Open Letter to Congress


Open letter to Oklahoma’s Congressional Delegation: Dear Representative Kevin Hern, Congressman Markwayne Mullin, Frank Lucas, Congressman Tom Cole, Congresswoman Kendra Horn: First and foremost, I am writing to invite you to our horse rescue in Coweta, Oklahoma, so you can see first hand the urgency in supporting bipartisan legislation, H.R. 961, to permanently ban the […]

The heaven of laminits remission

"" Okay, before we get started, stop what you’re doing and knock on wood. At the risk of sending Anastasia into a spiral of pain and me into a frenzy of panic and desperation, I’ve been asked to share what we’re doing to keep our little angel’s chronic laminitis at bay. Let’s hope this doesn’t […]

The Perfect Horse


What could I have ever done
To earn the fate I’m dealt?
The violent death of butcher’s gun
All promise forever squelched

We knew he was special

Every story begins the same at Swingin’ D Horse Rescue: We didn’t have room, but Choco was in danger of shipping to slaughter, so we found a way. Little did he know, Swingin’ D specializes in repairing broken souls, and it wasn’t long before Choco was trusting and loving again. Most of our stories also begin […]

Dueling Divas – Meet Mazi and Ani

"" saved Anastasia and Mazi from slaughter on the same day in March 2019. We paid for Mazi to go through 30 days of quarantine somewhere else while Ani went through quarantine at Swingin’ D Horse Rescue. We went from believing we’d have to immediately euthanize Ani because she was so lame and in pain from […]

“Free to a Good Home”

Look at that face. Those eyes. Have you ever seen a more beautiful creature? You’ve waited for what seems like forever for this very horse – you just know it. And she’s FREE! You can’t wait to get her home to your one-acre pasture with no shelter, no fresh water source, no tack, unsafe fencing, […]

Baby needs a new pair of shoes

The one certainty in my life seems to be that when it rains, it is damn sure gonna pour. That point was most recently hammered home when – after months of peace, quiet and comfort for Anastasia – the gorgeous Missouri Fox Trotter greeted me for breakfast with a painful hobble instead of her typical […]

Mazi deserves a BFF

Are you looking for a best friend forever to share your joys and sorrows, triumphs and trials, or just to shoot the breeze on a crisp fall day? Then Mazi is the girl for you! When Swingin’ D Horse Rescue saved Mazi from slaughter in March, she was too thin to ride for several months. […]

What if your husband dumped you with a serial killer?


You broke your hand while baking a cake for your husband but you didn’t have the money to fix it. Your husband doesn’t want to deal with you whining and crying about how much your hand hurts. And who’s gonna bake his cakes with you all mashed up and bawling? He goes out and finds a […]

9 Steps to Winterizing Your Horse

It seems like only last week I was whining and crying about the heat and humidity. (That’s probably because it was only last week I was whining and crying about the heat and humidity.) So how could we already be talking about prepping your horse for winter? Because the further ahead you plan, the more […]