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6 hours ago
Our annual reminder of how to make your fencing safer. Please - don't buy round-cornered panel fencing for your horses. If you already have them, please cover the joints! We hope you have an accident-free season.Let's face it - too many injuries occur when horses are kept in round-cornered panel fencing. That space created at the top between each two panels creates a trap that's perfect for catching hooves and legs of rambunctious horses. We all know - on some level - that square-cornered panel fencing is safer. Many of us, however, can't afford to re-fence our entire place. Some of us have experimented with some very unique solutions; Mustangs to the Rescue would like to share our favorite.
SAFETY TIP: Place lengths of Flexible PVC (also known as Spa Hose) over the gap at the top of your round-cornered panel fencing to remove the danger of hoof entrapment by horses.
Cut the hose in 12 - 18" lengths and slice the entire length of each piece along the OUTSIDE of the curve. Then just push the hose down onto part of each panel to fill that dangerous gap. Flexible PVC is stiff and the hose will stay on without further effort, though if you're worried, a couple well-placed zip-ties work wonders. (Extra Tip: This process is easier in warmer weather.)
Flexible PVC is available at nearly every hardware store where it is usually known as Spa Hose. It can seem expensive - upwards of $4 per foot - but far less costly than new fencing. We agreed to buy an entire 100 foot roll from Ag West in Madras, Oregon, so we could get an improved price. You may be able to do something similar if you have need for large amounts.
We hope this helps you make your facility even safer for your equines. Please share this post so more people know of this affordable option. Thanks. ... See MoreSee Less
11 hours ago
Congratulations -the incomparable Lucky Badger has landed a sweet semi-retirement gig! A former cutting and reined cow horse champion, this 25 year old son of Peppy San Badger is sound and kind. Badger will be lightly and regularly trail ridden by people who appreciate his extensive amount of training and his generosity under saddle. This horse would go to the ends of the earth for a rider and it was important for us to find someone who would never ask so much of him. Badger and his new home are a great match and are very lucky indeed. If we could all be so lucky as to have Badger in our lives... ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
Bon Voyage Handsome Handy!
Today we delivered our 16 year old Beatty Butte mustang gelding to be fostered at Harmony with Horses LLC where Jordanna will spend some time assessing his match with his hopeful adopter Erin. We're all so glad that Handy might be finding a new family. Handy was able to go directly into a gelding herd and go for a romp with many of his old friends from Mustangs to the Rescue, including Griz who is currently being loved by Erin's daughter Logan! ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
If you've thought about adopting a wild horse through the BLM, now is a fine time to do so!
We want you and your new horse to be successful, so we recommend using the new incentive payments to hire professional help. Horse training and wild horse gentling are quite different and there are professionals who can make the process go smoothly.
Adoptions will be part of wild horse management for the foreseeable future. Let's work together as part of solving the challenges of wild horse management as part of the bigger picture of public land management.
Be wild - stay safe!Today the BLM is proud to announce the new Adoption Incentive Program! Now you can earn up to $1,000 by adopting an eligible untrained wild horse or burro from the BLM. Starting March 12, all untrained wild horses and burros up for adoption will be eligible for an incentive of up to $1,000 ($500 within 60 days of adoption and $500 at time of title eligibility). A $25 adoption fee is required.
The BLM is currently faced with an overpopulation of wild horses and burros that is threatening the health of our wild herds and the public rangelands on which they roam. At the same time, the BLM continues to care for approximately 50,000 unadopted and unsold animals every year, at considerable cost to taxpayers. Last year, more than 4,600 wild horses and burros were placed into private care – 12% more than FY2017, 54% more than FY2012 – though population growth continues to outpace private care. By offering a financial incentive for adoption, the BLM can reduce costs to taxpayers and find more good homes for animals under our care.
All facility and animal welfare requirements still apply. Find more information: blm.gov/adoption-incentive
Image text: Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Incentive Program. $500 within 60 days of the adoption date + $500 within 60 days of the title date = $1,000. Untrained animals only. Additional restrictions apply. Learn more at blm.gov/adoption-incentive. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Anyone want to buy a snowblower? It's a
Cub Cadet, 2 stage, 26 inch snowblower.
A very generous supporter of Mustangs to the Rescue has donated it to us, to help us raise funds so we can continue to support the horses and humans on our community. (Snow blower in located in central oregon)
So we thought we would auction it off to the highest bidder!
Who wants to place the first bid?
Auction will end Thursday, March 14th, 2019 at 9am.
You place a bid by placing a number in the comment section of the photo; that is considered your bid.
Bidding must be in increments a minimum of $5.00!
You may bid more than once.
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Please see the Online Silent Auction Rules below for further details.
ONLINE SILENT AUCTION RULES
1. Bidding will open immediately upon posting of the auction item until the close which will be post on each auction item.
2. By bidding in the Online Silent Auction, each bidder agrees to these auction rules.
3. We reserve the right to add or withdraw items, without notice, to or from the Online Silent Auction.
4. Auction item purchases are final. No returns or exchanges will be issued, nor is it possible for expiration dates to be extended. All items are “as is”. All provisions listed in the certificates are subject to availability.
5. We provide no guarantees, warranties or servicing of auction items and will not be liable for any personal injury or damage to property that may result from the use of the item or service sold.
6. To make a bid for an Online Silent Auction item, simply type the amount you wish to bid in the comment section of the item picture on Facebook. The opening bid on each item will be listed. Each subsequent bid must follow the minimum increment of $5.00. Any bids not adhering to this format will be declared invalid and voided.
7. You may bid on any item in any Silent Auction section until the item is closed. The official time will be based on the personal computer in the auction coordinators personal cell phone.
10. Once the auction is declared closed, the last bid entered on the comment section that adheres to the designated increment shall constitute the winning bid and will so be marked. In the event of a dispute, the Online Silent Auction Chair (Sandra Mayernik) will act as the final authority.
12. The winning bidder will be contacted to arrange payment (cash, check). Once payment has been processed, arrangements for pick-up/shipping of the item will be determined. The winning bidder is responsible for all transport/mailing/shipping charges from Mustangs To The Rescue's facility to its final destination.
13. Payment for items purchased must be made in full. We accept cash, and cheques made payable to “Mustangs To The Rescue". Invoices will be available upon request.
14. Any item left unclaimed will be offered to the next highest bidder and sold.
Happy Bidding!!! ... See MoreSee Less