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Can someone in Washington help?

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  • Can someone in Washington help?

    This was posted to my FB today:

    "I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you..."

  • #2
    What a sweet gesture! Hope they find one.
    "Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"


    • #3
      Posted to my FB page. I'm on the east side of the state but know several mini owners.
      Crayola Posse - Pine Green
      Whinnie Pine (June 4, 1977 - April 29, 2008)
      Autumn Caper (April 27, 1989 - May 24, 2015)


      • #4
        Oh yes, what a sweet gesture. Restores faith
        where am I, what day is it, am I still having a good time?


        • #5
          Originally posted by JBCool View Post
          What a sweet gesture! Hope they find one.
          As Peter, Paul, and Mary say, a dragon lives forever.


          • #6
            Think COTH could get this farm to help?

            Or the association http://www.amha.org/index.asp?KeyName=316

            Anyone know the farm owners?

            This girl is for sale and is only 6 miles away http://www.equinenow.com/horse-ad-702886 I wonder if we should ask the horses owner for an couple of hours of her time to do a good deed and it might make a nice selling point too.
            Last edited by 5; Jun. 3, 2013, 08:19 PM.
            A pussycat of a horse with a chewed off tail won the triple crown, The Cubs won the world series and Trump won the Presidency.
            Don't tell me 'It can't be done.'


            • #7
              I'm there, I'll put it on Knotted Pony Facebook


              • #8
                Aargh! Why isn't there a "this will make you cry" warning on this?


                • #9
                  Somebody post pics and share them with the local paper


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Plainandtall View Post
                    Aargh! Why isn't there a "this will make you cry" warning on this?
                    I take my two minis to the fair each year. Tuesday is "senior day" and all of the assisted living places bring groups of seniors. They come through the barns in their wheelchairs and walkers and we pull the minis out for them to pet. One year I sat on a bench with a guy for 20 minutes. He never said a word, just pet the horse.

                    Last year a woman in a wheelchair started crying after I let her pet Mocha. She grew up in L.A. and had always loved horses but had never been near one. Later that day a large group of seniors came by. I brought Mocha out and this woman in a wheelchair grabbed her by the halter and started kissing her on the nose and saying "I love horses" over and over. Then she started telling stories about the horses she had growing up. I held off crying until after she left.

                    Mocha was an obnoxious brat every time I pulled her out for a kid to pet. She never twitched an ear for any of the seniors. My minis aren't fancy and we never win anything at the fair but I will continue to bring them just for Senior Day.
                    Crayola Posse - Pine Green
                    Whinnie Pine (June 4, 1977 - April 29, 2008)
                    Autumn Caper (April 27, 1989 - May 24, 2015)


                    • #11
                      I just emailed pony up rescue, they've got an adorable well behaved mini


                      • #12
                        Hmmm..I'll ask my BO (we are about 15 miles from Woodland) if she could take their aged hunter pony there. I'll forward the ad to her now. There are several barns in the area...I'll also post it on the NW Riders Classifieds FB page. Super sweet gesture!
                        Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!


                        • Original Poster

                          I certainly hope someone can help her out. It touched my heartstrings as my mother loved to pet on my horses. When she would visit the farm, she and her walker could always be found parked outside of a horse stall. My horses had great conversations with her...
                          "I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you..."


                          • #14
                            this is wonderfulI am tearing up both from this story and wondering what my oldest days will be like without the contact of a cat or a horse.

                            animal assisted therapy is becoming a current thing but it is still hard to find out about. Perhaps the OP ( craigs list) can contact some local nursing homes and see if any participate in an animal assisted therapy and if there is a reference to a provider.
                            -- * > hoopoe
                            Procrastinate NOW
                            Introverted Since 1957


                            • #15
                              I've got folks hopefully working on making this happen--there's a wonderful FB group that I have every confidence can find an appropriate pony/mini and make it happen. I've got the truck and trailer, just don't have the required make and model to give this lady the best day of her life. I'll keep you updated if it works out.
                              Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!


                              • #16
                                Thought I'd update anyone interested. Today, someone arrived at the lady's house with a lovely Halfinger? or pony and a Friesan to surprise her. A local TV station tagged along and shot some great video! Very heartwarming, she was in tears with excitement and memories. They showed pictures of her as a young girl with her black and white pinto pony. She grew up on a farm, apparently and had horses for years.

                                Gotta love the horse community! There were 50 responses to the ad offering horses and ponies.
                                Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!


                                • #17
                                  Is there a link to the newscast or can you tell us the name of the station?
                                  A pussycat of a horse with a chewed off tail won the triple crown, The Cubs won the world series and Trump won the Presidency.
                                  Don't tell me 'It can't be done.'


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by 5 View Post
                                    Is there a link to the newscast or can you tell us the name of the station?
                                    YES! I'm local and would love to see it


                                    • #19
                                      It was on KATU 2 in Portland...but I don't see a link on the website! Ginger Kathleen Coombs took her Welsh pony and Friesen. Not sure if they'll post it later, or what.
                                      Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!


                                      • #20
                                        This is awesome! Really does make you stop and think how many truly wonderful people are out there, all over. Thanks to the folks that made this happen, good fortune follow them all of their days!
                                        If you love me let me go....