Animals Without Limits

American Swedish non profit organisation

Category Archives: Senior Horse

Summer Greetings from our Rescue Horses

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This summer has been truly hot here in southern Germany. I guess the three of our southern Italy horses felt like home with the similar heat from the Campanian Region.

Most important thing is that all four are enjoying life, I can assure you that. Every morning are they out on the fields, being walked in the forest, eating good nutrient food a couple of times a day. And not to forget their vitamins and medicines.

We could never do this without your support. And we surely need your help.

There are many more horses that are in need of help. They have worked hard for their owners, and are not useful anymore.

AWL is having a great “thank you” program where we want to give back, to the horse(s), as a thank you for what they have done for the humans; Success, education and maybe money and prestige.

We are also turning it around, Horses as our Teachers. In October are we going to have a workshop here in southern Germany, where the rescue horses are going to be our teachers. Do you dare to “hear” what they have to say?

For more information please contact awlrescueteam@gmail.com

That’s Amore!

 

Transformation Can be Magical

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Gummibear_transformation_five_months

These two pictures above are amazing, without any words. Just look at them! I am “motherly” proud.

However, I want to explain and tell you the story behind the pictures, and my passion. The passion me and my daughter are having rescuing Horses (all Animals) are beyond anything in life.

Can you imagine it is five (5) months between picture one, and two?

Five months!!

GummiBear is now a 25 years-old horse and was born in Munchen, Germany. Later he was sold as a riding school horse to southern Italy. After years of hard work at that riding school was he sold again, and this time to the other side of southern Italy.

Another riding school.

He worked hard again. He did his job with silence for many days, many months and many years. Then one-day GummiBear lost his power.

There were no pastures, no green grass to have any relaxation. Only a box on the backside without any view.

I received a phone call, to come and get him. When I flew down and saw him I lost my breath. He was so thin and totally out of shape. I prayed hard.

No one actually believed he would go through the veterinarian inspection, not even the Italians. Then a miracle happened, he got his stamp to travel.

GummiBear and another rescue horse Rihanna, both came up to us in southern Germany.

Our veterinarian took a blood test. It came out positive for Cushing, low iron, and very low immune system. Listening to GB heart she heard a murmuring sound.

His hoves hadn’t seen a farrier in months.

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We were not worried about the test results since he was under our care now. Different treatments could start.

Thanks to your support, we can provide GummiBear with veterinarian care, medicine, herbal, farrier, and in a good stable with nutrition food.

Please, even if he looks great, we need to maintain him looking like this. He still needs his medicine, herbs, osteopath, box, and food. Not to forget farrier.

We are so grateful for your donations, it makes a difference, and we can make that together with you. Please, let us continue helping GummiBear giving back as a thank you for everything he has done for us.

And, his circle is coming to an end. He has returned to Germany, only four hours away from where he was ones born.

That’s Amore!

 

 

 

Welcome Rescue Horse​ Julia

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We couldn’t be happier than to welcome Julia, a former Polo horse. She is 16 years old born in England, later moved to Switzerland, and now, Southern Germany.

When we saw her first time she only stood there, like a polo horse. My heart told me, even if we couldn’t afford another rescue horse) to bring her for retirement. Eat healthily, be out in the pasture, have body treatments, ride out in the woods, and a lot of carrots and kisses.

She has been with us for three days and she comes when she sees us. Can it be all the carrots?

We love her.

Please help Julia and our other rescue horses to be able to stay and get everything they need. I believe that the rescue horses have worked so hard their whole life for us. Now, its time to give back.

Give thanks. Please donate now, 5 euro or more….every euro makes a difference.

That’s Amore!

The Horses Still Needs Your Help

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Miracle, Rihanna, and GummiBear are getting better for each day that goes by. Thanks for YOUR help we can keep it this way.

Let’s face it, it is expensive to take care of one horse need. We have been told numerous times that it would be cheaper to put them down.

We refuse to give up! Our goal is to give THANKS back for every child/person they have had on their back for twenty years. For the sweat, they have dropped for us humans. For all the money they have made us humans earn while they have been working hard.

It’s time to give back! Respect any life! Say “Thank you, what can I do for you now?”

GummiBear blood test cost 100 Euro but it’s important to get the correct analyze. He is on heart medicine, zinkmedication, and Cushing meditation

Every month we have a cost of 1000 euro and that is not including other needs, like the dentist (coming next week) farrier and other veterinarian costs.

We please ask for your kindness and help them have a great, healthy, relaxing, time they have left on our Earth.

Welcome to the Two New Rescue Horses

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We are at the same place where our second rescue horse Miracle comes from, down in southern Italy.

Rihanna (20y) and GummiBear (24) were finally going to come up to Southern Germany to their new home, our Senior Sanctuary. I was so thrilled, and amazingly, it seemed like the two horses knew that something new and different positive was going to happen. They were calm (–not when they saw the carrots I brought with me) and sweet.

The snow had hit bella Napoli for the first time since 1959! It was crazy chaos and it took me a whole day to find horse blankets for them. Thanks to connections (thank you Marina) we found a store that had two blankets from the Italian brand, Pariani. Thank you, Massimo for the discount!

Halters with leading ropes were found in another store. –Trying to save money.

Hofmann Horse transportation came down from southern Germany. We had used them earlier — with Miracle last year, and we couldn’t ask for a better service. Michael the driver, a calm horse person, made everything so much easier for the horses. (and also my nerves)

Michael did a great job driving them up to Northern Italy, unloaded them to let them eat and sleep in a great stable. Early next morning, it was time again,  loaded them and off they went towards Stuttgart. Heavy snow, roads closed…..he made it safely to the stable where we all waited excitingly.

Welcome, Rihanna and GummiBear to your new life. We want to say, thank you for everything you have done to us humans. Time to give back!

That’s Amore!

 

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Working on those Pretty Hoofs

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When we look at the picture to the left, I am amazed that he is 26 years old. He looks great.

Today the Blacksmith came and had his hoofs looked over. When he came to our Retirement Home for older Animals, we knew his hoofs were not in great shape.

He has been treated for Abscess and he still got Trush. Stubborn old Trush. It is a little better since he came (October 2017) Working hard to eliminate that.

We got many great recomendations of different treatments that we are trying on him.

He is such a great horse our Senior Rescue Miracle from Italy, here in south Germany with Swedish caretaker and American Sponsor. Multiculture kindness.

That’s Amore!

Miracle the Miracle

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Miracle January 2018

This Napoletano boy is fantastic strong and stubborn with a big loving heart. I am so proud of him, a true Miracle. Like I mentioned earlier, he is 26-year-old former riding school horse that we “adopted” to give him retirement.

In the last posting, you can read about his abscess that was really bad and painful. Thanks to great veterinarian team, great horse care and YOU all that helped with donations, we can today tell you that he has healed wonderfully.

Yesterday when we took off the bandage, he walked like a 4-year-old stallion.

Miracle is a true Miracle. So proud of his fighting spirit.

That’s Amore!