About 17,000 vehicles drive past 14505 S. 353rd E. Ave. (Lone Star Rd. at Hwy 51) every day. That makes it a prime location for Wagoner County businesses, farmers, ranchers and families to meet our neighbors, make some money, and support a good cause. The Lone Star Mane Event will be an annual opportunity for the type of old-fashioned networking and fellowship that built our community.
Introduce yourself to a whole new segment of customers with a booth at our annual event. Located on Oklahoma State Highway 51 at Lone Star Road, the venue sees 17,000 vehicles pass through every day.
Do you have the makings of a lucrative yard sale, without the right yard? Do we have a deal for you! Rent a space, sell your stuff, hang out with your neighbors, and save horses from slaughter!
Show Wagoner County your support for local charities by sponsoring our 501(c)3 rescue. Sponsorships include advertising in our various formats. All proceeds fund operations for the rescue.
Attend the free event on Saturday, Ocober 8. Eat, drink and enjoy foods from local vendors, activities, photo booths, live music, and fellowship with your neighbors! Proceeds support our 501c3 horse rescue.
Swingin’ D Horse Rescue saves horses from the slaughter pipeline, nurses them back to health, rehabilitates and trains them to prepare them for a purpose-filled life with a responsible adopter. We survive on the generosity of donors. The Lone Star Mane Event is our first major fundraiser.
Ralphie was said to be an Amish horse, barely two years old and already broke to ride. He came to us from the kill pen with a broken tail. He was so small and malnourished, he likely got smashed in a trailer somewhere in the slaughter pipeline. His broken tail cost nearly $8,000 to fix, and it will never be perfect. Because he struggles to trust most people, Ralphie will likely be with us for life.
Winston was a scrawny, wild baby when we found him on a kill pen waiting for slaughter. Who condemns a 9-month-old baby for execution before he’s even had a chance to prove himself? Gentle as a lamb, clever as a fox and smart as a whip, Winston worked his way up from baby of the herd to junior boss. Now the mascot of Swingin’ D, Winston provides endless hours of entertainment and laughs.
Anastasia was so profoundly lame in her kill pen video, we were sure we would have to humanely euthanize her as soon as we pulled her to safety. Our veterinarian said it was up to us, but she saw life in Ani’s eyes. That was four years ago. Since then (thousands of dollars later), we’ve learned about Cushing’s, metabolic disorder, anhidrosis, chronic founder, and a host of other ailments Ani has licked.
There was not a thing in the world wrong with Pebbles when she landed on a kill lot awaiting slaughter. Barely two years old and barely handled, this perfect little baby latched on to Wilma and Howie in search of her herd. Lucky for Pebbles, because the donors who paid to bail Wilma and Howie stipulated that all three would be rescued together, or they’d go to slaughter together. We couldn’t let any of them die, so here we are.
Wilma was almost 30 when we bailed her from the kill pen with her best friend, Howie, and a toddler who’d latched on to the ancient pair for dear life. She was in extremely poor condition, with arthritis so severe and untreated, her knees were fused at the joints. Just when we thought it was time to humanely euthanize her, we learned she had a baby on board! Wilma and baby are healthy and thriving!
Little Miss Jozi s a miracle in every sense of the word. Her mama, Wilma, was almost 30 when we pulled her from a kill pen. Unbeknownst to us, Wilma was struggling to put on weight and move about because she was in her final days of pregnancy! A week after we learned she was about to pop, she quietly gave birth to Jozi, all by herself. A year later, Jozi is a perfectly healthy, gorgeous future champion!
Howie (mid 20s) and Wilma were tightly bonded when they landed together in the kill pen. Both had untreated arthritis so severe, the vet said their joints had fused together. Neither of them can bend their front legs, making routine trims especially challenging. Overworked, overused, abused and neglected, this gentle pair came back to life the day Jozi was born. Medications and supplements keep them as comfortable as possible.
Elvis was billed as an Amish work horse when he came to us from a kill pen in Arkansas. He was so terrified of humans, it took more than 40 days to even put our hands on him. Adopted but still boarding with Swingin’ D, Elvis is still skittish around strangers, but he’s right at home with the herd and volunteers who handle him regularly.