I wanted to update every one on "Shasta" the horse I have been taking care of for the last year and a half. It took a month and a half of legal paperwork but on Monday she offically becomes my horse!! A good samaritan bought all 7 horses from the original owner at an inflated price. He is now giving them to the people who have cared and rehabilited each horse. All the leins agaist the owner were droped. He has proffited and the horse are in good hands. I recently saw Shasta's mother( one of the rescued horses). She could not be touched when she was rescued. She is maybe 14.5 hands high and was jumping up and over a 6 foot fence to escape any humans. She can now be ridden and trusts humans again. Shasta regularly jumps a 4.5 foot fence when she decides the grass is better on the other side. The good thing is she never leaves the area I am very greatfull that Shasta is mine! I don't know if I will be able to keep her( I already have two horses) but right now she is loved and happy. She is a half/draft half quarter horse( we think!) that is now so gentle that I can crawl under her belly and know that she would never hurt me. I have done no training with her, so I have some work ahead of me. She is 2 coming three( we think). Now for all those people that said we should have helped him rather than take away his horses! Help was offered on many occasions! Hay was delivered to his house for free and he or his family did not bother to even through it over the fence to the horses. The Sherrif documented that it sat in the driveway. He turned away help from his family who offered to take the horses to thier place. This all came out in trial. I was not part of that offered help. I did not know about this situation until I read about it in the paper after the horses were seized. I have not profited by getting this horse. her medical care and feed bill was far in excess of what she is worth. I was just a place for her to live and recover while the legal wranglings between the owner and the courts were in process. I am happy I stepped up to the plate to help her. I still can not believe that someone with no contact with these horses gave alot of money so that they did not have to go back. That is the real hero in this story.