Rob’s Ramblings: The First Ride for J.E.E.P. Rescue Horses

Saturday was a big day for the Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) rescue horses. Kathy bought a new saddle on Friday, so Billy Biscuit, Shadow and Hermosa were saddled and rode by George, Kathy and her nephew Keenan, Donna, Rob and Heather. Christian brought Flash along so Tracy, a visiting teacher from Tepic, and her son Sean were able enjoy some riding as well.

These horses have come a long way in their recovery process, and have all enjoyed some needed attention in the past few months. Good work!


(top photo) Kathy proudly puts her new saddle (shown here) on Shadow.


Christian and Sean on Flash and George on Billy Biscuit. (Flash is one of George & Loretta’s personal horses.)


George warming up Hermosa


Heather on Billy Biscuit and Christian and Sean on Flash


George has been working with Billy Biscuit this week, and he seemed to enjoy the attention.


Keenan on Shadow with Aunt Kathy


Christian and Sean on Flash while Tracy, Sean’s mom, watches on


The excited riding crew!


Donna on Billy Biscuit


Tracy on Flash


Alma, the filly, being her sassy little self


George on Hermosa with Alma riding beside. Honey, the JBAR beach rescue dog, enjoying her new position as herd-dog. Honey now lives on site with the horses at the Hilltop Refugio in La Peñita.

by Rob Erickson
(photo captions by J.E.E.P. team)

About Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.): Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) was established in December 2012 by George & Loretta Leavitt to help large animals like horses, donkeys and mules who are ill, malnourished or being mistreated in Jaltemba Bay, Nayarit, Mexico. To learn more, visit the Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) community website. You can make a donation there as well.

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  1. :

    Wow - look at Hermosa! Any idea of her breeding or background? The photo makes her way of going look very specialized.

  2. :

    Wow--what a great day this must have been! Heather you look a little scared...... Nice to see the horses getting back in the saddle. It won't be long with your good efforts that they will be teaching the youth in the La Penita area. Miss you all.

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