Friday, January 31, 2014

Letting them go

It was very sad to see Gandy go today. Really, I was beyond partial to that charming boy! But this is how rescue works and a break down in that system results in other horses dying.

Had Gandalf not went to his home today, the little TWH colt would have had no where to go and likely would have perished, locked in a stall with no food or water. . .

So we let every single horse and pony that comes and steals our heart go to another home, a safe home, and we accept the next one and the next one and the next. . .

To steal the phrase from an awesome local dog rescue. . .

One by one . . . until one day (We hope) there are none left in need.

- Maybe written with some tears. I shall never tell. I'm tough, folks. Surely to do this, I must be.



Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens

- Proverbs 27:23-27

"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares."

- George Washington