Im excited, the muster is coming up and out of 180horses to be rounded up 120 now have homes. It seems like about half of them are coming to my house. Well six are at least...
Okay and now to take a slightly emotional tone..
This is something i have been thinking about for a while now, we see and hear of a lot of terrible things happening in the world, muders, war, animal abuse etc etc. But there are also a hell of a lot of good people out there.
My time volunteering in Egypt made me realize this. The conditons of the animals over there were horrible beyound belief, the inhumanity with which they were treated was heartbreaking. Yet there were people, who despite facing a overwhelming number of obstacles,kept trying to do good. Charities and organisations that were slowly changing things and bringing about positive steps, it was incredibly inspiring to see some good things happening amoung all the bad. I was reminded of this with the muster. Two weeks ago there were seven people willing to adopt horses, now 120 horses are going to be saved. Why? Because a whole lot of really good people pitched in to help, times are tough and yet a lot of people helped where they could, and continue to do so.
I applied for two horses, so how did I end up with six, due to arrive sometime in the next two weeks. How? Becasue some people wanted to help, and didnt just moan about how they couldnt do anything, they opened up there hearts and wallets and provided sponsorship, so that un-adopted horses, could come to people like me and still be saved. It means i can take them on start them, and produce them into horses that can go on to have happy succeful lives as show horses, or riding horses, or kids ponies, endles possibilities. It means these horses get a chance to go and be great horses. But it couldt happen without all these great poeple in the background who helped where they could, not all of them have wads of spare cash, they just gave what hey could and it makes a differance, a huge differance to those horses that were destined to go to slaughter.
So i applied to adopt two, i have two sponsored horses arrivng and i have two more to do the first handling and training with for freinds. It is going to be my very own little band of wild stallions when they arrive, im sure its going to be exciting.
For those of you who read my blog and asked for horses to be sent to me, as well as providing the money to make this happen, thankyou so much. The vote of confidence in me, means a huge amount. These are great horses and im so happy to be able to be saving a couple more lives. For those of you who have also emailed asking how you can help, i am trying to set something up, si will keep you all posted.
But really the point i want to make is there are sad events in the world, it suxs how animals are treated in some countries, it suxs that the wild horses have to be rounded up and domesticated or slaughtered, and there are hundreds of other terrible things that happen each day. But there are so many good people trying hard to make a differance that will get very little recogintion for anything they do, and they do make a differance, a huge differance to those they help. The vets and cahrities, we came into contact with in Egypt, the people from the Kaimanawa Heritage Horses working around the clock to organise homes, and to all those of you doing little acts of goodness, either adopting horses from muster, donating or making it possible to home a couple more horses. To my freinds who work for charities in third world countries and my mother who saves lives every day, it is inspiring to know that so many people do so many things to make the world a better place
Someone once told me " It is out of your control to prevent bad things from happening, but you have all the power to make the world a better place"