We occasionally spotlight Patrick Battuello’s posts on Tuesday’s Horse to highlight the murder and mayhem that is horseracing in the US, hopeful that you will follow HorseRacingWrongs.com and take part by sharing far and wide on social media.
Social media sharing is the modern era way of spreading the word. We encourage you to please — please — do what you can in this way. It only take a few seconds to click and share.
Make it count even more with imaginative hashtags that will bring more attention and kill off this so-called “sport” before it kills off thousands more horses. #santaanitapark #kills #horses
IN MEMORY OF MONEY MAKIN MIKE Thoroughbred Racehorse Dead at Three
In the 8th Monday at Santa Anita, Money Makin Mike finished last of 9, 44+ lengths back. Besides the horrible finish, the run, according to Equibase, was uneventful: “battled…dropped back…gave way.” But a reader tipped me off that the 3-year-old collapsed after the wire; the Daily Racing Form went one better – “collapsed and died.”
It’s Friday. Major sites that almost all of us rely on have gone down, resurfaced only to go down again. So this morning we tried a Vegan eggnog recipe. And a couple of more from the same site. The yum factor is extremely high.
Think we are jumping the proverbial gun on the eggnog? We did too but not for long. Mainstream eggnog that comes in those cardboard and plastic milk cartons has been in the grocery stores for weeks already where we are. We don’t want any of that stuff. Let’s make our own from cruelty free ingredients.
TastyYummies.com have an incredibly fab egg nog recipe. It is very nutty calling for cashews and cashew milk.
2 cups Silk Unsweetened Cashew Milk, homemade cashew milk or other non-dairy milk of your choice.
1/2 cup full fat coconut milk.
1/3 cup raw cashews, soaked for at least 30 minutes (optional)*
4-6 Medjool dates.
1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg.
Pinch of ground cinnamon.
Add all of the ingredients to your high speed blender and process until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately, as is or add spiced rum, bourbon, brandy or whiskey, for a spirited version. Add a pinch of freshly ground nutmeg on top.
1 cup carrots, peeled and then grated (if you have a high powered blender like a Vitamix, you could probably just roughly chop them)
1 organic banana, frozen
1 1/2 cups homemade almond milk (or other non-dairy milk of your choice)
1/4 cup raw unsalted cashews, soaked for two hours (or 1/4 cup homemade cashew nut butter)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Medjool date
1 tablespoon organic raw shelled hemp seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger or 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
Add all of the ingredients to your high speed blender and process until smooth and creamy. Top with a little cinnamon and a pinch of grated carrots. Enjoy immediately.
Originally posted Oct 21, 2008; Updated October 21, 2016
By Linda Ann Nickerson
Each fall, as October approaches, horse show barns often host equestrian Halloween fun shows, Halloween horse parades, Halloween fall festivals, Halloween barn parties or other autumn horsey event.
Many horse lovers enjoy dressing up in Halloween and themed costumes for such happenings, and some even decorate or costuming their horses.
How can you design a delightful Halloween or themed costume for your horse? Here are several helpful and practical pointers, including many simple Halloween horse costume ideas.
The Halloween horse costume must be designed with safety in mind.
As fright-or-flight creatures, horses are easily startled. Nothing can ruin a Halloween horsey event like a panicked horse. When horses become frightened, the hooves fly, the horses bolt, and people tend to get hurt.
Streamers, crinkly materials, sequins and shiny objects, tin foil, flashing lights, fluttering feathers, clinking beads and jingling bells can terrify a horse. All of these tend to be extremely unpractical and poor choices for a Halloween horse costume.
In addition, horses seem to universally object to wearing items on their faces or about their ears. Masks, hats and facial adornments are generally rejected by horses.
Because of these equine concerns, a Halloween horse costume must be creatively designed, with an aim towards simplicity and utility.
FEATURED IMAGE If the horse does not mind the cap then this is another fab Halloween look for you and your horse.