Metro Meteor is a retired race horse who was adopted by Ron Krajewski and his wife Wendy. Ron, an artist, noticed his equine bobbed his head a lot and thought he might be able to teach him how to hold a paint brush and paint pictures. Metro quickly mastered the art of painting and seems to thoroughly enjoy it. What Metro doesn’t understand is that his own creations are not only helping other horses in crisis, but himself as well.
While my horse, Charlie, is a spaz, pawing for attention or slamming his chest against his gate, Andy has learned when those things do not work, make a cute face. The saying “only a face a mother could love” most definitely does not apply here. Watch what happens at the end of the video when Andy, jealous of my daughter paying attention to her horse, Troy does.
Horse Lover’s Video By Rachel Henninger. “You Helped Me.” Rachel is madly in love with her horse. After working through some tough personal challenges. she finds renewed strength in the love and bond she has with her horse, Andy.
“CD” is a 27-year-old rescued quarter horse who had been given a second chance in life as a therapy horse. While working his new “job” in Rose City, TX providing therapeutic relief for children with all sorts of disabilities he somehow suffered an eye injury that eventually led to the loss of one eye. Undaunted, he recovered to continue his work helping kids, who seem to accept his missing out without judgment or concern.
“The majority of the horses that we use are actually rescues. We bring them in. They’re undesirable horses that maybe didn’t work out as a saddle horse, have bad habits, or are abandoned, undesirable horses. We bring them in and we train them,” said Tobias de la Torre, the CEO of Charros Federation USA.
Wait. What? Did he just say, “rescues?” Oh, no he did-unt.
A mini-documentary exposing how the GAO produced a fraudulent report concerning the impact of the closing of domestic horse slaughter plants on horse welfare.
Laura Bell, of Starlight Sanctuary in Nevada, suspected a large number of privately owned reservation horses being held for sale at a Nevada auction are wild horses. Her photos and videos seem to support her concerns. She has launched a campaign to make the public aware, with a call to action to bring attention to this event. Although she was not arrested, police forced her to leave. The sale will take place August 17, 2013. As most horses may be required to be purchased in entire lots, most, if not all of these horses will be purchased by kill buyers and shipped to slaughter.
Video Title: “Break Dancing Stallion”
Posted by Wendy Scholten
This stallion knows how to play, and dance, and prance, and rear — and make you smile. Wouldn’t it be nice if young children could entertain themselves as well as this handsome fella can? I was surprised to see this video has not had more views — at least five in that view count belong to me. Six, gotta watch just one more time…
Food Network and celebrity chef, Marc Murphy, claims there is nothing wrong with eating horse meat and that people object purely as a matter of cultural differences. He ate horse meat as a child, remembering it as being sweet and lean, and shows no concern over horse meat found in baby food. Still, the chef and restaurant owner says he will not add it to his menus because he could not sell it to Americans. Stating that people who want to eat horse meet should go to France.
If you love horses and parades, here is a 20-minute long video in HD showing the best of the Santa Barbara Fiesta Horse Parade held on August 2, 2013.
Charlie needed some reminders about his ground manners and to blow off some steam so our trainer, Anee, worked with him a bit and then let him play. Charlie is so relaxed with her and always seems to enjoy his time with her. He had a lot of fun playing and bucking around just getting to act like a horse. I had a lot of fun watching them together!
The lessons to be learned here are pretty simple. We can inadvertently teach horses all sorts of undesirable behaviors without even realizing it. The methods I used to get him to trust me after his abusers (he was beaten, starved, and well, he went through hell) were those that came naturally to me — the same methods I would use to help a human. And that is the key here — Charlie is not a human, he is a horse.
Charlie, You Are Such A Spaz Charlie has been watching and learning from the other horses how to be more […]
Andy is my daughter, Rachel’s horse. This is my little tribute video and song to honor their affection for each other. I love you Rachel, and your beautiful boy, too!
Charlie had been used the summer of 2012 by a rental barn in Burbank, CA. Even little kids could ride him because he was so docile. I can tell you, however, now that I know Charlie and saw him in the state he was being ridden, he was so compliance because he was weak as hell and scared to death. The reason he did not buck little kids off was because he barely had the strength to walk by the end of summer. And, he was in more than a little pain. His front shoes were old and his hooves were overgrown. He was unshod on the back, and he had suffered a leg injury that cracked his hoof from the tip all the way to the coronet that needed work. All his hooves were sharp, chipping, and overgrown. He also had numerous bite marks and cuts from being attacked by other horses, most likely because he was old, run down, and so little food was available. He had a terrible crush injury on his neck, some unknown front leg injury, cancer on his face, and if all this was not bad enough, someone had carved the initials “TX” into his hide with a knife. Yes, a knife. Bastards.
January 2013 – A 20-year-old gray mare was abandoned by its owner at an Arizona animal shelter. A vet who examined the horse believes the owner simply did not want to pay for medical bills necessary to treat the aging horse who had eye problems, as well as other issues including with her hooves and teeth.
An excellent video that shows how to do a complete and thorough grooming of your horse. If you are simply using a curry comb and body brush to brush off your horse, you may be surprised to learn that a full grooming involves a lot more. In fact, in this video, 14 steps shows a thorough grooming, which should be done on a daily basis, can take 45-60 minutes. But our horses are worth our time, aren’t they?
One of the reasons I particularly like the video below is because the instructor (Maylyn McEwan) offers in-depth explanations, demonstrations, and exercises for improvement. For example, she explains what happens when riders have trouble with the “chair position.” Even beginners can look at another ride and see someone in the chair position, but identifying when we do it is not as simple. Instructor explains when a rider falls into the chair position, they get behind the movement of the horse. The result is that the movement of the horse causes a rider to tip backwards. She shows how to correct this problem as well as offers exercises to help relax and strengthen your body to help you maintain a better seat.