Mustang A Day Challenge #36 "Chi- Aano" January Special to Benifit Alder Hill Farm Mustangs
Alder Hill Farm Rescue Mustang
5 by 7 inches Oil on Canvas Board
by Linda L Martin
Chi-Aano and her stablemate Brio, who I painted early in the challenge were rescues that were surrendered to Alder Hill Farm. These two mares had been adopted from the BLM some where in the west, then they were homed in Maryland. The many supporters of Alder Hill Farm raised the money to transport the two mares by trailer and bring them to Alder Hill Farm in Mussiouri. A lot of the fund raising from Alder Hill Farm is doing through their facebook page and social media. When an emergency arises The word is put on the facebook page and then funds are collected through Paypal.
Chi-Aano Mustang at Alder Hill Farm
Photo used by permission
Of course Alder Hill also does other local fundraising for the farm. Rescues like Chi-Aano and Brio are most of the time funded by donations of a dollar or 5 dollars at a time. In this way vet bills can be covered as they arise, special needs and emergency trailering.
Every horse that comes to Alder Hill Farm goes through 30 days of quarenteen, evaluation for adoptability and level of training and then if necessiary to make it more adoptable the horse is given additonal training. Hoof, teeth and medical care plus all up to date innoculations are also administered. And for first time horse owners there is even aprogram of training for the new owner in how to handing the horse and care for it.
One of the best things about Alder Hill Farm is their practice of making a place for each horse that is adopted in case some circumstances change and the horses need to leave their forever home. In this way a horse like Chi-Aano when it is adopted out would never have the uncertanty of possibly ending up with an unfit home or being taken to sell at the highest bid.
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