So-called Rescues and their Constant Plea for “Bail”

When I was about six years old, I wanted a turtle. One of those tiny ones, the size of a quarter, that you bought at the five and ten. My father refused. He explained that every turtle they sold made it possible for them to buy five more. And that those turtles led terrible lives. […]

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What Kelsey Lefever taught us

Over the past week, my post Charges Against Kelsey Lefever Bring Deceptive Rescue Practices Out Into the Open, has received more than 17,000 views. For a post that’s more than three years old, that’s pretty amazing. Certainly the story bears repeating. Kelsey Lefever represented herself as a horse trainer who specialized in training and rehabbing […]

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Duet with Donkeyotee

Donkeyotee is one lucky donkey. His owner rescued him from an abusive situation when he was 4 1/2 months old and weighed only 60 pounds. It’s a touching story that is featured on the Moonlit Oaks Ranch Blog. Now eight years old, he seems to be a character and a half. Who would have thought […]

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Blue Seal helping Massachusetts horses in need.

Help the horses of Nevins Farm MSPCA facility in Methuen, Mass. simply by sending us the UPC codes clipped from each bag of Blue Seal Equine feed. Blue Seal Feed Company, in partnership with Dodge Grain, is helping to feed the horses of Nevins Farm, the equine will donate 20 cents per UPC code submitted, […]

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Warning: Keep this in mind before you give away your horse

I received the email below from someone in my area. I’ve removed the names mentioned as I cannot personally confirm what’s said but the story is all too familiar. In fact, a little more than a year ago, a woman at my barn almost gave her pony to someone like this for a dollar (When […]

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When you have to give up your horse

For several years I’ve worked with CANTER New England, an organization that helps retiring racehorses find new jobs away from the track. In that environment, there’s always the worry that a horse will go to auction (and potentially to slaughter) if it is no longer competitive at the track. For many trainers it is a […]

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