06 Sep
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Hurricanes and Horses – things to consider.

Hurricane Houston reminded us all that Mother Nature is frightening and dangerous force, not just to human – but to equines.  Ideally, before the hurricane strikes, you will have ample time to evacuate and transport your horses, pets and yourself to a safer location.  However, in many cases evacuation is not possible.  While it is […]

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06 Sep
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#DonkeyDerby ~ Attire, Schedule and Controlled Chaos

#DONKEYDERBY The Donkey Derby is now only days away.  We are fairly overly organized, but since we are organizing donkeys – the bar is low and we are just hoping for Organized-Choas….the donkeys are so cute and wonderful, the day will be fun regardless of how organized or disorganized we are. WEATHER While most people […]

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23 Aug
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Rendering Horses versus Slaughtering Horses

States regulate the disposal of animal carcasses. There are many options including burial, composting, incineration, rendering and bio-digestion. The cost of these methods range from $75 and $2000. According to the Unwanted Horse Coalition, the cost of euthanasia and carcass disposal is $385 per horse.  Rendering is one of the less expensive options, ranging between […]

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05 Jun
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Loose Horses at Auction

There is often a group of “Loose Horses” at horse auctions.  These horses are so unwanted that no one even bothered to see if they were halter-broke or broke to ride. They are chased into a ring (loose); most have signed papers and will sell immediately to the killbuyers.  If a horse appears in the […]

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23 May
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6 reasons for unwanted horses in America.

Killbuyers are a symptom of the problem.  They are not the cause of slaughter.  Too many horses, not enough homes are the reason for 177,000 unwanted horses in the United States, and over 130,000 horses shipping to slaughter each year.  Below are 6 reasons we have unwanted horses: Today’s riders take lessons and are less […]

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15 May
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Horse Auctions – What you should know….

I wish more people would jump in their truck and head to their local auction, outbid a killbuyer and bring a lucky horse home.  It’s really not hard to do!   In fact, it’s easy and a very rewarding experience.  Here are some simple instructions to get you started on an auction adventure that may […]

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15 May
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If the leaders don’t change, neither will the conditions for unwanted horses.

It’s hard to see so many equestrians turn a blind eye to the horses they love.  I contact leaders in the equestrian industry to solicit support and propagate the message of unwanted horses and responsible ownership.   Most times my emails and calls are ignored.  I understand I am as unpopular as a telemarketing calling […]

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15 May
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The Real Truth about New Holland

On the first day that New Holland began to enforce their “No Photos.  No Video” policy, I showed up late and completely unaware that an announcement had been made earlier prohibiting the use of cell phone cameras and videos.  I  climbed from the truck with my phone in hand, Livestreaming to Facebook so that followers […]

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08 May
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What you should know about Amazon, Google and Facebook

Google stopped searching for answers, and just start providing them   I assume that since the world population asks Google to search for over 3.5 billion answers per day that we are likely asking repetitive questions.   Google has figured that out all the answers to all of our questions and most times circumvents the […]

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