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#ThursdayThoughts: Closed for Intakes

#ThursdayThoughts: Closed for Intakes

i Jan 04, 2018 by Tiffany Ring

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?

Officially, that means right now we are at a higher capacity than we'd like to be - we have more horses to care for then we'd like. Our limits are in place[...]

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Goodbye, Gleska

Goodbye, Gleska

i Dec 30, 2017 by Tiffany Ring

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.

Gleska, which means "spotted" in Lakota and is pronounced "Gleshka", came in to GSH two years ago as a gangly yearling along with his friends Ina, Mato, Tahni, and our resident mini, Chikala ("Cola"). They came from the[...]

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Jazz & Jackie visit the vet

Jazz & Jackie visit the vet

i Dec 21, 2017 by Tiffany Ring

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.

Today we took in Jazz and Jackie to have their teeth checked out. Ally was supposed to go with but didn't want to load and fighting that[...]

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Photos Tell a Story ... Any Story!

Photos Tell a Story ... Any Story!

i Oct 27, 2017 by Tiffany Ring

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.

Worried. Things have to Change.

i Oct 25, 2017 by Tiffany Ring

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.

I looked around the barn tonight[...]

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It’s October - Time for Adoption Updates!

It’s October - Time for Adoption Updates!

i Oct 10, 2017 by Tiffany Ring

It's October which means it's time to hear from our adoptive family! Per your adoption contract, you agreed to send in photos and updates every April and October. We love seeing how well you are all doing and are always willing to help if there is a need. And remember, your horse always has a safety net with us ... and cannot be rehomed without[...]

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Check out Rachel’s Progress with her Hoof Rehab!

Check out Rachel’s Progress with her Hoof Rehab!

i Oct 07, 2017 by Tiffany Ring

Our farrier posted a quick "first trim vs now" about Rachel's hooves that made me want to share quickly what we see, and what we do. Sometimes it's easy to forget where we started and how much of a difference we can make with your support!

Rachel was one of the very first horses that came in to GSH through the ISPMB neglect and seizure case last[...]

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Faith is done with her rehab and ready for a home!

Faith is done with her rehab and ready for a home!

i Oct 06, 2017 by Tiffany Ring

After five months of stall rest due to a broken coffin bone, four of them with a shoe for stability, Faith has earned turnout in one of our paddocks.

Faith was a previously adopted horse who returned to GSH this spring as she wasn't a good fit for what her adopter's needed. She was delivered to GSH extremely lame and in need of a trim. The[...]

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Let’s talk rapid growth and contracted tendons… Erin’s story

Let’s talk rapid growth and contracted tendons… Erin’s story

i Oct 04, 2017 by Tiffany Ring

While we were in Wyoming for Hamilton's procedures, we received a frantic set of text messages and videos regarding Erin. After several months of rehab for the starvation she had suffered, she'd finally turned the corner and was growing and packing on weight very quickly. In fact, too quickly, as she was now showing symptoms of contracted tendons[...]

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Babysitters Wanted! Adopt or Foster a young horse today!

Babysitters Wanted! Adopt or Foster a young horse today!

i Jul 18, 2017 by Tiffany Ring

Everyone loves babies, right? GSH considers every horse under 3 a baby since we start them under saddle at three. That doesn't mean they don't learn things or have training, but it's age appropriate prior to that.

We love our babies and have a hard time imagining them elsewhere. But the truth is babies just are hard to adopt out. Everyone wants[...]

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