Equine Rescue

Feel Good Sunday: Teamwork at TMR Rescue

Marjorie Farabee, Director of Wild Burro Affairs for Wild Horse Freedom Federation, is also the Manager of TMR Rescue at Todd Mission Ranch in Plantersville, TX.  When fences needed mending after heavy rains, she got a little help from a few of her Wild Horse Freedom Federation friends.  Photos below are of the burros, R.T. & Terry Fitch, and Kat Marr (Secretary of Wild Horse Freedom Federation).

“Thanks Deb; it is always a pleasure to visit our good friend, Marjorie, and all of her hundreds of long eared friends (they all reside only about 16 miles from our ranch, just a hop, skip and a trot away)

Marjorie has been a true blue friend for many years and the adventures that she and Terry have been involved with has taken the dynamic duo from the mountains of west Texas, (trying to keep the Wild Burros from being shot and gunned down by the state of Texas) to Oklahoma where they saved a small herd of Wild Burros captured by the BLM.  They get around so the opportunity for me to lend a hand was most welcome!’ ~ R.T.

Source:  TMR Rescue facebook page

By Marjorie Farabee, Director of Wild Burro Affairs, Wild Horse Freedom Federation


R.T. did not bring a coat!  So, he had to move really, really fast to stay warm. Easter wanted to know what he was up to and was there for quality ASSurance.  Good job, Easter!


Terry was frozen, and so was I.  But, everyone kept working.  The fence was bent back into shape, and the t-posts were reset.  This is the pasture that keeps my wild burro jacks, so getting it repaired was critical.


Terry and Kirby liked each other.


Kat met Benny for the first time.


One of our wild burros, Nathan checks me out.


Johnny was so happy that so many people came out to help.  He smiled the whole time.  We told the boys in the training arena that their pasture would be ready next week hopefully.  The project for their pasture involves reworking their ponds and relocating fence lines.


My heart swelled as each of our friends came to help out our rescue. The rains this season have been epic, and since our rescue is located on ground that is hilly and sandy, the erosion has been severe.  Ruts have formed, banks of ponds have caved in, and fence posts have been loosened.  The rains have also brought down trees weakened from the previous drought, some of which hit fences.
Read the rest of the story HERE.


7 replies »

  1. Thank you very much for sharing the fun we had on volunteer day with so many wonderful friends. It really was an icky day weatherwise, but with so many fantastic people and sweet equine, it didn’t matter. We were all enjoying the good feeling of getting something positive done together. Without volunteers, rescues would not be able to take in as many worthy lives. Each time a person volunteers, they are literally making it possible for rescues to say yes. This is something we had not experienced until this year. We have set our maximum housing to four hundred equine and we have reached that point. We have space. But, each one we accept to our family means we need more “man” hours to care for them. Eventually, the cost of a new employee is added to our costs of rescue. Volunteers mean we can spend money on vet bills, farriers, good quality hay and feed, and all the other things we need instead. Volunteers mean the community supports what you do, and it is a good feeling when they do. If any of you are interested in volunteering and getting free equine therapy when you do, please visit our website at http://www.tmrrescue.com There is a contact page on the drop down menu. Thank you again, RT, Terry and Kat, plus all the other friends who joined us from all over the area. You rock!


  2. Read Benny’s story


    It was cold that day in January when I got the word that there were five miniature donkeys in various stages of starvation- and one was a baby. I remember that the weather announcement that day stated that we would experience a hard freeze that night. I realized that a malnourished baby would not survive, so I contacted Uncle Johnny, who gave me his blessing and said, “Go save that family, Marj.” Time was ticking, so I immediately hooked up the trailer and asked Pedro to join me. The trip to Bertram, TX, took three hours and it was late when we left.

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