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Teach Kids To Be Safe Around Horses

Feb 14, 2008 4 Comments by

A seven-year-old girl was killed the other day after being drug by a horse. And it was an unbearable tragedy that could have been avoided. According to the article in the Roxboro Courier Times, Melanie was feeding horses in a pen near her grandparent’s house. She had tied a lead line around her waist. The […]

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Lions Riding Horses Stunt Sickens Me

Feb 08, 2008 27 Comments by

I came across a news item this morning that just sickened me: people training lions and tigers to ride on horses in China. It’s supposedly entertainment. The article lead reads “the huge male lion clings on to the terrified horse – but this big cat is not about to devour his prey.” Right. Please tell […]

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If I Was A Horse I’d Want To Live In Kentucky

Jan 23, 2008 4 Comments by

  Have you ever seen those lush, rolling Kentucky pastures that go on for miles? Gorgeous, large, well-kept, well-equipped barns? Large stalls bedded knee deep in straw with nutritious alfalfa hay and sparkling water? Sunny hillsides, clean ponds, and shelter from the elements? Oh, and a prominent horse council that is looking out for your […]

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Snowy River Brumbies In Trouble

Jan 18, 2008 No Comments by

Does anyone else think The Man From Snowy River is the best horse movie ever made? Well it is. If you haven’t seen it, you should. And if you think any other horse movie is better, I strongly beg to differ. I grew up on this movie, and you can’t beat the Australia mountains, the […]

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Romanian Horse Transportation In Trouble

Jan 14, 2008 3 Comments by

I discovered a new, and very cool horse blog today called the Transylvanian Horseman. The writer is from Britain, but moved to Romanian and started a riding centre and holiday riding/tourist business there. He recently posted about major issues arising for a large majority of Romanian’s population due to a government ban on animal-drawn transportation […]

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Stop Horse Slaughter: Is There Another Solution?

Jan 11, 2008 37 Comments by

The biggest problem with the campaign to stop horse slaughter in the U.S. is the lack of a better solution for dealing with an over-population of horses and a declining economy. One of the headline articles in the New York Times online this morning was a general overview of the horse slaughter debate, “Death Across […]

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Belgian Adoptions Begin

Nov 16, 2007 No Comments by

Just an update for anyone following the fate of the 41 horses who survived the double-decker trailer accident in Wadsworth, Illinois: The first of the horses have left Fred and Vicki Carney’s farm for new loving homes, which have been carefully screened by a committee of the veterinarians and horse owners who have been involved […]

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