Thank you co-op customers!



On behalf of Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary, I'd like to say Thank You! to the staffs and customers of the Culpeper CFC Farm and Home Center and the Orange-Madison Farm Co-op Service for their gracious support. The two stores hosted "Giving Trees" during the month of December to help the sanctuary acquire feed and commonly used supplies. During a time when many are struggling financially, we were overwhelmed by the generosity of co-op customers who share our feelings about Equine Elders.
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Area businesses host “Giving Trees“ for Traveller’s Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary



Through the month of December, three area businesses will host Giving Trees to benefit elder horses living at Traveller’s Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary. TREES, in Spotsylvania, Virginia, promotes the humane treatment of geriatric horses through education and example. Some of the horses in residence were abandoned or neglected when they were no longer considered useful, while others were accepted when owners encountered financial or physical difficulties. The sanctuary is currently home to eighteen
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Area businesses host “Giving Trees“ for Traveller’s Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary



Through the month of December, three area businesses will host Giving Trees to benefit elder horses living at Traveller’s Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary. TREES, in Spotsylvania, Virginia, promotes the humane treatment of geriatric horses through education and example. Some of the horses in residence were abandoned or neglected when they were no longer considered useful, while others were accepted when owners encountered financial or physical difficulties. The sanctuary is currently home to eighteen
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Free Equine Arthritis clinic



Topic: Osteoarthritis in EquinesDate/Time: Saturday, November 15, 2008 -- 12:00Location: Rappahannock Equine Veterinary Clinic, Locust Grove, VAContact: 540-854-7171Seating is limited, so reserve a space today! (REVC closes on Friday at noon)Free Lunch provided!Speaker:Dr. Robert KeeneDr. Keene received his undergraduate degree in Animal Science from Montana State University in 1980, and graduated from the veterinary school of Colorado State University in 1983. He went on to practice in California,
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Free Equine Arthritis clinic



Topic: Osteoarthritis in EquinesDate/Time: Saturday, November 15, 2008 -- 12:00Location: Rappahannock Equine Veterinary Clinic, Locust Grove, VAContact: 540-854-7171Seating is limited, so reserve a space today! (REVC closes on Friday at noon)Free Lunch provided!Speaker:Dr. Robert KeeneDr. Keene received his undergraduate degree in Animal Science from Montana State University in 1980, and graduated from the veterinary school of Colorado State University in 1983. He went on to practice in California,
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TREES Needs Trees!



Christmas trees, that is!Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary is looking for artificial Christmas trees in search of new jobs. Any size or shape is fine, but we do ask that the trees be in good condition. If an idea to generate support works out, the trees will be on display in area business, so they must look nice.If you have an extra tree please let us know , preferably before Thanksgiving, so we'll have time to coordinate other aspects of the program based on number of trees available.540-972-0936info@equineelders.org
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TREES Needs Trees!



Christmas trees, that is!Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary is looking for artificial Christmas trees in search of new jobs. Any size or shape is fine, but we do ask that the trees be in good condition. If an idea to generate support works out, the trees will be on display in area business, so they must look nice.If you have an extra tree please let us know , preferably before Thanksgiving, so we'll have time to coordinate other aspects of the program based on number of trees available.540-972-0936info@equineelders.org
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Age is Just a Number



"At what age should I retire my horse?"We hear that question often and I wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot pole. I'll just say that there is no magic number. You should retire your horse when he no longer enjoys his work."'I will retire Elmer when he no longer enjoys the trail,' said [Mary Anna] Wood. Saturday (10-25-08) was not that day." http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=12985&source=rssElmer Bandit....our hero! Many senior horses' owners have followed Elmer for many months as he
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Age is Just a Number



"At what age should I retire my horse?"We hear that question often and I wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot pole. I'll just say that there is no magic number. You should retire your horse we he no longer enjoys his work."'I will retire Elmer when he no longer enjoys the trail,' said [Mary Anna] Wood. Saturday (10-25-08) was not that day." http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=12985&source=rssElmer Bandit....our hero! Many senior horses' owners have followed Elmer for many months as he approached
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Sonny in Virginia Horse Journal



The November issue of The Virginia Horse Journal asked horses why they are thankful to live where they do. One of TREES residents is included in the feature.I'm sorry to say I can't find a way to link directly to that page, but go to http://virginiahorse.epubxpress.com/ , choose "Current Issue," then go to page 22-23. Look for the smart aleck PalominoEdited Nov 4: Thanks to an anonymous post in the comments section, we now know how to link to specific pages of VHJ. Look for Sonny
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Sonny in Virginia Horse Journal



The November issue of The Virginia Horse Journal asked horses why they are thankful to live where they do. One of TREES residents is included in the feature. I'm sorry to say I can't find a way to link directly to that page, but go to http://virginiahorse.epubxpress.com , choose "Current Issue," then go to page 22-23. Look for the smart aleck Palomino
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Horses are not interested in "Eastern Standard Time."



Today's post is courtesy of Delphi, one of TREES alpha horses. "What gives? For 28 years now, I have been wondering what's up with Annual Torture Your Horse At Mealtimes Day. What? You suddenly forgot when the sun comes up in the morning? You are surprised when it sets in the evening?OK. Yesterday, the chow wagon started its rounds before the sun was above the eastern tree line. Today, no chow wagon until well after the sun was totally visible to all. Helloooo? Did you not notice us lined up along
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Horses are not interested in "Eastern Standard Time."



Today's post is courtesy of Delphi, one of TREES alpha horses. "What gives? For 28 years now, I have been wondering what's up with Annual Torture Your Horse At Mealtimes Day. What? You suddenly forgot when the sun comes up in the morning? You are surprised when it sets in the evening?OK. Yesterday, the chow wagon started its rounds before the sun was above the eastern tree line. Today, no chow wagon until well after the sun was totally visible to all. Helloooo? Did you not notice us lined up along
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Horse-sized Place Mats!



Traveller's Rest would like to thank all who donated stall mats to the cause.The mats, however, will not be used in the ordinary way, providing a comfortable floor in a stall. Rather, they will serve as over-size place mats. Many of our dentally challenged horses drop food while eating. This, in itself, would not be a significant problem if they did not try to vacuum up the leftovers once their food dishes are emptied. All residents are served soaked food, so you can imagine how much dirt or bedding
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Horse-sized Place Mats!



Traveller's Rest would like to thank all who donated stall mats to the cause.The mats, however, will not be used in the ordinary way, providing a comfortable floor in a stall. Rather, they will serve as over-size place mats. Many of our dentally challenged horses drop food while eating. This, in itself, would not be a significant problem if they did not try to vacuum up the leftovers once their food dishes are emptied. All residents are served soaked food, so you can imagine how much dirt or bedding
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Show off your oldies..........



......your geezers, your seniors & elders. Tell others how you deal with changing needs of aging animals. Discuss special shelter programs to rehab or find new homes for seniors. Above all, celebrate the wisdom and humor of elders! Join TREES' Senior Animals group at Sheltersource.org Discuss geriatric animal issues, post photos, invite friends, find a senior friendly shelter near you, network with like minded folks!
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Show off your oldies..........



......your geezers, your seniors & elders. Tell others how you deal with changing needs of aging animals. Discuss special shelter programs to rehab or find new homes for seniors. Above all, celebrate the wisdom and humor of elders! Join TREES' Senior Animals group at Sheltersource.org Discuss geriatric animal issues, post photos, invite friends, find a senior friendly shelter near you, network with like minded folks!
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The Temps, They are A-Changin'



Slight Pause!It seems we've skipped autumn entirely in this neck of the woods. We moved from 85 degrees on Thursday, to a cool rainy Friday, to a morning chill in the upper 30's this morning (Sunday.) It also seems like someone snuck in Friday night and replaced several of our geezers with rambuncious two-year-olds. Thursday the horses hung out in their sheds, taking full advantage of the shade, sweating in mid-October under their developing winter woolies. Yesterday, however, the old farts lost
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The Temps, They are A-Changin'



Slight Pause!It seems we've skipped autumn entirely in this neck of the woods. We moved from 85 degrees on Thursday, to a cool rainy Friday, to a morning chill in the upper 30's this morning (Sunday.) It also seems like someone snuck in Friday night and replaced several of our geezers with rambuncious two-year-olds. Thursday the horses hung out in their sheds, taking full advantage of the shade, sweating in mid-October under their developing winter woolies. Yesterday, however, the old farts lost
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Two more - Baltimore

Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary Archive on September 29, 2008, 10:16 pm


Forwarding info only. If interested please use contact listed below:Two former school horses in Baltimore that are to be sent to auction Oct. 1 if a home cannot be found for them. Their information is below. Please contact Russell Ashton at rashton@fbw.com W)1-800-795-9322 or H)410-433-7760 if you can help. >>As you may know, the Park School horseback riding program has ended. We have been very busy trying to find new homes for our beloved animals by September 30. The two ponies are very happy
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