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Spring 2017

We are thankful this winter has not been too terrible on the farm. We have not broken as many water buckets this year cracking the ice out of them. However several of the horses have managed to destroy their blankets; Casey (right) is on his third blanket of the winter so far, Holly is on her second blanket, and so on. We will definitely need to buy some more waterproof blankets before the year is up. We are happy to have the rain versus the snow, but with the rain has come lots of mud. The horses love to roll in the mud, so grooming is a challenge. I have been getting many calls on horses needing homes and it is not easy to find them. Many of the horses weíre called on are older with medical problems which makes them hard to place. While we plan to help more horses here in the future,
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Holiday 2016

It is hard to believe how fast this year has gone by. We have been really busy on the farm and time easily gets away from us. I donít remember the last day off we had. I am proud of work we have done helping horses in need through our Equine Relief Fund. We have helped 16 horses with vet care for major medical needs, castrations, basic needs and rescue. We have worked with other rescue groups which has enabled more horses to be saved. For example, because we were willing to cover the cost of gelding a stallion at an auction, another rescue group was willing to take him. Once through rehab he will be adopted out into a new home, a second chance he otherwise wouldnít have had. We look forward to continuing these efforts.
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Fall 2016

This past month has been difficult saying good bye to Dixie and Buddy. It is really hard for every- one involved. We rescue these horses and try to bring them back from all sorts of neglect and abuse; we put our hearts and souls into helping them heal and they do. Part of providing long term care for them involves knowing that if they arenít adopted, the farm will be their last home. The reality is most of them will never leave Mylestone. Unfortunately, over the years we watch them decline especially since so many of the horses in our care are older... Read More ...

Summer 2016

Itís been over 20 years since Bruce and I started Mylestone and we have seen many changes in horse rescue. There was a time when placing companion horses was easy. Today that is a very different story. People donít want extra mouths to feed and many only want horses they can ride. Horse ownership is expensive even if you keep your horses in your backyard.
More and more people who thought they could provide for their horses long term canít. The changes in the economy have forced people into difficult positions. You need a plan ďBĒ as a horse owner. You canít depend on the rescues to have room to take in your horse when you can no longer afford to provide food or vet care. Most of the time ...Read more ...

Christmas 2002 - The Definitive My Side of the Fence

'Ok, so they arenít ridable anymore.' It never ceases to amaze me how many people get rid of a horse that has been good to them for many years because they canít ride them. It just astounds me that people who have had the same horse for a long time, 10-20 years, just get rid of them like they were never a part of the family. Read More ....

 

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