Feed 106 horses

by HORSES OF TIR NA NOG
Feed 106 horses
Feed 106 horses
Feed 106 horses
Feed 106 horses
Feed 106 horses
Feed 106 horses
Feed 106 horses
Feed 106 horses
Feed 106 horses
Feed 106 horses
Feed 106 horses
Feed 106 horses
Feed 106 horses
Feed 106 horses
Ban in the winter snow
Ban in the winter snow

Thank you for your generous, on-going support to feed our horses, along with our miniature mules, burros and mustangs. With a monthly food bill of over $10,000 your gifts mean everything to our commitment to provide our residents with a lifetime of care.

 

Even though we’re located in Southern California, the sanctuary is located in the mountains at nearly 4,000 ft. elevation. So, winters tend to be downright cold. Our weather includes heavy rain, hail, sleet and snow. High quality feed ensures that our horses retain healthy weights and stay warm during these cold months.

 

Now, the mud has dried and the spring flowers are blooming. With warmer temperatures our horses have begun shedding their thick winter coats. Thanks to the feed that you provide our horses, their summer coats are coming in glossy and sleek.

 

As we travel through the various seasons at the ranch, our gratitude for your generous gifts remains constant. Thank you for making the forever home of Tir Na Nog possible for our horses and other equines.

Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland
One of our mustangs enjoying the feed you provided
One of our mustangs enjoying the feed you provided
Spring flowers in our Mustang Habitat
Spring flowers in our Mustang Habitat
Hay everywhere, even in their hair!
Hay everywhere, even in their hair!
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Valentine
Valentine

Thank you for supporting our on-going efforts to keep the bellies of 106 horses full! The final quarter of 2020 brought an overall drop in donations, compared to that same quarter in 2019. As a result, your gifts mean more than they ever have before.

Your gifts allowed us to offer a furever home to two horses from a local rescue-therapy center. This rescue-therapy center made the difficult decision to downsize following the loss of corporate clients due to COVID. The group did a great job finding adoptive homes for most of their horses, but they had two that were not suitable for general adoption due to medical issues. We suspect that Gracie, a Clydesdale, has Chronic progressive lymphedema (CPL), a progressive, debilitating disease common in draft horses. While Gracie's case is currently mild it will require on-going care to keep her disease managed and her comfortable. She arrived in our care in mid-October.

On Nov 22, the second horse from the rescue-therapy center arrived at the ranch. Valentine is a twelve-year-old American Quarter Horse/Mountain Pleasure Horse cross. Valentine had arrived at the rescue/therapy center over four years ago in very bad shape and extremely fearful. She was given great care and is now doing much better. She is still slow to trust new people but puts effort into making the right choices. Valentine has Carpus Varus (outward deviation from the knee) in her right front leg. While it does not currently cause her discomfort, the rescue recognized that she shouldn't be ridden in order to preserve her quality of life for as long as possible.

Thank you for your support of the horses in our care. Thanks for your support, we were able to welcome two more horses in need to the ranch. COVID has definitely taken a toll on equine welfare organizations, as it has with so many non-profits. Thanks to your support, these two beautiful mares, Gracie and Valentine, have found a furever home, in spite of the uncertainty and anxiety that the pandemic is causing. Thank you!

Photo Credit: Don Telford

Valentine
Valentine
Gracie
Gracie
Gracie
Gracie
Gracie
Gracie
Valentine
Valentine
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Todd, U.S. Border Patrol, Retired
Todd, U.S. Border Patrol, Retired

Even though we were not able to host our Celtic Moon of the Horse event in June or our Mexican Fiesta for Mustangs in August, there are still 106 horses at the ranch with full bellies. From our mustangs to our burros and our miniature mules, and all the horses in between, your generosity helped us make it through the most challenging summer in our seventeen-year history – thank you!

In addition to keeping bellies full, thanks to your generosity we were also able to welcome Todd and Bubba this summer. These handsome boys are both medical retires from the U.S. Border patrol. The local Border Patrol Unit worked hard to find them placements within the Border Patrol family, but during these difficult times homes for unrideable horses with conditions requiring ongoing medical care are scarce. Thanks to your support, Horses of Tir Na Nog exists to provide a forever home for horses just like Todd and Bubba.

We are particularly grateful for your gifts which allowed us to become a GlobalGiving Partner. This partnership has already allowed us to participate in the Little by Little campaign which matched 50% of every donation up to $50. Thank you for making this partnership possible. We look forward to your continued support.

 

Photo Credit: Don Telford

Todd, U.S. Border Patrol, Retired
Todd, U.S. Border Patrol, Retired
Bubba, U.S. Border Patrol, Retired
Bubba, U.S. Border Patrol, Retired
Bubba, U.S. Border Patrol, Retired
Bubba, U.S. Border Patrol, Retired
Three Weeks of Bermuda Hay for our Horses
Three Weeks of Bermuda Hay for our Horses
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HORSES OF TIR NA NOG

Location: San Diego, CA - USA
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Twitter: @HorsesTirNaNog
Project Leader:
Amy-Pat Rigney
San Diego, CA United States
$36,003 raised of $50,000 goal
 
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