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Date:4/20/2014 5:45:29 AM
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WOW!! Thank you! Yayee Diamond for HOTD!
What an Awesome Surprise!! Thank you all so much for voting for Diamond. She has come a long way since her rescue and it shows. I often say, "I found a Diamond in the rough", and look at Diamond now she shines. This is so great and Diamond loves peppermint treats so she got extra today as a reward for being voted Horse of the day.

Here's the story about how I adopted Diamond. She was rescued by the Louisiana Horse Rescue Association from the Ryder River Farm located in Natchitoches, Louisiana. They said her body count was 3%...0 being dead. I watched a news footage on the local news of the severe starvation and death of many thoroughbreds from this farm and just had to get involved after what I view from the news footage. Seeing bones of horses just lying in the fields of this farm brought tears to my eyes. I became a member of LHRA and applied to adopt one or two of the rescues minutes later after the story had aired.
We were approved to come and look so my husband and our two little girls which are 6 yrs and 2 yrs old went to look at the yearlings to pick out two after we found out that we could get two of them. There must of been 15 or more in a herd to pick from. We walked in the gate and I was looking around at them all trying to look for potential to serious conditions on each horse. There were some that was in a bad way. We were not told what they could be good for or how they were nor did we ask we just picked blinded. So in the crowd she passed by and I noticed her immediately. I knew she was the one, her color stood out amongst all of the Bay's that were in the herd. I didn't try to go up to her I just looked at her from the distance I didn't really see anything disabling and I just knew she was the one. We looked at all of them but I did not change my mind. She was the first to catch my eye and I stuck with my gut instinct...she was the one. We had no vet check we just picked them from the herd. Her Number was 34.
Now that I picked her I had to find out if she was claimed already and sure enough she was not another green light. Then we had to find out if the horse my husband chose would work as a good companion and it was confirmed that they would and that was two go aheads... I was bringing her home. It was 6 days that I applied to adopt that it was confirmed she was mine. We pick her and Dakota up February 11th 2013.
It wasn't till she was loaded in the trailer that she and I had really met. Scared out of her mind but once she saw another horse coming with her she calmed down quiet a bit. And then the journey began when we opened the trailer doors they both nonchalantly walked out into the pasture and took a look around.
I have been sparing no expense to helping her and Dakota regain their health. And she has made dramatic improvement. And the true blessing is that all that she has been through she has no real disabling conditions. So far some wolf teeth, bacteria infection in her right front and rear hooves, warts on her
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