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    01-21-2011, 01:22 AM
Green Broke
Horse saving

Saving horses sure does give you a rush.

I don't know how exactly I got caught in this....Let me explain, lol. Three days ago there was an ad on craigslist for a Free Clydesdale Mare. Wait.... maybe I should start with a few months ago there was an ad on craigslist for a Clydesdale mare. I click every horse ad on craigslist thanks to the thread on her about dumb horse ads. (I'm going somewhere I promise, it's just odd how this all played out). So when I clicked the ad there was a picture of a pitifully skinny mare. I posted the ad on the rescue I am getting a horse from to see if they could help her but she was sold before they could get her. Her ad was taken down before they even had a chance to look at her.

So back to three days ago. Three days ago there was an ad on craigslist for a Free Clydesdale Mare (lol). I posted the ad on the same rescue and everybody tried to contact the owner with no response. He kept posting the ad but from different cities so everyone thought it was a hoax. Well a few hours ago he posted the ad back on craigslist with a phone number and put that he didn't understand why he was getting flagged. So anyway. I posted the ad with the phone number on the rescue's page but everybody was reluctant to call (or busy). So I worked up the nerve and called thinking it would be a wrong number.

A little girl answered the phone and I was like "I just want to make sure that this number is actually to an ad that I saw on craigslist" and she said "Is this about a horse?" and I said "Yea, I'm calling on behalf of Frog Pond Draft Rescue and wanted to know if you guys would like us to take her in, fatten her up and adopt her out to an approved home." She said "oh this is about the Clydesdale." and told me that she would give the message to her dad.

The whole time I'm updating everyone on the rescue's facebook. He calls me back about two minutes later. He told me that the reason the cities were different was because he lives in a different city than the horse and the horse is located on the border of two different cities. He said that he doesn't know why he wasn't getting anyones e-mails. At first I was like "Well I'll have the rescue call you as soon as possible". But then a light bulb went off in my head. I asked if he could bring her to me tomorrow since he isn't that far away. He agreed and agreed to bring the beet pulp he bought for her. He said she is pretty thin but he's had the vet out and had her feet done.

So he's bringing her here tomorrow at noon and the rescue is bringing my horse I'm getting from them next weekend. So we will switch when they get here. I just got off the phone with the director of the rescue and we went over what to feed. Pretty funny how these things work... lol
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    01-21-2011, 06:53 AM
Green Broke
Oh wow, I think you must be addicted to rescueing horses now.
But good on you :)
Hopefully this mare will have a good life
    01-21-2011, 07:07 AM
Ah good on you gal!

I'm sure the clydesdale will have a much better life at the rescue, and well done for having the courage to call the guy!
    01-21-2011, 09:06 AM
Originally Posted by HairyCob    
Ah good on you gal!

I'm sure the clydesdale will have a much better life at the rescue, and well done for having the courage to call the guy!
I agree, good on you and best of luck with your new addition!!!
    01-21-2011, 09:32 AM
Thats awesome!
    01-21-2011, 10:22 AM
Green Broke
Thanks everyone. I just think it's really funny that because I click links on craigslist because of a thread on here I saw the mare last month and a few days ago. The rescue is bringing a horse out here next week so we can swap. The guy lives really close to me. All pretty coincidental. I'll be sure to post pictures when she gets here. Here's to hoping for the best! : )

RedTree- It's all pretty darn exciting! I don't want it to be a regular thing because we aren't going to have the space for it. But I like to help out when I can.
    01-21-2011, 10:38 AM
I would love to bring a horse in and fatten he/she up. I am just new to my area and don't know a lot of horse people, just a few neighbors and my trainer. I said I would fatten one up in my horse Thunder's honor that I lost in September and hope to some day.
    01-21-2011, 06:26 PM
Green Broke
    01-21-2011, 06:29 PM
Glad you/rescue and not a meat man is getting the horse! Good luck with her!
    01-21-2011, 06:30 PM
Green Broke
Here she is
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