Nevermind, Emma's staying at Broken Oaks Sanctuary!

19-20 year old 13.1h Paint mare was saved from the Yakima Feedlot in March 2006. Is scared of humans and needs to build confidence, love and trust. Entering training in May 2006.

Nevermind, Emma's staying at Broken Oaks Sanctuary!

Postby Juliane on Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:16 am

I was just finishing the finalizing touches on my horse trailer this morning (new shavings, full hay bags, etc) when my phone rings. It's Gary from Broken Oaks Sanctuary. He has Emma temporarily until I can get there to pick her up. He picked her up last night from her adoptive home as Karen wouldn't be home when I came.

However, overnight, Emma had settled in peacefully with their herd and since they had just adopted a couple horses out, they had room to keep Emma! Woohoo!

So, Emma will be staying with Broken Oaks! I am so happy for her! Gary said that his grandkids were out playing with her as he spoke and she was getting along perfectly with them!

Cross your fingers! Back in the Success Stories section she goes!
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Postby cat_67 on Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:05 am

Great news! I hope it works out. She seemed fine with your herd, maybe she just doesn't care for ponies.
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Postby ptownevt on Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:59 am

You know my first horse, a big sweet teddy bear of a draft cross, absolutely HATED ponies (and was terrified of kites). A little friend of mine rode her pony to my house and we put him in with John-John so we could play. John-John went beserk and tried to kill her pony. Luckily we got the pony out before he was seriously injured.

And the pony I have now is blind. I think because of his blindness, not being able to see and react to the visual cues horses give, he tends to get beat up by even very kind horses. Just brings out the beast in them.

Anyway, I'm glad that Miss Emma is now in a herd where she will behave herself. Aren't they just the funniest things sometimes?
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Postby baboo on Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:32 pm

How is Emma doing? Are they sending any updates on her at all? I just want to know she is happy and safe!
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Postby Juliane on Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:36 pm

They haven't sent any updates. I will email them and ask how she's doing :) Thanks for asking! I've been wondering about her too!
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Postby gdp1 on Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:11 am

Emma is doing great! She has settled in well with our main herd and appears well adjusted to life at Broken Oaks. She still doesn’t care much for people and just kind of wants to be left alone (except when apples are involved). The weather has cooled down so she and all the horses are fluffing out with nice winter coats. I think we will just let Emma take it easy for the winter and just work mostly on getting her more comfortable with people.
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Postby cat_67 on Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:59 am

If they'll take bribes :) they'll get better!

Glad to hear she is doing well.
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Postby LorsaDoon on Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:35 pm

It's nice to hear she is doing well at her new home.
I agree with Cat, if they take bribes, there is hope. :D
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Postby baboo on Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:13 pm

thank you very much for the update. :lol:
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Postby gdp1 on Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:05 pm

Just a quick update. Emma is doing fine. Winter has set in and it's cold and wet but Emma is a tough one and she has grown a good winter coat. She is a particular one. She gets along great with just a couple of the volunteers and most she would just rather have nothing to do with. It’s the same with her interaction with the other horses. Just one or two she has anything to do with and just avoids the others. I guess she has earned the right to choose her friends however she sees fit. I like her toughness and sound judgment.
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Postby ptownevt on Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:09 pm

Thank you so much for the update. I am happy to hear that Emma is doing well. She deserves the freedom to live as she chooses, associating with whomever she chooses without pressure or fear. Thank you for giving her that.
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Postby cat_67 on Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:03 am

Thanks for the update. I agree, I actually find it fascinating watching who the horses choose if left to their own devices! Glad to hear she is doing well.
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Postby Juliane on Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:29 am

Thanks so much for the update, Gary! It sounds like Emma is in just the right place! Even though I tried to not pressure her, I think I did anyway. It is wonderful that she now has the choice to live how she wants to :) Thank you for giving her that!
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