We have the arena and round pens in place. We have a separate quarantine area for new intakes, two at a time, and we have a mustang barn and custom pens for the mustang program.
The red barn has been upgraded to the mustang facility, complete with custom 7 ft corrals.
It is a key component to the mustang program we started participating in last June. We are taking in unhanded mustangs from the BLM (Bureau of land management ) and through the Mustang Heritage Foundation are TIP training these mustangs so they are ready for adoption. They come to us unhandled and are gentled and trained to lead, groom, tied, load and pickup their feet. They are then available through the Mustang Heritage Foundation to adopt for a fee of $125. The fee received from the TIP training, is donated to the rescue for the care of these and all the horses at Lone Oak.
Nevada and Levi were the first two horses to come through the TIP program here at Lone Oak. They have both been adopted and have gone to their new homes. Emmett was next, he has been adopted and will go out following his farrier visit. Cassanova and Spirit were the last two, both are still at the rescue but have pending adopters, Cass is almost finished his training, and Spirit is still early in the gentling process. If you are interested in adoption a mustang and having us do the TIP training please contact me. we will have openings in February.
We have yet to rebuild our 8 stall barn which was relocated to make room for the arena, unfortunately our helpers had a personal crisis so it was delayed and now we are delayed further due to weather. It and our hay barn repairs are the two major projects for this spring.
We are also constructing a solid round pen to aid in gentling the mustangs and for first rides on the horses in training.
We currently have numerous senior horses who will live out their lives here as well as a slow but steady influx of rescues and mustangs. We always in need extra hands for care and maintenance of horses and of course the fun office work behind the scenes. We really need another hand to help with the computer blog and Facebook updates, computer knowledge is essential. We ask for your support in any way you are able, financially we are always in need, and are looking for sponsors for our new intakes, their initial rescue and recovery and follow up care. Please contact us for helping at the rescue and donations may be made through our Paypal account.
As always we thank you for your support, and looking forward great success stories in 2017.
|Nevada and Levi at the BLM holding facility.|
|Nevada with his new mom post adoption|
|Levi with his new mom and dad|
|Lacey with Clayton|
|Jack is back under saddle and available for adoption|
|Jack waiting to be saddled|
Our first rescue of 2017 is a sweet Appaloosa we've named Dustin. He needs groceries, and then will be evaluated for training and available for adoption. His winter coat and color hides the fact that he is underweight, but hands on tell a different story, no worries Dustin, you'll get fat and happy this year!
|Dustin on arrival|
|Dustin getting some grazing time in|
|Dustin having a rest|
Two new permanent additions to the rescue, just here for love and attention, ok we can do that!
|These are two senior geldings, Puck and Opie|
|Katie giving Puck some good grooming|
|Opie is a handsome fella under all that mane|