"The Pampered Palace" is a quiet private part of our lives that comes in the form of giving Sanctuary to horses in need when we can.
Sanctuary meaning they have been given forever homes, they are not available for adoption.
We share a love and compassion for horses and their welfare that just cannot be denied.
No horse is unlovable or unmanageable given the time to regain trust to humans.
We are NOT a 501 non-profit We do not adopt out our Sanctuary Horses.
Our Horseafide site has been established to aid in generating extra income for our passion, horses in need. By Shopping at Horseafide you are not only helping us care for our Sanctuary Horses but also saving huge amounts with our Tack and gifts of the horsey kind.
Click on each photo to enlarge and the horses names that are listed in golden brown to view their pedigrees if you wish.
WARNING !! SOME PHOTOS ARE GRAPHIC
We were approached by the owner of Lady at Tractor Supply, It was very visible that the woman (as I will call her) was very distraught.I spoke with her,gave her my card and told her to call me if she needed me. 2 days later I got the call.
She had left Lady in the care of some folks while they made a temporary move to Texas due to her husbands job. Well much to their shock when they returned to find Lady in this condition when she returned in April 2005. Upon further questioning of "the caretakers" they had bred Lady 2 times !! without permission I might add. The owner of Lady not longer had facilities to house Lady.
We make the trip east of Ada to look at Lady and see what advice we can offer and much to our dismay we about dropped to our knees when we saw her condition , the bad cut on her face and where she was being kept and find several other horses there but in good condition as they were out on pasture, but the "the caretakers" had moved in February ! left lady in this small pen, no hay, no grain, green awful stinky water.
So we did what we could at that particular moment, and we came home and called Sheriff Peterson and let him know exactly what was about to transpire, that we were taking Lady, her unborn colt, and her yearling colt as the owner of Lady had sold me all 3.This was all on April 8, 2005
I called my dear friend Linda @ greyoaks sanctuary in Wilson to take the yearling colt as we knew we would have our hands full just trying to save Lady and her unborn foals life.
We returned home with Lady and requested Dr Warrens presence to check her over,check the cut on her face, we were all holding our breath to say the least. Lady was very anemic, had a bad heart murmur , very dehydrated, very wormy, but the foal was very large and ALIVE at this point.We hoped and prayed both would survive.The cut on her face could not be stitched mainly due to not being able to sedate Lady due to her condition ( the cut was almost all the way through to the inside of her mouth) On the henneke scale Lady might of made a 1.5 which is near death.
Within a week Lady started having more life in her, her eyes were getting brighter, she was barely dehydrated at all, and she was making a good bag for the delivery of her foal because you see, the yearling colt had still been nursing on her while she was in this horrid condition and in foal. Old girl sure is a good mom.
On April 29,2005 she had been in the large east pasture and for the first time had a good lope around the pasture. That night at 10:15 she gave us a colt and came both came through it with flying colors.
Today Lady is in great health, just as mellow and such a sweet loving girl.
The colts story (LB) is listed below.
Ward - DD Diamonds Reward
Bunny - I'm a Bionic Bunny