MHR PMU horses

MHR PMU horses

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We hope you'll enjoy seeing frequent updates and photos of the Miracle Horse Rescue and Sanctuary horses you all know and so generously support. We'll also keep you posted on current projects and plans for the future.

Stephanie Pierce

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

In just a one week period of time Charity has some major transformations occuring with her body. The others were so gradual, but Charity is wham one change from morning to evening.

When we were out doing the lights yesterday, I could see her full bag from the rear. But as we all know, things are subject to change so quickly.

Lucy do you think we should have a Baby Shower Cake or maybe even a special party because this is Charity's last baby and unfortunately we are going to have to skip a year due to economic reasons. Wish we could help more but we cannot this year.

Plus we have those wonderful MHR eggs, six yesterday. Two of the girls are slacking.

Thank you all so very very much for everything!!!

Stephanie & Rob

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Good morning all,

Today we will begin placing the lights up in the foaling stall as Charity is making some very rapid changes in her appearance. Her bag began to fill early last week and is continuing to do so now.

We have no info as to her foaling process as these PMU mares were just brought up to a field closer to give birth. It was just a surprise for them to see foals next to mamas the next morning.

The muscles around her tail head are slowly slipping away. I went out on a limb just from my observations and past experience last week that we had approximately four weeks. But I do not believe she read the manual, so she may march to a different drummer.

From yesterday morning's feeding to last nigh'ts feeding her bag was even larger. I can't give an exact time, date etc, and I am not going to attempt the foaling strips, could not be a healthy outcome for one of us and I am sure it would not be Charity with issues.

Many of our viewers have been able to watch her grow, and her habits (general) and they are noticing changes as well. with Mary's assistance she will post some educational info regarding birthing of a foal. And our viewers will share what they have observed. Charity has had her feet done, so that is one less thing we have to worry about. She does not like to be caught up, moves away but when she has been caught, she is very sweet.


Chat on our web cam page will be open to all, but the moderators have been given specific instructions: no bashing anyone, no speaking of eating horse (this will get you banned immediately), attacks on anyone will get you 10 minute time out and if you continue you will be banned. It is okay to agree to disagree but do this in an ADULT CIVILIZED manner, please.

Stephanie and Rob

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The chickens of MHR

MHR now has chickens

Fuzzy headed hen
Fuzzy footed hen
Horseshoe feature window

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Good Saturday Evening All,

It was a very busy day here today. Gail and Crystal came out and groomed everyone on the back row. We have to wait for General as we have to bathe him, we tried to get all the dried mud off but it was tugging to much. So it must be a bath.

Charity and I did a bit more bonding, and we decided to try and work on her feet. She was trimmed, without sedation. She was pretty good, only mashed me against the panel once. It was a good thing...not the mashing but the trimming. She and I walked around a bit and she is very smart. She was quite relaxed with our walk and never gave one bit of problem.

The first of three clips of her pedicure is here:

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Katie is doing better, her feet still must be cleaned daily but they are beginning to toughen up.

You will be seeing me start working with B, Spirit and Justice in the very near future. I am going to begin using some of the techniques Jamie showed me while he was here.

Everyone else is doing wonderful, it has been peaceful which I hope this is the way it will stay.

If you have any questions for Jamie and his progress in training Frank, please let me know and I will forward them on to him and he will get them answered for you.

I hope all of you have a wonderful Sunday.

Stephanie and Rob

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Frankly Speaking, March 27, 2010

Hey everybody,

Just wanted to drop you all a line and let you know how Frank is doing.

Well, to get everybody up to speed, I left MHR Monday around 4:30pm. The drive home went without incident. That's a good thing. We arrived home pretty late, and by the time we got the horses unloaded and cared for, it was around midnight. Tuesday was just a day to recuperate. On Wednesday, I had a short round pen session with Frank and he actually did quite well. I followed that up on Thursday by turning him out in my roping arena. That way he could join up with my other horses over a fence and I could see how he handled cattle. He is quite cowie, which is a prerequisite for horses on my property.

Supper time came along, and Frank let me catch him without any problems. Friday I didn't have time to work him in the round pen and I've been a bit worried about his soreness after he was trimmed. Stephanie and I have discussed this and we've decided to move on with his training. Time came to get Frank and that's when the problems started. He absolutely would not let me catch him. In fact, he went over the neighbor's fence. Fortunately for him he only suffered minor scrapes. Sometimes it's hard to remember, but good can come from even the worst situation. After almost an hour and a half, Frank let me catch him. That was because I worked him that whole time, instead of taking a short cut.

Time for me to go to work. Let Stephanie know if this is of interest to you, or if you have any questions I can answer.

Happy trails,

Monday, March 22, 2010

Great news!

Sinatra is a cremello gelding foaled on May 15, 2004. He has been at MHR since he was a yearling. We're very happy to announce that he was adopted today by a friend of ours who lives in Northern Nevada. His new owner has decided to change his name to Frank.

Here are Frank and his new brother, Spotty

Frank with his new dad
Let's get this limo moving!
Dad performing safety check
Frank aka Sinatra is going to an excellent home with an individual who truly understands the needs and the mentality of a horse. I had the opportunity to have him impart just a fraction of his knowledge and expertise and for this I am truly grateful.

Stephanie and Rob

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Dear Family, Friends and Supporters,

All of us at Miracle Horse Rescue would like to thank each and everyone of you for assistance, support and prayers during 2009. We cannot thank you enough.

It was a wonderful year, but we had our fair share of heartache due to the loss of several of our horses. It is the circle of life and we knew this when we established our organization in 2001.

We know during these difficult economic times for all of us, that many have been effective by, but your kindness and generosity has made difference in the lives of all of horses.

We are standing by for when Charity must return to the maternity wing, and we have yet another blessed event of the miracle of life upon us. Charity was saved by several individuals as she was going to be shipped to auction and a horrific demise more than likely. Thank you All!! You not only saved one life but two!

Due to financial strain we will be unable this year to save another PMU Mare. We understand that we cannot save them all but we must be realistic.

Once again thank you to each and everyone of you for your continued support.

Stephanie and Robert Pierce
Miracle Horse Rescue

Happy Spring!

Happy First Day of Spring to All!

This last week has been so very very busy. We have been working on mini projects to accomplish before the big one begins. It is the small ones that get you in trouble and seem to put you behind. But the big ones get done and we overlook the small ones that need to be done as well.

It is beautiful here, I need it to be warmer so I can bath General out. He has more mud on him from the rains and it is too difficult to just curry out. I tried and it was too uncomfortable for him. So lets hope for the 80's this coming week. I do not want him damp whatsoever by nightfall. Guess I could blow dry

You can tell Spring is in the air! Horses are frisky and happy. Bouncing, running, bucking - the gambit.

This is our little/Big Justice's first Easter, he hears the buzzing and has even witnessed a real live bunny in his stall. He just watched totally fascinated. His feathers are really growing in, and he is becoming quite the beautiful young horse.

We love the new place, and we still have so much to do on the exterior of the house but it will happen. We accomplished so very much in December while we were sick on the inside, you cannot even tell it is a 20 yr old home thanks to all of you and the xmas Home Depot card and my parents.

Charity is growing wider with each passing day, and I am beginning to monitor her closely. We need to get the lights up in the foaling stall. We have to figure out an electrical problem we are having, but we will.

We have been putting together a chicken coop all out of scrap material which we have had on property. We have not had to buy a thing except two boxes of self tapping screws and a roll of welding wire. Then MHR will have its chicken safe and the eggs will be flowing for Lucy.

Everyone have a great day and thank you ever so much for your support. You are providing everything the horses need which is food and your love from afar.


Stephanie & Rob

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wednesday evening, 3/10

Good Evening All,

It was a beautiful day today, a bit breezy but pretty all the same. There were horses splayed out on their sides everywhere today basking in the sun. The were really enjoying it.

Spring is in the air, and you can tell by the playfulness they are all beginning to display, plus the fact that they are starting to shed. They better hang onto some of that hair just in case we get another surprise snow storm.

Charity is doing very well, getting wider with each passing day. We will need to start her on rice bran once she foals to maintain her weight without excess protein which can lead to founder.

Katie has made a marked improvement, it is like night and day. Keeping her feet clean and dry has been a real key. Her area is very very dry. Again she is not fond of the grass hay but does love the rice bran.

They are all doing very very well, which is very important! Thank you all for everything, your support, the bumps, the yummy cakes and for just being you as you make the difference in many lives.

Rob and Stephanie

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Good Morning Everyone,

We awoke to a beautiful winter wonderland this morning. Actually we were both quite shocked, weatherman never mentioned this at all. As you can see from the earlier pictures posted, the horses and dogs were thrilled. It was quite comical to watch.

It truly was great to see them all having fun! I think Bruno had the best time. He was carrying his basketball around dropping and chasing it, leaping in the air and rolling around.

Silky also gave her display of joy as well, which created a running and bucking frenzy by all. Just a beautiful sight. Even big old Jerri kicked up her heels.

This is a treat for us down here in So. Nevada, so all of you back East and North need to bear with us Lizards.

Everyone have a great day and thank you again for your support!

Stephanie and Rob & The entire MHR Fur Family

A big surprise at MHR this morning


Silky, enjoying it all
Spirit, B and Justice talking it over

Truffles, let me roll in this stuff...whoohoo

Charity: Oh this is nothing...look at you all acting like fools

Monday, March 8, 2010€

Good Evening All,

We have been very busy, spreading manure, working and putting up the surveillance cameras. Our goal is to protect the horses on a daily basis, gates are locked nightly.

All of the horses are doing great, and our Charity is getting more and more billowy as each day goes by.

Katie is doing great, it is astounding! The recommendations and procedures advised by Dr. Hadland and Rob doing the work has given Katie the opportunity to be almost pain free. She is bucking and kicking up her heels. She is eating her grass hay and rice bran which is the diet she will live on the remainder of her life.

Thank you all for your support!

Rob and Stephanie

Friday, March 5, 2010

Pictures of Charity 3/4/10

These are photos taken of Charity on 3/4/10. I was standing on the porch as I did not want to disturb her rest

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Good Morning to All,

Well, Rob has been working on the tractor for days now, breaking and spreading everything. This has made a huge difference for the drainage required from all the rain we received in such a short period of time. The only place we are still unable to do at this point is by the round pen where Charity is located. The Yellow Banana would sink right now, it is very soft there and I mean soft. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION EARTH

Charity is getting rounder and rounder each day. She has become quite the talker at meal times. She was so silent when she first arrived but not anymore. She is a big talker now. She is doing wonderfully.

Katie is doing great! She is now bucking, which of course requires a lot of pressure on her front feet to lift the rear. She has become used to the grass hay. Bright is with her and this is quite comical, as Bright despises the grass hay but does eventually walk over and begin eating. It is almost as if she is saying, what me eat that stuff, no way.

Dr. Hadland's recommendation for Katie's feet was the ticket, plus the soaking and constant cleaning. Again she is doing well.

Sophie is beginning to put her weight back on with the Sr. and Rice Bran, again Dr. H's recommendation for the old girl. He said the key is a slow weight gain, never try to rush it because it can create other problems internally.

We are looking forward to a lot of warm we can say "LET THE BATHS BEGIN"

I hope that everyone is doing well and continues to do so. Have a wonderful day!

Rob and Stephanie