It Can Happen to Any Horse

People who have known me for a long time will remember my magnificent Trakehner gelding, Kronefurst. But hardly any knows how close he came to being auctioned off to pay back board. It's a story worth retelling because it shows you how quickly even a much loved, well bred, sound horse can find himself in …

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The Rescue Conundrum

UPDATE: LS Black Bear was purchased by All The Kings Horses Equine Rescue.  They accept donations on their website. I donated and am glad this horse is safe. All across the country, horses are going through low end auctions, fueled by the threat that the horses will sell to kill buyers and be shipped for …

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The Road to Recovery after the Lilac Fire

https://www.facebook.com/SanDiegoUnionTribune/videos/10155881912586113/ Horse trainer Joe Herrick and Lovely Finish, his filly, who were both burned at the San Luis Rey Downs Training Center in Bonsall on December 7 during the Lilac fire. The trainer lost six other horses in the fire but he and Lovely Finish managed to escape together, although both suffered extensive burns. Herrick …

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Not all Heroes Wear Capes

https://www.facebook.com/leonel.smithors.5/videos/1704055856329056/ Not again. Wild fires are out of control, this time in Southern California and horse owners and rescuers are scrambling to get their horses out of the way of the raging fires in Southern California to safety. Sadly, first responders report that some horses have died in their stalls (which is why in the …

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Pony’s life transformed by rescue

https://www.facebook.com/ComebackAnimalsDodo/videos/1157443484357256/ It's hard to imagine the level of ignorance -- or downright cruelty -- which would result in letting a pony's feet to grow into curlicue horns. It's likely his feet hadn't been trimmed in a decade. That's right, 10 years. Poly and a horse, now named Everest, were kept out of sight from the …

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