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Phoenix. . .the one we came too late to save.

Phoenix Her importance cannot be stressed enough here.
Because our director found her, met her, loved her.
The lives of so many others have been changed- have been saved.
So she lives on in them. . .


A Phoenix - Rising from the ashes, always reborn.

The Tale of Phoenix

She changed everything in 2010.

We rescued this mare from one of the most horrific examples of abuse and neglect I have ever heard of or seen to this day. We fought very hard to save her, but our vet let us know early on that our hopes of survival and recovery for her were basically hopeless. We continued blindly. . .not making the right choice soon enough in our desperation and idealism. 

She was locked in a stall for around 5 years - never allowed out, stall never cleaned, only enough food and water to maintain a skeletal frame. She was then taken and tied to a tree, no shelter, and she was then ridden with hooves that curled up and over the fetlocks. She came to us with lacerations across her body: her face from a halter that was too small: her ankle from being tangled on the rope she was tied to for so long when no one would come and help her.

And the day we came for her, in a torrential downpour, where we walked her through a ranging creek several feet deep. . .I was so hopeful.

She taught me many lessons that have served so many horses since her loss.

A mare I could not even name while she was with us, and the mare who was buried with a name that has grown to hold such meaning:

Phoenix. . . 

That was the only thing that came to my mind the day we let her go, finally really giving her "rescue," that she was due long before.

Now I see she is not supposed to get the name upon recovery here; she was meant to be the spark that came, inspired beyond measure and assure the lives of so many after her would be rescued.

In turn, she received a name for the life she has in the "beyond," where steps do not hurt, where galloping in field is possible in way she was never allowed to while here.

Even as God says that a sparrow does not fall that he is not with it in Matthew 10:29, surely not a horse goes out of this world that he is not aware of, that he does not care for, that he has not made new provisions for beyond the earth.

So is the Phoenix. Re-born.

Sightly plump, shiny and running to and fro where we cannot see her, but we all know she is there.

Rest in Peace, the only peace you ever knew was after life was over, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010.

Phoenix Phoenix

Because of her, as of June 2015, Over 200 saved:

Happy (Networked)
Big John
Phoenix
Bubba
Jimmie
Prince
BEBE
Billie
Starlight
Ranger
Kate
Honey
Amber
Coco
Mustang Mare (Iron Gait)
QH mare (Iron Gait)
Rebel, Arab gelding
Blaze
Indy
 Mirage
Winky (Gentle Giants)
Dan (Rainhill)
Palomino QH
Lance (Triple O Eqine)
Elmer Donkey
Jet
 Dior
Stormy
Niteza
Patriot Sky
Black National Show Horse, Sienna
Checkers
Dodger
Eclipse, foal
Mia, foal
Orion
 Carson (Lilly Pond Foal Rescue)

Thumper (Lilly Pond Foal Rescue) Dexter
Summer
Tiny
Black TWH mare, blind in one eye
Zip
Patriot
Zane
Freedom - QH
Scarlett
Beauty
Rhett
Bella and in utero foal
Sara/Shortcake
Twister
Nemo
Freedom
Snow
Amazing Grace
Pocket (rest in peace)
Lola
Liz
Walter
Arab
Gelding from CL - Lance
Rebel/Diesel
QH gelding
Kate
Quinn
Rocky Mountain Gelding (Dumas)
Arab mare and foal (Dumas)
Paint gelding (Dumas)
Brownie
Cody
Glory
Luka
Turner
Alex
Rowan
Blake
Moon Ally/Bee
Prince
Jane/Vicky
Reece
Addy
Chism
Wyo Mule
Little Donkey (rest in peace)
Alice
Skye
Atlas
Dahlia
Batman (EPU)
Cash (EPU)
Molly and in utero foal (EPU)
Gandalf
Miss Em
Pecos
Marty
Buttercup
Memphis
Ellie
Ferris
Buckshot
Alfie
Clover
Sandy
Poppy
Kismet
Tara
Wynn
Ruth (Hope Reins)
Naomi (Hope Reins)
Bettie
Sparky (Morgan Safenet)
Ariel (rest in peace)
Beauty (belgian cross)
Boone
Sawyer (rest in peace)
Teddy
Willie
Grace
Ginny elderly donkey (rest in peace)
Rudy
Misty and in utero foal (Peace for Ponies)
Marlee (Peace for Ponies)
Claire
Spicy
Pepper
"Absolute Tough Talk"
Jake Fiddy
"A Spot Above"
Schmidtty
Relic (rest in peace)
Hershey
Arizona
Woody (networked Birch Hill)
Willow
Rainer (rest in peace)
Calli
Shania (foal place with Raiderhollow Farm)
Reba (foal placed with Raiderhollow Farm)
Finn
Gemma
Sienna
Lettie
Simon
Meg
Sophia
Ziva(networked to RaiderHollow Farm)
Cami (rest in peace)
Zaam
Holly
Knox
Joyous Noel
Blaire
Imi (networked to RaiderHollow Farm)
Maizie (networked to RaiderHollow Farm)
Paisley (networked to RaiderHollow Farm)
Tater Tot
Milo
Macey
Chili (rest in peace)
Red (Rest in Peace – Euth on intake)
Irish
Cimarron

 


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