Two more - Baltimore



October 19, 2008: Happily edited to Add that these two old gals are in a new home in Virginia. Thank you, Kathryn! 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
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Posted on "Virginia Horses Needing Homes"



Virginia Horses Seeking Homes - This week's additions:20 year old, 17h TB gelding, Spotsylvania, VA - photos included post30 year old Quarter Horse gelding, Fredericksburg, VA4 year old Quarter Horse mare, Amelia, VA - photos including in post18 year old TB/TWH mare and 30+ year old half-Arab, Madison, VA11 year old TB gelding as listed on Craig's List, Moseley, VAIf you can help Virginia's horses in need, please join http://forums.delphiforums.com/VAhorsesneed/start and lend a hand. Offer haven
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Posted on "Virginia Horses Needing Homes"



Virginia Horses Seeking Homes - This week's additions:20 year old, 17h TB gelding, Spotsylvania, VA - photos included post30 year old Quarter Horse gelding, Fredericksburg, VA4 year old Quarter Horse mare, Amelia, VA - photos including in post18 year old TB/TWH mare and 30+ year old half-Arab, Madison, VA11 year old TB gelding as listed on Craig's List, Moseley, VAIf you can help Virginia's horses in need, please join http://forums.delphiforums.com/VAhorsesneed/start and lend a hand. Offer haven
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TREES collecting feed coupons

Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary Archive on September 24, 2008, 12:02 pm


As many know, rescues in VA have been increasingly overwhelmed by calls from pepole needing to find new homes for horses.....most due to financial/economic reasons. Right now, with facilities crowded, the best we can do is help them advertise the horses seeking new families. Most recently through http://forums.delphiforums.com/VAhorsesneed/start )Meanwhile, we know there are coupons for different types of horse feed floating around out there. We're sending out what coupons we have while owners wait
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TREES collecting feed coupons

Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary Archive on September 24, 2008, 11:02 am


As many know, rescues in VA have been increasingly overwhelmed by calls from pepole needing to find new homes for horses.....most due to financial/economic reasons. Right now, with facilities crowded, the best we can do is help them advertise the horses seeking new families. Most recently through http://forums.delphiforums.com/VAhorsesneed/start )Meanwhile, we know there are coupons for different types of horse feed floating around out there. We're sending out what coupons we have while owners wait
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TREES - Volunteers needed Sept 27

Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary Archive on September 23, 2008, 12:08 pm


Need volunteers early early early Saturday morning, Sept 27. (No horse experience needed for this one!) Traveller's Rest has a table at the Mine Run VFD Yard Sale. Sale STARTS at 7AM, meaning we need early birds to help set up before hand. Vols to staff sale table also welcome. Sale goes until 1PM. (Mine Run is on the Orange/Spotsylvania county line) Hey! If you're there that early, you get to do the early bird shopping at other people's tables too! If you can't come early, perhaps you could come
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TREES - Volunteers needed Sept 27

Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary Archive on September 23, 2008, 11:08 am


Need volunteers early early early Saturday morning, Sept 27. (No horse experience needed for this one!) Traveller's Rest has a table at the Mine Run VFD Yard Sale. Sale STARTS at 7AM, meaning we need early birds to help set up before hand. Vols to staff sale table also welcome. Sale goes until 1PM. (Mine Run is on the Orange/Spotsylvania county line) Hey! If you're there that early, you get to do the early bird shopping at other people's tables too! If you can't come early, perhaps you could come
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Find Homes for Virginia's Horses



Virginia Horses Needing HomesVirginia's horse welfare facilities, for many months, have been receiving increasing numbers of calls from Virginians who need to find new homes for their horses, sometimes on short notice. Some people are losing their farms, some have lost jobs or are facing transfer out of state, some are boarding horses at barns in danger of closing. With farmland disappearing at alarming rates in some areas of the state, finding new homes for large animals is not always easy.Many
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Find Homes for Virginia's Horses



Virginia Horses Needing HomesVirginia's horse welfare facilities, for many months, have been receiving increasing numbers of calls from Virginians who need to find new homes for their horses, sometimes on short notice. Some people are losing their farms, some have lost jobs or are facing transfer out of state, some are boarding horses at barns in danger of closing. With farmland disappearing at alarming rates in some areas of the state, finding new homes for large animals is not always easy.Many
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We will always remember



Pentagon Memorial DedicationSeptember 11, 2008 "We will forever remember our loved ones, friends and colleaques" --intro to locator stone horse
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We will always remember

Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary Archive on September 11, 2008, 12:52 pm


Pentagon Memorial DedicationSeptember 11, 2008 "We will forever remember our loved ones, friends and colleaques" --intro to locator stone horse
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Have you Goosed your Geezer Today?



As the hours of daylight decrease and colder weather approaches, our horses are beginning to replace their sleek summer coats with thick winter woolies. Many elder horses tend to grow thicker winter coats than they did in younger days. This is especially true of horses with Cushings Disease or PPID.Thick coats can hide changes in physical condition. It is not uncommon for elders with marginal dental challenges to lose weight over the winter when tender pasture grass is replaced by chewy hay. Subtle
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Have you Goosed your Geezer Today?



As the hours of daylight decrease and colder weather approaches, our horses are beginning to replace their sleek summer coats with thick winter woolies. Many elder horses tend to grow thicker winter coats than they did in younger days. This is especially true of horses with Cushings Disease or PPID.Thick coats can hide changes in physical condition. It is not uncommon for elders with marginal dental challenges to lose weight over the winter when tender pasture grass is replaced by chewy hay. Subtle
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New Management - horse hockey!



This is Rufus, Traveller's Rest's new Supervisor of Horse Manure Management. Rufus does such a good job as director of Pest Control, he decided he was ready to take on more responsibility. More info on Manure Management
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New Management - horse hockey!



This is Rufus, Traveller's Rest's new Supervisor of Horse Manure Management. Rufus does such a good job as director of Pest Control, he decided he was ready to take on more responsibility. More info on Manure Management
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Virginia - 25 y.o. Thoroughbred mare needs home



Stafford, VA. A 25 year old Thoroughbred mare is in search of a new home. Her owner, one of a growing number of horse owners in this position, is faced with this terrible decision to due a combination of finances and the ever increasing acres of farmland disappearing under housing "developments."This former foxhunter is sound for flat work, but her owner does not feel she should do any more jumping, having some arthritis, as we all do at her age. She does better with a confident rider than with
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Virginia - 25 y.o. Thoroughbred mare needs home



Stafford, VA. A 25 year old Thoroughbred mare is in search of a new home. Her owner, one of a growing number of horse owners in this position, is faced with this terrible decision to due a combination of finances and the ever increasing acres of farmland disappearing under housing "developments."This former foxhunter is sound for flat work, but her owner does not feel she should do any more jumping, having some arthritis, as we all do at her age. She does better with a confident rider than with
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The Resilience of a Horse - Delphi update



No matter how many times we watch this happen, each case seems almost miraculous.This was Delphi on August 9, 2008And this is Delphi today, August 27, 2008, less than three weeks later:This mare was not ill, did not have organ damage, did not have a lurking infection, was not "skinny because she's old," is not dentally challenged. All she needed was appropriate food. Donate via PayPal
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The Resilience of a Horse - Delphi update



No matter how many times we watch this happen, each case seems almost miraculous.This was Delphi on August 9, 2008And this is Delphi today, August 27, 2008, less than three weeks later:This mare was not ill, did not have organ damage, did not have a lurking infection, was not "skinny because she's old," is not dentally challenged. All she needed was appropriate food. Donate via PayPal
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Our Equine Vets are the Best!



Traveller's Rest uses the services of several equine veterinary clinics on a regular basis. Some vets serve as our remote "eyes," evaluating and beginning treatment on horses still in their original homes, but bound for the sanctuary as soon as arrangements are completed. Some come to the sanctuary once in a while as specialists or complimentary practitioners.The bulk of TREES' vet care, though, falls in the more than capable hands of the veterinarians of Rappahannock Equine Veterinay Clinic in
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