There's an old arabic saying that, "the winds
of heaven blows between the ears of a horse."
Joseph Thomas. I'm the chief
information officer at Penfed.
I'm a conundrum, right. So
here I am, parents from India,
born in England with this crazy
accent, running around the Texas
Hill Country like a cowboy. I think
I'm an international man of mystery,
but yeah it's been quite a journey from industrial
Northern England to the Texas Hill Country.
Texas, everything's bigger in Texas.
Right, so you just got the big sky, and to be
outdoors and enjoying, you know, enjoying the
the fresh air and enjoying, you know, being around
all of God's creatures, you know, large and small.
Right now on the property we have two
black labs, we have four cats, four horses.
So, why we got into rescue: Horses are amazing
animals. They've played an important part of the
history of this country. (Got her winter coat
still.) And so, it was our way of giving back.
Rescue horses needed opportunity, and I just feel
that's an important part of being on this planet.
It's what you leave behind, right. It's not
what you get. It's always about what you give.
This was one of our first rescues. We called
him Buddy. He was in a pretty bad state when
he arrived, pretty emaciated, you can
see his ribs and his hips showing out.
Turns out he was a great grandson of Secretariat.
Didn't make it as a race horse and ended up being
abandoned and left to starvation. And there he
is after about six months. He looks great. And
here he is fully healthy, and this is an important
picture for us because he's actually laying down
and horses don't lay down unless they feel safe.
I think if I'd stayed in England, you know, I
wouldn't, I probably would have stayed in my, you
know, little comfort zone, but coming to America,
I'm just so appreciative of of what this country
is and what opportunity it gives everybody.