4.20.2008

A Retirement Home for Horses

The Mill Creek Farm is a place for horses to spend the rest of their lives in peace. It's full of horses who were formerly in the circus or other performances. Some of them were rescued from neglectful owners. Many of them are blind.
They open for visitors every Saturday, and we were privileged to visit them yesterday.
Admission is 2 carrots. We took 2 bags, but it wasn't nearly enough! Next time, we're going to take....a truckload.
It was a very moving experience.

The Princess wanted to feed them, but she couldn't get over her fear.
She came close, though.....
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Ladybug was not afraid.
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She even fed the little donkey!
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"We may be blind, but we still love carrots!"
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The Princess was very proud that she was brave enough to pet this horse, and told me I should put this picture on my blog.
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So many beautiful animals were there, and I admire these people for dedicating their lives to them.
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7 comments:

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

awwhh, the little donkey is totally cute, too!

thanks for you great comment last night :)

you bet i am coming back to your blog. i put you in my google reader, so i can see when you add new posts.

night night, kathleen :)

Ramblin' Red said...

Very cool...

They have a place like that around here for the horses that are used for hippotherapy (it's an occupational therapy using horses). Haven't been, but I'd love to pay those horses a visit, they've changed so many lives!

Ness said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Be sure and check out Monday's post!

My daughter LOVES horses! I will tell her about this place.

LaskiGal said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog and for your wonderful words!

I LOVE your profile! My kind of girl!

Beautiful pics!!! Princess and Ladybug are so cute . . .

Tara R. said...

What a wonderful place! I would love to visit there too.

Momo Fali said...

How sweet is that?!! My daughter would love it there. She has a great big heart and is crazy about horses.

Amanda (Shamelessly Sassy)h said...

oh, that looks like such a great place! I'd love to go there.