Really. We do — our beloved horses around the world.
Every one of them are our sweethearts, full of love, ready to give and receive love.
Even those horses who appear shy, or not very sociable, they are sweethearts too. There is a loving heart inside that waits only to be encouraged by the patience, trust and love of someone else.
It may be another horse who befriends them, loving them, caring for them, and giving them hope and understanding.
Perhaps it is a kind human who offers them a loving touch, holds them when they are frightened, or suffering and feeling alone — and that the world is anything but a place where there is love for them.
Someone who lies next to them and comforts them in their final hours, maybe showing them love for the first time in their lives. Even if for a few days, hours, or simply moments — they knew there was some love in the world for them.
For anyone who has been loved by a horse, who have heard those welcoming nickers, you know there is no other feeling like it. You have been accepted into their herd, their family. They see you as one of them, and there is no higher tribute than that from a horse.
We have added a page to our current website that existed on our former website. It is called “Horse Quotes”.
It is very inspirational. There is a lot of love on that page. There are quotes from people who have loved and been loved by horses, or been awed by their beauty, grace, warmth and elegance.
Here is a sample:
When your horse follows you without being asked,
when he rubs his head on yours,
and when you look at him and feel a tingle down your spine…
you know you are loved.
~ John Lyons
We need some pines to assuage the darkness
when it blankets the mind,
we need a silvery stream that banks as smoothly
as a plane’s wing, and a worn bed of
needles to pad the rumble that fills the mind,
and a blur or two of a wild thing
that sees and is not seen. We need these things
between appointments, after work,
and, if we keep them, then someone someday,
lying down after a walk
and supper, with the fire hole wet down,
the whole night sky set at a particular
time, without numbers or hours, will cause
a little sound of thanks–a zipper or a snap–
to close round the moment and the thought
of whatever good we did.
We give thanks for you our followers and readers, who care and share and take action, for your love of our horses — those precious and gracious souls — who inspire and move us higher and greater than we may ordinarily go, and for whatever good we did.
From the Staff and Volunteers of the
Int’l Fund for Horses,
And humble Editor of Tuesday’s Horse
Membership is still $24.00 a year. That would make my birthday – and the Fund’s – very happy indeed, to have you with us.
Or how about volunteering?
A colleague from the Fund and I did some awareness raising about Premarin and Prempro in and around the hospitals in downtown Louisville recently. We gave nearly all of our 500 informational postcards out, and we were there only for a few hours.
Please, we must remember these horses.
“Pee farming” has downsized in North America, yes, but Pfizer is still making a killing selling these drugs in NA, carrying on the deadly legacy that began decades ago with Wyeth-Ayerst, endangering the lives of women, killing innocent foals; confining mares to a life of abuse until they can no longer become pregnant and “milked” for their estrogen rich urine, then cast aside.
PMU farming is chiefly done now outside NA in other countries, not known for treating animals particularly well. We may no longer be able to help Premarin mares and foals directly because of the distance between us now, but we can make a difference. We can alert doctors to refuse to prescribe these drugs and women to refuse to take them.
Please volunteer. The job is simple. It calls for a little research and preparing mailings. Done in numbers this campaign has already shown an amazingly significant impact.
Email vivian at horsefund.org with your number and a time to call, and either Candace or I will telephone you to discuss.
If you would like to support PremStoppers financially, please use this link. Donations are used for billboards, printed materials, mailings and postage.
If you love interacting on behalf of horses on Facebook, please let me know. We are trying to put together a special event there in October, and we would like some expert assistance.