Archive for February, 2011

Volunteer Orientation

Tomorrow, we welcome anyone who would like to volunteer with a horse rescue. We will begin at 2pm at Merry Oaks Farm. If you would like to join us and need directions, please email us at


Available Feb. 2011

  1. Phantom  and Callie (need to adopt together) – mares, upper teens, western, trail horses.  Phantom is a black & white paint, Callie is a tri color, and they are sisters.
  2. Tiny Tim – anglo arab gelding, born in 2007.  He can be shy and he is just under 15 hands due to malnutrition.  VERY SWEET:)  And a fantastic boy in the saddle.
  3. Marley – black and white paint saddlebred gelding (1994).  Needs groceries before we will ride him, but he is broken to ride and said to be amazing under saddle.
  4. Riddick – quarter horse (2002) and recently gelded in early January.  Very calm for being a stallion so long.  Also ridable.
  5. Minnie Mae – is a for sale mare pony ($800)
  6. Sassy – is a bay mare TWH (1985) and ridable
  7. Bella – is a black mare TWH (2003) and ridable

We are happy to report we have had a few recent adoptions;)

Doug and Betsy have adopted Butterbean (formerly known as Bute), Ellie, and Arabella.  All of them will still be at the farm, but now have very loving “parents”.  Doug and Betsy do and amazing job at caring for them.  Doug, Betsy and Bonney have become our resident horse pediatrist for helping to care for abscess.  They have done such an amazing job rehabing these horses with the feet issues.  Thank you:)

Chase and Austin have also been adopted by the Perry family.  They will also remain at the farm until they can gain some more weight.  We are hopeful and think they will be able to go to the Perry farm in April.  We would also like to Thank the Perry Family for their hay donation.

Diesel was also adopted out… I’m going to miss my “Denis the Menace”.  He is going to a gentleman that has several years of experience with horses and he fell in love with Diesel, who wouldn’t though?

Hello Volunteers:)  Diamonds In The Rough will have a volunteer meeting Feb. 26 at 2PM.  We are going to use this opportunity to meet one another as well as learn a few things about the horses.  Sonja will be with us and Kelly the trainer will also be joining us at 2:30 to go over handling the horses.  She is going to teach us how to safely lead them and general safety around the horse.  I look forward to seeing you all.

As always, you all do amazing work and I am so blessed to be apart of a wonderful group.

Jennifer Homan