November 29, 2011
My name is Bonnie Vandergrift, I live in Canterbury, Ct and adopted a 6 month old colt from Speak up for Horses 2 years ago. When I got him he was being called 'Peanut', I chose the name Cheyenne for him and he readily answers to it and when I call him he comes running to me, he was pretty wild and afraid of everything for a good 6 months, but then one day he came over and allowed me to pet him, it's been nothing but good. He appreciates everything that is done for him and to me is loving and seems to be my shadow most of the time. Needless to say I can only imagine what may have happened to him if Shelly hadn't taken these horses in! I feel so very lucky to have been able to adopt him, I only wish I could take in another one, but don't have enough pasture for another horse. The only problem at all when I adopted Cheyenne was the weather, seemed every time we thought we'd be able to pick him up the snow would pile up way too much to be safe to drive from Ky to Ct. Finally in March he got here, if I could figure out how to do it, I'd send in pictures taken the day he arrived and then 6 mos later, and again at 18 mos. He is now a bit over 2 and beautiful. I'm so grateful for people like Shelly, who have the land and use it to help our most majestic animals, who helped to make this country what it is. Cheyenne's ancestors helped many hundreds of years ago and now I was able, with Speak up for Horses help, to help this young fellow. Any help that anyone could give toward feed, medical, etc would be so appreciated, it is so rewarding to be able to do anything you can. You will never regret helping in any way you can! Bonnie Vandergrift
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