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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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Hope's Adoption Makes Dreams Come True

Hope was the fourth horse to head out on her trial adoption today ... and she made her adopter's life long dream of owning a horse come true!

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#ThursdayThoughts: Closed for Intakes

Gentle Spirit Horses is temporarily closed for intakes. We aren't even maintaining a waiting list right now due to the amount of horses we have and the ones in foster. But what does that mean?

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Goodbye, Gleska

Yesterday, we had to say goodbye to a young friend, Gleska. At just three and a half years old, this one kind of blindsided us.

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Jazz & Jackie Visit the Vet

Happy first day of winter! Snow and cold is blowing in across South Dakota so we're ready for it! All the seniors, babies that need/allowed it, and the horses who struggle with the cold are blanketed and ready.

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#ThursdayThoughts: Photos Tell a Story - Any Story!

I want to discuss something that is very important to us, and that is the power of social media in animal rescue, both good and bad. Social media has made it easy to share animal neglect, and has done some very amazing things in cases of neglect. At the same time, it can be manipulated and used to paint just about any picture you want to paint.

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Worried. Things Have to Change.

It's been a long day.

We got news today that one of our major granting sources is not able to fund us this coming year. While we hadn't *really* counted on it (you can't count on grants) ... in the back of my mind the fear of our hay fund being so low was eased some by the thought of that grant.

Now I'm scared.

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