Friday, August 7, 2009

Horses In Need Of Help!!!!!

Forwarded Message ----

If anyone can help, please email Diana ASAP with the number of horses you can house, thanks. Her email is
Hopefully more of these horses can be saved!
I am forced to get involved in a horrible situation in Galatin TN involving 186 horses and 30 mules. There is a rescue that has spoken for all the mules, so we are looking at a desperate situation with horses. HSUS says if we ask for their help, they will euthanize the horses, and they will euth any that we can't get out of there.
HSUS is willing to take care of prosecuting the owner, but seems to think saving this many horses is not possible. A dog rescuer named Maureen, who knows nothing about horses (her rescue took 70 dogs from the place) has contacted me for help, and she has bravely determined that the horses won't die. She had no idea from there what to do next, but her dog rescue volunteers have found trailers and drivers to deliver horses, and have recruited horsie friends to care for the horses that can't travel. Vets are currently getting Coggins Tests on every horse, and are worming every horse. Unfortunately, the ones that would be best to bring here (because of my vet abilities) can't make the trip for a while. The rescues in TN all together have arranged to save 40 horses, leaving 146. Can you help me save them? I think if we all network like we did last year, we can do this! The horses are all handle-able and sweet.

There are Quarter Horses and TN Walkers. There are many mares in foal. Maureen thinks maybe 20 mares in foal, but she is trying to sort how many of what as we speak. She thinks there are some ponies as well. Here is my question for all of you: The trip to your facilities will be too much for most of the horses. I have 44 horses at Horse-Angels currently, and we struggle as always with grain, hay, farrier, bedding, and medication costs. We have lots of land, but these horses need shelter and many sound like they need a stall in my barn. I can put most of my recovered and healthy horses outside if I can afford more sheds for our pastures so that stalls can go to the neediest guys, and I can put the stronger arrivals in my paddocks and isolation area. If I can get 30-40 here to get stronger for a couple weeks, can any of your rescues (or others you may know of that are good quality) commit to taking some? Can you each give me a number that you could house, and I will get those, plus what I can handle, transported here? I will get them strong enough to travel (I will keep the weakest ones here and sort stronger ones for your rescues), and hopefully within 2 weeks , they can be picked up to head north. I don't know if the volunteer transporters that are currently hauling from TN will still be available to help by the time they can travel, so you would have to find transport. My goal is to get as many out as we can through our networking. That would be great if we could save them all. Realistically, I'm thinking maybe we can get 40 out. Can you help do you think? They want a number by Monday so they can start getting them out before HSUS steps in and destroys them. Oh yes- there are some elk as well if anyone is interested. Elk can have tuberculosis, so you would want them tested before bringing them home! Thanks so much! I wanted to work with all of you again, but not with quite this manyJ

Diana Murphy
Voice For Horses Rescue Network
PO Box 566
Toledo , Ohio 43697
(419) 247-0025

Monday, April 13, 2009

Neat Repeats Consignment Boutique Grand Opening.

Neat Repeats Consignment Boutique

Grand Opening

Saturday April 18th



Everyone is invited to the grand opening at Neat Repeats on Saturday April 18th form 10am till 5pm.

Neat Repeats is a new store at 8492 Hiram Acworth Highway behind Kroger's Shopping Center in Dallas . This new store is a Consignment Boutique that sells new and used clothes, household items and more. Need to clean out the closets, and make a little extra cash then call Nancy Szopinski at 770-966-9991 for more details.

There will be pony rides held by Harmony Meadows Equine Rescue, Inc. Rides will be $3.00 per ride per person and all money goes to help feed the horses at their rescue facility. There will be more fun stuff for the kids.

See you all on Saturday April 18th

Sunday, April 12, 2009

In Memory of Jason Smith U.S.M.C

Almighty Father, whose command is over all and whose love never fails, make me aware of Thy presence and obedient to Thy will.  Keep me true to my best self, guarding me against dishonesty in purpose and deed and helping me to live so that I can face my fellow Marines, my loved ones, and Thee without shame or fear.  Protect my family.

      Give me the will to do the work of a Marine and to accept my share of responsibilities with vigor and enthusiasm.  Grant me the courage to be proficient in my daily performance.  Keep me loyal and faithful to my superiors and to the duties my Country and the Marine Corps have entrusted to me.  Help me to wear my uniform with dignity, and let it remind me daily of the traditions which I must uphold.

      If I am inclined to doubt, steady my faith; if I am tempted, make me strong to resist; if I should miss the mark, give me courage to try again.

      Guide me with the light of truth and grant me wisdom by which I may understand the answer to my prayer.

                                     JASON SMITH  U.S.M.C




Everyone, please stop and pray to Jason and tell him thank you for giving his life for us, and for land that is not ours. Too young to fight, too young to die, and for what?

God Bless You Jason Smith U.S.M.C.

Majestic Is His Name

Our little colt now has a name placed on him. Majestic it is,

strong and happy, full of life and love. He will touch every sole

that passes his way. Size is not what makes you, your heart

is. Majestic is everything he should be, God has blessed us

well. Majestic is our Easter, he is our smile, love, strength,

laughter today. You have a way of making ones troubles

seem so small, so unimportant and that means something.

They may not see it but I do, all eyes are on you, smiles and

laughter, what greater day can that be.

Happy Easter Majestic!

Thank you God.

Majestic Is His Nam

Friday, March 27, 2009

Eddie, Eddie , Eddie, You Make My Heart Smile:

Never underestimate a blind horse. Eddie has been such a big smile here on our farm from the day he got here. He makes me laugh, and sad at times. I understand him and he is loved by so many people that come here. Eddie knows how to train the human that comes to his home.

Let's see, If he is hanging out at the top gate when you come in ya got to pay the toal fee. Your payment has to be in the form of a treat, it's ok if it is horse treats, carrots, apples with no seeds; any one will do for him and Champ. Now if you fail to pay the toal you may get dirty looks, he may stand in front of the gate and even fallow you up the driveway and catch ya when ya get out of your car. You will pay the toal for coming in. It is so funny explaining it to people prior to them coming here.

Champ is Eddies best friend that lives in the pasture next to him. We do not own Champ, he belongs to my neighbor. Champ is a 7 year old Tenn. Walker, both him and Eddie are joined at the hips. If Champ isn't at their hanging spot Eddie yells for him and he comes a running. My heart melts every time they are together. We even put up a shelter tent for Eddie so the rain and sun were not bother him. We have tried putting other horses with Eddie but he isn't happy. We even begged our neighbor not to keep Champ from seeing Eddie, we have even offered to care for Champ, nope he will not. If the money was right I know we could buy Champ for Eddie but I know the price on that horse would be more than we can afford right now.

Yesterday our big pasture of horses were running and playing then all of a sudden Eddie started bucking and running just as if he were in with all the other horses. Yep, I laughed and smiled at him,

" you go Eddie; "what a guy.

We have been putting the round bale of hay in the stock trailer because we don't have enough room to store it in the barn right now. I kept the door open for Eddie to stick his head in and eat at will. Never thought he would climb inside and spend the night in there eating the hay; Stupid me. He has never offered to get into the trailer until the rain started and hasn't let up yet. Can't say as I blame him for getting in. Now, Eddie is a big boy and uses up the trailer. I don't mind, I clean up his messes and make sure he has plenty of hay to get into when he climbs into the trailer. Eddie hasn't been in a trailer off our property since we got him, tuff getting him in and he is happy right where he is. Like I said, he makes us smile and brings much laughter to our place. I wouldn't trade my blind man for all the money in the world.

Dear Eddie,

Eddie, you are what love, friendship and laughter is all about man. We love your big Appy butt. You are a true gift from God; our gift to share with the world. You are the strength of our rescue, you are Harmony Meadows to us all. Keep us laughing and smiling buddy.

Your friend


Tuesday, March 10, 2009


GB's Summer Camp

Hurt Rd. Smyrna

June 1-5


($325.00) if Registered before April 20)

Games, Horse Care, Riding, Feeding, Brushing and MORE…


Snacks, drinks, horses and fun provided

Jessy Sovoda


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Some Horse Owners


I hate to write this, but it happens to me all the time. I get emails and calls about people wanting us to take their old horses, lame horses or unbroken horses. Now, the way I see it, you own the horse, you no longer want it because it is old, lame or you do not know what you are doing. This is not what rescue facilities are for; RESCUE means just that. You expect rescues to step up and care for your horse that you no longer want. Why? You wanted it.

Now, don't get me wrong, if someone is in financial difficulty and truly is then I have no problem. If the owner has passed away then I have no problem. If a county shelter calls me then I have no problem.

But to walk away from your responsibility just doesn't set right with me at all when you should be the one . This is why we have so many shelters having to put cats and dogs down.

Why in the heck did you get a horse in the first place? Horses are not meant to be a status symbol for anyone. They should be a lifetime commitment; I know mine are. I couldn't dream about getting rid one of my horses just because of my own selfish reasons.

You know, these horses could care less if you ever rode them again. They could care less if you ever put a halter on them again. Providing they have companionship of another horse. Let's not forget to feed and water them.

I have several questions that are pretty standard now. What's wrong with it? how old is it? Send me a picture and I can tell ya if it is sound or not most of the time.

I love what I do with this rescue to my inner core. This is why I have had enough with the people who don't step up and deal with it. Take care of your own horse, most of the time you are the one who caused it to go lame, so why do you fill it shouldn't be you to take care of it anymore now? Right?



For the love of the horse..