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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 ...

Spring 2016

As you enjoy our Spring edition of Nickers and Neighs we are thankful that spring is finally upon us and that this winter was not as bad as the year before. We are also thankful to the people that came out to help us care for the horses in all kinds of weather. It takes a special group of people who climb out of a warm bed to bundle up and drive to the farm to feed, water and muck stalls. Itís hard work and the weather does make it challenging. And thatís why weíre especially appreciative of our wonderful volunteers. 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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