Our Seven is Adopted

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It’s good to go home, ……..where people know you, you fit in, you can be yourself and you know you can feel safe.

We send horses from our home to their new home and it feels a little heartachey for us…for a short while, because you ask yourself a million questions…..
will they remember he doesn’t like his grain cold?
He has to have his grain soaked.
He is bothered by gnats unless you cover him in Avon Skin So Soft…
He doesn’t like to eat next to another gelding.
He LOVES mares.
He is afraid of gun fire.
What if?
How about?
Who will?
Last year a rabbit scared him and now he always is afraid at that corner of the shed…

You load them up in the trailer and you see/feel/touch a large animal that trusts you and willingly loads up because he knows you won’t hurt him, even though many people have……and you want that to continue and to never see him afraid or hurt again.
But you have to give him a push and a chance to be “someone’s” horse..
you have to let go.
let go of something you saved and brought back to life.

It is hard.
You take a deep breath and ask him to step up onto the trailer, and you pat him…speak to him softly….then close the trailer and wipe a tear from your eye……put your hand on the door and tell him to be good ..while he is whinnying.

They drive away and you sit down, put your head in your hands and cry a little.
A little joy…….a little sadness.

Seven came to us about two years ago. He had been running a neighborhood for months with a pony mare. They grazed on lawns and drank out of mud puddles. Seven was very emaciated…..while the pony mare was faring okay on the local forage. The pony mare was in charge and Seven followed her as she directed. Some kind local folks called us and asked if we could take them … we agreed and they came home to the farm.
The pony mare was a hot little number with a bit of an attitude..but totally sound and able to be adopted quickly….oh..and did we mention she could jump?! She got rehomed quickly and that left us with Seven.
You may ask, why the name Seven?
He was the seventh horse of the year taken into our facility and sometimes we just have to get creative when we don’t know their name.
Anyway, Seven was very underweight, had a lot of rain rot, really bad teeth……and was in love with that pony mare.
The separation of the two provided us with his complete and total attention.
First we bathed him.
Then we fed him for several weeks to get him stable and feeling better.
Then we addressed his teeth……his mouth was full of ulcers from bad hooks on his teeth.
Then we de-wormed him.
and then Seven began to shine.
He interacted with us and became a little show off.
He was sound and he became handsome.
Seven was tattooed.
He had been a race horse, not a very successful one…but we found his birthdate and his bloodlines…nothing very surprising, but good information to have.
He has been to training twice… easy keeper and a barn favorite. The farm will be different without him…but we are glad he gets a home of his own!
Go Seven GO!
Below are pictures of Seven when he arrived and then later as he rehabbed.

April 21, 2020 The Kitsap Great Give!

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On April 21,2020, from midnight to 11:59pm, Kitsap County will have a chance to once again make history when we come together as a community to help members of our community that need it most. The Great Give! The Kitsap Great Give is a 24-hour, online giving event organized by the Kitsap Community Foundation and our Presenting Partner, the United Way of Kitsap County, for the benefit of the greater Kitsap area.

Now more than ever Pony Up Rescue for Equines needs your support! Thanks to the support of caring donors like you, we are able to provide a safe haven for horses in need and to provide programs for our community which will help horses who may be at risk. As a charitable organization, we are deeply committed to serving the greater good and thanks to donors like you, we are making a profound difference in the lives of Northwest area horses. The Kitsap Great Give is one of our biggest fundraising events of the year. For every donation received during this event for Pony Up Rescue for Equines, a little extra is given by the Great Give Pool!

Pony Up Rescue for Equines has been supporting horses in need and at risk for ten years as a 501C3 Horse Rescue (right here in Kitsap County!). We take horses into our facility who have found themselves in need due to neglect, starvation, abandonment or as wards of the court due to law enforcement seizure. Our mission is to rescue, rehab and re-home these horses through adoption. A successful rehab will include veterinary assessment/treatment, quality food, hoof trimming, supplements and a training assessment before a horse is offered for adoption. Additionally we have programs which include low cost clinics for the local horse community which are provided at our facility for dental floats, the gelding of stallions, vaccinations and wellness exams. We offer feed assistance to families who may be struggling temporarily due to job loss or a death in the family. We are proud to have been a part of Running Start programs with local youth who serve their community project with our team!

View the page provided and the countdown clock.

What exactly is the Kitsap Great Give?

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