I try and stay away from FB feeds on the kill pen horses. Every now and then, a friend will share, or someone in the AERC group will post some Arabs and I just about lose it. 2 horses is my absolute limit, I could do 3 only because one of my closest friends had had a stroke and ended up in nursing care so we parked her lame gelding down in self care for me to feed and clean, and she had enough finances to be able to pay his bills, and he colicked right at the end. I have a hard enough time following some rescue pages I support.
I just have to keep reminding myself that I canít help every horse and that the most important horse I can help is my elderly DSLD mare. We almost put her down in 2018, but she rallied really well, sheís in a Davis study on DSLD so they tried some meds on her to see what might happen and sheís doing much better now. Sheís gained weight this year, still has plenty of vim and vigor even if sheís fully retired and kicks up her heels after a good roll in the round pen. Weíre letting her choose her time because sheís not showing any desire to shuffle off this mortal coil just yet. Itís hard to look at other horses and not want to help them personally, but I know I canít, not if Iím committed to her.
After itís time to finally let her go though, Iím hoping I can contribute a little more towards rescue efforts for an Arab rescue I like a lot, and hopefully help intercept a horse before they go to the auction or something.