I never get tired of seeing the surprise on a cowboys face when he realizes that THESE ARE THE RESCUE HORSES. When we show up at an event or gathering cattle for a neighboring ranch we always use the rescue horses. Their preconceived ideas of what a "saved from slaughter" horse is, goes right out the window when we unload the well behaved, well trained horses that we ride. When these hardened ranchers show up at the Ranch to "see what we got" and start with the "what about that one?" I just say "yes that one too". Then it goes on to “but not that one?" I say "yup, that one too". It seems hard for them to wrap their brains around the fact that these are not all "throw away" horses. A lot of them are well trained, well bred, registered horses that were just lucky enough to be at the wrong auction at the wrong time. Big fat and healthy is what these slaughter buyers want and training does not matter to them.
When we walk out into the pasture or down the pipe corral isle it’s awful hard to picture any of these happy, healthy, friendly, relatively well adjusted horses being shipped to a slaughter plant. That is exactly where they were all headed.
I can't even explain what kind of intervention occurred to interrupt shipment to their grisly destination. Sometimes it was only seconds before the truck got there as was the case of the stunning palomino yearling quarter horse filly. Pulled out of the shipping pen with her little blanket still on her. (see Barbie in photo) Too many close calls to mention for each and every one.
EVERY "saved from slaughter" horse was taken DIRECTLY out of the feedlot pen. This was an out of state horse feedlot that ships directly to the Canadian and Mexican Slaughter plants. It is not illegal to ship horses from other states to "out of Country" Slaughter plants. These horses had no chance to be saved and no where else to go except to the Slaughter plants. When you meet them it is impossible to fathom that any of them deserved that horrible destiny. I will not link slaughter videos or pictures on my website. I won't go into the details of how the "processing" occurs at these plants. Let's just say that inhumane is not even close to how cruelly these trusting, loving pets are treated by the plant employees, owners and even the onsite Veterinarians.
There is a story in every horse’s heart and I hope to tell one for every horse that has crossed through our gates.
Please take a look at our youtube videos, search for valley view ranch equine rescue
Check out the Available for adoption page often. Read the updates on the adopted horses and read the Horse Stories. You might want to print out a few for Bedtime Stories for the kids. Let me know if there is anything you would like to see added to the Website I'm awfully new at this and really need the input.
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