Lancaster County is horse country.
We may not have many famous stables but we do have a lot of
smaller stables and many, many horses.
With the Amish community using horses for
driving their buggies and the many riding stables
there often comes a problem.
For many reasons.
It is often surprising to inexperienced horse lovers
to find out how expensive it is to maintain a horse.
Whether you are paying for board or
simply food and vet bills this is not an cheap
Often the reality of the expense
results in the need for emergency
rescues of very nice horses.
Of course there are many other reasons
why a horse would end up in need of a new home
but whatever the case whenever possible
Noble Hill Rescue takes them in and works
very hard to find Foster and Permanent homes for
the needy horses and ponies.
volunteers at Noble Hill Rescue.
Saturday they held a horse clinic.
Warren and I stopped by to visit and support this good cause.
We met the horses up for adoption.
|Calmly taking it all in.|
|We were happy to see new stalls in the barn. Additional space for more horses.|
|Each horse had its own description. This was one of the oldest horses available for adoption.|
|Dreaming of a new home?|
|Another horse was being brought out and they were very interested in what was happening!|
|The source of their interest......|
|Georgia with a tall horse. I love how high he holds his head.|
|Whitey is a thoroughbred and was nervous with all of the attention. We hoped he would enjoy the apple but he just sniffed it a couple of times and pranced off.|
|Volunteers are essential at rescues such as this. The work is hard but the rewards are great.|
|Preparing for the horse parade. They were about to be shown off to prospective adopters.|
|Since these guys weren't up for adoption on this day they got to stay in the pasture.|
|Beautiful acres to graze and be ridden.|
We kept seeing this little sweetie as we took our tour. She was enjoying the horses,
the chickens and even the kitty who was hanging out in the barn.
Her mother wants her to have riding lessons when she is old enough.
I think she will love that!!
Horse clinics and expos are wonderful places to take your children
to introduce them to farms and large animals.
You never know, it might just become a life long interest for them.
This woman is a horse masseuse.
She was interesting to watch and listen to.
Horses who are ridden or driven end up with muscle
pains and strains.
This lady knows how to identify the lumps, bumps and
stiff muscles and work them out.
She gave a thorough demonstration on Tony.
|Very, very interested in the camera!|
|While not up for adoption on Saturday this horse was extremely friendly and didn't want us to leave.|
We had a wonderful time.
I would encourage you to check out this horse rescue or one near you
if you have any interest in learning more.
Ways you can help:
Volunteer your time
Donate your cash
Spread the word
Donate others cash....Fund Raise