Wishing you the very best for 2019

Horse by Bob Langrish with permission. Fireworks and Horse by Vivian Grant Farrell. Not to be printed or reproduced by request of the photographer.
Horse by Bob Langrish with permission. Fireworks and Horse artwork by Vivian Grant Farrell. Not to be printed or reproduced by request of the photographer.

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 your thoughts and ideas so please continue to share them with us.

Your help and support is extremely valuable to the horses we love.

Warm regards,

The Horse Fund and the Tuesday’s Horse blog.

 

Giving Tuesday

I only have eyes for you. Two horses nudging. Unattributed image.
I only have eyes for you. Two horses nudge. Search result. Unattributed image. Click image to donate now.

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 this please hit the donate button under the two horses up top on our Facebook page.

Or make a donation via this link.

Thank you again. With much love.

 

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.


Courtney Ferguson and Taylor: A Therapy Team What a time it has been for Taylor and his owner, Courtney Ferguson. Not only has Taylor, an 18-year-old Nevada mustang, competed and placed in dressage, but he's also passed the tough tests for becoming a certified therapy horse for Saddle Pals.
Courtney Ferguson and Taylor: A Therapy Team
What a time it has been for Taylor and his owner, Courtney Ferguson. Not only has Taylor, an 18-year-old Nevada mustang, competed and placed in dressage, but he’s also passed the tough tests for becoming a certified therapy horse for Saddle Pals. Is this as good for the horse as it is for the people? Source: Flickr.

THE HORSE (Posted by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA | Sep 27, 2018 | Horse Care, Welfare and Industry)

IF  there’s one thing horse owners aren’t short on, it’s opinions. From feed types and housing options to horse health maintenance and even a favorite pitchfork, equestrians tend to know what they believe and why. This even extends to what constitutes good or bad horse welfare — not everyone agrees on what’s good and bad for horses. Those views, researchers recently confirmed, have a lot to do with peoples’ personal beliefs and experiences.

“The idea of welfare is an important concept to anyone dealing with animals, but what welfare is, or what comprises good or poor welfare, seems to be very subjective and influenced by personal, cultural, or societal values,” said Katrina Merkies, PhD, associate professor and equine program coordinator at the University of Guelph, in Ontario, Canada.

In a recent study, Merkies and colleagues asked 14 industry professionals to consider a series of 12 scenarios involving horses and owners, each of which described a situation in which horse welfare might (or might not) be compromised. Read full article »

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NOTE: The image filed with this post was selected by Tuesday’s Horse and not part of The Horse’ article cited here. Thank you!

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 Tuesday’s Horse.

Go here for all vegan popsicle recipes search results »

Or by individual posts below:

Patriotic Popsicles. One Green Planet.
Patriotic Popsicles. Click image for recipe. Image: One Green Planet.

• Source: https://tuesdayshorse.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/8-totally-cool-and-tasty-recipes-for-homemade-vegan-popsicles/ »


Vegan Chai Popsicles. Click image for recipe here on Tuesday's Horse. Image source: Unknown.
Vegan Chai Popsicles. Click image for recipe. Image source: Unknown.

• Source: https://tuesdayshorse.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/cool-off-vegan-style-with-these-creamy-chai-coconut-popsicles/ »


Watermelon Kiwi vegan popsicles. By Well Vegan.
Vegan watermelon popsicles (and more). Click image for recipe. Image Source: Well Vegan.

https://tuesdayshorse.wordpress.com/2016/08/03/its-national-watermelon-day-lets-have-some-tasty-vegan-fun/ »


Blackberry Coconut Popsicles. Source image.
Vegan Blackberry Coconut Popsicles. Click for recipe. Source image.

https://tuesdayshorse.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/blackberry-coconut-lime-strawberry-lime-yogurt-popsicle-recipes/ »


Help the Planet!

Click to shop The Horse Fund at Zazzle.com. Zazzle image of custom design paper straws.
Click to shop The Horse Fund at Zazzle.com. Zazzle image of custom design paper straws.

We can help the planet too by using paper straws instead of something plastic.

Buy artisan paper straws on Zazzle via our Gift Shop link and make money for horses with your purchase »

When you get a chance, take a look here at all the darling ways to use paper straws and repurpose plastic ones. You will be charmed at the super cute ideas people have come up with for kids parties and more.

Thanks horse lovers!