Wednesday, December 28, 2011

December 25th, 2011

Again, happy holidays from Hytyme Equine Rescue!

Jim made a series of really neat videos of all the horses being fed some treats for Christmas. Here they are:

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We hope your holidays were fabulous, and we are looking forward to another great year of helping horses and people! Enjoy the videos of the Hytyme horses!

Speaking of which, right before Christmas, Jim stopped at the post office to pick up the mail. Inside was a check from Nike and Global Giving, which matches Nike employees' donations, and it was for $817! Hooray! What a fantastic gift, and what a fantastic program! A million thank yous to Michelle, our favorite carrot lady who set up this program with Nike. Thank you so much! What a great Christmas! 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

December 24th, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Check out this video of a wonderful donation and a message from Jim!

All is well out at the barn, and we had another awesome sponsor step up to help out Rosa this year.  She also brought a bag of senior feed. Thank you to long-time Hytyme friend and adopter, Julie Hart! If you haven't done so, you must check out Julie's great kids' book about horse rescue--and it features Hytyme Equine Rescue! Here's the link to the Barnes and Noble page:
Miss Molly Mare, by Julie Anne Hart
Thank you again, Julie, for all your help and your generous donation!

Also, Dr. Rosario from Eagle Fern Equine Hospital came by the barn to deliver a new 2012 calendar and a bunch of horse treats. Thank you, Eagle Fern!!

So, we hope you all have a great holiday and enjoy the time with your families, both human and horse alike!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

December 21st, 2011

Happy holidays from everyone at Hytyme! 

We've got a new idea for mixing up these blog posts. This one is from December 18th, and it's a video update from Jim.

It's been a fun week out at the barns with good weather! All the regular volunteers and boarders have been spending time with their favorite horses. Chuck came on Tuesday to trim feet. We've (humans and horses!) been enjoying the delicious treats donated last week. Chocolates, apples, horse treats--all delightful!

Also, for those of you who know Peanut Butter Boy, you know that he has a very sad tail. Well, it just might be growing...

Friday, December 16, 2011

December 16th, 2011

Apologies for the delay in new posts--it seemed like Thanksgiving was just a few days ago, but we're already well into December. We've all been enjoying the dry weather (even though the temperatures have been very cold!). It's nice to have frozen mud instead of soupy mud. 
Here's some recent news:

We'd like to welcome several new volunteers. Bonnie and Chelsie came out and mucked stalls. They tackled Granny and Sue's stall, which is no easy task. Those big horses can sure make a mess! Also, Ana is a new volunteer as well, and she spent her first cold day out at the barn meeting the horses and getting a feel for the place. She is interested in working with Rose, a nice Arabian mare who desperately needs a human friend. Welcome, Ana, Bonnie, and Chelsie! We're glad to have you around! 

Also, Emily from the Oregonian came out with carrots, took lots of pictures, and interviewed Jim for an upcoming article. She's also planning on volunteering, so we'll be very excited to see more of her out at the barn! 

Kassi made up some wonderfully adorable Christmas cards to send to our sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring a horse for $10 a month, please get in touch! Sponsorships make great gifts, too. You'll receive fun cards from your horse, and you'll also get frequent pictures and updates. Thank  you so much to all our sponsors and donors, and thank you to new donors Brenda and Diana! We are just so thankful for all of your generous support. 

Look at this hay! What fun! This much-appreciated donation came from our new friend Therese Walker, an EAGALA certified Equine Specialist at Dream Acres Equine Center in Tualatin. Therese runs a horse-assisted therapy program at her farm. Here's her website.Thank you Therese, and we look forward to connecting with your organization in the future!

And look at this! Another fantastic donation, this one from Deb Calhoun and her friend Naomi. 

Deb and Naomi donated a lot of items from our wish list, including about ten bags of Allegra Senior feed, four large bags of horse treats, two gallons of shampoo and detangler, bunches of vegetable oil, a cordless electric drill, a socket set, and a basket of delicious snacks. Wow! What an amazing gift! We can't thank you guys enough! 

We are getting a wonderful outpouring of donations, gifts, and supplies. It doesn't get much better than that!

Check out this picture of Snickers. That's Mt. Hood between the trees! We all love these clear winter days. 
Rose and herd
Rose enjoys her lunch
Boss and Smarty
A close-up of Boss
Spendy in her new coat, Peanut Butter Boy, and tractor
Peanut Butter Boy, Delilah, and Olivia
Olivia, Buddy, Delilah, PBB
Olivia, Buddy, Delilah, PBB, Spendy are all happy it's not raining