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Is it too early to say New Year’s resolution? How about resolving right now to volunteer in 2019 with The Horse Fund?

The Horse Fund thrives because of our dedicated team of volunteers. We have two types of volunteers. But before we get to that, please know that we are not a rescue; we do not have any horses. We are an advocacy group protecting horses through intervention, education and legislation.

Full Time Volunteers

By full time we mean in terms of commitment, not hours. These are volunteer staff who work 2 – 10 hours per week throughout the year who are either (a) assigned to a particular issue or (b) assigned to an ongoing campaign.

Part Time Volunteers

These are volunteer staff who work when called on for short-term projects or to help staff on a particular campaign. Short-term projects can last anywhere from a few days to a few months.

What You Need to Have

• Regular access to internet service and a personal email account you check frequently.

• Internet research and reporting skills.

• Good written and verbal skills.

• Experience in any area of social media is always an asset.

• The ability to complete assignments with minimal supervision.

• Commitment to the Fund’s philosophy and policies.

• Confident you can think on your feet and be cool under pressure.

• The steely mentality necessary to face horrific acts of cruelties to horses.

• Disciplined work ethic.

• Reliability.

• Must be at least 18 years of age.

What You Need to Know

You do not need to be an expert on horse protection and safety issues. You can learn that.

You do not need previous experience with an organization like ours. Come as you are and bring what you have.

You do not need an in-depth knowledge of horses. You can learn that. However, any understanding you already have of horses and their needs will be very valuable.

What you need to have more than anything else is a deep love for horses and dedication to the betterment of their lives.

You also need an open heart and an open mind.

There’s nobody quite like us, who think or take action the way we do. We are leaders, not followers.

Interested?

Use our email form to contact us. Or you can email us directly here.

Be sure to include your preferred telephone number and the best time to call. We will telephone you within 2-3 business days of receipt.

Learn about us including our mission and philosophy at our website »

Thank you!

 

 

Abandoned horse survives 6 weeks in Wyoming wilderness

Updated Jan. 27, 2017

CHEYENNE, WYO. — On a 16-mile trek off a mountain, a young horse lay down — she could not go another step. The mare looked deathly ill to the men leading a train of horses out of a base camp for hunting and fishing excursions.

In a race against the weather last fall, they left behind the horse they named Valentine to get the rest of the animals down. When they went back for her the next day, she had vanished into the vast Wyoming wilderness.

Six weeks later, a worker spotted the 6-year-old mare, and her owners helped guide the healthy horse out through a storm and deep December snow. Not only is this grizzly bear country, a domesticated animal like Valentine had to find food and survive the harsh winter conditions.

She didn’t even need veterinary care. But when the story spread last week in the horse-loving resort region of Jackson Hole, it unleashed a fervent debate among residents over whether the outfitting company did the right thing in leaving the horse, did all it could to find her or should have put her down to spare her suffering.

It has culminated in a state criminal investigation that aims to find out if the outfitter’s actions were cruel or helped lead to what some call the miraculous survival of an animal that’s iconic in the American West.

B.J. Hill, who owns Swift Creek Outfitters and the horse, said he has received angry phone calls from across the country.

“People are so quick to judge,” Hill said in a telephone interview from his ranch. “Who knows what’s going to happen. It’s not over with yet. We’re just trying to survive the moment that our horse is home.”

Hill, who owns 125 horses, said Valentine is doing well and is happy. It’s unclear why she got sick.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article128831199.html#storylink=cpy

Would you join in a “die in” protest for horses?

PETA protesters stage a Die-In against seal hunting with one protester draped in a white fur coat donated by Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall, at Canada House on March 31, 2009 in London, England.

I was searching the internet for images to illustrate a post when I came across some pictures of “die in” protests like this one.

Photo Credit: Getty Images. Protesters stage a die-in protest with gas masks and teddy bears at an anti-pollution rally outside the Department for Transport in London, England to highlight the dangers of polluted air poses to people and childrens health.
Photo Credit: Getty Images.
Protesters stage a die-in protest with gas masks and teddy bears at an anti-pollution rally outside the Department for Transport in London, England to highlight the dangers of polluted air poses to people and childrens health.

A die-in, sometimes known as a lie-in, is a form of protest in which participants simulate being dead. Die-ins are a tactic that has been used by a variety of protest groups including animal rights activists, peace activists, human rights activists, AIDS activists, gun control activists and environmental activists.

As you can see, this is not your average type of protest.

How about this? No matter what else you think about them, nobody does protesting quite like PETA.

Photo Credit: Getty Images. Peta Demo 'Die-In' - Supporters Wear Nothing More Than Bullhorns And Bloodied Paint With Banderilla Spears Pinned To Their Backs Outside The Spanish Embassy, In London.
Photo Credit: Getty Images.
PETA Demo ‘Die-In’ – Supporters Wear Nothing More Than Bullhorns And Bloodied Paint With Banderilla Spears Pinned To Their Backs Outside The Spanish Embassy, In London.

So, can you imagine yourself doing this to help our wild horses? Or raise awareness about horse slaughter? Horse racing? Horse soring? PMU horses?

Describe what you think a die-in protest on any horse issue might look like. If we can come up with a grand enough idea and can raise the money to stage it, we will do it. We would love to do it.

Where should we do it? How about Washington which is only slightly less challenging than New York.

There are protests there on a daily basis in Washington but I think something like this would get some decent attention. We would video it of course and to give it lots of extra mileage.

How about a “You Bet. They Die” die-in protest in Louisville or Lexington?

These are just a couple of examples to get your thinking cap on and for illustration purposes only. Thank you.


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PETA protesters stage a Die-In against seal hunting  at Canada House in London, England. Photo Credit: See more at Getty Images.

Who made these horse hair boots?

Horse hair boots? That's what was tweeted. Origin of this image unknown. Do you know?
Horse hair boots? That’s what was tweeted. Origin of this image unknown. Do you know? The little graphic lower right probably a clue.

We have seen this photo around social media labeled horse hair boots.

If you have seen it too and know where it comes from please let us know.

We are also looking for someone who works in the fashion industry who knows about textiles to please contact us to answer a few questions. We are simply seeking a few clarifications. Nothing sneaky or snoopy.

If you know someone like this ask them if they would be willing to help out.

A shout out to the photographer too. Did you take this picture? What publication? Just curious.

If you can help please email us or use our contact form.