It’s great to be a bird on the wall…
Being a very inquisitive raven I enjoy being on the cutting edge of Rescue chatter. I often find myself, while minding my own business of course, suddenly being made privy to some human conversations. For example, the other day while I was observing a potential adopter spending some quality time with one of the horses in the round pen; I heard another new visitor to the rescue comment about how good all of the CCHR horses look. She continued by saying that they looked so well-fed and in such great shape. I must say that I had to agree with her. I monitor all of California Coastal Horse Rescue activities including the daily feedings and the exercise programs and I have to admit that the volunteers at CCHR are awesome with everything they do to make sure the horses have a happy and healthy life! I am still, however, working on the training of all of the volunteers on how I wish to be taken care of. I have a long list of demands… Tasty snacks, being paid attention to, tasty snacks, being told what a smart bird I am, tasty snacks………..
Signing off from CCHR,
The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
April, enjoying a quiet moment at the Rescue today…
This sweet and sensitive 13 year old mare first came to California Coastal Horse Rescue as a neglected and badly injured 4 month old foal with her seriously ill dam. April’s mama had done all she could for her filly and in her attempt to keep her baby fed, her neglected body was unable to survive the damage from their previous ordeal, and she passed away during her first week at the Rescue while under medical care.
After being treated at CCHR, and surviving the potentially life-ending injury and leg infection that she arrived with at the Rescue, April went on to be adopted and live happily with a family for about 8 years.
Sadly, April’s home, as happens so often with horses and other animal companions, was broken apart by a divorce. Although we were deeply saddened by the upsetting change in her home situation, it was never in doubt as to where she would come back to live: her first safe and loving home, CCHR.
April’s affected leg does not really allow for riding but we think she would be a great companion horse or might even be trained to do some light cart work. If you would like information about adopting or sponsoring April, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.