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.