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cecil-beforececil-afterThe before picture (seen at top left) of Cecil was taken on the very day of his arrival at the Rescue. Essentially, he was nothing more than skin and bones. The after picture (seen at top right) was taken at his new adoptive home where they are absolutely thrilled with him. All one has to do is compare his “before” and “after” picture to see what successful adoption looks like.

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The Blue Horse

blue_horseThe horse pictured to the left is the “Blue Horse” for which our farm is named.

I have met many great horses through the Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation. Each has taught me something new. Snaps holds a special place at our farm… never has one horse been so intensely annoying and severely lovable at the same time.

Snaps came into the program foundered so badly she could hardly move.

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Buster Brown’s First Show

success_buster_brownWe were fortunate enough to receive an update on Buster Brown from his new family, the Sackett’s of South Dakota. Buster Brown is pictured with Cowboy Dillion seated proudly in the saddle and Cowboy John standing with the lead. (In case you hadn’t guessed, Cowgirl Mom is taking the picture.)

This was Buster’s first show (August, 2003) with the Sackett family, where he competed in the Lead-Line class. While we’re not sure how he placed,

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Chloe Bounces Back

She was weak as a kitten with her back bone, withers, ribs and hip bones protruding from her skin. There was no flesh to spare and you could see the neck bones through her hide.

Chloe BeforeChloe After

They didn’t want her any more – didn’t know why she was so thin! Shame on them! Chloe is 20+ years of age and of Appaloosa/Thoroughbred breeding (she touts Secretariat blood lines). Her problems were quite simple.

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Update on Sydney

Sydney came to Sleepy Hollow Farm in the fall of 1999. He had been given to the Mn Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation because he was not wanted. Still a stallion and full of attitude, little did I know that he would be where he is today.

syd-world-show-smBecause he had such a bad attitude (and that the MHARF has a policy about breeding), Sydney was castrated. He began his training in 2000. Since he had such a busy,

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