. As the horses gain strength we work on ground manners and if
possible, riding. Once the horses have been fully evaluated they are put
up for adoption.
Equine rescues and shelters interested in
submitting a Featured Horse available for adoption, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org This is a free service for
adopted pony Jerseygirl is a NEER horse, and very much a success
story. I first saw her in late October of 2010. My 12 year-old
daughter Tessa had been volunteering at NEER, and she was very
excited about a Haflinger which had just come in. My first
impression of Jersey that day was not positive--she was dark and
dirty, incredibly fat, wouldn't stand on the cross ties or pick her
feet up. She neighed constantly, and fidgeted in an ominous
manner. Mary Martin, head of NEER North, get on her first,
bareback, and she wouldn't even go forward--she simply backed up.
My daughter got on her and at least got her headed in the right
direction, but I still thought--too small, not pretty, untrained,
perhaps dangerous. Not a horse for us, not that I thought we were
even looking for one.
daughter thought otherwise. She convinced me a week later to let
her try Jersey again, this time with a saddle on, and things went
very differently. The pony had calmed down somewhat by that point,
and being ridden under saddle made a big difference. Tess and I
rode her for about an hour, and after that Mary and I made
arrangements for a month-long trial sponsorship. Tess kissed Jersey
on the nose, and then started transforming that pony. Day after
day, first at NEER North's headquarters on River Road in West
Newbury, then at Riverrun Stable, also of West Newbury, Tessa worked
with Jersey. Lunging, ring work, small jumps, then larger ones,
trail rides, lots of grooming, and tons and tons of love--all of
this and more Jersey received.
who see her now actually don't recognize her as the same pony who
came into NEER last October. She began to shed in January, and for
three long, hairy months we battled with her coat as it fell in
heaps on the floor. The pony that emerged was sleek and dark gold,
with silver-grey dapples from head to hoof. Her muscle tone, her
condition, and her robust strength and grace do not begin to
resemble the obese, out-of-shape pony we first met. Tessa has taken
her from tiny cross-rails and trot poles (most of which she would
tread on or break) to jumping 2'6' and higher. Her sweet but feisty
nature has won her friends at both barns, although she has earned
the nickname "pasture Houdini" for her penchant for breaking out of
nearly any enclosure in search of that elusive greener grass. Tessa
has made several You-tube videos that beautifully demonstrate the
pony's transformation, and recently earned a nice handful of ribbons
at her first local show.
incredibly proud of Tessa for changing this pony's life, grateful to
NEER for giving us this opportunity, and really excited to see
what my girls do next. ~Marilyn
Have you adopted a horse, pony or foal?
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Leo, Thunderbolt and Dante
www.hptrc.org Horse Play, RI
In December of 2009, Horse Play responded to the RISPCA's call for
assistance in placing several of the horses from Bonniedale Farm. On the
first day, we adopted 2, Leo a 15 yr old Appendix Quarterhorse who is
blind in his left eye and Thunderbolt, a Morgan gelding in his
mid-thirties. Leo was in great shape but Thunderbolt was depressed and
suffering from urinary stones. We went back on the second day to lend a hand
and at the very last minute, we also adopted Montenapoleone - now known as
Dante - a 10 yr old grey Thoroughbred who has been crippled with
arthritis since he was 7.
After proper veterinary care and nutrition, all 3 are thriving! Leo found a
new life with one of our volunteer families the Konickis, in Escoheague RI.
He was adopted last month and is living large with 2 other equines they also
adopted from Horse Play. His limited vision has never been an issue and he
is a super trail horse and also did some lessons and camp for Horse Play
last year. Thunderbolt is a permanent resident here. After a vet evaluation,
medicine, big diet change and lots of love, his urinary problem cleared up
and hasn't troubled him since. He has full run of the farm during the day
(to take advantage of the grass!!) and lives with his buddies Monkey and
Tater at night. Montenapoleone (Dante) has found a wonderful place in the
heart and home of our volunteer, Carla Abbenante. A former winning racehorse
- almost $300,000 - lack of care caused serious degenerative joint disease,
permanently fusing his ankles. Carla has no dreams of riding and fell in
love with Dante immediately. She agreed to foster him and will probably take
the plunge and formally adopt him. He receives regular vet care supplemented
with physical therapy, ultrasound and chiropractic. She is even building a
barn for him and his paddock buddy, Phoenix (also from Horse Play) so they
will be in her backyard.
Horse Play is a Rhode Island based non-profit equine rescue and sanctuary.
We are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization supported solely by public
donations and grants and staffed entirely by volunteers. We provide rescue,
rehabilitation and sanctuary for abused, neglected & unwanted horses. We
provide adoption services for horses deemed adoptable, those that are not
have a home here for the rest of their lives.
It Is Our Intent:
• To provide rescue, rehabilitation, and sanctuary services for abused,
neglected, and/or unwanted horses.
• To provide placement & follow-up services for rehabilitated horses and
permanent sanctuary for horses that cannot be placed.
• To help put an end to neglect and abuse through education, community
outreach and awareness.
• To develop and present educational programs and printed media, clinics and
seminars on the responsible care, ownership and training of horses.
• To provide equine experiential learning and healing programs to veterans,
emergency services personnel and others in need.
• To provide an all-ages literacy program.
Our website is www.hptrc.org
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