Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mishka is needing a home


Mishka is a stunning 25 year old TB mare who is looking for a semi retirement home but suitable for very light riding. She is a very forward mare with a big heart but at 25 years old she needs to semi retire. She would be suitable for trail riding lightly but no more than once per week. If she is being ridden she must have shoes on all 4 hooves at all times. Mishka has had some education in her time and is very very smart. She is suitable for an intermediate rider - experienced rider but no beginners. Mishka is a sweet mare and would make the perfect companion horse as well. She is about 15.3hh and a beautiful deep bay colour.

Adoption fee : $300

Please email saveahorseaustralia@yahoo.com.au for an adoption application form.

Urgent Donations Needed

Please guys, we are desperately seeking ongoing donations. Jen was kind enough to hold an online auction for us which cleared our $3000 monthly vet account and our $2700 feed bill. Sadly, we have racked those bills up again because we are just not getting the weekly donations that we need to keep the rescue afloat. We have 6238 members on this page and if only half of you donated just $2 per week that would cover all of our bills and free up our time and finances to rescue twice as many horses as we currently have in care. Imagine that? Twice as many horses lives being saved just by half of you donating just $2 per week..  What will $2 buy you? Not even a coffee… not even a chocolate bar…. Not even a soft drink…. However with that $2 we can have twice as many horses in care – rescuing them from abuse, neglect and the slaughter houses! PLEASE guys… just $2 per week will help us help these amazing animals giving them a second chance at life and love.

Please donate now, set up a direct debit for $2 per week or $8 per month and email me saveahorseaustralia@yahoo.com.au with your details so that I can provide a tax receipt. Remember that every donation over $2 is fully tax deductible and we are fully registered and sanctioned by the office of fair trading. We are one of only two fully registered horse rescue charities in QLD (the other being Charlies Angels Horse Rescue) that assist all breeds of horses.

BSB: 084852
ACC: 189538671
Name: Save A Horse Australia
Bank: NAB
Reference: your surname

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping us help the horses…  - Amanda Vella

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Lucky's hard fight

Lucky is an aged emaciated STB gelding. He has been in care for about 4 weeks now and is going strong. We did think we would lose him at one point as he is fighting a chronic lung infection. I'm happy to say he is out of the woods.

On arrival

4 weeks in care

4 weeks in care

Marley Update

Marley was surrendered in October 2010 and is one of our longest residents. He was surrendered with badly cracked hooves and badly damaged pedal bones including fractures. After a long time in care one of his hooves healed perfectly but sadly the other hoof was growing cracked and all of the oil, supplements and different types of shoes and boots wasn’t helping. He was under the care of 3 different farriers before we decided that enough is enough and sent him to the Gold Coast equine centre for specialist treatment. He still has a long road to recovery but being a 11 year old horse we are trying our best to get him better and sound. He is an amazing horse with a bright future.

First week in care 2010

4 months in care

6 months in care

12 months in care


12 months in care

14 months in care - starting to go backwards

Last week after his surgery

Glued on shoe