“Before I introduce my stablemates I wanted everyone to know that I still come in every night to the same stall I was born in. In 1984 this barn was almost new and my stall was bright, warm and dry. I felt at home here and adjusted well when as a young colt my “Mom” was moved to a nearby stall. Now 34 years and many horses later the barn has deteriorated. The back wall of my stall has separated from the rotted sill exposing me to the elements. It is only a matter of time before the roof collapses. Here you can see the light of day in the corner of my stall. This barn needs to be replaced. The goal of our Help a Horse Day is to raise funds to help make this happen. I am hoping that I may be moved into the new barn, but am definitely asking that you help my friends have a safe, comfortable home.”
Now to meet them: Chipeta Crow aka “Chippy”
“I first met Chippy in May of 2013 when she arrived here at the Rescue. She had been seized from a neglectful home and was frightened and confused when I first met her. She is a classy and flashy bay mare. Bred and registered as a Horse of the America’s in 2005, her lineage traces back to the original Spanish mustangs introduced to this country. She is friendly and very smart and responded well to training. Barn gossip says she may have found her forever home! I wish her success and happiness.”
“This six year old mare is in the stall next to mine. She is sweet and friendly and I enjoy her company. Her coat is dark bay with hind white socks. Mae was a competitor in the August 2016 Extreme Mustang Makeover in Topsfield, MA and was surrendered to EAMR the following October. Humans do not seem to understand that when we are young horses we need attention, reassurance and repetitive review of training. Mae is becoming more confident and is being ridden lightly. Progress has been good. Although I would miss her, she is looking forward to a person all her own.”
Mae tells Cherokee: “My stall is dry and bright today but the back wall is separating from the sill. It caused a draft when it was cold and snow actually came in!”
Cherokee continues introducing friends. Meet Grace.
“I vividly remember the day Grace came because she had her one month old filly at her side. It reminded me so much of my mom and me.
The year was 2010. Grace was already 13 years old. They were transferred from another rescue that did not have the ability or time to work with unhandled horses. Although resistant to human handling, Grace allowed volunteers to work with her baby. By year’s end this wonderful young horse was adopted to a wonderful home, leaving Grace at the Rescue.
With love and consistent training she became part of our Women and Horses Program. Now at age 20, Grace is a sweet and kind mare teaching humans many of life’s lessons. You can meet Grace at ASPCA’s Help a Horse Day at EAMR on April 23rd 1-4pm.
I would like help to build the new barn, a home for my friends here and the more to come and a place to continue these programs. Tax deductible donations can be sent by mail or paypal. See our website http://www.mustangrescue.org ”
Grace is “In House Adopted” by Marsha Sqibb.
Today we meet Cheyenne.
“It is a pleasure to introduce this beautiful bay mare. Although I know little of her past, her brand reveals that she was foaled in 1998 and adopted in 2002. She was surrendered to EAMR a few years later. Cheyenne resisted any attempts of human handling and stood back from other horses. To this day she shows signs of fear and distrust with any change in routine. In spite of this, she has become a barn favorite. No one can deny her sweet and gentle nature. Although Cheyenne will remain here with us, both she and I thank “In House Sponsor” Andrea Acomb for her support of Cheyenne.”
Cherokee introduces Cassidy:
“He is a long-term resident. Born in 1987 in Nevada, he was rounded up at an early age along with his herd family and incorporated into the Adopt a Horse Program. After shipment to the East this young Grulla stud colt was adopted. It wasn’t long before his physical challenges were identified and he was surrendered to EAMR. After gelding, Cassidy began our training program. Although kind and sweet natured he retained a need to flee any new situation. For safety reasons, Cassidy is not a candidate for adoption. He thrives on the attention from staff and volunteers and looks forward to visits from “In House Adopter” Sharon Neckers.”
Cherokee continues to introduce his stablemates. Today’s featured horses are Chase and Rebel.
“Chase is the token burro at a wild horse rescue. His purpose was to promote interest and educate the public to the many benefits of having a burro. He was captured and processed by the BLM just like the horses. He was shipped from his home in Arizona to the East Coast. He was sent to Ever After Mustang Rescue through the Humane Society of the United States Platero Project. Just like us horses, Chase was wild, afraid, and distrustful. Soon he won the hearts of all humans as well as all of us horses. Now gentle, patient, and kind he welcomes and entertains all. Chase is especially wonderful with children.
There are no words to describe this wonderful two year old they call Rebel, except maybe “perfect”. He arrived here through the Mustang Heritage Foundation for gentling and ground training. Now ready for adoption, he has already attracted interest. Come meet Rebel at our event highlighting ASPCA’s Help a Horse Day 2017 on April 23rd from 1-4 PM @ 463 West St., Biddeford, ME. FMI: http://www.mustangrescue.org Please share with friends. Donations are always welcome!”
“I remember the day this 21 year old mare arrived. She was shipped from the kill pens in Pennsylvania and the humans here didn’t know her history. Because of this they called her Mystery, Missy for short. Missy proved to be a sensible and safe saddle horse and would love to have a loving forever home. Come visit her at our ASPCA Help a Horse Day event on April 23rd, 1-4 PM at 463 West St., Biddeford, ME.”
“Me and my friends enjoying a sunny warm Sunday.” ~Cherokee
“This is LC short for Last Chance, named when she was pulled prior to shipment to slaughter. She came here in 2007. This sweet and friendly mare had foundered; minimizing her chance for adoption. I am proud to call her friend! Learn more about LC on April 23 here at the Rescue @ 463 West St., Biddeford ME, 1-4 PM when we celebrate the ASPCA’s National Help a Horse Day.”
An interesting side note: We picked LC up at the Biddeford Walmart parking lot!
“Last night I joined my friends in the Women and Horses class. It was fun to get groomed and led through obstacles. The umbrella was a challenge, but I did great! Don’t forget to come visit me at our ASPCA Help a Horse Day event on April 23rd, 1-4 PM at 463 West St., Biddeford, ME.” ~Cherokee
More horses will be added in the comings day leading up to the ASPCA Help A Horse Day. Check back frequently and we hope to see you on April 23rd.