A Neglected Rescue Horse
Photo by Cindy Noll
Can anyone locate and rescue Bureau of Land Management (BLM) or feedlot horses?
Yes anyone can locate and rescue from feedlots and auctions which they do have titled BLM mustangs that end up on the feedlot. In fact, currently there are approximately 3 on a feedlot in Washington State.
Where do you find this information?
Facebook is a good start to find them, but a direct link that shows a few feedlots in Washington is http://auctionhorses.net/.
What about the fundraiser you are promoting to save two Paso Finos in Washington?
I was contacted by a fellow equine advocate about two Paso Finos that are in the Moses Lake feedlot last week to see if I could provide any assistance, and contact PFUR ( Paso Fino Urgent Rescue ), that I am a member of in their closed group. She told me that the two Paso Finos were still there and had been for 3 months. I originally had thought they had been saved when they were first listed 3 months ago. I'm now dedicating myself to help save the two Paso Finos and get them placed into a foster home in La Grande that my friend Kevin is providing while the rescue will handle the other aspects of their care. Eventually once they are ready; they will be up for adoption via PFUR.
What does horsemanship mean to you?
Horsemanship is a partnership between human and equine where a person learns to speak to a horse using their language which also teaches communication. It's like learning a whole new language and having patience with an open mind and heart. This is what horsemanship means to me.
Is there anything else you would like people to know about this issue?
Yes :-). I'd like to add an encouragement to horse owners that euthanasia is actually a kinder decision than auction/slaughter if the horse is lame, sickly, old age. Also that by adopting from a horse rescue they are saving two lives - a rescue horse finds a new home and makes a spot at the rescue for another rescue horse - and even helps the funding needed to either bail from a feedlot or save at auction.
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