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What to do about ticks?

We recently had a horse come into our rescue with hundreds of ticks.  This prompted us to do some research about the best approach to eliminate them.  There are many recommendations and we do not discredit any of them.  This is just what we did and what worked for this specific horse.

If the ticks are a few, they can be removed by hand.  It is recommended not to twist them, but rather to use firm, straight backward pressure.  Twisting can result in the head remaining in the horse, causing infection and disease.  A tick comb may be quite useful.

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Adam UPDATE

Adam was adopted from here back in 09 after we brought him back to health. He was rescued from a dreadful place in the north county along with 4 others. He went to his new home and was ridden on a ranch and has had good care. He was recently returned because he needed surgery.

We had the surgery done, he has recovered well and is now in need of a forever home.

A forever home is one where you will be responsible for his care for his lifetime. If he needs a medical procedure it is your job to do that, not ours. Financially this has put us in a very tight spot, but the kind actions of a lady called Linn has taken away that pressure. Thank you Linn.

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Panels or round pen wanted for flying P.S. trainer.

We are in dire need of panels or a 60 ft round pen. We had one, but the girls at the shelter had so many horses in last year they needed panels for holding pens. They borrowed mine and won’t give it back. How rude is that? But I love them all so they will get away with it just this once.

I was lunging and training with a long line, then Auggie came. The 1650lb Clydesdale cross thug with the bulldozer attitude…and he yanked me off my feet and I found out what it felt like to fly…awesome.  Landing… not so hot, but flying is fun. I had better not try him again until I Read More >

New and Improved Web Site is now active.

Thanks to Werner at Wrinkledog Inc. we now have a functional Web Site that we can keep current and full of new information.  The donation page works so if you would like please check it out we would be sooo grateful.  All the best from the Project Spirit Team, and Happy New Year.

 

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Spirit Update

These pictures are very distressing, but it was the spirit of this mare that made us decide to build the stable named after her. She was frozen to the ground, and still alive when these pictures were taken. We had the vet shoot her where she lay. This mare still haunts me, and the anger stayed with me for a long time. Wise words from recovering nicely and about two thirds of her body is now helped me change it into a positive force, to do better next time, and try to see this never happened again. We decided to move forward and build this little stable in her memory.Read More >