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Recent SAFE News

Ruby Red

Ruby is a lucky horse who has an entire community behind her, pulling for her recovery! She got a visit today from one of her major benefactors, SAFE supporter Bernice S, who spent some time with our girl in the company of SAFE president Debi Shatos. Debi reports that Ruby’s outlook on life has definitely improved, and she has a sparkle in her eye that was not there last week. Turns out Ruby is a complete and total snuggle bug, who loves scratches and hugs. She wants to stand as close to you as possible at all times and will inch closer and closer if given the chance. One has to wonder how lonely it must have been for her to be shut away from view at her previous home.

Health-wise, Ruby seems to be improving, but she is far from being out of the woods. Her anemia has improved, but it’s not yet where we want to see it. She also has an elevated white blood count, which has Dr Mueller worried about infection, although right now, she’s not showing any signs of that. Her diarrhea is nearly cleared up and she’s consuming plenty of water now. Things are moving in the right direction, and we continue to feel optimistic that she will pull through.

But Ruby is still horribly, terribly thin. As you’ll see from these photos, she still has a long way to go to regain a normal body weight. She does have a surprisingly lovely coat of hair for a mare in her condition. She’s going to be stunning once she is healthy again.

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So many people have stepped up and donated to the SAFE Veterinary Fund to help us with Ruby’s considerable medical bills. We’d like to thank everyone who has contributed — it means a great deal to us to know that so many hearts went out to this poor mare. We hope you all will have a chance to visit Ruby when she is finally able to come home to Safe Harbor Stables. It’s our hope that she’ll be released from the vet hospital in time for our Open House on May 25, but it’s probably too early to predict at this point. We’ll keep you posted!



Trail Ride!

Volunteer Sara E rode Kat on a trail ride this weekend along with Terry and Skittles. Sara was able to compare this ride with one she and Kat went on a year ago. Not only does Kat know Sara better now and trusts her, she is also clearly feeling much better in her own body…

Unbridled Joy

Sara, who is SAFE’s Vice President and Adoption Manager, keeps in touch with many of our adopters through Facebook, and a few days ago, she saw this lovely photo, posted by Karen who adopted Zanadu from us. When Sara asked Karen about it, she received this beautiful explanation: “The name Unbridled Joy is actually the…

Skye is now cantering under saddle!

We are just delighted to share this video with you of Skye cantering under saddle! Huge thanks to Andrea Lucianna and everyone at Half Trak Farm for this wonderful work. Watch closely in the video and you’ll see SAFE alumni pony River (adopted by Jenny Lucianna) standing by to give his friend Skye a boost…

Handsome Atticus

Atticus is back at Safe Harbor these days, and he’s looking like a million bucks! He’s an exceptionally handsome Arab gelding, and now that he’s no longer bony and thin, he’s looking really good. He even has a cute little belly! Now that Atticus is healthy again, he is ready for a forever home of…