Foto Friday

Updated 10:26 am.

The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery participated in a Royal 41-gun salute to mark the start of Queen Elizabeth’s Blue Sapphire Jubilee year at Green Park in central London February 6, 2017.

We have one image arriving (below) where all looks well. After the Royal 41-gun salute some of the horses became unruly as they paraded out of the Park.

The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery arrive for a Royal 41-gun salute to mark the start of Queen Elizabeth’s Blue Sapphire Jubilee year at Green Park in central London February 6, 2017. — Reuters.
The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery arrive for a Royal 41-gun salute to mark the start of Queen Elizabeth’s Blue Sapphire Jubilee year at Green Park in central London February 6, 2017. — Reuters.
Horsemen prepare to leave after the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery Royal 41-gun salute to mark the start of Queen Elizabeth's Blue Sapphire Jubilee year at Green Park in central London Monday, February 6, 2017. Hannah McKay/Reuters.
Horsemen prepare to leave after the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery Royal 41-gun salute to mark the start of Queen Elizabeth’s Blue Sapphire Jubilee year at Green Park in central London Monday, February 6, 2017. — Hannah McKay/Reuters.
A few of the King's Artillery horses get a bit rambunctious. Via The Sun newspaper.
A few of the King’s Artillery horses get a bit rambunctious while preparing to leave. — The Sun.
Horsemen prepare to leave after the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery Royal 41-gun salute to mark the start of Queen Elizabeth's Blue Sapphire Jubilee year at Green Park in central London Monday, February 6, 2017. Hannah McKay/Reuters.
Yes, we see you. Horsemen prepare to leave after the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery Royal 41-gun salute to mark the start of Queen Elizabeth’s Blue Sapphire Jubilee year at Green Park in central London Monday, February 6, 2017. — Hannah McKay/Reuters.

Black Friday Shopping at the Horse Fund

We don’t usually post about such things such as Black Friday but the Horse Fund’s Gift Shop has never looked so good and had such a wide range of beautiful merchandise.

One of our favorite artists is a photographer who goes by LauraZ. She does an exclusive calendar centered on three black Friesian horses, and it is fabulous. Terrific gift idea.


The calendar is 40% off today. Use Code BLACKFRISAVE. Up to 65% on other items. Offer ends midnight California time.

ABOUT THE ARTIST AND HORSES

Laura writes:

Caslon Quote Left BlackWhen I discovered the Friesian horse, I couldn’t believe such a magical creature existed. They were like something out of a DaVinci painting, and I knew wanted one in my life. I once heard someone say, “there’s nothing like the heart of a stallion.” Having grown up with the typical stallion stereotypes, that they are mean, aggressive and dangerous, I wondered if this was true? What started as a dream, and a single stallion stallion, evolved into a bachelor herd of three, affectionately known as The Forest Boyz. This little dream took on a life of it’s own and has become so much bigger than I ever imagined.

Meike, Menno and Saphire live free in the forests of the northern California coast. Nothing brings me more joy than giving these three stallions the best life that I possibly can. It is rare to see stallions living together free, in a natural setting. I love discovering who they are, and seeing their individual personalities emerge. I not only discovered there is nothing like the heart of a stallion, I found out there is nothing like being their friend. I never could have imagined their relationships with each other would be so deep and intimate.

I actually consider myself more of an artist than I do a photographer, but I feel caught between the two worlds. I started photographing for reference material for painting, but I can’t seem to find the time to paint… the camera has become my paintbrush. The Boyz inspire me every single day and my passion is to make art with them and offer a glimpse into their world. They truly are good medicine.


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Turn your back on Premarin type drugs and seek alternatives for symptoms of menopause

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as it draws to a close we urge women to please turn your backs on Premarin type drugs — tablets and cream — and seek another treatment for menopausal symptoms.

There are alternatives.

Work with your doctor to find something to help you other than drugs made from pregnant mare’s urine — for your sake as well as the innocent mares and their byproduct foals.

Crazily I have had doctors argue with me that the Premarin family of drugs are not made with conjugated equine estrogens derived from the urine of pregnant mare. The absence of the word “equine” on the packaging is proof enough for them.

Of course “equine” was removed some years ago. Yes, we heard about it and we know how and why. I assure them that the key component of the drugs taken from the estrogen rich urine of pregnant mares remains the same. End of discussion.

I share this with you in case you encounter this argument yourself whether it be with a physician trying to prescribe it to you or when trying to warn someone who is taking it.

THE ALTERNATIVES

Jane Allin put together a list of alternatives to drugs such as Premarin, Prempro, Duavee and Duavive (See also pdf version at the end of this post).

Duavee by the way is the name given to Aprela when it was approved by the FDA during the last federal government shutdown and is being peddled in Europe under the name Duavive.

We asked Jane to review her report on alternatives and give us any updates. This is what led to Jane’s recent post on Tuesday’s Horse regarding the helpful properties of rhubarb. See Breast cancer, menopause and yes, rhubarb.

This in turn launched me on a vegan rhubarb recipe hunt which you can find here. See No need to sweat menopause when you can chill with some rhubarb.

Other than that there are no notable changes.

Please keep reporting those Premarin television and magazine ads!

Thank you.

PDF
Alternatives to Drugs Made with Conjugated Equine Estrogens by Jane Allin (pdf, 7 pp)

FURTHER READING
Premstoppers Home »
Reports Regarding Premarin Horses »
Images of PMU Horses; Images from PMU Farm in China »

Foto Friday: Hattingdon Horses and Horses with Hats

Re-blogged from Hattingdon Horses

Click any image to begin slideshow.

How fun! This is life imitating art. When I showed these pictures to Hattingdon, she snorted:

I was wearing hats before these horses were born — since I was a weanling. I am not just a model. I love hats and never leave the barn without one.

However, giving credit where credit is due, in my expert opinion the stylist and photographer did an excellent job with their selection of hats and choice of equine models.Exquis!

Hattingdon is right of course. Though I might add, she “was born” wearing a hat.

Shop Hattingdon and get your horses and hats on! »

SOURCE

Hattingdon Horses and the hats they wear are all created by © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Hats worn by actual horses are from Rosie Olivia Milliner’s collection. Images by Venture Photography. Via The Guardian, April 2014. View the Guardian’s Slideshow.

Posted by Vivian.