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Journey’s End Ranch Newsletter June 5, 2015

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Journey’s End Ranch Newsletter June 5, 2015

We had a pleasant month with nice weather. I did a lot of hoof trimming and am caught up except for addressing Poco. I got an inexpensive hammock and plan to get him into the little pen I made, tie him and see if I can put the hammock under his belly as a sling. He needs his good back hoof trimmed and also needs some of the deformed hoof sawed off. He cannot pick up his good foot for me, so I am hoping that supporting him with the hammock hung from the corral panels and under his belly will do the trick. If that does not work for us, we’ll have to have the vet out to sedate him and have the strong vet tech hold up his hind end, because I sure can’t.

Poco also started rubbing his eyes. I suspected he has allergies, so I put him on some extra supplements- quercetin and luteolin. Within 2 days, he stopped rubbing them. Because of my own health challenges, I have vast knowledge of natural ways to help address a myriad of conditions and am available for consultation. All I ask is that you consider donating to the sanctuary if I help you in some way.

Poco also has a crush on Florencia, who turns three this month. It’s hard to believe that time has passed so swiftly since we took in the two pregnant jennies in January of 2012.

Florencia, now 3 years old

Florencia, now 3 years old

Shannon Story does digital artwork and used Poco’s picture to create two new versions. You can get prints, posters, pillows and tote bags and Shannon will donate 100% of the profits to us. http://shannon-story.artistwebsites.com/art/all/poco/all This is one of them.

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I have taken lots of videos this month. Bayron & Lucky spend hours every day playing. Please visit our Youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/wetarez


We enjoyed a visit from the film maker Len Johnson on June 3. Len has done several “Last of the Spanish Mustangs” DVD’s and may include us in his new production. He is a knowledgeable wild horse advocate. We highly recommend his very reasonable priced DVDs. They feature the Cerbat wild horses who are our neighbors and who thrive without man’s intervention.It was a honor to meet him and to discuss wild horses. Here is a short Youtube version of one of his DVDs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJquuyK4s2E

Len Johnson, filmmaker, meets the JERAS burros

Len Johnson, filmmaker, meets the JERAS burros


Here is a magnificent Cerbat horse photographed by Cathy Deleree, the artist.

Here is a magnificent Cerbat horse photographed by Cathy Deleree, the artist.

Cathy also supports us. Please check out her website. https://www.etsy.com/shop/CathyDeLeRee?section_id=10999675&ref=shopsection_leftnav_5


A few of our mustangs

Mariah being silly. She arrived as a yearling in 2004.She has injuries sustained  during her capture

Mariah being silly. She arrived as a yearling in 2004.She has injuries sustained during her capture

We have an abundance of wild bunnies again. Between the hay, bird seed and pans of water we have out, they are in rabbit heaven.

Desert cottontail youngster

Desert cottontail youngster

We are now in our sixth year and provide a home for 13 horses, 10 burros and a sheep. We can only do this because of our generous supporters and friends who share our Facebook pages and website.  Please check out our affiliates page and see if there are things you might like to buy and help us in the process. If you shop at Smiths, Kroger’s or Fred Myer. you can link your card to us and we get a % of your every purchase. http://www.jersanctuary.org/available-merchandise/

Thank you!


Cathy & The Gang



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  1. jackie carroll says:

    Once again thank you for all you do, You have a bunch of happy clowns that love you immensely – we do too. Will try and get hold of you this weekend as I need to use your brain for what is wrong with Miss Mable. Have gone back to school to learn more about donkeys as there isn’t a donkey vet in the state of oklahoma. Learning a lot and it is fun too. Love you and the gang from me and the gang

  2. Cathy Ritlaw says:

    OK, sounds good! Thank you, Jackie!

  3. You do some wonderful work lady .. 😉

  4. Cathy Ritlaw says:

    Thank you, Gwenn!

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