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The Limelight Pet Project Features Beauty

Thanks to The Limelight Pet Project for featuring Beauty! The Limelight Pet Project is a campaign local to Washington that shines a light on harder-to-adopt pets and the people who help them. We were excited to see Beauty this month on Q13 FOX. Here’s the article and segment on Q13 FOX: And a full version of Terry telling Beauty’s story: Limelight took some lovely photos of Beauty when they were out,…

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October Volunteer of the Month: Michayla Conrad

How and when did you first get involved with horses? Do you have one now you want to tell us about? I grew up with horses and spent almost every day with them until I became allergic when I was around 11 years old. The reactions I would have were pretty severe, but they have since calmed down to the point where I can volunteer at SAFE without having any health concerns (yay!). I do not currently have a horse, so I live vicariously through my sister who has a ranch out in Colorado and is living…

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Friendship Lights Our World!

Our barn bathroom was sad. It had a hole in the ceiling. It was unsightly and a bit drafty. Friends of SAFE to the rescue! SAFE Saturday Volunteer, Sarah McGarr, asked her talented friend, Andrew Perti to come and take a look. Andrew grabbed his tools and went right to work. With Jeanne’s help and a few trips to the hardware store- our barn bathroom is beautiful and whole! Not only did he plaster the ceiling but painted the entire room. Then while waiting for things to dry he repaired the…

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A Virtual Visit with Bowie

In lieu of in-person site visits, we’ve been conducting virtual follow ups with adopted SAFE horses. A SAFE volunteer spoke by phone with Pat, who adopted Bowie. Pat had this to say about her handsome horse: “He is so very happy. If you remember, this is the horse that was lame when we took him home. I firmly said I was not bringing home a lame horse and then fell in love and brought him home anyway. Injections of high powered antibiotics and anti inflammatories did the work that glue on shoes…

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Checking in with Gunnar

In lieu of in-person site visits, we’ve been conducting virtual follow ups with adopted SAFE horses. A SAFE volunteer spoke by phone with Carrie, who adopted Gunnar as a companion for her riding horse, Bryce. Gunnar can’t be ridden but he still gets to show off the groundwork skills he learned at SAFE with Carrie on a regular basis. His health is good, apart from an ongoing battle with scratches that Carrie has been treating. All in all, it’s a happy retirement for this handsome SAFE…

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Adoption Announcement: Cassidy!

With happy tears, we watched Cassidy load up and head to her new home. Her adopter Bri is simply amazing. This is a true love story. Bri visited SAFE last fall and met Cassidy but recognized there was some important foundation work to be done before Cassidy would be ready as a riding partner. Bri came back this summer and proved open and willing to meet Cassidy where she was and support her going forward as she develops into a mature riding horse. These two make a wonderful pair! Bri will…

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Adoption Announcement: Remy

We are thrilled to report Remy is home and settling in well. Adopter and SAFE Wednesday AM volunteer, Jessica, has bonded with Remy over the last few weeks. They had a ton of great changes and the pair is ready for their next chapter to begin. Remy is going to be Jessica’s groundwork partner and companion to her riding horse Soldier. Jessica has set up a great support team for her and her equine partners! We wish them all the best as they build their relationship together. Jessica has already…

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Adoptions: Current Status and Quick Guide to Some Frequently Ask Questions

Here are a few answers to frequently asked questions we get at SAFE about adoptions: 9/18/2020: Due to the smoke inhalation from wildfires our horses have recently experienced in the Pacific Northwest, we have currently CLOSED all riding horse visits and adoptions. We hope all our horses have an easy recovery but need to give them the time required to heal before working them. Our vets recommend a 4–6‑week recovery time.  We are able to continue to adopt our companions…

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In Memory: Buddy

I’m sorry to have to tell everyone that we lost Buddy last week. He was discovered down at night check by our volunteer with his hind legs caught under the fence. He got himself up while she went to call for help, but he was in a lot of distress. He was covered in sweat, and very unsteady on his feet. When he threw himself back down and started rolling from side to side, it was clear that we were dealing with a serious colic. His elevated heart rate showed he was in quite a lot of pain. The…

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Poor Air Quality: All Riding Horses Adoptions on Hold

Well, this was not the end of summer we were hoping for! Wildfires in Washington and Oregon have severely compromised the air quality in our area, so we’ve made the following decisions regarding our horses: All riding adoptions are on hold. No showing, no visits, and no riding horses are being worked now and for at least 2 weeks AFTER air quality is back to “good”. We can then resume showing horses 2 weeks after we resume training. Long story short, at a minimum we are looking at a month…

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The Limelight Pet Project Features Beauty

Thanks to The Limelight Pet Project for featuring Beauty! The Limelight Pet Project is a campaign local to Washington that shines a light on harder-to-adopt pets and the people who help them. We were excited to see Beauty this month on Q13 FOX.…

October Volunteer of the Month: Michayla Conrad

How and when did you first get involved with horses? Do you have one now you want to tell us about? I grew up with horses and spent almost every day with them until I became allergic when I was around 11 years old. The reactions I would have were…

Friendship Lights Our World!

Our barn bathroom was sad. It had a hole in the ceiling. It was unsightly and a bit drafty. Friends of SAFE to the rescue! SAFE Saturday Volunteer, Sarah McGarr, asked her talented friend, Andrew Perti to come and take a look. Andrew grabbed his…

A Virtual Visit with Bowie

In lieu of in-person site visits, we’ve been conducting virtual follow ups with adopted SAFE horses. A SAFE volunteer spoke by phone with Pat, who adopted Bowie. Pat had this to say about her handsome horse: “He is so very happy. If you remember,…

Checking in with Gunnar

In lieu of in-person site visits, we’ve been conducting virtual follow ups with adopted SAFE horses. A SAFE volunteer spoke by phone with Carrie, who adopted Gunnar as a companion for her riding horse, Bryce. Gunnar can’t be ridden but he still…

Adoption Announcement: Cassidy!

With happy tears, we watched Cassidy load up and head to her new home. Her adopter Bri is simply amazing. This is a true love story. Bri visited SAFE last fall and met Cassidy but recognized there was some important foundation work to be done…

Adoption Announcement: Remy

We are thrilled to report Remy is home and settling in well. Adopter and SAFE Wednesday AM volunteer, Jessica, has bonded with Remy over the last few weeks. They had a ton of great changes and the pair is ready for their next chapter to begin. Remy…

In Memory: Buddy

I’m sorry to have to tell everyone that we lost Buddy last week. He was discovered down at night check by our volunteer with his hind legs caught under the fence. He got himself up while she went to call for help, but he was in a lot of distress.…

Poor Air Quality: All Riding Horses Adoptions on Hold

Well, this was not the end of summer we were hoping for! Wildfires in Washington and Oregon have severely compromised the air quality in our area, so we’ve made the following decisions regarding our horses: All riding adoptions are on hold. No…

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