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

Even with a developer looming over the last horse-drawn carriage company in Philly, this local activist wants a law in place that protects horses

By Brion Shreffler | Grid Philly When it comes to horse-drawn carriages in the city, the idyllic clip-clop of hooves on black top may be what comes to mind for most. That, and watching tourists take in the sites in Old City as everyone else on the road tries to get past on our bikes… Continue reading Even with a developer looming over the last horse-drawn carriage company in Philly, this local activist wants a law in place that protects horses

Survey on Horse Welfare in Canada reveals a few surprises

Canadian Mare and Foal. By Patty Wilding.

HORSE CANADA | by AMY HARRIS How would equine industry members describe the welfare status of Canadian horses? Which horses do they believe are the most at risk? And what do they believe threatens horse welfare? These are just some of the questions a research team at the University of Guelph set out to answer.… Continue reading Survey on Horse Welfare in Canada reveals a few surprises

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

Back in the blogging saddle again soon

Hello there. It has been a wild and crazy month. We have been so busy since the beginning of the year we have hardly had time to catch our breath let alone blog. We even put Patsy our vegan bloggist on assignment so that's why you haven't heard anything from her. But she's been saving… Continue reading Back in the blogging saddle again soon

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

Wildfire and Winter Hay Relief

Help Wildfires in California are continuing to have a devastating impact on people and animals. This is especially true of horses. And that's where we come in. Many horses have burned to death. Many horses have been severely burned and need our help and support. Evacuated horses need food and water. We are doing all… Continue reading Wildfire and Winter Hay Relief

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