By MARGARET REIST / Lincoln Journal Star “Since she didn’t finish her career, maybe the horse could finish it for her,” LINCOLN, Neb. – Skinny was Vicki Bourg’s horse from the moment she first climbed on his back, sometime after the Burwell Rodeo where she met Jesse Roberts. […]
“Feel Good Sunday” takes on a special flavor for me, today, because I am home with family and friends after yet another month of globetrotting half way across the world in an effort to provide for those who I leave behind when I travel. And as luck would have it I will be able to share Thanksgiving at our southeast Texas ranch with our equine family as well; for this I am doubly thankful as my spirit needs to be recharged in the manner that only close contact with our equine children can accomplish.
So in preparation to set my mind right and to seek out an appropriate story to share I spent some quality, private time in the barn with the boys, this morning, so that my head would be re-calibrated; and as I listened to the soft munching of hay and gentle nickers swirling around me it became clear that I should share a story I had written several years ago, of just such a moment, a point in time that is easy to re-create and to draw upon when living with horses. With that realization I will set my jet lagged mind free and share with you a story of a like experience pulled from the pages of our book, Straight from the Horses Heart, and go back out to enjoy the company of the characters of said book minus/plus one. Enjoy and keep the faith, may the Force of the Horse® be with you.” ~ R.T.
Brave or Brutal? Arrogant or Ignorant? Princess Anne Calls for More Debate on Horse Slaughter’s Role in Welfare of All Horses
A few weeks ago, she was the darling of The Jurga Report. Readers and Facebook friends were touched by Great Britain’s Princess Anne’s recent decision to source her new riding horse from the collection of adoptables housed at a rehoming center run by World Horse Welfare.
She was the royal face for Doing What’s Right in the horse world. This week, many think she’s turned her back on welfare ethics with a call to debate the place of horse slaughter in the bigger picture of neglected and unwanted horses.
WASHINGTON — The United States Anti-Doping Agency is the last and best hope to return safety and integrity to the troubled sport of thoroughbred racing, members of the industry told Congress at a hearing Thursday.
“50 years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed; a moment frozen in time for many us. To personally explain in more detail would easily date me but a recent CNN video report takes away a moment that stayed with me, too. In honor of JFK, we respectfully share it with you and likewise, offer up a moment of silence for the premature passing of a President. In God we Trust. Keep the Faith.” ~ R.T.
Source: Unedited BLM Press Release less Headline and Biline Death, Injury and Loss of Freedom Planned for Federally Protected Wild Horses The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office will begin a wild horse gather in the Adobe Town and Salt Wells Creek (ATSW) Herd Management […]
SOURCE: COURTHOUSE NEWS SERVICE Wild Horse Management Suit Bucked by Judge By ANNIE YOUDERIAN (CN) – The government’s decision to rein in the wild horse population on Montana’s Pryor Mountain did not violate environmental law, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge James Gwin dismissed a challenge by […]