This year has been a whirlwind; hard to believe the holidays are already upon us. Taking care of the horses can be hectic and there is always work to be done - manure to pick up, feedings, medical care - but what makes it all worth it are the moments of success and joy we are witness to. Tango and Marley came in so thin and depressed, and now they have gained more weight and look healthy. It is wonderful to watch them gallop full out from one end of their field to the other. They play with the other horses over the fence, happy to be alive and thriving. Their eyes are bright and shiny, and they look forward to every meal.
I know it is rare to see my husband, Bruce, pictured online or in our newsletter, but our photographer, Jen, got this great shot of him with Ghost. The farm runs so well because of Bruce; he starts his day at 4:00 am and often works long, late hours. He helps with all aspects of the farm from feeding to mucking, to helping me with the horses’ medical issues, getting hay and grain. When we don’t have people to help me stuff the mailing, he will stuff newsletters. Bruce made it possible for me to spend so much time helping my mom before she died, and that was such an incredible gift. I am so grateful for that time. Bruce is beyond dedicated in all aspects of running the rescue and there are times when it is really hard, bad weather and no help, sick horses etc… I don’t think people realize how much he does and the long hours he works. I am grateful to have him by my side, so devoted to the Mylestone horses.
We wish you a Happy Holiday Season and we are grateful for your continued support. We could not provide long term care for the rescue horses without you!