Hello, it’s that time again. Our Annual Spring Fundraiser.
Please make a donation of $10.00 (or more) so we can spring forward with our work on behalf of horses. Spring forward…. did we just say that? Yes, we did!
We work steadily, year after year, on issues that impact the health, safety and welfare of horses in North America and around the world wherever we identify a need and feel we can help.
The Horse Fund is in its 15th year. No one does what we do. No one does it the way we do it. Or gets done what we get done. That’s because we work across the spectrum of horse safety and protection issues wherever it takes us.
Please support us with a donation of $10.00. Right here. Right now. Thank you!
Learn more about The Horse Fund at horsefund.org.
Have you been to our Gift Shop lately? Did you even know we had a Gift Shop? Well, we do and there are all sorts of cool things there created by us and other horse lovers.
The reason we mention it is there is a 40% off sale going on greeting cards. These are always handy to have around and equine themed greeting cards aren’t that easy to find in a regular shop.
Here are some Collections Vivian put together.
Buy one or 100. Customize them with our own personal message. And more. Thank you for stopping by!
Back by popular demand — “The history of mankind is carried on the back of a horse” tees.
Besides being beautiful featuring unique artistry created just for The Horse Fund, here is what wearing this design with pride will remind folks:
For 5000 years the horse has been an ever present ally in war and peace. Civilizations have risen and fallen on their backs. Evidence of what horses have given to mankind is seen everywhere. Yet somehow, following the increasing pace of mechanization in the 1930s, we have so quickly forgotten how indebted we are to the domestication of this magnificent animal. Help change that with this evocative design.
Available on black, charcoal grey and navy unisex and slim fit ladies and unisex youth tees. Also available in crew neck and hooded sweatshirts. Limited time offer! Shop now »
(HORSE RACING) — Patrick Battuello, chronicler of racehorse killings at Horse Racing Wrongs, recently reported the death of 7-year old Sing the Dream in a claiming race for 4 yo’s+ at Aqueduct, Saturday afternoon, January 27, 2018.
It was Sing the Dream‘s 50th race. Battuello states the horse “fell heavily” (Equibase) and was euthanized where he lay.
American racing routinely kills its horses particularly in contests such as these — the claiming race.
Alex Brown, author of Greatness and Goodness: Barbaro and His Legacy, has written a book called Missionville which delves into the lives and activities of the people who work horses in the business of the American claiming race.
Missionville is a well crafted story with credibly drawn characters you can root for or against as the author gives you an unvarnished look at the day-to-day rigors of training and racing horses at a small track and its resulting consequences.
Eclipse award winner Mike Jensen, journalist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, in his review of Missionville puts it this way:
“Alex Brown, a lifelong horseman, takes you on a journey few are capable of providing. He takes you to the underbelly of the sport. A terrific read”.
Missionville gives true to life insight into what happens to horses when their careers begin to take a downward spiral and tragically end up in the claiming race system.
Missionville is a must read for every racehorse advocate.
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Featured Image: Missionville, by Alex Brown (pictured with used racing plates) by Vivian Grant Farrell.