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Do not sell, adopt, or give your horse to anyone on this list

Please share this article to anyone about to sell, adopt, or give away a horse: Do not buy or sell horses for the following list of people in the United States and Canada – article with a large list of people that buy horses to sell for slaughter/meat (kill buyers). My tweet (please re-tweet): Do not buy, sell, or adopt #horses to any of these people in the United States & Canada http://ow.ly/oaKgL they are kill buyers PlsRT Related articles Wild horse roundup in Nevada is canceled amid outrage, fears over ‘stealth’ slaughter Esquire:Wild Horse Chaos, Thanks to Obama Horse butchered alive and remains left in Miami-Dade driveway Wild Horse Chaos, Thanks to Obama Stop the Opening of Horse Slaughter Plants
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Cowboys, Cowgirls, Cattle, and Thoroughbreds to Cut Loose at Pimlico

When the Retired Racehorse Training Project announced that 26 Thoroughbred ex-racehorses would appear at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, Maryland to demonstrate their talent for second careers, nobody envisioned a western invasion of Maryland hunt country. The majority of the demonstrations at the October 5 and 6 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium will feature the traditional English sports that Thoroughbreds have excelled in for centuries, but today RRTP announced that the western disciplines will move in on Pimlico in a big way. “When one of our trainers, Dale Simanton, requested some cattle for his demonstration at Pimlico, we all thought he was kidding,” said RRTP president Steuart Pittman. “We didn’t think our friends at Maryland Jockey Club would let cattle anywhere near their racetrack, but we were wrong. So we had a conference call with Dale and his crew and decided he should not bring just one ranch horse, he should bring as many as he could fit in his trailer so we could host a full ranch rodeo demonstration.” Dale’s South Dakota ranch is home to Gate to Great, a program that retrains Thoroughbreds off the track to do the ranch work typical of western cattle operations.  The ranch is […]
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NO Laminitis Equine Conference September 27 through 29 Jacksonville Oregon

ECIR Group Inc. NO Laminitis! Conference,  September 27-29 Once considered a death sentence, Laminitis is often the first sign that leads to a diagnosis of Equine Cushing’s disease or Insulin Resistance. This conference, in Jacksonville, Oregon, will provide new and emerging information to help recognize how laminitis can be prevented and treated. It will provide background, new and emerging information on equine insulin resistance and pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (Cushing’s Disease), including drug, nutritional management and hoof physiology and function. Full lecture schedule at http://www.nolaminitis.org/program. The Early Bird deadline has come and gone, but there is still time to purchase tickets. If you are thinking about joining us, don’t miss the September 18th ticket-purchase deadline . http://www.nolaminitis.org/ We are significantly ahead of the 2011 Conference early bird registrations. Thank you. It is so helpful to know you are attending! Special thanks to our Benefactors: Platinum Benefactors Soft Ride Boots Auburn Labs – APF Emerald Valley Natural Health Gold Benefactors California Trace Black Horse Consulting Horse Tech My Best Horse New England Equine Balance The Cranneys at Oak Ranch Stables, California Anderson Feed – Nuzu Feed Yank Gulch Equine Omega Fields Triple Crown Nutrition Ontario Dehy Uckele Health and Nutrition Equicast […]
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Purina Hitched to Budweiser Clydesdales as Nutrition Partner

Research-backed nutrition programs help develop horses for current and future Clydesdale hitches ST. LOUIS, June XX, 2013 – As the iconic eight-horse Budweiser Clydesdale hitches continue their uninterrupted tours across America, there is a company behind the scenes helping the horses stay healthy and nutritionally sound – Purina Animal Nutrition. The company partners with Anheuser-Busch to provide nutritional support for the Budweiser Clydesdale horses at Grant’s Farm in St. Louis, Mo. and assistance on the road as the famous horses stop at local events throughout the country. This partnership allows each Budweiser Clydesdale to showcase the quality and care it takes to be part of the legendary eight-horse hitch. Anheuser-Busch breeds the Clydesdales with the goal of eventually selecting them for the company’s famous traveling hitches. At Grant’s Farm, a 45-plus acre Clydesdale training farm, Purina runs feeding programs designed to promote healthy growth and development, to give young Clydesdales the best chance to one day be selected for the hitch. To qualify for a hitch, a Budweiser Clydesdale must stand 72 inches at the shoulder when fully mature and weigh at least 2,000 pounds. The program plays a key role in helping young horses achieve their potential while maintaining […]
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Horse Movie Our Wild Hearts Now on VOD and DVD

OUR WILD HEARTS is NOW available VOD and DVD A new exciting movie about coming of age that is perfect for horse lovers – OUR WILD HEARTS, which stars Ricky Schroder and his family Andrea, Cambrie, Holden and Luke.  Please take a look at the trailer below and let me know your thoughts.  We’d love for you to post about the DVD release which is now available on VOD and exclusively available at Walmart. DETAILS: OUR WILD HEARTS is NOW available VOD and DVD. The film stars Ricky Schroder and his family – Andrea, Cambrie, Holden and Luke. OUR WILD HEARTS first premiered on the Hallmark Channel. TRAILER:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rQqq65awPA SYNOPSIS: Willow (Cambrie Schroder), a determined young teenager, is obsessed with the idea of meeting the father she never knew. She leaves her cushy life in Malibu to travel to the Sierra Nevada mountains, where she pays a surprise visit to Jack (Ricky Schroder), a rugged cowboy who has no idea he’s a father. As the two struggle to bond, Willow makes a connection with a wild mustang, Bravo. Jack wants to capture and tame the magnificent horse but Willow is convinced he needs to be free. Will the wild stallion […]
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The Foal Project Visits The Niche Gallery in Saratoga Springs New York

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“THE FOAL PROJECT” VISITS THE NICHE GALLERY IN SARATOGA SPRINGS TO BENEFIT EQUINE ASSISTED THERAPIES and ATC GENERAL COMMUNITY FUND Meet the Artist Lisa Miller, August 1, Opening Reception 5 – 8 pm The Niche Gallery, located in the historic Collamer Building in downtown Saratoga Spring is proud to announce the opening of “The Foal Project,” a series of beautiful images taken by photographer Lisa Miller.   These 40” x 60”signed and numbered limited edition pieces are printed on metal and are absolutely breathtaking! The “Foal Project,” which will be at The Niche through the end of August, is a not for profit traveling gallery show to raise awareness and funding for Equine Assisted Therapies.  The project is sponsored by Towne Ryan & Partners and the Nemer Motor Group.   During the local stay part of the show’s proceeds will also help to benefit the Adirondack Trust Company General Community Fund. There are 12 images in the Foal Project, captured by Lisa Miller.  The photos depict the moment of connection between a mare and her foal at birth. This moment of connection symbolizes the human-horse connection and the importance of recognizing these equine assisted therapies and how they are making a difference […]
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Horses are more than just horsepower they are intelligent

Horses are not just built to run, they can do more than we think. Most people believe that horses have a brain like the size of a walnut. The size gives us the idea that they do not think, are not conditioned-response animals, have no sense of concept. Guess what – equines are sensitive just like us. Horses are known to be independent thinking animals that like to be free to move about and not confined to small places. If you compare horses that are left in open fields to those that are kept in the, they will possess different  behaviors. The stall-bound horses behavior manifest in form of pacing around the stall, chewing on the walls, kicking and biting in order  to try to cope with stress. However, the horses on the open field will not show that kind of behavior as they are not acting against their will. Proof that horses think. Horses have different ways of showing that they can make use of their brains, for example, dressage. Dressage means training. It is one of the equestrian sports where the physical, mental and athletic ability of the horses are tested. They are expected to perform at there […]
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History Timeline of the Equine Barefoot Movement

A Timeline of the Barefoot Movement by Yvonne Welz The PDF file is a summary of some important equine barefoot events that are substantiated TheHorsesHoof.com, written as neutrally as possible. Most of the events listed in the PDF file took place in North America. Horses are not born with metal shoes on their hooves! Are you doing what is best for your horse’s hooves? How healthy are your horse’s feet? Learn more about the Barefoot Movement at TheHorsesHoof.com My tweet (please retweet): Do what is best for your horse! – A Timeline of the Barefoot Movement – #barefoot #horses #equines PlsRT http://ow.ly/n1KJ8  
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Arena Dust Control for Healthier Horses

Health of the Equine Respiratory System – “Create a healthy ARENA” Guess Article By Teri Clark Veterinarian medicine studies *agree prevention and maintenance is the key to dealing with respiratory problems in our horses. The respiratory system of horses Let’s begin with the respiratory system itself. Air enters the nostrils — quickly moisture and heat are added before it journeys to the trachea. Here turbinates’ trap larger particles as the first line-of-defense.  Leaving the trachea, air moves through numerous larger airways called the Bronchi then onto the smaller bronchioles.  Here fine hair like cilia and mucus cells line the air passages acting as the second particle collection agent.  A light thin layer of mucus is considered healthy. Intake ends at the alveolar sacs. Gas Exchange happens across this membrane, oxygen heads to the red blood cells (Oxygen is essential to organs and tissues) while carbon dioxide is expelled.  Carbon Dioxide is a by-product of energy production. The last soldier of defense is the alveoli; here cells called macrophages clean up the remaining inhaled irritants and contaminates. Overwhelming the lung’s defense system can decrease its ability to ward off respiratory infections, environmental or bacterial pollutants. Environmental contaminates include ammonia, DUST and […]
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Horse Blanket Care Can Save You Money and Help Your Horse

Musty moldy damp horse blankets and equine rugs can be a thing of the past. Everyone, from famous equine universities to respected horse journals and magazines, have weighed in on the question whether to blanket or not to blanket. Conclusively agreeing blankets are necessary under certain criteria. A dry warm horse has a better chance of staying healthy period. A dry horse blanket can help keep your horse comfortable and healthy. The weather has been powerful, strong and unpredictable over the last few years.  Horses in the wild seek rocky overhangs, dense brush and trees for protection. Farm horses need shelter from the wind, moisture and cold, using blankets, sheds and buildings as protection. Blizzards, snow showers, sleet, freezing rain and rain showers are all very difficult on horses as noted by Marcia Hathaway PhD. Typically, in winter the horse’s coat thickens and the pilo erector muscles make the coat’s hair form tents absorbing heat from the sun and trapping it providing an insulation barrier from the cold. When Nature adds wind the situation gets dicey; (“When to Blanket your Horse- Horse and Rider Oct 2000 by Melissa Hower-Moritz PhD) separating the hairs and breaking the seal, which greatly reduces […]
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