Of course, asshat Loffelholz doesn't think she's doing anything wrong, and has every excuse in the book. "Mary Loffelholz disputes her former sister-in-law's account of the situation and disagrees with Ashbacher's assessment. True, she said, some of the horses are thin, but she blames that on the weather."It's been muddy and I haven't been able to drive in" to provide food and water as much as she'd like to, Mary Loffelholz said. 'Some of them are thin, and we're trying to put weight on them. They look thin, but they're like people. Some are thin-boned and have a high metabolism.' "
I had my first cutting lesson last night. Oh. My. God. It was SO MUCH FUN! It's definitely a discipline I could get into. For one thing, all the horses look great. For another, I like how you ride them - it's very laid back, loose reins, nobody's picking at them or messing with them - it's a style of riding I think the horses like. They seem to be trained like polo ponies, at least the one I rode was, and I guess she has gone to APHA World (I have to get her real name, she's adorable, definite breeding quality!). I had a wonderful time and will definitely be back.
Secondly, Cowgirl Spirit Rescue Drill Team - which does drill with 100% horses rescued from slaughter or similarly poor situations - is heading to the WLRCA State Drill Team Competition next weekend. They could really use your donations to help with entry fees and related expenses, and no donation is too small - all are appreciated and welcomed! If you have a few dollars to spare, they have a donation link on their main page - just scroll down to find it.
I will probably not get a post up tomorrow due to the holiday and actually having a day off of work (and therefore needing to do all the other neglected stuff!) so here's a Friday Featured Rescue, a day early! If you want a VERY well broke riding horse, this is Ginger, an ex-polo pony offered for adoption by Sunkissed Acres Rescue in Georgia. If you've never ridden a polo pony, you have no idea how fun they are. Air brakes, excellent neck rein and most are just wonderful to work around. This girl needs a good home - if you are in the Georgia area, please consider her!
Have a great 4th of July and remember to watch your horses! They may not like being locked in stalls but it sure beats having hem running through fences if you know the neighbors are a-holes and your neighborhood is going to resemble downtown Baghdad tomorrow night. I damn near got run over by the blind mare last year, and have learned my lesson (although now I'm living far enough out in the country that we shouldn't have a problem, hooray!)