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Part 2 – Beautiful horse pictures and the stories behind them 

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This is part 2 of all the wonderful entries and their stories in the Habitat for Horses Spring 2014 Photo Contest.

It takes a great deal of resources for Habitat for Horses to maintain our primary mission of rescuing abused, abandoned and neglected horses then rehabilitating them to be adopted back out to loving homes. A few weeks ago we started a new fun campaign to raise money to keep our barn doors open -a horse photo contest. Each entry has not only a photo but a wonderful story to tell about their best equine friend. Donations made on the contest page are how you vote for your favorite picture. Make a donation today – you will be a Champion to the horses we rescue and help someone win a signed Charlie Daniel’s fiddle. We have over 18 entries and just a month to go – our goal is to raise $5000. You can also still enter – for free.

Here are the remaining entries with a link to vote for them – in random order. Vote for your favorite picture. You can vote by clicking on the picture or on the link below the story.

Spirit
Maddy Marie is a Kentucky Mountain mare that goes bit-less and barefoot these days, usually in an Australian saddle. She was dull & lazy when I first got her. With natural horsemanship, today she is calm, yet responsive. She shares a paddock with a Spotted Saddle mare.


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Title: Contemplating the Day. Horse in photo: Star is a 26 year old Arab whose owner wanted her to “stop breathing.” Now she is the best friend of my 24 year old rescue mare, Kate, and their main job is just being happy horses. They are attached at the hip and have to go everywhere together. Please make Star a “star” and thank you for your vote and support of Habitat for Horses!
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I just couldn’t resist taking a picture of this graceful yet humorous view of our 3 of our 4 horses.

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This Photo taken about a half hour after I haltered her !!!! At first she took off running but came back and did this !!!!!
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While Jester may not be the best looking donkey in the world, he is the funniest! He is always looking for ways to make me smile. Please vote for Jester!
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Marshmallow is the sweetest boy around. My kids love petting and grooming him. I wish everyone had a sweetie like Marshmallow.
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Sandman loves to have his picture taken! When this picture was taken – a friend was trying to take pictures of her horses…Sandman walked up and basically posed so she had no choice but to take his picture! He does this all the time! He also gives kisses on the mouth and if asked a question he will answer yes or no by nodding his head! He is truly an actor and I am very fortunate that he is mine!

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We adopted Dreamer almost one year ago! She is just one good little pony!! My boys love her!
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well my horse tag is an amazing horse! he normally does tricks . he knows how to bow, rear, and pick up his feet when I say up. and my horse likes bananas and pizza. he is also a western pleasure horse . and he is 11 years old. and he is a pure appaloosa and his markings are scocks,stockings and leopard spotted. he has been there for me for many years and when my mother died, he has also won me many blue and red ribbon’s and trophy’s. he is also learning to smile :-D and he does drill
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In the blue halter is Gracie – an older burro I had rescued from team ropers 2 years ago (with her back legs scabbed and raw in places). I knew she needed company, so when the BLM adoption group came to Wickenburg, Arizona 2 months later, I was lucky to adopt Pico (purple halter). This picture is when I brought him home and put him in the pen with her – and she’s trying to introduce herself while he’s trying to figure out where he is! Two years later they are best friends and Gracie has learned to trust humans a bit better because Pico just assumes everyone has come to see HIM and they will have carrots! I’ve also discovered when he is some distance away and comes running…he runs like Pepe Lapue (the Warner Bros cartoon skunk)! Cracks everyone up!
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Title: You Talkin’ to Me? Cherokee was afraid of cameras, probably from the flash, which I couldn’t turn off, on my old camera. In this photo he is VERY suspicious. He has since gotten used to my taking pictures with a cell phone and will even photobomb them if I am trying to photograph my other horses! He is 19 years old in this picture and quite a character, which is what I tried to capture here.
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My daughter loves her horse. She has had her all her life and the affection between the two of them warms the heart.
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i rescued/adopted Hidee from a situation where she was left at a woman’s ex-boyfriend’s farm….pregnant, abandoned, (as the woman wouldn’t take her home) and the boyfriend was going to load her up and take her to a killer’s auction that next weekend. Hidee had put many yrs in as a school horse, yet no one wanted her. that next spring, she presented me with this beautiful filly…both are loved and will never be thrown out like trash again. Rescue a horse….they will forever make your life worth living. these two certainly have made mine a happier place.
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Habitat for Horses is a 501.c.3 nonprofit equine protection organization supported solely by donations. We have around 200 donkeys and horses under our care, plus one ornery, old mule. Most of them are here because law enforcement removed them from their previous owner. Our ability to rehabilitate and rehome them comes from the financial support of people like you. Please support us by making a donation for the horses we all serve. Click HERE to donate