At the end of January the equine world was alerted to a dispersal sale of 100 neglected at risk horses in Armstrong BC Canada. Horse Sense re-blogged a re-blogged post you can see it here 100 horses, at risk and negelected, going up for auction. Well the results are in and the good news is
"not a single one of the horses was sold for meat!"
You can read the full article over at Paw Mane Fin ~ Homes Found for Armstrong Horses
Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word about these horses, your blog posts, facebook shares, Twitter retweets etc are so very valuable.
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and a friend,
man would perish."
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I was sent this new article today and it made me so sad.
Horse and Man has many wonderful and supportive Canadian readers so this shout-out is for them. If you Canadian Readers know of any reputable Rescue that is going to go to the
is sale, please let me know. I really want to help facilitate those who are on the ground helping. But I don’t know who is helping at this point. If there is anything Horse and Man can do, please let us know.
So, with all the debates on Facebook lately about helmet or no helmet or even inadequate helmets while riding I thought I’d share this and please feel free to post it forward. This is a picture of my friends head. This happened while sitting quietly on her horse at a show. She had her approved helmet on but had not fastened the chin strap. The helmet was fitted and new just as it should be but it didn’t help her due to it not being properly secured. While sitting quietly herhorse took a step back and tripped over the edge of a trailer ramp that had been left down, her horse fell and in its scramble to get up STOOD on her HEAD. Her helmet had come off in the fall and Karen’s skull was crushed, and yes that is a hoof print on her head.
I was extremely lucky to visit Karen in hospital after she was released from intensive care. I say lucky because I should have been paying my last respects at her funeral as the surgeons didn’t know if she would pull through.
After the incident Karen was left with muscular weakness, crippling headaches and lost her sense of smell. On top of this her short term memory was lost and some long term. She had a young daughter and husband whom she couldn’t remember and was extremely confused for a time after the accident. Now, ask her if she would ever consider riding with out a helmet or if she would put her daughter at risk by allowing her to ride with out one. Is vanity really worth risking this for.
Found via http://equineink.com/ who found this on Facebook with the request to post it forward.
A MULE makes it to the US Dressage Finals in Kentucky!
Laura Hermanson has been training and working with mules for over 10 years, she has an enormous passion for mules and believes anything is possible with them.
Laura and 12 year old Heart B Dyna competed throughout the year at 3 star sanctioned shows earning scores up to 75% qualifiying for both the CDS state and USDF regional championships they were then invited to The US Dressage Finals. The USDF invites the top two equines at each level from every region throughout the country as well as a wildcard based on scores.
This is the first time in history a mule has been invited to the USDF Finals!
But Laura Hermanson didn't have the finances to travel to Lexington, undaunted she started a GoFundMe campaign raising an incredible $10,085. People as far afield as Slovenia, Germany, South America and Columbia donated to get this pair to The US Dressage finals.