Reins of change for students at Normantown Stable (US)

GIFT HORSES Stable trip helps students with special needs learn patience Cross-posted from the Naperville Sun (Sun-Times) December 22, 2008 By SUN STAFF ILLINOIS -- On a recent Friday morning, a group of students from Plainfield's Wesmere Elementary School arrived at the Normantown Stables in Plainfield for a hands-on lesson in team building and problem-solving.… Continue reading Reins of change for students at Normantown Stable (US)

Fundraiser: Field of Dreams horse rescue (Oct 25-Ill)

ST. CHARLES [Illinois] -- It was 20 below in Chicago the night Sue Balla got the phone call. There was a donkey, so old and weak he couldn't even stand. The owners had had enough. "You can come and get him, or he'll freeze to death," the voice on the other end told Balla. Balla… Continue reading Fundraiser: Field of Dreams horse rescue (Oct 25-Ill)

New law would ban double decker transport for Illinois horses

In the week since a truck packed with 59 horses flipped in Lake County, killing at least 18 horses and injuring dozens more, the public has mourned. Local, state and federal authorities have investigated. Horse lovers -- here and across the nation -- have mobilized to help and raise awareness. And now lawmakers are taking… Continue reading New law would ban double decker transport for Illinois horses