Thursday, October 11, 2012 9:21:00 PM
We first met Melissa over a year ago when she adopted our Dawson....she re-named her Penelope. Melissa would check in every once in a while and give us the updates on Penelope...(she the mare that our Maddy is coming out of the water in our slide show on the homepage of our web page) We were always happy to hear from her. More recently Melissa has started coming to Volunteer on the farm to help with the other horses....most specifically Alberta.
We got Alberta last winter (with the help of CT. Draft Horse Rescue) from Camelot in NJ. She was seriously underweight and scared and very weak in the hind end. With proper food and accupuncture and loads of TLC Alberta has recoverd physically. Now the mental work has begun....she is learning to trust and move more freely with less fear. Her boyfriend is Mark aka Markus....she is beautiful and now she has a special human friend named Melissa to open her heart even wider. We are giving Alberta all the time and space she needs to learn to trust again....with Melissa's help it is probably going to happen faster than we think!
So without further delay, here is Melissa's submission:
I've learned that everyone has a story. I have help Justin and Nell do the harvest and bring hay out. They have showed me how to harness a horse and what different kinds are used for.also Nell has taught me alot about different kinds of veggies. and I've seen shorty the horse that has a hind end problem come galloping down like he was never hurt before. Alberta the horse that was abused like I was go from trying to bite me and kick me come to me and want to follow me.to most people they just look like a herd of horses and we just look like passionate horse lovers. In reality they need us as much as we need them. I've also met people there that have been hurt by horse people and come here to find safety and love. There are thirty horses everyone can learn something from each and everyone of them.not to mention I got my amazing horse from here. She has taught me to trust and listen and that big horses aren't scary. but she has healed alot of the pain in my heart and I wouldn't trade her for anything and I think I've helped her in that she now has one person to love and trust. I have blue star to thank for her and I will be forever grateful. I can not wait to learn more from them.
Alberta in the kill pen in New Jersey
Aberta and one of her best buds Romeo, who had his own share of trust issues..