Jewel is generously sponsored by The Kweder Family of Maryland!
Jewel's supplements and colic insurance
are sponsored by Jenny Smith of Louisanna!
You can still be a part of TEAM JEWEL as we are in need of
a farrier and veterinary care sponsor for her.
Jewel Enjoys a snow day!
Jewel's Arrival Photo Spring 2013
Meet Jewel. She found herself at the New Holland Livestock Auction (just like Abby) in December of 2012. She was "bailed" by the kindness of donors via AC4H Facebook donation site but lacked a home offer. You see, Jewel was largely unhandled, was matted with burrs and missing her left ear. Yes, that is correct, she has only ONE EAR. She was taken to a quarantine barn where she was essentially forgotten although we followed her story closely. After making numerous attempts over the winter to find a safe haven for her, we decided to take her ourselves and place her in a foster home in April so she could be brought back to health and educated in the basics she was lacking. Unfortunately, just before her transport to our foster, she injured her facial nerve which left her partial paralysis. Undaunted by her "new" handicap, we brought her home with the help of our friends at DaVinci Equine Transport and started her road to rehabilitation.
After getting dewormed, vaccinated and having her teeth taken care of, Jewel began the long road to recovery. We took extra time to extract the burrs from her make and tail and gave her a full makeover. After about 3 months in her foster home, it was time for Jewel to come to The Big Purple Barn to continue her training. She has absolutely BLOSSOMED into an amazing cuddlebug who is exceedingly smart and eager to learn. She is approximately 2 years old, yes that is correct, she is JUST A BABY and we are looking forward to watching her grow up in a safe and loving environment and we can't wait to see her contributions to our programs!
Please follow us on Facebook to see her progress OR you can even follow Jewel on Twitter to see how she tackles this new life @OneEaredMarelet
Jewel's journey of change in just ONE YEAR!
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The Big Purple Barn, Inc located at Hidden Haven Farm Animal Sanctuary and Horse Discovery Center
6407 Hillmeade Road Bowie, MD 20720 In our Bowie location since 2001 Helping horses and humans alike since 1991
Tara J.W. Guevara- President/Program Director Contact Us! firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 240-687-3449 This site was last updated on March 3, 2017 , This site is developed and maintained by Tara J.W. Guevara (all rights reserved)
Our mission is to provide quality, life-long care for horses/ponies who are unwanted/neglected and/or have special needs and to develop and offer outreach programs utilizing our resident equines that provide enriching and life changing opportunities for people who might not otherwise have the chance to experience horses in a supportive, educational environment for humans and animals alike.
We are an IRS approved 501(C)3 Organization FEIN #45-5022618