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Volunteer of the Month: Nikki Skillern

Volunteer of the Month: Nikki Skillern

Congratulations and a HUGE thank you to our June Volunteer of the Month, Nikki Skillern! Nikki has been part of SAFE since March 2020. She started at the beginning of the pandemic and we are thrilled she stuck it out. The Saturday PM team is lucky to have her as a Co Shift Lead and she arrives early to be a Barn Assist and help the staff with feeding horses and turn in. If that wasn’t enough she…

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A home for Razin

A home for Razin

We all felt the hope that the new year would bring us once 2020 was in the rear-view mirror. Of course, that took more time than most of us would have liked, but for a few horses at SAFE, 2021 was a start to a new, positive life. Razin and two other mares arrived at SAFE just five days after the start of the year. They had been living unhandled and severely neglected, suffering from overgrown…

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Alumni Update: Ruckus

Alumni Update: Ruckus

We recently checked in with Ruckus’ adopter, Jacquie. She said he sure is a smart boy. They’ve been working with a driving apparatus and are hoping to add a cart in the future.

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Assessing Artie

Assessing Artie

Artie’s start to life was different than most horses, even compared to most horses that arrive at SAFE. He was a stallion before his arrival and spent his time in a fairly small space having to protect his little herd of mares and foals. He was most likely constantly defending himself from other stallions. It is no wonder that Artie struggles with having things come from behind him and above his…

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Training Update on Lucca

Training Update on Lucca

Lucca has been at SAFE for about six weeks. Aries, the horse she arrived with, and her came to SAFE without medical issues, so we were able to start training immediately after their 14 day quarantine. Terry, our Operations Director, recently starting riding Lucca and here is what she had to say about her. “Lucca’s biggest hurdles are learning go through the transitions, walk trot and canter, and…

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Training Update on Aries

Training Update on Aries

Aries has been at SAFE for about six weeks. Lucca, the horse she arrived with, and her came to SAFE without medical issues, so we were able to start training immediately after their 14 day quarantine. Terry, our Operations Director, recently starting riding Aries and here is what she had to say about her. “Aries has a bit of trouble. She gets tight and braces when the energy is raised. Her feet…

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Meet Domino!

Meet Domino!

Domino arrived last Thursday and unloaded from the trailer like a champ. He checked out his surroundings as Terry led him across the property to our quarantine paddock. These paddocks are purposely away from the rest of the herd, but it seemed lonely to be so far away from any other horses. Luckily, our staff had set up his paddock so we could give him a friend. They would still have enough…

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Anderson Picks His Person

Anderson Picks His Person

When Terry met Ari, she knew immediately that she had found Anderson’s person. Right after she met with Ari, Anderson’s soon to be adopter, she told a small group of us in the barn and we all squealed with excitement. For those of us who know Anderson know that he doesn’t always have “nice” ears, even though he is a sweet boy. Upon meeting Ari for the first time, his ears were forward the whole…

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A Beauty-ful Life

A Beauty-ful Life

Our Beauty has been adopted! When she arrived at SAFE in late 2019, under the gloom of November skies, it was immediately clear that Beauty had also seen brighter days. Her chestnut coat was rough and patchy from malnourishment, and her teeth were in poor condition, so much so that it was decided she would have to be fed an all-grain diet to reduce her risk of choking. However, it quickly became…

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Our Patient Mac

Our Patient Mac

Mac has been on stall rest for 5 weeks now. He has become so patient with the bandage changes that he doesn’t need any sedation. The vet has changed his bandage about 8 or more times and now the staff can change the wrap every 3 days and the vet will come check it every 10 days. The wound looks good, but we are watching for more granulation in the center. The outside of the wound has a nice…

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