Re: [RC] tornados hit horse barn - superpat
Thanks for the update, Deanna. A cash donation is on it's way to the address
provided. Hopefully, Ride Campers will find it in their hearts to extend a
small helping hand to help those horses in need. I figure that if i just
forego the new halter I had planned on getting and a few stops at Wendy's
for a quick sandwich, my money will be better used in Ohio. I thank goodness
that this area is not subject to most of the major natural disasters that
befall other parts of the country.
Again, thanks for helping to get some help started on it's way.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Deanna German" <finishis2win@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Ridecamp" <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 11:09 AM
Subject: Re: [RC] tornados hit horse barn
> OK, I've got a little more information to add to what I posted yesterday.
> They are sorting through the wreckage trying to salvage what they can.
> will take some time, so rebuilding is not likely to start anytime soon.
> There's talk of simply burning what's left once it's been sorted through
> starting from the foundations. This wasn't a swanky place to begin with --
> it was a humble but adequate barn, pasture and house.
> The 8 remaining horses (out of the 10 that were there -- 2 died) are being
> stabled nearby. Before the tornado destroyed their home, these horses had
> access to pastures with run-ins into their stalls; the pasture area was
> divided so that congenial groups of 4, 4 and 2 could be together. Now they
> are mostly stabled in stalls with an indoor arena serving as turnout for a
> few hours a day. As we all can imagine, this is a huge transition for
> It also looks like the 8 horses will need to be moved multiple times --
> temporary home will only last a couple or a few weeks. No doubt, this is
> still very generous on the part of those providing the temporary housing
> they are to be commended!
> 3 of the 8 are elderly horses and have some special requirements for
> supplements. All would benefit from being able to be kept on the same feed
> and hay as what they are accustomed to to smooth the transitions they
> Pro-biotic supplements would further ease the transition. These things
> all lost. They already face vet bills related to the tornado because of
> lacerations and such. Let's help them avoid calling the vet for colic.
> Beyond the special supplements for the older horses, the feed and the
> pro-biotic products, their wish list includes wheelbarrows, halters, lead
> ropes, plastic flat-backed buckets, stainless steel feeders, muck rakes,
> pitch forks, shovels, trash cans, redmond salt, dog food, cat food.... on
> down to the things that we've all collected over the years like hoof
> brushes, salves (like Corona), vet wrap. Having a place to put some of
> things is obviously a problem, so my thought is that maybe a money
> is more appropriate, then they can go buy what they need when they have
> somewhere to put it.
> A post office box has been created for donations. It is:
> Serendipity Stables
> c/o Michele Davis
> P.O. Box 652
> Marysville, OH 43040
> The woman I've been talking to, Tina Davidson, who boards her horse there,
> said to make sure everyone knows that all $$ received will go directly to
> the horses and horse care items or barn reconstruction and barn items.
> This is a real opportunity to help a fellow horseperson. Do what you can.
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