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It is not whether your words or actions are tough or gentle; it is the spirit behind your actions and words that announces your inner state.

Rene Char

A collection of our thoughts, tips and tricks, resources, training and adoption news, and pretty much everything that crosses our mind!

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A Look Back at Sumner

This year for Gentle Spirit Horses was crazy to say the least. It seems that every year GSH gets a bit more well known, a bit more wide spread and bit more needed for the horses we help. I personally hope that things continue to grow but not because we are needed, but because of the generous people that support our little rescue in everyday little (and sometimes big) ways.  The following is the story of the Sumner Rescue that really did define most of our year and was shaped by the brave volunteers and generous donators that let us help the horses involved.

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RIP Shamall 1980-2011

One of our permanent residents, Shamall, was lost to us today due to old age.   He would have been 31 next month - and one of our Sanctuary residents.

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New Homes for New Year’s

With the exception of Aries, one of the buckskin Morgan stallions, all 41 of the Morgans we placed in the last six weeks will be in their new homes for the New Year.  Please take a look at our Available Horses page as they would all like new homes for the new year as well!

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Morgan Update - Beating the storm

Jumping Jack was first - his new owner Annie came and picked him up herself and took him back to his new home, where the vet came out to beat the weather and gelded him last night!  He's in an indoor arena, recovering and out of the weather, with food, water, and someone who will love him like no other!

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Brandy’s Story: A Mama’s Goodbye

Written by Nina Ring about the experiences of sending the first group of the Morgan Rescue Effort off to their new homes. Specifically about the mare named Brandy and her 2 year old daughter Gretchen. As told by Tiffany Ring, the lady angel.  Photo copyright Barbara O'Brien.  Brandy is the one in the middle, Gretchen is the bay to the left.

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The Mare in the Middle

Barbara O'Brien has written a lovely essay about her experience photographing the Morgans and the one who caught her heart.

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