Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay, October, 2015. That's Scout in the arena.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Joe's blog today, December 22, 2009

If you have time, go over to Joe's blog this morning. Here's the link: www.tbfriends.com
He talks about how a Mexico-slaughter bound trailer stopped by his place. All those eyes staring at him. So little money...so many horses. He was able to rescue three of them. One man, with 3 horses on lead ropes and a LONG walk up his driveway. But, a little girl and her mom stopped by just then. Each of them grabbed a horse and a lead rope. And, three lives were spared. But, he can't get the image of all those other doomed eyes staring, begging for their lives.

Oh, gosh! This just tears at my heart. So many, many horses. WHAT can we do? How many Quads were on that trailer? How many Beautys? How many Calis? How many Gigondas'? How many wonderful horses were on that doomed trailer? I do what I can, but it is a drop in the bucket. So many doomed eyes...I once saw a trailer full of doomed horses on the Interstate, up by Reno. I saw a horse's tail flowing out of it (yes, it was a double decker)...probably headed for Canada. I screamed, I yelled, I cried. What could I do? It was horrible. I don't know how Joe does it day after day, so I'm sending him a card with a check. I know he won't get it by Christmas, but he'll get it after Christmas and that's okay. So many horses...

3 comments:

Cactus Jack Splash said...

So heart breaking to know that there are so many unwanted horses. I always think that each one of those trailers carry a horse that could be a horse that could work a miracle in some child's life.

Cheryl Ann said...

You are so right! Look what a difference all our horses have made in our lives, and ALL of ours are rescues! I just shudder when I think of all the wonderful, wonderful horses that go to slaughter.

arlene said...

I cannot bring myself to think about those horses because I'd go insane. I know now tonight I will have bad dreams. I will write more letters to politicians etc and do my best to stop the transportation of horses for slaughter. How could anyone do that to a horse? I hate being apart of the human race sometimes.