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West Virginia (HMER) horses update

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  • West Virginia (HMER) horses update

    Days End Farm has been posting regular photo updates on Facebook for the WV8 (now 7) regularly. While I've looked at new photos of the horses as they were posted, I never sat down and spent 5 minutes going from beginning to current. It is staggering to look at how those horses were when they arrived, and how much they have changed in the last three months.

    Merry Christmas, WV horses!

    (I don't know if the link will work if you're not on Facebook.)

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=476383528844&set=a.430753198844.232 268.88735593844&pid=5764339&id=88735593844#!/photo.php?pid=5080716&id=88735593844&fbid=43321547 3844
    Proud adopter of Win
    Days End Farm Horse Rescue
    Protection for Horses - Education for People

  • #2
    The link worked for me, though I'm on FB

    It's wonderful to see how well they're looking now! Flipping through that album it was really easy to see what a dramatic change they've gone though.
    A Year In the Saddle


    • #3
      Shocking shocking pictures. More shocking is that they saved 7 out of 8.

      Even Mr IHF was speechless and he usually wouldn't have taken a second look. By the time I flipped through all of the pics I was crying.

      Does anyone know the backstory?
      Oldenburg foals and young prospects
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      • Original Poster

        IHF, search for Off Course threads on Hidden Meadows for the backstory. There are two, from Sept./Oct. of this year.
        Proud adopter of Win
        Days End Farm Horse Rescue
        Protection for Horses - Education for People


        • #5
          HMER received $130,014 in 2009 donations in a return signed on 05/01/2010.



          • #6
            WTF did they DO with that $130,000?
            Michael: Seems the people who burned me want me for a job.
            Sam: A job? Does it pay?
            Michael: Nah, it's more of a "we'll kill you if you don't do it" type of thing.
            Sam: Oh. I've never liked those.


            • #7
              Obviously not on feed for those guys
              Leap, and the net will appear


              • #8
                How much snow do you have this morning, rescuemom?

                We've been following the progress of the WV7 since they arrive at DEFHR. It's a heartening way to start each morning.

                If anyone's looking for a rescue to help, DEF should be at the top of their list.
                The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
                Winston Churchill


                • Original Poster

                  Frank, there was less than 1" this morning. It's been snowing virtually all day since then and I think it might be up to 1.5" now. I love that aspect of TN.

                  Zodiac amazes me every day. What incredible heart he has.
                  Proud adopter of Win
                  Days End Farm Horse Rescue
                  Protection for Horses - Education for People


                  • #10
                    IMHO, it's all on the honor system......it could have been $160,000.

                    I'm not sure to what lengths the IRS goes to verify 501c3 donations. Do they record itemized 1040 offerings?

                    Nor, am I sure if Paypal, Visa, or Mastercard, etc. volunteer an aggregate. Fiscal years can run odd months. I guess they could if a financial forensics process is triggered.

                    Is there a '990' COTH thread?

                    Anyway, that was one crummy 990 HMER submmitted. Four pages of............


                    • #11
                      New Zodiac photos! Link: http://thetdnblog.blogspot.com/2011/...ths-later.html
                      Sarah K. Andrew | Twitter | Blog | Horses & Hope calendar | Flickr | Instagram


                      • #12
                        Amazing. Thanks for posting, Sarah.
                        "... if you think i'm MAD, today, of all days,
                        the best day in ten years,
                        you are SORELY MISTAKEN, MY LITTLE ANCHOVY."


                        • #13
                          I'm usually with those who say 'put that horse down and use the money it would take to save that one to save 3, or 4'... but looking at those pics of Zodiac romping makes it hard to get the words out. Truly wonderful.

                          I hope all those who malign DEF over the Marsha Parkinson horses look at what they did for Zodiac and realize that DEF can work miracles to fix what others caused, but it takes donations
                          Yo/Yousolong April 23rd, 1985- April 15th, 2014



                          • #14
                            Wow! Wow! WOW!!


                            • #15
                              He looks very happy! How old is he?


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by MHM View Post
                                He looks very happy! How old is he?
                                It was a real thrill to see him kick up his heels like that. He is 11 years old. His racing name is Rhythmic Moves.
                                Sarah K. Andrew | Twitter | Blog | Horses & Hope calendar | Flickr | Instagram


                                • #17
                                  New Zodiac photos at this link- click here.

                                  (and a correction- he is 8 years old)
                                  Sarah K. Andrew | Twitter | Blog | Horses & Hope calendar | Flickr | Instagram


                                  • #18
                                    Bringing up an old thread to post a very happy photo update! I visited Zodiac about two weeks ago and he looks AMAZING! Photos here: http://thetdnblog.blogspot.com/2014/...-zar-kens.html
                                    Sarah K. Andrew | Twitter | Blog | Horses & Hope calendar | Flickr | Instagram