|Larry is now Makana. A lady stepped up who has nine acres of good grass pasture and a
tiny black and white pony, and Makana will live out the rest of his days as a pasture
Makana, far right.
|We had the 4-H out on Saturday the 20th of March and we all had
a really good time.
We reviewed the adoption procedures for admitting a new horse:
taking the vital signs, a fecal test, worming (what classes of
dewormers are good for which parasites) and inoculation
Then we pulled out some saddles and discussed the different types,
and also spent a lot of time on saddle fit.
Then we went down to the saddle shop and continued our saddle
discussions. It was great fun.
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Colors has been adopted, and has many little girls who love her.
|A Visit from the Hilo Hoofbeats 4-H
I am sorry to say that we had to put Bob down on October 17.
We mourned him for a long time... Oh, did that hurt! He had what was
apparently a spinal lesion. He lost control of his navigation...
This is a picture of Bob having a
good belly scratch.
Another successful Adoption.
Here is Colors in her new home.
We knew she was a good horse when we
saw her take off across the pasture, by
the lovely way she moves.
She is going to take care of some young
children now. They love her very much
and I have to get another picture up of
The Hawaii Isle Dressage and Eventing Association (HIDEA) held a fundraiser for us. This was a riding clinic at
Panaewa Equestrian Center, featuring Sandy Holmes as instructor. She is very good, and many riders made a lot
of progress. We are very grateful.
He was a good horse.
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Gallant was brought to us on a Sunday and
died the following Thursday.
As well as we can figure, he had guttural pouch
mycosis, and in its chronic form, right next to the
carotid artery, the artery can rupture. We think
that is what happened. He went very quietly,
peacefully, and fast.
The guttural pouch is an air sac in back of the jaw
and under it, and serves to cool the brain. Horses
generate a lot of heat, and their heads are built to
make the most of the air taken in through the
The nature of Horse Rescue is that we are going to
lose one now and then. We can deal with this, but
it will always make us cry.
There is a famous Animal Communicator named Penelope Smith.
Penelope says that as we travel through Eternity, spirits with affinity for one another will reunite.
We find this to be very comforting.
It also makes me wonder who my dog Spot is, because there is just something ....
The Hilo Hoofbeats 4-H came out again to visit the
donkeys, and they helped out by cleaning the
pasture. They also made a donation to CB Horse
I went to the meeting and may become a 4-H
Yes, we have donkeys for adoption. They require grass, water a mineral block, and shelter from the rain. We like
to adopt them out in pairs, so there is not just one lonely donkey. Rough ground is good for their feet, so that the feet do not become
Donkeys evolved in the desert, and they are very rugged animals, much more so than horses.
Donkey condition scores are very different from horses. If a donkey is in the same condition as a horse, it is WAY too fat. Horse
people think donkeys look bony, but they are supposed to be thinner. The American Donkey and Mule Association has the specifics.
This is Fred. He came from a
private herd in Captain Cook. He
now belongs to a Veterinarian.
One of Fred's ladies, and two of his
daughters. They have been adopted.
This is Zebulon, one of the Waikoloa
Nightingales, and Joe the horse, sharing
his food. I am posting this because Joe
never shares with anybody!!
< Here is Fred, being brought into compliance with our No
Breeding policy. The Crew: Nani, Dr. Dave Almond, Davi, and
Sharon. And Bandit.
Zebulon in the foreground, Uncle
Sonny on the horse, and a guy in the
pen looking out... 'Am I next?'
The Waikoloa Nightingales
are penned up in water
traps. They go for the water,
and then are transported to
Aina Hou Animal Hospital,
where Dr. Brady Bergin and
staff vet them, castrate the
males, and adopt them out. I
go and get them in groups of
nine in the big trailer.
Dr. Brady Bergin on the
fence, Uncle on the
horse. Such a pretty
horse! Had to share this
Renee, holding the fort.
Tranquilization and anaesthesia, but it's still a big deal.
Dr. Bergin very generously donates his time and the time
of his staff.
Donkeys at our place...
You know you want a
|This is JULIO.
He is about two years old.
The little black dog is Squeaky, and the white dog
with the black ears is Spot. And that human is Bird.
Uncle Stanley and his wife raised Julio as a bottle
baby. Julio was not castrated, then, and he ran with
the herd, and it looks like some of the older, mean
jacks may have bitten off the ends of his ears. He is
missing the tips of his ears. He was just neutered a
few days before we picked up the lot of males from
Waimea. He just started coming up to us, and we
figured, hey, this one's tame!
Julio is very friendly to us, but is a little mistrustful
of strangers, so we are working with as many people
as we can, to have him be less shy.
He will be our public relations donkey. We plan to
take him places, and introduce people to what a
wonderful thing a donkey is. He really is a
He looks much better now than he did in this
picture, which was taken a while ago, when he
looked like a moth-eaten carpet. His bare spots are
growing in, a nice, soft gray. This brown coat is
ground in dirt!
Julio loves to be brushed. He loves it when I cradle
his head in my arms and rock him. He likes his ears
stroked. He calls to me in the morning when I go up
We love our Julio very much!
Picking up another two trailer loads of donkeys,
probably by the end of this week.
There was a big flash flood in Waikoloa, and the donkeys
do not really need water, so are not going into the water
traps. So we wait until we hear...
We will work with the donkeys, a bit, and then take them
to their new homes.
We have placed 82 donkeys. Amazing, no?
The East Hawaii weekly newspaper is featuring an article by
Julio, ghost written by Hal Glatzer, on Wednesday, March 30.
Niki called, her
jennet that she
a month ago
Cute little guy,
We just figure,
all the females
we adopt out
This is Eeyore. He is going
to a 200 acre pasture down
by the ocean. He has eleven
other friends there. Eeyore,
we figure, is about 20 years
old, maybe more. He has
heavy eye ridges and his
ears are all flattened out.
He wanted to be my friend,
but we cannot keep them
all! Zebulon went, too. But
I am keeping Julio forever!
Contact us at CB Horse Rescue and
tell us how many donkeys you can
all to bits
Gus has been adopted, and is going to be a
companion donkey for a mare. I hope they
take Ferdinand, as well...
This is Gus' second day with the halter.
Gus loves to have his head and ears rubbed.
Breaking news! We have
submitted our 501(c)(3) form and
are now 501(c)(3) Pending!
He is about
a lead rope
if you are
wants to go!
Gus is older, old enough to do
work. He is halter broke and
leads pretty well. He tamed
down really fast, and is an 'in
your pocket' kind of guy. He
has had his full course of
inoculations and his worming.
He stands about 12 hands high,
or 48" at the withers, which is
the size of a fairly good size
pony. He is still a little thin,
because he has only been here
a short while.
Valerie is a very recent
addition to CB Horse Rescue.
She was weaned of her foal
before she came to us, and is a
little bit sad and kind of lost.
She has not picked a friend
We always Ass-sume that the
females are pregnant. It is
highly possible that she was
We are just now beginning the
halter breaking process. She
has had her worming, and her
first inoculation, and the
second one will be shortly.
going to be
black when all
the old hair
sheds out. He is
old enough to
do work. He is
Gus' buddy. He
is shorter than
Gus. Angel Face
in the back
are both up to
date on shots
having a good
scratch on the
When I go to feed,
Julio will get behind
me and push with
his big, flat head. He
is teaching Gus to do
The Waikoloa Nightingales are the descendants of the original Kona
Nightingales, helpers on the Kona coffee farms, called 'nightingales' because the farmers
could generally only afford one donkey, and at night, the lonely donkeys would call to each
other. (We prefer to adopt them out in pairs, because they do get lonely...)
When the Waikoloa subdivision was being guilt, so the story goes, 33 donkeys were released,
to make it look more like a tropical paradise. As more of Kona was developed, more donkeys
were dropped off, some domestic ones as well.
So the population grew to around 600. Then the drought came. The donkeys were
scrambling to find food, drinking out of peoles/ swimming pools. doing their donkey thing all
over the golf course, and getting hit on the highway.
So they have to be relocated. So far, we have adopted out 81! They are lovely creatures.
Equine 808 Horse Rescue on Oahu has adopted Angel, who is now Marty, named after the zebra in the
Madagascar movies. Donkeys are more closely related to Zebras than to horses. Equine 808 is also bringing donkeys
An adoption fell through, so they are able to keep a friend for Marty. A pair of donkeys is so much better.
This little guy on the
left is smaller than
Marty and more
silver in color. He is
very friendly, as you
can see. Hard to
keep him in the
because he kept on
backing me up!
This is Gorgeous George.
See the scar on his butt? I
hope that didn't get there
from a car on the highway!
George is a real buddy, and
likes Granola bars. He is
definitely big enough to
carry a small rider as well as
to pull a cart.
I take that back. Actually, every time Julio would bond with somebody, that
donkey would be adopted away. Finally, after the little guy he loved went to his
Forever home, Julio started to mope. He wouldn't hang out with the other
donkeys, would not eat with them, just hung out by the wall outside my shop.
'That's IT, I said, and called the folks and they are keeping Julio for me.
Everyone is happy, because Julio picked Grandpa. The little guy wanted
nothing to do with anyone but the Grandma and the little girl. They pick their
people, these donkeys!
Lots of new things are happening. We are replacing areas of our 20 year old fence,
because with the volcano and the acid rain, metal does get eaten away after time.
The fence did last a lot longer than we thought it would. Many thanks to our
volunteers Chewy and Sky, who are both big, big men, who came in here with the
buster and put the holes into our solid lava rock. Beelzebub's owners helped stretch
the new fence. Thanks to Del's, aka Tractor Supply, for the very generous discount
on the materials.
More newness is, our Border Collie is now Kepa, CGC.. Kepa had his first birthday in
November. He is a lot more mellow than I thought he would be.
He is, of course, very smart, and is enrolled in the second Obedience level, where we get
a little more exactitude. He is still a puppy...
Left:Beelzebub is a
boarder. She came in
on the airplane from
California. She is a
BLM donkey. Her
owners are very
attached to her. She
is very tame and is
helping to tame the
when she leaves she
will take a friend
Right: The very
handsome Jaxon. He
has gone from a wild
animal to someone
who comes up for
and a curry comb.
He loves his hugs.
Finally updating the Blog after a long absence. Lots of things have been happening. My husband's mother had moved here
from New York, and is in a wonderful care home located close by. It is called Hale Puuhonua. Click on for the link.
My father died, which is very sad, but he was 97, and there is such a thing as a life span. He was a wonderful, caring man, and had a
really almost childlike quality in his wonderment and joy in life. He also taught me to be rather, well, proactive, which helps a lot
in the Horse Rescue world. Ask me about the Kaiser pink buoy story sometime. Here is a link to his obituary: click on CHD
We have donkeys for adoption. There are three non-pregnant females, two are on the young side and one is a little older and tall.
They are all friendly, halter-able, handle-able, and nice. There is also a matched pair of geldings, which are most likely full
brothers. They share the same markings, same size, and their stride matches exactly. I am thinking, matched pair, cart and
harness. Then there is Nana, who has a sponsor, and Nana's foal, a silver beauty which we have named Sterling. We put a halter on
Sterling last Thursday. We are starting to teach her to pick up her feet, give to the halter, and eventually, to lead.
Sterling says, 'They have their 501(c)(3) now, why don't they turn this thing over and put some FEED into it?'
Beelzebub's people have returned to America (Hawaii is part of the United States of America, but is located in Oceania, so quit
laughing.) They'll be back in August. We are also losing Annette, very soon, for a few months. Annette is our mainstay volunteer,
who keeps things running and takes care of little, overlooked things (like oiling hinges...), and also comes up with very good ideas.
Bakes great cookies, too...
Beelzebub taking a rest, and Kepa having a good scratch.