Friday, September 23, 2016

changes in 2016

Its been a while coming but we are transitioning to a new website.
Please be patient while waiting for this transition to take place, we are still very much up and running though at a slower pace with renovations at the rescue taking more time and funds than expected. Your support as always needed and appreciated greatly.


One of our new ventures is helping some of the many mustangs who are in holding pens with the BLM to find new homes. We are taking in two at a time and gentling them so they can be further trained and adopted into qualified homes. The two pictured below are 6 year old geldings. The adoption fee for one of these gentled horses is $125. All applications and approvals are through the mustang heritage foundation, applications may also be picked up at the rescue.To learn more about the adoption process and how you can adopt please visit the website.


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Happy Holidays

 
 

As 2015 draws to an end we extend our wishes for a wonderful holiday season and much happiness and success in the New Year.
I want to express my Thanks and appreciation
for your contributions, large and small
 and
encouraging words over this past year.
Our transition has taken much longer than anticipated, but as new ideas and plans are incorporated I am excited to know we can do even more for our deserving horses. 
 
 
From Our Barn
to
Yours...
 
Merry Christmas...
&
Happy New Year!!! 
 
 
 
 

Friday, May 8, 2015

Spring 2015

Things at Lone Oak are quiet these days with no new horses coming in. We unfortunately are not accepting new horses at this time, instead we are focusing on the development of the ranch, and supporting areas so we can regroup and be able to stay strong and successful in our efforts.

We are busy developing plans, and getting ready with the new projects. Those include moving barns, tack rooms, creating an obstacle course, adding an arena and a new round pen, replacing fencing and putting up new fence. To date we have set up the new round pen and have had the initial prep for the barn pad completed.

The new site of the arena will encompass the areas of the barns and more, in total should be approx. 80 x 120.

The projects are many and we could use help for many things. If you are interested in being a part of our continued success please contact us. We are accepting new members to our board, and need volunteers with construction and electrical experience. General labor is always needed and welcome.
If you are not able to lend a helping hand but want to support our efforts please consider a donation of funds or supplies for our rescue facilities. All donations are tax deductible.

We look forward to seeing the projects completed and our rescue back in full swing!

Friday, February 27, 2015

New hapenings in 2015





New happenings in 2015
 
With the New Year well underway our plans for the new location have been firmed and are underway. with trial and error in our physical set up, we have discovered the need to relocate key elements of the rescue. This means we are relocating both of our barns to permanent locations and making room for a new arena and two round pens, utilizing our rustic barns for tack rooms and refurbishing our pole barn. As well there will be a volunteers area where we can have refreshments and other formal viewing areas to watch events and horses under training.
 
To make time and moneys available we have had to halt any incoming horses and all public activities both to ensure public safety and to focus on improvements. If you would like to donate to these vital improvements we would appreciate your support, and remember all donations are tax deductible, donations can be made through our PayPal under the name of Lone Oak Rescue. If you have a skill you would like to share, we are in need of labor help and electrical and pluming work on the new buildings. To date we have relocated the largest of our round pens, and have started the ground work for the largest barns location, falling trees and removing boulders. The pens have found permanent locations, water has been rerouted and permanent single waters are being installed.
We are hoping all will be completed by summer to open back to regular activities and by fall include some public events such as trail challenges and demonstrations.
 
As always we welcome suggestions, comments and would love to hear from those interested in being a part of our work. If you are interested in office work, helping with adoptions, intakes and placements exercising, evaluating and assisting with training please contact us at info@loneoakrescue.org. We may be a small rescue but we are very proud of our success!
 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November news

November has come in a hurry and here we are almost at Thanksgiving!
We are happy to say we have had 3 more horses find their forever homes, Misty, Robyn and Chip have gone as a family to a family, Grandma, mom and daughter have all gotten back into personal horses and have chosen these great horses to be a part of their family. We were very happy to have come to know this family and will be watching the progress of the continued progress of these horses.

The rescue has calmed down, and we are taking a much needed deep breath. We are trying to regroup from a physical and financial trying year, and getting ready to move to the next stage of development. Lone Oak will focus on rehabilitation and rescue on a smaller scale and give our most senior horses companionship and love they deserve through our volunteer base and therapeutic riding.The program is still in development and will take time and funds, we are anxious to get our property ready for this exciting future.

Meanwhile we have 4 horses looking for homes and sponsorship for the 12 who will remain here at Lone Oak Rescue. Sponsorship can be as little as $5, every small bit helps be it for a worming medication, a farrier visit, a vaccination or a bag of feed. Donations are easy through our PayPal link for either single or recurring donations. Remember all donations are tax deductible. If you think you would like to be a part of our volunteer team, or are able to sponsor one of our permanent residents be sure to contact us at info@loneoakrescue.org

Friday, October 24, 2014

October 24 2014

October has come quickly and with it some changes besides the weather!
We are very happy to say that we have had several of our mares go to their new homes.

Seren has been waiting for her forever home, having grown up here at the rescue. She has grown into a beautiful mare and we are happy that she has won Tj's heart even before Tj met her.
Crystal came along with Tj to pick up Seren and looked at our available homrses as well, Crystal chose to give Holly a new home, we are happy to say that Seren and Holly are  going to the same facility, this is great for them since they have spent  numerous years together. Seren and Holly were rescued together and now are placed together.

Gem as well went to her new home where she is being pampered by Stephanie. She is back on the property that originally housed Lone Oak Rescue, though it is her first time there.

Jenny came out to visit us and found her new family horse in Scarlett. Scarlett will join another mare down the road from Jenny and be loved on by many family members. We are happy to say her new mom is spoiling her and already sending in updates!

We love to hear about our past horses and how they are doing, please send picture s or drop a note when you can, we so love to know they are loved and happy!

We still have several horse looking for their new homes, 
They are Chica, Rico, Robyn, Dante, Misty and Angel.

Chica is coming 3 nd is a sweet filly, she has had much ground work started and loves the attention.

Rico continues to rebuild trust and we are happy to say he is finally holding his weight.He is back under saddle, taking baby steps gaining his trust.

Dante has dropped weight with the change in weather so is back on additional supplements to get back those few pounds before the cold sets in. Dante is well broke and needs a small rider experienced with Arabians.

Robyn is our well broke quarter mare who still has more go that Whoa. She is an easy keeper and looking for that energetic rider who can match her energy!.

Misty continues her training, now being ground driven in anticipation of being under saddle. Patricia has made great strides in building trust with this once un handled mare.Misty is an easy keeper and a looker to boot!. Misty needs a person experienced with training to continue her progress.

Angel is still needing lots of attention to build trust and when worried she paces and weaves which makes it very hard to maintain her weight. It is a balance between keeping her moving, yet restricted to keep her weight on. She worries easily and fusses when her pasture mates are changed. Still she is a sweet mare and we are hoping to get her to the point of relaxing so we can easily maintain her feet and weight without the constant battle it is now.

In addition to the horses looking for their new homes we have numerous who will stay with the rescue.
We are always in need of extra hands to help with daily care, grooming exercise and general help. Give us a call or drop a line if you can join our efforts!

Monday, September 15, 2014

September 15 2014

It has been too quiet at the rescue and we are feeling the pinch more than just a little. There is always much attention to when we rescue and the threat of slaughter is imminent but our promise to each of these rescues is a new and a safe life. After recovery and until adoption they still require our time, care and attention all of which costs. We are barely keeping up and need to have help and reduce our horses or we will not be able to continue.

 I have always saved your donations for rescuing vs for help feeding and basic care. I feel responsible for each and every one of these horses but now I must ask for help. It is you, our supporters we are turning to to help us get through this very difficult time. The costs at this time to feed our current adoptable candidates and residents is $1500 a month.

We are starting a hay cube drive with our local feed store to help us through these next few months.


Please help feed the horses by donating through our 
PayPal link or gofundme.com 
or follow the link below
http://www.gofundme.com/ekau0s?pc=fb_cr
You can find us on both sites under Lone Oak Rescue                     

 Just $10 feeds 5 horses for a day!!!



Our adoption fees are now lowered to $250 on our remaining 8 horses for adoption. The remaining 11 will have a forever home at Lone Oak Rescue
Available for adoption

Seren- a 3 yr old un-broke grade quarter horse filly
 Chip- a green broke arabian gelding, in his early teens
 Chica, a halter broke two yr old filly quarter cross

Holly- a 7 yr old buckskin mare requires restarting
                                     
Misty- a 5 yr old grade mare,requires full training

Not pictured,    
Dante, a broke arabian gelding in his mid teens
  Rico- a broke TB gelding in his late teens
 Angel, a pasture pal mare who cannot be ridden