Fairywood Thicket Needs Your Help!

An urgent request and an insight into the ugly world of animal abandonment.

My sister, Kim Conner, is in a difficult place. One of her therapy ponies was viciously attacked by four abandoned dogs in her neighborhood and is currently in critical condition.

Sasquatch was recently viciously attacked by four dogs and is in critical condition in Auburn University Veterinarian Hospital.

Sasquatch was recently viciously attacked by four dogs and is in critical condition in Auburn University Veterinarian Hospital.

Here are a few links to the story:




This is only the worst of the damage done by the dogs' attack on Sasquatch.

This is only the worst of the damage done by the dogs’ attack on Sasquatch.

My sister owns and operates Fairywood Thicket Farm and Equestrian Center: She has the biggest heart and the best in mind for all the animals she has taken in and will continue to take in. Kim always has the animals best welfare in mind, and right now… She could use every single morsel of support she can get. If you would like to donate, Fidelity Bank in Sandy Springs has set up an account to assist in the care of Sasquatch the therapy pony with a big name, and a strong heart. Please call the bank (Fidelity in Sandy Springs) and ask about Kimberly Conner and her therapy pony, Sasquatch, and someone there will be more than happy to assist you with your donation. We appreciate any support we receive, be it simply spreading the word for us or sending us words and thoughts of encouragement in this very tragic time.


Fairywood Thicket Equestrian Center, Inc., is a Therapeutic Horsemanship Center, that rescues and retrains horses to be used in Therapeutic Programs utilizing the skills and abilities of our Instructors and Participants, for the benefit of our participants and the horses.

The Mission of Fairywood Thicket Equestrian Center, Inc. will promote and develop physical, mental, and social health through equine assisted activities and Therapeutic Horsemanship for all ages, focusing on Georgia Veterans, Public Servants and their families. The instinctual behavior of a horse can change the emotional state, leadership and organizational abilities of all types of people. Our goal is to be a resource for the brave men and women who have sacrificed much for our safety and freedom to connect with the amazing heart of a horse.

The participants will be part of a larger program designed to rehabilitate, rescue and re-purpose serviceably sound horses. The participant will be a part of this process and learn valuable horse handling skills and benefits of working with Equines on a Therapeutic level ( for the person). This is a purpose driven program designed to give direction and tap into the life skills our participants bring to the program. The horses will spend between 90 and 180 days in an intensive training program supervised by our instructors and implemented under a guided hand by our participants. When the horses have completed their boot camp, and passed their exams they will be donated to another Therapeutic Center, Special Olympic Equestrian or Therapy program.

Our over all expectation, is to fill a need… one for therapeutic Horsemanship, Re-purpose and rescue unwanted or unneeded horses, and provide a Safe and trusted Service horse at no charge to a Therapeutic program in need.”

Please take a few moments to read our story and show us all the support you can. And PLEASE; share this with everyone you know; every single bit of help we receive is a blessing and we thank you from deep within our hearts.

This is a link to Fairywood Thicket on Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fairywood-Thicket-Farm-Equestrian-Center/313238228701300



Unfortunately, Squatch did not make it. We continue to appreciate any and all support we receive as we struggle through this hard time and heartache.


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2 Responses to Fairywood Thicket Needs Your Help!

  1. sara says:

    Your heart is broken but time to get busy. Buy yourself a couple of donkeys or burros as companions for your mini herd. Burros eat little, get their feet trimmed twice a year, ask for nothing and absolutely 100% HATE dogs. They are on deck 24/7 and very cheap at any sale barn. Coyotes in Wisc go after calves in the woods and big fields but never touch a herd that has donkeys with them.

    Second, run hot wire around the bottom of your pens on the outside.

    Third, get a gun, you will be able to use it if you get half mad! The fact they cornered your daughter is an extremely serious offense. You called and reported that at the time right? Your gun would have put an end to the disrespect for authority.

    The problem with feral dogs is they start small with a kitty in a corn field or a bunny in the woods out of necessity and work their way up into a routine like any pack that is no longer afraid of man or human smell. Time and time again, you get more than one dog together unsupervised and they start running and getting into mischief.

    Four, you need to clean up the blood in the pens and remove it far far away from your buildings and bury it or have it hauled off the property. I suggest you have it dumped in the dog owners yard but that’s another day. The smell will draw critters you do not want to your pens. Get rid of it!

    Five, time to file a claim in small claims court, you just go down to the court house and pay a small fee and you will get a court date. You do not need a lawyer for any of this. Somebody owes you restitution for one horse and medical expenses.

    Six, get off your own back about not being there to stop the attack. Your mini looked pretty “shockie” in the trailer and weak, all from terror, extreme stress and blood loss compounded by stopping to do a press interview and then a long trailer ride and standing and being handled, led, walking etc. A hole in the belly is almost certain death. He needed a transfusion and lactose ringers before he even left home. The only hero in this story is the mini for lasting as long as he did.

    Hire yourself a trapper if you can afford one and travel your land to look for sign of any dens near water once in awhile. Stay sharp and get smart on country ways. I wish you the best with your horrible experience and hope you tell your story to all the miniature horse breed associations and post on you tube. Thinking about you for sure. Respectfully Sara

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