What to do about horse abuse: Abolish or reform?

Are we abolitionist or reformers? It is a question often asked. Here is where we stand, and have from the beginning. We are strongly on the side of abolishing every type of horse abuse, not just reducing it to a level tolerable to the human view and which is typically labeled as “reform.” If you… Continue reading What to do about horse abuse: Abolish or reform?

8 clear signs a horse likes and trusts you

by HORSEY HOOVES 1. They come up to greet you If a horse likes you, they will often come up to greet you when they hear you coming. They may run up to the pasture fence or be eagerly waiting for you at their stall door. If a horse is eager to greet you, that… Continue reading 8 clear signs a horse likes and trusts you

U.S. House votes to ban unsafe horse transport

AWI PRESS RELEASE July 1, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Horse Transportation Safety Act (HTSA) today as part of a massive infrastructure bill. The HTSA would ban the use of unsafe double-deck trailers to haul horses in interstate commerce. The $715 billion INVEST in… Continue reading U.S. House votes to ban unsafe horse transport

Now is the time to think about the future of Philly’s tourism — without horse-drawn carriages

Image by bridgetawilcox from Pixabay.

By JANET WHITE The COVID-19 crisis has brought tourism to a standstill around the world, and Philadelphia’s tourism economy has already lost $1 billion because of coronavirus. While city tourism officials are meeting regularly to discuss how a recovery will take place, it’s the fresh thinking of outsiders that could provide the solution — not… Continue reading Now is the time to think about the future of Philly’s tourism — without horse-drawn carriages

Celebrate the 4th with Hattingdon®

Years and years ago, when working in Washington D.C. and stuck there over the Christmas holidays, our Founding President Vivian Farrell created a cartoon horse for the Fund for Horses' gift shop. It took off and she created more. And more! She named the series Hattingdon Horses®. It being a holiday and a Saturday, we… Continue reading Celebrate the 4th with Hattingdon®

More fairy stories from Calif Horse Racing Board

Mongolian Groom. Sports Illustrated image.

"No illegal medications or procedures were uncovered, mirroring an independent report of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, which found no criminal wrongdoing". What? These people are (fill in the blank) unbelievable. Read on (if you have the stomach for it). The Paulick Report tell us: The California Horse Racing Board has issued its… Continue reading More fairy stories from Calif Horse Racing Board

Wishing you the very best for 2019

Greetings! We wish you the very best for the new year ahead and so grateful to you for staying with us and taking part. Over the next week we will be posting a year in review on each of the core issues we confront regarding the safety and welfare of horses. As always, we welcome… Continue reading Wishing you the very best for 2019

Giving Tuesday

We are very grateful for your generous hearts and how you have supported us in so many ways throughout the year. Today is Giving Tuesday. If you wish to include us and the horses we serve in your giving today we would be delighted. Facebook is doubling donations today. If you wish to participate in… Continue reading Giving Tuesday

Study: Equestrians’ Views Vary on What Constitutes Good, Bad Horse Welfare

Researchers say these differing views have a lot to do with peoples’ personal beliefs and experiences. This indicates that horse welfare is still very subjective, which is why there’s a real need for reliable welfare evaluation tools with objective scoring, they said. THE HORSE (Posted by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA | Sep 27, 2018 | Horse… Continue reading Study: Equestrians’ Views Vary on What Constitutes Good, Bad Horse Welfare

Patsy talks popsicles

It's summer. Hot and sticky in our hemisphere. Houston is a veritable steam bath! But then . . . . you know. How about something totally cool then — like popsicles? Yessss! I love popsicles, don't you? I especially love making popsicles. Vegan ones. Naturally! Recipes We have loads of vegan popsicle recipes here on… Continue reading Patsy talks popsicles