Category Archives: Ramblings from the Ranch
Equine Voices and the Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) are thrilled to announce the arrival of 7 Spanish Mustang mares and their babies to Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary. These majestic icons were in grave danger of going to slaughter, but were saved as part of a collaborative grass roots rescue mission by the Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF).
“Equine Voices is honored to be part of WFLF’s Monero Mustang Rescue Mission, a nationwide effort under the Wild for Life Foundation Safe Haven Rescue Partnership program,” says Karen Pomroy, founder and executive director of Equine Voices. By helping to save these imperiled horses’ lives, we will also be helping to build awareness for the need to protect America’s wild horses from roundups and slaughter.”
Equine Voices needs additional help with the care of the Monero Mustangs and is looking for short term sponsors to help one or all of the fourteen mustangs in need. Donations will help with special supplements and vet care. Through monthly gifts and one-time donations supporters can help support these special mustang mares and foals. 100% of each donation goes directly to help these horses, and helps to ensure that these vulnerable imperiled horses will never be at risk again.
If you would like to donate to help with care of these mustangs and their babies, please visit our homeage
With a heavy and open heart, I wanted to share with all of you that on Tuesday June 10th, Smokey Joe was once again set free. Smokey Joe was a free and wild mustang who in his younger days lived on the open range. He was captured by the BLM and sentenced to life in captivity. In his later years, Smokey Joe was starved and neglected, until he came to Equine Voices. Smokey Joe touched many. His gentle spirit and sweet soul had five years of love, daily walks, special supplements, and most of all, all the care he required. Smokey Joe is now running free with all those beautiful equines who shared the sacred space of the sanctuary and all of his mustang friends who also once ran free. Smokey, you will be missed, we love you!
RIP Smokey Joe
As You Cross Over Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together…
A Poem For Smokey Joe
Miss Me – But Let Me Go
When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little – but not too long
and not with your head bowed low,
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me- but let me go.
For this journey that we all must take
and each must go alone,
It’s all part of the Master plan
a step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick at heart
go to the friends we know,
and bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss me-but let me go
Freedom was rescued recently after Equine Voices received a call by his owner asking for help. She recently lost her husband and is losing her home. Freedom was loved, but his owner was limited in her knowledge of how to properly care for a donkey. Freedom’s feet had not been trimmed in months; he was fed only alfalfa, had a horrible wound on his leg, and lived in a space the size of a bed of a pick-up truck.
Freedom now roams the ranch, and is becoming one of the volunteers’ favorite pals.
Freedom is looking for that special someone to sponsor him and to help with his care. Won’t you consider sponsoring this adorable donkey? You can visit our adoption page by Clicking Here
If you go
What: A Cause for Applause celebrates the fifth anniversary of Beading Divas to the Rescue with music and a raffle. Food and drink are not included.
When: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Where: La Cocina, 201 N. Court Avenue.
More info: beadingdivasbracelets.com; 955-9061.