Some of you might recall an article I wrote before Christmas about a proposed cement pad at the Jaltemba Equine Education Project’s (J.E.E.P.) Hilltop Refugio in La Peñita. Funds from various donations and other sources allowed a crew to spend four days completing the horse-wash station and approximately 90 square meters of pad in front of the tack room and toilet, as well as a meeting area for visitors on the site. With time and more funds, we hope to cover this patio with shade-cloth or roofing to provide a relaxing area out of the direct sun. This is a great spot to watch the activities on site as well as enjoy the view of Jaltemba Bay. Contributors were recognized with engraving in the fresh cement, ranging from personal initials to names of pets. At the entrance to the pad, crews laid stones in the shape of the J.E.E.P. heart logo as well as the names of the horses.

If you missed Rob’s previous article, you can read it here: Rob’s Ramblings: A Christmas Gift that Keeps on Giving

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Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the project and other on-going care at the Refugio.

by Rob Erickson

About Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.): Jaltemba Equine Education Project 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 or to make a one-time gift or recurring donation, visit Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.)

Your donations will help J.E.E.P. buy food, shelter, medication and the equipment necessary to care for the rescue horses, as well as complete the Hilltop Refugio. Remember, donations of tack and gear, both new and used are always needed and much appreciated.