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Jona's story Annies Key
. Jona, today, with 2 of her friends. Judy, the lighter buckskin, is over 20 years old. Sierra, the darker buckskin, is Judy's daughter .
The following explains how I got started doing horse rescues and how I ended up here at Idylwood:
we got started in this retirement farm business (and we just started this in
October 2003) came from our doing horse rescue work.
I was an Animal Control Officer from 1995 - 2003, and in 1999, I was
awarded ‘Animal Control officer of the Year’ by the state of Virginia, for
my doing one of the biggest horse confiscation cases this state has had in the
last 7 years. In
2002, December, I met Rusty, doing another big horse case, where a man
virtually starved to death 7 horses, one was already dead on the scene when I
got there. Rusty
discovered the place and called me immediately. I
went in, took over, confiscated the all the animals there, and took the guy to
court. And WON!!! YEAAAA for our side! :)
More to the story is that come April, Rusty and I got together.
That is how I ended up here at Idylwood.
Rusty and I are now engaged, so it must be ‘kismet’.
And he and I have some arguments over the fact that I think the
little Appy filly, Jona, is now TOO fat, and he says she’s not!
oh well. I
will say this, Rusty can put weight on a horse.
We have since taken on a couple more horses that just need to gain some
anyone can do it, Rusty can.
Meanwhile, I have since left my job in Animal Control (I loved it, but
after 8 years, one gets ‘burned out’), and devoted myself to horses full
time – thus it was an easy decision for me, since horses are my first love
anyway! (Rusty being a very close second!) J
Today, Rusty and I also do reining horses. We start training the youngsters, then send them out to be finished, and
I show them. Reining is a fast, exciting, addictive sport and we have become 'adrenaline junkies'.
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