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We horses and humans alike loved your visit and thank you for the recognition of what we do!There’s just something so calming and peaceful about horses. They are truly magnificent animals.Yet, across Victoria, they are also one of the most exploited - and one of the most commonly reported for neglect.Horse Shepherd Equine Sanctuary - Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation does an amazing job rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming horses. I was so impressed when I visited them recently that I put in a bid for them to receive funding in this year’s state budget. I really hope it’s successful. ...
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We hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day - a day to celebrate a mothers love. One of our favourite photos is this snap of HSES Eno with her little foster foal. Eno came to us via the Echuca saleyards after a long race career. Currently HSES Eno is with Brooke Barker providing love to orphan foals - when she retires she will return to the Sanctuary for the remainder of her years. ...
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Last week we lost one of our favourite old goat girls - very spoilt in her old age - most often seen in the feed shed supervising the preparation of the horse feeds. RIP HSES Buck we really miss you. ...
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HORSES of HSES - Episode 16. HSES Aroha - One of the Bulla's - Aroha is named for the love heart on her forehead. "Aroha is a Māori word meaning "love", cognate with the Hawaiian term aloha. It is also a given name. Notable people with the name include: Aroha Awarau, journalist and playwright from New Zealand. ... Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford (born 2018), daughter of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern."A difficult reactive mare from her arrival - Aroha knew she had been hard done by and wasn't going to stand for any nonsense. We have taken our time with her and today she is very sweet, easy to catch and rug, and so much easier to handle especially with our ever patient farrier. It's fair to say she trusts us now. We are thrilled that Aroha has just been sponsored by Andy - huge thanks. ...
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