Saturday, December 18, 2010

New Rescue horses

We have 4 new rescue horses coming into care:

1. 18 year old ex Paralympics horse named Diaz. He has nasty hoof abscesses and chronic Laminitis, is 16.3hh and will be going out to our Allanview rehab centre. Surrendered on the 18th Dec 2010 and we are currently arranging transport to have him picked up. He will be assessed by our vet as soon as he arrives.
Photo taken by old owner

2. 9 year old, 16.3hh TB gelding named Yogi. Surrendered on the 16th of December. Sydney horse transport picked him up today and he is currently in their holding yards in Bundal and will be delivered to our Allanview rehab centre on Monday. He has a nasty hoof issue as well and will be assessed by our vet on arrival.

Photo taken by old owner

3. Abbey is an aged 20+ Arab mare in very very poor condition. She is also a surrender from a lady in Ipswich. This mare is currently running on 800 acres and we are currently trying to arrange transport. She is about 14hh and im not sure on what colour. We don't have any photos yet. Hoping to have her picked up on Tuesday and she will go into care with Vicki and Mark at Yatala Produce before coming back to our Gilston Rehab centre. She will have her teeth done etc as soon as she gets to Yatala Produces property. Will post photos soon.

4. Jade is a young QH mare who was rescued back in Jan 2010 by a group called Soquilichi. This rescue than rehomed her to Farm Animal Rescue for rehabilitation. The lady at Farm Animals rescue did a good job of getting her weight up but sadly they couldn't fix her badly injured hoof (which is in need of attention). She was then re-homed to a lovely lady who surrendered her to SAHA. We are currently in the process of arranging transport and are hoping to have her next week for urgent hoof treatment. Will post updated photos when she arrives. Her old name was Becky.

This photo was given to me by her old owner and was taken in April 2010
I will post updated photos when she arrives.

Confucius (551-479 BCE) defined the meaning of Jade:

"The wise have likened jade to virtue. For them, its polish and brilliancy represent the whole of purity. Its perfect compactness and extreme hardness represent the sureness of intelligence. Its angles, which do not cut, although they seem sharp, represent justice. The pure and prolonged sound, which it gives forth when one strikes it, represents music. Its color represents loyalty. Its interior flaws, always showing themselves through the transparency, call to mind sincerity. Its iridescent brightness represents heaven. Its admirable substance, born of mountain and of water, represents the earth. Used alone without ornamentation it represents chastity. The price that the entire world attaches to it represents the truth. To support these comparisons, the Book of Verse says: 'When I think of a wise man, his merits appear to be like jade.'

We thought this mare deserved a strong meaningful name.

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