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Kozy is a sweet 12-year-old registered Pinto Mare. She has outstanding bloodlines. Kozy loves her people and has a heart of gold. She really likes children. I would like to see her go to a good home where she will be loved and used. She needs a job to do. I am moving across the country in the next two weeks and have to get rid of her. It really is going to be a sacrifice.

If you have any questions you can contact Amie @ 661-300-1410.


Mea Ola gave birth at 6:52 a.m. on Monday, May 14, 2012. Thank you to everyone who was watching Mea Ola and pulling for her. Mother and baby are doing great!














From Ann:

Okay…drum roll please…..her name is:

Lokahi Malulani (Low ka hee Ma lu lawnie)

I couldn’t figure out how to put the words together…but it is the two meanings that she has to have:

Our International unity (harmony) …. Lokahi
Protected by God or Heaven……. Malulani

The girls want to call her Lilly…I will see what nickname I come up with out of her real name for her barn name and let you know.

NOTE: Her barn name is Sassy!

More current photos of Sassy and Mea Ola:


Operation Horse Rescue would like to give a big thank you to Hemme Hay & Feed, 20616 South Street, Tehachapi, CA for their amazing support of Operation Horse Rescue!

They allowed the Girl Scouts to set up a “Bale Out The Horses” fundraiser in January; they keep a Donation Jar for OHR on the counter, into which they collect not only monetary donations, but also the Purina coupons and tickets for hay replacer pellets, hay, shavings, etc. that people have purchased and donated. They also let us put up flyers and posters.

We are very grateful for their support!


Mea Ola (which means “survivor” in Hawaiian) was one of our original rescues from Kern County Animal Control. She was scheduled to go to auction just three days before her rescue. I cringe to think what would have become of her. She was uncatchable, lame on both front feet, and pregnant. Had she survived the trip to auction, most assuredly she would have ended up slaughtered, along with her unborn foal.

It is not every day that someone would take a chance on her. For one, being lame on both front feet is not something just anyone would risk dealing with. A horse without “feet” is usually going to be a dead horse, a heartbreak, and extremely expensive. Then, she was uncatchable and not very friendly. Lastly, she is pregnant. We have no idea what her nutritional state has been, she has been unable to get exercise for who knows how long because of her lameness, and we have had the task of taming her so we can treat her and her foal if need be. We still need to build a safe turn-out for Mea Ola and her foal. The ChipIn at the top left is for that purpose and following this link will show what is planned.

In just weeks, she has made exceptional progress. She has had her feet trimmed and regular veterinary care, including vaccinations and dewormings and general exams. We have elected not to ultrasound her or xray her feet yet, because this would require sedation. She is tame now, but not THAT tame and we decided not to put extra stress on her or the foal. She has been kept on shavings and straw bedding since she arrived which has helped her lameness considerably. She is still off, mostly on right front, but dramatically improved from when we rescued her. She has put on weight and is in “excellent” condition now, per our veterinarian. She eats only the best food and I am pretty sure she can out-eat an elephant at this point in her pregnancy!

We built her a beautiful, safe foaling stall and have put up cameras. Even the tamest mare doesn’t usually want to be disturbed during foaling and this will help us to watch her and only assist her if she needs help. We have also included live streaming so that we can share this miracle with anyone who would like to experience it.

She has been one of our most expensive rescues and continues to be with her daily upkeep. But she is worth every penny and calorie spent taking care of her. It is so rewarding to see her blossom into a healthy, loving horse. She looks forward to her walks and grooming and her nightly “training” sessions that include washing her udder, practice tail wraps, and cleaning her female parts -all important things she must let us do when foaling time is here.

Mea Ola will be here for some time and she could use the support of anyone willing to help. Please consider a one-time donation or an on-going sponsorship for her.

Sponsorship: You can fully sponsor Mea Ola for a pledge of $150 a month, or participate in a partial sponsorship for any amount you chose.


Operation Horse Rescue was featured on the front page of the current issue of The Loop. Read about Ann’s dream to combine horse rescue with helping Kern County’s foster children.

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A very nice article about the saga of Mea Ola since her arrival at the Rescue. Thank you, Adam and Susan for your support of Operation Horse Rescue!

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No one is immune to Mea Ola’s charms!


As you can imagine, with all of our old-timers, vet bills, and foot issues we have with the rescues, our funds have been depleted fast.

Any donations of feed, straw and shavings can really help us, especially Hay Replacer Pellets. That is the bulk of what we feed, soaked in water to put and keep weight on. Locals can buy any of these items at Hemme Hay & Feed on South Street and simply say they are for Ann at Operation Horse Rescue.

We can also use donations of fly masks and fly control products as the weather is warming up and I am starting to see flies. We did have dryland distemper here two years ago and fly control is the best thing we can do to prevent anyone from getting it this year.

A propane water heater, any size, for the barn would be of a great help in the winter for warming up food.

Desperately need a weed whacker; current one passed away recently! Lawn mower is on its last legs, so that should also be on our wish list.

We can still use pipe and or cattle panels. If you have any lying or standing around…we could sure use them…as well as 4×4 fence posts. Our neighbor, John Russel, built us a pad for a new round pen with better footing for these guys and gals. With all of the feet issues, our hard-ground round-pen just doesn’t work for them very well. I cannot move that one though, as it is connected to turn outs and those panels make up part of that fencing. So we could use more panels for the new one.

We could use garden hoses, too!

I am dreaming of something easier to use to clean stalls and feed…like a four-wheeler with something to pull behind it. I did have c-spine surgery, two years ago (today!) and I still have neck and back issues. The soaked feed in the buckets is very heavy, and lugging a wheel barrel around and dumping it wears on me.

Volunteers! We sure could use Volunteers willing to help with fundraising! Also, we could use some help designing and putting up more shelters. We have most of the material already.

One more wish…A cut-back saddle, double bridle, and a Saddleseat suit…for Volt!

Thank you all for your support!


It’s that time again…we need coupons. Click on the logo to the right, answer a few questions (answer yes to each question), and print out the coupon. You can drop it off at Hemme Hay in Tehachapi, or scan and send as email attachment to ljkline03@yahoo.com. The purina rep said we can use as many as we can get! They help soooo much!!!!

Thank you!


Today we heard from the Mulvey family. Theresa, renamed Penny, for the first time was able to get her hurt leg trimmed by the ferrier. Penny is doing great with her buddy, Charles. This is exciting news for us at Operation Horse Rescue as we are extremely happy she found her forever home!






Operation Horse Rescue was pleased to have Bill Diehl, from ABC News Radio-New York, Tom Saunders, retired San Francisco DJ, and Sunny Elliott, our cutest and dearest Cheerleader, visit Operation Horse Rescue yesterday.  Romeo looks pretty happy too, as he has a taste of Bill’s coat! Thanks, Sunny, for inviting your guests for a tour!

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