J.E.E.P Stables and Hilltop Refugio are Being Transformed

Hi Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) friends. Many of you have been wondering about what has been happening at the Hilltop Refugio and asking what you can bring down for J.E.E.P. this season. We could use lead ropes, horse brushes and cinches (medium to large), as well as school supplies for the special needs children who come visit. These are relatively small items that will fit in a suitcase. Of course, we are always in need of contributions of feed, tack, medicine, medical supplies, volunteer time, money and other resources are always needed. Visit the J.E.E.P. webpage for more details.

Here is a short update about the recent changes to the Hilltop Refugio in La Peñita…

1) The water tank was installed and water is now available 24/7. The area to shower the animals will be located to the left of the tank.

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2) A cement foundation was needed along the steel studs holding the stables roof and the new shade. It was needed to protect the horses from the sun and the rain.

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3) More dirt floor has been covered with cement.

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4) Some of the stables were surrounded with wood because some of the animals could not get along with the next-stable neighbor. Shits happens even among animals.

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The horses and the J.E.E.P. team hope to see you soon!

by Bertha Cueva for J.E.E.P.

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.

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9 Reviews on “J.E.E.P Stables and Hilltop Refugio are Being Transformed”

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    We are in los Ayala and hope to visit JEEP soon. Would it be best to visit Jeep on Thursday this week as we will be in La Penita or just come to the fundraiser on Friday ?

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      Lee, please contact George or Loretta directly via the J.E.E.P. webpage. And please join us at the fundraiser. It's always a good time! You can stop up or call ahead to set aside your tickets.

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    Remarkable efforts. Congratulacions :)

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    WOW!! We were blown away to see how things have progressed since we were at the Refugio last Jan. Will be back for the season in our 5th wheel the end of Dec. Will have several hard hats in tow from tiny to large. Loretta, we are looking forward to your apple pie!!!!

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    Wow! Looking at the barn I think we need to have one of those polka, Octoberfest type of parties this season........ Chintz is doing well. She is a designer cat and not meant to live in a barn. From your cat thief neighbour, Heather

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    Hi there this is Honeys mom I hope all is well m, the place looks great. but one thing I don't see is Honey ,has she gone again I hope not but if so I guess it was never meant to be having her as a family dog, we are getting ready to come soon ,we leave here the middle of November and will take our time will be there December 1 ,we will try and bring some brushes and things for the horses ,take care and see you soon ...Linda Haugan Honeys mom

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    Howdy George and all folks at JEEP! I was there for the first time in January earlier this year. Very impressed and heart gladdened by George and his crew. Loved it! I want to volunteer for a day or two this coming January. George told me to bring cowboy boots and he'd make a cowboy outta me. Well, big guy... boots are large and heavy. I'm a light packer. So ... are you gonna lend me a pair of your size 11 1/2 (or so)? In the meantime, take care and God bless. I'll try and "rustle up" some goodies to donate, and part with a little green, too! See ya yonder up the trail. Until then, I wish you straight shootin' (and keep your powder dry)... Your pard. Earl

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    Thanks for the update! So wonderful to see the progress on the stables and the addition of the water tank. What a difference this will make for the animals! Erik and I will be bringing some of the items noted in December. Keep up the great work, J.E.E.P.!

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