Heroes of California

California wild fires have displaced thousands and killed far too many. On Monday, these people — many of whom had never touched a horse before — helped evacuate these horses to safety. Are you looking for ways to help? Two Facebook resource groups, Napa/Sonoma Fires Animal Evacuations and Solano County Horse/Livestock Fire Evacuation Help Page, […]

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Pony’s life transformed by rescue

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 public […]

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When drivers are dangerousII

It’s gotten to the point where I hate riding on the sides of roads because so many drivers are either clueless about horses or downright evil. Giving the majority the benefit of the doubt, I think a lot of drivers simply think of horses as machines, like bicycles, and don’t understand that driving by them […]

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The kindness of strangers

I came across this photo and story on Facebook — The bond between the police officer and his horse is so clearly shown. It’s amazing how eloquently the horse has expressed its trust in its rider and the comfort it gets from being with someone he trusts. Here’s the back story to t the photo […]

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An OTTB rescue success story

Great article yesterday on the New York Times Racing Blog about Philotimo, an OTTB who was rescued from a neglect situation. Glad to see the good news stories featured — a soft landing for the gelding and responsible former racing owners who stepped up to the plate and helped fund his rehab. Of course, there’s […]

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A tornado survivor

Trickles of good news are appearing in Oklahoma as people write about family members found alive, horses that survived and other pets that are reunited with their owners. Tornado damage can be very specific and very random. One neighborhood will be devastated while another, close by is left untouched. When we lived in the Cleveland […]

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