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Let our Love Continue

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If you read my last blog entry about “hate ” you will understand this  “follow up”.

Olivia, my daughter started to learn how an organization works behind the “scenes.” She was learning more about how to rescue animals, and also how to promote a campaign. How to receive help from others, and how to collect donations.

There are numerous of kind people out there that truly want to rescue animals, but don’t realise (many times) the tough work. All the free hours that are put in volunteering every day. Well, I wanted to teach/educate her together with my son Max, about the wonderful and also difficult situations it means to run an organization.

Together we started, “Olivia rescue Horses Campaign”.

Little would we have known, and understand, that some people could be rude and make false accusation about her work. –You can read all about it in the last blog entry–

Olivia became very sad, and I could saw her energy going down. As a mother, you want to protect your children, like a momma bear.

Amazingly, there were many people that read my words, wrote back and made beautiful comments about Olivia, and her work with the horses. Me the Momma Bear, got very happy emotional and very thankful to all you that wrote with love to her (and me).

I read them all for Olivia.

We talked about it if we would let these negative people have power over us.

Olivia thought for a minute, and then said, “Mom, no one should quiet any actions made out of Love.”

I couldn’t agree more, and I am so proud of her, that she feels that strongly in her heart and mind. Of course, I will support her all the way, however,  Momma Bear will take a (small) step back.

Yesterday, I and Olivia went to a polo horse stable to meet Julia a 16-year-old polo-horse. Again we heard the soul whisper, “I am someone!” I cannot describe the feeling of meeting a soul that is tired, their mind is tired, their body is tired. But I recognize the feelings.

It is heavy!

Right away, Julia felt comfortable with Olivia and rested her head in Olivia’s arms. Gently, Olivia kissed Julia above her eyelid. “I see you!” she whispered back to the beautiful soul.

A vibrate moment of peace occurred in the stable.

Some people might ask me, why rescue another horse when the founds are coming slowly for the other Animals?

Its not an easy answer, since it is a feeling I have inside of me since my childhood. Several of you know me and my history,  and some of you have read my books where I mentioned my tough childhood. How I as a child, many times had to visit the hospital due to being abused.

I was being badly abused for years.

No one dared to stand up for me and speak, to end my horrible situation. I still can recall the feeling when the persons in my life looked at me with sad guilty embarrassed eyes, and then walked away. I was totally alone.

Your brain stops working. You are going on half energy to survive, not to be able to remember. The same with Animals in stress.

They called me dumb.  I was absolutely not dumb, it was my defense mechanism,  my brain had to disconnect to be able to survive. You are waiting to be saved. Like Animals.

Children and Animals we react the same.

This is why, I cannot walk away without at least try, and to beg YOU to help Julia to the retirement she so deserves. That we not only look at her picture with pitty but that we actually will do something together for sweet Julia.

Olivia and I cannot do this alone, let us become a team, and give Julia a wonderful retirement.

That’s Amore!

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The Horses Still Need Help

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The transformation with our three rescue horses are a very fantastic gift back to follow, but we cannot end our help only because they look great on the outside.

They still need our help with healthy nutritional food, their medicines, and dental work. Veterinarian visits, and sometimes x-rays.

We are running out of funds and truly need your help.

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GummiBears Heart medicine cost 100 euro/month.

Blood tests to monitor how the medicines are working/helping

Vaccinations are 50 euro per horse/ six months (+-)

Farrier 60-80 euro per horse/8-12 weeks, since their hooves are still in bad shape.

Dentists are coming up this weekend, and that will be around 150 euro per horse.

We cannot give up on the horses because of the “costs” and our values. GummiBear, Rihanna, and Miracle have all worked so hard for us humans. For our pleasure and many times our ego. Isn’t it our job to give thanks back?

This summer we will start different new projects. Our horses play an important role in our “Horses Healing Children”,  and the Therapeutic Horse Program for Children with special needs. Keep an eye out for our announcement.

Also, we have several horses waiting to come to our Sanctuary. It’s amazing people all around Europe have heard about our fantastic transformation with the rescue horses.

They are getting all the treatments they need. We listen to the horse’s desires, and “special” compose their programs for the days. Not all rescue horses want to walk in a pasture all days.

In my experience, many of the horses have gone into their own “mind” to survive their daily work. Some are racehorses, polo horses, riding school horses, private horses, every horse that hasn’t been treated with respect can get a mental breakdown. When they come to us we let them rest and work only by observing them.

Healing and Animal Communication.

It only takes a few days until the horses open up. Trust has been built between us.

When the horse gets an ok from the veterinarian healthwise, we create what the horses want and need.

GummiBear 25 years-old, would like to eat the whole day 🙂 and he loves his walks and play ‘follow John” in the riding arena, be out in the green big pastures. Like an old man appreciating his retirement. He loves Rihanna, our other rescue power girl. He loves company. He doesn’t want to be “alone” among working horses anymore. So we let him have that (not overeating of course).

Miracle 28 years old (soon) loves to be part of the horse community, walking around together with me greeting them all, eating a lot of carrots, and be part of everything we do. Sometimes riding a little, but only slow pleasure riding looking at all the trees.  So we let him have that.

Rihanna, 20 years-old, our power Princess Warrior girl. What a fighter, and clear in what she wants (and not). Former successful jumper, then the success went dark. Tried as a Riding school horse, but to fast. Left in a box. The Lady at the place called and asked me to take her.

Rihanna is having an amazing mind of her own, and she clearly has shown us she doesn’t want to be on vacation. Rihanna loves to be ridden (carefully) at the jumping arena, to be among the other jumpers, to smell the atmosphere.

Now, can she still jump? Only “bunny” jumps, and we are not out after a jumping horse either. However, what makes her happy will make her into a content (happy) horse.

Surely, we make her be in the atmosphere of her past good memories, and we, we let her remember.

We let them all remember, what it ones felt to be appreciated.

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.

Third, the Acupuncture​ came

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Amazingly reaction on all three rescue horses.

Katarina Zimmermann came out to the stable to examined Miracle, Rihanna, and GummiBear, our rescue horses. They got their acupuncture treatments to activate their energy flow chi, and to help their parts, or organs that needed more flow/healing.

Miracle was playing with his tongue and became more and more relaxed. Rihanna was first on her big curiosity toes, but after a short time also relaxed. GummiBear, with quite some problems, I think reacted right away on the treatment.

He looked so much younger–it was his eyes that got the life sparkle.

Afterward, they got to relax the whole day in their big boxes.

The next day, all three had increased their energy. It was amazing to see them in action. That quickly!

I had to find myself a good acupuncture for humans. Of course, I know animals react much faster than many of us humans. However, that energy flow I truly would like to receive myself.

That’s Amore!

 

Thank you, Katrin Zimmermann, for your expertise and support for AWL rescue horses.

 

First the Farrier had to come

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Their hoofs really needed to be worked on. The farrier had to come right away and have a serious work on eight hoofs.

Afterward, Rihanna (20y) was so sensitive walking on the hard ground that she had to be put on Metacam.

Gummibear (24) seemed to feel relieved after the work was being done on his hoofs.

Two beautiful souls on their new journey of life. A way for us to say, Thank you for everything you have been giving to us Humans.

That’s Amore

 

 

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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