I really enjoy meeting and talking with fellow Bluebonnet members…
I love volunteering with Bluebonnet! In addition to volunteering at the annual Expo, I love doing adoption and foster Inspections in the Central Texas area. I really enjoy meeting and talking with fellow Bluebonnet members and “horse people” and I always learn something from every one I meet! Volunteering with Bluebonnet is so very rewarding and affords me the opportunity to give back and at the same time pay it forward for all the happiness and positive - life changing impact adopting my special Bluebonnet companion and partner Sir Lion has brought me! Thank you Bluebonnet!
- Sheila Whetstone, Temple, TX
My Volunteer Story
I lost my beloved quarter horse last year. I filled out and was approved for adoption of a Bluebonnet horse.
I went to meet Roux and what I found was two gems, John and Glenda Ruggles. I met two of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. They examply what the rescue and the love of the horses are about.
I unfortunately due to my husband’s poor health had to retract my application. But John and Glenda’s hospitality and love of the horse will always remain in my thoughts.
They are why Bluebonnet does what it does.
- Lorrie Schoenecker, Austin, TX
I wanted to take a moment thank you all so very much…
Dear Bluebonnet Members
I wanted to take a moment thank you all so very much for choosing me as a recipient of the Hero Award. Although I am incredibly honored and touched to receive this award, I can’t help but feel that it is a title that I am unworthy of having because a hero is someone that I see in all of you. Each of you selflessly gives of your hearts and time to care for these spectacular creatures and I admire each of you more than you possibly know.
My world has been enormously enriched because of the precious time that I was able to spend with a member of your board, Cat Ballew. In Cat, I was able to see firsthand what a gentle touch and kind heart could do in the life of a horse. Cat often says that her life’s work in caring for horses is “something she has to do” and I can see that resonates with your entire organization. In the time I was able to spend with Cat, I was not only was able to see the exhilaration of getting to Chance in time to save his precious life, but I also wept tears alongside Cat as she held Peggy’s tired head in her lap as she took her last breath. I will never forget that day for as long as I live, nor will I ever understand how to make sense of the horrors many of these animals face at the hands of humans. The only way I can manage that anger is knowing that God has placed kind people like each of you on earth.
Thank you all for being such a pillar of strength in this fight. And thank you again from the bottom of my heart for this wonderful honor. I will treasure it my entire life and will continue be an advocate for all animals as well as the Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society.
I can’t imagine my life without the rescue
I can’t imagine my life without the rescue. I have met some of the best people - some who have gone on to become some of my closest friends because of the rescue. I have met the most fantastic horses who have made me a much better horsewoman. I’ve had the fortune to work with animal control officers, police officers and sheriff’s deputies who really care about the horses and other animals who are their responsibility. I hate that neglect and abuse happens - but since it does, I’m glad I can be on the front line, helping fight for those without a voice.
Jennifer Williams, Ph.D., Alvin, Texas