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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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Next steps for Sampson

Next steps for Sampson

i Jun 25, 2017 by Tiffany Ring

One of our very special adoptable horses, Sampson, has started the next step of his life. Sampson has been a borderline rehab horse, with severe insecurity and trust issues. What we know of his history is heartbreaking - Sampson was actually in another rescue's program, but when adopted out he was bounced from home to home when the rescue wouldn't[...]

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Ash is done with rehab!

Ash is done with rehab!

i May 07, 2017 by Tiffany Ring

Yesterday was yearling Ash's SIX MONTH anniversary of his surgery ... and officially the end of his rehab period. To celebrate he attended an event at Petco where he met many, many people, and got to go from his little pen out to the paddock the other babies including Arden are living in. I took video but he didn't do anything fun, just wandered[...]

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ASPCA Grant Awarded to Help with ISPMB Seizure Costs

ASPCA Grant Awarded to Help with ISPMB Seizure Costs

i Feb 22, 2017 by Tiffany Ring

As most of you know, Gentle Spirit Horses has been working hard after taking in 17 unhandled, thin, wormy mustangs from the ISPMB neglect and seizure situation in Lantry, SD this fall, which amounted to a 50% increase in horses in our care at our South Dakota location. This also has lead to increased expenses which are ongoing as we have x-rays,[...]

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A Moment of Contentment and Relaxation

A Moment of Contentment and Relaxation

i Jan 05, 2017 by Tiffany Ring

The lovely sorrel mare gave me a moment today that reminded us WHY we do this and a reminder of why we have a policy of treating each horse individually. You see, that's Vanessa. She's a 6-8 (best estimate) year old mustang mare who came from the ISPMB neglect situation. As we've stated, when faced with 800+ horses that needed help, we made the[...]

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Welcome the Lucky 8 from the ISPMB Seizure

Welcome the Lucky 8 from the ISPMB Seizure

i Oct 31, 2016 by Tiffany Ring

For a background and information on the current county impoundment and pending seizure of the horses at the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs & Burros,
please read this series: From Salvation to Starvation: How a Wild Horse Crusader's Dream Went Bad.

Welcome the lucky 8 from ISPMB who made it on our trailers yesterday and came[...]

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