I am happily Divorced for Many years. I am unable to work at the moment because of health/medical issues.. I have been a moderator for Alex Brown Racing for over a 2 yrs now and is a "job" I enjoy doing and helping the community grow and thrive.
I live in West Central Ohio. I grew up on a farm, and had a favorite Uncle who owned and raised TB's and QH's. He was the one that gave me my horse fever. I learned to ride from him and did a lot of exercising his horses to prepare them for racing. I once dreamed of being a jockey but soon I grew too tall to be one. I had my own horse when I was a teenager. Sadly my Uncle died when I was in my 20's and all of his horses were auctioned off to pay off debt. I still follow some of his last breeding stock progeny. I have been searching for 4 of his horses to see if they are okay, I have seen their progeny listed but tracing back and finding them has been a lot of dead ends. So I relish in finding their "children".
My Pet Family
Left, Maggie, GRetriver/Lab Mix (resuce) Middle Picture Caden my Overgrown Sheltie, Right is Maggie with Mojo (love of her life!)
These 2 are my daughter's dogs, on the left is MoJo(boxer mix), on the right is Rusty, lab/rottie/boxer mix, I dogsit these cutties when she goes to work. They are both Rescue dogs
From when I was 10 till I was 21, I lived horses through my Uncle. He raised/trained and raced TB's, then QH's. When he retired from racing he went on to become a foaling manager for a well known farm but still maintained his small breeding stock of horses. My Uncle taught me to ride and I would exercise many of his horses in training.
I had my own horse when I was a teenager, love of my life she was... she was a qh/arab mix and just was the brightest chestnut with white mane, If you know of Horse feathers equine rescue and see pictures of Daisy, she is the spitting image of my horse.. My father sold the farm and my horse went to stay at my Uncle's farm. Sadly she got spooked one day, jumped the fence and was hit by a semi. I have not owned a horse since then. When my Fav Uncle died, my dreams of owning and being around horses died that day, as my parents did not understand my passion for horses. I once dreamed of being a race horse owner/trainer like my Uncle.
I never stopped loving or wanting a horse again, and live my dreams now through the horses I help save on the forum. Recently I got to visit MHR and that was the best experience I have had since I lost my horse.. Just to be hands on a horse again was a blessing... and stirred up those "I WANT" again.
I use to help out at a local horse riding place for underprivlege children but when my medical issues came up, I had to put that on the back burner, I hope to return to that soon, and to help out with my local horse rescue.
My YouTube Video Page: Youtube Videos
Some of rescues I have helped/support and other causes (many Behind the scene!)
West Winds Stables Equine Rescue and Rehab My Local Rescue
Watching and Completed Rescues from the forum
Watch Section for Rescue Efforts on the Forum.
IF you make changes/additions on this page to help me, please follow my layout
Numbers for Horses Saved and Money
|Month||Total Horses||Total Horses Saved 2009||Total Funds |
Saved to Date*
|Total Funds to Date|
- Fund Amounts are mostly drawn from information from the rescue effort on costs to save the horses/transport,coggins, etc. that is posted on the rescue thread or reported to me if it is a off forum FOB rescue, some rescue attempts confirm monies beyond the amount. So because of that the $$ part is not 100% accurate, the Total Horses is a accurate number.***
- To Date is from 10/06 when Rescuing began on the ABR forum