You know with a name like that she had to have been named after someone's beloved family member and that is exactly how we feel about Ethel Marie, a beloved new family member. She is new as she came in with Daisy, Vinny, Song, and 2 other girls we don't have names for yet. This was a group of 6 new horses from a trainer who made the correct choice for their horses choosing us over the sale in Farmington, MO. Ethel doesn't have a lot of experience as a riding horse and we will be starting ground work with her shortly. She is a lovely dark bay mare and again we have no papers on her. We will see what we can do to find out more info on Ethel and keep you updated. She is enjoying hanging out with her new girlfriends and enjoying life. Ethel is available for adoption (to a non-racing, non-breeding home) as well as looking for a sponsor. Keeping a gal looking great costs as we all know and she definitely wants you to know how much she appreciates her daily meals, grooming, love, carrots and apples on top of the best medical care and pedicures a gal can find (thanks to our farrier!). Would you like to visit her? Contact Mid America Horse Rescue to schedule an appointment. If you would care to donate to her ongoing care please visit the How to Help page.
Rae is another one of our expectant mamas that we purchased for the opening bid price the day of the Fairmount Park Paddock Sale. We were her only bidders. She is due to foal in May, 2008. She is a dark brown filly by Presently out of Rapunzella and was foaled on May 1, 2003. She has no white markings and is one of our barn favorites with her super sweet personality. She will be available for adoption to a qualified forever home after her foal is weaned from her side and she has had some ground work, so we are looking at next fall before Rae is available. The mare care and feed is quite expensive for these girls but we will see to it that they have only the best! Are you willing to assist?? If so, please visit the How to Help page to help feed and care for Rae.
Wally was purchased at the Fairmount Park Paddock Sale on Saturday, August 24th. He was foaled on March 29, 2001 (an Aries!) so he is a 7 year old dark bay gelding (neutered male). His sire was Afternoon Deelites and his mare was Shimmering Lace. Wally was the second horse that came into the sale ring and wow is he a good looking boy. He walked without any sign of injury. We were the only bidders on Wally. We trailered Wally to the barn and the very next day Wally could barely put any weight on his left front leg. Dr. Allen Mueller of Waterloo Animal Hospital in Waterloo Illinois, came out and x-rayed Wally where we found Wally to have a bone chip, a suspensory tear and a seismoid bone break (yes, all 3!) in that leg. Wally's in a cast now while we have stabilize his injured leg. Soon we will move him to the university for surgery to put his leg back together so he may rejoin life as a healthy riding horse. We need to raise funds for Wally's surgery to the tune of around $3000.00. If you would like to donate the money for the surgery or make a donation for his daily care or future surgery please visit the How to Help page. Thank you for your kindness and Wally thanks you for giving him a second chance!