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Rain Rain Go Away

With the recent and ongoing deluge of rain rain rain rain rain, we get calls from people concerned about horses they see standing outside in water, getting wet. As horse people, we know that most horses, when given a dry shelter to stand in, will choose to stand outside so their owners can see exactly how miserable they are. BUT this does bring up a topic that could stand being reviewed from time to time: what do you do if there’s a horse in your area that you suspect is not being...

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Spending Some Time with Beauty

Beauty is doing great at SAFE. She has completed the intake process and has settled into the routine of the barn. Her dull starvation coat is shedding away and soon she will be shining like a copper penny. She is very gentle, likes attention and is a kind mare. She LOVES meal time and tells us with her sweet little nickers how much she wants her senior feed. Beauty needs to be on a all-grain diet due to the condition of her teeth but she can still can graze on grass. She loves other horses and...

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Training Update: Cyrus

Cyrus has finished his first month of professional training with Donohue Horsemanship and all reports are good. He is a good guy and is learning to be more accepting of the work. No major issues but at this time, but Cyrus will still need an experienced hand to help him continue on this positive...

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Fall City 40 Horses Update

If we’re being completely honest, taking on 24 wild horses in the dead of winter seemed like an impossible task, even to us. But we have successfully placed 11 of the seized horses into good homes with experiences handlers, and two more leave this week. That leaves 11 horses that are still available for adoption. Six of these horses are in foster homes where they are being handled, gentled, and halter-started. The other five are now at SAFE. We have handsome stallion Arty Shaw, and a...

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February Volunteer of the Month: Lisa Pascualy

February is a month to share the love. We are pleased to announce our February Volunteer of the Month is someone who we all love to be around, Wednesday PM Shift Lead all-star, Lisa Pascualy. Thank you for all the ways your share your compassion for horses and people, Lisa. And congratulations! Here is some interesting info about Lisa: How did you first get involved with horses? I assume most SAFE volunteers are like me and have loved horses for as long as they can remember. The first horse of...

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If Horses Could Have Dentures: Amelia’s Dental Update

We are now two months post-colic for Amelia and we’re pleased to say that she’s doing great! We haven’t seen any signs of pain from her for some time. Shortly after she returned from the hospital, we still saw minor signs of discomfort, but those have disappeared. Amelia still tries to eat her shavings if we bed her stall too heavily (meaning anymore than just enough to soak up urine), and she has recently decided that she wants to eat the wood fencing in her paddock....

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The Problem with Mara’s Eye

A few weeks ago, Mara’s left eye appeared to be hurting. She was squinting, had ocular discharge, and started trying to rub the pain away by scratching her head on the fence post. Dr. Renner from Rainland Farm came out to do an eye exam and found that she had a very large corneal ulceration and evidence of glaucoma and possible uveitis. He prescribed an antibiotic ointment to treat the ulcer and an anti-inflammatory to help with pain and swelling. Mara had almost immediate relief with...

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Special Volunteer Recognition: The Meisners

Gerry and Robbie Meisner retired to Roy, WA, after a lifetime in academia in Tennessee. Having learned everything they needed to know about horses at a wonderful rescue called Horse Haven Equine, and feeling grateful for the opportunity to rescue their horses: CeCe and Tacoma, they felt the need to give back to the community which had given them so much. In October of 2014 they set out to find a rescue where they could donate their time. For almost 6 years, this amiable couple has been driving...

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Farley Gets a Forever Home

We are happy to announce that Mr. Farley has found his FOREVER home! He joined SAFE Alum Pyrrha and the two have hit it off. When Pyrrha’s pasturemate passed away, she was doing ok but having a buddy is an important thing for herd animals. We are glad that she accepted Farley as her new pal. All seems well and the two seniors are enjoying the good life. They can be found eating near each other and taking naps together in the field. We couldn’t be more thankful to Sandy and her family for...

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SAFE 2018 Annual Report
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Rain Rain Go Away

With the recent and ongoing deluge of rain rain rain rain rain, we get calls from people concerned about horses they see standing outside in water, getting wet. As horse people, we know that most horses, when given a dry shelter to stand in, will...

read more

Spending Some Time with Beauty

Beauty is doing great at SAFE. She has completed the intake process and has settled into the routine of the barn. Her dull starvation coat is shedding away and soon she will be shining like a copper penny. She is very gentle, likes attention and is...

read more

Training Update: Cyrus

Cyrus has finished his first month of professional training with Donohue Horsemanship and all reports are good. He is a good guy and is learning to be more accepting of the work. No major issues but at this time, but Cyrus will still need an...

read more

Fall City 40 Horses Update

If we’re being completely honest, taking on 24 wild horses in the dead of winter seemed like an impossible task, even to us. But we have successfully placed 11 of the seized horses into good homes with experiences handlers, and two more leave...

read more

February Volunteer of the Month: Lisa Pascualy

February is a month to share the love. We are pleased to announce our February Volunteer of the Month is someone who we all love to be around, Wednesday PM Shift Lead all-star, Lisa Pascualy. Thank you for all the ways your share your compassion...

read more

The Problem with Mara’s Eye

A few weeks ago, Mara’s left eye appeared to be hurting. She was squinting, had ocular discharge, and started trying to rub the pain away by scratching her head on the fence post. Dr. Renner from Rainland Farm came out to do an eye exam and...

read more

Special Volunteer Recognition: The Meisners

Gerry and Robbie Meisner retired to Roy, WA, after a lifetime in academia in Tennessee. Having learned everything they needed to know about horses at a wonderful rescue called Horse Haven Equine, and feeling grateful for the opportunity to rescue...

read more

Farley Gets a Forever Home

We are happy to announce that Mr. Farley has found his FOREVER home! He joined SAFE Alum Pyrrha and the two have hit it off. When Pyrrha’s pasturemate passed away, she was doing ok but having a buddy is an important thing for herd animals. We are...

read more

SAFE 2018 Annual Report
PDF now available for download