lots of new News!!!

I know there hasn't been as many postings and happenings at the rescue this summer, but we are hard at work....

I want to share that we have 4 of our horses at or completed training with Dina Cabral.
you can find videos of Jake, Kay and Kalib all under saddle posted on our Facebook page.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lone-Oak-Rescue-Inc/137882262901056
It is so exciting to see the huge progress they have made.... and looking forward to finding them new homes.

Jake is at home post training and is doing wonderful, an occasional spook in place and nervous at times, but so much better. I have ridden Jake myself several times since he has been home and he was wonderful, he still needs an experienced rider as we want to build on his new experiences with a confident rider. He has even been roped off of and worked on cattle herding .

Kay has inquiries on her for adoption, she is mellow and easy to ride, she is home in just 2 weeks.
Her video is on Facebook as well.

Kalib is under saddle after 2 weeks of ground work, looking much more relaxed than I thought he would. I should not be surprised, as he is such a smart boy, he has lots of energy, but did not even try to buck even once. Check out his video, he is so handsome!!!

Mia is making slower progress, but she too is under saddle. videos of her are pending.

Back at the ranch Jp is making a great recovery. His foot fracture continues to look better with each radiograph. He is now on hand walking and in a 12x24 stall, and remains sound at the moment. Time will tell if he will be a riding horse again, we are hoping so... next update in a few weeks.

Our Feed lot rescues are doing well, and need to find their homes. Rosa and Jester have put on weight but still have muscle to regain.... they have vastly improved from when they arrived. Our hot headed boy Adonis has calmed down.... he is a handful on the ground but very responsive under saddle, energetic, and soooo smooth to ride.

Pearl and Shawney did drop weight on pasture but were put back on supplements and are regaining nicely.... Shawney may have her new home..... pearl is looking and feeling great, she needs a new home and a job!

I have said we would not be taking in new horses but could not say no to the babies at risk..... so there are 3 yearling fillies to arrive at Lone Oak, a paint, a roan and an appaloosa.

I am looking for sponsors for them.... they have little to no handling so will take some time before they are available for adoption. we are hoping they can be within 60-90 days, the first 30 will be under quarantine as they are coming from the feed lot.

The cost just to get them from the feedlot is $225 each plus any holding fees and transportation/vet/farrier costs.... and then we get to start their work
any contributions can be made through the website to our paypal.... please mark the donations for the fillies....
I will post pictures as soon as I can and start the naming process as well.

Please help where you can with any donations to help us prepare for the upcoming winter.... Hay is priced high, but we might be able to get a deal from a local grower..... our goal is to raise enough to buy 300 bales of alfalfa, that should hold us until our pastures green up.... current prices are good at $12 a bale.

As always thank you to the volunteers for your support.... the rescue could not run without you.