by SISTINE CAPOY AMONG THE MANY investments you will make when rearing horses, fencing will be one of the most prominent ones. Fencing is a major investment, thus it requires careful planning before any form of action is taken. Fencing is crucial to keep horses on the property and unwanted animals off the property. There… Continue reading Field Guide to Horse Fencing
By JAMES HARRIS Unless you’re a hardcore rider that saddles up even it’s raining sideways, you will take a look out of the window at the torrents of wind, rain, and snow and think about giving your horse a brush rather than a hack out into the unknown – it’s nothing to be ashamed about;… Continue reading Top 5 Horse Health Hacks for Winter
GUEST POST BY DR. BRIAN SULLIVAN, MD Updated 1/25/2016 2:40 pm Just before Christmas I spotted a gorgeous, healthy, palomino quarter horse colt in a kill pen in Bastrop, Louisiana awaiting shipment to slaughter in Mexico. I bought him as a gift for a therapeutic riding school for handicapped children in Victoria, Texas and shipped… Continue reading A Christmas rescue makes it a happy new year for a horse, disabled children and the taxpayer
GUEST POST by DEBBIE TONG The name Malibu implies a lovely place that is warm and sunny, but Malibu the mare is not from such a place. She is from a Premarin horse farm that houses horses inside on cold concrete floors. They are made to stand 24 hours a day for 6 months out… Continue reading Malibu the Premarin Mare
GUEST POST BY KRISTI WATERWORTH for DOUBLE D TRAILERS There are a lot of decisions to make when choosing a new horse trailer, from the type of hitch to the amount of storage inside. Another huge decision you’ve got to make when looking at horse trailers for sale is the position in which your horse… Continue reading Horse Trailer Loading Positions: Which is Right for You and Your Horse?
Guest Post by ELIZABETH FOREL There are many misconceptions about the NYC horse-drawn carriage trade. The primary reason for this is because the media are mostly on the side of the carriage horse industry and have not reported fairly or honestly on this issue. Here are what I see as the top five most common… Continue reading Top five misconceptions about the horse-drawn carriage industry in NYC
GUEST POST BY ANNA TWINNEY Reach Out to Horses® INTRODUCTION I have made it my life’s mission to give a voice to the voiceless through gentle ways of both training horses and coaching individuals on effective communication. For almost 2 decades I have gentled PMU mares, colts and foals in both Canada and the United… Continue reading Anna Twinney and the gentling of rescued Premarin mares and foals
GUEST POST BY SUSAN RICHARDS-BENSON Author, "Born of the Pyramids, Rocky's Story" As horse enthusiasts, we generally like to imagine that our ponies are primped, pampered and always ready to go. That’s not always the case, but in reality for the majority of us we are lucky to have well-fed and well taken care of… Continue reading Born of the Pyramids, Rocky’s Story
Guest Post JILL STARR, President, Lifesavers Inc. Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue. That's the name I gave this organization 16 years ago at the very beginning of it's life. I named it Lifesavers because our mission would be to save the lives of as many horses in jeopardy as possible. Horses being abused, neglected, and in… Continue reading Who are the REAL Lifesavers?
Guest post by Amber O'Donnell Today, many people are realizing that what they eat not only has an impact on their bodies, but it can also have an impact on the environment. From eliminating fast food to shopping at farmer's markets, many people are beginning to make certain lifestyle changes that contribute to a more… Continue reading 5 Reasons You Should Become a Vegan