El Dusberry Educational Video

Friday, June 26, 2009

Our Beloved JJ Goes Into Retirement

Dear Friends,

Our beloved horse, JJ , is somewhere around 33 years old. He has been a wonderful and reliable therapy horse for 6 years. He always seems to know when someone is in need of gentle connection and affection- he always was calm and patient with anyone who rode him, whether an adult or child with cancer or a fragile child…or someone just learning how to ride or relate to horses.

JJ has had a few big jobs in his life- he was a stud horse for a while, and then a western pleasure champion. He was donated to us after his show career and came with very sore feet, hips and back. After a period of time, his feet became stronger and then he really carried a great deal of our program, literally and figuratively on his strong back for years.

Now, JJ is ready to retire – he is arthritic and in need of spending his remaining days in peace and quiet, as a horse not being asked to do anything else but be a horse, in a green pasture.

We are reaching out to you, our community, to please help us with the “JJ Retirement Fund”. We need $2,500 in order to bring JJ to a pasture where he will be taken care of and given the retirement he deserves.

Any donations are greatly appreciated.

You can mail a check to : El Dustberry/ JJ Retirement Fund

4644 Longridge Ave

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Or you can pay online: Go to www.eldustberry.org and click on “Support El Dustberry." Just type in “JJ” in the comment section. We will email you confirmation of your donation.

Thank you for your support.

With love,

Robin and the Staff of El Dustberry, and of course, JJ.

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