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#ThankfulThursday - Water
The staff at GSH want to take a moment each Thursday to thank our supporters for all their help throughout the year.
This Thursday we want to recognize everyone who helped us fundraise to put in automatic, heated waterers at our new location for the horses. In our winters, heated waters are a necessity, and water is life. After a very wet summer, our trenchers are finally here and laying lines to get them installed!
Another of our seniors decided it was time to move on to the herd in the sky tonight. Twenty-five year old Dudley was found, gone, in the shelter at evening checks tonight. He showed no signs of struggle or pain, just simply laid down and died.
Belle is one month old!
Baby Belle is one month old today! Both Dixie and Belle are doing well. Belle is growing like a weed and Dixie is staying at a good weight.
Have You Ever Frosted a Donkey?
Fun fact: Donkeys do not have the same nerve endings in their legs as horses so when a fly bites or lands on them they do not stomp to get them off! This leads to sore fly eaten legs...
One of the Greats is Gone - Goodbye, Tommy
Tommy, our gorgeous big lug of a QH, 24 years old with Wobbles, loyal and kind, founder of the Bug Club, teacher of many a "bug" - a small child on his big, 16.2 hand back, dorky wobbly boy with quirks, originator of the "naughty name" and "Tommy Temper Tantrums" ... and all around wonderful boy who has graced our lives for the past twelve years, passed away in the blink of an eye this afternoon in pasture. One minute he was fine, the next he was gone. He didn't suffer; he left that for us.
GSH Assists Kingsbury County with Seizure of 33 Horses
On February 6, 2019, our crew, local help, and the Kingsbury County Sheriff department facilitated the seizure and removal of 33 horses near Lake Preston, SD. It is snowing, the temperature is 3, feels like/wind chill of -13, and many of the horses are unhandled.