By WALT BOGDANICH of the New York Times “This is only a ticking time bomb…” Early on the morning of May 26, Kristen Williams and her daughter, Katie, arrived at a barn on the grounds of the Devon Horse Show, where elite competitors in full dress have entertained […]
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for SFTHH. Here’s an excerpt: About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. SFTHH was viewed about 550,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 10 years for that many people to see it. SFTHH […]
By Jonathan Phelps Staff writer for the Salem News “Jessica loved everything about horses…” “Today is ‘Feel Good Sunday‘ and we fully intend to fulfill our weekly commitment to supply our readers with a story that will help to uplift spirits and recharge the soul, today shall hopefully not disappoint but this […]
Story by Susan Salk as published in Off-Track Thoroughbreds Fleet of Angels born online and now rolling on asphalt Fleet Of Angels (www.fleetofangels.org) was launched with the singular purpose to connect a warm-hearted volunteer convoy of horse-haulers to prospective horse adopters, who simply lack the resources to transport these needy animals, […]
By Matt Driscoll as published in the Daily Weekly “Vickery Eckhoff took the opportunity to set the record straight” Last week Benjamin Taylor took to The Daily Weekly to note the recent unanimous vote by the Snohomish County Council banning horse slaughtering for human consumption. Many, it seems, […]
as published in the DVM360.com Preliminary laboratory tests indicate that contaminated hay is the culprit The ingestion of the highly toxic plant whorled milkweed is suspected to have caused the death of 19 horses at the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse Inmate Program (WHIP) facility in […]
Fighting the Good Fight for the Horses and Burros Takes a Toll on Free Time “John Holland, president of the Equine Welfare Alliance and covert owner of Howling Ridge Film and Fertilizer Co., has been entertaining us with equine holiday videos over the years. But this year we […]
Today is Sunday, precisely one week before Christmas so I tender for you, this day, an original equine related Christmas story. But today’s story tugs at my personal heart-strings with more vigor than necessary. This tale was written several years ago, immediately after the loss of my German Shepherd companion, Nikki. With her passing many creatures were living with a gap in their hearts, this feeling does not only apply to humans but to our animal companions as well. Her partner in arms and constant friend was Terry’s good buddy, Kenny, a massive white Shepherd that cried, howled and looked for Nikki weeks after her departure. The story that follows was one I wrote as Kenny and I tried to find our way through our sadness and grief and is forever alive in our book “Straight from the Horse’s Heart”. The hole is still there but both of us learned to live with it, except that today the hole in my heart is much wider as our good friend and trusty companion, Kenny, crossed over the bridge on Friday, December 16th 2011. We miss him, even the horses wonder where the evening guardian is that watched over the barn while they ate…it is now so empty without the bouncing, forever happy German Shepherd.
Twas the night before Christmas on our public land
not a Mustang was stirring, knowing what was at hand.
They huddled in fear hoping someone would care,
in hopes that the advocates soon would be there.
On the first day of Christmas,
Ken Salazar gave me
One rogue BLM agency.