Happy Horse Haven Immediate
Needs Priority List:
#1 FEED: Senior Feed esp. a.) THRIVE (Sr) b.) Mixed grass pellets and/or alfalfa, oats, bran, barley, timothy (which we blend). We prefer easily digested senior feeds. (NOTE: We have 47 equine in total so easy digestion is important.)
#2 COASTAL HAY (square or round bales; sorry, I have no skid steer or tractor to unload or stack the hay. Somtimes the neighbor helps with their tractor or I tip them off the trailer.)
#3 Mixed Pasture grasses or Alfalfa (baled, bagged or cubed for soaking)
#4 Hay Barn (Urgently Needed) & Horse Shelters in each quadrant (3 sided cover or a real barn, do need pens or stalls for seperation & safety - Any of these would be wonderful!) ***Also Materials toward a barn - any new or used lumber, tin, fencing, panels,gates ... etc.***
#5 Welding - We need a person to weld or access to welding equipment to complete many projects for building feeding stations & squeeze shoots for training & working with horses of all ages & needs. (training, trimming, doctoring, calming, halter training etc.)
#6 Truck (a new or used) reliable & Sturdy to haul feed and pull trailer to transport horses.
#7 Flatbed Trailer to haul fencing, rocks, gates, panels, woods, & haul off trash etc.
#8 Small tractor with attachment, forks to unload round bales & pallets & conduct any other farm chores - any easy use/low maintenance farm equipment welcomed.
#9 VOLUNTEERS to help build shelters & mend fences & prepare feeding & training areas as well as help corret or wrap up many unfinished or ill done projects.
#10 Attorney to protect the rescue property after my death to continue as a sanctuary!
#11 Horse trailer (bumper pull - unless a truck comes with it. I have an old truck that can pull a trailer, but not a heavy one.)
#12 Farm tools & tack of all kinds!!!
#13 Feed containers durable enough that horses wont crack & break!
a.) Big 250lb storage barrels with lids to keep the rain & horses out.
b.) small containers to fee horses individually & some for water; including a few hanging buckets.
c.) Optional Feed storage building - can receive bulk oats if I had a stainless storage tank or sealed building with cement floor & auger attachment. Would save on gas, time & money. I used to travel 65 miles for 2,000 lbs bulk oats which I hauled in the back of my truck and re-packed in 250 lb barrels. It is just too much on me so I buy 50 lb bags now. I am open to bulk (especially if it was delivered, but I have no bulk bin: would love to have one & then I'd only buy bulk & have it delivered).
*** We welcome cash donations as well. All donations are tax deductible. No salaries are paid to anyone, nor have they ever been. IRS Receipts are mailed back to the name & address provided with the donation. ***
#1 Long wear multiple daily use utility vehicle, for checking horses, feeding & hauling (must cross water & marshy areas in wet weather & not get stuck).
#2 Round pen in 2nd half of property.
#3 Safety & medical supplies, wraps, pads, disposable syringes, etc... !
#4 Safe, reliable & financially secure homes & caretakers for deserving horses of all ages & skill levels!
#5 A good trainer for the horses to take them past the basics.
#6 A new or used durable truck to haul feed & puill trailer.
#7 Any & all tack: saddles, blankets, halters, (I'm desperate for good bridles), lung line, training tools & equine accessories, - (We h ave an array of old brittle leather & parts missing. Used is great - just need all the parts & in SAFE usable condition. Even parts help - can fill in missing pieces on hodge podge.) Plus need stands or rack w/ hooks for organizing and cleaning & preserving supplies etc.
#8 Any & all equine supplementation - especially for seniors, Glucosamine, MSM-i.e. joint supports, vitamins, hoof supports, healthy treats, apples, carrots etc. Specialty supports for Immune Boosting, equine issues ringbone, EPM, arthritis, navicular, cancer, eyes, etc. We love and use EQUINE SCIENCE & are open to all safe supports.
#9 METAL "Happy Horse Haven Resque" sign for entry & back gates.
#10 Chuck wagon canvas cover (a lady donated a chuck wagon - it has board plank seating on either side & a driver spot. It also has the arch but no cover. Need a good sign on both sides (to promote the rescue) & rent it out for parties, weddings, parades etc.
#11 Bridge or cement crossings (with drainage) to cross multible creeks when full; general road repair supports.
#12 Flowers & plants, rock/cement fountain with seating around it - to beautify around the old farm house to encourage guest to come. I made the farm house up like a B&B, but it still needs work. *** Need PICNIC Tables!!! & Benches. Hope to do educational seminars in the future - need places for people to sit.
#13 Road work, carpentry, electric, plumbing, a chapel, guesthouse, flagpole & Texas flag, a big bell on a pole with a pull rope, multiple walkie talkies, a ditcher for running pipe long distance & for cleaning out or expanding tanks. retail contacts to purchase & market our fund raisers...
AND A day off would be nice... (Maybe in the next 5 years) !!!
ANY and ALL Supports, new & used are all appreciated & tax deductible !!!
THANK YOU ALL!!!