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Journey’s End Ranch Newsletter September 2, 2020

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Due to my declining health, all our animals have gone to new homes. 6 horses and Poco and Chico (now Teddy) are at Equine WellBeing Rescue to live out their lives. 5 horses are at Healing Hearts Animal Rescue for life. Healing Hearts also took another horse, the 2 jennies and the sheep who are adoptable. Rambeau is already in a great home and the jennies will go their new home as soon as their adopter finishes their paddock and shelter. As soon as the weather cools, they will do some training with Rusty, the mustang, and he will find a home. He was ridden for a few years when he was younger and craves human attention and is not really crazy about other horses. My Dad left generous provisions to provide for their lifetime expenses, but finding the best possible places for them to go was the other part of the challenge and I am very pleased.

You can follow these 2 great organizations on Facebook.

Here are some pics. Thank you for your support and encouragement over the years.


Cathy and the Gang

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July was pretty eventful here. Lucky & Bayron were due to ship out to join the other 4 we sent to Healing Hearts. When trying to urge Bayron into the trailer with Lucky, he panicked & bolted through several electric fences & ended up with the 2 burros. Realizing he is much too wild & untouchable to go there, we sent Lucky off & Bayron stayed. He was introduced to mustang herd & is slowly fitting in. Scout has taken a liking to him. Photo above.

Lucky settled in quickly and is enjoying horsey popsicles and melon that a wonderful volunteer named Michele brings 3 times a week. Lucky had been abused prior to coming to us in 2013 & was always wary of people. He & Bayron became best friends, but Bayron’s fear of people only made Lucky worse. At Healing Hearts, he is calm with his 4 former friends and even allows some hands on rubbing.

Lucky 3 days after arriving at Healing Hearts

Diego with his quirky personality is a big hit with the volunteers.

Diego enjoying a popsicle- fruit & veggies in ice
Dakota has gained some weight and allows brushing and mane braiding, when she is in the mood

Our vet was out to do a few dentals and blood work on Buddy. All Buddy’s test results were in normal range. Addison’s medications can be tricky & we were glad he is getting the correct doses, though they tend to need increasing doses of fludrocortisone over time. I had to increase him 3X (going by symptoms) since his last lab work in Jan. We still battle his mitichondrial dysfunction using supplements. He was getting very fatigued until it dawned on me to try B12 injections (which I take). Wow, almost immediate improvement. Dogs with IBD are often deficient, something I learned from googling. The oral B12 he gets was not being absorbed.

Buddy “hiding” from me.

Dental day.


Poco and Chico (now “Teddy”) are thriving at Equine WellBeing Rescue. Poco continues to run his Facebook page with Christine’s help. Look at the shine!

Cuckoo Bird & his wife are now bringing their child for handouts.

Cuckoo on my doormat! He’s very demanding.

Our weather has been terribly hot. Thank goodness Buddy & I have A/C & it runs 24/7. A few of the horses line up to be hosed off, too.

Well, no Poco song for you, but we have a beautiful sunrise & smiling Rambeau.

July 19 sunrise
Silly Rambeau begging for a cookie

Thank you for your support & be sure to “like” Equine WellBeing Rescue

and Healing Hearts Refuge & Rescue

on Facebook. Also, Michele is pampering our 5 horses at Healing Hearts and has a nice website. Check out her beautiful & uplifting things.


Cathy& The Gang

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It is with some sadness but mostly with profound gratitude that I write this. My declining health and limited outside help forced me to make the tough decision to reduce our population. My Dad died in November, leaving provisions for me to place animals in new, permanent homes with enough funding to support them for years. Funding is essential, but finding the perfect, permanent homes is a huge part of the equation and the most important. After careful consideration, we asked Equine WellBeing Rescue, Inc. to take Poco & Chico and asked Healing Hearts Animal Rescue and Refuge to take the 6 older horses who have some health and soundness issues. Both organizations are in Az.

Chico & Poco were picked up by Christine & Lary who run Equine WellBeing last Saturday. The burros made the 6 hour trip to Snowflake & are thriving with all the care & attention they are getting. Poco has a video posted of their arrival. He got out, took a look around and let out with a very loud song. Christine is now running Poco’s Facebook page for him. We are so very, very grateful!

Poco has a scratching tree!
Poco & Chico

Red, Dakota, Diego & Penny went to Healing Hearts Sunday. Lucky & Bayron will join them in a few weeks. They are getting lots of love & pampering. Again, we are so very grateful.

Diego & Penny in their fancy fly masks!
Penny getting braids. Dakota & Red in background

So, that will leave us with the 6 mustangs and two jennies, Rambeau the sheep & Buddy the dog.

Our 6 mustangs, ages 16-23
Serena who arrived pregnant in 2004 (wild BLM capture) and her daughter, Jovita

Cuckoo Bird showed up for lunch today…life goes on.

Thank you for your support. Please be sure to “like” Equine WellBeing Rescue, Inc.

and Healing Hearts on Facebook.


Cathy & The Gang

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