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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My Clay Art Tiles Featured In Florida Cowgirl

I recently had a custom order for clay Art Tiles to be used in jewelry. They were so much fun to make! The jewelry artist who purchased them contacted me today with a photo of the first finished necklace, which is available in her shop for $50.

I think it turned out great and I can't wait to see the others! She has a great shop too! Check it out:

New Arrivals

Lots of new things are happening around here! New photos of the min-burro, Faith, born to Hope & Charlie. Hope & Charlie were abandoned and were part of a group of 11 that Dreamchaser took in. Hope had been bred prior to her rescue.

The are new feedlot rescues at Dreamchaser too. Can you believe that this mare and foal (so safe and peacefully eating today at the rescue) were headed for slaughter at a Nevada feedlot??? They would be dead if Susan had not rescued them last week.They could really use your support - if anyone can donate:

Presenting my new "Painted Ponies" series. Three beautiful handcrafted clay horse pendants with Tierra Cast copper loops. Ready to be used in your creations!
Pendants measure approx 1" X 1" and 1.25" X 1.25"

And finally, my boy Sinatra was ponied on Sunday with me on his back. I didn't get any pics of us on the trail, but I snapped a couple while we were waiting for everyone else to finish saddling up. He did so great and I am so proud of him! He is a former PMU foal BTW from a Premarin Farm in Canada.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Story of a Rescued Feedlot Foal

Last Sunday I witnessed Feedlot crulety first-hand when I visited the ranch...

He and his mother were rescued from feedlot Thursday, the mare died at the ranch Friday night. He is 1 month old.

"His story is not uncommon - taken to a feedlot, awaiting the slaughter truck next to his mother....his mother was brought to safety at our ranch, but she was emaciated and had pneumonia - she had only to see that her foal was in a safe and loving environment, and she let her life go....but he will live on, with the loving support of Dreamchaser, its donors, and its volunteers. Rescue is not a numbers game - all are individuals, all have needs, and some create a million tears." ~From Dreamchaser's Facebook page:
Many people are unaware that American horses are slaughtered in Mexico and Canada, and the meat shipped to overseas markets. Horses of all kinds end up at these cruel "Feedlots" where they wait for the slaughter truck - former pets, ex-racehorses, pregnant mares, foals....the list goes on and on. They are often denied food and water and medical care and are forced to live in horrid conditions before they are brutally murdered. This cruel and disgraceful practice has to end NOW!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

My shop featured on Etsy Veg

Thanks to EtsyVeg for featuring my shop StephHansonCreations on their blog sidebar this week!

I was also interviewed for their blog back in January:

Thanks so much to EtsyVeg. I love being part of the group!!