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It is an honor to be included in Len Johnson’s Blog. Len is the creator/producer of the wonderful “Last of the Spanish Mustangs” DVD’s. These films are about the wild Cerbat mustangs which are our neighbors. Len paid us a visit recently. http://www.lenjproductions.com
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Monday, June 8, 2015

Women of the Cerbats

I am feeling energized by my recent trip to the Cerbat mountains of northwest Arizona. I got some great shots of wild horses and connected with some people who keep the soul of that special place alive.

Catherine Ritlaw is a tireless savior of wild horses and burros that have no place left to go. She takes in the wounded, abused and crippled and rehabilitates them. She feeds them. She makes no money and does it on donations. Her Jeras animal sanctuary is located at the base of the Cerbat Mountains, offering a superb view of the highest peaks.

She had a covered face while I was there. She wears a respirator while people are near. She has auto-immune diseases that knock her down, but not out. She is a survivor and what my dad called a gutsy go-getter.

Len Johnson, me & Knickers

Len Johnson, me & Knickers

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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

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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!

Love,

Cathy & The Gang

 

 

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Journey’s End Ranch May 1, 2015 Newsletter

Our hay drive was a huge success and we thank you!

Thanks to matching funds that were pledged, we raised the funds needed to get a semi-load of this year’s new Bermuda hay. This will last our 23 equines through July. The hay is very dry and clean and we thank K&M Transport.

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Our weather had gotten warm and it sometimes seems that the watering chores take more time than feeding. The animals appreciate getting their tubs cleaned daily and getting fresh water.

 

Rusty

Rusty

Some of the horses like getting hosed off and Rusty was taking a roll in the sand after getting wet in this picture.

Rusty

Rusty

Knickers turns 33 this month. He is always an inspiration, as he survived against all odds and is an indomitable spirit.

Knickers

Knickers

Well, old Warrior never did stop wanting to chase Bayron. So, our neighbor volunteered to come with his grader to clear a fence line so we could cross fence. Thank you, Mike Gannuscio. Now, Warrior, Penny and Red have one area and Lucky and Bayron have another. Lucky and Bayron are very fond of each other and love to play. Our next project to be done very soon is to add an additional shed roof on the north end of the current shelter, so Bayron and Lucky will have shade and protection from the elements, should they seek it.

Warrior, 26 this year

Warrior, 26 this year

Bayron and Lucky

The kangaroo rats provides nightly entertainment.Cost of admission to the rat circus- a handful of bird seed.

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kangaroo rat

The desert came into bloom and we have many beautiful flowers.

beavertail cactus

beavertail cactus

I think I cracked a bone in my foot early in April, but I could not stand the “boot” I got, so I just kept it wrapped for a few weeks and I am limping along much faster now. I even managed to keep up with the hoof trimming.

Once again, we are very thankful for the support of our friends, without whom we could not provide a safe haven for these wonderful animals.

Love,

Cathy & The Gang

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