An Equine Rescue With A Heart That Values The Bond Between A Mare And Her Foal – A heartwarming story about a mare and her foal, and a compassionate choice to keep them together.
New evidence shows that up to 90% of laminitis cases are caused by Cushings or equine metabolic syndrome. Equine veterinary specialist, David Rendle, discusses the importance of early diagnosis, and why trusting your instincts and making a call to the vet to have your horse checked out as quickly as possible can help improve the prognosis for a horse with laminitis.
Michelle Cochran, who founded HiCaliber Horse Rescue (HCHR) in 2002, must find a home for over 50 horses in various stages of rescue and rehabilitation. For nearly 6 years, HCHR has been nestled in the eucalyptus grove at the base of the Monastery; a safe haven for abused, starved, abandoned and homeless horses. Deer Park Monastery has told Cochran that the horses must be off of their land within 90 days.
Lexington, Ky. – USA Equestrian Trust has awarded nearly $300,000 in grants to help fund more than a dozen projects by equine non-profits. Since the inception of the Trust’s grants program, the organization has awarded more than $1.8 million in grants.
“Sapphire epitomized a great mare, and if you have a great mare; you have a great horse,” remembered legendary horseman and former U.S. Show Jumping Chef d’Equipe George Morris. “She was the anchor of so many U.S. teams; she had the scope, she was careful, I can’t say enough good things about her. She was one of the greatest horses of the century.”
Washington, D.C. – June 12, 2014 -The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), one of the world’s most prestigious equestrian events, is pleased to announce Mary Elizabeth Cordia of Alexandria, Va., as youth ambassador of the 2014 show. Cordia, 16, attends St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School in Alexandria.
Phelps Media Group, Inc. International (PMG), well-known for its award-winning equestrian coverage and leading public relations firm in the industry, has launched PSpolo.com, the Internet’s newest worldwide polo news information site.
PSpolo.com is a centralized news source for polo enthusiasts offering up-to-the-minute coverage of the polo world at the local, state, national and international levels.
EVENT: 68th Annual Buffalo International Horse Show, which benefits the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center. The show will run from September 10-14, 2014. Buffalo’s most prestigious horse show. The ‘AA’ rated show is one of the best ways for exhibitors to prepare themselves and their horses for the fall indoor circuit of finals. BIHS offers a large indoor arena for competition that gives horses and riders a chance to compete indoors before showing at the national finals in Pennsylvania, Washington D.C. or Kentucky. The horse show offers generous prize money in every division.
Tracy Fenney Wins $20,000 Welcome Stake with MTM Timon at Showplace Spring Spectacular II Showplace Productions Release Date: 2014-06-12 Photo […]
The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an unbelievable case of animal cruelty involving neglect and severe starvation of horses and donkeys. One horse has already died, and the others remain at risk for death.
On May 22, 2014, my lovable old gelding broke his femur in his left leg. He was fine at breakfast, […]
The situations in which Donna Vowles claims in her video that nurse mares are needed fall on my deaf ears. Yes, some broodmares reject their babies, or become too dangerous to handle, die during birth, or cannot produce enough milk. So a nurse mare is brought in to save the baby in crisis. Sounds noble on the surface until you remember that the nurse mare’s foal is put at even higher risk than the broodmare baby in crisis. A nurse mare foal is either killed using inhumane methods, left to die, sold to slaughter, or, if lucky, is picked up by a rescue organization who then must bear the financial costs of artificially nursing a foal via human intervention.
A nurse mare is a mare who was deliberately bred solely for the purpose of producing milk to nurse another horse and not her own foal. The problem is, these mares are impregnated only for their milk (the assets) and the foals (the liabilities) that are born are unwanted.
These unwanted foals may be taken and immediately killed at birth, or left to slowly starve within days. Even though it is illegal in the U.S. to take a foal under the age of six months to slaughter, they are still slaughtered illegally because the “byproducts” of foals is in high demand in some places. This includes their tendons for medical purposes, skins for leather (that “fine Corinthian leather in your car may actually be foal skin), and even for their flesh.
LARKSPUR, Colo., December 16, 2013 – Front Range Equine Rescue (FRER), a national nonprofit working to end the abuse and neglect of horses through rescue and education, has taken measures to prevent the slaughter of horses for human consumption in both New Mexico and Missouri.
If this true story of Ellie Bishop does not inspire you not much will. This teenager lost both her legs and one arm to meningitis when she was only five years old. Instead of giving up on life, she rides horses.