Welcome to Project Spirit
We have DYNAMITE horses!
from August 2010
Would you look at this??? This is the most amazing group of San Francisco gals ever. They decided to make up a program for our horses winter long johns, and put their “Parkas for Ponies” sign with big boxes at several stables around their area. This was the day they picked them up…their car was so stuffed they couldn’t get any more in. What a show of horse people caring for horses, no matter where they are. We were in tears at this program, these girls and their fellow horse people jumped in with both feet to help. We at Project Spirit send HUGE thanks to every single person who donated their blankets to our rescues, and to Nicole, Amy and Kendall for all of your hard work and good “Spirits”!!!
We have volunteers who come to help us and this is our latest, Sarah. She cleans stalls and grooms for us. What a great kid. We will add more pictures here as we can so they get the kudos they deserve.
We were called by two very kind people recently, both had very lovely horses that were in dire need of good homes, one due to owner health, one to loss of the horses home. We drove to Portland to pick up Whimsy, (she was to be euthanised if a home was not found immediately) a liver chestnut racking horse, and to Grants Pass to pick up Cherokee, a wonderful paint mare.
Poppet came to us very thin, a serious pain in her hip, and covered in hives. She was a well cared for horse most of her life, then suddenly starved, and so stressed she became depressed and the hives came. Normal treatment did not work, the vet put her on an intense treatment to try and get her system back to normal. She is recovering nicely and about two thirds of her body is now free of her lumps and bumps, and a full recovery is expected.
These pictures are very distressing, but it was the spirit of this mare that made us decide to build the stable named after her. She was frozen to the ground, and still alive when these pictures were taken. We had the vet shoot her where she lay. This mare still haunts me, and the anger stayed with me for a long time. Wise words from my friend and helper Linda B. helped me change it into a positive force, to do better next time, and try to see this never happened again. We decided to move forward and build this little stable in her memory.