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Horse advocate, animal lover, photographer, multi blogger, sports fan, creator of Hattingdon Horses and grateful vegan.

Year in Review on its way


All of our staff and volunteers are finally back. Thank goodness. Whew.

We are still putting together year end reports from 2016 and it’s all folks on board.

Wow, were we busy. So much went on. Lots to collate, evaluate and sort through. We want to give you what you need without overwhelming you. So hang in there.

We are just about there. I know what I’ll be doing this weekend. Again.

In the meantime will you please read the following.

Three Misconceptions That Can Cause Harm to Horses

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It is one of the most important articles we posted in 2016. You will be a better advocate for it.

Bless you everyone and thank you.

Happy New Year from the Horse Fund

First of all, we wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. We look forward to another phenomenal year with you.

We have a lot of work ahead in 2017 and I know you want to hit the ground running . . . as they say.

To get us started, we will have a year in review the first week or so of 2017 and then discuss the horse protection issues we are working on, where we are on them and where we think we need to go.

2016 was very, very tough for equines, particularly for our wild horses and racehorses.

Stay with us and let’s see how much more we can do together.

Thank you everyone.


Celebrate the New Year Vegan style with delicious eats


I get asked occasionally why we have vegan recipes on Tuesday’s Horse. Because a vegan diet is so rewarding — supreme of which — it spares horses or any animal headed for the human dinner table an excruciatingly painful and terrifying death.

So please join us this New Year by having a delicious and peaceful celebration and advocate from your plate at the same time.

My friend Charlie, who is a fabulous vegan cook and neighbor, suggested we have veggie burgers on New Year’s day. We made a pre-holiday batch of the recipe below and they are scrumptious. I can make all by myself which shows that you can too.

These vegan burgers are made with black-eyed peas. Perfect. All you need is add the green. I am making this remarkable Avocado Kale salad.

The black-eyed pea vegan burgers recipe is from Chowhound.


3 tablespoons vegetable oil
6 medium cremini mushrooms (about 4 ounces), cleaned, stemmed, and sliced 1/4 inch thick
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 medium shallot, finely chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
1 medium garlic clove, minced
1 (15-ounce) can black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
1 medium scallion, thinly sliced (white and light green parts only)
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves and stems
1/2 teaspoon tamari*, plus more as needed
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco Sauce, plus more as needed
4 toasted vegan ciabatta or burger rolls, for serving

Jump here for directions:

Notes: We used a portobello mushroom together with some every day garden variety mushrooms to make up the 4 ounces. I am not a fan of Tabasco but it gives the burger zing so glad we kept it in. *Tamari is wheat free soy sauce. Soy sauce is saltier so I suggest you do not add salt when you make these. You can always add it once they are cooked.

Vegan Richa's Black-Eyed Pea and Lentil Soup image.

by Vegan Richa

If you want a deluxe soup for New Year’s Day this is the best soup recipe I have ever tasted, hands down. Vegan Chef and author Richa Hingle is one of the most talented vegan cooks, and that’s saying a lot because there are many, many great vegan cooks.

Go here to learn from Richa how to make this rich soup.

If you are a vegan, adventurous in the kitchen and love Indian food check out Popular Indian Entrees. You will never be the same — in a good way! Come back here and tell us about it.

Featured: ChowHound
Soup: VeganRicha

Hope Your Christmas Has Been Merry and Bright

Here’s wishing you continued good this Holiday Season.

Tomorrow it is back to business. We are working on a year in review touching on all issues.

In the meantime, what issue(s) impacted you the most in 2016? Tugged at your heartstrings?

What issue (s) do you feel have been overlooked or not getting enough of anyone’s attention?

You can email us or discuss them here in comments.

Many blessings and thank you for taking part. You are so important, more important than you may ever realize.